What to Do When You Feel Like a Fake; Impostor Syndrome in Business

Picture this; you've just landed your first big business contract; family, friends and colleagues are patting you on the back and singing your praises.

On the outside, you're smiling and look to others to be lapping up all the glory.

Yet, on the inside, there is a nagging voice in the back of your head.

It’s saying something along the lines of:

"I can't believe they picked me! I'm not even that smart; other people could do the job better!"

If this sounds familiar, you could be suffering from a psychological phenomenon called Impostor Syndrome.

Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) is a practical way to face and diminish the symptoms, and often it will also guide you to the root cause of this syndrome.

To understand impostorism, we need to look at three factors.

  • What is impostor phenomenon?
  • Who is affected by it?
  • How can you work through it?

 

1. What is Impostor Phenomenon?

 

Impostor syndrome is a deep-seated feeling of inadequacy that your gifts and skills are...

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ARE YOU STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORRY WAR?

Are you troubled by persistent worries and anxious thinking? In this post, we explore simple, at home, exercises that will relieve your worried mind and calm your nerves. 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORRY?  

Worrying is when your mind focuses on a dilemma or obstacle in your life. It can also show up as a feeling of unease. We all worry at times, may it be consciously or unconsciously.  

Why do we worry? It’s our brains' way of processing events and looking for solutions to problems. It is also a protection mechanism. If we have already seen the outcome in our mind's eyewe feel more prepared to cope with it.  

Although it is normal to worry, it can become problematic if it turns into excessive worrying.  

WHAT IS EXCESSIVE WORRYING? 

When worrying becomes chronic, it may feel...

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Guaranteed To Feel Better During The Pandemic

 

I think we can all agree that we are going through some tough times during the pandemic.

No one is immune to the emotional issues we are facing.

I was speaking to a friend of mine who lives alone, and she was telling me that since the pandemic she has been feeling very low emotionally, and even feeling depressed when she wakes up. I gave her a few tips on mindfulness, and how she can add these simple tips along with tapping to achieve emotional freedom.

After just one week, this is the text message she sent me.

 

I explained to her that how we begin our morning can set the tone for how we feel emotionally the entire day. Here are some of the emotional freedom techniques I shared with her that you can incorporate into your morning routine to promote mindfulness, more peace, and calm.

  1. Try waking up a little earlier. Even though you are likely quarantined, a few extra minutes can allow you to enjoy your morning and accomplish some things while your mind is still fresh....
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A Simple Morning EFT Tapping Routine

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2020
 

A Simple Morning EFT Tapping Routine

One of the most effective ways to start your day is with morning routine – especially one that includes EFT Tapping. This is just any routine, but it is more intentional and focuses more internally. While a morning routine might include exercise and healthy breakfast, your morning tapping will have an emphasis on what’s going on inside. You can include other external practices, but just make sure that they have an internal effect on you too.

 

How you start your day has a big impact on how your day turns out. Think about how you usually kick off your workday? Do you just dive into it headfirst? Do you take your time and get organized? Everyone has a different way to get going in the morning.

 

What you may be doing right now may not actually be the best way to start off your day. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking we’re doing everything right to ensure a productive work day. In reality, some...

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How Does EFT Help with Anxiety?

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2020
 

If you’re currently living with anxiety, you may feel like you have tried everything… but have you tried EFT Tapping? It can be hard to find the right strategy to help you manage or reduce your anxiety. If you have tried other methods, supplements, and more, you might not know where to go next.

EFT ‘Emotional Freedom Techniques’

EFT, or emotional freedom techniques, is a potent strategy. It can help people in many different areas of their lives. It’s great for handling challenges that may arise every day that affect people both inside and out. One of those challenges that responds well to EFT tapping is anxiety.

 

EFT tapping helps because it relies on individual points throughout the body. It is somewhat similar to acupuncture in that it focuses on those same healing points.

 

This works because your energy is restored to those healing points. The energy can flow back to those points and through your body. It is meant to keep your...

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Using Eft To Ease Long Held Fears And To Welcome My New Son Into The World

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2020
 

Since beginning my EFT journey I have used tapping to calm nerves, eliminate lifelong fears, and free my emotions.

I have regularly used tapping to overcome my fear of the birthing process.

It is an anxiety I have lived with since we found out we were pregnant and one I was eager to silence during my wife’s pregnancy. Through a combination of advance tapping and in-the-moment tapping, I was able to provide my wife with love and support as well as to bring my son into this world with joy and calm rather than anxiety.

My biggest fears

My main fears regarding the birthing process encompassed both a fear of the actual birth as well as the fear of becoming a father and all of the weight that the role carried.

I love my wife deeply and wanted to be present and active during her delivery. Yet, I was afraid that my genuine phobia of blood and needles would prevent me from being in the moment or even able to look at my son during his emergence into this world.

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[Interview with Alexis] How EFT Helped My Wife Deliver Our Son Share This Post:

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2020
 

Last month my wife, Alexis, and I welcomed our first baby into the world –– a beautiful, healthy boy named Xavier. As one can imagine, we are now settling into our new roles as parents and all of the craziness that comes with it. I recently sat down with my wife and asked her perspective on her journey through pregnancy, giving birth, and settling into motherhood.

 

Alexis regularly practices tapping and used the technique throughout her journey. She’d love to share about how tapping helped her navigate these exciting and terrifying times!

 

“Having recently gone through one of the most life-altering experiences one can have, I have a new perspective on the power of tapping. I have been using EFT and tapping for some time, but I had no idea how much it would help me navigate the experience of being pregnant and giving birth.

 

I recall, in my first trimester, my body starting to change. These changes were magnified by the fact that,...

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What is EFT & How Can You Use It?

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2020
 

“Tapping or “Emotional Freedom Techniques” (EFT) is a form of energy work. It can be likened to acupressure for the senses. EFT accesses the same energy points as Chinese acupuncture, yet without the needles.  

 

The best way to describe EFT and Tapping is to say it’s full of “E’s” (Ease).  It’s Easy. It Encourages. And it’s Effective.  After practicing EFT you will be able to rid yourself of limiting beliefs, past traumas and the negative energy that these manifest.  Below is a brief list that outlines just some of the many benefits of EFT:

 

  • EFT is a relaxation technique. It combines recalling a traumatic event with physical stimulation of common stress-reduction points (similar to acupuncture/acupressure).
  • EFT is a quick method for situational stress reduction.
  • EFT is a scientifically proven way to reduce PTSD symptoms, anxiety, depression, and other psychological...
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Stress Relief In An Instant With Finger Tapping

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2020
 

Stress is an everyday encounter for all of us and a daily practice of regular EFT is the beginning of a great defense. But what about…

– when co-workers drop by your desk every time you are busy getting things done and won’t leave?

-when you are stuck in traffic or a long line at the grocery store and you’re already running late for your appointment?

– when your difficult in-laws stop in unexpectedly and you have to play nice to keep the peace?

 

In other words, what about sudden onset stress?

 

Unfortunately, there are many everyday situations that make us feel irritated, tired, bored, discouraged.  These little seemingly insignificant moments get stockpiled in our nervous system and over time they block the positive energy we need to be happy. Your shoulders are up to your ears, your co-worker is becoming a literal “pain in the neck”, and a headache is on the way.   Now what?

 

This is the perfect...

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Reset Your Goals And Achieve Them With EFT

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2020
 

If you are wondering how nearly one half of the year is already gone, join the club.  Time moves on and with it the well intentioned goals so carefully crafted months ago are stuck in a journal or on a vision board and have gone unrealized.  You are not the problem. You are not alone. The issue lies with lack of clarity on your original intentions and being unaware of the underlying limiting beliefs that hold you back.  That’s OK. With EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), starting where you are is always the right place. So now that summer is here, go ahead and give yourself permission to have a fresh start.

 

Do you ever find that when you are setting goals you are reluctant to state them out loud or share them?  If you have experienced this, you might think that it’s because you don’t want to fail in front of others.  But most often the resistance comes from the imagined embarrassment you will feel....

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