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Video supplement to Day 21 of 21, My secret shame

My own secret shame. I recommend reading the prior post before watching the video. It’ll make more sense. The link to that post is below. http://habitproject.com/21-days-of-fear-and-action/day-21-of-21-my-secret-shame.html And the video is below. If you prefer the actual link, here it is. https://youtu.be/vfXaMzuvTIo  

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Day 21 of 21: My secret shame

Some of you know my big dream. I want to help bring hypnotherapy into the mainstream. How? By leveraging one of the most powerful forces ever created: a TV show. I’ve had this dream for many years, to create, produce, and host the TV show. The show would dispel myths, show client sessions, and teach […]

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Day 20 of 21: The problem with making a big change using hypnosis

When a client has a big problem, I will sometimes share three options with the client. 1. Let’s resolve that big problem. 2. Let’s ignore that big problem. 3. Let’s put the big problem on the shelf for a while, and let’s solve a small problem, first. If I share the three options, most clients […]

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Day 19 of 21: I fell flat on my face.

Fairly soon upon became a hypnotherapist, I had business consulting clients from San Francisco hire me. They weren’t hiring me to be the company’s hypnotist. They wanted me to apply my hypnotherapy, business, and finance skills, not actually hypnotize their executives or staff. My corporate clients wanted something beyond what they could find in traditional […]

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Day 18 of 21: Systems thinking, yawn

Want to quickly shut down a conversation at a party? Start talking about systems thinking. Most people will politely excuse themselves. That’s why I don’t bring up systems thinking when I first meet someone. I politely wait at least two minutes. Kidding, mostly. I don’t recall when I started thinking in systems or in structural […]

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Day 17 of 21: Blackjack blues

When I was in my 20s, I wanted to be a hedge fund manager and later own a hedge fund. I was working at a financial services firm, and I wasn’t getting paid much. At some point, I had the idea to supplement my income by playing blackjack. What inspired that idea? I don’t recall. […]

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Day 16 of 21: Country mouse. Update on insomnia.

Besides professional hypnotherapists, I’d say parents are also good at shaping beliefs. My mom would hypnotize me, as all parents do, by repeating the same things over and over. When I was a kid, teenager, and adult, my mom would often say, “You’re a country mouse… You’re too innocent… You trust people too much, and […]

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Day 15 of 21: Alcohol. Too much TV.

Except for a very brief alcohol experiment in my 20s, I’ve rarely had alcohol in my glass before or since. When it’s been in my glass, it’s usually because we were all raising our glass during a wedding toast or some celebration. While everyone raised their glass and drank their wine, I’d raise my glass […]

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Day 14 of 21: No fan of murder. But I get it.

I’m no fan of murder. I understand why. (You don’t have to be a hypnotherapist or NLP practitioner to understand why.) I understand why Cassidy, the Irish guy with an Irish accent, had just killed the American guy. And moments after the murder, I see Cassidy. He’s sitting on his bed, holding a crack pipe. […]

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Day 13 of 21: Obsession, space-time

It happened. I was 18 years old (give or take a bit). And it was magical. Yes, I had just experienced the best kung pao chicken of my life. And some years after that, I became obsessed with finding kung pao as good as that experience at age 18. During this hunt, you might say […]

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