Last week I was having dinner with a friend I’ll call “Sally” at a place that serves the most amazing chicken and waffles.
As we were enjoying dinner she explained that she was having a really hard time. She was in the middle of a move. Her job was stressing her out. She was thinking of changing careers. AND she had been sick for weeks.
I was listening closely as caring friend.
She stopped. Looked me dead in the eye and said, “I know you like to leave your work at work, but right now I don’t need my friend Gene. I need Gene the coach. Help!”
So I smiled, ordered another drink, and began to ask her some questions.
It Only Took 10 Questions
Over the next 45 minutes I asked her ten questions. With each answer she gave I repeated back what she had said in my own words and asked a few follow-up questions.
At the end of 45 minutes she said, “Wow! You’re so smart. Thank you for helping me out with that.”
The funny thing is, I didn’t say anything smart.
I didn’t offer any advice. I didn’t make any suggestions. I didn’t help her plan anything.
I simply asked ten questions and in the process of answering those questions she was able to see clearly what she wanted – and, more importantly, needed – the steps she needed to take, and the emotional blocks she needed to clear in order to be successful.
These Are Not Random Questions
When Sally asked me to put my coach hat on I didn’t just start asking her random questions, but instead I worked her through a specific process designed to move us from confusion, to clarity, and then to action.
The 10 Question System (I know it’s not an awfully catchy name) is very powerful and something I use in my own life as well as with my clients.
This system guides me when I’m trying to do something as small as reorganizing my office or something as large as creating a new product line.
I Want You To Learn This System
On the surface this system looks super simple and that is because it is simple.
BUT just because something is simple doesn’t mean that it is easy to do at first.
To that end I have created a training program that will walk you through the full system. Not only will you know the right questions to ask and the right order in which to ask them, but you will understand the motivation behind each of the questions.
Once you master the why of each question it will stop being a formula and start to be something that you can integrate into your daily life as you make choices, as you are helpful to your friends and family, and can be integrated into client work if that is what you do.
And it is not just ten questions!
Each step along the way I teach you how you can tap for the information that comes up from each of the questions. You are not just figuring out what you want and need but also how to clear the issues that will (and always do) come up along the way.
What Is In The Program?
The system consists of more than 4 hours of audios which will teach you:
Bonus Tools To Help You Achieve Your Goals
This system is great at uncovering the root causes for not taking action and the limiting beliefs that make it difficult for you to take action.
I want you to be successful. I want you to achieve your goals. To that end I am adding four audio bonuses that you can use to knock out these common beliefs and fears:
That is $55 in free tap-along audios that you can use over and over again.
Very Special Deal
The system normally costs $189, but for the next two weeks I am making a special offer. In addition to the $55 in bonus tap-along audios you can get the system in one of three ways.
1) The Full Program: You receive the bonus audios and the full program for only $97. That is a 49% discount. Get It Now!
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I recently received another one of those emails when I was selling my Advanced Tapping Training.
It went like this:
“Oh I see how it is! You promise that you are going to give us all this free stuff only so you can sell us products.
I have seen this from other internet hucksters. Your bait and switch isn’t going to work on me.
I never want to hear from you again! You should be ashamed!!!!!
It has been a while since I last did this and I thought this was a good prompt to re-explain why TappingQandA.com and this newsletter exist.
So here are the 3 reasons I send these newsletters and one change coming up.
Reason #1: To Provide Good, Useful Content
My hope is that every time I add a resource to TappingQ&A you will find it helpful. That it will help you understand your issues in a new way and that it will help you to grow your tapping skill set.
I know that not everything I create will be useful for everyone on my list. My aim is to listen to you, my readers, so that I am covering the topics that are most useful.
Reason #2: I Learn A Lot
The process of running the website has been an amazing learning experience for me. I have had the chance to interview some of the brightest minds in change work and there have been countless times where I have written a post and then thought, “Wow! I didn’t realize I believed that.”
Having to think about what serves you every week is helping me to learn more and grow. I am so much healthier and happier because of this website.
Reason #3: To Grow My Business
Yes, this is in fact a business and livelihood. The only way I am able to create so much free content for the site is because I am able to make money from selling products and services.
The nice thing about the way I have built my business is that it’s dependant upon only a very small percentage of my readers. In most cases when I offer something for sale fewer than 1% of my readers buy it.
That means the odds are that you have never bought anything from me AND that is perfectly fine.
I hope at some point in the future you find an offering that works for you. Until that happens, keep enjoying the free content.
The One Change That Is Coming
I have been looking at the site data from the last few years and I have noticed an interesting trend. When I send emails less frequently, more people unsubscribe and when I send emails more often, people become more engaged.
I know, that seems backwards, but it is what is happening.
To that end you are going to start hearing from me more often. Instead of once a week it will be closer to twice a week.
The good thing is you control whether or not you hear from me. If at any point you no longer want to receive these emails because they are not serving you, all you have to do is click unsubscribe at the top or bottom of the email.
You will never receive another message from me again.
I don’t want to send you emails unless you want to receive them. I am happy when people unsubscribe because it means they are controling their time and what is coming into their inbox.
Thanks For Being A Reader
It is really amazing to think that all of this started from a blog that I hosted free of charge in my spare time. I have learned so much from my clients and readers. My life is so much better because TappingQ&A exists.
Please continue to let me know how I can keep serving you in the future. The easiest way to reach me is to hit reply to a note like this.
There are a number of books and movies that I revisit at least once a year. I do this because even though the stories and information are the same, I have changed and therefore they impact me in a new way.
It might be the sixth time I have re-read a particular book, but it feels like there are passages that I have never seen before.
As we come the end of 2014 I thought it would be useful to revisit some of the best of the best from TappingQ&A. If there is something from the site you loved this year, but I missed on my list please add it to comments below.
Thanks again for your continued support.
When I was a kid my mother would ask me wanted I wanted for Christmas and she’d always end the question with the addendum “and you are not allowed to ask for world peace.”
It’s not that my mother didn’t want world peace. She just knew that she wasn’t going to be able to find it in my size in time for Christmas day.
This year I have a different request for Christmas.
My friend Laura Reach is an amazing tattoo artist. (I happen to carry hours of her work on my left arm.) In recent years she has increasingly moved away from artistic tattoo and instead she is dedicating her time to doing incredibly realistic mammographic tattoos for breast cancer survivors.
On Thursday something amazing happened.
TappingQandA.com received its one millionth page view!
It is hard to believe that a simple website that started as a hobby has grown into a site with over 550 resources and close to 100 hours of free audios.
TappingQandA.com has changed my life. I have made friends all over the world, I have learned a great deal, and I hope that I have provided a resource or two that you have found useful along the way.
As a thank you for all your support I would like to offer you a special deal on one-on-one sessions with me.
I am offering 33% off a single session and 25% off a bundle of 5 sessions.
If you would like to take advantage of this deal go to: http://WorkWithGene.com.
At checkout use the discount code “singlemillion” to receive the discount on a single session.
Use the discount code “bundlemillion” to receive the discount on a bundle of 5 sessions.
Thank you for being part of the 1,000,000 page views.
Here’s to 1,000,000 more!
I am going be up front with you. This email is going to challenge you. I might even come off as a little cranky (or a lot cranky).
I’m OK with that. This is too important for me to worry about what you think about me.
“You Give Away Too Much!”
Hear this a lot from other practitioners. They tell me there is way too much free content and because there is so much free content nobody will ever hire me or buy my stuff. Why would they bother?
I personally think it is a good way to work but I decided to consider this more closely.
On the back of an envelope on a recent flight I did some calculations. Based on the average number of people who open my emails only about 0.6% ever hire me for sessions or buy anything from the site.
That is not 6%, but 0.6%.
That mean 99.4% use the resources totally free of charge.
In the end I am OK with that because my goal in creating the site isn’t only as a source of income. I know that the site ends up helping those who might not able to afford to pay for tapping resources.
With that in mind…
A Question For The 99.4%
I am guessing you keep opening my emails because you find them useful in some way. Not everything and not everyone, but there is enough useful stuff that you come back for more.
So the question I have for you is this…
How valuable are the hundreds of free resources that are available at TappingQ&A to you?
If I gave you the choice which would you do?
- Give up one cup of coffee on the first day of the month or give up TappingQ&A
- Give up two movies in the next year or give up TappingQ&A
- Give up one night with friends or give up TappingQ&A
I’m Not Really Asking You To Give Up TappingQ&A
I am not asking you to give up TappingQ&A, but I ask those questions so that you consider what the free resources mean to you.
AND I would like to give you the chance to demonstrate what you think it is worth.
April 21st through May 12th ten EFT practitioners are going to the Philippines to tap with 10,000 kids whose lives were impacted by a major typhoon last November. I am asking you to consider a way that you can show your appreciation for the value of TappingQ&A is by helping to support this powerful work.
Better Than Any Thank You
I love the very kind notes that people often send me thanking me for the site. I love when people tell me about how they used one of the tools to make their life better.
It really means a lot, but this would mean so much more.
If you want to say thank you for what you receive free from TappingQ&A you can do it in a way in which you will be also helping kids on the other side of the world recover from a major trauma.
I am not asking you to do something I won’t do. I receive a number of things free of charge to which I willing give money monthly because I believe in the work that is being done. (I donate $100 a month to just one cause because I know it brings me so much value each month.)
If you would like details on the project you can find them here: Full details
Click this link and make a small donation.
A donation as small as $25 will mean EFT work for 5 kids.
You Give! You Get!
As a thank you if you donate $25 or more I will send you:
- “50 EFT Scripts To Stop Self-Sabotage” ebook by me
- “New Energy Therapies” ebook by Steve Wells and David Lake
- “EFT Level 1 Manual” ebook by Tania A. Prince.
- (If we reach the goal of $15k) I will do 4 free teleclasses.
Think of it like this: Kids receive the help they need and you receive some really useful tapping bonuses.
Click this link and make a small donation.
Thanks for your continued support of TappingQ&A.
Please let me know what I can do to be helpful!
Here is the video about the Empower The Philippines project:
[Read more…] about Empower The Philippines (We NEED Your Help!)
Last November super typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines.
- 12 million people were impacted directly
- 4 million people were displaced from their homes
- 1 million homes were damaged or destroyed
In addition to the hardship of the destruction, I can’t even begin to imagine the emotional toll an experience like that would have on me. Some of the children who lived through it described being crippled with fear every time the wind blows.
My friend Sebastiaan van der Schrier decided that something needed to be done for those impacted by the storm. Especially the kids!
In December he went to the Philippines where he worked with local government leaders to introduce EFT in as many schools as he could reach and he tapped with hundreds of kids to bring relief to the trauma they had suffered.
After this experience he decided he wanted to do more!
His new goal?
- Tap with 10,000 kids (yes, 10,000)
- Train 100 local practitioners
- Train 3 local trainers
- Build 200 sustainable homes
- Build 5 storm proof classrooms
To achieve this goal Sebastiaan is doing two things.
First, he has invited 10 practitioners to join him April 21st – May 12th in the Philippines to tap with kids and run trainings. These practitioners are closing down their practices for few weeks to help out.
Second, he is reaching out to the tapping community help raise the funds to pull off this amazing ambitious goal.
Last week I received a note from Sebastiaan asking if I would be willing to support him in this endeavor.
The answer was yes, of course.
On a closer reading of his note I realized he was inviting me to be one of the 10 practitioners to join him.
I was (and still am) amazed by the invitation.
I looked at my calendar, moved a few things around and I will be joining the team for 10 days.
I Need Your Help
I am reaching out to ask for your help.
In order to pull off everything that Sebastiaan wants to do we need to raise $150,000. I figured that since I was one of the 10 practitioners going that I should try to raise 10% of that.
My personal goal is to raise $15,000. If we do this it means I will be able to work with 1000 kids and we will be able to build one storm proof classroom.
If everyone who reads this email donated just $25 we would reach that goal many times over.
Think of it this way… $25 will mean that I will get to work with 5 kids tapping on a major trauma working to giving them back the joy of childhood.
You Help AND You Get Something
If you donate $25 or more I will send you an ebook containing 50 tapping scripts to help you stop self-sabotage in your own life, a copy of Steve Wells and David Lake’s ebook “New Energy Therapies”, and a copy of the EFT Level Manual ebook by Tania A. Prince.
ALSO, if we reach our goal of $15k then I will run a 4-week series of tapping calls for everyone on my mailing list, not just the people who donated.
Your donation means that:
- Kids receive trauma relief
- Homes and schools are built
- You get 50 awesome tapping scripts, “New Energy Therapies” ebook, and Level EFT Manual
- Everyone can participate in free tapping teleclasses.
How could you say no to that?
If you are looking for more information on the project please take a few minutes to watch this video.
To ensure you get your bonus for donating use the following link. By doing that I will be able to send you an email with your tapping scripts via the donation system.
(I will still be able to send you the ebook if you donate anonymously. I won’t even know who you are.)
Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions about the trip, the work, or making a donation, please let me know.
PS: I know I ask you all the time to pass my stuff along to people you know who might benefit from the resources on the site. This time it would mean even more to me if you would pass along the link to this very worthy cause.
A few weeks ago I sent out an email explaining why I run TappingQ&A. As part of the email I invited readers to unsubscribe from this mailing list.
It’s not that I wanted people to unsubscribe. It is just that I know how valuable your time is and my aim is to be helpful, not a drain on your time. I only want to be sending emails to people who find them useful.
Two things happened.
One, I had a higher unsubscribe rate than I normally do. Many of the people who unsubscribed explained why and thanked me. It was very nice.
Two, I received a flood of emails saying just the opposite. Things like this:
"I really appreciate not only the great products you produce but also your honesty and authenticity."
"One of the things I really like about your style is your honest clarity. You are the friend I have not personally met, a spectacular mentor, teacher and more and I really look forward to your emails."
"Thanks for all the emails! They are a thread of sanity some days! I keep sending them on to friends as well."
That didn’t happen by accident. I have worked really hard to create a relationship with my readers.
Would you like to learn how to create the same rapport with your readers and customers? If so, I encourage you to check out the live event I am presenting at the end of March.
Full details here: http://111marketinglessons.com
And you can register here: http://111marketinglessons.com/now
As always, let me know if there is anything I can do for you,
PS: If you have specific questions about the event do please drop me a note or call me on 443.957.1317.
PPS: Remember if you sign up before February 10th there is a $500 discount with the code "earlybird".
I am so excited about the live training event I am doing in March!
After sending the note out last week I received a number of emails and phone calls with questions about the event, which I have answered below.
If you have any other questions please let me know by replying to this email or calling 443.957.1317.
As always, let me know what I can do to be helpful,
PS: If you don’t know what I am talking about, you can check out the full details here: http://111marketinglessons.com
*** Questions and Answers ***
Is there still room?
Yes! We would love you to come. You can register here: http://111marketinglessons.com/now
Remember, use "earlybird" for $500 off.
When I get home after the event what will be able to do?
The two day training is structured so you will walk away with two things. First, you will understand at a conceptual level how I run my business and my marketing. More importantly you will understand why I have structured by business in this way so that you can apply the ideas that are right for you to your own work.
Second, the bulk of the class will be in the form of actionable steps that you can take right away. Because each lesson will be taught with real world examples you will see how to apply it to your own business.
Here are the outcomes of what you will learn in each module:
- Module 1 will show you how to create a plan to communicate with customers, help you determine which steps need to be taken, and decide which are the most valuable steps to be taken first.
- You will say: "I’m no longer just stabbing the in dark. I now know exactly what the goal of each email, blog post, web page, tweet, status update, audio and video is and how it fits into the big picture, serves my clients, and grows my business."
- Module 2 will teach you to communicate clearly about what your products and services do and make it easier for your customers to make buying decisions.
- You will say: "I now know how to talk about my work and my products in such a way that my clients see exactly how they fit into their lives."
- Module 3 will give you the tools to create a client base that is looking forward to hearing from you (and buying from you) because they know when you communicate it will serve them and make their lives better.
- Your customers will say when they get your emails: "I can’t wait to see what they have to say this time!"
- Module 4 will teach you how to create useful and desirable offerings which are much easier to sell.
- You will say: "I am no longering creating products and hoping they resonate with my customer. I know what they need and want to buy!"
- Module 5 will teach you how to write in a way that doesn’t feel painful and time consuming, but instead makes writing an easy and manageable task.
- You will say: "I am no longer dreading sitting down to write. I am actually looking forward to it!"
- Module 6 will prevent you from shooting yourself in the foot by avoiding the things that confuse your customers. Instead you will help customers see how your products and services fit into their lives.
- Your customers will say: "I can see clearly how that will improve my life. I need that!"
- Module 7 will teach you to communicate with your clients in manageable chunks that are easy to understand and will prompt them to develop a craving for wanting more of what you have to offer.
- Your customers will say: "That was so useful. I want to know what else they have to offer."
- Module 8 will give you the tools that will help you to communicate more clearly with your potential customers to educate them on what they are struggling with and how you can be helpful to them.
- Your customers will say: "Wow! I didn’t know it was that bad. I am glad I found this product/service so I can deal with this before it gets any worse."
What materials am I going to walk away with?
Each of the 8 modules comes with a spiral notebook including all the lessons and all of my slides. In addition to the content there will be lots of space in the notebooks for you to take additional notes.
You will also take home a library of marketing, writing, and communication books that I use in my own practice. (Note: If you don’t want to carry the books home I will happily to mail them to you after the event.)
Am I going to get a chance to try out anything I am learning while I am there?
Yes, there will be a number of exercises and opportunities to try out what you are learning. You will receive feedback from your classmates and from me. I believe it is really important to try things out in order to learn.
Is there some sort of money back guarantee?
If you are not completely satisfied by what you are learning by lunch time on Saturday I will give you a full refund on the spot. No questions asked.
Do I have to stay at the hotel?
No. We have a group of rooms set aside at the hotel at the discounted rate of $99, but you can stay where you like. There are two hotels that share the same parking lot as our host hotel and many others within a 5 minute drive.
How easy is it to get to Baltimore?
Super easy! One of the reasons I chose Baltimore is because the airport is one of the cheapest to fly in and out of in the US. We are also very close to the Amtrak station. (That is how I am getting to the event!)
Are you going to record the class and make it available for purchase later?
At this point there are no plans to record the class.
Register Now: http://111marketinglessons.com/now and remember to use "earlybird" for $500 off.