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Writers’ Block – Entanglement

Entanglements are some of the strangest effects within family system dynamics. They happen when a family member’s fate is not recognized and honored by the other family members. That fate is often tragic or traumatic – because only strong emotions … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Fame is Dangerous

Just the other day, I did some work on an ancestral line of my own, helped by a tapping friend. And while this might not strictly be a family system issue, it is quite possible that family rules are anchored … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Royalties are not Safe

The rules in our family system have often been created from experiences in the past, and then handed down through generations. More often than not, they are never challenged. A number of those rules revolve around safety, and how to … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Writing is not a Job

Our families have rules about everything. And of course, they have rules about how we’re supposed to earn money and make a living. There are traditions in the family which jobs to hold, and if you look closely at your … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – It’s all in the Mind?

Today, I’m starting a new blog series, this time on Writers’ Block. Yes, it’s a big one among writers. There are those who have suffered from it for years. I’ve been there. And yet there are others who say they … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – Family Entanglement

For this last post about success and family system dynamics, I want to talk about one of the strangest things that can happen in family systems: Entanglement with another person in the system. You see, one of the fundamental rules … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – No Fame!

Another family rule that might completely block your success as author is one about how visible we may be in society. Because visibility can be dangerous. Right now, we can see societies, where being different and visible is quite dangerous. … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – No books!

Every family has rules about what its members can do. Let’s imagine Lee. Traditionally, the men in his family have been carpenters, bricklayers or other kinds of craft people. There is an unspoken rule in his family that this kind … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – Successful Outcast

Family system dynamics play a very important role for our success, as well. That’s because each individual family system has rules of its own. Rules that define who may be a member of the family, and who may not. How … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment

Today, I’m starting a new series here on the blog. Together we’ll explore at least a dozen typical blocks to success, from the perspective of a writer. And of course, I’ll give you some tapping pointers to work through each … Continue reading

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