Day 2 of 21: Death of a Dream and Unique Consumer Products

If you’ve just read my previous post (day one of the writing challenge), you know the story. Here’s a refresher just in case. April 2002: I’d just resigned my equity research job at an investment bank. Why? Because my girlfriend deserved a real boyfriend, not a shell of a man that I’d become since I […]

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Day 1 of 21. That was rude, of me

Many years ago, before I became a hypnotist, I worked in equity research at an investment bank in San Francisco’s Financial District. A co-worker was leaving, and normally I would have asked, “Where are you headed next?” I would normally ask polite and socially acceptable questions. But when I heard he was leaving, I mainly […]

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21 Days of Fear and Action

Back in 2003, I started my hypnotherapy practice in San Francisco. And during those early days, I really, really, really wanted to improve my hypnotherapy skills, super quickly. I was a member of a hypnosis practice group that met monthly. And I thought, “Hey, I can improve my skills if I teach in the group.” […]

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Saigon surprise

Holly (my wife) and I went on vacation to Vietnam, and she booked us a food tour in the city of Saigon. We went with a company called “Back of the Bike.” They drive you on the back of a scooter to each location, and they share and explain the food that they like. Before […]

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The Raisin

If you desire one of the items below, this technique will help. You want to lose weight. You want to feel happier and more peaceful. You want to decrease someone’s ability to press your buttons, i.e., you get less upset around a certain person no matter what they do. You want to win the lotto. […]

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Best. Birthday. Ever.

Last year in 2016, I did something I’ve rarely done since my 16th birthday: I celebrated my birthday. At my sister’s home in Los Angeles, four of us sat having dinner: my sister, her husband, my mom, and me. Last year I’d spent some unexpected time in L.A. to help my family. My sister had […]

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Walking Hypnosis

Walking in a more focused way helps you to live a happier and more productive life. Here’s one simple way to walk. By the way, though you’ll be in a light hypnotic state, remember to be aware of people, cars, bikes, etc., so you can walk safely. 1. Focus on your body. As you walk […]

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Sugar Addiction, Other Addiction

People call me and say they have a sugar addiction, food addiction, smoking problem, etc. In short, a fair number of people who contact me believe that they have an addiction. When I work with such a client, let’s say a sugar addict, I’ll sometimes reframe the addiction as a habit. This weakens their belief […]

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Why Do We Succeed or Fail? (Part 3)

In part 3, I’ll expand upon a hypnosis model of change and share what Fred can do. Before you read part 3, please read parts 1 and 2. http://habitproject.com/2015/why-do-we-succeed-or-fail-part-1.html http://habitproject.com/2015/why-do-we-succeed-or-fail-part-2.html Let’s do a quick recap. In part 2, we found that Fred’s [Net Motivation Level] was 3, and that was lower than the [Hurdle Level] […]

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Interview with Andrew Cohen, Chiropractor

Recently, I interviewed my chiropractor and colleague, Andrew Cohen. Even if you’re familiar with chiropractic, I think you’ll enjoy this interview. I didn’t ask about the technical aspects of his work, but as a patient, I would say that he has a gentler way of doing chiropractic, a softer touch. “What is a specialty of yours?” I […]

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