Love repellent #1 is BIG - that's why we're starting with it

I'm teaching a Dating Mastermind right now, and my students talk a lot about being fearful of "risk." To them, risk means opening up, making a move toward someone

When people feel like opening up is RISKY, they shut down, often put on a mask and commit the very worse sin of all



THE LOVE REPELLENT

What is that fatal sin that will repel love?

It's being cold and not engaging

-This is something you may not even realize you do

-Research shows when you feel something is at stake, you can go into a fear state

-A fear state makes you shut down, get jittery and tongue-tied without even knowing it

- It's easy to come across as COLD when you are fearful

-This will make a possible love interest pull back

-Supermodels often naturally exude a sense of "don't touch me" to repel folks they don't want to meet

-It can become so kneejerk that the repel the ones they might like, without even knowing it



THE ANTIDOTE


So what can you do to ensure you're not falling into being cold & non-engaging?

(Research shows that most of us don't know we're even doing it -- though we have a vague sense of being "off-center")

Here is the antidote:
1. Work on learning to exude warmth

This takes practice and so it's something I work with people on before they connect with someone they find attractive

2. Talk to people like you would talk to your dog or a child that you love. Warmth is mainly expressed in your voice. Research finds that warmth in your voice is the greatest factor on how people judge you and if they open up to you or not

3. Warmth can also be expressed in what you say (something we'll talk about in the next email) and your body language

4. This bears out the research that shows most communication is non-verbal. We need to become more aware of this, and use it. I'm here to help with that!

5. This particular knowledge can help you in other perceived high-pressure situations like a job interview. If you use warmth, you're much more likely to be hired and will rule office politics, too


YOUR HOMEWORK

For the next 24 hours, make a conscious effort to be more warm in your interactions with others -- starting with your voice. Ask friends if you come across as warm or cold, and if they say "cold," this will be a critical step for you


Yes, it may feel like a risk, but it is far more risky to come across as cold


As you start seeing results, it will be much easier to keep this up and learn to use warmth to emotionally bond with whomever you want


Stay tuned for the Love Repellent #2, which I'll reveal in a subsequent blog♥

Q: Kathryn, I was in a relationship with someone that escalated in months from meeting him to wanting to live together! Our attraction was off of the charts and we couldn't get enough of each other, physically and
emotionally. After a few months, there was some miscommunication and fear on both of our parts over the intensity of the relationship and we split. I followed your protocol and released him, as painful as it was. He has come back to me constantly since then, saying all of the right things but not backing them up. Then he disappears again, and returns a few weeks later with the same song and dance. I have attempted to date other people, and have performed the release a 2nd time and still having the same push-pull affects with this man!  

I know there is a part of the release where we are to be sure to release from our sexual organs and not just our heart. How can I be sure that I'm doing that correctly, and should I try to release him again? I know after several attempts the release can not work as well, as you've stated in your books. 

I am at your mercy, Kathryn! I have to move on from
this man or be forced to stay in this plateau and not find my true happiness and love deserved of me. Thank you in advance for your reply!

A: I'm sure you're releasing correctly, but it sounds like there is part of you that doesn't want to let go. Release never works unless you really know you need to let go and are determined to do so. 

In this case, you still sound like you are at his beck and call. The minute he shows back up, you come running! That is not released.

• Anyone who blows hot and cold is categorized in my work as an EEL. They slip out of your grasp just when you think it's going well. Over and over again.

 This is one of the most addictive love situations there are. In a mouse-cheese experiment, the most addictive situation there was involved sporadic reward. The mice would hurt themselves to try & get the reward.

• Sporadic reward in love -- where the love interest shows up, seems interested only to disappear again -- is similarly addicting.

• When I work with a coaching client on this issue, I remind them that they are not a puppet on a string. They have free will, and rather than be frustrated for months or even years, they can choose to walk away -- even when the eel slithers back over for another go-round.

• Let's face it. This guy is not showing the kind of interest you would want. He can walk away easily. This is not soulmate material, and I want better for you.

 Rather than worry about doing the release well, let's worry about making it stick. The tools that I give you in the release work will ensure it sticks.

 The most important tool of all to make a release remain effective is to focus beyond this current guy.

 Imagine a guy who shows up and doesn't go anywhere -- one who is even sexier. One with whom you know you're not wasting time, but will go the distance.

• Doesn't that sound infinitely better than remaining hopeful for a guy who is not proving worthy?

• You can expect more for yourself. Many people hang onto the crumbs they're given out of fear there won't be more ahead. That is fear-based instead of exhibiting any faith whatsoever.

• Have faith and let's keep looking beyond this guy. You will forget he ever existed if you can go steadily forward and not look back.

• I promise you someone better lies ahead in your future. The first step towards him is getting rid of this eel.

I'm sending you love & support for really moving on this time!