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The Next Frontier Of Our Evolution

It feels like a good day for a bold claim, so I’m putting this out there:
 
Energy work is the next frontier of our evolution as humans.
 
Yeah baby.
 
Why?
 
Because it makes everything easier.
 
A glimpse into the history books shows that not too long ago, much of the world’s population lived in fear of disease, sickness, and death.
 
Life, except for the chosen few, was extremely hard.
 
Every era has a revolution of sorts, a growth in awareness where the masses decide what is no longer acceptable.
 
Things that were previously taboo are spoken about, ideas are shared, and changes are made.
 
Life improves.
 
Often these improvements seem slow, frustrating, and painful.
 
Yet when we view it from a wider perspective, and compare the advances humans have made in the last 100 years compared to the preceding 1000, it’s clear that things are speeding up.
 
If you don’t believe me that life is better now than the ‘good old days’, have a read of some historical fiction or factual accounts of everyday life for the average person 90 years ago.
 
I mean, no running water or central heating. No toilet paper?! Scratchy sack clothes. Open sewers in the streets. And that’s just the everyday stuff, without even mentioning tiny children being sent out to work, domestic violence widely accepted as ‘normal’, and pretty much every other horror imaginable going mostly unchecked and unpunished.
 
So we are evolving, but what does that actually mean?
 
At my youngest daughter’s christening day, about nine years ago, I was deep in the throes of depression, and just beginning my personal quest to find out what the hell life is all about.
 
Sitting in the pub, (yeah, I’m British, we celebrate the birth of our kids with a bit of God, new outfits, and alcohol) with my parents and close friends, I asked them: “Do you think we’ve stopped evolving, now that we’re, you know, humans?”
 
And Will replied: “No. Now it’s more about the evolution of the mind.”
 
He was so right.
 
The little tinder box atop our necks holds the keys to so many of our advances.
 
In the Middle Ages, the medical community tackled the Church and basically said “We want control of the body. We want to research medicine and new ways of healing, and be the authority on it.”
 
The Church said: “Aright then lads, but you can’t have the mind – we’re keeping control of that in our domain.”
 
And there came a widening separation between body and mind, and it’s only in very recent history that the two have begun to become connected again.
 
Understanding the human body has led to great advances in medical science which have vastly improved the living conditions for many people.
 
Psychology, psycho-analysis, neuroscience, and other fields of learning and research have contributed to our understanding of what it means to be human, what it means to have a mind – and of course, how the function of our mind affects everything else in our lives.
 
From the classic placebo experiments, which demonstrate the ability of the mind to heal the body, to the use of visualisation and self-belief in sports performance, the human mind is now firmly established as something we need to know about if we’re to enjoy greater health, happiness, and success.
 
I see this development in our understanding of human potential as layers in our evolution.
 
The physical body can be seen, and therefore it’s a bit more obvious that we might learn something about how it operates by cutting it up and seeing how it works.
 
The mind, though it cannot be seen, is something we all experience. We recognise the presence of our thoughts, and our cognitive development, and it’s widely accepted that taking care of our mental condition, and mental health, is essential.
 
And the next layer?
 
A hidden layer, that cannot be seen, and, for the majority of us, is not something we naturally ‘experience’ a knowing of.
 
The energy system.
 
You see, just like your body has systems for organising and processing oxygen, food, and hormones, it has a system for organising and processing energy.
 
Energy, to put it simply, is the invisible stuff we’re all made from.
 
Einstein’s famous equation, E=MC2, simply means that all matter (stuff that has a physical form, like a table, a pen, or a human) is energy moving at a certain speed.
 
Now that doesn’t happen by chance.
 
The energy doesn’t gather together by accident and create a living, breathing, functioning human.
 
It has a system.
 
Just like understanding the digestive system is a great advantage if you want better health, understanding the energy system is an enormous advantage if you want a better life.
 
Why?
 
Because it’s the system that governs everything.
 
Let me explain…
 
The system, in its main parts, comprises of an energy field, a set of chakras, and some meridians.
 
The field is like a bubble around you, and it has layers that each do a different job.
 
The energy that’s all around us (everywhere) flows through the layers, and into the chakras.
 
These are ‘wheels’ of energy that emanate from the front of the body.
 
The energy moves through these wheels, and into the meridians, which are energy lines that run up and down the body. (If you’ve ever had acupuncture, these are what the practitioner sticks the needles in to.)
 
Why is this important?
 
Because that system (field, chakras, and meridians) is the blueprint for EVERYTHING about you.
 
It’s the building plan for your body, your mind, your emotions, and your abilities.
 
If it’s not happening in the energy system, it’s not happening.
 
This is why, even though the human body replicates and replaces its cells frequently (you get an entirely new liver every few weeks, and completely new skin every 30 days) the same problems and ‘flaws’ appear in the new organ.
 
The body is built according to the plans, so if there’s an ‘error’ in the plans (a problem in the energy system) and it’s not corrected, the new building will look exactly like the old one.
 
It’s exactly the same with your mind – both conscious and subconscious.
 
This is why you can spend months focusing on changing your behaviour, or altering the way you think about something, and yet you still seem to default to old habits.
 
Everything you think, say and do is established in the energy system. Every thought pattern. Every belief. Every ability. It’s all ‘written’ in your energetic blueprint.
 
Now you might be thinking, fecking hell, this is a nightmare, I’m chained to my energy system and it’s clearly full of flaws, blocks, and problems.
 
Hold up!
 
Let’s spin that another way…
 
O to the M to the G. This is brilliant. The things I find hard, can become easy, if I just make some changes in my energy system.
 
See?
 
Simply by acknowledging that there’s another layer of you, and understanding that this layer of you is running the show, you can stop arguing with the monkey and deal with the organ grinder instead.
 
You can stop battling your body, demonising your thoughts, or lamenting your struggles, and instead, go straight to the root of the issue, and sort it out!
 
Everything gets easier.
 
That’s the whole point.
 
That’s why understanding energy is so damn important.
 
It gives you an enormous advantage in this funny old game called life.
 
And that’s why working with energy is the next frontier of our evolution of humans.
 
Have you noticed that lots more people are talking about it?
 
Have you felt intrigued to find out more?
 
Fantastic.
 
That’s evolution right there.
 
This phase is going to be exciting as hell.
 
Love
 
Michelle xxx

My $72,000 Secret

Well this is embarrassing.

But I have a confession.

And an invitation to a celebration.

Remember when I launched Prosperity Prescription 2.0 in the summer?

I talked about it a LOT.

For two weeks, non-stop.

And then since then, unless you’re in the programme, you probably haven’t heard anything about it.

There’s a reason for that.

The launch was so successful that I was embarrassed to talk about it.

Yep, the queen of smashing upper limits, smacked head first into her own and has been subconsciously crippled by it ever since.

It was all going pretty well.

I was working hard, putting in long hours and pushing the launch boulder up the mountain.

The sales were coming in fairly steadily but slow enough to keep me pushing.

I was determined (my ego was determined) to ‘beat’ last year’s total of $45,267.

I was coming up against all sorts of inner ‘stuff’ during the launch and clearing it and moving forward, and clearing it again.

I did a lot of ‘growing’. It was uncomfortable but that in itself was kind of comforting.

Because I was trying hard.

A mantra from my childhood – “Well done, you tried really hard then, whatever happens, no-one can say you didn’t try hard.”

So if I was trying hard, then the outcome was fine whatever happened –

Try hard and fail, well at least I tried hard.

Try hard and succeed, well then I deserved it.

The night before the early-bird price ended, I was getting near the $40k mark.

That felt good. I was going to be close enough to last year not to feel like a failure.

My husband wasn’t going to be looking for another teaching job.

So I relaxed.

I celebrated with my family.

And the sales started flooding in.

Over the next 48 hours the total rose to $72,000.

On one hand I was ecstatic, thrilled, joyful.

And on the other hand I didn’t know how to handle it.

I hadn’t worked hard for that final $32,000.

Therefore did I really deserve it?

I had smacked into the upper limit of what I felt I was worth and deserving of.

And so I kept quiet about it.

I mentioned it once, hidden in a blog post where I also outed myself for not saving any money and spending ‘too much’ – to play down my achievements and make it ‘ok’ that I’d made this money.

I didn’t realise how much the shame of it was affecting me until yesterday.

I was wondering why people weren’t still joining Prosperity Prescription, so I started muscle-testing for some answers.

I found two things.

One – that people didn’t know it was still open because I have hardly mentioned it since.

Two – that I hadn’t been truly grateful for the financial gifts I’d received. Essentially I’d told the Universe ‘no more’ by failing to make a public declaration of thanks.

Now I’m not saying that everyone has to make a public declaration of thanks for the great things they receive (although the world be awesome if they did.)

But in my role as an expert in changing your energy so that you can make more money whilst really enjoying yourself, it’s really important for me to talk about these things.

I have a responsibility to my ‘online family’ and my clients, and anyone who is inspired to change their relationship to money, to be totally open about these things – I have to practise what I preach.

But for the last few months my subconscious has been playing a subliminal recording that I just didn’t pick up on. It was whispering…

You didn’t earn this. You don’t deserve it. You better not fricking tell anyone or people will HATE you, and your friends will desert you. You didn’t work hard enough for it and so you better not enjoy it. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Up on the surface things are ok, I’ve had tricky days and great days and everything in between.

But always a sense that something wasn’t quite right.

And truly, on some level, knowing that it was tied to that $72,000 and trying really hard to ignore it, because what the hell sort of idiot is going to admit making that sort of money for not a huge amount of effort?

Well, this idiot is.

Because the truth is this – feeling shitty about not deserving it meant that I didn’t speak sincerely about it. And being insincere about things always makes me feel shitty. And feeling shitty meant that I couldn’t be sincere.

See the cycle? A washing machine stuck on a spin cycle of shame.

After doing some work around this over the last couple of days, I now know this:

I’m more attached to my own values of sincerity, honesty, and integrity than I am to anything else.

So here it is.

A public declaration that I made a lot of money.

A public apology to the people that joined the programme that we didn’t celebrate the launch. An apology to those that love me, that I didn’t feel deserving enough of the money – or your love – to celebrate with you.

And a public invitation to you to do two things –

One, is to celebrate with me, because I would really appreciate it.

Two, is to think about this –

If you’re feeling a bit ‘off’ or out of alignment, ask yourself –

What is the last thing that you received that was fantastic?

On some level, did you feel you didn’t deserve it?

And if so, why?

And when you’ve taken a few minutes to figure that out, send me a message or a comment or an email, and tell me – so that I can celebrate with you, and tell you that you, 100%, deserved it.

I truly love to celebrate other people’s success and joy and gifts, and I’d be honoured to celebrate with you, and in doing so we invite the Universe to send us more of the same – and better.

To a 2016 of celebration, rising higher and acting in alignment…

Sending so much love

Michelle
The Energy Editor

My First Six-Figure Year

Since my first big launch last summer I’ve made a six-figure income.

 

Now, let’s be clear:

 

That’s gross revenue, in dollars.

 

But regardless of the technicalities, I made a shite-load of money.

 

Way more than ever before.

 

So isn’t it interesting –

 

And kind of embarrassing –

 

And perhaps a little bit terrifying –

 

That I also have:

 

Less savings than this time last year.

 

A credit card debt for the first time in ten years.

 

No pension.

 

No investments.

 

And no clue as to the net, post-tax revenue of the business in British pounds.

 

I spent the last year enjoying my money-magnetising abilities.

 

I’ve had $5000 VIP clients.

 

I had a second, $25,000 launch in April.

 

I’ve been paid tidy sums for an hour’s work on someone else’s programme.

 

And of course, I’ve helped a lot of people make more money.

 

When you’ve never been well paid before, that’s your focus.

 

When I erased the blocks that were holding me back from accumulating wealth…

 

There was no holding me back.

 

Money flowed in.

 

I can make money flow in, no doubt about it.

 

And unlike in previous years, money coming in hasn’t been followed by unexpected bills.

 

Things haven’t broken down.

 

Things haven’t gone wrong.

 

Things have been fantastic.

 

I said earlier in the year:

 

“True wealth is all the money you want – and more – with the freedom to choose how to spend it.”

 

And spend it I have.

 

I like travel.

 

To me it spells freedom, adventure and experience.

 

So we had a last-minute family holiday to Lanzarote.

 

An epic three week trip-of-a-lifetime to California.

 

I’ve been to Key West in Florida and Tulum in Mexico.

 

Our big goal for this year was to move house.

 

Working from home is great.

 

When your office is next to the kitchen and the sitting room and you have three kids?

 

It can be a bit hard to get everything done that you want to do.

 

So in July we moved to a massive house with a big, quiet office space.

 

There’s no mistake, this year I’ve done what I set out to do.

 

Make money.

 

Love my work.

 

Enjoy freedom and fun with my family.

 

So what’s the problem?

 

I don’t think this is the full picture of wealth.

 

I thought it was.

 

And now I can see that there are edges to this picture that aren’t fully in view yet.

 

Edges like pensions, investments and returns.

 

Sounds fecking boring doesn’t it?

 

KEEP READING!

 

Because what interests me isn’t so much what pension to get.

 

(And whether a pension is even a good idea in the current financial climate blah blah.)

 

No.

 

The interesting question is this –

 

What is it that really makes you wealthy?

 

Because I truly believe that fun, freedom and giving are signs of a wealthy life.

 

But if all of my money just flows out again (even in directions I choose) am I really wealthy?

 

Maybe true wealth means having an income that keeps flowing even if you don’t switch on your laptop?

 

An income that flows until you die is probably going to involve investing in some way.

 

Switching off when it comes to the conversation about investing?

 

That’s a money block.

 

One that I think is prevalent in women.

 

I know I had it.

 

I’ve spent the last week working on it.

 

Because I just had another launch.

 

$72,000 in two weeks.

 

And at the same time as celebrating with my family.

 

I couldn’t fight off the feeling that I need to do things differently.

 

That if I get to this time last year and have no assets to show for my year in business?

 

I’m going to kick myself.

 

I realised that I was intimidated by accountancy.

 

Daunted by investing.

 

Confused by everything I didn’t know.

 

And it literally made me shut down, switch off, numb out.

 

I realised that I’d erased my money blocks around making money and being able to enjoy it.

 

Hence having a fricking brilliant year and lots of fun.

 

But what to actually DO with it once I’d got it?

 

(Other than enjoy it.)

 

Blocked.

 

Big style.

 

So I started asking myself a lot of questions.

 

And for me, this is always where the fun starts.

 

How do we balance feeling good in the present with planning for the future?

 

How much of my $72,000 launch success was due to spending a lot of cash in America this summer?

 

I’ll explain.

 

On that trip, I was determined we wouldn’t worry about money.

 

That we’d do whatever we wanted, experience whatever we wanted.

 

That we’d give away hundreds of dollars in tips and gifts to homeless people.

 

And we did.

 

It meant I spent a lot.

 

But how much was it energetically responsible for attracting back to me?

 

In terms of the Laws of the Universe, how much do I need to live in the present?

 

How much should I prepare for the future?

 

And when it comes to these money blocks around investing.

 

What are women afraid of?

 

And do you know the magic of asking these questions?

 

I can go straight to Infinite Intelligence for the answers.

 

So, here’s the thing.

 

The same energy I tune into to find out what your money blocks are –

 

I can tune in to the collective energy of any individual or group and ask anything.

 

I can test what were the factors that contributed to my success.

 

And I can find out what percentage each factor was responsible for.

 

I can test for women as a group.

 

Or female online entrepreneurs as a group.

 

So things are about to get really interesting around here.

 

And I want to know –

 

If you could ask Infinite Intelligence, the soul that connects us, anything about money and wealth –

 

What would you ask?

 

NOT a personal question like “What is my money block around x, y, z?”

 

But –

 

What are the things that block women from investing in property?

 

(I already found that out for someone months ago and I’ll post about it when I’ve dug the notes up!)

 

Or maybe –

 

What attracts more money to me, spending or saving?

 

I’m talking the fundamental things that affect all of us in relation to wealth.

 

What would you ask?

 

TELL ME!

 

Email me right now with your questions about money and wealth.

 

My mission for this year is to find answers.

 

To keep broadening my view of the Wealth Picture.

 

And to keep sharing what I learn.

 

The world is changing.

 

Like me, are you self-employed or running your own small business?

 

Or do you want to be?

 

Or are you employed?

 

We’re all in the same position (with few exceptions).

 

If we take six months off (and I mean really off) we don’t get paid.

 

In the online space there’s a lot of focus on ‘working from anywhere’.

 

But that still means working.

 

We might not have to show up to an office, but we’re also not totally free.

 

And I think that’s where the truth about Wealth and Freedom lies –

 

It’s not just about freedom to travel or work in our pyjamas all day.

 

It’s the freedom to stop working and see the money keep flowing in.

 

I don’t have all the answers.

 

But I do know this –

 

I’m determined to find them.

 

I’ll keep you posted.

 

Love always

 

Michelle

PS – I’m deadly serious – email me now and ask me your burning questions about wealth, money and money blocks!

Kinesiology… Kinesio-What Now?! My Journey Into The World of Energy

I remember when I was first told about kinesiology.

 

My first daughter was eight months old and she was a really fussy eater.

 

And as a new mum, I was petrified she would starve (or wake up in the night) so I only fed her what she liked.

 

Which was mostly yoghurt.

 

A friend told me to go and see a kinesiologist.

 

I nodded, smiled and completely ignored her.

 

By the time Ellie was 14 months old she would eat yoghurt and toast with marmite.

 

That was it.

 

No vegetables. Nothing green.

 

When my friend suggested kinesiology again, I thought I might as well try it.

 

The practitioner – a Health Kinesiologist – did some muscle testing (more about that later) and said:

 

“She has four allergies.  Bakers yeast, brewers yeast, sugar and lactose.”

 

“Oh,” I said –

 

“That’s weird, because she only eats toast, marmite (made from brewer’s yeast), and sugary yoghurts.”

 

To which the practitioner replied calmly, as if she wasn’t about to change my life forever:

 

“Yes, the body usually craves that which it is allergic to…. Would you like me to correct these allergies now?”

 

“Um, say what now?”

 

“Shall I rebalance the energy so that these substances are no longer a problem?”

 

If my eyebrows could have risen any higher they’d have left my face.

 

“I thought you’d just tell me what the allergies are and we’d have to avoid them.”

 

In her mind she was clearly thinking “Bollocks to that.”

 

But very professionally, she said:

 

“Oh no, we’ll get this sorted right away.”

 

And she did.

 

We left that day and for six weeks Ellie wouldn’t eat toast.

 

Or marmite.

 

Or yoghurt.

 

She began eating all sorts of other things.

 

Most amazing of all, her favourite food became fresh, raw vegetables.

 

Even now, at 11 years old, she calls a salad ‘my normal dinner’.

 

Needless to say, I was overjoyed.

 

But that wasn’t the only magic that happened in that session.

 

Along with the allergy corrections, the practitioner also found and corrected some energy blocks.

 

These were emotional things like fears and things that troubled her little mind.

 

She even stopped her night-terrors.

 

Health Kinesiology gives you phrases to think, which create stress in the body.

 

By releasing the stress whilst it’s being triggered, you completely release the block.

 

Which means you’re no longer triggered.

 

And you don’t get stressed or overwhelmed by the things that were previously stressing or overwhelming you.

 

The phrases I was given to think on Ellie’s behalf were so perfect in describing her little personality.

 

I was fascinated.

 

I booked myself in for the following week.

 

The work was so accurate, it so pointedly zoomed in on my root fears and resolved the things that I struggled with, that it blew my mind.

 

For example, she honed in on my extreme problems with trust, a hangover from a previous relationship.

 

Since then, I’ve found and married the hubster.

 

And I know for sure that I wouldn’t have lasted the long-distance-beginning of our relationship if I hadn’t been able to trust him at all.

 

I kept going back for more sessions.

 

The changes I – and my family – experienced were so profound

 

I finally decided: “I have to learn how to do this.”

 

In 2009 I started studying in earnest.

 

The training for Health Kinesiology is intense.

 

Hundreds of hours studying, reading and practicing with volunteers.

 

It has to be.

 

It’s a huge responsibility to work with someone’s energy.

 

I am making changes in your energy system.

 

Your energy system is the blueprint for your body, mind and emotions.

 

It’s like your motherboard.

 

Would you take your laptop to McDonalds to be repaired?

 

Exactly.

 

I take this work very seriously.

 

After completing the five levels required to gain certification, in February of 2011 I began working professionally.

 

I saw a large range of clients with a variety of issues in my practice, from sleep problems to emotional traumas.

 

Together we achieved fantastic results.

 

One of the Health Kinesiology laws is:

 

The Impossible Just Takes A Little Bit Longer. 

 

I loved the feeling of a client leaving the treatment room after 60 minutes and their entire life had been turned around for the better.

 

While I was establishing my practice, I aced my extra studies in nutrition, anatomy and physiology, counseling skills, practice-management and Touch for Health.

 

(I know, Braggy Braggerson, but I take this shiz seriously!)

 

With these extra certification, at the end of 2013 I reached Kinesiology Federation Registered Practitioner (KFRP) status with the Kinesiology Federation, UK.

 

This is the highest level awarded unless you become a teacher.

 

I am very aware that I have a great deal of responsibility to work accurately, ethically and reliably.

 

My clients count on me to facilitate shifts in their energy that completely change the way they experience life.

 

When you work with me, you are – literally – in safe hands.

 

I have practiced and practiced my skills on hundreds of clients over the years, and now it’s like the energy I’m working on becomes an extension of me.

 

I use a combination of intuition and a specialized muscle-testing system which gives your body an infinite number of options to communicate to me what it needs, but allows me to work very fast.

 

I’ve developed many techniques and methods of my own.

 

Coupled with my extra-curricular interest in the quantum field and the laws of the Universe, the energy work I do has become completely unique.

 

This means that I can achieve accelerated results, which you might not find in traditional kinesiology.

 

And enables me to work with big groups.

 

All over the world.

 

With energy corrections that activate when the members start thinking.

 

As one of my clients put it:

 

“You’re really playing at the very edge of what we know about the quantum field.”

 

I’d never really thought about it before.

 

But hearing it made this lady-geek very happy.

 

It’s true that no-one else does what I do, in the way that I do it.

 

So what is it that I do?

 

There are two key elements:

 

  1. Kinesiology – finding out what the blocks are and how to erase them (which is what I’m going to explain now)

 

  1. Energy Correcting – erasing the blocks (which I’ll talk about next time)

 

Let’s start with the basics…

 

Kinesiology means ‘the science of movement in the body.’

 

What I’m doing is monitoring a stress response – or movement – in one very sensitive muscle.

 

By monitoring how that muscle responds to various stressors and triggers I can quickly determine what your blocks are and how to release them.

 

The kinesiology part is all about determining the What and the How:

 

In my treatment room, in-person:

 

– I rest your elbow on the table with your arm at a 45 degree angle.

 

– I check that the arm is in the ‘test position’.

 

– If the body is in stress, when I apply light pressure to your wrist then your arm will physically move downward.

 

– If the body is not in stress then your arm will stay strong – the muscle is locked.

 

– After I run a system of checks and balances to ensure that your body is giving me accurate answers I begin to muscle test.

 

– This means that I ask a series of verbal questions.

 

– I direct these questions to your body.

 

– If your body wants to tell me ‘No’ then the muscle switches off and the arm goes down.

 

– If your body wants to tell me ‘Yes’ then the muscle stays locked on and it will not go down.

 

– Then I proceed by asking your body Yes or No questions. I have a very refined, efficient system by which I very quickly find out what your body wants to tell me.

 

Your body knows exactly where the problems are.

 

Your body remembers the tiny incidents and experiences from your life that put its energy out of alignment.

 

Your body recalls in detail the things you have forgotten that are the root causes of your current struggles.

 

Your body also knows exactly what it needs to solve the problem.

 

And your body will tell me how to erase the blocks by using a muscle to respond to my questions.

 

So how does this work when you’re not in the room with me?

 

Maybe you’re even on the other side of the world?

 

Here’s the magic…

 

In the quantum field (the space between us) everything is connected.

 

So, first, I connect to you using an energetic intention.

 

Imagine it like this – in the space between us there are a million dots.

 

When I create an energetic intention, I light up a pathway of dots.

 

If my intention is to connect with you, then I light up a pathway of dots between you and I.

 

When we are connected in this way, I substitute my muscle for your muscle.

 

This is called surrogate testing.

 

I generally use the quadriceps in my thigh because it gives me the most accurate response.

 

(And leg ache, after I’ve been working too long.)

 

When I’ve connected to you, I direct my questions to your body via this connection, and I apply pressure to my own muscle as if it were yours.

 

My muscle responds on your behalf and I work exactly as I would in a one-on-one in-person session – asking questions and monitoring the response.

 

This is how I can accurately pinpoint your blocks and triggers.

 

When I work with a group, I connect to the collective energy of the members and apply the same principle.

 

It’s an enormous amount of fun, solving the puzzles of people’s problems.

 

Geek Confession: In my head, I’m the energetic Sherlock Holmes.

 

Once I’ve identified what the blocks are and how to release them, we move onto the second part – Correcting the Energy – and I’ll share more about that next time.

 

I hope that this has been useful.

 

I know the word kinesiology is a bit of a ‘kinesi-what’.

 

And I know that I was really cynical about anything alternative until I saw the results for myself.

 

I’m just a regular person, going about my life.

 

And I have an intense interest in what goes on behind the scenes of our lives, in the energetic realm.

 

It doesn’t mean I talk to fairies, wear tie-dye or eat crystals.

 

But it does mean I have a real advantage in life because I can change the very stuff that we are made of.

 

I can edit it, erase it, shift it.

 

I can find the things that trigger you and make them not trigger you any more.

 

I can strengthen you to your weaknesses and heighten your abilities.

 

I can take an issue that cripples you and erase it so well that you can’t even recall it.

 

So funnily enough, I absolutely love my work.

 

But rest assured, I take it very seriously.

 

I might put kisses at the end of my messages, but that’s just because I’m an absolutely softy.

 

I like running my own business because if I want to confuse the hell out of my accountant with an auto-responder that greets you with “Hello lovely” – well, that’s up to me.

 

In my energy work, I know exactly what I’m doing.

 

If you’re in my family, you get taken care of.

 

And that’s what Prosperity Prescription is all about.

 

My online family.

 

We’re about to embark on another year-long journey.

 

The first year has been an enormous success.

 

230 members.

 

Phenomenal success stories.

 

Transformations, celebrations and a lot of happy tears.

 

Prosperity Prescription 2.0 is taking it to the next level.

 

This year it’s all about helping you to radiate brilliance.

 

It’s about erasing your blocks, dropping old baggage and de-activating your triggers.

 

My mission is to help everyone in the group reach their highest potential.

 

I’m thrilled, humbled and grateful that I get to lead this family on a new adventure.

 

I would be honoured if you would join us.

 

Check out all the information here.

 

And come and experience the transformation for yourself.

 

It’s unique, ground-breaking and extraordinary – and you’re invited.

 

See you on the other side…

 

With much love,

 

Michelle xxx

PS – Just imagine what happens when you apply this work to how you feel about yourself and your work… just click here for the details on Prosperity Prescription 2.0.

 

3 Hacks To Improve Your Business, Happiness & Productivity

I found myself in a constant state of almost-anxiety.

 

Not anxiety, but something.

 

A shallowness of breath, not feeling completely relaxed.

 

Compulsively checking my phone to see if anything needed my attention.

 

Feeling relieved if there was nothing to deal with.

 

I did some muscle testing and found that the root cause was ‘Fear of other people being annoyed with me.’

 

And this fear, this trigger, was resulting in me being constantly on the alert.

 

Because if someone had a problem that needed my attention and I failed to respond quickly, they might be annoyed, and to me, that was terrifying.

 

As I did a quick Energy Edit to release my body’s stress response to the trigger, and break the pattern, I realised two things:

 

I’m not superwoman.

 

Literally.

 

I take my work very seriously but as important as my clients and customers are, it’s not life or death.

 

I’m not an emergency room doctor.

 

I don’t have to be on-call 24 hours a day because people are not dying if I don’t check my email.

 

Also, I’m not superwoman.

 

Not the caped version saving lives (see above).

 

And not the modern-day-mythical-creature who’s ‘having it all’.

 

It’s impossible to live a fulfilled life, love your friends and family, have fun, enjoy your work AND be a slave to your inbox with your phone glued to your hand.

 

As much as we don’t want to admit it, it’s true.

 

Those little electronic devices are meant to be our servants, handy tools, not the master of how we spend every waking minute.

 

I gave myself permission right then to step away from the emails.

 

As the fear of ‘someone being annoyed with me’ released, I realised it was time to woman-up and take some action.

 

  1. I deleted my email account from my phone.

 

I knew if I had to sit at my laptop to answer emails, I’d check them far less often.

 

I already have notifications for everything switched off.

 

I don’t want pings, bings, badges and flags interrupting my day.

 

But that didn’t stop me hitting ‘Inbox’ to make it check for new emails way too often.

 

Email access on my phone had to go.

 

This would also eliminate two other silly things I was doing:

 

Tapping out replies on that tiny keyboard when I could do it much faster on the laptop.

 

Or, worse, reading emails twice – once on the phone and again later, because of course I could reply much faster on the laptop…

 

It wasn’t just the emails that were keeping me attached to the phone.

 

I am an avid facebook user.

 

I love The Book (as my Dad calls it).

 

But it’s addictive.

 

It’s an energy-suck, an attention vampire and a time-eating vortex.

 

I’d tried deleting the facebook app from my phone before, but always just ended up downloading it again 24 hours later.

 

This time I vowed just to stop keeping my phone by my side.

 

Maybe you do it too, carry your phone from room to room at home?

 

What the hell is that about?

 

It had to stop.

 

I had to start being conscious of when I was picking it up and not just letting it be something I do for vague entertainment.

 

I put my phone in a drawer in the hallway so it was out of sight until I set aside time to actually use it.

 

I knew that my hands and brain were going to get twitchy for something to do.

 

Like any good habit the quiet moments are when it’s hard to break.

 

Between tasks, waiting for the kids, or making a hot drink, I would usually pick up my phone and start scrolling.

 

I’d love to tell you that I made the switch from using the phone to meditating in silence and that I now have the zen of a Buddhist monk.

 

Or that I started doing push-ups and I now have a six-pack.

 

But I already resist both of those, so they didn’t quite appeal enough to get me to step away from the plastic rectangle.

 

This is what I did:

 

2. Instead of my phone I carry a small notebook.

 

(Fellow stationary lovers, for you: Hardcover, elastic snap to keep it closed, quality paper, A6.)

 

And a pen.

 

(Uni-ball, turquoise ink.)

 

I carry them everywhere.

 

Instead of passively consuming; I’m actively creating.

 

Some of what I write down is complete bollocks.

 

Occasionally I make ugly doodles.

 

But a lot of the time this happens:

 

I make notes for things that will help me and other people.

 

I journal and process ‘stuff’ that I’m working through.

 

I get my ideas out of my head and free up brain space.

 

It’s so simple.

 

It’s nice for my kids see me writing with a pen instead of typing on a screen.

 

(I know, because they told me, like this:

 

“I like it that you’re not on your phone all the time mum.”

 

Yeah, not exactly a Proud Parenting Moment.)

 

I sometimes forget to put my phone away, and when I do, that feeling of ‘busyness’ creeps back in.

 

The over-flowing brain and tension in my gut that stems from the sense that my time is not my own.

 

And my time is my own.

 

Like many of you, I’ve created a business where my time IS mine.

 

I choose the hours I work.

 

I limit the number of clients I take on.

 

I don’t schedule long-running programmes that include monthly calls because when I see it mapped out my calendar I lose my sense of freedom and start to feel sick.

 

And yet still I was filling my days.

 

Making myself answerable to people who didn’t even expect an answer!

 

Why?

 

When I tested for the trigger it came up as ‘It’s safe for me to be perfectly happy’.

 

Apparently I had a limiting belief that it wasn’t.

 

When I did the Energy Edit, up came the subconscious reasons for why it’s not safe for me to be perfectly happy:

 

Like… people don’t like perfectly happy people.

 

And… If you’re perfectly happy it can only go downhill.

 

That’s what my subconscious had been whispering to me.

 

So now my phone sits in the drawer until I actively WANT to use it.

 

For connections that feel harmonious.

 

At times when it feels good to connect.

 

Acknowledging that it’s ‘safe for me to be perfectly happy’ and releasing the fear of ‘someone being annoyed’ led me to the third and final hack.

 

This was a big one for me.

 

I’d tried it twice before and faltered.

 

  1. I handed my email inbox over to a VA.

 

A virtual assistant.

 

Which is a terrible name, because ‘virtual’ means ‘sort of’.

 

And who wants to hand their business to a ‘sort-of’ assistant?

 

Personally, I want a Definite Assistant.

 

(I do realise that it’s virtual because they work remotely, don’t worry.)

 

I couldn’t even imagine how handing over my emails to a VA would work.

 

So I got on a call and asked really stupid questions and this is what I found out…

 

(You might already know this, but if you don’t you might find this as GENIUS as I did.)

 

You set up a new email account and you don’t give the address to anyone apart from your VA.

 

You give your VA access to your business email account.

 

Your VA monitors the emails, replies to anything obvious, deals with anything that doesn’t need your input (this grows the longer you work together.)

 

The emails that DO need your input are forwarded to your secret email address.

 

You monitor that email address once a day – at the very most.

 

You hit reply and send your response back to your main email address.

 

Your VA copies the text over in a reply to the original email and sends it.

 

So you’re still replying to people personally when they need you to.

 

But you don’t have to wade through the stuff that needs admin assistance, or receipts that need filing, or any of the other random stuff that lands there.

 

You don’t have to check emails ‘just in case’ – only to find yourself in the vortex of ‘just quickly’ responding.

 

Your inbox is the to-do list other people want to give you.

 

It’s how other people think you should spend your time.

 

And I’d like to tell you that it’s not just ok for you to choose how you spend your time – it’s not just important.

 

It’s ESSENTIAL.

 

You get to choose.

 

That’s the point of creating your own business.

 

You don’t have a boss.

 

So don’t let the thousands of clients, connections and customers (real and potential) become thousands of bosses who dictate what you do and when you do it.

 

Repeat after me:

 

It is safe for me to be perfectly happy.

 

Have a brilliant day.

 

Lots of love

 

Michelle xxx

Behind The Scenes At Michelle Lowbridge HQ

Lately I’ve been asked these questions a lot…

 

Who writes your copy?

Who plans your launches?

Who did your website?

Who takes your photos?

 

It’s becoming apparent that those wanting to grow their business are feeling disadvantaged because they don’t have a team behind them.

 

So today I’m going to lay it all out there.

 

Let me tell you all about Team Lowbridge…

 

Who takes your photos?

 

My husband took my new photos.

 

It wasn’t even planned.

 

I’d been filming a video for the Limiting Belief Release technique and walked into our front room.

 

Pete was taking photos of Jackson.

 

I smiled and he turned around and took a photo of me.

 

“Oh babe, that’s lovely.  Stay there.”

 

He took a few more.

 

“Let’s have a look then.”

 

I looked… “Bloody hell they do look good, quick take a few more!”

 

So he did.

 

I went and got changed twice and at the end of it had the makings of a re-brand.

 

My fancy photoshoot was me, my hubster and my baby in our sitting room.

 

 

Who designed and built your website?

 

That was the result of some really hot dates.

 

With my husband.

 

On the sofa.

 

With our laptops.

 

I’ll be honest, I tried outsourcing the website.

 

It was just never quite what I wanted.

 

I had a vision for it but I didn’t want to put the hours in myself to get it right.

 

After my second attempt at having some else do it, I realised I just had to do it myself.

 

What stressed me about that idea was that it just seemed such a lonely way to spend time.

 

And I’m not a designer.

 

Pete has a great eye for these things.

 

But I knew if I just handed it over to Pete then he could spend hours on it and come back and it still wouldn’t be just what I wanted.

 

And he’d feel his time had been wasted.

 

So by sitting down together…

 

We kept each other company AND I could immediately give my input AND get his advice.

 

It turned out to be great quality time for us.

 

Team Lowbridge (that’s me and Pete) created something we’re both really proud of.

 

I appreciate that you might not have a patient hubby with a good eye for design – so this is the other point I want to make:

 

My business did NOT start with an awesome website.

 

I hit six figures before I launched this website.

 

So if you think your website is holding you back, that’s just a limiting belief!

 

 

Who writes your copy?

 

Me.

 

I really love reading and writing.

 

And that degree in print journalism is finally coming in handy, 15 years after graduation.

 

I did lose my voice for a short time though.

 

Not my actual voice.  (Insert your own ‘unlucky for Pete’ joke here.)

 

During the ‘sales shame’ period when I lost my way, I took advice from other people about writing to sell.

 

It just didn’t work.

 

I knew I was back on track when my sweet friend, copywriter Hattie Brazeley replied to one of my newsletters saying:

 

“Holy cow mama!  Don’t ever let anyone get their hands on your copy.”

 

Lesson:  You might hear a lot the advice to use your own voice.

 

It’s great advice, and here’s what I would add to it:

 

When you’re writing, think about your actual intention.

 

Be honest about it.

 

The energy of your intention is held in your words.

 

And people can feel it when they read.

 

A perfect example – I’ve wanted to write a sort-of ‘set the record straight about my non-team’ before.

 

But it felt a bit ego-centred.

 

It was purely about me.

 

So I never wrote it.

 

But this time it feels different – and here’s why:

 

My intention right now is to help those who are where I was this time last year and who are freaking out that they can’t make money until they have certain people on their team or hire in certain help.

 

And I know that for every five people messaging me the questions, there are probably 25 more who’d like to ask but don’t.

 

The truth is that maybe a team would be nice but it’s not necessary and it’s certainly not a reason to not start making money!

 

Who plans your launches?

 

No-one!

 

I think this question started to arise last summer when I launched The Prosperity Prescription, and I thanked my friend Amy Birks for her support.

 

Amy is a business strategist.

 

So automatically it was assumed that there was a big complicated strategy behind my success.

 

This was tricky for me, because I didn’t want to play down Amy’s awesomeness, but there also wasn’t some secret formula that I’d been handed or a lot of plotting going on behind the scenes.

 

The biggest gift Amy gave me was recognising that something I was doing for free could be a product.

 

When I told her I could do group energy corrections and erase money blocks for a lot of people at once, she uttered the immortal words:

 

“Well that’s a fricking product right there.”

 

And then she gave me this plan:

 

“Ok you’re going to collect email addresses for the next 48 hours.  Then you’re going to send three emails, one telling them about you and what you do, one telling them what kinesiology is, one telling them about the group.  You’ll send them Saturday, Sunday and Monday and on Monday you launch.”

 

“Um, shouldn’t this be done over a couple of weeks?”

 

“No way!  These are hot leads! Do it now!”

 

And then she spent the next two weeks sharing the joy and excitement as everything fell into place.

 

The rest of the ‘strategy’ just wasn’t planned.

 

The emails included a slideshow and a video because that was a hard-won skill I was determined to use.

 

There wasn’t some big secret formula.

 

It was one of those times when everything just lines up.

 

I was constantly hit with new ideas and actions that just seemed to come out of nowhere.

 

I can only describe it as spending two weeks being totally in the flow.

 

A few months later I tried to recreate the success of that launch and failed.

 

I tried a ‘strategy’, a ‘plan’ and being told what to do and when – and it was a disaster.

 

Right now I’m launching my new course, Be Your Own Energy Editor.

 

No strategy.

 

No plan.

 

No team.

 

Not even ‘three emails and a sales video’.

 

Just an idea, a sales page, good intentions and a lot of fun.

 

Only taking action on my own ideas.

 

Back in the flow, enjoying every second and doing only what feels right.

 

This morning I hit 116 sales.

 

I’d told my Prosperity Prescription family that my target was 100 and that I felt a bit vulnerable after the last failure.

 

When I told them I’d reached my goal, the lovely, and very wise, Suzy Ashworth said: “Here’s to public declarations from a place of alignment.”

 

She nailed it.

 

That’s the perfect word to describe what happened last summer and what just happened again this week.

 

Being in alignment.

 

When you have that, the only team you truly need is made of:

 

You – being honest with yourself.

 

And good friends – who truly want to share your joy.

 

I hope you have both of those.

 

With huge love and encouragement,

 

Michelle xxx

The Energy Editor

PS – You can still join my live classroom for Be Your Own Energy Editor!  Come and get the details here.

 

Failure To Launch

Have you heard of Happiness For Mums, the online course?

 

No?

 

That’s not surprising.

 

It was a belly-flop into the pool of online business.

 

This time last year I spent an average of 12 hours a day at my computer.

 

I was determined.

 

Single-minded.

 

Focused.

 

Driving forward with intense purpose.

 

In completely the wrong direction.

 

Let me explain.

 

In June 2013 I left the green hills of The Shire to visit the rocky mountains of Colorado.

 

I went to an event hosted by Mike ‘Notes from The Universe’ Dooley and became an Infinite Possibilities certified trainer.

 

It was amazing, life-changing and despite having gone there just because I wanted to, I decided within the first few hours that I was going to teach the programme when I got back home.

 

Within a week of returning I’d booked a venue for my IP class, had 25 ladies (and a brave man) signed up and couldn’t believe how much I loved teaching.

 

Over the next few months I taught more than 500 student hours, and gradually the programme morphed into my own version of IP.

 

My ‘students’ were mostly mums, and I identified with their hopes, dreams and frustrations.

 

Or rather, I identified with their complete shock that they were allowed to have hopes, dreams and frustrations.

 

I lost myself completely after having my second baby, setting me on a long journey of discovery, investigation and a search for answers to some fundamental questions.

 

Like – if I have everything I’m ‘meant’ to have (husband, lovely children, nice home, my own business) why am I still so sad?

 

What am I missing?

 

I studied evolution, religion, quantum physics, mankind, energy, happiness…

 

And gradually began to piece together my own idea of a life well lived.

 

And there I stood, years later, pregnant with my third child, and able to share these ideas with other mums in my Happiness For Mums classes.

 

It felt really good.

 

The awesome women who attended went to achieve all sorts of exciting things… including starting a charity and publishing a book.

 

And because I was planning maternity leave, I thought it would be a perfect idea to turn Happiness for Mums into an online course.

 

So I did.

 

I spent hundreds of hours creating slideshows with slides and graphics animated to my voice-over.

 

I made videos for each module.

 

Lavished hours upon hours perfecting PDFs and making them fillable.

 

At each stage I had to learn everything from scratch.

 

Adobe Acrobat.

 

Canva.

 

Keynote.

 

Imovie.

 

Setting the entire thing up in one course-hosting platform.

 

Then realising it didn’t have the functionality I required and moving it somewhere else.

 

Creating an affiliate programme, a sales page, a website.

Collecting and collating testimonials.

 

I got it done a few weeks before my baby was due and it felt fantastic.

 

My original plan had been to get the course built whilst pregnant, then wait.

 

Have the baby, then when I was ready to start doing a bit of work, spend the next year doing the marketing before finally launching it and making my fortune.

 

But when it was all done, and sitting there, and I was so happy with it, it seemed silly not to launch it.

 

So I did.

 

I posted about it on my facebook page.

 

And my personal profile.

 

I posted about it in a couple of groups I was in.

 

I sent an email out to my mailing list.

 

I repeated the above.

 

Twice.

 

Nothing happened.

 

Literally nothing.

 

I ran a competition to give away three free places.

 

I got five entries.

 

I was so confused.

 

I’d read enough Launch Success Stories – why wasn’t it happening for me?

 

I offered a 75% discount to a few people.

 

I got two sales.

 

(That was actually really exciting.)

 

Looking back I can see clearly where I went wrong – and what I did exactly right.

 

So I thought you might like to know.

 

Failure to Launch, Mistake Number One.

 

I did no real market research.

 

Asking the people who had taken the class would they be interested in an online version and them politely saying ‘yes of course’ was not market research.

 

Confidently telling people what I was doing and them buzzing off my enthusiasm was not market research.

 

Friends and family being so lovely that they always believe in me was not market research.

 

I WANTED to create the course.

 

It ‘made sense’ for me personally to create an online version, so I just decided that there ‘had’ to be a market for it.

 

Lesson Learned – do PROPER market research.

 

Make sure there is an actual demand.

 

Don’t just hope / assume / guess that there is.

 

Especially if you’re going to spend 12 hours a day, most days for 5 months creating it.

 

And it’s possible that there is a demand, somewhere, for Happiness for Mums, the online course.

 

But I certainly wasn’t tapped into it.

 

Which leads me to Failure to Launch, Mistake Number Two.

 

I wasn’t wired into a network of mums that wanted a Happiness course.

 

I don’t identify myself as a mum first and foremost.

 

I don’t hang out online in groups specifically aimed at mums.

 

I did in the past.

 

I have some amazing friends all over the world who I only know because we were part of a sanity-saving mum’s forum when I had my first daughter 10 years ago.

 

Maybe if I’d stayed in that network as a mentor like the more experienced mums were to me when I was a rookie, then I would have been in the right place.

 

But I didn’t.

 

So instead I found myself at a loss.

 

I didn’t want to fake fitting in just to sell something.

 

So I didn’t have a network of lovely people on my wavelength to share with.

 

If you want a visual representation of how this looks in terms of a launch:

 

Go to your front door.

 

Open the door.

 

Shout “Happiness for Mums!”

 

Close the door and wait for the sale.

 

Do not hold your breath whilst waiting.

 

Lesson Learned – Genuinely WANT to hang out with your ideal customers and be an active member of their online life.

 

If you’re building a course about organic food but you’d rather be chatting about poodles, it’s a hint you’re on the wrong track.

 

Also remember – you don’t have to build a course!

 

Failure to Launch Mistake Number Three

 

Your first product launch is not the time to Go Big or Go Home.

 

You don’t have to pour your entire 35 years of experiences into one idea.

 

As we say in the Shire: “Take it steady.”

 

Think about the people you are naturally drawn to, who you like to spend time with, and what they need.

 

Is it something you can provide?

 

Write a blog post.

 

Make one PDF.

 

Record a video.

 

Just do something, create something and put it out into the world, then you can gauge the reaction, see what there is demand for and then take more action.

 

Lesson Learned – Don’t wait for perfect.

 

You can travel a long way taking baby steps – and it’s a lot easier to stay on the right track if you check your direction occasionally.

 

 

Failure to Launch Mistake Four

 

Thinking of anything as a failure.

 

Nothing you do is wasted.

 

Nothing.

 

Never – ever – waste a second on thinking you failed.

 

My super-smart friend Jonathan Benjamin sums this up perfectly:

 

“You either win or you learn. Either way you win.”

 

All those months at my desk last year were spent learning.

 

The success I’m having now can be traced back to that ‘failure’ to launch experience.

 

A few month later, I wanted to create The Prosperity Prescription and I needed to act fast.

 

We’re talking 72 hours for an entire product launch – and guess what?

 

I knew how to set up a membership site.

 

I had everything set up to take payments.

 

I knew my way around mailing lists.

 

I knew how to create a cool slideshow.

 

I could use iMovie and edit a video.

 

There were so many skills from the previous months that came into play.

 

And not only that.

 

The launch was based around kinesiology skills that I had given up on monetising until a few weeks before when I had discovered a way to erase money blocks.

 

I wanted to write my own copy – and that (long-forgotten) degree in Print Journalism suddenly came in really handy.

 

I wasn’t terrified by posting a video of myself online because I’d forced myself to film one in a ‘failed’ attempt at a B-School scholarship.

 

And I was connected to an amazing group of people because I was having fun getting to know them online and we naturally had shared interests.

 

Suddenly everything made sense.

 

All those steps that I’d somehow felt guided to take last year, were hugely important.

 

Without those skills I doubt I would have made $45,267 in two weeks.

 

Lesson Learned – Just keep taking intuitive action, because you don’t actually know how amazing things have the potential to be.

 

Keep showing up.

 

Every day, do something towards your goals.

 

Because you cannot actually fail.

 

Get some advice from people you trust.

 

Listen to those who have gone before you.

 

But also, follow your inner guidance.

 

Because if something is telling you to stay up until 3am, editing slideshows with a numb arse from your office chair, who knows what’s in store for you?

 

It might be a skill that will contribute to you launching a six-figure business a few months from now.

 

You know better than anyone what’s the right thing for you to do next.

 

Trust yourself.

 

Listen to your instincts.

 

Because when you get to where you’re heading, and the pieces fall into place around you, the random stuff you’re doing right now will ALL make sense.

 

I promise.

 

With love, as always,

 

Michelle xxxx

PS – I’d love to help make your business dreams come true. Shall we?

3 Signs That You’re In – Or Near – Your Zone Of Genius.

The zone of genius. 

What is it?

It basically means that you’re doing that thing that you do better than anybody. 

You’ve found your purpose.

Aligned it with your passion, combined it with your Big Why…

…mixed in your unique skills, and rolled it up into one amazing thing that you just LOVE to do –

 And that people are happy to pay you well to do it.

The ZoG is that tiny niche where you operate at your peak.

You’re so shit-hot at it, that you’re lightening streaks ahead.

You’re constantly innovating and moving forward, and you have so many creative ideas you literally don’t know what to do with them.

When you work in your zone of genius, it feels brilliant. 

But as you’re approaching it, you might start to doubt yourself. 

You might question whether this is the exact thing for you.

You might look around at what others are doing and panic that you’ve got it wrong.

Maybe you halt or change direction, or worse, start imitating someone else.

So, here are three handy signs that you’re in – or approaching – your zone of genius.

These are indications that you’re on the right path, to inspire you to keep going and hold the faith that it will all work out perfectly…

  1. When asked the reason for your journey, you’re not sure whether to say Business or Pleasure.
  1. Your company expenses include books that you’d buy anyway.
  1. You can’t stop doing what you do.


Ok, maybe if you’re just starting out in business, you’re not doing a huge amount of travel.   

But that conference or event for your industry, full of like-minded people – would you have gone – and had an amazing time – even if it wasn’t linked to your business? 

Yes? 

Then you’re hitting that sweet spot where you get to do cool shit that you really love, and it’s part of your ‘job’. 

Similarly, number 2.  

Do the books you read for research, business development and widening your knowledge also get you fired up and fascinated? 

Or does reading them feel like a heavy obligation and you can’t wait to switch the TV on?

When you start to pinch yourself because you can’t believe that your business expenses include things that get you really excited, it’s a sure sign that you’re on the right track.

And 3…

You just can’t stop doing what you do.

You find inspiration everywhere. 

You want to help everybody. 

You’re constantly thinking of new ideas. 

You’re happy when you’re working.  You love your clients. 

Hello, Zone of Genius!

Which leads me to my final point, which is perhaps the most important of all.

If you find that you were feeling like this but now you’re not – that’s ok! 

It doesn’t mean that you’re on the wrong track.

It may well just mean that you need to do some things differently.

I’m talking boundaries.

If you’re going to operate in your zone of genius, you need boundaries. 

And – essentially – you need other people to know what your boundaries are.

Let me explain…

I’m a kinesiologist.  (The Energy Editor).   

My zone of genius is editing your money story and erasing your money blocks – so that you can claim your zone of genius and attract wealth without limits. 

When I fell upon this path last summer I thought:  ‘That’s it’, I’ve done it, I’ll just keep doing exactly the same things forevermore.’

So it was a real shock when I started to feel frustrated.

I LOVE working one-on-one with clients but scheduling hour-long appointments across time differences drove me crazy. 

Solution – Instead of scheduling a course of sessions, I now run VIP days where we do all of the energy work in one go.

I LOVE having an amazing Facebook group of gorgeous people to do energy work for, but spending hours worrying about all of their problems would give me anxiety.

Solution – I set out very clear boundaries as to the intentions of the programme and what we do and don’t focus on there.

Here’s the key:

Each time you hit upon something that takes the joy out of your work, don’t go into fear and doubt:

‘Oh maybe this isn’t my zone of genius after all, maybe I should do x, y or z instead.’

Instead, find a way to eliminate the problem and bring the joy back – fast.

Don’t allow small bumps to force you off the road – find a way to navigate them.

There is always a way to do what you love, in a way that you love doing it.

So there we have it, three signs you’re in – or near – your zone of genius, and what to do if you feel off-track.

Huge amounts of love to you!

Michelle xxx
The Energy Editor

3 Myths That Stop You Making Money

This time last year I charged about $50 an hour for one-to-one client work.

I had a few clients.

It was not a great business model.

I quit.

I studied online business for months.

Then I changed my energy around money.

And in a crazy spin of events I made over $45,000 in two weeks.

These days I only work one-to-one in my $5000 VIP programme.

I know so agonisingly well how it feels to be in business limbo.

You just want to make money doing something you love.

But you can’t figure out what that is or how to make it happen.

So I thought I’d help erase the myths that are stopping you from making money.

You know, these ones…

I don’t have a perfect website.

I don’t have anything people will buy from me.

I don’t know how to promote myself.

Ready?

Here we go.

  1. I don’t have a (perfect) website. 

Guess what?

You don’t need a website.

You certainly don’t need a perfect website.

When I made that $45,000 in two weeks I just used Simplero and Leadpages.

Leadpages is a website that hosts sales pages, opt-in pages, and all sorts of groovy stuff.

The templates are all set up, you just edit the tex and add in your own content.

It’s quick, easy to use and you can get an account for about $40 per month.

With Simplero you can do everything – from create a membership site or host an online course, or sell your digital products.

Last year I suddenly found myself in demand for one-to-one energy work to smash money blocks – I spent five minutes in Simplero and I was ready to take payments.

For the big launch, a Leadpages sales page linked to a Simplero payment page (hooked up to paypal) and I was done.

I bypassed my website completely.

No website?

No excuse!

  1. I don’t have anything people would buy from me.

Quite frankly my dear, this is bollocks.

We ALL have a monetizable skill.  (Monetizable may not be a word.)

I guarantee you, there is a subject that you’re an expert in.

You have knowledge about something that is GOLD to someone else.

Do you keep any sort of notebooks, or write down goals, or ideas?

Have a look through them.

I recently did this and was amazed – the amount of times I’d written down ‘combine law of attraction knowledge with energy work’ over the last few years is astounding.

On some level I knew this was my zone of genius… I just took some time to realise it.

What’s that one idea that you have tucked away, that thing you always come back to?

What’s stopping you from putting it out there?

I’d guess it’s one of two things:

a.) You’re waiting for it to be perfect.

b.) You’re scared that if you put it out there in a small way someone will steal the idea.

Let’s break this down.

a.) Perfectionism keeps you small. 

It holds you back.

It’s your enemy.

You can spend months perfecting something and nobody buys it.

(Been there, done that, blog post to follow.)

Honestly, you can’t afford to be a perfectionist.

Just take action.

Staying still stinks.  Literally.

Have you been near stagnant water?

Humans are the same.

Stay still, you stagnate.

Just do something, as well as you can, as quickly as you can.

b.)  Fear of being copied will cripple you. 

There may well be someone that tries to rip you off or imitate you.

There might be people who take your ideas and use them for their own gain.

Often, on an energetic level, they are held back because the soul knows when you’re not playing fair.

Imitating might give them a boost, a push forward, but the Big U knows what’s going on – and it always sorts the wheat from the chaff in the end.

This might be something you have to deal with, or have your lawyers deal with.

But guess what?

It’s not a reason not to do something!

If you don’t put your ideas out there, someone else will anyway, because all ideas are held in the quantum field.

If you get a download or flash of inspiration, and you don’t take action, someone else will.

And – most importantly – there is an audience that only wants to hear what YOU have to say on the subject.

Tom, Dick or even Prince Harry could be saying the same thing, and YOUR audience wouldn’t listen. 

They are waiting for you.

So crack on with it.

 

  1. I don’t know how to promote myself.

Oh I know that feeling!

If I was slightly more street, I’d say something like ‘I feel you sister’ and double high-five you.

I think there are two sides you need to tackle this from.

One is the inner work – get in touch with what’s holding you back and smash the hell out of it.

Or gently release it, whichever appeals more.

Personally, I don’t mess around, I like to GSD.  (Get Shit Done).  (Please don’t my husband I just used that abbreviation, he will cringe himself out of existence.)

And the other is the outer work – getting some good advice and then taking some serious action.

You don’t know what you can do until you do it!

You have to polish both sides of the coin.

If you’re feeling paralysed because your self-worth is cripplingly low, get some help, so you can start to see how awesome you are.

There’s a lot of talk about ‘be yourself’ ‘ you’re the brand’ – but if you’re not feeling very chipper it can hard to even know exactly who that is.

A few years ago I was really struggling with a lot of things.

I had totally lost sight of myself.

Then my marriage ended.

I joined a netball team.

I made a conscious decision before I walked in the door for the first time, that I would be me.

But I didn’t really feel like I knew who I was.

This is how I did it:

I realised that of the people I spent time with, I was most happy and relaxed around my brother.

When we’re together, we get more and more alike, and it’s hilarious.  (Well, our parents think so, it’s probably not that funny.)

And my brother is a really likeable, funny, friendly, popular guy.

So I thought, if I’m like him, and he’s likeable, then maybe I can just go in there and be myself, and people will like me too.

(Writing that just made me cry.)

I silently vowed to myself that I would go in there and just be me.

The ‘me’ that my brother knows, the relaxed me who laughs at pretty much everything, including myself, and isn’t apologetic for what I think or feel.

I decided to forget about all the baggage I lugged around, forget about over-thinking everything and worrying and fearing and wondering how best to get people to like me, because I felt so desperately unlikeable.

I said to myself, and I can remember it vividly:

“I’ll go in there and be myself, and if they don’t like me then I’ll accept that, and if they do, it’s going to make life so much easier.”

Guess what?

Friends for life.

In fact, those netballers changed my life.

They accepted me.

(Crying again.)

They liked me.

I loved them.

They’re some of my closest friends, who’ve taught me so much about what friendship means, and I admire each and every one of them for so many reasons.

So if you’re wondering who you really are, think about this:

Who are you most happy around?

This isn’t necessarily who gives you a rush of adrenaline, who makes you tick, who keeps you on your toes – because that’s more likely to be someone you’re slightly tense around.

Who just gets it?

Who do you really relax around? 

The ‘you’ that shows up for that person is the real you.

And guess what?

You’re pretty fecking brilliant, inside and out.

That ‘you’ can show up anywhere, and be good enough for anything you want to do.

Then what?

How do you promote yourself?

Action.

Take action.

And by that I mean actually DO something.

We both know that planning and researching can easily turn into 8 hours down the Google-hole.

We try and convince ourselves that it’s ‘taking action’ but we both know that’s bollocks.

Here’s a simple rule for you:

Action is not passive.

Keep that in mind as you choose where to put your time.

So there we go.

No more excuses.

No website? 

No matter.

No skills? 

Nonsense.

No promotion abilities?  

Relax.  YOU are a gem just waiting to shine.

Lots and LOTS of love

Michelle xxx

Speaking My Sales Shame

I have a big weight on my shoulders.

I feel like I’ve been salesy and sleazy.

Tactical.

It feels horrible.

I’m ashamed.

Brene Brown says:

“Shame cannot survive being spoken.”

I hope she’s right.  So here goes…

During the summer, it’s no secret that I experienced massive growth in my business, from $0 – $45,000 in two weeks, launching my group The Prosperity Prescription.

My husband quit his job.  Life was awesome.

And I decided that when I re-launched, I wanted to smash that $45,000.  I plucked a (large) number out of the air and set about trying to recreate those magical few weeks in August.

Since that time, I’d been learning and reading a lot about launching and selling.  I’d built up quite a bank of tricks and tips.

Especially when it comes to sales pages.

I feel sick just thinking about it.

There is a huge trend for hitting the pain points of your ICA.

Really going for the jugular, telling someone what’s wrong with them and then telling them how you can fix it.

And guess what I did in the re-launch video for the sales page?

Oh yeah.

Kick you when you’re down and then help you up – if you’ll pay.

No wonder I’ve had a runny nose and a horrible sense of unease for the last few weeks.

Now I don’t mean this as a criticism of anyone who sells this way.  There are probably ways of doing it more elegantly than I did it.

And I’m sure it does work.

But, it didn’t feel good.

And if there’s one thing I am learning over and over again – all of this stuff has to feel good.

It has to feel joyous.

And when I went back and looked at the sales page and video from my summer launch, guess what I found?

Not a single pain point mentioned.

Just me, with my I-have-a-ten-week-old-baby body, secretly not even wearing trousers because none of my clothes fit.  Filming (from the waist up) with a teleprompter my husband built out of a stepladder, a ruler, some duct tape and a sheet of glass.

My message was clear – I’m doing something revolutionary and I’m really excited about it…

I’ve found a really amazing way of helping people rock their life and business and I want to help you…

I’m on a mission and I want you to join me.  You’re brilliant and I want to help you realise it.

And none of that has changed.

In fact, all of those feelings have intensified, and the members of the group know it and feel it.

But somewhere during the last few months I stopped believing it was enough to attract new members.

I began to think I needed certain tactics just because other people use them.

And so I did.  And it felt horrible.

So if you were on the receiving end of a salesy email from me and felt weird about it,  or you watched the re-launch sales page video and felt empty afterwards?

I apologise.

Truly, with a sick feeling in my stomach and tears in my eyes, I’m so sorry.

And I pledge and promise that from now on, nothing I send you will be tactical.

Everything will be from my heart.  Every word I write, every video I make.

Because this business was built with my heart at the foundation.

And I have to keep the faith that it will be enough. 

The truth is, I don’t think you’re flawed.  I think you’re brilliant.  You might have forgotten quite how brilliant you are.  I’d like to help you remember.

I don’t think you need me – or anyone else – to point out your struggles and problems.

What you need, what we all need, is a little more love.

And I’ve got plenty of that to give.

I wanted to record a new video for the sales page for my group, and I will.  But today, I’m going to decorate the Christmas tree with my family.

Instead, I’ve temporarily used a video I recorded a few weeks ago and posted in my group.  I wasn’t trying to sell anything.  There’s no fancy lighting, no teleprompter, just me, totally lit up about my mission and telling the members my latest plans for them.

Maybe you’d like to check it out and tell me what you think?

Because I’m a kick-ass kinesiologist, but I’m pretty new to business.  Especially new to putting myself out there, emailing you on this list and hoping not to annoy anyone.

I’m learning a lot about myself and how I want to do things.

And I’m realising I have to follow my heart and I might do things differently than other people.

My Dad told me once: “If you want to be different, you have to be strong.”

I’m working on it.

As I go, I’ll keep sharing with you the things I learn as I grow this business into the Empire of Love that I’d like it to be one day.  (Probably not with that as a biz name, it sounds a bit sex–shoppy.)

As always, thanks for reading.

Lots of love

Michelle

The Energy Editor
*Edited to add: I’ve made the all-new, pain-free page and video now, so that’s what you’ll find on that link.