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
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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.
Hypnosis Downloads To Hypnosis Streaming – My Ecommerce Strategy Over 10 Years
I have been around on the internet long enough to know that you must not sit still if you want to be a successful internet marketer. Furthermore the goalposts keep changing.
Hypnotherapist Adam Eason and I put together hundreds of audio and video products and have sold them in various ways online.
Let me give you an inside view of the changes we have gone through when selling them online – a real education.
I originally used about 10 years ago an ecommerce service 1shoppingcart for our digital products.
1Shopping cart was ok and had a good affiliate package so that we could attract affiliates to sell our products.
The downside (things have changed now) of 1shopping cart was that there were no themes and you had to link your sales pages into the shopping functionality.
We originally sold CDs as well but our sales were predominantly digital, partly because they were a cheaper, and because they were available instantly. Dropped the CDs.
After about five years we changed to Big Commerce to sell our products.
I flippantly say changed – but that does not tell you a thing about how hard it is to set up a new shopping site with hundreds of download products.
The audios and videos were far too large to be accommodated on the shopping service websites.
So we had to upload all the files to Amazon Web Services storage and deliver a pdf download to the customer when they purchased which had the link to the download pages. Cumbersome but the only way to directly offer immediate response when the customer purchased.
CONS of Big Commerce. NO Affiliate package!!
What a mistake to make on my part.
I tried on more than one occasion to add a third party affiliate management solution. The products I tried were a disaster.
We did manage to get some affiliates – but only about five of them were successful – I will not begin to tell you the issues with software involved. NO – I will Urrrgghhh
WooCommerce – Much Better Solution
About two years ago I changed to WordPress plugin solution WooCommerce – a great answer and offering a lot of new options.
DOWNSIDE!!! I had to set up ALL of the products once again.
But there were new options and besides which there was a noticeable change in customer behaviour online.
We had noticed that the hypnosis downloads were NOT selling so well online. Surveys showed that people were using there phones and other mobile devices to access their digital products.
Also – Gave Mobile Apps A Try!!
We decided to put our hypnosis sessions (the cheaper products) out as mobile apps.
A real mistake I have to admit.
The products had to be sold for pence in that market and it really undervalued them. OK we were getting them out through iTunes, Amazon etc but keeping up with the changes in their software was baffling. Not for me and we pulled away from that.
About 18 months ago I joined an internet marketing training membership ran by David Perdew and his daughter Jen. It was NAMS and what a great place to land. Here were some real successful marketers whose integrity from the word go I admired.
My retirement project makes me keen to find a way to market these great evergreen self-hypnosis products. Because of the reasons I have been sharing with you in my last few blogs (go have a look) you will understand that I really want people to learn the power of the brain and how to control your thinking.
Hypnosis Streaming Membership – My Netflix Approach
As I tuned into all of the training material on NAMS I realised that there was a new option. A membership website – low cost monthly access. I call it my Netflix approach – as the content offered is varied and suits different customer needs.
I wanted people entering the membership website to have access to anything.
Also any updates to the membership were simple.
AGAIN there was the issue of setting up everything yet again – SO BE IT!
I got really excited then as I worked through the advantages and opportunities to develop the membership website.
Giving Customers Huge Value:
Besides the individual self-hypnosis sessions there are programmes and educational videos. For example a product that sells on our Hypnosis For Download website for £95 is there.
Also Giving Customers New Options:
I will be looking for new hypnotherapists to join and am not really concerned about duplicate sounding sessions. It will be great to add specialists of course and I will do that. However if I have different scripts for say ‘Control Your Weight’ what is the problem – some people will prefer a female voice or different accent.
Product Delivery and Service Easier:
With only streaming delivery – as long as the customer has internet access they will be able to get their audios delivered anywhere in the world on any device, pc, tablet, TV, phone. Streaming is easier! If you have ever delivered digital products online you will probably understand it when I say the service and customer support can be very time consuming. All of our audios that were downloaded were zipped – and just dealing with questions about that was tiresome to say the least (even though all of the information was supplied on the thank you page and the support desk)
Security Of Products
With my new setup I have set things up using a product delivery platform ProductDyno. I was keen to find a fast delivery and security so that files could not easily be downloaded. With Amazon storage and streamed delivery we have improved the secure delivery of our products.
What Great Landing Magnet Website
We have the WooCommerce online sales of the products in Hypnosis For Download. This is great as it still sells products and has traffic already. So it will continue to function and act as a lead magnet. We know that anybody buying a product there is interested in self-hypnosis.
The thank you page and purchaser follow up e-mails are now offering a three day access to a demonstration copy of our Hypnosis For Streaming Membership area.
This was another idea developed from what I learned at NAMS. ONLY Members would be able to be affiliates.
All members of Hypnosis For Streaming membership website will get an affiliate link. Each member can get 50% referral payments on going. The best people to promote you are current users. Real life testimonials.
All Additions To Membership Will be Automatically Available To All Members
This is a big one. The smallest changes will be available – constant updating is a reality.
Getting To Know You:
Within the membership you have access to your community. It is easy to arrange webinars, events and so on. So what a good place to end this blog. I am just longing to get to know you within our Membership area.
Hypnosis Introduction With a Professional Hypnotherapist
My introduction to hypnosis was accidental. It was 2004 when I met Adam at the BNI business network meetings.
When you set yourself up to develop websites for clients one of the fascinating things is that you learn a lot about different businesses. How do they work? What makes them tick?
So that was the case with Adam Eason and his clinical hypnotherapy business.
I developed a website for Adam who was working out of a clinic near Bournemouth. To say I knew nothing then about hypnosis is a fact. Nothing that is about clinical hypnosis. Hmmm – But I had in the past seen stage acts – but that was all.
But here in front of me was a guy who was very passionate about his subject. I was intrigued and wanted to discover more.
AND as far as I was concerned that was good …
Adam was training hypnotherapists and what we decided to do was to video the courses and also develop audio hypnosis products. Front pew for me with the video camera.
How could I fail to learn all about hypnosis – when I was shooting the recordings and editing them.
Of addition I also got to know other people who trained with Adam and are now themselves trained hypnotherapists. Some of those have developed specialist areas – such as hypno-birthing.
When Hypnosis Works – The Seed Takes Roots
What is a common story from people who have moved into the field is that they had an issue that was driving them insane – all attempts to find a solution had failed.
Adam himself is an example of that. All his attempts with medical consultations and ointment treatments for his psoriasis had failed. Someone suggested hypnosis and do I need to say – within a couple of weeks all had cleared up.
All his work is research based and you can pursue that as far as you like with Adam as he has written a book called Science Of Self-Hypnosis. Also his blog and podcasts are full of his professional approach to all of these psychological therapies. You can even go and train in the field with him via his online courses.
AND NOW !!
OK – that all said – I am going to take a totally different approach right here with my retirement Wats-on My Mind project.
I am getting away from the academic theories and discussions about what hypnosis is etc.
I just so want you if you are sceptical about all of this power of the brain – to just give it a go and learn hypnosis skills. You can learn more about the theory at a later stage. I am keen that you go for a ride first.
Here on my blog you will get my:
simple real anecdotes approach
my end user approach
my simple language approach
my if it works that is great approach
so what that is good – approach.
For example: If you ask me what hypnosis is – a typical reply from me would be – focused imagination.
The interesting thing is that people who try and get some release from a problem will want more.
I have some clinical hypnosis audios for you today recorded by Adam Eason. (see below)
Body To The Mind
But first of all I will tell you about how I met Adam and got interested in the field.
The last eight years of my nursing career were out in Muscat Oman where I was helping to set up a Nurse Training School at the University Hospital.
My wife and I returned with our two kids to Poole in Dorset.
In Oman I had begun to create websites for businesses (Antique Dealers) from the UK and the intention was to begin a web design business. In 1996 we returned home to get the business going.
Crazy in many ways because I was a little bit early. I spent a large amount of time showing businesses what internet websites looked like andtrying to persuade them they needed a website.
One of the ways I got new clients was through Network meetings and I joined BNI. At the heart of every BNI meeting throughout the world is the “BNI 60 Second Slot”. This is each member’s opportunity to educate everyone at their meeting – members and visitors alike about their business.
One of the people I met was a hypnotherapist called Adam Eason. I enjoyed listening to his 60 second presentations. There are so many myths and misunderstandings about how hypnosis works.
I knew very little about clinical hypnotherapy before I met Adam – but that was about to change.
Before I tell you tomorrow more about my own introduction to the subject I will offer you these audios to listen to.
Introduction To Self-Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis Sessions Audios
One audio is an Introduction from Adam with a simple introduction to clinical hypnosis.
This website domain is Wats-on.net and the tag line is Physical and Mental Health. My blog Wats-on my Mind is my retirement project to get as many people as possible using hypnosis and psychological techniques in their everyday lives.
The extraordinary thing about our bodies is that so much is governed directly from our powerful organ the brain.
Get control of those thoughts!
I was hospital nursing for 30 years and I have to admit that most people working directly with everyday illnesses, surgery etc can be very busy – oh and HOW BUSY!
The emotions, fears and anxiety of patients going through the clinical scenario can be less than ideal. No bad intent from the staff, but the administrative pressures, time pressures and safety issues, money pressures all reduce the time available.
Nursing tried to do something about this.
I was involved when something called the Nursing Process was introduced which was a scientific method to ensure the quality of patient care.
The 5 Steps of the Nursing Process
The first step of the nursing process is assessment. During this phase, the nurse gathers information about a patient’s psychological, physiological, sociological, and spiritual status.
Nurse making an educated judgment about health problems of a patient – eg sleep deprivation
Once a patient and nurse agree on the diagnoses, a plan of action can be developed. The Nursing Interventions Classification may also be used as a resource for planning.
The implementing phase is where the nurse follows through on the decided plan specific to each patient.
Evaluation to determine of the goals for patient wellness have been met.
Still not Getting To The Mental Issues
I can only talk in general terms and my comments here are fairly sweeping.
The thing is that nursing leaders had realised that the clinical interventions be they medical or surgical could have a great effect on the well-being of the patient.
Of course I worked directly with doctors and witnessed the pressures on them – such as crazy number of overnight hours on call after a full days work – so I am not knocking them – but their interest could often be focused on a specific area of the patients body. Nurses had a more well-being holistic approach because of their closer relationship with the patient.
Despite these efforts by nurses to personalise the care and offer a secure, safe treatments, I still believe we did not begin to really get to grip with the mental aspects of the care.
For example I remember a patient who had changed quite suddenly. He clearly was concerned and I was trying to establish whether something had happened with his family etc. It was several days before I found out from a relative that he was concerned because a man had died in the ward, that he had been talking to. He thought that the patient had the same condition as him and was convinced he was also not going to go home. What is going on in a busy ward is very unsettling and a poor environem
Let me remind you what I said in my blog a couple of days ago.
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 and observing his hypnotherapy work reinforced that point.
My feeling that I had while I was nursing has been reinforced since I started working with Adam Eason a clinical Hypnotherapist.
So what I will introduce you to tomorrow is a really fleeting look at what has influenced me since I retired from nursing in 1996.
You will hopefully understand why I link the mental and physical so closely.
For now just think about blushing – or sexual attraction and physical reaction to just seeing the person of your dreams. Pretty powerful physical responses from thoughts.
Isn’t it strange how very small events and random situations can change your life – permanently
I was 19 and working as an apprentice following a HND course in electronics engineering. This was in a Marconi Research Unit in Chelmsford in 1966. I had very little career advice from school or anywhere. It was assumed that engineering was the future for me as Maths Pure, Maths Applied and Physics were my A levels.
And that is what I thought – I would become an engineering scientist.
So there was I with my oscilloscopes admittedly rather bored as I worked on goodness knows what projects. I looked at research scientists that had been there for years and began to wonder about this as a career.
AND then it happened…
A top scientist guru (I still remember his name – Malcolm) came in to work full of the joys of spring. He had been working for about eight years on a new transmission aerial. His design had been accepted and the company were going ahead with production beyond his prototype. His moment. He was full of it.
Now let me tell you more about Malcolm. We had heard a lot about his aerial. Sitting down for lunch we would all talk about football, holidays, what was on the box, women. None of that for Malcolm – apart from his aerial I really knew nothing about him.
What next? Four of us apprentices were invited to go and see his work of art! I wasn’t sure where this was but I should have taken note as Malcolm put on wellington boots, a hat and gloves. Being 19 I had very little to shield me from the elements. We were driven through the Essex countryside on a freezing cold winter morning and arrived at a field with a hanging fog.
What became immediately plain to us lads was that we were to go over the field and climb a mast that disappeared into the fog. These days Health and Safety would just not allow what happened next. With freezing cold holds gripping on to freezing cold metal we were to climb this mast.
We were all looking at each other in disbelief.
Did Malcolm notice?
Not at all.
Malcolm just kept on talking – ABOUT his aerial and what made it so good.
Anyway we all got up to the platform and there it was – his transmission aerial – about the size of a dining room table. Lots of fiddly bits and so on.
The tuition from Malcolm carried on “the frequency response of this ….blah blah blah ….attenuation ….. blah blah blah …. and the amplitude …… blah”
The words were drifting over me – in one ear out of the other. I can totally recall that I stood there thinking about his wife. What did he go home from work and talk about. What did he talk about to anyone.
Something much more important had happened to me. At that moment I realised that I would never be a top engineering scientist because I could not put that much passion and devotion into a LOAD OF METAL
That was it.
I put in my notice.
Now that sounds neat – but of course what was I going to do. There was no plan B.
My dad was a very blunt Yorkshire man and life had not been good for him. He didn’t come out of the war well and was not a well man.
He had one or two opinions about me leaving a course during the first year.
I got the “we tried to give you the best we could’ talking to.
Along with – “what are you going to do now?”
My initial reaction was that I thought that teaching would fit me better but there was some time to wait before I could get on a course.
My Dad “What are you going to do till you start your teaching course?”
Me “I will randomly select a job in the local paper and go for it”
Dad “What?” (a very exasperated huffy what
And that is what I did.
Kelvedon Spastics Society Education Centre
I opened the jobs page, shut my eyes, wiggled my finger around and it landed on ‘Spastics Society House Father’ (Now called Scope).
It was a further education place for severely disabled students who were exceptionally intelligent. For example one of them was a political history expert who wrote for various papers. He typed with a stick held to his head.
At 20 years what an experience it was – the students were quickly my friends. It was hard work and I lived in so I never really felt off duty. I wasn’t trained though.
What a difference it all was from the oscilloscopes at Marconi’s
My future was beckoning. I realised that I needed to train in nursing.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes indeed, a fairly well-known UK hypnotherapist who markets her one-hour stop smoking programme actually also refers to the 1964 study by Von Dedenroth (conducted in 1964, published in American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 1968) who made these claims of a 94% success rate. She claims to have a ‘comparably high success rate’ and there are many others that use this study in their marketing literature if you google it.
Then Adam points out there have been several other bits of research since that have not been so convincing.
Then he points out:
However, however, however, all is not lost, oh no…
Racing to our rescue in the early 1990s, as featured in the New Scientist and referred to by many of us in the field, was published a study by Viswesvaran and Schmidt (1992) who had conducted a metaanalysis on 633 studies of smoking cessation which included a whopping 48 studies in the hypnosis category which they investigated.
This also had a total number of 6,020 participants. Which is impressive. Hypnosis did prove to be better and more effective than just about every other treatment it was compared to including nicotine replacement therapy and aversion techniques, yet still only really offering up a success rate far inferior to that of the Von Dedenroth 1968 study.
It is complex and there are other factors.
Our Stop Smoking Product Warning
In our Hypnosis For Download store we have a self-hypnosis product called ‘Stop Smoking Now’
But right at the top of the sales page we have the following copy:
Let me be honest with you.
Please please – do not buy this product if you REALLY DON’T want to give up smoking.
The straight forward truth is because it won’t work. So you might as well save the purchase price of this product and buy another pack of cigarettes instead.
Please don’t buy this as a gift for someone else if they don’t REALLY WANT to give up smoking.
The absolutely essential first step is to WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING
Hypnosis will work if you want your behaviour, addiction or whatever to change.
Without the desire – well forget it.
I like to think of hypnosis as the ‘willpower assistant’.
Many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”
Now The Stop Smoking Story
I remember Adam telling this story to a class of his hypnotherapy students. Adam is a great story teller and this is not exactly word for word but the giso is there.
A man (who I will call John) came to see Adam at his practice to stop smoking. All the usual chats were done. John made it clear that somebody had suggested hypnosis – but he himself, didn’t believe it could work because he was sure nobody could hypnotise him.
Adam tried to give him examples of how we are all in a trance like state at times, reading a book or watching a film. Just think how absorbed you are and ignoring people around you. What about calling a child downstairs for lunch – when does play and imagination not interfere.
John and Adam agreed to give it all a go.
The hypnosis induction was done and Adam could see that John’s eyes were flickering and that there were breathing changes. In fact Adam knew that John was in hypnosis. The stop smoking script was provided and after 20 minutes it was time for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and now you are back in your surroundings.
Well asked Adam “How was that”.
“No” says John, I can’t see that working. I could hear you but I wasn’t hypnotised.
Adam then suggested that John wait till the next session in a weeks time to discuss it again.
During the week John rang Adam to tell him that even though he had paid for the next session that was no problem. He wasn’t going to attend because he didn’t thing he could be hypnotised.
AND then came the funny bit.
John carried on by saying to Adam that he really didn’t need it now ANYWAY as he had manage to stop smoking all by himself. He pointed out that he didn’t know how that had happened but he clearly didn’t need hypnosis.
I love the title of this blog post written by Sarah Ban
I Tried Hypnosis for Insomnia. Then My Skin Cleared Up.
I don’t understand it, either, but I’m not complaining.
How often have I seen that.
So many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”
Adam Eason my hypnotherapist friend was amazed when he was treated for his psoriasis by a clinical hypnotherapist.
He was completely surprised by the effect on his skin as he had tried everything else prescribed.
That is in fact what led Adam to learn about hypnosis and start his hypnotherapy career.
Back to Sarah’s article…
The blog post by Sarah is well worth reading and she points out various studies and research in the field.
She finishes her blog post:
Whether or not I can explain how my skin got better, I’m pretty positive that my hypnosis sessions had something to do with it.
Whichever confounding variable was responsible for the clearer skin I saw after my hypnotherapy sessions (stress reduction, better sleep, placebo effect, or all of the above), I’m just thrilled to have seen results at all.
I was finally able to get my racing mind under control with the help of hypnosis. That meant I went from getting maybe two measly hours of sleep a night to a solid eight hours, which is a massive improvement for me. When I’m well-rested during the day, I’m more equipped to handle hectic situations, which means my stress levels are more under control, and I’m pretty sure that’s resulting in a newly clear complexion. My skin still breaks out when I’m frazzled, but it seems a lot happier overall. And so am I.
It is very easy to get wrong impressions about hypnosis. The showmen want to make it all look mystical and unreal.
I have videoed many courses where hypnotherapists were being trained. Many wonderful people with a real desire to help people with annoying behaviours, habits, addictions, pain, self-esteem and so on.
The problem for them especially in their early days is convincing many people out there who have very little knowledge about the therapy.
Ten years ago I was among those who knew very little about hypnosis.
Here are a few facts about hypnosis.
This is a difficult one for clinical hypnotherapists to deal with. The on stage guys are clever and use hypnosis and distraction techniques well.
The people selected to go on stage and take part are actually expecting an outcome. They are more prepared than they believe to respond and play the part.
The thing to realise is that they are willingly being led and are NOT really under the control of the hypnotist.
I personally love Derren Brown who actually calls himself a mentalist and illusionist. That is much better title although other people talk about him being a hypnotist. He often will show at the end of his performance how he has been misleading the audience. He will show video and you can see the clever language that is feeding the imaginations of those being manipulated.
Myths and Mystery and Bad Journalism
Oh dear I don’t know what to say about this one.
There are TV shows and humour “look into my eyes, look into my eyes” and all of that nonsense.
There are journalists who write for a living who are writing err … garbage!!
There are exceptions like Sarah Bar above who is giving a sensible researched article.
Firstly, the Telegraph, which you’d expect to have a more sober perspective on the story carries the headline: ‘Hypnotist thief puts shopkeeper in trance before robbing him’ The hypnosis article can be found here if you’d like to read it.
Before I do anything else, let me address the fact that the Telegraph uses the word ‘Trance’ in the title of their article and then assumes that trance and hypnosis are the same thing. They are not.
Hypnotism Is Not A Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist Taking Control
The problem, of course, lies in the way hypnosis is presented again and again by the media, having to explain to clients over and over that hypnosis is something THEY do sometimes feel like a losing battle.
Self-Hypnosis is a skill that can be learned by anyone. Yes it is a learned SKILL
To Take Control Issue Further – For My Christian Friends.
I wrote about this a long time ago in 2008 but I won’t send you to that post.
What I will do in fact is update that blog though as there are some new links to add.
Let Me Rant a Bit – Which Is Not My Usual Style …
(you will see that this post is rather sombre for me – but I so want you all to know more about the subject before criticising)
The usual thing is that people think they know about something without having ever studied the subject at all – they simply have an opinion based simply on intuition, gossip or whatever.
Several of my church friends have questioned my interest in what they describe as taking control of someones mind and over somebody’s thinking?
What? … WHAT?
I have videoed and sat through hundreds of hours of clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive bahavioural therapy training – AND it is NOT taking control of the clients mind.
If you think there is exasperation showing – you are right!
Let me bow out.
Really I am wise to leave this to somebody qualified to talk about it.
I am no fool.
Here is a YouTube video – well audio reallywith a ridiculously strange splash screen – about Hypnosis and Christianity. This is a video interview with Rev Dr Scot Giles. This is about his work using hypnosis with cancer patients.
The talk therapies offer help harmlessly. There is a lot of research about the effectiveness of many interventions – for example pain relief. The weakness is that there much more research needed.
So What About Psychiatry?
The very same people that object to hypnosis therapy WILL accept and endorse psychiatrists offering treatments and medication.
From my young nursing days back in the 60’s I had the horror of working with a team giving Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT). Notice my strong word horror. I could not believe what I was witnessing. I will say no more about that as it was a long time ago and I may exaggerate.
I was shocked (there’s a pun) when I found out recently that this therapy was in growing use again.
“The figures, obtained through freedom of information requests, show that despite being a crude, controversial treatment, which fell sharply out of favour around the turn of the millennium, ECT is enjoying a revival.
The procedure involves anaesthetising the patient and passing electricity through the brain to induce seizure. Despite ghoulish depictions in popular culture and a marked lack of science explaining how and why it works, treatments can prove effective. Patient stories range fromlife-changing benefits to tales of lives being ruined.”
Hypnotherapists are not wanting to get inside your head and control you. There intention is for their clients to learn the skills of focused imagination and suggesting to themselves the changes they want to make. That is my simple interpretation. Don’t let me tell you though. Better to learn directly from a hypnotherapy practitioner. I can put you in touch with the best.
What If Hypnotherapists Could Get To Control You?
I remember when I first met Adam, the guy who introduced me to hypnotherapy.
He was introducing his business in a breakfast BNI meeting. At each BNI meeting you were allowed 60 seconds to tell a story about your business. A bit like twitter really.
Adam was charismatic and I looked forward to his spot.
One of his minute stories was about hypnotherapists taking control of your mind.
Adam asked us “Why would I be standing up there at 7am to get some new business if I really could use magical hypnosis skills to control somebody? No! Surely I would simply make an appointment with my bank manager and get him to write me out a million pound cheque.
Of Course There Are So Many More Question – Another Day
There are so many other questions.
What does being hypnotised feel like?
Do I go to sleep?
Is it like being in the zone – like sportmen?
I really do want you to find out. So more to follow.
Here I am running two days late with my April blogging challenge.
I won’t go into excuse mode, enough to say yesterday and the day before were those sort of days. Should have stayed in bed.
Anyway – troubles sorted and back on track
I just have to CATCH UP.
It was MY decision to take the challenge. It was by choice and I am doing as much as I can to learn from the process and get my list building through blogging well under way. I want to do this and recognise the advantages.
Also My Son Tom Has A Challenge.
Also my son has been training for the London Marathon which is on 22nd April.
Tom is used to physical activity, surfing and climbing – but running is new and a challenge.
He signed up via a Stroke Charity which puts the pressure on.
He has had to train hard and has followed the regime suggested by the marathon organisers. He ran 22 miles last Sunday. The weather was not good and it would have been easy to let that one slip.
I have to be honest he has not really enjoyed the process – but the challenge and reward of raising the money has worked. I don’t think that he will choose to do it again.l But he will do this one and is aiming to do it in less than four hours.
Let’s Look At Motivation And What Is Going On.
There are three things going on when you undertake a project/challenge.
Activation – the decision to do something
Intensity – the amount of effort that goes into doing it.
Perseverance – How long you can keep up the effort
Achieving your goal requires all of the above.
Types of Motivation:
Arises inside of you. Like solving a puzzle just because you want to. YES – want to
Pros – Easy to maintain concentration. Will do it regardless of reward
Cons Can easily be subject to moods.
Comes from outside – eg solving a problem for money, recognition or praise from peers.
Pros – Easy to manufacture using rewards. Makes difficult tasks bearable.
Cons – Prone to procrastination.
How to Find Motivation
If ONLY it was possible for us to enjoy doing everything with intrinsic motivation.
Unfortunately tasks such as paperwork, chores and study often need willpower and rewards to get done.
If you’re feeling apathetic or keep procrastinating on a task, get MOTIVATED byeliminating the excuses.
Dreams get you started, discipline keeps you going
. Jim Rohn
How to get motivated
This stops you from the first step of motivation – starting an activity
1. You’re afraid of Failure
It’s a matter of perspective.
HOW TO FIX IT
Look at all the possible outcomes, including worst-case scenario.
If you fail, will it be really that bad?
If you don’t do the task, what will happen?
Think of the consequences.
This negative outcome should jumpstart you into getting motivated.
2. It’s Too Boring
If you lack the energy to do a task, you’re likely to use your motivation to indulge in something else – like watching TV
HOW TO FIX IT
Focus on the task instead of the time.
By looking at what you need to do, instead of how long it’ll take you, you’ll become more stimulated. With this approach, time should fly as you finish off the activity.
If this isn’t enough, track your progress towards a goal.
Focus on whatever is the smaller of the two: how much you’ve done against how much you have to do.
3. You Just Don’t Feel Like It.
Are you weighed down by an immense feeling of laziness? Then it is time to get organised.
HOW TO FIX IT
You can’t plan your moods, but you can plan your day.
Think about when you are most productive. If it’s early morning or late in the afternoon, then organize your day around this.
If you’re still feeling lazy, try the count down from 10, and start. Once you’re in the zone, you’re more likely to get things done.
4. You Are Too Tired
If you’re struggling to stay awake, then it will be impossible to be motivated.
HOW TO FIX IT
Take care of yourself physically as well as mentally.
Are you stressed out?
Take time to meditate and exercise.
How are your eating and sleeping patterns?
Don’t skip on meals or pull any all-nighters.
Listen to your body, and if you’re still fatigued, visit your doctor
Please feel free to contact me. Simply drop me an email and I will send you a Relaxation and Melt Stress self-hypnosis audio.
5. You Don’t Know Where To Start
Decision fatique affects everyone. The number of choices you make in a day is inversely related to your mental energy.
HOW TO FIX IT
Create A To Do List
Getting started can be the hardest part, but if you can see what needs doing from the get go, you’re onto a good start.
Include not only what you have to do, but what choices you have to make.
It’ll help you get your priorities in order and help you manage your brainpower usage.
6. You Have Too Much To Do
How can you put effort into something when you have so many other things to do?
HOW TO FIX IT
Get rid of any unnecessary commitments.
Every commitment you make uses up your finite willpower. Learn to say ‘no’ to things and simply focus on what’s truly important in life.
If it’s the sheer size of a task that’s overwhelming you, then divide and conquer.
Feel good about the small successes.
7. You Don’t See The Point
You’re faced with a mid-task crisis. Why I am doing this, exactly?
HOW TO FIX IT
Be clear on the end goal.
Know what you’re doing and why. If it is something boring or unpleasant, accept it is something you need to do to turn yourself into who you want to be.
Think of the future, successful version of yourself. What would that person do right now.
Willpower if like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the better you will be at using it. So stop reading and start doing.