717. Master Your Fears and Experience New Freedom and Possibilities
“I really, really have found my love. I always wanted to be a teacher and now here it is. I’m actually getting to teach teachers in a classroom so I’m following my heart by following my heart.”
Terri Mays is an Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, certified Jack Canfield Methodology Success Trainer, and Radical Forgiveness Life Coach. She loves teaching students and educators how to raise their emotional tone—mind state—utilizing EFT tapping. It allows you to master your fears and experience new freedom and possibilities. She has been a healer and intuitive for over 30 years and is the founder and CEO of the HOPEnUp Foundation, helping students in all areas of life challenges realize their full potential, self-acceptance and self-esteem with EFT tapping.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I met my current husband, Mitchell, an accomplished chiropractor, and we moved to Lake Tahoe. It was there that I was exposed to so many new healing modalities including the EFT (emotional freedom technique) or ‘tapping’ as it is referred to. I’d been practicing massage therapy for years and I actually started teaching ‘tapping’ while I was beginning to learn it myself. When my massage clients would come in for a massage I would show them this new technique I was learning. They loved it as much as I did! Within a year’s time we had developed the second largest clinic on the lake, and I loved what I was doing so much.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“My mother joined this very controlling religion and I kind of just got involved with that religion and ended up marrying into that faith. But I always had that part of me that wanted a career and wanted to be a teacher. Then I read Wayne Dyer’s book about pulling your own strings and that idea told me I was no longer going to be a victim. I have a talent I love—teaching—so I decided to leave the faith and the marriage even though it meant being shunned by everyone I knew. It was a brutal time to say the least. But I always had it in my heart that there was more. I’m supposed to be teaching the world and following my heart.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“When you are young you want approval from those you love that care about you. (My father loved me but told me that teaching was not for me.) We actually forget that there is a part of us from the earliest age that is invincible—the little kid that thinks she can do anything, but we get taught that we are just not good enough somehow. And our school systems don’t help—they reinforce the message of conformity. Take the classes, learn the lessons, do the next step in the process. As I learned from Jack Canfield, when the student is empowered to take responsibility for their lives vs. the parents over-managing them, then there is much more growth and independence.”
Steps to Success from Terri Mays
1. Trust yourself. The answers you seek are inside of you and always have been.
2. You alone are responsible for the decisions that impact your life on every level.
3. Stay insatiably curious and keep learning every day.
Connecting With Terri Mays
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