Prepare to be inspired and enlightened by the incredible insights and tools shared by Ruth Anne Wood.
Can you share some insights into your diverse background as a holistic acupressure practitioner, author, playwright, artist, and musician? How do these varied experiences influence your approach to holistic wellness and personal growth?
My journey into holistic acupressure practice, authorship, playwriting, artistry, and music has been a fascinating tapestry of experiences that have significantly shaped my approach to holistic wellness and personal growth. An obvious gateway into holistic health began when I was in my mid-teens, seeking relief for chronic back pain and numbness in my right arm due to the curvature of my spine. That’s when I discovered the powerful modality of Shiatsu massage, which literally means “thumb pressure”.
As a high school graduation gift, my mom gave me an introductory weekend in Shiatsu, and later, I delved into a three-year program after completing my humanitarian liberal arts studies at a local community college. What drew me to this path was the hands-on approach and the incredible satisfaction of helping my clients find relief from chronic pain in just a few treatments.
A pivotal moment in my life occurred just before my 22nd birthday. I picked up Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think And Grow Rich,” which ignited a spark of curiosity and ambition within me. Simultaneously, I enrolled in an evening theater class during an out of state visit with my mom. It was there that I witnessed a seasoned student creating a believable character in minutes, (a process that while I watched him on stage it seemed to take months to polish such a character presence. The technique involved the teacher directing the student to move differently on stage, (which I knew all about observing clients’ posture before sessions), and the audience asking spontaneous “yes” or “no” questions about the actor’s newly forming character.
This experience sparked a revelation: if we could create a character from scratch, why not use the same method to create an ideal version of ourselves? I soon got asked to give a speech about this question “A Day For All Women” conference. I began teaching this theater exercise to friends at social gatherings and had 30 willing participants from my networking group as guinea pigs. Astonishingly, when I followed up with them a month later, they were so immersed in their newfound success stories that they had largely forgotten the original challenges they were facing.
It was at this point that my first business coach, Beth Meininger, suggested I help my clients write success scripts to anchor their transformations. She also came up with the name for my business, Scripting For Success.
In my personal life, I’ve harnessed the power of pre-written stories to manifest incredible outcomes. For instance, I used these stories to meet my husband on the exact day foretold in a story that captured 99% of the qualities I had envisioned in my “Meet My Life Partner” list. Furthermore, I’ve helped clients write and publish career biographies, attract coaching clients, showcase my acrylic landscape, portrait, and abstract paintings in exhibitions, and even pick up the violin and harmonica when life demanded a reset.
The influence of pre-written stories extends beyond my personal life. They played a crucial role in my involvement with two charities: as a board member for the Twilight Wish Foundation and as an international women’s leadership trainer for universities worldwide. I’ve also served as an NGO consultant for the United Nations through Global Interactions. These charitable contributions were initially inspired by the “what if” and “I want to be like these women” stories and personal journal entries. When unexpected opportunities presented themselves, I was able to confidently say “Yes!” because I had evidence that I had asked for these opportunities in my visionary stories.
In essence, my diverse background in acupressure, authorship, playwriting, artistry, and music has provided me with a unique perspective on holistic wellness and personal growth. I’ve witnessed the transformative power of storytelling and its ability to bring about profound changes in one’s life, both personally and professionally.
Your ZING METHOD focuses on helping individuals overcome language barriers that block personal growth. Could you elaborate on how language can be a barrier, and can you share an example of a client who experienced significant transformation through your method?
Language can be a significant barrier because it often triggers our inner critic, which tells us, ‘You can’t,’ ‘That’s not me yet,’ or ‘I don’t have the resources or experience.’ The ZING METHOD is a powerful way to bypass these self-limiting beliefs.
I’ve personally used the ZING METHOD to manifest creative opportunities, career advancements, travel experiences, improved health, and wonderful friendships. As for my clients, they’ve achieved pay raises, attracted better clients, resolved legal and financial issues, improved family communication, fostered cooperation with difficult individuals, had medical bills and housing expenses covered, paid for college in full, and enjoyed record-breaking product launches.
How? By following the ZING METHOD, which involves a step-by-step process. It starts with defining what you don’t want, focusing on specific desired outcomes, and crafting these desires into ZING METHOD stories. These stories use words as emotional acupressure pressure points to shift focus toward what feels good rather than dwelling on current challenges or imagined worst-case scenarios.
When we help clients write these stories in the third person, as if their goals have already been achieved, something remarkable occurs. If the words don’t carry mental or emotional blocks and everything feels believable in the story, there’s a sensation of electricity, chi, or qi flowing through the body when the story is read aloud. This represents a mental and emotional agreement with the statement, creating a ‘ZING’ moment—a burst of pure positive joy. If that feeling isn’t there, we revise the story until it is.
In as little as a few hours, clients start experiencing new conversations and unexpected opportunities that align with the results described in their once-imaginary stories. One of my digital courses, ‘STORIES,’ delves into the ZING METHOD and its steps to make more informed decisions, boost confidence, intuition, and resonance with desired relationships and opportunities.
For instance, after having a conversation with my girlfriend about making my ZING METHOD technology more accessible to her financially, for pennies on the dollar, I first got depressed charging so little and then a couple days later I got inspired when I looked at the financials of one business man in Australia who had brought in 7 figures his first month selling his digital products on Shopify. That’s when I committed to a new story of creating nine digital courses to help new students experience ZING METHOD. Within two months with the help of AI turning what I do into course titles, I completed the digital programs and uploaded them to my website days before this interview! Speaking of which, before I began marketing my new offering I was suddenly contacted by two media outlets, including MysticMag, for interviews. How cool is that?
What type of services do you offer?
With the assistance of AI, I’ve recently compiled my clients’ success stories into nine digital courses. To provide a glimpse into the transformational tools and training that my VIP clients receive, I’ve organized these titles in a way that corresponds to the main chakras, starting with ‘STORIES,’ ‘SELF-LOVE,’ ‘FORGIVENESS,’ ‘CONNECTIONS,’ ‘GRATITUDE’, ‘SPEED,’ ‘LAUNCH,’ ‘PERSONALITIES,’ and ‘ROMANCE.’ These books serve as a flavorful preview of the deeply personal and rapidly transformative private and group mentoring programs I offer.
My services have helped clients:
- Boost self-love
- Facilitate forgiveness
- Strengthen connections
- Increase gratitude
- Heighten intuition
- Remove obstacles using the power of story and commitment
The common thread among these digital products is the wealth of knowledge and experience I’ve gained over 20 years of mentoring. I’ve worked with a diverse clientele that includes spiritual intuitives, artists, visionaries, innovators, leaders, NGOs (including United Nations consulting), business owners, and charity directors. These tools are not limited to one specific type of person; they can be used by both intuitive and logical individuals, even skeptics and engineers, to tap into patterns and stories within the physical and energetic realms.
In each of these nine digital courses, we explore the patterns within our words, conversations, self-talk, inner narratives, emotions, thoughts, dreams, premonitions, desires, as well as mental and emotional barriers, challenges, and opportunities pertaining to each topic.
To enhance the learning experience, there is a Facebook community and daily exercises to further support your personal growth journey. It’s a fun and enriching digital guide series that connects you to a multitude of tools. For more information, please visit www.ScriptingForSuccess.com.
As a published author, could you tell us about your most impactful work and how it aligns with your mission to empower individuals to script their own success stories?
My most impactful work as a published author is not a single book, but rather the collective stories written by my clients that elicit that electrifying ‘ZING’ feeling when read aloud. Each of these stories embodies the essence of my mission to empower individuals to script their own success stories.
While it’s said that you’re only as good as your next work, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of a digital course library that comprises nine online courses. These courses include ‘STORIES,’ ‘SELF-LOVE,’ ‘FORGIVENESS,’ ‘CONNECTIONS,’ ‘SPEED,’ ‘LAUNCH,’ ‘PERSONALITIES,’ and ‘ROMANCE.’ They are a dynamic blend of self-help, daily exercises, journaling, and group discussions facilitated on social media platforms.
The core mission is to empower students to utilize ‘ZING stories’ to:
- Cultivate self-love
- Embrace forgiveness
- Enhance personal and professional relationships
- Forge professional connections and tap into available resources
- Engage in profitable conversations and seize opportunities
- Recognize synchronicities
- Manifest the written stories
- Overcome mental and emotional career blocks
- Facilitate more empowering and profitable career conversations
- Read the energetic and conversational personalities of prospects and co-workers
- Foster happier and more romantic relationships through love language ZING stories, games, conversational topics, and much more.
My work as an author is not defined by a single book but by the transformative impact of helping individuals script their own success stories in these various aspects of life. To learn more about these courses and my mission, please visit www.ScriptingForSuccess.com.
In your experience, what are some common challenges that people face when trying to break free from the patterns that have held them back for years, and how does the ZING METHOD address these challenges?
The common challenges that people face when attempting to break free from long-standing patterns are often evident from the very beginning. Some of the most significant challenges include:
- Retelling the Past: Many individuals tend to get caught up in rehashing their past, which can be counterproductive to their personal growth.
- Complaining: Habitual complaining can become a barrier to progress, as it reinforces negative thinking and feelings.
- Worrying: Excessive worry about the future can paralyze individuals, preventing them from taking proactive steps toward change.
- Playing the Victim: Some people fall into the trap of playing the victim, attributing their circumstances solely to external factors or other individuals.
The ZING METHOD takes a different approach. Rather than dwelling on these challenges for extended periods, it offers powerful mental and emotional clearing tools to help clients experience joy, peace, and pure positive energy more rapidly. The focus is on creating ZING STORIES that redirect their energy towards positive outcomes.
In addition to addressing these common challenges, the ZING METHOD recognizes the role of words in our everyday conversations and self-talk. Certain phrases, like ‘I can’t,’ ‘I don’t have,’ ‘I don’t know,’ ‘I can’t afford,’ or ‘I’m too (old, fat, young, broke),’ can act as energetic roadblocks. These limiting beliefs hinder the flow of positive energy.
The ZING METHOD also identifies ‘The Fixing Words’—statements that impose conditions on having what one desires. For example, in a story like, ‘She was driving her dream car after she landed that big sales job,’ the condition is set that the big job must come before the dream car. Instead, the ZING STORY reframes the narrative without controlling the timeline. It becomes ‘She was driving her dream car’ and ‘He loved his big sales job with awesome coworkers and clients.’ This approach allows individuals to manifest their desires without limitations.
For those interested in exploring these techniques further, the digital course ‘STORIES’ offers comprehensive guidelines and story templates to help craft their own ZING STORIES. Enjoy the process of writing your ZING STORY with the abundance of available tools!
As someone with such a diverse range of talents and experiences, what advice would you give to individuals who are looking to explore multiple passions and talents in their own lives?
I’ve been fortunate to have grown up during a time of great technological and imaginative advancements, inspired by iconic shows like STAR TREK. Many of my early stories and inventions were influenced by these visions of the future. In one Young Author’s short story contest submission, I wrote about chatting with my cousin living on a space station through a screen, imagined being the first kid in space, going back in time to save the Challenger astronauts, and even conceptualized hidden video cameras in sunglasses. What’s fascinating is that these concepts, once seen as science fiction, are now commonplace, and many can recall a time when these technologies were beyond imagination.
The same principle applies to having conversations with our future selves, something I’m deeply passionate about, known as Quantum Jumping. This practice involves engaging in dialogues with our future selves and using these interactions to shape our reality. I’ve harnessed this approach to turn these conversations into tangible outcomes, from press releases to thank you notes, business plans to conference speaking engagements, and even my marriage. It’s enabled me to vacation in 23 countries, speak on stage, produce my original play at the Live Arts Festival, co-author books, meet my husband on a specific date, teach leadership abroad, consult with the United Nations, win a summer internship at Penn State, go hang gliding three times, and serve on a national charity that grants wishes to aging, forgotten seniors. All these adventures started with a spark, a “what if” journal entry or short story of already living these stories.
It all begins with a spark or that unmistakable ‘ZING’ of an idea. Once you have that inspiration, jot it down, and then take action to turn those opportunities into reality. If the new opportunity doesn’t match your story, upgrade your vision or make your prophetic story more specific and emotionally electrifying.
In my digital course ‘STORIES,’ I invite students to take a fascinating approach by copying someone’s biography and rewriting it with their current and future accomplishments. The process is designed to be fun and exciting. Additionally, I encourage individuals to interview their future selves and record their responses as future ‘YOU.’ The exercises and steps outlined in my digital courses are aimed at expediting the process of fully connecting with the joy of future relationships, experiences, and the necessary resources.
In essence, my advice to those looking to explore multiple passions and talents is to embrace the ‘ZING’ of inspiration, jot down your ideas, and actively engage in the process of manifesting your unique and diverse ambitions. It’s a journey filled with excitement and boundless potential. Join us!