Gut Feeling To Enthusiastic Get Up and Just Do It…

Gut Feeling To Enthusiastic Get Up and Just Do It…

Gut Feeling – and what changes it has made!

Gut feeling – is it an intuition or reacting to fears – that is what I wondered when I made a really important decision earlier this year.

The personal change I suddenly envisaged was enormous and the whole thing started in a pub in York.  It had started – just like that   My wife Babs and I were having a meal and conversation when I suddenly announced that I wanted to start a new business.

Now there are a few things that were strange about the changes I was making.

  • I was one of the directors in a business
  • I am hitting my 70th this year
  • There were other people affected by the decision
  • Why a retirement business?
  • My son was working for us – and he would be affected – what about him?
  • There were many things that I did not know about leaving a business
  • etc etc

Where had that come from?  I had no idea but it was explosive, expansive and made me feel good.  You may ask or think – well he was in a pub – was it the beer that was affecting me?  NO – it just suddenly was there.   Gut GUT Feeling!!

What does go on in our minds – ask Adam Eason my hypnotherapist friend.  [ Actually I should have asked him ]

Having made that intuitive decision though is an amazing catalyst for what happens afterwards.  You are free to set a new path – WHICH fits in with the life that you love and your ongoing dreams and wishes.

Here for example are my current ambitions.

  • Not retire completely – but do something I really love
  • Earn money – but in a more relaxed way – passive income an ideal
  • Help other people also
  • I want to travel and work – motorhome enthusiast
  • Help and support my kids and their families
  • Keep total life balance
  • Help charities and church missions – there is so much poverty and need out there.

The thing is that when running a business with anyone else there are areas of that work you love and others that well … [ I will let you fill in the gap here]

New path – clear ambitions -freedom –  what a great and enabling feeling

That is when things start to happen – the timeline is interesting.

One thing leads to another and the positive mindset is in tune.

There is a very popular quote that totally sums this up.

the best way to predict the future is to create it

TIMELINE

How all of this is happening – AND – what next

I will write about most of the following list over the next few days – just a headline here but I hope you will keep an eye on my blog if you are wanting to learn more about developing an online business ( there is a clue to what I am up to.  You can watch me develop a totally new business from scratch – no list – no blog posts yet.  I will

SELL AUDIO PRODUCTS WITH THE HELP OF AFFILIATES.

Within the business that I ran with Adam Eason we had an online shop of self-hypnosis products.  I now have the freedom to develop this bit of the business separately. The audios and videos sell very well and are evergreen.  What I had always wanted to send more time on was developing the sales with the help of affiliates.  [more about passive income businesses in a future blog]

AFFILIATES AND MYSELF NEED TRAINING

There is no doubt that affiliates when well trained, (building lists, getting traffic etc) can make a lot of money online – selling other peoples products.  I didn’t want to do the training myself – but I wanted a great training area.  I also wanted to learn more about how to grow my affiliate business.  [Next great move – NAMS – Novice to Advanced Marketing System ]

QUICK WORD ABOUT NAMS

This is the training area that I have discovered AND Oh what a discovery!!  A few words are not going to help you much.  I want you to get a lot more than that and I want to send you a  ’11 Questions Report’ report – SEE BELOW

If you have a hobby interest or skill (you will hear the marketers call this a niche) you can bet your bottom dollar that there are people out there who would like some of your knowledge.  Online is a great way to deliver that knowledge.
OR
You can sell other peoples products who offer the niche material that you love.  Frankly there are choices galore.

Anyway the simple thing is that it is up to YOU.
Down below I am offering you a download of a pdf about businesses online.  Just ask for a copy and I will happily send you this free PDF.

INSIDE NAMS

Of course there are other consequences when you take a new path.

For example:
I am now an Insider member of NAMS and I get to meet other members who are developing their skills. We all can communicate within an inside private Facebook group.  Only yesterday I was getting direct help from a NAMS insider called Kat Sturtz who lives in US.  Her marketing knowledge is top notch and I appreciate her insight.  (Kat’s Website:  Rockingyourpath.com)

Kat made me laugh at the end of our conversation when her Kentucky upbringing was evident.  She asked me to ‘Holler if I have any further quesions’.  Holler was a word I had only heard in movies.  Isn’t it great when people can work together so closely with such ease – no matter where you live.

NEW NICHE BLOG

Within NAMS I have undertaken some of their monthly challenges.

My first project is the affiliate marketing or the hypnosis products – but I have also decided to set up another project based around a niche blog.  It is all about my love of  travelling in my motorhome.  [More about that another day]

SILVER SURFERS AND BABY BOOMERS

What surprised me was the age of the members of NAMS.  Middle aged and above on the whole (a shame as I think many young people could certainly benefit and prosper from this resource of internet marketing training materials)  

Anyway the long shot is that I am going to particularly market towards people of my age and invite them to join NAMS as an Insider.  It will give me great satisfaction if I can help others grasp what they can do for themselves with an online business.  [Again more another day]

LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING

Just take a look back at my dreams and goals.  In a very short time – without hardly thinking they are all central to what I am doing.  Next on this page is an invite. If you are wanting to learn how to earn some money online – don’t just think about it.  Make a decision.  The way you are going to do it need not matter right away – just know that you want to ‘Create Your Future’.

If you have an expansive feeling just thinking about this it might be a gut feeling – and you can see what that has done for me.

GET THIS REPORT – CHANCE TO CHECK OUT NAMS

Get this FREE report at:   11 Qestions

11 Questions Every New Business Owner Really Wants To AskCan Regular People Make Money Online

You will find links to take a look at NAMS.   Will I see you there?

Online Hypnotherapy Mindset – Include The Classroom Personality

Online Hypnotherapy Mindset – Include The Classroom Personality

What fun it is getting to grips with an online hypnotherapy mindset and putting classroom personality into courses.    Adam Eason has been teaching his hypnotherapy course for many years and he has actually trained many who have traveled many miles and at great expense to train with him.  The fact of the matter though is that most people can not do that or afford it.

SO – Time for change!

We are moving what a lot of us here in Bournemouth, UK are used to – classroom training – onto an online version.  We will still have classroom courses and seminars BUT the majority of our CPD training will be online.

So for some time – a couple of years – we have been preparing an alternative approach.  Many hours of videoing the classroom course – many many MANY hours.  That is all done and now we are in the early days of getting the message out there.  Where ever you live in the world you can join us and train with Adam and his team.

A new set of skills for Adam to grapple with – more interactivity online!  That is what I am after and what Adam is taking on so admirably.

It was great to see Adam Eason on Facebook Live – the spontaneity of it all – the fun – the wiggly camera – (we have to get a selfie tripod there etc.)   But as a marketing man, why it pleased me, was that  I know that this online engagement is just what we need to move and expose the personality of Adam – a characteristic charm that is so powerful in the classroom.  [He will blush when he reads this!]

Online Hypnotherapy Training.

The point is that those of you that have had the pleasure of attending hypnotherapy courses, seminars and workshops here with Adam will testify that the training is full on with the ultimate goal of sending out highly qualified, evidence based critical thinking hypnotherapists.   BUT it is done with excitement, passion and fun with a great trainer whose personality and trust you don’t forget.

This morning I have been e-mailing a guy (lets call him LA) in America about joining one of Adam’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.   LA originally trained with two well known Hypnotherapists who I know Adam has a professional relationship with.  What an exciting person to have training with us.  Adam will be delighted to work with him.  We all learn from each other worldwide.

Why not?  Inclusive online training – and not Geo-located classrooms – are where anybody can access the courses with no additional traveling and accommodation costs.  And the choice of trainer is down to who you like.  The quality of the training, the testimonials given, the value of the training, the content of the course, the qualifications available etc can all be considered.  You are not restricted to some silly training down the road in a classroom just because it is close to you.

Furthermore – anyone joining the courses will have access to other students all over the world and they can get together to practice skills etc.  That is an eye opening thought.

I tell you I am really excited – because I know there is such a need for talking therapies for the mental health issues. Good training!

We need well qualified and educated therapists and research based training is available  – not necessarily just in a classroom – but at home on your computers, tablets and phones – WHERE-EVER YOU LIVE!

So What about Marketing Me?

My own thing is internet marketing – fascinating stuff but changing all the time.  Lifetime learning is absolutely the word in marketing, and the tools today will be archived next week.  I exaggerate but the point is I am in the same boat.

I am learning all I can a marketing guy in America who is the best I have come across anywhere in the world.

Just think what I am saying. I had the choice to train with the best I could find – from anywhere in the world.

Now his training is done using all sorts of online communication tools and the people inside are insiders – chatting, sharing, helping, and so on.  The teaching is there, run by a guy whose personality, integrity, involvement are so great.   Everything I am learning there I want to bring forward so that our online presence can be as prominent as our classroom presence has been in the past.

So that is what we are up to.  Putting ourselves about so that you get to know us.

HOWEVER…!!

There is one black cloud – and I will write about that in a day or so.  I have to be a bit careful and I will check with Adam before I say my piece online.  But there are people who are against online learning!

YES THERE ARE!

I am wanting to shout – how unfair is that BUT I will hold my tongue for now.

So that is something to watch out for.

Do check out our online courses at – http://aecollegeofhypnosis.com

Bad Habit and Pills – Change Your Mindset

Bad Habit and Pills – Change Your Mindset

Bad habit and pills – that sounds as if I have an awful tale to tell.  Let’s see!

Tablets and a bad habit are on my mind this morning. Yesterday I went to get my repeat prescription for the barrow load of tablets I have to take. BUT – there was an issue ( I still don’t understand what – but there you are – it is a fact ) and the prescription needed to be set up again by my doctor and with luck and a strong wind they will be there by Thursday (today)

So by rooting around in the medicine cabinet, I found I had got enough for this morning.

And then Goodness me – NO!….

We were out of Activa or Yoghurt!!    Was this going to be one of those days?

Why was that a disaster – well years ago I had to get over something that for me was an issue. I just couldn’t swallow tablets – no matter how small.

How crazy are we all?

Bad habit – it surely was. I could eat normally – but a tablet in my mouth was a gagging starter.

The time came though where I had to get over this problem.   I had got to get over this as my health depended on me ‘taking the pills’.

Porridge and yoghurt became the answer.   Within no time I was swallowing tablets easily as long as it was with a yoghurt or similar.

Today –  this morning – I had no yoghurt or porridge. Question? – was the bad habit still there.

So I gave it a go – glass of water and what happened?   It was fine – there was no issue at all.    That is the first time I have tried to take tablets with water for many years.   Isn’t the mind weird but wonderful?

Now there is a really important thing here about making changes to your mindset.

Conventional wisdom is that it takes 28 days to free yourself from a bad habit. Unfortunately, that notion is just plain wrong. Bad habits are hard to break because they are Habits (notice the capital H). Remember: your brain has put your bad habit in the “automatic” category. Once there, it’s difficult to shake it free.

Yes, 28 days can give you a good jump start. It is probably longer and more like three months to substitute a new behavior for a bad habit.

But I know from working with Adam Eason that behaviours and bad habits can be changed – helped by hypnosis.

Let’s say that laziness is a bad habit or maybe poorly motivated is like a bad habit.   Just make that assumption.   If they are then this year’s  new  resolutions are probably having difficulty.

So this month (February) in our Hypnosis For Download online store I have made the theme one of motivation and keeping going. Self-Hypnosis can help you make dramatic and permanent changes to your mindset. But the behaviours will need a couple of months to make permanent change. Self-hypnosis will help you imagine the changes and keep you working towards the desired outcome.

Hey I am not the person to tell you all of this – but go and find articles by Adam Eason.  Visit his blog at http://adam-eason.com

Well if you are reading this Adam and you can’t get me on the phone mid morning it is because i am on my way to the doctors to get some tablets.

Great News For The Obese – A Little Weight Loss Goes A Long Way

Great News For The Obese – A Little Weight Loss Goes A Long Way

Weight loss is something that really concerned me for many years.  This diet and that diet – I tried so many. Yo yo effect though – I just had to wait a time before the process had to start again.

I did find the answer but more about that in a minute.

One of the things that most struck me was the setting of the target and time to achieve it.  Usually achievable as long as the diet was followed.  However there was not a real reason for choosing the specific target that was just a weight figure.  The real reason I was wanting the loss  was clinical as I had high blood pressure.  If I had kept a target of reaching a weight where I knew more about the physiological effects would the target have been different.

And what would that target be?

Now I don’t read a journal call Cell Metabolism over breakfast – in fact it is almost impossible to read for 99 per cent of people out there.  However there has been a report in there this week about research carried at the University of Washington in the US.

They did some studies on 40 obese people losing weight on diets.

Important weight loss findings:

The first few pounds may be the hardest to shed, but they are by far the best.  Obese people only have to lose 5 percent of their body weight to achieve a marked improvement in their health from rejuvenated liver to a low risk of diabetes. The scientists checked their research participants at 5 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent milestones. They recorded a range of health markers including cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin sensitivity, a key measure of the risk of diabetes.

Oliver Moody in ‘The Times’ reports that Samuel Klein who is director of the university’s centre for human nutrition said this:

“The biggest bang for your buck”

“The guidelines for treating obesity recommend a 5 to 10 percent weight loss, but losing 5 percent of your weight is much easier than losing 10 percent.  So it may make more sense for patients to aim at the easier target.”

“If you weigh 200 lbs, you will be doing yourself a favour if you can lose 10 lbs and keep it off.  You don’t have to lose 50 lbs to get important health benefits”

The last paragraph contains a very important phrase.

Keeping the Weight Loss – KEEP IT OFF!

The answer for me a few years ago was realising that everything – yes everything was in the mind – I needed a new mindset.

The answer was nothing to do with different foods and calories etc – it was just looking at what I was doing that was affecting the body shape I wanted and the health benefits I needed.

Using a self-hypnosis audio from my friend Adam Eason was the answer.  I was able to change a lot of habitual things that were getting in my way.

  • My portions on my plate were too large and I would often go up for second helpings.  Eating until I felt full (that is actually uncomfortable) and eating too fast.
  • Snacking in between meals – enough said aren’t all those snacks just full of sugar.
  • Using the wrong cook books.  Why are my two most thumbed books now by Dave Myers and Si King – The Hairy Dieters.
  • As for puddings I started by cutting them down in size but in time I began to feel that I didn’t want them and they became quite unpalatable.  Just bizarre – I don’t even want sticky puddings any more.
  • When I see James Martin on Saturday Kitchen adding more butter to his meal I just think UGGHH!

So that is that – I don’t really now have to think about it at all – I have just acquired new good habits.  I am habitually weight sorted.

I really do think that self-hypnosis and thinking about your particular habits that are controlling your weight for you can be your helper.

To get hold of Adam Eason please check out – ‘Mind Your Weight’

The first 5 per cent is all you need worry about – that is great news.

Micky Mellon, Shrewsbury, Charles Darwin and Motivating Men

Micky Mellon, Shrewsbury, Charles Darwin and Motivating Men

As usual on Sunday I was listening to Sportsweek on Radio 5 and Gary Richardson was interviewing Micky Mellon the manager of Shrewsbury – the minnows who are playing Manchester today in the FA Cup.

What a great interview with this great character and thinker.  Charles Darwin was from Shrewsbury   and a quote from him describes the football Micky wants –  “Survival of the fittest and strongest”

Micky Mellon uses the community to Motivate

Connecting with the local community is central to Mellon’s approach. It’s why he has sent striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro into a local school to teach French.

He is actually quite shocked and disappointed that some of his players are actually Manchester United fans.  So he has had to overcome some of this with other motivational approach.

Using people from the community is his method.  Shrewsbury based people and ideally Shrewsbury fans.

‘I got the local pub landlord to tell them what happens on a Saturday night when we get beat. He started laughing and said “it’s empty”.  Right, tell them what happens when we win. “It’s like Magaluf —and, by the way, on Sunday it’s mayhem again”.

To force home a point about sticking to a plan, he invited helicopter pilots from nearby RAF Shawbury to share their harrowing stories about serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He has sought advice from the Red Arrows to help prepare for different scenarios in a match. 

He has had second world war heroes from Shrewsbury to tell their stories.

There is no doubt that hearing stories and anecdotes from people who you admire and who have obviously had to overcome great challenges to get where they are,  is a powerful motivational technique.

Hardly surprising then that Micky Mellon is not kidding himself about Shrewsbury’s chances of causing an upset.  ‘We play Man United and we have little chance, but as long as we have that we’ll try to build on it,’ he says.

‘We’re playing Man United because we scored in the last minute against Sheffield Wednesday. We talk about stuff like that, it’s no big panic. That’s what we learned from the Red Arrows.’

Hardly surprising then that Micky Mellon is not kidding himself about Shrewsbury’s chances of causing an upset.  ‘We play Man United and we have little chance, but as long as we have that we’ll try to build on it,’ he says.

Anyway – I like so many other football fans will be watching the match this evening shouting out for the underdog.  Come on Mellon and Shrewsbury!!

O’Sullivan And £10,000 – Have We Got To Make The Prize Worth More Than Money

O’Sullivan And £10,000 – Have We Got To Make The Prize Worth More Than Money

Simple questions for you  –

How much would you want to get in your hand £10,000?
How much would any charity value that money?

So many of us value money, and need it badly, but also do what we can to help others where and when possible.

If you are at all like me then you will probably understand why I was wanting to throw a snooker cue through the TV this morning as I listened to this:

These are the words from snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan in an interview after he had passed up the chance of making a total break of 147.[don’t worry if you don’t understand the snooker reference here – that is not the point)]

“I could have gone on the black off that red and possibly got another 147 – you never know it can get twitchy.  BUT £10,000 – it’s too cheap. It is a massive achievement getting a 147 and it is worth more than that. Once it goes up, I’ll give it another go”

Yes he sat there and said that…  Unbelievable!
On his shirt were his sponsors logos.
The tournament itself also has a big prize.
Too much money and too self absorbed.

Now don’t let me get going on this further myself – no- much better – listen to another snooker professional Ali Carter who was clearly not impressed:-

“I think that he should have made the 147 and given the money to charity – to Cancer Research or Crohn’s Disease Charity or something like that” Carter said “He should have helped somebody out, but he is only thinking of himself again.  Unfortunately that is his problem isn’t it”  [TICK]

The amount awarded for a 147 break in World Snooker’s prize pot starts at £5000 and goes up £5000 after every tournament in which one is not made.

Clearly money is not the driving force any more with these mega-rich sportsmen so why not add something that they could really feel the value of and motivate them.

Why not make the prize have a charity component.  Say that £2500 was for the player and £2500 was for a charity chosen by the player, – increasing as it does now tournament by tournament. 

You never know they might give all of the award to charity.

Oh

And why not that approach for the hole in one in golf. 

Why not.