My eldest son is studying to be a professional poker player. (Yes, I was not very happy at first). Lately he has been having a very bad run. It looks like he has been sabotaging his game, not that I subscribe at all to the notion of sabotage.
He understands the work I do and asked me a couple of weeks ago for a session of EFT to clear the blocks which were clearly hindering his performance.
He basically knew what he was doing wrong while playing. He was calling when he should be folding. That’s card talk for knowing when to throw in the towel because it is obvious that the hand is a losing one. Even though he was aware that he should be folding, he still kept calling and the results were disastrous.
He assessed the brevity of the situation at 9 out of 10, meaning that it was a very significant problem and he was doing it often. We quickly tapped it down to a zero and he no longer felt that to be a problem.
We also tapped on ‘I don’t think/believe I’m going to make a living out of this,’ and ‘I don’t concentrate/focus enough when I’m playing.’ Other blocks included,’ ‘When I have a losing session I continue to play badly.’
All of these were cleared to a zero and then we did some tapping on installing positive goals such as what level he wants to attain this week, this year and next year. He needs to continue to tap on those frequently just as one might repeat affirmations until they are rock solid beliefs.
Today, my son sent me a graph of his playing since the session. I don’t know much about poker, but I understand the significance of a graph when I see one. I know that the timeframe is short and the winnings are not high, but the graph indicates a very rapid increase in performance. He told me on the phone that he has been playing the best he has ever played in his life since the session.
Of course I am thrilled. I already knew that EFT was the ultimate tool for peak performance and success but actually seeing a graph makes it all the more real.
Well, you might say, how does that apply to me? I don’t play poker. Sure, neither do I, but I do understand the power of being ‘in the zone.’ I do understand that when I feel invincible I could sell ice to the eskimos. (Sorry about the cliché). I completely get that when my mindset is totally aligned with my goals then I am unstoppable. I know that when I believe 100% that my goals are achievable, then they are.
My son also learned from the session what he can do if he falters again, and he will, because we all have glass ceilings which need breaking from time to time. He now has a tool to break through those pesky blocks, and to keep him motivated and to keep his goals working for him.
I am so proud of him. I have never had a young male as a client. Most of them simply aren’t ready to either admit to blocks or allow the possibility of being vulnerable enough to make positive changes.
He does know the power of mindset to his game. Mindset is crucial to all performance based activities, probably none more so than poker because of the high stakes involved. But it is also crucial to all business success.
The right mindset equals the right results because our thoughts create our reality.
Have another look at the graph. Imagine your business graph if knew how to take full advantage of this very powerful tool.
Madonna works with MLM’ers and home based business owners to help them develop the mindset required to become a successful solopreneur.
Madonna Robinson is a Personal Development Consultant and Mindset Specialist, a Level 3 EFT Practitioner, trained in Matrix Reimprinting, a certified Life Coach, an NLP Master, holds certificate IV in Small Business Management, Workplace Training and Assessment and TESOL, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities and a Diploma of Education.
She is available for consultations in person or on the phone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book an appointment.