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.

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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