Affirmations are defined as positive statements concerning the ways we desire to think, feel and behave. The marketplace is full of books with daily affirmations with something for everyone. However, Gary Craig the developer of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) has an interesting view of why affirmations seldom materialize the desired state in our lives. He uses a term “tail-ender” that describes a part of us that wants to hold onto the old state of affairs and in essence sabotages our effort to bring about change. A part of us wants to introduce change but a different part of us is getting some type of reward for keeping things the way they are. Just think about the last time you tried to lose weight or to break a habit. Most likely you had an internal struggle with the change process. If you didn’t find a way to silence the part of you wanting status quo, most likely your efforts and affirmations met with failure rather than success. Often the part that wants status quo tends to win. Gary Craig uses EFT to break through this resistance and you can learn more from his web site www.emofree.com.
Dr. Terri Parrott has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in business administration with an international management concentration. She has been active in the financial industry for over twenty years; having worked as a banker for two of the largest United States based banks and a financial advisor with one of the largest investment firms in the United States. Terri has also been a sales manager for a large United States based rental car company, as well as adjunct professor in the business department of Florida based universities. She is the author of three blogs: • godandwisdom.com focusing on quick-read concepts of ancient wisdom with a modern twist • mindprompts.com focusing on personal energy and meditation techniques as well as holistic approaches to everyday life • greatwrinkles.com focusing on a light-hearted look at growing old. She has authored Quick Tips for Your Small Business, a quick reference book offering hands-on information for small business owners. Dr. Parrott has also published the following e-books available through the Amazon Kindle site: • Embrace Chaos to Create Change focusing on non-traditional ways to bring about lasting change in your thoughts and behavior. • Voice on the Phone: A Quick-Read Guide to Successfully Building Customer Relationships Using the Telephone. A practical guide for anyone relying on the telephone as a sales tool. • Quick, Easy Ways to Compute Everyday Business Formulas: A Handy Reference for Small Business Owners.