The Magic of “One Step at a Time”

How do you get out of overwhelm and have a great, productive life? Go one step at a time.

On our Heart and Soul of Success with EFT Blogtalk Radio show today, we interviewed Nick Ortner.  He is the creator of the powerful EFT DVD The Tapping Solution.

Here are some highlights from our discussion with Nick on his success tip of  “one step at a time”:

* Affirm or tap on the phrase “I make a difference” — and really commit to that.

* Regarding the movie/book The Secret and the Law of Attraction:

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Feeling Alive?

In this short video, Phillip Mountrose, the Holistic Dr. Phil, shares some important secrets about being more alive?

What makes you feel more alive?



Email Overwhelm Begone: How to Be More Organized

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the email you receive? Join the club.

We just discussed with EFT Expert Rick Wilkes ( on how to be more organized, particularly dealing with email.

Here were a few takeaways from our discussion:

  • When feeling disorganized, become aware (mindful) about what is occurring within you.
  • Use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to clear away negative feelings and choose to be more calm.
  • Be aware of what you’re feeling (e.g., anxious) and where you want to go (e.g., being still and calm).
  • and much more…

To hear this great discussion on clutter, organization, email overwhelm and more, listen to our “Heart and Soul of Success with EFT”  blogtalk radio show by clicking here.

What are your thoughts on email overwhelm and being organized?

The Biggest Myth about Life Purpose

Many people are much closer to realizing their life purpose than they think. Yet there’s a myth that can blind us to our deeper purpose…

The faulty thinking goes something like this: “I just need to know exactly what I’m here to do. Then when it’s clear to me, I can successfully live my life purpose and fulfill my mission.”

Here’s the problem. Your purpose isn’t an exact thing to do. It’s not one narrow, fixed task you are meant to accomplish.

Before we explain more of what life purpose means, let’s explore this myth about life purpose a bit more so we can be free from its spell.


Believing you need to find the one right thing to do leads to thinking there are many wrong choices to make. In effect, by choosing the “wrong” pursuit, you are irreversibly going down the wrong path — and your purpose will remain unfulfilled.

This thinking actually means you are trying to be perfect. According to this “perfect” world, you must do exactly the right thing. Then all risk is eliminated and you’re fail-safe. Be perfect and your success is guaranteed.

By trying to be perfect, you also end up distrusting the universe. Here are some symptoms: You can become frozen in fear. You’re left with mediocrity and holding on, waiting for the perfect purpose to reveal itself.


Life purpose is not one thing, a single task or project to do. It’s much bigger, more encompassing and fluid.

Life purpose aligns with your talents and passions and how you want to make the world a better place. Your contribution.

Life purpose connects with a vision of the world, a vision that only you, with your unique abilities and experience, can help create. And your purpose directs you to create in a way that is right for you, which will unfold over time.


Our purpose is about making the world a more loving, prosperous place. Our mission, stems from our purpose. It’s about helping people – though our teaching, writing, consulting and communicating – become more loving, prosperous and whole, where everyone’s gifts are honored.

In other words, there are many ways to fulfill your purpose. It’s not about finding the one perfect thing to do. There are multiple activities and pursuits you can do that aligns with your purpose.


Barry Schwartz, in his book The Paradox of Choice, explained how too much choice can paralyze decision-making. Better yet, he suggests to become a “satsificer.” That means to use discernment and make a good choice.

You don’t need to make the “perfect” choice, and forever seek and second guess yourself. Just make a good choice. And we might add follow your intuition to help decide.


So let your purpose emerge from your gifts, passions and desires to make the world a better place. Don’t get hung up on perfectionism. Stop overanalyzing or trying to find the one right thing that will instantaneously realize your purpose.

Your life purpose is more expansive and fulfilling than that. With the right understanding, like we are suggesting here, it’s easier to embrace your purpose as well.

And as you live your life purpose, you get to grow and change along with your purpose itself. You and the world will be much richer for it.

What are your thoughts on life purpose?

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Coaching and Healing: A Match Made in Heaven

Why does coaching work so well with holistic healing?

15 years ago we started our holistic hypnotherapy certification training. Over time we added EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Spiritual Kinesiology (a healing from the soul technique we developed) and other powerful modalities.

These healing approaches worked extraordinarily well and our students and clients had great success.

But a question kept popping up. What do you do after you’ve resolved the blocks?

That’s where coaching comes in. Setting goals, strategies and planning with people is essential once they are clear and feeling confident to move forward.

So we added a systematic coaching component to our Heart and Soul of Success signature system.  You really do need both, coaching and healing, to optimize what you can do with a person (or yourself) — whether it’s helping them with life purpose, manifestation, relationships or health.

That’s why we created our Holistic Coaching and Healing with EFT Telecourse Certification Program. Find out more about coaching and holistic healing…

Life Purpose Formula Revealed

Finding out your life purpose helps answer the ultimate question “Why am I here?”

This short video helps you start to answer the question.  Discovering what you’re here to do puts the wind behind your sails and makes it much easier to get your message out.

Also  in this video, we reveal our life purpose formula!

What are your thoughts on life purpose?


To learn more about life purpose, as well as coaching and energy healing with EFT click here.

What Exactly is Life Purpose?

We’ve noticed many people get stymied by trying to figure exactly what to do in order to follow their purpose. There seems to be some misunderstanding here. We’d like to help clarify.

Your life purpose is the big picture or big idea of your life. It’s the lens you focus through. It’s the direction you deeply desire to take. Sooner or later a vision or mission emerges.

Ours has to do with honoring everyone’s gifts and helping people fulfill their higher purpose.


stone napa wallTwenty years ago we got involved in a multi-level marketing system. It wasn’t a place we ultimately wanted to be, but we learned a lot about being an entrepreneur and setting goals through the experience. The goals we wrote back then virtually all came to pass, though often in unexpected ways.

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Let Go of Limits and Tap into the Heart and Soul of Success with EFT”, 4-Week Telecourse, starting March 23rd. All calls recorded in case you miss one or want to review.

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Learn why combining coaching with EFT is a match made in heaven. Learn more…


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Getting Thru to Your Emotions with EFT

For our first blog post, we take you back where our miraculous exploration of EFT started, with our first book. Hope you enjoy this excerpt from  Getting Thru to Your Emotions With EFT: Tap into Your Hidden Potential With the Emotional Freedom Techniques.

Chapter One: Getting Started at Getting Thru

Would you like to know how to be more successful at whatever you choose to do?

What about knowing how to lose weight without starving and being able to maintain it for life?

Would you like to know how you can reduce pain and improve your overall health and well-being?

This is just a glimpse of what the information in this book can help you to do.

You are about to explore some emotional clearing techniques that many consider a modern miracle. They are based on a series of discoveries that some psychologists consider to be among the most important breakthroughs in their field in the twentieth century. EFT, the Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a group of techniques that just about anyone can learn to use to release the stuck emotions that prevent them from experiencing happiness and moving forward toward their goals in life. These techniques were developed and introduced in 1995 by Gary Craig and Adrienne Fowlie, based on the work of psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan.

In its short history, EFT has already helped thousands of people with a vast array of common emotions, including:

  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Anger and frustration.
  • Depression.
  • All kinds of fears and phobias.
  • Negative memories and inner child issues.
  • Self-doubt.
  • Guilt, grief, confusion and just about any other emotion imaginable, including those icky, yucky and generally awful feelings you can’t even find a name for.

Amazingly, the benefits do not end there. EFT is not limited to releasing painful emotions. Consider these possibilities:

1. Improve your health:

  • Reduce physical cravings for substances like chocolate and cigarettes.
  • Relieve pain.
  • Overcome insomnia.
  • Increase your overall well-being.

2. Increase your effectiveness in everything you do:

  • Expand your career opportunities.
  • Improve your performance in sports, your career, and any aspect of your life.
  • Release your limitations about money and open to creating more abundance in your life.
  • Improve your business and personal relationships.
  • Speak up in public situations and with those you are not able to communicate with now.

3. Improve the quality of your life:

  • Release any feelings that prevent you from experiencing a life filled with joy and love.
  • Build up the courage to try the things you have always wanted to do, but never dared.
  • Enhance your personal and spiritual growth process.

There are almost countless of examples of people who have recovered with ease from emotions that have disturbed them for years using EFT. It has been shown to be effective where other techniques have failed. It has even been used success-fully for relieving a variety of physical symptoms like head-aches and back pain, along with conditions such as insomnia. EFT is particularly helpful when the physical symptoms are directly linked to emotions like stress and anxiety. The success rate reported by the developers of EFT when dealing with emotions is between 80 percent and 100 percent. This has been our experience as well. With physical conditions, the success rate is lower, but many people suffering from a wide variety of conditions have received tremendous benefits from the use of EFT. In many cases, the effects are permanent and, if not, the procedure may be easily repeated.

EFT is also gentle and works quickly. Most EFT users are able to release troubling emotions like fear, anxiety, anger, and stress in a short time, often within a single session or several days or weeks compared with months or years of traditional therapy. These types of techniques are so effective that their originator, Dr. Callahan, reportedly went bankrupt when he began using his techniques with his clients, because they re-covered so quickly.

One of the things we appreciate most is EFT’s versatility. When you have mastered these skills, it is almost like having superpowers. You will have tools that you can use in just about any situation. For instance, if you are going into an important meeting or interview and feel anxious or afraid, you can just sit in your car or duck quickly into the restroom and do some EFT. It works wonders and doesn’t require any special equip-ment, so you can use it virtually anywhere.

The Getting Thru Techniques

“Getting Thru to Your Emotions” is about connecting in a pro-found way with the truth of who you are. In addition to EFT, this book includes techniques drawn from our extensive experience with Hypnotherapy, NLP, Kinesiology, Reiki and other holistic healing modalities. Refer to the Glossary for more information about these approaches. The unique techniques we have developed form the heart of the Getting Thru Approach. They enhance any healing process and help you to bring more awareness to whatever you are going through.

Through our experience, we have come to regard life as a journey of self-discovery and find that there are always deeper levels of ourselves to explore. Each of us is here with lessons to learn and a purpose to fulfill. As we step forward on our journeys, we face challenges that help us to learn these lessons and grow as individuals. This in turn helps us to expand our awareness collectively as a society.

From a spiritual perspective, our problems are opportunities to increase our understanding of the deeper meaning of life and our true purpose.

“By using GTT [Getting Thru Techniques], I was able to get past my anger and forgive all those involved and get on with my life path. If it hadn’t been for these processes, I probably would have been bitter and resentful for many years.”

– Terry Burke, Pharmacist, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master

The combination of EFT and the Getting Thru Techniques can help you to move rapidly along on this journey by releasing your fears, unresolved emotions and all types of limitations, so you can experience a life filled with joy, love and freedom to fulfill your heart’s true desires. To simplify, we will refer to the Getting Thru Techniques as GTT.

When we began our own exploration of personal and spiritual growth in the 1970’s, there was nothing like EFT or GTT. Like most people, we thought that true growth and enlightenment were extremely difficult to achieve and only possible for people like monks and mystics in far-off caves or monasteries.

Times change, as does human potential. One of the greatest challenges with EFT is opening the mind enough to consider that it is possible to overcome stubborn emotional patterns in a short time. People often come to us believing that their emotional patterns are going to be difficult and painful to release. The limiting beliefs are often more challenging than the emotions themselves.

Craig and Fowlie report having similar experiences in their Emotional Freedom Techniques Manual, where they state: “You hold in your hand a major innovation. As you will see, it is based on the soundest of scientific principles. But because it is so dramatically different from ‘conventional wisdom,’ it is consistently and understandably greeted with skepticism. EFT is not alone in this. Other innovations have met with similar attitudes.” They go on to list a number of examples of these limiting beliefs, such as “Everything that can be invented has been in-vented,” a quote from Charles H. Duell, the Director of the U.S. Patent Office, from 1899. That obviously was not true at the end of the 19th century and certainly is not true as we venture into the 21st century. By keeping an open mind to these techniques, you can allow the results to speak for themselves.

With techniques like EFT and GTT, we are on the ground floor of what Craig calls a “healing high-rise.” We also see our-selves on the edge of a new era, an age of self-realization. We are at the point in the evolution of humanity when every individual has the opportunity to attain wholeness and achieve the love, joy, and freedom that we all deeply long for. With this in mind, it is no surprise that approaches like EFT and GTT are beginning to emerge, creating almost unlimited possibilities for anyone who wants to expand and grow.


CLICK HERE to find out more about the book, Getting Thru to Your Emotions with EFT. For ease of learning, videos demonstrating the techniques and audios of the processes in the book are also available.

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