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 tomorrow.
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.
Changing Bad Habits – It’s Hard
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 behaviour for a bad habit.
But I know from working with Hypnotherapist Adam Eason that behaviours and bad habits can be changed – helped by hypnosis or self-hypnosis.
The definition Bad – can be interpreted quite widely. Laziness is a good example:
Let’s say that laziness is a bad habit or maybe poorly motivated is like a bad habit. Then why not get a new mindset on that one.
There is a very popular product in our online hypnosis downloads store called From Lazy to Driven
You Must Want To Change to Make New Good Habits
What ever you own personal issues (yes you have them) make it your first resolution for 2018 – “I am going to get rid of that bad habit” That is the FIRST part of going about changing a bad habit – WANTING TO DO IT.
On the sales page for ‘Stop Smoking Now‘ – Adam asks the question – Do you really want to stop? He then suggests that you should not purchase the product if you haven’t already decided that you want to do it. Nothing will work until you have made that decision.
The arguments for stopping smoking are enormous and a smoker can be shown every reason to stop. NO GOOD until the smoker has taken that first step. The first step is you making up your mind.
That is the same for all habits.
Want to make the change and self-hypnosis will totally help you change your mindset and adopt a new self image and new mindset that supports that inner feeling. The change eventually becomes the new reality.
Look through hypnosisfordownload.com and think about your new year resolutions. As you look at the titles of the self-hypnosis sessions – ask yourself – do I really want to change that.
A really important point.
Never buy a self-hypnosis product for someone else. Get them for yourself as you are the only one who knows what changes you really want to make..
You can change AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO.
Head Chatter – that ‘Conversation with Yourself’ that goes on the whole time. Control it with Self-Hypnosis.
We all have it – It can be very helpful but it can also work against us –
- stop us from doing things
- make excuses galore
The head chatter is relentless and happens everywhere and is often unrelated to what we are doing. Oh the day dreaming of a youth in that lesson at school.
For example – if a vicar asked his congregation to come out and write on a chalk board what was going on inside their head as he delivers his sermon – I wonder how many would be able to do that honestly – without embarrassment.
The mind has many more secret ways of working. I woke up recently having dreamed about teaching an old lady to drive. What !?!! – where did that come from. I have never taught anyone to drive in my life. Dreams and nightmares – that powerful mind.
Consider all the hours that are lost asking yourself all of these questions.
Well – what about this?
I don’t have this problem – but I do have a wife and daughter (perhaps I should leave this one) – enough said.
The mind is an amazing thing and I have spent the last decade (reason for mentioning decade will become clear) learning a thing or to about hypnotherapy, mindfulness and other behavioural therapies simply by working alongside hypnotherapist Adam.
NOW – Timeline And Onwards
I have just celebrated my seventieth birthday and I have written recently about the changes I personally want to make to get what I want out of life in my seventies.
I have three projects in mind and this is an introduction to Project 1.
Project 1 – Getting as many people as possible to understand and use hypnosis and other mental techniques.
These talking therapies are totally misunderstood by most people and that is a shame as they can help with all of the mental issues, addictions, self-esteem etc etc etc
So many of the mental problems out there can be helped with talk therapies.
Until I was about 60 – I worked in nursing which was a great career.
We attempted to work holistically with patients but it was hard to find the time to really deal with all the mental issues of the care.
One of the things I really got to appreciate though was that patients responded very differently to their recovery from illness depending upon their mental state. Those that had a positive approach and were determined to just get over the illness and move on, undoubtedly recovered much faster than the patients who were negative or anxious, depressed etc.
In fact – look at all areas of life and you can see the same thing. How does your football team get on after they have had a couple of defeats – well often more losses will follow … that mind thing. The manager needs to work on their confidence and vision of winning again. Imagine it in a focused way and you will be halfway there.
In the last 10 years I learned a lot as I worked with Adam Eason:
As an example – I have watched my hypnotherapy friend Adam, help to change the mindset of smokers using self-hypnosis audios.
Take Chris – One of my friends who gave up smoking having just used the self-hypnosis smoking course that he bought from our Hypnosis For Download website. Within a couple of weeks I heard him talking to someone in the pub and saying he was a ‘non smoker’. His whole self-image and mindset had changed that rapidly.
What you begin to believe becomes the reality – in your mind and in the way you speak and act. The head chatter changes and works with you – you CAN control it.
I know that if you understand, and learn the skills and techniques, and apply them to change your mindset (control that head chatter) you will be able to overcome many personal issues. Even physical health conditions are helped with hypnosis.
My Seventies Decade
One of my three seventies projects that I am developing is to get as many people as possible using hypnosis and other mental therapeutic techniques skills.
I am NOT the man to do that though. All I have said above is just from me – and I am not trained in the hypnosis field.
BUT what I can do is point you to the best person in the field – Adam Eason. He could probably pick holes in what I have written above. I don’t care I am close to the mark.
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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.
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.
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.
Of course there are other consequences when you take a new path.
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.
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You will find links to take a look at NAMS. Will I see you there?
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.
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.
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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.
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!!