I first became interested in hypnotism as a child, thinking that the most valuable use for it would be to get people to do whatever I want them to do. That seems to be a very appealing notion for a youngster—to have such power!
Later, as a teenager, I wanted to use it for myself in order to overcome shyness and become a fabulous success.
Some years after that, and after a few bumps in the road, I finally settled down to study Hypnotism and practice it as much as possible and really learn it for myself. The learning began when I was able to let go of wanting any material gain from hypnotism. Hypnotism is a fascinating natural gift that anyone can have.
Now that I am fully established in my practice, with much experience and strong ties to the community, I find that my self-hypnosis is stronger than ever, and it translates to the work I do with clients.
This year I had to get really honest with myself. I had gotten so busy in my practice that my personal habits were slipping. I do a lot of business networking—really, a lot of networking!—and everywhere I went there was another buffet, dessert, a bagel and some cookies. I put on about 20 pounds without noticing much, and I stopped working out.
Of course, there were many indications that my condition was changing, because I listen to my body.
At some point I realized that I stopped practicing the principles that I preach. No one is going to want to hire a fat hypnotist. And if I’m not willing to do the work to improve my Life, how could I ask anyone else to do it? No. If I am to be a true Inspirationist, I must live the principles and have them alive in my Life.
These days I am practicing self-hypnosis every night, right before sleep. I have learned—and I have proven—that whatever the conscious mind thinks about just before sleep, is repeated all night long in the subconscious mind. Of course, there is a right way and a wrong way to do this. I teach my clients how to do it for themselves, for the best success they can have.
I make sure that my learning and effort to improve myself has the most altruistic goal: to be of service.
So, how does altruism work for a businessman who is a professional hypnotist? Simple. The clients I serve must pay, because they must give something in return for the value they receive. That is true for everything in Life. To get love one must show love. To earn money, one must sell something of value. To get anything, there must be effort, willingness to trade—a transaction of some kind.
My time and effort have great value because of the effort I continue to expend to improve myself, my knowledge, and my expertise.
I charge for my services because I am willing to apply every bit of knowledge and effort to every client who sees me. I am working for them, I love what I do, and I am always eager to help them get what they need. My goal, always, is to teach them how to use Hypnotism for themselves. Once you receive the great gift of Hypnotism, you can never lose it or forget it, and no one can take it from you.
I have expanded my business to include group hypnosis sessions and workshops that I provide to the general public, and I’m thrilled to say that this foray into the community has been very well received!
The next workshop will be held on December 15 in Red Bank, NJ, and I would love to see you there.