I have to admit I am rubbish at it BUT there is a reason.
The great thing is that it is easy to rectify - my mate, the hypnotherapist Adam Eason tells me so.
It is courteous to remember names. It is good manners and it shows that they are important enough for you to remember who they are.
So why I am so bad at such an important thing?
If I look at the rest of my memory it is good.
I can remember the details of physics that I learned at school. I am also learning new material all the time in the web development field. AND it is on board.
The reason they are there is that I was engaged and wanted to remember them.
The classic key ingredient is attention and awareness.
I am not attentive enough when I meet people.
Simple Process -Be More Attentive When Meeting People
The main reason why someone forgets another person's name, is because they weren't paying attention when they were introduced,
They have failed to file information in a memorable enough way to store it in their long term memory bank.
Remedy: When you meet someone new, repeat their name back to them. If you can do it without feeling embarrassed ask how they spell it. Use the name, again, as soon as you can repeat it once more. especially when you say goodbye to that person.
Outcome: Get good at this and their name will be stored permanently in your memories database.
I actually have overcome this problem by follow this advice I got.
Here comes attention again as the problem.
People lose personal items such as their keys, spectacles or pen, because they weren't paying attention when they put them down.
Cure: Create a special place to create items you've misplaced regularly. Make it a logical place, and visualize it every time you come in to and go out of your home and office.
Even if you didn't take your keys out with you. check to make sure they are still there.
Another Name Issue
It took me several years getting roung to the Netflix drama "Breaking Bad" but during the last three months I got completely into the series.
How many episodes are there? Well over 50.
Last weekend I was telling a friend about the series and he asked who starred in it.
Frankly I hadn't a clue.
That shocked me!!
I wanted to say Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and Skyler White.
I have since found out that they were Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn
Even Though I Am In My Seventies I Can Be More Attentive To The Back Story
Blogging offers some solutions here.
In this blog challenge I have written about a few celebrities and sportsman.
I have not done that in the past as my blogs were personal stories..
However writing about celebrities and sportsmen means I have to learn more about the individuals that are in the story.
Yesterday it was Simone Bisley and her special bronze peformance. Doing my research for the blog had the interest, attention and awareness to not only know the name in future, but also a memory dump of interesting data.
Audios In Hypnosis For Download
In my Hypnosis For Download online store there are a couple of Memory Improvement and Enhancement audio products recorded by Hypnotherapist Adam Eason.
I have had on my task list all week ‘WRITE BLOG POST’ and this morning it had moved into my MUST DO TODAY CATEGORY!!!
Luckily this blog post can be short because all of the details are on the page I will be sending you to.
If you look through my blog posts, you will see, that I am wanting to work with you, if you are thinking about making money as an affiliate online. I have hundreds of products in a membership website packed with Self-Hypnosis products. Now – I want to find an army of people, to promote the membership, and make money alongside me. That is the ‘Win Win’ situation of Affiliate promotions.
Come and join my retirement project! – that’s my cry.
If you are already an experienced affiliate, and understand the rules of the game – then just get involved – get in touch with me and we are off. In fact – let’s talk today.
However What About You If You Are a Newbie To Affiliate Marketing?
The reality is you NEED training – and I want to introduce you to the BEST.
I have been working on the internet since 1994 and I have trained with so many people
For the last two years I have discovered an amazing training resource led by David Perdew. I will write about David and his Internet Marketing Membership website later this week.
I have been working all this year to put together my Hypnosis For Streaming package with a simple online income plan for affiliates.
The real SECRET is to read this page and take ACTION.
Any questions at all JUST call me on 07401 719619 or Skype keithaw2k1 me.
Online Income – No Age Barrier – Please Read This And Fully Understand My Plan.
Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income. In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.
The participants on the Zoom(great webinar service)masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session. I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.
The participants all have different niches products, experience etc. One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.
The Online Income Issue
There is a fundamental issue though with making money online. You need to know how to do it.
It doesn’t just happen. When doing anything online – you have to learn a few tricks to make things happen.
The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;
building mailing lists
social media promotion
etc etc and so on – always more to learn
Yes – Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.
All Great If You Have Products – But What if You Don’t?
Well – One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products.
NO that is not strictly TRUE — It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training.
Affiliate programs are what you join and GUESS WHAT! I have one which I am inviting you to join. More about that below – but first of all some background knowledge – an inside look into my thinking.
[**PLEASE NOTE** I Have Moved Away From This BUT It Explains Why I Made Big Changes]
What we have at ‘Hypnosis for Download’ are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.
Ideal evergreen products – great value and we have zero refunds. Digital for immediate Delivery – Good products, worldwide audience.
Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and I do – but my aim is much more ambitious than that.
I WANT to welcome some affiliates, BECAUSEpromotion by others is preferable and adds social proof.
My original approach to get affiliates seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – and I realised I needed to change my approach.
What was my mistake?
I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers.
That may well be true – BUT what most of them didn’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge. Most of them did not know how to attract traffic, build mailing lists and attract targeted potential clients via social media.
We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists. Mmmmmmm !! ??
The most important thing is that new affiliates need to know all about the products AND have training.
Everything Was Evaluated Early This Year.
The conclusions were clear and can be summed up in this short list
The affiliate program software we had used was not great – find better
The problem with the promoting individual products in our store was too complicated – make the affiliate package simpler.
The internet was now very mobile and downloading of products was a nuisance – better to be streamed and deliverable to any internet connected device.
The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that – I was already a member of NAMS and I knew they were the team to work with.
The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products and understand how to build lists and get traffic etc.
There was no commitment from many potential affiliates that joined and took NO ACTION – so get them to be paying members before offering them affiliate links.
So a new strategy was essential. It looked formidable AND it has been a lot of work- BUT IT IS NOW all in place and getting the message out there is now the task ahead for me.
I have an online income plan in place and I would like you to join me.
HERE IS MY LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE –
NEW ONLINE INCOME STRATEGY
THE STEPS and WHY
1. A Streaming Hypnosis Membership(Netflix type approach) The members have all of the audios and videos available to members. High Value because £1500 (and rising) worth of audios and videos available on all digital devices with wifi or telephone access anywhere in the world.
2. Simple Affiliate Programme and Recurring Monthly Income. The great advantage for affiliates is that a membership offers MONTHLY 50% payments.
[SECRET – just see what is on offer – you pay £7.50 to join – get your affiliate code and just ONE new member gets you £3.75 monthly. Introduce 2 Members and you have FREE Membership. Oh and of course Multiply that up for monthly income – you can do the maths.]
So what you may need training.
3. Training – I Strongly Recommend that You Join NAMS Membership. Above I was writing about NAMS marketing membership. You can be trained to be a great affiliate for my streaming hypnosis – but of course following David and Jen you will ALSO be able to promote many online products.
[SECRET – The same situation applies. As a NAMS Insider you will also get the opportunity to be an affiliate – and get 50% commission for new members – Two new members in and you have FREE training!]
4. Both Affiliate Programmes Are Only Available To Members. If you want to be a successful (and some affiliates are super successful) then you need to know and enjoy the product you are promoting. If you are a member you have every opportunity to use the product and speak about it from first hand knowledge. Your recommendations will be authentic and will ring true.
To put it bluntly ‘No BS’
Your Chance To Get Started Today By Checking Out Both Memberships
1. Hypnosis For Streaming – Three Days
What I have on offer to you right now is three days access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership site. Free Access with no obligation. Please take a look and I will be available to you to answer any questions.
1. NAMS Insiders Club – 14 Days Trial Access For $1
As I mentioned above I am a member of this group run by David and his daughter Jen. During the 14 Days you will be able to take in the amazing array of resources and training available in the membership area. The Integrity and
I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products. The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.
Don’t forget – you can join and with your affiliate links find potential members (much as I am doing here) to get further income for yourself. Just two new members and you have your membership covered.
Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.
THE NEXT STEP FOR YOU
By Clicking The Button Below
You will get access to three days free no obligation access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership You will have a link to register.
You will also get to a page on Marketing Training NAMS website where you will be able to check out the amazing arrange of resources and training content for just $1. This will give you 14 days to check out and link with me to ask any questions.
I have a few surprises up my sleeve for those of you who link up. Get on board and it will be great to chat. This is my baby – a retirement project and I welcome you along.
An E-Mail I Opened Was All About The Ultimate Blog Challenge.
I may not have read this message a couple of days ago when I was swamped to overflowing with e-mails. It was down to my new filtering that this was noticed. It was from one of my Favs!
What about you – how good is your filtering of e-mails.
How many e-mails do you get in your inbox in the morning?
How many are important and need your attention?
I have actually been trying to get some control over this by unsubscribing from regular messages from people who’s names are familiar. The reason that I know the names so well is because I see them daily.
BUT are they e-mails I actually read. NO! In fact I haven’t a clue in many cases what is the speciality and focus of this ‘NAME’.
I need to get a grip I thought and the pruning has begun – (well it is springtime).
Love them or Chuck them. So I have been opening to read and then to make a decision. IN or OUT!
The good guys and gals are getting promoted into their own file and the rest – well kicked out.
So a number of ‘NAMES’ are disappearing but something ELSE has happened. I discovered that the best e-mailers with interesting content also had good blogs. VERY good blogs! Most of the juicy e-mails with riveting titles link off to blogs that rock!
THIS MORNING A MESSAGE CAUGHT MY EYE
One guy in the ‘YES – MUST BE READ’ file is David Perdew and he prompted me into action.
He was writing about a Blog Challenge that is going to be run in April.
Here is a bit of David’s Message:
“Hey, I’ve never done Paul Taubman’s Ultimate Blog Challenge, although I’ve always wanted to. It’s a pretty awesome idea. 30 blog posts in 30 days… So, I’ve signed up for the April challenge (just because I thought I might have a free 15 minutes). Actually, this is one of those things I think I’ll make time for. Blogging has been really good for us. We just need to do more of it.”
I went over to my blog and – shock horror – the latest post there had ‘January in the title’. Now – here in the UK we put our clocks forward this weekend. What is happening to time and my new year intentions?
Like David – I actually know how important blogs have been for me in the past and I am letting it slip again.
There is nothing like a challenge to get you motivated again and commit to action – especially if there are other people involved.
I have heard Paul Taubman talk in a couple of webinars and I didn’t hang around. I know the blog challenge will be promoted and supported and that there will be mutual benefits for all taking part.
I signed up.
The welcome e-mail had a link to a conversation ‘Why You Need a Blog’ by Michele Scism who started the blog challenge some years ago and Danni Ackerman and Paul Taubman who have joined her to present the quarterly events.
So here it is – my first blog since January – inviting you to check out this challenge.
Come on Derek, Graham, Steve, Adam, Sue, Lucy, Uncle Tom Cobley and All. Why not join me? A blog a day during April.
So you know where to come in April to see me daily. I will be delighted to welcome you.
My son Tom has been working hard to set up our new Hypnosis For Download online store. I am delighted for so many reasons. I am sure you can feel my smile as you read these words 🙂
We have been using an Big Commerce and Ecommerce service to run our online store till now. All very good these packaged websites and simple to run – but there are always limitations. You have to rely on a third party plug in apps to support the core programme.
Now we have control and more importantly we can use software and strategies that we want to work. It will still take us some time to get the polished product – but so what.
Let’s not dbwell on the weaknesses of the old system and look forward.
Improved Benefits For Our Affiliates.
We are developing an affiliate friendly website and will focus and working closely with those who are bringing us traffic and sales. More news about this later this month.
50% Discount During October
There are always teething problems when you put together a very large website – so we have a 50% discount on all products at the moment.
We are also after new testimonials as we haven’t moved all of the Big Commerce testimonials. We would have liked to have transferred the testimonials but it was a manual process. I need more hours in the day – so not a good use of time. So if you have purchased any of our self-hypnosis audios in the past and would like to send them to us we will be sending you a thank you gift.
There are two products that I will be almost giving away from the end of this week. All in celebration of my 70th Birthday. They are ‘Hypnosis Revealed’ and ‘Science Of Self-Hypnosis’. They are really great products produced by Adam Eason to teach you how to use self-hypnosis skills effectively – towards a healthy mind and success. Hypnosis is a clinical therapy that can help so many personal issues.
“Keith – I like imperfect. Every time someone exercises imperfect, it gives ‘permission’ to others to do the same. Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”
I had that really great message back from a lovely lady – Sarah – who is on our mailing list. How right she is.
Yesterday I sent out an e-mail which I had entitled ‘I am Surprised I am Sending This…’
AND here is the e-mail sent to our list announcing a new membership website:-
Hello Sarah – There Was A Time I Would Not Have Sent This E-mail – Let Me Explain…
Have you ever had a day where things haven’t gone right.
I think you have!
Well I have had a WEEK like that – nothing specific but – what NEXT!
It even went on into the weekend.
Adam is teaching his diploma students this weekend and my intention was to get an e-mail out to you good people on our mailing list, all about our Inner Circle membership website. This is very important to us and we want to spread the word.
On Friday morning Adam videoed an introduction to this new web page and we added some images to the video on Friday afternoon – Then we had to do something called rendering to make it compact to work on the web page.
I was checking things over Saturday only to find that the video rendering had not worked properly.
SO – We will have to sort the video out again during this coming week.
RATS!… Every day is important to me at my age.
So I sent a message to Adam to update him. I was not at all happy as I hate wasting time and I really wanted to get this promotional material out.
********* Overnight sleep *********
When I got up this morning and heard all sorts of information about Mental Health on the radio, TV and in the papers I had a total change of mind.
My thoughts were something like this:
There is a desperate need for more talking therapists. We teach Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP etc – we need to train MORE therapists.
WHY am I dithering about putting out a page that is not perfect. Being perfect can slow you down – better to get things moving.
Also it would be great to get some feedback. I want to know if I am I explaining the Inner Circle accurately and that the information is easily understood.
Why not ASK for feedback? – YES that would be helpful.
I finally thought I AM going to send a message today.
So that is what I am doing!
I wouldn’t have done this in the past – perfection was necessary – BUT – to hell with that now!
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND HAVE OUR FIRST INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS – AND WE WOULD LIKE YOU ON BOARD AS WELL.
The Video is sort of working and you will hear all of the narration from Adam – but something went wrong as you will see http://training.aecollegeofhypnosis.uk/?page_id=12 If there is anything that is not clear on the web page do let me know. I would really appreciate that.
I hope I have a better week ahead and also wish you the same. I hope I will be hearing from you anyway – with feedback and hopefully as a new member.
The open rate of that message was good – click throughs to the website were good – and we got some new members. Furthermore I can e-mail again when the video has been sorted.
Thank you Sarah – Imperfect Action is Better Than Perfect Inaction!!!