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Hypnotherapists – How Do You Do It?

Hypnotherapists – How Do You Do It?

 “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”

Jesse Jackson

 “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” –

Albert Schweitzer.

How Can I Say This Without Sounding Schmoozy?    Not Sure – So I Just Have To Say It.  I Think You Guys Are Amazing and The Question Above is Right – I Don’t Know How You Do It?

I know a lot of Hypnotherpists. 

I am not a hypnotherapist myself but I have videoed hundreds of hours of Hypnotherapy Training in Adam Eason’s, College Of Hypnosis.  

One thing was obvious from the start, it was hard to find a student who wasn’t a great human being with an empathetic and caring disposition.

I was able to see the complexity of the training, especially in the advanced courses. 

I could ALSO see just how hard it is to get to know your clients, and maintain an empathetic and professional relationship.   It is hard for you !

Hypnotherapist Students have so much to learn because:

The demands from Clients are enormous.  Their mental issues can be very complex.  Communication can be awkward while the therapist and client are sussing each other out.  There are social skills and coping techniques to learn overcome any barriers,  There are so many exploratory conversations using things like Socrates Questioning (where did that memory come from)

The reason I am saying all of this to trained therapists is that I am wanting you to understand that I would never claim that any ‘one to one’ intervention is not better than therapy offered by qualified practitioners. 

I totally get that.

So the ideal thing for anyone with a phobia, addiction, behavioural issues and so on is to find a hypnotherapist to give them the necessary and personalised hypnosis sessions.

 

However(I guess that you knew I was going to make a different point) I want to make you think about this…

To throw the spanner in the works – from a clients point of view – that takes time, research for right therapist, money, traveling, evaluation all for one problem. 

When you think about all of this it is not surprising that many well qualified hypnotherapists actually have problems marketing in the right place to get enough one to one clients.

Bear all of this in mind when you see my section below about Advantage Of the Internet and Self-Hypnosis.

Your Clients – Special To You

‘What About Your Acquisition Of Clients.

I believe (please challenge me if I am wrong) the majority of your clients will have come through referrals from previous clients.

You will know the answer to this question – How many appointments are you completing every week?

I have already pointed out above that there are obstacles, time, money and so on.

AND yet we know – it is not the place to do it just now – but the figures of mental health need is enormous.

People are becoming much more open about there mental issues.  How many of those millions of people with needs will show at your door?

You want to help people like this and in a fraction of a percent you are meeting some need.

Now I stand outside your personal desires to provide the ideal ‘one to one’ solution BUT what about the fantastic (ok let us call it semi help) opportunity to help thousands of people with your knowledge and approach to mental therapies.

I believe that this is where your opportunity lies…

 

Your Clients – The Lessons You Learn and Leverage

,,My career was nursing so I hope you will understand that I understand the confidentiality of patients and all of their privacy.   Please understand that as you read the next bit.

 Please – Just Use and Leverage

The personal relationship that you have with your clients doesn’t stop you learning from the experience  and using in all future patient situations.

In fact I know you will be able to use all of that experiential knowledge to construct amazing insightful generic scripts.

 If you have battled with a difficult case client wanting help with say weight control and other inter-related mental issues  – you will have heard the narrative from the client, and witnessed, first hand, the emotions and descriptions given by your clients about how hard it was living with the obesity.

 The reality is that you would have written a specific script for your client and used different inductions, education  or whatever to specifically hit the right mental response. 

Your aim was to equip the client with the correct knowledge – you will have been working things so that the client will be able to own the answers and how to proceed alone.

 BUT…

the core of the interaction can be used by you for all future interactions

 ALSO…

it will enable you to write excellent topic specific content for self-hypnosis session scripts.

In fact – I would love you to write my sales pages for specific topics

I bet you could come and totally re-write my sales pages. You have heard the descriptions of the client problems and the emotional language and descriptions used.

Without any confidentiality issues, you can write hypnosis scripts that target the problems experienced by millions of people with identical problems to your client.  

I can recall so easily lessons I learned when nursing, that made me change my approach and improve my skills going forward. 

You of course are the same – AND it means that you can put together audio sessions that will help topic specific problems.

AND what an amazing thing it is when experienced therapists can share, and talk, to so many other people with similar problems.   

That is ONE of the reasons I am anxious to get more hypnotherapists on board. 

What are the Advantages of Online Purchases of Self Hypnosis?

1. Easy To Find Solutions

 The great advantage of the Internet is that someone looking for a solution to a troublesome behavioral issue can easily locate through search engines such as Google –

Furthermore the solution is available immediately even if it is the middle of the night. 

I fear that a lot of the solutions purchased are created by hypnotherapists that the purchaser is not interested in.  He wants the solution on offer and that is that.  Sorry that probably hurts you if you are a therapist – but reading all about you is not going to affect a purchase of a £2.99 audio download.

2. Privacy

 Not worth saying much about this – BUT to many people having a solution that is a private purchase is

I have talked to many of the people who have bought self-hypnosis download MP3 audios from our Hypnosis For Download website over the last five years.  The majority of the clients that I have spoken to tell me that they are using hypnosis for the first time.  That is just the people I have spoken to – not a researched finding.

However I have looked into repeat purchases and 65% of new clients buy several more products over the next year.

 3. Price – Cheap and Cheaper – That is the Reality

Over the last two or three years there has been a fall in the number of new clients purchasing our self-hypnosis audios for download. 

Mobile Apps

The trend was so noticeable that I put some of our products out as apps on Android, iTunes, Amazon.   What a nightmare as the set up was troublesome – oh I won’t go on with it.   After 6 months of messing around and trying meet the demands of the network platforms I packed up that approach.

Cheap and Cheaper – Holiday Discounts

Every now and then – over a holiday for example – I would reduce the price of our products by 50% to 70%.  Every time I did that the response was dramatic and visitors to the website were purchasing many products in one go. 

The positive point for me though was that the products bought were self-help (such as creativity, motivation, positivity, wealth mindset  for example)

 The temptation of course was to lower the prices permanently.  The problem is that if your competitors are selling their products at a higher price, then they would appear to have less worthy products.

 4. Timing – The Help Is Available Exactly When Clients Need It

When clients meet Hypnotherapists for an appointment the interaction is at a specific time – and the mood of the client is what it is!  The activities and pressures of the day can affect any hypnosis or talking therapy interaction.

Obviously the opposite is the case with therapy recordings as the user will have taken a positive action by deciding to use the audio.

 

Hypnosis Sessions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CAN be Very Specific

I have been talking about the Self-Hypnosis Sessions for online downloads as generic because they are not written directly for a client.

When you, as a hypnotherapist, deal directly with the client, you can get down to the gritty details and write scripts specifically designed to meet their CURRENT needs

That is brilliant and it may put you off writing scripts that can be used by thousands of people.

However there is a place I believe for almost ‘keyword rich’ self-hypnosis scripts which have a very specific topic related focus. 

There are so many times that I hear people with mental issues on the morning Breakfast programme that I really want to help.  I know I have hypnosis scripts that would really work for them.

Topic, Story, and Well Described Hypnosis Session

This is an example of how specific the audio sessions can be. 

If you take a look at this set of hypnosis sessions available on my Hypnosis for download website you will see that Adam has produced a series of hypnosis sessions with a narrative introduction all about insomnia.  Each product has a related story.

  • How To Sleep and Be Totally Refreshed When You Awake
  • Deep Sleep
  • Drifting Back To Sleep
  • Quiet The Mind and Drift To Sleep
  • Utilise Your Regular Routine To Enhance Your Sleep
  • The Pond of Sleep – Letting Go Of Unwanted Thoughts and Drifting Deeply to Sleep
  • Using Noise to Lull to Sleep
  • Hypnotic Boredom to Lull You to Sleep

 

Specialist Hypnotherapists

In my New ‘Hypnosis For Streaming’ Membership we Have a Great Starting Team.

All of the Hypnotherapists who I am currently working with have special interests.  AND I am now on the recruit for others to join – (more about that below).

In particular I like adding material and speccial areas of interest.

What We Have Currently

Apart from all of the general self-hypnosis by Adam Eason,  he has a particular interest in running and has run several marathons – great charity work.

Dr Janet Hall specialises in Sex issues and Tom Smith in Addictions.

I am also adding this month several sessions recorded by Andrew Fogg who’s area of special interest is Golf.

In My Radar – Going Forward This Year

I am currently in conversation with a Hypnotherapist in America who specialises in Golf. 

I am really keen to find hypnotherapists to contribute topic related content.

Also I can identify hundreds of individual hypnosis sessions I would love to add to my membership vault.  For instance sessions aimed at the teenage market, such as, overcoming exam nerves, or relaxing going into exams – and so on.

Members Can Seek Out Hypnotherapists They Like and Relate To

How important this is.  You may well not know anything about me just now but if you are to want to join my venture you will certainly want to find out more about me.  So natural.

Are you male, female, what is your accent,  where are you based, what are your interests.

If you become a contributor to my Self-Hypnosis Streaming website I tell you now that i will not worry at all if you are the third or fourth contributor of a weight control programme.  Why not?  Some people will prefer one hypnotherapist over another because of things as basic as the dialect, voice, sex or style of presentation.

Why Self-Hypnosis Streaming –

  1. Make everything available therefore offering so much content at a very low price.  Great value low price.  Getting the resources out to as many people as possible.
  2. Introduction to new members to overcome poor knowledge about hypnosis. 
  3. Allow members to understand the scope and skills that can help them in their everyday lives.
  4. Simple, private confidential and easy access – login on any device, wherever there is internet access.
  5. There is also the ability to update audios and videos to everyone and there is very little support needed.
  6. All new additions and new hypnotherapists joining as venture partners will be availliable to members right away.
  7. Education – Get more people to have a better understanding of hypnosis and related therapies.
  8. The very first bit within the membership area is education including videos and self-hypnosis sessions based upon Adam Eason’s book ‘The Science Of Self-Hypnosis’ – The Evidence Based Way To Hypnotise Yourself.  You can even learn to write your own scripts.
  9. Hypnosis Sessions are there of course – but I am after countless numbers more.
  10. Addictions, Phobias, Simulated programmes (Hypnotic Gastric Band) Sex Issues etc
  11. There are Self-Improvement programmes, Self-Esteem, Creativity, Motivation, Wealth Mindset as examples.
  12. This is a project that can easily be promoted by members as affiliates.  Only members will be able to promote and they will get 50% commission recurring  for any new members they introduce.

What Improvements Do I Want Wish Self-Hypnosis Streaming?

  1. Lots of Hypnotherapists with their audios and videos.  I would like to double the content this year.
  2. I am very keen to add specialist interests.
  3. I really don’t mind if there are similar titled audios – people will choose the hypnotherapist they prefer, (male, female, old, young, accent and so on.)

  4. Self Branding – Each Hypnotherapist will be able to add as much about themselves as they like and include videos of themselves. 
  5. There is a private Facebook Group for members which will enable them to communicate with hypnotherapists and arrange online one-to-one sessions on places like Zoom or Skype.
  6. Stories about the audios and why they were created.
  7. Improve the lay out – I would prefer the products were in categories and a bit like Netflix with rows of special interest.
  8. Add a search facility.

How This Can Help Your Business

Your Business Income

Here is the most important point I can make.

The need out there for therapeutic mental support is enormous, and getting worse with the pressure of today’s lifestyles.

I know that it is not the complete answer, but I think that there is so much that can interest new users and help people as they try out the self-hypnosis sessions and the Self Development programmes. 

It is a bit like reading a book about the problems they are facing.

You as a Hypnotherapist can help people locally BUT there is a really important limitation on income because it is your TIME.

SO…

WHY stop there?

Second and Potentially Limited Online Income

One of the first things I learned when I was first looking at marketing on the internet was about limitless income. 

Why shouldn’t you share your knowledge, and help people, so that they can improve their lot by listening in to your programmes, and using the your self-hypnosis sessions.

BUT what about your income.

Remember that this is a high value, low priced vault of self-help.    How many people can you encourage to get this online support?

I am a inside mastermind member of a group that trains online marketers.  Please get in touch with me and we can work out how we can work together on this Self-Hypnosis Streaming project 

Read more in the next blog about joint venture partnership and affiliate commissions.

 

 

Have You Mindset Changing Positive New Year 2020 Goals

Have You Mindset Changing Positive New Year 2020 Goals

‘I Have Two Actions You Can Take Today Which I Hope Will Excite You…  But PLEASE Read Through This Blog Because I am Looking For ‘Go-For-It’ Venture Partners!!

Let me first of all wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year with the New Years greetings I sent to my friends with pictures of me and my family on Christmas Day.

I Mainly Want To Talk About YOU … BUT Let Me Briefly Explain What and Why I Am On This Retirement Project

The main reason that I wanted to start with that recent picture is that I am keen for you understand my current health situation. 

I want to work with some of you that are reading this so you should know all about me.

That is me up front, hopefully looking ok for a 72 year old guy,  with my daughter Zoe (Art Curator and University Lecturer), my son Tom (teacher – computer science) and my better half, Babs (Health Visitor) 

 So all is good…

Mmm – well not totally

We all have issues, be them health, relationships, money etc and I have my own specific personal challenge at the moment BUT it is not being allowed to get in my way.   I have to say that the family you see with me in the photo are the most supportive and caring family I could possibly have and are as positive as I am about my current health problem.

I have cancer and am having clinical trial immunotherapy treatment which I have been having at the Royal Free Hospital in London every two weeks for treatment. 

Many of you will NOT know me but it is easy to find out whatever you like in my blog where I write, hopefully with some humour about my life travels and travails. 

Try for instance this blog about dealing with some side effects of my cancer treatment.   
‘Explosion and Shock in My Cancer Treatment’

 I hope if you read that article, you will understand the ‘WHAT and WHY’ section below.

****[I had a scan on New Years eve and I will find out when I return for treatment on the 14th January, exactly what is the progress of my treatment and the cancer.]

The WHAT and WHY

I spent my main career working life as a registered nurse [physical and psychology and mental health]

When I retired from from general nursing in 1996 I set up a business developing websites. 

One of the websites I developed was for a Clinical Hypnotherapist Adam Eason [self-hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and so on]

And now I am getting the best training of all, about the link between mental and physical interaction, AS A PATIENT.

I now have accumulated knowledge about the incredibly intimate relationship between the physical and mental aspects of health.  The knowledge I have now I so wish that I had in my early nursing days.

BUT what I want is for you to have the same access to all the therapeutic resources that I have, to  to ‘on-the-shoulder’  support, advice and hypnosis sessions from top hypnotherapists. 

I am passionate about holistic care and want to get as much help as I have from trained talk therapists. 

‘Self-Hypnosis Streaming’ is the Membership website I am really pleased to introduce to as many people as possible. 

In other blog articles you will find why I think that this membership area can offer self-development and mental behavioural support. 

My 2020 Goal -To Be Bought With Online Income Only

Yes that is quite an ask – BUT the preparation has been done and I am ready to fly with this.   

I have set up a streaming service of Self-Hypnosis audios and videos which I want to promote with a team of Affiliates and Joint Venture partners.

YES – I am on the recruit!!  This blog is the start of my streaming project.

There is no way on earth that I could do this on my own, and every message I put out there, will be to find people with ambition and determination to overcome whatever is holding them back.

This is a Win-Win situation and I want to be paying YOU well

The reason – I will be getting closer to my motorhome.

There is no excuse – as you can see I am not letting health issues slow me down.  Just use whatever is available in the membership website to motivate you, make you more creativity, overcome any behaviour problems etc.  No excuses – just take action and things can change.

I told you about my health challenge so that you can see I am not letting anything get in the way of what I want to achieve this year.

My blog in two days time will tell you more about becoming an affiliate and working with me for 50% or higher commissions.

 

So What Is Your Goal?  Maybe …  Positive Mindset AND…

I nearly did a second image with a female on it.  He/She is only a cartoon though.

I really would love to hear from you. 

If one of your resolutions is to earn an online income.  Well do I need to say it? – Just keep tuned.

Start The Year With TWO Actions – Take Some Action Today – No Obligation

 Hypnosis is a word that is so misunderstood. 

You can find plenty of blogs where I rant on about this.  The subject is misunderstood .  Talk Therapies are great and help so many people get amazing support from talk therapy’s.   

Anyway I am not going to go into that further here.  

Let’s get back on Positive Ground…

What I would love you to do, is to go to our Hypnosis For Download website, where we have been selling hundreds of audios and videos. 

You will see some FREEBIES to download

Just go and fill in your e-mail address to get instant access.

ACTION ONE

Go to Hypnosis For Download website  for some free downloads and a pdf all about Hypnosis For Streaming and what you will get in the membership website. 

I will also send you a couple of offer voucher codes the next day.

 

ACTION TWO

I have set things up so that you can have a SEVEN DAY FREE (no obligation) trial membership of ‘Self-Hypnosis Streaming’.

You will be asked to set up for payment and membership after seven days – but in fact if you do not want to join you will be able to cancel before the first payment.

I will be adding further clarification and tell you about further advantages of being a Self-Hypnosis Streaming

FREE SEVEN Day Trial Membership of Self-Hypnosis Streaming.

 

Follow Up…

Do keep an eye to this blog as I will be writing next an open letter to Hypnotherapists.  

 

 

Retirement Project – Stories and Getting To Know Me

Retirement Project – Stories and Getting To Know Me

STORIES COMING YOUR WAY DURING OCTOBER

I have a RETIREMENT PROJECT.  Shouted out loud with huge letters because it is EXCITING for me and hopefully for you.

Who wants to come along for the ride?  Well ….   let me not get ahead of myself.

During the last six months I have been setting up a membership area for my new  ‘Wats-On My Mind’ project.  Work, work and more work.

Now the promotion of the membership area begins and it is for a NEW audience(s)  – so all of the social media work begins.

First of all I want to tell you story after story about why I am setting up this is setting about a retirement project being 70, years old.

I am 71 years this month – which must seem a strange time to start something new, – BUT of course just wait for the story …

In fact many of my life decisions have been weird – but fantastic stories…

Any regrets? – NO.

Made awful mistakes at times – but what a way to learn.

The strange thing for me writing a blog is actually wanting to say too much at once.  As I am writing this – I am pulling back from stories today as I am trying to set out a structure and putting a plan in place.

So here it is – below is a basic plan of the areas I will cover if you follow my blog this month.

HEALTH – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL.

Health has has been my life.  I trained as a nurse when I was 21.  You will get  background to how I moved from being a electronics engineer – through a temporary job and on to a starting out in a job that was predominantly women in those days.  I loved being in a set of nursing recruits – 48 women and me and one other guy – hey the joy.   Stories…  well carefully selected stories

A confession though – I still admit that I  never really learned how women think – even with that constant exposure. Men are from Mars, Women from Venus.   Stories …

When I retired from nursing in 1996 – I set up a web design company.  One of my clients was a guy called Adam Eason who is a hypnotherapist.  Together we developed audio and video products, books and a training school.  What a fabulous subject hypnosis is – BUT very often totally misunderstood.  The shame is that so few people understand the power of the mind.  There is total ignorance about the subject –  Stories …

THE INTERNET

In fact, there are many stories about my introduction and growth on the internet.  For eight years I was out in the Muscat, Oman helping to commission a new hospital.  It was a University Hospital and while I was there I first came across the www – very basic but infancy of something very important.

I put up my first website about antiques in 1994. and been involved with 2500 websites since.  Can you even imagine the changes over those years.  Putting up my first website with a very slow modem over phones from the Middle East is the first of my Internet Stories…

PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET

Anyone wishing to run any sort of internet business needs help.  It is impossible to know it all.  Just keeping up with new developments is a full time job – without earning a penny.  During the month I will introduce you to some of my mentors and professional experts.   You will never get a recommendation from me about anyone suspect.   There may be the odd affiliate link – but again that will be explained and I will have always used the service or know the person that I am recommending.

I will introduce you to some of my online mentors and friends.

Oh boy!

I will introduce you to people that are mustard.

Let me give you an example – Paul Taubman

Paul is the man to turn to for WordPress Security.  I came across Paul and this challenge through a marketing membership – so more about Paul, David and Jen and others another day  – via stories.

MY RETIREMENT PROJECT – FROM PRODUCTS TO STREAMING MEMBERSHIP SERVICE

This is a time in life when I can really do what I want to do and not worry so much about the financial income, although income will be fine.  But it’s more about doing something that is enjoyable and worthwhile.

The reason that I called my Blog ‘Wats-on My Mind’ is to introduce and educate as many as possible about controlling what goes on inside our heads.  As a nurse I realised that people with positive approach to their illness or surgery responded so much better than those that worried and were anxious.  My work with Adam reinforced that point.

I am not a hypnotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – BUT I have recorded hours of videos and audios and have indeed used hypnosis sessions for my own personal issues.    More stories…

OK – SO WHY THE STORIES THIS MONTH

My Secret Tip For Today.

If you have read yesterday’s blog you will see that I listen to podcasts every morning as I take my exercise walk.

This morning I listened to the 100th podcast recorded by a guy called Brandon Gaille.  I have listened to them all and what an education – all for free.  I feel I really know him though and that is the key point.

Here is a paragraph from his home page.   In fact this below is an introduction to many stories that punctuate his podcast.

Here is Brandon’s website – https://theblogmillionaire.com/

FROM BRAIN TUMOR TO 1 MILLION
After a brain tumor left him physically and mentally disabled, Brandon overcame the odds to regain his health so that he could help his pregnant wife beat breast cancer. Three years later he launched his blog, BrandonGaille.com. Within four months, his blog had surpassed 100,000 monthly visitors. Less than two years after his first post, there were over 1 million business owners reading Brandon’s blog every month.

The thing is that the stories improve the relationship.   I know and respect Brandon – and I have never met him.

MY SECRET EXPOSED

If you have found your way to the bottom of this blog post  then you may be somebody I am looking for.

I am looking for affiliates for my evergreen hypnosis membership website.   Affiliates care who they work with – rightly.

The most important issue for me is that anyone working with me – can understand me – trust me – know how I click and so on.

The stories I will tell you during October will help you get to know me – warts and all.  I will also have to add some video as well.  For you to comment and make contact – you will make my day.

Some personal stuff coming your way.

See you tomorrow.

3 Things At Once – Exercise, Video and Blog Writing

3 Things At Once – Exercise, Video and Blog Writing

Blog Writing On The Go – Yes Me Multi-tasking

Yep I thought – Babs (my better half) will be surprised! Babs is a six tasks at a time type of gal!

However I thought – This will impress.

This morning I am going to exercise, make a video and write a draft of this blog IN TEXT FORMAT – ALL at the same time.

All before breakfast!

Every weekday at 6am I take an an exercise walk and listen to a podcast on the way.

In the last two weeks I have been going through several months worth of podcasts from Social Media Marketing with host Michael Stelzer

In each podcast there is a review of an app and earlier this week they were talking about an app called Otter.

Blog Writing – What The App Otter Does:

Otter App

Otter is for recording your voice and getting a transcription done right away to turn it into text

Ah ha – mind cogs were whirling.

I could get a blog written in draft format while I am taking my morning exercise.

It is some time since I got a blog written – why is it so low on the list – it matters.  Yes this approach will help.

But There Is Something Else – Video

I am building a list of potential affiliates for my retirement project of selling hypnosis products and my aim at the moment is to build that mailing list. My online marketing friends keep on giving me loads of advice about using video to help build my list. Most of those guys make it look so easy and walk along chatting away with phones on selfie sticks as if it is quite natural.

So this morning – that was the aim. NO messing about – just record a video and write the draft of a blog during my early morning walk.

 

Blog Writing On The Go – How Did it Go?

  • Well not a going proposition at this time of the year. Only just light enough at 6am. Never mind – it is just a test. Facebook Live next at any time and anywhere.
  • Surprisingly relaxed (nobody around of course which helped – not even the dog walkers)
  • I never gave what I said on the video a thought really – which was odd. Just got on with it.
  • I was breathing heavily and a bit sweaty as I had just been walking quite fast – good job that we don’t record smells.
  • I had a square screen for filming the video which was a mistake I believe for a video out on location. It would have been better to show more of the venue.
  • I had got a little app running on my phone which tells me how far I’ve walked and at what speed etc. It started to give me a message in the middle of recording and I thought it would come out on the video. It didn’t – but it did distract me. Turn off all apps.
  • Otter was really great and without learning my voice patterns the transcription was very good. There are limits of course – Michael Selzner was  ‘Michael Cells are’

When I got back home I very casually announced that I had been for my usual walk BUT had made a video and written a blog at the same time.

Babs wasn’t really impressed!  I will have to add another couple of tasks to win that one.

17 Attitudes For Pro Bloggers

17 Attitudes For Pro Bloggers

Pro Bloggers Attitudes – How Do I Match Up?

I joined the blog challenge running through April so that i could learn as much as possible about blogging successfully and grow my mailing list.

So I have been listening to podcasts and visiting blogs to spy on the best blogging craftsmen (oh and of course women).

What are the best practices?  What can I learn?

Let me share with you my fellow bloggers – news about a great podcast. 

As I have been walking every morning I have got to know a lot about a guy called Brandon Gaille who is a blogging millionaire.

HIs STORY ( and I will write more about that another day ) is incredible and illustrates how we can overcome obstacles with the right attitude.

Two Blogs On Offer Today:

Here I am going to be offering you two blogs – and I am doing this for a reason that I will explain at the end of this posting.

I am going to take you through the headings of a blog by Brandon Gaille.  I will leave just a short point from Brandon about the heading and will insert my thoughts.

[my comments will be under KW:  and be BLUE
and those that I have left from Brandon will be BG and BLACK]

 

Let’s go ahead and get right into the first habit.

#1 Pro Bloggers Exercise Self-Control Throughout the Day

BG:
Three tips

  • Check email once every three hours
  • Keep all social media windows closed
  • Program your phone to only allow calls from spouse and kids

 

KW: 
Great tips. 

I am taking action right now TODAY.  I have had my quick check this morning and answered a couple of urgent e-mails.  Most of the e-mails I do not need – I am going further and will be unsubscribing from a few lists.  Task written down for later today.

I will leave social media totally alone until all other tasks are completed for today.  I will allocate a couple of hours a day to marketing through social media – but that will be planned.

The biggest irritation for me working from home is answering cold calls.  Tried several things to get rid of that unsuccessfully.  I know when the call is domestic and will put the rest on answer call.

#2 Pro Bloggers Have an Optimistic and Positive Attitude

BG:
In order to make it through your first year of blogging, you need to have a firm belief that you are going to be successful.

KW:
I can tick a box on this one.  Positive attitude when all around are not quite with me.   Things do take time but must not get demotivated.

If you can believe, you can achieve.

#3 Pro Bloggers Are Open-Minded

BG:
Steven Covey referred to this as sharpening the saw. As a blogger, you need to always be open to learning new techniques and processes that may be better than what you are currently doing now.

Here are a few ways I sharpen my saw…

  • I Listen to Podcasts
  • I Sign Up to Online Courses
  • I Read Blogs

These three practices have guided me down the path of constant and never ending improvement.

KW:
Podcasts:  Listening to podcasts is my sure fire way of keeping up to date and changing tactics when warranted.  I have been putting some of my clients up with podcasts – but never done it myself – something to ponder.

Online Courses: I have joined a membership website NAMS with a treasure trove of help with list building etc.  On the side of this post you will see some reports which you can download.  Go ahead.

Blogs: What I have enjoyed on the April challenge is to meet my peers who have the same intention.  To write a blog is giving away so much information about yourself.

#4 Pro Bloggers Have a Long-Term Plan

BG:
As I mentioned earlier… In regards to Google results, the work you do today will reward you six months down the road. Pro bloggers think long term.

They set quarterly, yearly, and five year goals. Here are a couple of questions to help plan for the future.

Where do you want your blog to be a year from now?

  • Monthly Visitors?
  • Email Subscribers?
  • Revenue? Profit?

What actions do you need to take to achieve each of these goals?

If you do not think you have time for coming up with detailed goals, then take a moment to listen to the results of this study. Harvard surveyed their MBA program graduates as they were graduating. They found that…

  • 84% had no specific goals.
  • 13% had goals but they were not written down.
  • 3% had clear written goals.

The 13% of the class that had goals were making twice as much as the 84% without any goals. The 3% of the class that had taken the time to write down goals were earning ten times as much as all of the other 97% of MBA graduates.

KW:
*** This is a lesson for me – the statistics speak – how about you! ***
I have left this section in there as written by Brandon.
BIG TICK for something I have to do.
The MBA story makes that so clear.

What are your goals

#5 Pro Bloggers Take Calculated Risks

KW:
Wow – I have  been so ready to take risks and have done that so often.

I have so many stories to tell about this one.

Not always brilliant results but oh how my life changed every time.

Some risky moves turned out to be unexpected and led to terrific changes in domestic life.  For example we went full time sailing, had an accident and sank the boat – then spent several years working out in the Middle East helping commission a new hospital in Muscat, Oman.  The stories of the expat life and the people we now know around the world are the legacy of that accident.

You know now I hope that visiting my blog will give you a heap of stories.

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

This is a constant reminder to me that I need to continue trying new things in business and in life.

#6 Pro Bloggers Simplify Their Processes

BG:
Bruce Lee once said…

“It is not the daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

KW:
This joins my BIG TICK Box and will become one of my first goals. 

I am far too complicated when I think ahead. 

I see the overall strategy and work too fast in trying to get to the end point – instead of breaking it down and making the simple building blocks which are well crafted and work well.

#7 Pro Bloggers Embrace and Learn from Discomfort

BG:
We are all going to face obstacles in business and life. Embrace them, learn from them, and keep moving forward.

KW: 
I mentioned above what a hard time Brandon worked through.

I had to learn just how to deal with a major sickness obstacle.

Through all of my nursing career I didn’t have a singe day of sick.

So you can imagine what a surprise it was when I went through a sickness spell.

About five years ago at home emptying the dish washer I began to feel unwell.   It was a heart attack and I had a stent put in.

A year later – blood in my urine which was cancer of kidney – so I had a kidney removed.

A year after that on Boxing day with a house full of family I had a stroke – total loss of function one side and loss of speech – the works.  My wife is a nurse and got me to hospital quick.  Great fast treatment and I was talking and walking again next day.

The most important thing I noticed during my nursing days was that patients with a positive attitude recovered and got over the illness quickly.  That is totally my approach.

#8 Pro Bloggers Never Give Up in the Face of Struggle

KW:
You can see what Brandon has to say in his blog post.

In my case I just wanted to get back to normal life as soon as able.  I had computer on my bed – some of my e-mails were sent out with some grammatical errors – I know because i was told so.

The sickness did give me problems running a business – but my business partner was terrific with a very positive and helpful support.  In fact that business partner is Adam Eason who is the hypnotherapist that you will hear me talking about regularly.  Also my family were the best including my son Tom ( he learned how to set up WordPress websites etc to help me out with some of my client work )

What ever I want to do – I will never let anything get in my way.

#9 Pro Bloggers Spend Time with the Right People

BG:
Reach out to other bloggers and share ideas. This can be through a Facebook group, a MeetUp, or a conference.

KW:  
Oh how important is this advice. 

In my eyes this blog post is aimed at the group of people who are doing the April Challenge which is on Paul Taubman’s facebook page.  What a great group of people to get feedback from.  I have already got some great feedback from members of this challenge group.

The place I came across Paul where he was being interviewed by David Perdew in NAMS.  I am an insider there and what a great place to get the support and meet with the RIGHT PEOPLE.  

It means you are never working in isolation.

Do click on any of the products on the right hand side and in any of those you will find a link to NAMS. 

#10 Pro Bloggers Show Appreciation and Gratitude for What they Have

BG:
Here’s another great quote from Zig Ziglar that really sums up the importance of gratitude…

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”

Whether you are religious or just spiritual, it is important to show gratitude for everything that you have at the beginning and end of each day.

KW:
I have my faith which is the most wonderful thing that I have and I am probably not good enough at it BUT I know where my thanks are due.

You will not hear me talk about this at all – simply because I am not the one who knows the answers.  There are other people much better informed than me.

#11 Pro Bloggers Accept and Embrace Change

KW:
I heard this somewhere on a podcast. (can’t remember which one)
“The only thing that is consistent is change” – Quote Heraclitus

I have been trying to keep up with the changes on the Internet since I put up my first website in 1994.

#12 Pro Bloggers Have a Great Work Life Balance

BG:
I make a point to spend every evening and weekend having fun with my wife and two boys. Without them, it would all be for nothing.

KW:
For the last seven years I have had a motorhome and whenever my wife Babs was on leave we were able to go away.  I had the motorhome fitted out with everything so that I could do some work, some play in totally different locations.  We were touring Spain and I was able to run my business a couple of hours max a day.

I have retired now but am really excited about starting a problogger business.  In fact I am excited about that and will still have the travelling, social approach.  Hopefully make an extra bob or two.

#13 Pro Bloggers Want Other Bloggers to Succeed

BG: 
I have been fortunate to be part of several great mastermind groups over the past two decades. In each of these mastermind groups, we all sincerely wanted eachother to reach greater levels of success. If I know a blogger that just tripled his revenue, then I am going to be able to learn from him and apply it to my blog. Success breeds success.

KW:
This is a really important part for my new retirement business project.

I have not mentioned my products this week because we are not supposed to advertise within the challenge blogs.

So a subtle mention that I have an affiliate programme that I hope will be of interest to some of the bloggers that read this post.

Certainly get in touch with me if you are interested – so that we can get to know each other.

#14 Pro Bloggers Have a Definite Purpose Behind What They Do

BG:
When I set out to start my blog, I asked myself…

Why do I want to have a successful blog?

At the time, I was having success with my boutique marketing services firm, but I wanted to be able to reach more people beyond just my clients. Over the past three years, my posts have been read by millions. My about page, which is 5000 word bio of my comeback story, has been read by over 100,000 people in last year. I get several emails each day from readers who are inspired by my journey to find success again.

KW:
I have worked with health issues most of my adult life – both physical health where I was hospital nursing and mental health the last ten years with talk therapies. 

What fascinates most is the link between the mind and physical problems. 

I want to really promote the mind talk therapies and prevention techniques. 

I want to kill all the false myths and misunderstandings about hypnosis and raise awareness of the power of the brain to influence change.

#15 Pro Bloggers Share Graciously With Others

BG:
Every once in awhile I get asked…

Why do share your secrets with everyone?

I am big believer in the law of abundance. This is the simple fact that there is an unlimited source of everything that we need or could ever want. The more I share, the more I get back.

My podcast and blog posts allow me to form relationships with people that will eventually become customers of my course and clients for marketing services. If I was afraid to share my secrets, then I would have very little to share.

KW: 
I will leave you with Brandon’s words.  My thoughts exactly.

#16 Pro Bloggers Accept Responsibility for Their Actions

BW:
At some point, you are going to make a mistake on one of your blog posts. Every once in awhile, no matter how thorough I am, a blog post of mine will leave something important out. About twice a month, I get an email from a reader who lets me know I did not do a great job of representing a specific topic.

I could stand my ground and let them know why I am right, or I could ask them how I could make the post better. I choose the later. I even go as far as offering them the chance to write a few paragraphs for me, which many end up doing.

The end result is a better post and having a new raving fan for life.

KW:
My wife is a Health Visitor and she goes to loads of training.  She returned from one course with a No Blame poster that she put up on the wall in the kitchen.  It was our no blame area.

I am pretty good on this one – I think!

I have found whenever I admit my mistakes it has worked out well.  If I ever have an issue with product delivery online I will make a point of sending more than necessary to compensate.   I have a grateful customer and usually a long relationship.

 

#17 Pro Bloggers Never Make Excuses

BG:
When you run your own blog, the buck stops with you. Most pro bloggers start out blogging while they are working a full time job or raising a large handful of kids. With all of this going on, it is real easy to make the excuse of not having time to get around to posting on a consistent basis.

Always remember what Ben Franklin once said…

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

KW:
No Excuses – I am where I am and the way I got here was down to me alone.  i am with great people and again that is choice and decisions.  You are probably a person I should know – who knows.  Life is a wonderful journey but it is down to us what we make of it.

Finale by Brandon

The strategies and techniques may change from year to year, but these 17 success habits are timeless. Make them part of who you are and you will be destined to go further than you could possibly imagine.

This post was inspired by a slideshow on the 17 ways successful people approach life by the Eliv8Group. The original slideshow, without the spin on how bloggers use them, can be viewed below.

Finale by Me Keith Watson

Now here is the bit that I don’t understand yet.  If you go and look at Brandon’s complete blog – it is really great – with images and so on.

However the whole blog post was based upon a slideshow.   Brandon doesn’t hide that fact and you can see that in his finale.

So I am wondering whether what I have done is correct?  I thought Brandon’s blog was so good that I would comment on it in my blog.  No hiding the fact and here is the blog post  – https://brandongaille.com/17-success-habits-of-pro-bloggers/

That is the address to go and see Brandon’s blog.  There are so many things I need to put in place to have my blogs working for me and finding me new mail clients.

I would love your comments.

CBU Blog Marketing Hypnosis Products – Raynauds

CBU Blog Marketing Hypnosis Products – Raynauds

Blog Posts To Help Marketing Of Hypnosis Products

Well I have been for my half hour walk and thought through today’s blog listening to a podcast.

I finished my blog yesterday with brief comment about writing your blog to one person.  Copy write training is also always talking about this talking to a specific person BUT…

I Find This Hard to do With Hypnosis Products.

Let me explain

If you look around this website you will see that I deal with self-hypnosis audios and videos. I have an online store called Hypnosis For Download.  I  also have a hypnosis for streaming membership full of all of the audios and videos.

My main interest is a new membership website which is my main focus. The membership site offers training, scientifically researched techniques and so on by Adam Eason author of a book ‘The Science Of Self-Hypnosis’

How DO we get to Promote Hypnosis Products

How to market and identify people when THEY are ready is the conundrum.  I can’t make a landing page for every situation and write copy that will meet all of the needs of the shopper.

In fact my marketing approach is to leave the hypnosis for download website in place with well over 200 products.

So it is like having 200 landing pages.

The shop is a lead magnet.

This morning there was a person who had bought a product for Insomnia.

I will in fact offer her more than she thought.

I will give her access to a three day use of our Hypnosis For Streaming membership resource, so she can see the scientific research, education and demystifying resources audios and videos.

Into our funnel she goes to educate and help.

A VIP – as she has bought already.

I want to offer her valuable service which enhances her original purchase.

That is Fine BUT…

Most people would not start at the store though or even think of hypnosis necessarily as a solution.

Take This Example About Raynauds

This is really crying out for a blog post to be written about it – the important thing to offer at the bottom of the blog would be a free copy of melt stress and also three day access to our membership website

Now I was listening to a radio programme this morning where a lady was talking about having Raynouds Disease.

In fact far from talking – she was describing the pain in a very emotional heartfelt way and was describing how hard it was to button up her coat or get her gloves on.

Now she is not alone, there are 10 million sufferers in the UK – I have just looked on the NHS (our health service in the UK)

Raynaud’s phenomenon is common and doesn’t usually cause any severe problems. … Raynaud’s affects your blood circulation. When you’re cold, anxious or stressed, your fingers and toes may change colour.

Now the lady on the radio was saying that her Raynauds flared up and was worse when she felt stressed or anxious.

What am I thinking when I hear stories like this? I just wanted to send her Melt Stress – one of our audios.

Now I could really tell that story in a lot of detail and hopefully include an audio recording from the programme where she is describing the pain

People Come To Hypnosis in a Variety of Ways.

Adam Eason – the Hypnotherapist I have been working with developing his College of Hypnosis business became a hypnotherapist because he found hypnosis to be a cure for his psoriasis.

All other medications and treatments had failed and he was desperate for a solution. Adam was shocked when he followed a recommendation to go to a hypnotherapist and that the hypnosis worked within a few days. On from there to where he is today a leading authority and author on the subject.

I Wish I Had Learned All About Hypnosis While I Was Nursing

Before I met Adam in 2005 – I had no idea about the hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy, NLP and other talk therapies.

As I worked alongside Adam filming his courses and producing his audios and videos I took it all on board.

Not in an academic way – NO – I USED the self-hypnosis audios and techniques.

For instance: I used to sweat profusely before speaking publicly and now that is a thing of the past. Now this was a real problem as I was often teaching in a Nursing School.  In the Middle East I used to wear a jacket simply because i wanted to hide my perspiration.  That looked weird in that climate.  But there you go – what we will do to overcome something that was just a mental issue.  Since hypnosis therapy – that has gone – a thing of the past.

I used “Think Yourself Thin” to get my fat belly in check.  The stories I could tell you about my weight.  Sounds like another blog to me  leave it there today..

What Are Potential Customers Perceptions Of Hypnosis

The point I am struggling to make is that everybody is in a different place all of the time and with different perceptions about hypnosis.

In fact there is an education necessary in so many potential clients.

I know a lot of Hypnotherapists who have been well trained – But they have to win confidence to get going.

We will explore the perceptions and oh YES the misconceptions of mental therapies another day.

I am Going to Let You Into a Secret.

The best people to provide that education are other users.

Testimonials yes.

But my main target are happy customers and hypnosis users who want to become affiliates. They can tell the true worth of these mind therapies.

Something Different Tomorrow

We will have a bit more fun tomorrow.  With something off of the wall.  Why not!

I don’t know what at the moment but I will decide in my 30 minute walk in the morning.

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