Here’s the Best Advice I Have For Business Owners

Someone asked me what’s the best advice I can give to a business owner.

It didn’t take me long to answer. It’s the advice I wish someone had given me so I wouldn’t have spent years wondering why I wasn’t making any headway with my business.

Here it is: Fix your subconscious before you try to do anything else.

Here’s why you want to change your subconscious first.

I’ve seen it over and over again—someone shells out a huge amount of money for a program that promises to teach them how to grow their business.

Then, a few weeks—or even days—in, they realize they’re stuck.

There’s nothing wrong with the program. It’s just that they’re not following through on it.

  • Not taking a specific action the program calls for,
  • Or “pulling their punch” by doing what they’re supposed to, but doing it poorly,
  • Or procrastinating in general, doing everything but the program they paid so much for.

They’re perfectly capable of following through on the program. They’re just not doing it. Or doing it slooooooowly.

Because…

Something in their subconscious got triggered.

So they’re out all that time and money with little to show for it.

But when they get rid of what is in the way first, they follow through on what will get them the business they want. Easily.

(Even entrepreneurs who seem to have it all together struggle with this. I know because I’ve worked with some. They come in doing well, but knowing they could do better. Once we start releasing subconscious blocks they start hitting their bigger goals.)

If any of this sounds like you, I want you to know it doesn’t mean you’re a bad business owner.

It doesn’t mean you’re broken.

It doesn’t mean the Universe is trying to give you a message that you’re not meant for that kind of success.

It just means you have something in your subconscious that has been getting triggered when you go after your goals. And you can change that.

Please find a way to clear out your subconscious.

Whether with me or with someone else.

Whether through Tapping or another modality.

Change your subconscious.

Do it before you spend a lot of time and money on something you can’t bring yourself to follow through on.

The world needs you to step up in a bigger way but…

You can’t do that when your subconscious is holding you back.

(By the way, in the video I talk about the next MVP Club for women leaders who know they’re meant for more. I’m afraid it’s all sold out now. But there’ll be another one—promise. I’ll tell you more in a bit.)

Until next time…

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

What Caused Your Subconscious Success Block?

When you realize that there’s something inside of you holding you and your business back, it can be totally frustrating.

You can also start blaming yourself.

Please don’t!

It’s just a subconscious success block that you internalized without realizing it that’s been getting in your way.

A subconscious success block is a message or rule in your subconscious that is sabotaging your conscious plans for your business.

Everyone has internalized rules and beliefs in their subconscious. Some are actually helpful, like don’t walk alone down dark alleys; some…not so much.

But how do those success blocks get into your subconscious in the first place?

You can usually trace them back to old programming that came from—

  • Explicit messages spoken to or around you,
  • Implicit messages from what you observed,
  • Decisions you made from experiences you had.

I describe several subconscious success blocks and where they came from in the video:

Often they come from messages and observations in childhood.

Sometimes they are internalized warnings from something powerful that happened in adulthood.

Sometimes these messages were internalized from religion, the media, or the community around you.

But no matter where they come from, no amount of willpower, or logic, can fully get beyond these once they’re in your subconscious.

They will at least take energy to push past. Energy you could use for something better.

If you don’t want to be slowed down or stopped by your own subconscious, you need to dig those blocks up and release them.

That’s what I do both with my one-on-one clients and in my MVP Clubs—small groups of women leaders who know they’re meant for more where we identify and tap to release blocks in the areas of Mindset, Visibility, and Profitability.

(By the way, in the video I talk about the next MVP Club. I’m afraid it’s all sold out now. But there’ll be another one—promise. I’ll tell you more in a bit.)

So if you realize that you’re holding your business back, look for the subconscious blocks getting in your way and release them.

To get some help with that, just reach out. We’ll talk about what’s going on with you, what’s getting in your way, and if Tapping is a fit.

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

The Secret Ingredient Every Woman Entrepreneur Needs

There’s one thing every woman entrepreneur needs to grow her business and reach her potential.

To really succeed, we need a supportive group of other women business owners.

Why? Well, three reasons:

  1. You’ll fast forward your growth. The women in the group know the things you don’t even know you don’t know, and they share resources and can answer your questions quickly.
  2. Being around other women business owners who are growing expands your thinking. You start to realize you can do a whole lot more.
  3. Finally, it’s lonely being a business owner. Other women business owners will encourage you to keep going when your latest launch falls flat and cheer you on when you have your best month ever.

Turns out my MVP Clubs give exactly that kind of support to each other.

It wasn’t what I had in mind when I created them. The plan was only that an MVP Club would—

  • Be a place for women to release blocks in the three areas women leaders often hold themselves back subconsciously, and
  • Help members uncover and release blocks they didn’t know they had by tapping along with others in the group.

That’s what I expected to happen, and it has. Much more than I expected.

But what has also happened—every time I’ve run a group—is that the women become incredibly supportive of each other.

There is amazing power in this. Everyone feels accepted and knows that they’re not the only one struggling with tough issues.

And everyone gets encouragement to do much more than they ever thought they could.

Which leads to big growth.

You can find out more about the MVP Club at
https://unblockresults.com/the-mvp-club/

So if you’re a woman entrepreneur and haven’t joined a group like this yet, please find one that can give you that kind of emotional support, share resources you need, show you what’s possible, and cheer you on as you grow—whether that’s the MVP Club or another group of positive, supportive women leaders.

And if the MVP Club is calling to you, I’m starting a new one.

Just reach out. We’ll set up a time to talk about what’s holding you back and see if the MVP Club is a fit.

Hope I hear from you soon

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

The Club Women Business Owners Join When They Know They’re Ready For More

You know you and your business are capable of more—
More Money.
More Clients.
More Impact.

And yet…something keeps holding you back.

To find out more about how your subconscious gets in your way and what to do to change that, watch this:


Please know, there’s nothing wrong with you. And you’re not alone.

But you need to release the subconscious success blocks that have been holding you back. At least if you want to reach your potential.

That’s what we do in my MVP Club.

We get rid of blocks in three areas:

  • Mindset (the “M” in “MVP”), those doubts that get in the way of seeing yourself as capable of and deserving more success,
  • Visibility (“V”), those fears that keep you from showing up in a bigger way, and
  • Profitability (“P), the gunk that keeps you from asking for, making or keeping more money.

And…

It’s time for another MVP Club to start! Yay! (And the crowd goes wild.)

In the one that just ended last week, all the women had such great results they signed up for another go round.

So I’m starting a new one.

Here’s the timing. We start in 3 weeks. The twelve sessions will run for about four months since we’re taking some Fridays off, especially holidays.

Some of the results people got inside the club this last go-round are:

  • Having their highest revenue months. Ever.
  • Being invited to talk to groups showcasing their expertise.
  • Stepping onto stages, and presenting on video, with more confidence.
  • Hiring ideal team members to support them as they grow.
  • Scheduling—and taking—real downtime.
  • Creating (and selling) new big-ticket items.

And I’m sure I’ve forgotten some of the things they shared.

To find out more about what happens in the MVP Club and who it’s for, check out https://UnblockResults.com/the-mvp-club/.

I’ve set aside some times for you in my calendar this week and next to talk about what’s going on with you, answer any questions you have, and—if there’s a fit—get you enrolled. Just hit reply to this email and we can set up a time to talk.

I can’t wait for you to meet the other great women in the MVP Club!

—Nancy

Use This to Find Out If the Patriarchy is Preventing Your Profitability

Do you have an old patriarchal rule getting in the way of making, keeping or managing your money?

In the video I identify several, then walk you through a way to test each one to see if it’s in your subconscious:

Women often have an outdated rule or two about money from the Patriarchy rattling around in their subconscious.

Messing with their profitability.

Pretty much any rule that has “a man” or “men” in it probably has its roots in the Patriarchy. A really common one is “I shouldn’t make more than a man.”

You might also find the Patriarchy behind any rule that contains “a woman” or “women.” Like “Women can’t handle money well.”

Then there’s my favorite, “I should be taken care of by a man.” This one has tripped up more independent, confident clients than any of us ever expected.

Now, none of these powerful women consciously agree with any of these sexist, misogynistic statements.

They reject them. Absolutely.

But there they are, hiding out in their subconscious.

Luckily, once we’ve found one we can tap and release it for good.

Ready to discover some Patriarchal Profitability rules in your own subconscious?

Here’s how I do that with my clients.

First, I come up with a list of possible subconscious rules that might be getting in a client’s way.

I have my client repeat each one and rate it on a scale of 0-100 percent for how true or powerful it feels. (0=no power to it at all; 100=it feels totally true, even though you know it’s not.)

The higher the number, the more powerfully it’s holding you back.

There are different ways to get your rating: (i) emotionally—”it feels 82% true”; (ii) physically—like a punch in the gut or heaviness in your body that “feels 75% powerful”; or (iii) if you’re like me, you just have a number pop into your head and accept that as your rating.

Okay, here we go.

Read each statement from this list of a few common patriarchal profitability blocks out loud. (That makes a difference.) Then give it a rating from 0-100 percent for how true or powerful it feels to you.

  • “I shouldn’t make more than a man”
  • “I shouldn’t make more than my father.” [You can substitute “my brother” or another male relative.]
  • “Women can’t make more than men.”
  • “Women shouldn’t make more than men.”
  • “I don’t need to make as much as a man.”
  • “No one will love me if I make too much.”
  • “I should be taken care of by a man.”
  • “Women aren’t good with numbers.”
  • “Women don’t handle money well.”
  • “Women don’t make good decisions.”
  • “I’m not good with money.”
  • “I don’t handle money well.”
  • “I don’t make good decisions.”

Anything that’s got a charge over 10% will slow your Profitability down. And the higher the number, the bigger the effect it will have on you.

So did you have any high earners? Or do you have money issues that don’t seem to match up to what I had you say here?

I’d love to know. Just reply to this email and tell me what came up for you. (I read every email personally.)

One more thing. Just because you have an old rule in your subconscious does not mean you’re stuck with it.

You can get rid of it.

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

Not Visible Enough? Blame the Patriarchy!

Old patriarchal rules have been showing up in my MVP clients’ subconscious, mucking up their Visibility.

How? Let me ‘splain.

In the MVP Framework I use, Visibility (the “V” in MVP) is about getting in front of a bigger audience, whether through your writing, videos, in-person speaking, or any way you reach the people you’re here for.

Patriarchal muck limiting our Visibility has seeped deep into the subconscious of many women. Even the most successful ones!

Watch to get details on some of the worst patriarchal rules for visibility and where they can come from.

This old patriarchal slime can show up in a number of ways, perhaps sounding like “No one wants to hear what I have to say.

If you catch yourself muttering something like that to yourself, you might have internalized this slam to your ego when:

  • Your raised hand was passed over at school in favor of a boy’s. Over and over again.
  • Or you were regularly talked over at work.
  • Or your ideas were ignored until a male colleague put them forward as his own, when suddenly they were accepted by the boss as pure brilliance.
  • Or maybe, like many of us, your mother gave you the message to not speak up or stand out. She probably did it to keep you safe, but still .…

And even though the crud no longer serves you (if it ever did), there it is in your subconscious, getting triggered whenever you risk being seen in a much bigger way.

Another old bit of patriarchal sludge a lot of women have is “It’s not safe to be seen.

One client had a nasty example of this.

She’s amazing and has something big to get out in the world, something that’s going to change lives.

But she was dragging her feet getting her program out there.

When we went digging for reasons why, up popped a co-worker from an early job.

This jack@$$ made crude comments about her. Followed her around, leering at her. Acted as if he had a right to treat her any way he wanted.

Ever since then, her subconscious has made her hesitant to stand out. To speak up. To be noticed.

It was afraid she’d attract another jerk.

(Just so you know, this has happened to quite a few of my clients. And friends. And relations. Sigh.)

So in one session we tapped on that experience. Now she’s marketing with enthusiasm, excited about all the attention she’s going to get when she gets her program out in the world.

Does any of this sound like you? Do you find yourself reluctant to get out there and be seen in a bigger way?

Maybe it really IS the patriarchy!

And it’s time to change it.

Hit “Reply.” Let’s set up a time to talk about what’s going on with you and how we might change it.

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

The Patriarchal Rule Preventing My Client From Hiring Was….

Are you holding your business back?

Maybe it’s due to an outdated patriarchal rule rattling around in your subconscious.

Last week I talked about how internalized patriarchal rules have been slowing down the truly amazing women in my MVP Clubs.

Today I want to go a bit deeper on how some of those patriarchal rules have shown up in the Mindset area.

Mindset (The “M” in “MVP Club”) is the ability to see yourself as a leader, a real force in the world.

Watch the video to hear about how patriarchal Mindset blocks show up:

There are a number of blocks that might get triggered when you start to see yourself as a bigger leader which often come from patriarchal rules.

These patriarchal Mindset blocks can sound like:

  • “Who am I to …” want a bigger business / think I have anything to offer / believe people should work with me.
  • “I’m not allowed to be more successful”
  • “I have to do everything myself.”

(Any of those sound familiar?!)

One of my clients was really ready to hire a bigger team. She was burning the candle at both ends trying to do all the things in her business while still spending time with her husband and caring for her young kids.

She was exhausted.

She knew she needed to hire more people to grow, not just to meet the vision she had for her business but to get some time back for herself.

So why wasn’t she?

Well, she had a ton of reasons, like:

  • “I don’t have the time to train them.”
  • “What if I have to fire a new hire and start over? I’ll lose even more time.”
  • And “Nobody can do what I do as well as I do it.”

Realizing these “reasons” were excuses, she pushed herself to hire a couple of people. But that took all the energy she had.

And it wasn’t enough.

When we went looking for the subconscious success blocks getting in the way of hiring more people, what came up was a perfect gem from the old patriarchal regime—

“I have to make everyone happy.”

This is something that girls have been taught for generations is our job.

In some ways, it was the way we gained power. Keep others happy—especially men—so we would be necessary to them and they’d want to take care of us.

It was a brilliant strategy when power dynamics left us very few options.

But now that times have changed—when we can hold decent jobs and even run our own businesses—the old expectation that we’ll keep everyone around us happy is a real burden.

Look at my client.

According to her subconscious, the more people she hired, the more people she had to keep happy.

That’s a lot of emotional work. And she already had more than enough people to keep happy, thank you very much!

So we tapped and released the block.

Within a few weeks she hired more team members and got some time back for herself.

It was that easy.

So do you find yourself reluctant to hire someone? Or do you hold your business back in another area?

Let’s talk about what’s really going on with you—whether it’s an internalized patriarchal rule or some other subconscious success block. Just hit “reply” to this email and we’ll set up a time to chat.

Until then…

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

My Session with a Master Sales Coach

I have something a little different to share with you this week—an on-air coaching session with my sales mentor, the incredible Nikki Rausch (a/k/a The Sales Maven), that we recorded for her podcast.

I talk a little about my background and how my life experiences and my desire to change people’s lives for the better led me to where I am today: getting rid of people’s subconscious blocks, especially for women and women entrepreneurs.

I also talk about the origin of my MVP (Mindset, Visiblity, and Profitability) solution for getting rid of blocks and the MVP Club I host.

And all of this is part of a great 1:1 sales coaching session.

Please listen-in on our conversation:

(You can also visit the page for my episode of Nikki’s podcast here.)

You’ll hear me talk a bit about the results my clients get, different ways I work, and about the MVP Club itself—small groups of women entrepreneurs and leaders in which we release what holds them back from their bigger vision using Tapping.

Then you’ll get Nikki’s great suggestions for filling small group programs like the MVP Club.

Nikki’s podcasts—and trainings, and books, and workshops, and give-aways—are always full of useful information on ways to sell without ending up feeling covered in slime.

Instead, she teaches how to sell as a service to others, always keeping your relationships with them the priority.

When you talk with her on Zoom, or meet with her in person (I’ve done both), you experience how truly genuine Nikki is. Even when you know that she has her selling hat on, you know that you are important to her, that she cares about you as a person.

And that’s the approach she teaches.

I belong to Nikki’s Sales Maven Society and have been privately coached by her. I highly recommend working with her, or at least signing up for her weekly emails.

Just know, if you do work with Nikki I won’t get anything except the satisfaction of helping you find an amazing resource for learning to sell.

And yes, I’ll be implementing what Nikki recommended when I open my next MVP Club in the fall.

Happy Tapping!
—Nancy

What’s Holding Women Entrepreneurs Back More Than Men?

In working with the women in my MVP Clubs to release their subconscious blocks, I’ve been uncovering something I never expected to find in 2021.

At least not to the extent I’ve been seeing it.

Watch the video to find out more:

These are really amazing women: speakers, writers, consultants, artists, financial advisors, coaches and more. Women who are solos and women running teams. Women who keep going despite struggling financially at times and women who make multiple six figures consistently.

No matter what they are doing or where they are in their journey, they feel called to do more. Have more. Be more. Have a bigger impact.

And along the way they’ve been slowed down by their number one nemesis.

Themselves.

More specifically, by their subconscious.

And what’s been coming up a lot lately in our sessions has been a thread that I frankly didn’t expect to see.

At least, I didn’t expect to see it in these accomplished, intelligent, highly educated, capable and successful women.

What we’ve been uncovering is a deep strain of patriarchal rules holding them back.

Rules like:

  • “I can’t be more successful than the men in my life.”
  • “Women can’t be leaders.”
  • “I’m supposed to be taken care of by a man.”
  • “I should defer to a man.”
  • “Men make better decisions.”
  • “Men are smarter—or more effective—or better than women.”

And on and on.

Don’t get me wrong! None of these women accept any of these ideas consciously.

Consciously, we all say “F*** the Patriarchy” with conviction. (We actually have fun saying that in the group. Especially with conviction!)

Consciously we can and do reject these patriarchal ideas.

But when we go digging for the reasons someone has been holding herself back from growing her team, or raising her rates, or reaching out to that potential partner, or moving forward with the next project, up come some of these old chestnuts that most of us consciously rejected long ago.

Then we tap to neutralize them so they can’t do any more damage.

If you wonder if you might have some of those patriarchal messages rattling around in your subconscious, ask yourself:

  • What messages did you get growing up about the differences between men and women?
  • Which of those messages did you laugh about when you got older?
  • Or get mad at?
  • Or vehemently dismiss, saying “Not me. NEVER me.”

You’d be surprised at how many of those found your way into your subconscious.

Where they may be holding you back.

Here’s the trick. If they are in your subconscious, you probably still get a bit… irked when you think of them. That’s how you know they’re still there.

Really, if you react with anything other than a light-hearted chuckle, they are probably having some kind of effect on you.

Slowing you down.

Like they’d been slowing down my MVP-ers. At least, before we tapped and released them.

So I’m curious. What was the message about men and women you heard most growing up? Drop me an email to let me know!

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

Did 2020 Wake You Up?

A lot of people woke up to some significant realizations about themselves and their lives during the pandemic.

Now that the world is starting to open back up, we’re in danger of going back to sleep. Going back to the way our lives used to be.

I don’t want that for you.

Watch my video to find out how to “stay awake” and create the life you want.

We had some significant time for reflection over the past 15 months or so.

Time to think about:

  • How do I really want to live?
  • What am I really called to do with my life?
  • Why am I staying small—not doing what I know I’m here to do in a much bigger way?

If nothing else, the pandemic reminded us all that life can be short.

So . . .

If you’re not doing what you’re meant to do—why not?

If you are, but you’re limiting your reach, why?

I can answer those last two questions.

If you’re not doing what you’re meant to do, there’s probably some old messages planted in your subconscious that get triggered when you think about making a big change.

Those messages can sound like—

  • “Who am I to think I can do that?”
  • I can’t make a living at that” or
  • “I don’t deserve it”

If you are doing what you’re called to do, but not having the impact you know you’re capable of, your blocks might sound like—

  • “It’s not safe to be really successful.”
  • “I’m not allowed to make more money.”
  • “That life’s for other people, not for me.”

I have released all those blocks (and a lot more) with Tapping.

Then I’ve watched those clients go out and grow their businesses, make more money, and create a much bigger impact doing what they’re meant to do.

So, did this last 15 months really wake you up to something you’re meant to do, or meant to do in a bigger way?

Don’t go back to sleep!

Start taking action.

If you find you are holding yourself back, reach out.

Some targeted Tapping can release whatever subconscious success blocks are holding you back.

Then you don’t have to fight yourself by trying to get more motivated, or using sheer willpower to make the change you want.

Instead, you can use all that energy to figure out a plan to get you where you’re meant to go, then take the steps to get there.

Please, do what you’re here to do. If you need help, I’m here.

Until next time . . .

Happy Tapping!

—Nancy

Nancy Linnerooth, EFT/Tapping Expert

http://UnblockResults.com