Hana is a competent EFT practitioner working with nutrition issues. She is ready to begin marketing her work. But like most sensitive people, the thought of being so visible scares her, and keeps her from taking the steps that would bring her new clients.
She has made some presentations at her daughter’s school, and her pediatrician has asked if he can send her referrals. Hana is excited about this, but then she worries that maybe she should take more courses, or get certified in more advanced programs, before she really ventures out as an independent professional.
She said, “When I was in school I felt competent and I did a good job (except when I froze on exams!) and I was recognized as an exceptional student by the faculty. But now, trying to create my business, I have a hard time putting myself out there. I have trouble initiating and engaging in conversations about what I do. I find myself assuming that people aren’t interested in listening to me. I feel like they are just humoring me when I talk.
“I feel so inexperienced, and it brings up all my feelings of not being as good as other people. My mind disconnects from my mouth and I begin to feel like I am talking gibberish. And then I start thinking, how can I feel justified in even asking for money for what I do? It is one thing to work with family and friends for free, but I fall into doubting that my services are worth what I am charging. Maybe I should get an advanced certification?
“And what do I say when / if people actually CALL me?
“Help! How can I truly believe in the value of what I have to offer?”
There are several issues here that we can address. In part, Hana just needs some information, and some coaching on practical strategies. She knows, too, that she will need some EFT to shift the blocked energy patterns in her body caused by the stressful thoughts that she is thinking, so that she can have the confidence to actually take the steps toward creating her practice.