EFT for decision making

Hi There!

Thanks for the great feedback on yesterday’s post on writer’s block!

For today, I’d like to pick out an aspect that many of  us find truly difficult to deal with:

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Once we sit down and want to get started on a project, we get so many good ideas that we truly don’t know which one to pick  anymore. So we start with one, then the next one, work on two or three simultaneously, only to find that nothing really gets done and finished.

For an online business entrepreneur, this mindset can cost dollars and cents, as whatever isn’t finished can’t be offered to  others who  might be interested in purchasing it.

But how do  we chose what to do next? And what do  we do  with all  the good ideas we have?

Let me answer the second question first (and you bet that I know this from experience, as the flow of good ideas is a blessing as much as a curse for me, too).

The answer is simple: Write them down!

Just brainstorm them. Don’t judge or rate them, they are what they are right now.

I purchased a small pocketbook with a metal cover and a built in pen for  this  purpose. So I never run the risk to not be able to take notes while I am away from my computer.

The trick is to have them in one place, one note book, one folder, so that we don’t get sidetracked by trying to find the notes we already took. I used to write half finished articles and put them away, only to  pick up  the same idea later and reinvent the  wheel. What a waste of time that was became clear to me after I tracked down the initial notes and found that they expressed what I wanted to  say so well that I could just have finished the article with a couple of sentences, instead of writing it  all from scratch.

Your notes are a great resource, so use them and file them well.

Another reason to  have everything in one place is because it actually helps you evaluate what your next project should be: If the idea, or aspects of the idea, come up over and over again, there is something to it that needs exploring. And it might even be that the most important thoughts are already finished, so you’ll be in good  shape  for  your next endeavour.

And this  leads to the first question: Which topic should I pick and finish?

The answer is obvious, but might stir up some resistance: The one that comes easiest!

See: You will finish more than one project, so don’t worry about starting with one  that doesn’t express everything yoou can do.

But whenever something comes easy (and there is a good chance that other people won’t find it easy at all…), it means that  you are ready for it.

Just do it and finish it and see what happens. You willl learn valuable lessons along  the way and find ways to expand from there. Chances are that after you finished the first, “easy” project, the next one seems obvious and comfortable to  do as well. So by following this advise, you will produce and finish many more of your projects comfortable and easily.

Does this make sense?

So let’s tap on the resistance to doing what comes easy:
KP: Even though I am overwhelmed with good ideas, I deeply and completely accept myself.

KP: Even though I feel that it has to be a struggle, I can’t just do what comes easiest, I choose to relax and take it one step at a  time

KP: Even though I refuse to do easy projects only, that would not represent what I am capable of, I’d feel like chating, I honor my good intentions and produce a great producct anyway.

TH: I can’t let it be easy!

IE: That would be chating!

OE: I can do better than that

UE: And I feel that unless I struggle, my work isn’t worth as much

UN: It has to be a struggle

UL: I refuse to spend time with things that are easy for me

CB: I am afraid to be judged for the things that are easy

UA: And I want to prove that I am capable of more

TH: I have so many good ideas, and it doesn’t feel right to focus on those that come easy

TH: What if what is easy for me is tough for others?

IE: What if there was great value, even in smaller projects?

OE: What if I would just finish what comes easy, and then evaluate the quality of te idea?

UE: I might surprise myself with how valuable the project actually is

UN: What if it didn’t have to be a struggle?

UL: And what if I could produce a pot more quality if I took it one step at a time?

CB: I chose to try doing first things first

UA: And letting it be easy and comfortable so that I can finish it quickly.

TH: It doesn’t have to be a struggle, and I am grateful  that I can let go of that belief now.

TH: Wow, I am surprised how much I get done when I start with what comes easy

IE: And it doesn’t have to be frustrating anymore either

OE:I actually enjoy the productivity that I can now display

UE: I never knew I can get so much done so easily

UN: And that I didn’t have to struggle to move forward with what I have to do

UL: By getting done what comes easy

CB: I am also getting closer to accomplishing the things that were hard before

UA: I am learning and growing one step at a time, and I am finally finishing what I started!

TH: I am grateful for my new found speed and comfort in getting things done!
Take a deep breath and think about it:  How do you feel now? Do you notice a shift in how you perceive your projects? Does it make sense to just get something done when you feel stuck and overwhelmed?
The movement alone makes in enjoyable and brings the energy you need to go  to the next level.

I am looking forward to your feedback!
Much Love and until tomorrow!

Ingrid

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About Ingrid Dinter

Ingrid Dinter is the owner of Healing Now and Transform For Success in Hopkinton, NH. As a Certified EFT trainer and business coach, she helps Transformational Entrepreneurs Make More Money, Make A Difference and Make Their Story Matter. Ingrid offers EFT Certification trainings as well as private sessions to support her clients. Ingrid has been using EFT since 2002 and is registered with the NH board for mental health practice as an alternative provider. The board has no oversight over her practice.

2 Responses to “EFT for decision making”

  1. Can totally identify with this scenario.

    Always get these ideas and more ideas that flood out, and most never amount to anything, just a rolling list.

    This helps.
    Thanks
    Toshi O.

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