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9-Gamut Technique for Calming Stress and Negative Emotions

Let’s face it. Being a business owner can be stressful–a lot! And often requires stepping out of our comfort zone to try new things, take risks, and put ourselves out there, which naturally initiates a feeling of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. 

These emotions can cause us to procrastinate on taking action, diminish our creative thinking, drain our confident energy when communicating with others, and engage in unproductive habits–all sabotaging our potential to be and achieve our best.

But how do you stop that “emotion train” once it’s “left the station?” It can seem impossible, even if you’re consciously telling yourself to “snap out of it.”

My go-to technique is EFT (emotional freedom techniques) and I’d like to share with you one of its derivatives, the 9-Gamut Technique, in a quick tutorial video.

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The Biggest Score Yet for Energy Psychology’s Validation!
(Guest Blog, Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP)

Woohoo! Big news!! One method of Energy Psychology (TFT) has now been accepted as an evidence-based treatment for things like Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders and Symptoms, Self-Regulation, and Personal Resilience/Self-Concept.

This means the field of Energy Psychology is finally moving off the “woowoo” list and onto the scientifically validated list.

Why you should care about this:

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Is Your “Money Thermostat” Set Too Low?

Have you hit an income ceiling in your business (or job) that you just can’t get past?

* Do you find it hard to raise your rates yet are barely getting by with what you do charge?

* Do you have a hard time holding on to money, especially when you finally get to a certain amount?

* Do you feel like you have to “work harder/more” to make more money?

These are all signs that you have a “stuck” money setpoint. And until you raise your money thermostat, you will continue to experience this barrier to earning–and keeping–more of those dollars. 

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It might seem like a bold statement, but I believe that the majority of all success or failure in any endeavor is a direct result of what’s happening in your head and heart, which I explain succinctly through the TEAR formula.

Understanding and following the TEAR formula will make you exponentially more likely to achieve your goals. Conversely, failure to understand and follow this formula is likely to lead to a failure to achieve your goals.

This is why it is the cornerstone of all I teach and do, and those who work with me are people who get this concept (and if they don’t, I cannot work with them).

This “secret to success” formula can be described like this:

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Motivation—here today, gone tomorrow.

What is motivation and why does everyone want to "get" it? Why do we think we have to have it in order to start or finish something? Why does it seem so elusive or fleeting?

I think it's important to answer those questions before I share with you 5 top ways I have learned and used successfully for myself and with my clients over the years. This will give you a better basis for understanding why the techniques work and be willing to try them out.

And if you can learn what motivation is, where it comes from (and why it leaves), and how to get it when you need it to accomplish something, you can achieve more of what you want to in your business–and your personal life.

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oh no faceOh No–I Lost A Client When I Raised My Rates!

One of my clients recently sent me an email telling me she lost her first long-time client as a result of her fee increase and change in service structure. She said it didn't feel good.

We made these changes in order to grow her business and help people in a bigger way, and devised a plan to phase her long-time, loyal clients into the new structure and fees and communicate with them about the changes and the benefits to them.  

She was totally congruent about the change, and until now all of her current clients were okay with it as well. But when she encountered the first one who said they would not be continuing to come see her, the "Oh no!" thought came in and she started to doubt and feel bad/sad about losing someone she had worked with and developed a relationship with over the years. Here's some perspective and a tapping script I shared with her:

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Do You Ever Feel Like "Throwing in the Towel" on Your Business?

A client sent me an email today after having a few things happen that day that seemed to pile up into a feeling of frustration. "I just want to give it up. I am tired of over working. Wondering if this is what I am supposed to do. Why hasn't my business taken off after 6 years?"

Have you ever said things like this to yourself when a series of events occurred that made you feel angry or deflated? I know I have.

We can all have those days that seem to beat us down–in business and in our personal lives. And it seems bigger and more raw in the moment than it usually really is in the grander scheme of things.

Remember that circumstances and emotions are temporary. And you have the ability to change them. How? This was my advice to her:

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Here Are Some of My Favorite Resources for Business, Mindset & Manifesting

Business Tools/Resources (Business Marketing Help)

Autoresponder, newsletters, blog broadcasts, leads database — AWeber
(Use this link to get a 30-day test drive for $1)

Email Marketing $19/Month!

Online Appointment Scheduler — GenBook
(Use this link and my promocode: LISASMITH1 to get 30 days free plus 15% discount on service)

Online file storage and sharing (documents, audios, pictures) — Dropbox
Always have your stuff when you need it wherever you are with @Dropbox. Sign up for free!



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Are You Hanging Out with Turkeys or Eagles?

Hi all! Just a quick blog post today 'cuz I'm getting ready to head to bed after a long 12-hour day at a business training seminar with my 7-figure business coach, Pamela Bruner, in Atlanta, Georgia.

I've been able to connect again with my Mastermind Group along with some awesome and really successful peeps that I formerly only knew on line–Matthew Goldfarb, Re Perez, Gene Montaraselli, Cynthia Kersey, and Margaret Lynch (if you don't know who any of these people are, Google them and connect with them through their online resources!) Here's a picture of me with them at dinner Thursday night (except Cynthia and Margaret).

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Is Your Mind More Weeds Than Flowers?

In a session the other day with a client, I was attempting to find a metaphor to describe the process of creating change in the mind and the techniques I use to do that.

If you've got a mind that is overgrown with barren ground and weeds (negative thoughts), it's going to be hard to grow anything there. Yet a spot clear of weeds and with soil that is rich, sown & filled with lots of nutrients can grow flowers, vegetables, herbs, or anything else it desires.

The challenge is how to pull the weeds that are invariably there, and how to get the flowers growing. For some solutions to this dilemma, and what helped my client, read on.

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