How To Love Your Numbers

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????It is surprising to me how many solo entrepreneurs put blinders on when it comes to their financial reports. Cash flow projections, income statements, ROI tell the story of your profit or loss, and provide necessary information to help you manage cash flow, implement marketing strategies, and make investment decisions.

If your eyes just glazed over, or your mind went into overwhelm, then today’s #TappyBreak is a must for you.

“One of the pillars of entrepreneurial success is: know your numbers.” ~ Ande Lyons

Get rid of your money shame, fear and ignorance. If you want to be in the black, you’ve got to know your numbers! It is actually rather empowering to know them. You can make informed decisions, set realistic goals, and have a more defined sense of purpose and priority with your schedule.

When you show your numbers some love, respect and attention you will watch your bottom line rise. It’s like any relationship, the more you cultivate it, the better it gets.

I will admit, I wasn’t very attentive to my numbers the first few years in business. Then I hired a bookkeeper. Even though I took this very necessary step, I did not embrace the opportunity as fully as I could have. Every month she would send me my reports and I would ignore them – not very loving at all.

On the months when she would meet with me to go over the reports, business improved. So now I have a monthly date with my reports.

My weekly date is with my cash flow projections spreadsheet. I get pretty motivated to pick up the phone when I know that my numbers for that month aren’t up to snuff.

Jessica Vienneau of Above The Barr is my rocking bookkeeper.

Ande Lyons of Possibility Partners created a customized 12 month cash flow statement for my business and will help you out too.

If you are still here reading, there’s hope for you. So join me for this episode of #TappyBreak to tap through the barriers you have to knowing, embracing and loving your numbers.

How To Love Networking

networkingSome people are born networkers. You watch them move easily around a crowd, sharing information, connecting people, and seem like they actually enjoy it. While others dread the word.

Then there are those people who, as soon as you see them coming your way, you want to escape. You know the ones, the walk up to you, stick out their business card, tell you who they are and what they do, and not once even feign interest in you.

Networking is a way to meet potential clients, resource referrals, collaborators, and service providers who can help you. Networking is not about walking away with a sale.

However, it is uncomfortable for many people to attend events or even understand why they should attend them. Then there is the issue of finding the right networking venues for you. There are monthly meetings, weekly obligatory networking groups, conferences, training, social media, to name a few. These are planned events for the purpose of “networking.”

But in reality every day you are networking.

I have found that the way you view and you approach networking and the mindset you have about it makes all the difference.

So in this episode of #TappyBreak, we will tap on the negative aspects and mindsets that you have around networking. We will tap on reframing a more positive, open, holistic and successful approach to networking.

In the end you will lose the stress and anxiety around networking and feel more confident and inspired going to your next event.

Be warned, you may even start to enjoy networking!

 

I Did Everything Right, So What Went Wrong?

i followed the rules!  ???Have you followed all the rules and still, you are not seeing your desired or expected results? This happens in your personal life and in your professional life.

I hear this all the time. I did what I was supposed to do, so what happened? I didn’t receive the promotion. My marriage ended. There are not enough clients to pay the bills. My mother still can’t be happy for my success. Fill in your own _________.

Have you experienced any of the following?

  • You invested in a coaching program that has left you disappointed, frustrated, and confused? You invested in yourself. You invested in your business. You followed the blueprint, step by step. You followed your coach’s advice to the T. It worked for them. Yet, here you are with less than desirable results.
  • You give more than 100% in your job. You consistently came in early day after day, stayed late to meet deadlines, accepted more and more responsibility and yet the promotion went to someone else.
  • You wrote your proposal, had several friends edit your manuscript, submitted it by the letter to your top ten list of publishers, and nothing – so you decided to self-publish, and still nothing.

The list could go on and on. Everyone has their own story of following the rules and not getting what you want.

That can leave you feeling resentful, angry, frustrated, disappointed, and utterly confused. What is a person to do?

Join me Thursday for #TappyBreak!

First you will identify where YOU followed the rules and it didn’t work. Then, be guided through a tapping sequence voicing how you feel about this experience until the emotion is neutral. Finally you will reach a place of peace, freedom, new perspective, and excitement.

You might be surprised to discover what else may pop up or what insights are revealed to you – nuggets!

So if you are game, and ready to unearth and put to rest the hold that following the rules have had on you, join me for #TappyBreak.

 

 

It’s Not Always Easy To Be Grateful

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It’s Thanksgiving here in the states – a time to gather with friends and family and express how thankful you are.  But the truth is, there are a lot of people who are not grateful and who do not enjoy the holidays.

So what’s a person to do surrounded by the advice to be grateful.  Focus on what’s good in your life.  Where you put your attention is what you will see more in your life.  Develop an attitude of gratitude.  Keep a gratitude journal.  Every day choose something for which you are grateful.

All great advice and I’ve given it often myself.  I believe all of these words and live by and practice them myself.

I also know it can be quite challenging.  So today, I offer you a way to be honest with how you feel AND gracefully shift into a more grateful state.

This week I am sharing a post from Erin Holt Health.  It’s about gratitude and I wanted to share it with you. I am  not sure I could have said it any better!    Erin is a holistic nutritionist, a yoga teacher, a new mom and my daughter.  I think you’ll enjoy her post as much as I did and hopefully walk away with a new perspective.

Oh, and there’s a tapping video from me to help you  gracefully move into gratitude.

I suppose it’s a little cliché to talk about being grateful this week.  But I’m doing it anyway.

Last week I sent you an email detailing the craziness of the past few months. I got a lot of responses from that email telling me to keep my head up, that it would get easier, that I was doing a great job.

First of all, thank you for the responses.  You’re awesome.

Secondly, don’t you worry about me.  I’m good.  Really, I am!  A few short weeks ago, though?  Ehhhh…not so good.

Let me share how I turned this train around (hint: it’s an appropriate Thanksgiving tale).

About a month ago I caught myself complaining…a lot. I was exhausted, I was under some stress, and I was having a really hard time feeling excited about anything.  I was stuck in the weeds.

The problem was, all the complaining wasn’t helping me get out. It was just keeping me stuck. So I decided to slowly start clearing the weeds by reframing those complaints.

At 3am while on my 5th nursing of the night I thought, “I’m thankful for my exhaustion, because it means I have a healthy baby girl to love.”

While trying to squeeze my new hips into my old jeans I thought “I am grateful for my new body because it produces and sustains life” (incidentally, I’m also grateful for yoga pants).

While trying to coordinate utility installations with appliance deliveries I thought, “I’m happy to have a full plate, because it means we are creating a new home.”

I’m not going to tell you that my days changed – that my baby started sleeping through the night or my love handles went away or boxes unpacked themselves – but what did change was my attitude.  Once I started finding gratitude for my stressors, I realized they weren’t so bad. In fact, my life was pretty darn great.

I will be honest, this took – and continues to take – effort.  It’s actually much easier to sit and stew in your crap.  To stay in the weeds. But if you’re able to put a positive spin on your troubles, if you’re able to find gratitude for the yucky things in your life, then you can start to see the good more clearly. And that makes life feel more manageable.

It’s always important to be grateful for the good stuff.  The real magic happens when we can find gratitude for the not-so-good.  The struggles, the tough situations, the people that irritate us and the things we don’t like…it’s these challenges that make us grow.  They make us more adaptable, more compassionate – they make us better people.

Each year I read a poem during my Thanksgiving week yoga classes and each year several students ask for a copy of the poem to read aloud at their Thanksgiving table.  Below is that poem – maybe this year you can try it out during your holiday meal.

“Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.  If you did, what would there be to look forward to? 

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn. 

Be thankful for the difficult times.  During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character. 

Be thankful for your mistakes.  They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference. 

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.”

(Author Unknown)

I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Stay grateful, my friend!

xo

Erin and Cheri

Looking for some Thanksgiving inspiration?  Check out some of my favorite side dishes!  Please share with someone that you think would enjoy!

 

How To Stay Motivated When You Want to Give Up

VideoPlaceholder when is it my turnYou have put so much time, effort, energy, and money into building your business or reaching a particular goal. It hasn’t happened yet, and you are frustrated, disappointed, resentful, sad, angry, and STILL HOPEFUL. You are NOT READY TO GIVE UP.  BUT It’s been long enough. You see everyone around you succeeding, reaching goals, making money, doing live events – fill in your own blank here _____

Enough already! WHEN IS IT YOUR TURN?

All the positive thinking, speaking, and writing is only going to get you so far if underlying is a plethora of negative, mixed and unexpressed emotions going on. The truth is, you are feeling frustrated, disappointed, resentful, sad and angry so take a break, tap on the endpoints of your meridian system and voice those thoughts! Yes, acknowledge them once and for all and then MOVE ON with ease and grace to manifesting your intentions and goals.

Join me for  this #TappyBreak to clear the energy you are holding from not reaching your goals YET, and create the space for it to happen.

Shift Your Critical Voice From Critical to Inspirational

The past 4 episodes for #TappyBreak, we explored root chakra issues of safety from 4 different perspectives.

Releasing Your Hidden Fear Around Money

Releasing Fear of Financial Abundance

Why You Must Set Healthy Boundaries

How To Move From Disappointment to Confidence

CRITICAL VOICEToday I will move up to your second chakra. The sacral chakra’s focal points are your emotions, sexuality, creativity, pleasure, well-being, relationships and abundance. It represents your ability to go with the flow, be in grace and acceptance while allowing yourself to enjoy your life and achievements. However, you may find it difficult to recognize and celebrate what you have accomplished because of the negative voice that reminds of where you are falling short or failing.

One of the most important relationships you have is the one with yourself. Many people beginning in childhood have influenced this relationship. You have created beliefs; vows and a perception of who you are that can be quite critical.

What is your relationship with you? When you think thoughts about your goals, your business, and your value, are they kind words of encouragement or critical words that undermine your efforts and keep you stuck from finishing projects or even starting them.

Do you have a book inside of you waiting for your fingers to flow across the screen to bring it to completion?   Do you find yourself thinking or saying the following?

“I am not a good writer.”

“Who am I to write this book – the topic has already been covered.”

“I don’t have the time to write a book.”

Are you excited about a class you want to teach but won’t even put it on your calendar? What thoughts are stopping you?

Do you spend time each week in business building activities that generate revenue or get lost in the minutia of things that don’t really matter? What is your critical voice telling you?

I named my critical voice “Negative Nellie” years ago. Perhaps you have a name for your voice that criticizes, judges, and berates you. It’s not important to name this voice. What matters is being aware of it, acknowledging its message, and breaking the habitual cycle of its hurtful chatter.

Often this voice is such a constant companion, and one that you have had for so long it feels true to you. If you are ready to shift this voice from critical to inspirational, join me for #TappyBreak in this video.

Release Your Hidden Fear Around Money

The past 3 episodes for #TappyBreak, we explored root chakra issues of safety from 3 different perspectives.

Releasing Fear of Financial Abundance

Why You Must Set Healthy Boundaries

How To Move From Disappointment to Confidence

TB Fear Around Money ITThe root chakra is your first energy center through which all of our life force runs.  When this is blocked or stuck, it wreaks havoc in your life in many ways. Many spiritual teachers work on the upper chakras and ignore the foundation.  You manifest with your lower chakras.  The inspiration and ideas you have need to be grounded and sourced through a clear channel.

You may be aware that you don’t feel safe in certain areas, but the truth as I am constantly discovering within myself and with my clients is that often you have no idea that you don’t feel safe. There are many areas in your life where you may unconsciously not feel safe, and as entrepreneurs and business owners, this is an important place to explore.  Awareness is the key. If you can identify a fear, you can work with it.

I will share a personal story with you. For the past 20 years I have had a very rich life in many ways.  I am well provided for and I was able to manifest jobs, raises, stock options, investments, surprise money, generous divorce settlement, very generous current husband and successful business.  And although I have been and still am financially sound, I never felt like I was.

I was always worried that we would run out of money, or that there would not be enough, and that I did handle money well. I physically feel sick when I think of all the wealth I have had in my life and how I have wasted it with the poor decisions keeping me in an endless cycle.

I have tapped on the spirituality of money, the “I have to struggle mentality”, no one will love me, I will lose my relationship if I make money, I worked through blame, shame, not deserving it, feeling judged, judging others and not wanting to be that person. I have tapped away so much money junk and feel good about where I am, so you can imagine my surprise when this issue of not feeling safe with money popped up – surprised and relieved.  If it’s hiding out in our subconscious, it’s energetically contributing to running the show and usually with negative results.

I have worked the money issue from many perspective – oh what I tangled web I’ve woven around money, success, and SAFETY.  Yes, safety.  This post is not about all the different ways I have cleared the many money webs, but I wanted to share this with you because so much has shifted in the onward and upward world of my money, and yet it still blows me away when I discover another hidden nugget – most recently while I was tapping in a group.

I know first hand the POWER of borrowed benefits when tapping in a group.  I offer #TappyBreak and #TappyHour – 2 very different group experiences because of the results people get when tapping with me.

So I recently joined a group where someone else is holding the space, and leading the way so that I could receive what I needed. I wasn’t quite sure what exactly I needed; I just trusted that tapping works and that my inner wisdom and guidance speaks loudly to me when I hold that space of trust for it.

Today, as I tapped along with a woman who felt stuck and trapped for the past two years even though she had done so much work around her money, I tapped along with my own intention since her story was not really mine – or so I thought.

So, as I was tapping and repeating after the facilitator and following his lead, I reached a new depth of understanding around anger and fear.

First I recognized I was still angry at something on a completely different issue, when I realized that anger was also directed at myself STILL for my poor choices around money. I felt it in my coccyx.  Our bodies hold many clues of we learn to tune in.

But what was really under that was FEAR.  I don’t feel safe with wealth. I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!   So, I had some tapping to do to release that and to allow myself to feel safe with money.

I was holding on to this anger and fear to protect me – keep me in high alert so that “it” never happened again.  My “it” is especially focused on specific events that are personal to me.  Everyone has his or her own “it”

WHAT’S YOU R “IT?”  

What is keeping you in false protective mode so “it” never happens again?

If you don’t know the answer to that question, join me for #TappyBreak in this episode and you will discover your “it.”

If you know, join me for #TappyBreak so you can shift it from protecting you to serving you.

The funny thing about my tapping story is that today in the group, the woman was tapping on a breakup. I could have easily dismissed this and fast-forwarded past this part of the audio thinking it did not apply to me.  As many of you might be tempted to do.  I would have missed the opportunity to move past a block that was hiding in the shadows or my case, my coccyx.

Don’t be put off by a topic that you think does not apply to you. If you show up to #TappyBreak open to receive what you need, you will experience your own powerful shifts just where you need them – trust your inner wisdom to know what that is.

To prepare for this episode ask yourself, when it comes to money, wealth, and success – where do you not feel safe?  

If you cannot identify anything, set the intention to find out during #TappyBreak.  You will name it, acknowledge it, release it, and tap in feeling safe. 

You can learn more about the root chakra by visiting this page http://ow.ly/DcWEq

 

Every Thursday I guide these quick tapping sessions live and you are welcome to join me live each week. Click here to be added to the list to receive and invitation and a replay each week.

 

Please leave a comment and let me know how this helped you!

 

How To Move From Disappointment to Confidence

Disappointment BlogDisappointment is something we have all experienced in our life and for many it is a part of life. There are two sides to the coin of disappointment – not wanting to disappoint and not wanting to be disappointed.

Many people do not even realize that they carry the subconscious expectation to be disappointed and to disappoint. This is a recurring theme with my clients. Once you identify that this is true for you, a little investigative work combined with tapping with usually uncover the culprit – a time in your life when you disappointed someone or you were disappointed that left an indelible footprint on your subconscious mind.

Today, I got an emergency call from one of my clients who was suddenly filled with anxiety. In a few short minutes we were able to identify that the fear that she would disappoint was rearing its protective head because so many opportunities were in front of her this week. Fortunately we were able to stabilize and ground her back to her confident self with a few rounds of tapping.

I thought this was an appropriate topic for #TappyBreak since so often entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and business owners find that as you expand personally and professionally, this old friend of disappointment may kick up a fuss to keep you safe from further disappointment.

In this episode of #TappyBreak, you will learn to recognize when the quiet habit of disappointment is calling for your attention, and discover where this began for you.

You may not initially recognize disappointment so here are some clues.  If you hear yourself saying or thinking that you are frustrated or resentful , something isn’t fair, you’ve had enough, feeling let down or anxious, check in to see if disappointment is lurking there.

Here are some questions to ask:

What disappoints you now in your life?
Who disappoints you now in your life?
What happens in your body when you feel disappointment?
When have you been disappointed in the past?
Who has disappointed you?  How have they disappointed you?
When was the first time you remembered being disappointed?  Who disappointed you?  How old were you?  Where were you? What were the circumstances?
How has this experience affected you or your life?

Come to #TappyBreak with some of these answers and you will receive even more benefits of release and freedom from the claws of disappointment.

You are here to do great things and cannot let disappointment keep you safe from stepping up your game!

 

Every Thursday I guide these quick tapping sessions live and you are welcome to join me by clicking here and ask me to add you to invitation list.

Please leave a comment and let me know how this helped you!

Why You MUST Set Healthy Boundaries

There are many areas in your life where you may unconsciously not feel safe. In last week’s episode of #TappyBreak, we explored the issue of not feeling safe expressing yourself boldly and receiving abundance being you.

boundaresToday I want to delve into another root chakra issue – healthy boundaries. Many people struggle with this issue and in running your own business, it is imperative that you establish healthy boundaries for yourself in both your personal and professional life.

You must learn how to say “yes” to those things and people that serve your highest good, fuel your energy, and support your vision AND “no” to what drains your energy, interferes with your intentions and goals and takes you away from your mission.

It is imperative that you  take care of yourself and your needs and be rooted in your intentions so that you can accomplish what is important to you without feeling drained. The more solid you are in your boundaries, the more others will respect them. It begins with you. Feeling safe to safe to say “no” to others is important. Other people’s dramas are not your responsibility.

The topic for this episode of #TappyBreak will help you break free in any areas where your boundaries are not solid. Take a moment to sit quietly and ask yourself these questions:

  1. Where do I have healthy boundaries in place?
  2. Where do I need to set better boundaries?
  3. How is my lack of boundaries hurting me – in my personal life and in my business?
  4. Could I be making more money if I had better boundaries in place?

Tap along with me in this video to clear any resistance you have to rooting your boundaries, your space and your time in a way that supports you and your vision.

You can learn more about the root chakra by clicking here.
We have been having some great discussions and connections after #TappyBreak with inspired entrepreneurial tappers  Before the show and at the end of every show, look for the link to the Green Room in the event invite comment section. There’s room for 8 folks to hop on in and join us for a private, unrecorded, delicious discussion. If you want to participate, please click here  and ask me to add you.

Releasing Fear for Financial Abundance

TB release fearToday in leading my mastermind group, we explored the issues of the root chakra and how the imbalanced or blocked energy were impacting their life and their business success.

The root chakra is all about survival, fight or flight, family loyalty, safety, security and abundance. This energy center is associated with our animal instincts of survival and self- preservation – food, shelter, health and security. It is the very foundation of our being and our identity.

The issue that was prevalent today was fear and lack of trust that you can support and yourself and make money by expressing your truth and being you. Ironically the members of the group are supporting themselves and their businesses, yet the underlying fear was there and it was clear how it was holding them back from fully stepping into their entrepreneurial power shoes.

By answering these questions, we shone the light on these hidden blocks and as we tapped, further clues revealed themselves:

  1. When do you first remember not feeling safe? How old are you? Where are you? Who is with you? On a scale of 0 – 10, at what intensity do you feel this now when you think of it? Where in your body do you feel it? What did you learn from this experience and how is it affecting you now?
  2. When do you first remember something happening to you where you felt you had no choice? How old are you? Where are you? Who is with you? On a scale of 0 – 10, at what intensity do you feel this now when you think of it? Where in your body do you feel it? What did you learn from this experience and how is it affecting you now?

Thursday’s topic for #TappyBreak was inspired by this class.

If obvious answers show up, then show up then tap along with this video.

If nothing jumps out at you, join me, and tap anyway. You just may be surprised at what is hiding out under the layers.

If you struggle with any of these emotional or mental states, it’s possible that your root chakra is unbalanced: fear, anxiety, insecurity, vulnerability, worry, grief, depression, self-centeredness, disconnection, numbness, distrust, low self-esteem, greed.

These physical symptoms are signs of an unbalanced root chakra: lower back pain, sciatica, obesity, anorexia, constipation, hemorrhoids, prostate problems, and varicose veins.

Food, alcohol, and sex addictions can also signal blocked root chakra.

If any of this is ringing a bell for you, then it’s time for you to take a quick break — a #TappyBreak — and chase away the fear, doubt and lack of trust that may be keeping you from safely manifesting your financial success.

Every Thursday I guide these quick tapping sessions live and you are welcome to join me.  Click here and let me know that you want to be included and you will receive an invitation with the link to join me.  If you can’t show up live, you will be notified when the replay is ready.

Please leave a comment and let me know how this helped you!

A New Twist on Gratitude

The other day as I was plunging into the sea, attempting to navigate past the waves to stand up on my paddle board, I had the thought, ” I am living the dream.” Then that was followed by, “It’s not a dream, it’s real and I am loving my reality!”  I am not dreaming of what I want my life to be, I am creating it and choosing to love every moment.  I am in gratitude.

The more attention I put on things, the more pronounced they become in my life.  As I pay attention to this, I begin to choose what I love more and more.  As a result I feel happy, relaxed, present and grateful.

I am noticing less and less what I don’t want and enjoy, so less of that happens. I love it!  So, I was inspired to start posting daily pictures of #LovingMyReality.  I am hoping that you will join me and together we can start a movement to choose to love more and complain less. Notice more of the good, the joy, the love, the health and #ShareTheLove!

We have a CHOICE every moment to see the light in each situation, to change it.  If we start to accept that everything we do is a CHOICE, then you have the power to change or accept.  So, let’s start #LovingMyReality together!

I hope you will join me in the the movement that I started within myself, hoping it will catch on.  Every day find something that you love about your reality – your life that you have created and post it here!

By the way, if you don’t love your reality, you do have the power to change it. If you’d like some help, click here so we can chat to see if I am a good fit to help you change it up!

Here are my first 6 days:

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Love is a high vibration. The more that you love the more you will receive it back. What are you loving today? Me … Being alive and sharing this slice of life with my husband, Burt!

 

 

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One of our reasons for being in St. Augustine is to spend time with one of our daughters who lives in Gainesville with her husband and new baby. We are loving being able to be part of the community who came together to help put up siding on Heidi and Dan’s home.

 

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Today is a beautiful day in St. Augustine Beach! Back from 2 days in Gainesville with family, community, great food and love- this afternoon I love just BEING, taking in the warmth of the sun, the gentle kiss of the breeze, the hypnotic crash of the waves, and quiet time with my own spirit.

 

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I needed an adjustment and being away from home had to find someone willing to take me and trust that they were good.  Not only was he ah-mazing, it was only a 1 mile bike ride!  Sweet!  (I love my chiropractors at home, Dr. Chris Dawson, Dr. Dannette Cole, and Dr. Kimberly Higney)

 

 

Day 6

 

I have been blessed with great hair stylists and I usually stick with one for a long time. Being away and wanting my hair short and a certain way, I am?#?LovingMyReality? with the gal I found at Panache Salon

Stepping Into Your Entrepreneurial Shoes

TB burning desireSeveral years ago when my husband met me he admired my entrepreneurial spirit.  I thought he was joking.  He has seen me as an entrepreneur since we’ve been together.  Trouble was, I didn’t see that myself until recently and yet, the voice that struggles to be heard of “I am not really an entrepreneur – who am I kidding?”  continues to break free.

I know I am not alone – I have this conversation with many and we explore what being an entrepreneur means and allow that truth to wash over us for a little while anyway – until the next time.

So today I am offering #TappyBreak for all of you who struggle with believing and owning the power of your truth as an entrepreneurial adventurer and success story.

You have a burning desire inside of you to create something, fill a void in this world, make a difference your way, and yes you take risks every day.  You risk your comfort zone.  You risk fitting in.  You risk being acceptable to those who don’t get it.  You risk failure.  Oh but look at what you gain!  Freedom. Choice. Passion. Satisfaction.

You became entrepreneurs because you wanted to do things YOUR way, and yet so many got sucked into learning how to do it THEIR way, defining success by THEIR measures, and wonder why you feel so empty and ready to throw in the towel.  Well, it’s not time for you to give up!  Tap with me in this video and re-energize your fire within of why you chose this path!

So take a quick break — a #TappyBreak — and acknowledge the voice of entrepreneurial doubt, and give it a pep talk.

Profit is Not a Shameful Word

I attended a business-building event hosted by Alicia Forest.  It was amazing. Although there were 50 attendees, it felt intimate because of Alicia’s style and delivery.  It was an interactive and experiential workshop with lots of discussion.

I was unable to attend the third day, yet one of my favorite goddess entrepreneurs, and CEO Buddy, Ande Lyons, kept me in the pulse throughout the day.  She shared with me that several women shamefully admitted that they were well taken care of financially and they did not REALLY have to work.  Their businesses were always at break even point and it was a huge awareness to identify why this was so.  They just did not feel compelled to HAVE to make money.

I can identify with this.  Wanting to feel the thrill of success and accomplishment by creating and growing a profitable business if you don’t really NEED the money feels dishonorable somehow. For many women, it feels shameful to actually see profit because it seems selfish in their programmed and conditioned minds to make money because they want to.  Let’s debunk that belief!
In this episode of #TappyBreak we will explore this topic to see what unfolds for you.  You will discover what has been stopping you from allowing huge profits to flood your bank account.

So take a quick break — a #TappyBreak  — and release the unsupportive beliefs that keep you even or at a loss  and open up the space for PROFIT. Come tap with me in this video.

Every Thursday I guide these quick tapping sessions live and you are welcome to join me by clicking here and ask me to add you to invitation list.

Please leave a comment and let me know if this helped you! What are your thoughts and beliefs on this topic?  I’d love to know and get a lively discussion going.

 

Do You Really Have to Work SOOO Hard??

There is a difference between working hard in that we put consistent effort into achieving our goals, and the deep rooted belief about working hard that never allows you to blend more of inspiration and divine guidance into the work we do.

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” — Ray Kroc

When you believe that you have to work hard you are always working while never allowing yourself pleasure, rest, and enjoying your accomplishments. Working hard implies struggle and sacrifice in a way that actually robs you of relationships and connections that fuel your soul so that you can focus your energies to succeed more aligned with love and inspiration.

It is really okay to enjoy the work you do the effort your put forth and the benefits you receive. However, many entrepreneurs and professionals associate hard work with things we don’t enjoy and something we have to do and this can actually keep you from ever realizing the fruit of why you are working so hard.

What if your hard work was pleasurable and not only served your soul but humanity too?

What would your life and your work be like if you worked hard without the negative underpinnings that can back fire on living a life that feels successful and joyful?

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

Swami Vivekananda

In this episode of #TappyBreak we will explore these questions to see what unfolds for you. You will discover if your hard work belief is serving you or actually stopping you in living your vision.

So take a quick break — a #TappyBreak — and release the negative programming around hard work, so that it serves your higher self and greater vision. Come tap with me with this video.

Tap away the layers covering your brilliant soul and let it shine like a diamond!

Every week I will lead you through a quick 15 minute tapping session addressing

Every Thursday I guide these quick tapping sessions live and you are welcome to join me.  Click here and let me know that you want to be included and you will receive an invitation with the link to join live or receive the replay.

Did this tapping sequence help you?  I’d love to know how!!

 

 

 

 

How to Stop Feeling Guilty for Being Successful

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
~  Winston Churchill

“I can’t be more successful than my parents.”

“My parents failed miserably at being an entrepreneur and I’m afraid that I will fail too.”

“I will never be like my parents.”

These statements may not resonate with everyone, yet these are hidden beliefs I see all the time! You carry this energy in your lower chakras, and especially if you were raised with lots of guilt. Often we are not aware of the beliefs that are affecting your level of success and how they are impacting your life. So I am tapping on the theme of guilt again more specifically on your success in today’s episode of #TappyBreak.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

I invite you to take a quick break — a #TappyBreak — to lay a foundation for your version of success that is un-tethered from negative programming or beliefs.

Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.

Marlon Wayans

Come tap with me in this video.  Let’s crush the weight of guilt.

P.S.  – video glitch so first four minutes, you see the beautiful Ande Lyons – my wonderful Possibility Partners goddess, but you will still hear me preparing you for tapping….

Even though….I carry guilt around my success … I choose to honor these feelings and love and accept myself, anyway…

About #TappyBreak

“Tap away the layers covering your brilliant soul and let it shine like a diamond!”

Tappy Break was created to addresses the challenges of being an entrepreneur, blast through the blocks that keep you from trusting your inner knowing and moving forward with grace and ease.

Every week I will lead you through a quick 15 minute tapping session addressing such issues as procrastination, writing blocks, overwhelm, control, speaking phobia, family loyalty, money blocks, and many other challenging areas that may be keeping you still.  You have a voice, a mission and a passion.  Don’t let unconscious and limiting stories keep you from sharing it fully and receiving all the abundance that comes with it.

By combining a light tapping on acupressure points while talking, you can move past the emotional and unconscious blocks that are creating your current results. When you tap on an issue often the underlying or unconscious triggers will surface so that you can acknowledge, express and release the charge or the power it has so that you can move into expansion and grow that huge vision you are holding for yourself and the world.

Every Thursday I guide these quick tapping sessions live and you are welcome to join me.  Click here and let me know that you want to be included and you will receive an invitation with the link to join me.  If you can’t show up live, you will be notified when the replay is ready.

Please leave a comment and let me know if this helped you!

Blessings ~