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My NLP, hypnosis and motivation quotes

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Some people have been asking me to post some of my quotes in one place.  Here you go:

“Think of all the things you want in life.  All of your hopes, dreams and desires.  They are the cost of not stepping out of your comfort zone and not taking action.”

“Transformation begins not by waiting for the right circumstances, but my making commitments that create the right circumstances, right now.”

“Ships have heavy anchors that keep them stuck in one place. You have an anchor, too… it’s your index finger. And as long as it is pointing at someone else, you’re stuck.  Want to raise your anchor? Learn to be at Cause for everything in your own personal reality. Then you can sail anywhere.”

“The worst things in life are not those things that happen to you, but rather the things you never do. Excuse is the monster in Opportunity’s closet.”

“You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want.” (Not my quote, but everyone asks for this one)

“At the end of the day… guess what? You’re short one more day. Better get off your butt and do something that counts while you’ve got the chance!”

“Your obstacles to happiness, success and prosperity are simply projections of the limits you believe yourself to have. Powerfully shift your beliefs and the doorways of success will open for you, no key needed.”

“The only limits you have are those you’ve decided to believe. Learn to control your beliefs, or they will control you.”

“Intention + potential x action = change”

“(Intention + potential x action) x repetition = success”

“Now is not the time to worry about details, to fret about what-ifs or to learn that ‘just one more thing.’ Now is the time for action.”

“Nothing is more important right now than gaining total control over your emotions, your decisions, and your beliefs. Life after that will never be the same again.”

I’m sure there are more than that.  When I think of more, I’ll update the blog.  🙂

Are songwriters natural hypnotists?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

People are so naturally drawn to music.

Think of a song that brings up deep feelings and ask yourself, why does it do that?

Is it the individual notes played one after another in sequence? Probably not.

Is it the rhythm or the baseline? That can get you grooving, but that’s probably not it.

Is it the words themselves? Maybe, but I think it goes beyond that.

It’s something about the words that makes them so special.

They’re so hypnotic.

I found a few of these lyrics from popular songs that come right out of the Erickson handbook for ambiguity, presuppositions and Milton Model patterns.

If you’re not familiar with what these patterns are, be sure to join my free webinar, “EXPOSED: Conversational Covert Hypnosis,” Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00 PM Pacific time. Click here to register for free to be in the webinar. Did I mention it’s FREE?

Hypnotic Language in Music

“Baby Come Back.  Any kind of fool could see. There was something, in everything about you.” (by Player: Ambiguity, universal quantifiers)

“Every breath you take. Every move you make. Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you.” (by The Police: Universal quantifiers)

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better (Better).  A little better all the time.” (by The Beatles: Modal operator, comparative deletion, universal quantifier)

“Always something there to remind me.  I was born to love her, and I will never be free. She’ll always be a part of me.”  (by Naked Eyes: Universal quantifiers, unspecified verb)

“Jeremiah was a bullfrog.  Was a good friend of mine.  I never understood a single word he said, but I helped him drink his wine. zolpitem tartrate or ambien” (by Three Dog Night: Selectional restriction violation, lost performative, universal quantifier, nominalization)

“There is nothing to see here people keep moving on. Slowly their necks turn and then they’re gone. No one cares when the show is done” (by She Wants Revenge: Universal quantifier, lack of referential index, presuppositional adverb)

“I’ve done everything as you say. I’ve followed your rules without question. I thought it would help me see things clearly.” (by Hoobistank: Universal quantifier, nominalization, unspecified noun, presuppositional adjective)

These are just a few examples.

As you listen to your favorite songs and drop down into that nice, light, music trance, maybe your unconscious mind will allow you to hear these patterns that seem occur in all music.


Jessica Alba recommends hypnosis (Hypnobirthing) to expectant mothers

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Jessica Alba, actress of the Fantastic 4, has some advice for mothers-to-be.

The actress, now 30 and in her second pregnancy, recommends that expectant mothers turn to hypnosis to help them have a smooth, enjoyable pregnancy.

Hypnobirthing has been done for the last 150+ years, in one form or another.  And these days, you can easily find hypnobirthing practitioners an hypnobirthing classes in your area.

However, why only learn tiny tidbits that only apply to pregnancy?  Hypnosis is a powerful tool that allows your conscious (thinking) mind and your subconscious (feeling) mind to be aligned.

Hypnosis can be used for everything from hypnosis for weight loss, to improving memory, and from sales mastery to learning how to influence and persuade people with conversational hypnosis.

Perhaps the best way to start is to get my best-selling book, Learn Hypnosis… Now!.  It is by far the easiest way to learn to do hypnosis for yourself and for others, and you can get it at  Or, check 0ut my video home study course, Learn Hypnosis… At Home!.

My Daily LoA Tip: Just Pretend

Monday, October 25th, 2010

For the rest of your life, pretend you are magnificent and limitless, then, while you’re doing that, pretend you’re not pretending.

When you are as sure of your unlimitedness as I am, a universe of pure potential will unfold before you.

To your success,
Michael Stevenson

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My Daily LoA Tip: What a Hypnotist Knows About the Law of Attraction

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

World-famous hypnotherapist Milton H. Erickson said, “A goal without a date is just a dream.”

When you write your goals (and I hope you do), be sure to attach a specific date to that goal. Without a date, your unconscious mind will hold it in perpetual limbo and you will not vibrate with that intention.

The best way to write and visualize your goal to make the Law of Attraction work, is to state it, see it, hear it and feel it as if you have it NOW – present tense.

“I now have $1,000,000 net.”

In order for your unconscious mind and the universe to manfest a goal, you have to feel like you have it now.

Of course, such a statement can easily feel like a lie, especially if you only have $42 in the bank. And that’s why it’s so important to attach a date, as well as what you’ll see, hear and feel when you’ve got it.

“It is now March 15, 2011, and I have $1,000,000 net in my accounts. I can see the figures on my financial statement, I can hear my financial advisor telling me how well I’m doing, and I feel happy, prosperous and accomplished.”

Just this one little change will make a huge difference in your manifestation results, because you’ll begin vibrating on a level the universe can understand.

You can learn more here: The Daily Manifestation Meditation

To your success,
Michael Stevenson

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Location:Transform Destiny, Tustin, CA

Warning: New way for kids to get high… over the internet

Monday, July 19th, 2010

I just came across this video about a new trend among teens, called I-Dosing.

I-Dosing allows kids to get high over the internet, using their computer or MP3 player.

They download the MP3 and listen to it through headphones and it induces drug-like effects.

As silly as this sounds, I’m very familiar with this technology.

It’s called binaural beats, and it has been around since the early 70’s. It’s well-established science.

I sometimes use it in my practice and at home, and I actually have two binarual beat machines for my kids (though, they obviously don’t have a “high” setting).

This is definitely something to keep an eye out for.  Even though it’s not “chemical,” this is still very, very dangerous.

Here’s the news clip:

If you have any questions about the technology of it, just ask. I’m quite familiar with it as a therapeutic tool.


The Tiger Woods affairs – Could it have been avoided?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Check out my new, free, mini eBook just released today:

Lost in the Woods: How Tiger Could Have Stayed a Champion

It’s free, so feel free to send a copy to anyone interested.  🙂

How Masterlock taught Houdini a lesson about the unconscious mind

Monday, October 5th, 2009

When people ask me what hypnosis can be used for, I have a hard time pinning it down, because it can literally be used in all areas of life.

It can be used for everything from smoking to weightloss, nail biting to fears, and can even be effective for improving your performance on a hobby.

In fact, when I think about the benefits of hypnosis, I’m often reminded of the story of Houdini, the greatest escape-artist of all time.

Houdini was famous for being able to pick any lock in the world. In fact, he had a standing challenge to anyone that could make a lock that he couldn’t pick.

One day, the Masterlock company decided to take him up on his challenge.

They said that they had developed a lock that was impossible to pick, and if it was fastened to a barrier, it would be impenetrable.

Houdini, never being one to walk away from a challenge, told his challengers, “I can get inside whatever you have locked. No matter how sturdy your lock may be, I can get through it.”

This was a bit of a bold claim, but he knew he had the skills. It became a wonderful media event.

Masterlock decided to place Houdini in a jail cell, and fasten the lock to the door. The only stipulation that Houdini made is that no one was allowed to watch him pick the lock.

So off into the cell he went. Searched thoroughly before entering, and stripped down to nothing but a pair of shorts, Houdini had one hour to pick the lock.

The camera crews, the reporters, all of the press were anxiously waiting to see if he could actually pick the lock. At fifteen minutes they checked in with Houdini to see if he had made his escape. When they opened the door, to their surprise, they saw Houdini still locked in the cell, desperately trying to get out. By this time, he had broken a sweat and was seriously beginning to wonder if he had the skills to open the door.

And you know, when you think about it, that’s very similar to what some people experience daily in their lives. They can see where they want to go, it’s just an arms length away in some cases, whether that be financial security, or getting their body into shape, or having a fulfilling relationship.

Often times, people can almost reach out and touch what it is that they want, but there is something holding them back, keeping them trapped in their cells of mediocrity or lack. This is where hypnosis works its magic.

You see, if Houdini would have known what you know about the unconscious mind, perhaps he would have been more successful in opening the lock, because after two hours of attempting to break free from this lock, the press came in to find him dripping in sweat, emotionally and physically spent.

Masterlock had won, and as Houdini collapsed with fatigue and fell against the door, it opened without any resistance.

It was never locked in the first place.

And you can’t pick a lock that isn’t locked. So many times, we have these barriers in our life that we think are locked tight. But sometimes, all we have to do is turn the handle and open the door.

What handles do you need to turn on the doorways of opportunity in your life?

The business of changing lives

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Well, it has been five-and-a-half long, satisfying weeks.

Our once-per-year round of NLP trainings, starting with NLP Practitioner, then NLP Master Practitioner and finally NLP Trainer’s Training has come to a close.

After graduation and a few days off for relaxation and reflection, it’s time to get back to the work of spreading the message.

And it really is a simple message: We have the inner-mind tools to change people’s lives, and ANYONE can learn them.

You can learn them to eliminate all the negativity from your life and create happiness, health, wealth and abundance for yourself.

You can learn them to help your family – parents, siblings, kids, whomever – to change their lives for the better.

You can learn them to help others overcome all the obstacles that have ever held them back and charge hundreds of dollars per hour to do something truly amazing.

And you can learn to train others to do all of that and to create immense prosperity at the same time.

The problem with all the get rich quick scams, pyramid schemes and other “opportunities” that have traditionally been available, is the focus. It’s all about the money.

Don’t get me wrong, money is awesome. I love having it, and I love helping other people have it, too.

But money doesn’t make people happy. Study after study of lotto winners will show you that.

What makes you happy is having a purpose in life and working to fulfill it. And when you have that, and you live it with real passion, the money flows in easily and effortlessly.

We’ve got a great new bunch of trainers this year who have adopted my mission to change the world, one person at a time. I want to congratulate them all on an amazing Trainer’s Training. Here’s what some of them said about the event:

“Truly the most intense growth experience I have ever had! I cannot recommend it enough.” -Ryan Camana

“This has been amazing. I feel completely transformed in regards to speaking in front of people.” -Chris Crockett

“I pretty much love Transform Destiny! Michael comes from a place of genuine, positive intention and is committed to his students excellence.” -Ami Izzo

“I entered as a timid, nervous young man, not knowing how to express myself in front of a crowd. I left as a confident, congruent young man with a burning passion to go out and connect with people, spreading the message of love and oneness that will ripple out, creating an unstoppable positive change.” -Chris Rodriguez

“Trainer’s Training has been the best training I’ve had and I commend Michael for his expertise, practicality and care. If you want to transform your speaking and presentation skills to the next level, invest in yourself and attend Transform Destiny’s Trainer’s Training” -Cesar Vargas

“Thank you for taking me to the next level. I look forward to going out and sharing NLP with as many people as possible. I now know that my message will be well received by everyone, thank to this training. Speaking and presenting are now in my future timeline.” -Alisha Camana

“Thank you Michael for an awesome training, for ensuring a supportive and conducive learning environment. Thanks to you, Eugene and Andrew for the quality feedback that caused me to break the boundaries of my comfort zone. :-)” -Alicia C.

It didn’t take them a lifetime of learning to achieve this. It didn’t even take years of schooling, because as we evolve and learn more about the human mind, what we find is that tools can be (and have) developed and discovered to make change easy.

If this notion of changing the world from the inside-out appeals to you, you don’t have to take a big leap and sign up for all our trainings at once (even though you’ll get massive discounts if you do just that!).

If you want, you can dip your toe in and try it out. We have several introductory trainings both live and online. Even if you just want to improve your own life, you should definitely check them all out.

Here is some of what we offer that is guaranteed to change your life for the better:

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My mission is to impact the lives of as many people as I can while I’m here, sending a ripple of change around the world. If you feel like your purpose or mission is to change the world in some way too, come join me and find out exactly how possible that is.

To your success,

Listen to my talk show live on Thursday, May 7

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Join me, hypnotherapist, success coach and trainer Michael Stevenson, to learn more about hypnosis and success on on on Thursday, May 7 from 3:00 PM –  4:00 PM PDT.

Listen to the show and call in with a question to win a copy of my book, Learn Hypnosis… Now!, or a copy of my music CD, Hypnotic Trancescapes! Every caller whose question I answer wins!

The title of this show is, “Changing Your Thoughts for Automatic Success.”

Deep inside, you know that we are all unlimited and capable of anything. We are all born as whole individuals with no bad thoughts or limiting beliefs. We learn those on the path to growing up.

But we can unlearn those things that block us, as well, by changing our thoughts and focus. That’s the topic of this show, and I guarantee you’ll get some nuggets worth their weight in gold.

Make sure you get near a computer on May 7 at 3:00 PM and listen the to the show.

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