Recently I watched a video about Jennifer Bricker who was abandoned as a baby because she was born with no legs. After seeing gold medalist Dominique Moceanu, a gold-medal winner in tumbling, Jennifer decided she wanted to learn to tumble. She not only learned, she won titles and competed in the Junior Olympics. When I watched her tumbling and saw how she didn’t accept herself as limited, I thought about the excuses people use that hold them back. What’s your excuse?
The concept of “Less-Than” has come up a few times in the last week – it’s something a lot of people deal with. In my book, Build Your Money Muscles, I talk about the three basic positions: Less than Enough, Just Enough, and More than Enough. The goal is to get to More than Enough. In this episode I talk about something that happened to me recently that had me examining – and releasing – habitual less-than feelings.
How Your Childhood Experience of Touch Influences Your Business and Finances
In past episodes, I’ve talked about the need for connection and how that need often leads to bad decision making. In this episode, I take the idea a step farther and examine how our need for touch can affect our business and our finances, especially when it comes to under-earning. Read more
The Power Word Technique is used to reprogram your subconscious so you can let go of old beliefs, emotions, and behaviors that are holding you back. Learn how to apply it to issues such as procrastination. Read more
I have listened to a lot of teleclasses and webinars by highly successful Internet marketers and business owners touting the systems they are selling to help people rapidly build a six-figure income.
I’m sure that these systems have a lot of value, but there’s something they’re missing.
The pitch goes something like this, I’ve done it, and you can too. I’ll show you what I did, and all you have to do is follow the plan.
But here’s what’s missing: Building a successful business or practice requires certain personality traits and skills, and these programs rarely talk about the personality traits. Let’s look at what is required. Read more
A researcher at a Netherlands university conducted a study to see if women who want to lose weight are more motivated if they see a picture of a skinny model. The volunteers were given diaries to note what they ate and when. Half the volunteers got a diary with a skinny model on the cover and every page. The other half received a diary with a logo.
The results: The women with the diary with the skinny-model picture actually were not able to lose weight or gained weight, while those with the logo diaries lost weight.
The conclusion: The researchers said that “repeated exposure to models with unrealistic body sizes changes the dieter’s belief about the attainability of a thinner self.” This demotivates the dieters and they tend to move away from rather than towards their goal.
How does this relate to your finances? Read more
Uncertainty caused by economic conditions, political conflicts, and extreme weather events is making lots of people nervous and stimulating feelings of vulnerability. The erratic up-and-down movement of the United States stock market is a perfect mirror of this uncertainty.
Because of everything that’s going on in the world, it’s important that you use all available tools to help you deal emotionally with current events, and one of the most effective is the energy psychology technique Be Set Free Fast (BSFF). This simple technique allows you to quickly shift your emotions from fear and anxiety to a more peaceful state.
I first started using BSFF in 2002. I had been using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with my clients and for myself, then decided to have a few sessions with Larry Nims, the creator of BSFF, to see what it was like. I immediately found it to be effective and liked it better than EFT because I could treat so many more issues and subtleties of issues in rapid succession. I still like it better because no tapping is involved, which makes it easier to use in a meditative state, which I prefer. Read more
- When you look at your bank balance, do you feel uncomfortable?
- When you get a bunch of bills, do you want to just ignore them?
- Do you tend to compare your earnings to the perceived income of others?
- Do you usually think that your income or net worth is inadequate?
These are all symptoms of financial shame, and if any of these apply to you, I can assure you you’re not alone. When I first make contact with coaching clients or people on my programs, the most common feeling they express about their money is shame.
In our “more” society, finding personal satisfaction with your financial position is difficult. Advertising through all forms of media often perpetrates the message that you should earn more, own more, achieve more, and be more. For many people, this leads to feelings of inadequacy and shame Read more
Financial blocks are caused by old emotions and limiting beliefs. My goal has been to find techniques that allow for the rapid elimination of these blocks so that you can create a comfortable, prosperous life for yourself.
I have been using two techniques in the emerging field of Energy Psychology that can help you quickly and easily overcome your financial blocks. They are Be Set Free Fast (BSFF), developed by Larry Nims, Ph.D. and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), developed by Gary Craig.
Be Set Free Fast (BSFF)
BSFF is a highly focused method for treating virtually any kind of discomfort. This is done by eliminating from your subconscious both self-limiting beliefs and the emotional roots of the discomforts. Read more