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The moment of now is a gift… that’s why it’s called “the present”

Friday, June 15th, 2012

You will never be more ready to achieve your dreams than right now, because your most important resource is time. It’s the only thing you cannot get back.

Get out of your comfort zone and believe in yourself as much as I do. All it takes is a decision and for you to take action right now.

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.  🙂

My Daily Law of Attraction Tip: Pamper Yourself to Better Feelings

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Take some time to pamper yourself today.  Do something decadent.  Really spoil yourself.

You deserve it, no matter what.

Then allow that good feeling to ripple out and manifest greatness in your life.

To your success,

My Daily LoA Tip: How to NOT Live a Better Life

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Don’t ask the universe for “more,” “better,” or “greater,” because those comparisons focus on how much you have now.

If you really think about it, saying, “I’d like to make $50,000 more…” is like saying, “I’d like to make more than the $100,000 I make now.” By comparing, you have to focus on how much you’ve got now, thereby amplifying the attraction.

If you’re saying, “I want a better job/relationship/body/life,” you’re focusing on what you don’t want.

Instead of asking for X “more” dollars, figure out the total you want to make, and set that number your goal.

You’ll see immediate results when you stop comparing to what you don’t want…


PS – For more on this principle and how it works, both at the subconscious level, and with the Law of Attraction, check out my program Empowering Yourself… For a Change

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Five Tips to Attract New Clients Like Moths to a Flame

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

When you talk to potential clients, do you find that it’s an uphill battle to convince them that YOU can help them change their lives these days?

Even though I don’t advertise (and haven’t for years), I still get a landslide of calls each month from people willing to pay me three- to four times the amount that other practitioners and coaches charge in my area.

I don’t say this to impress you, but to impress upon you the fact that YOU can also have prospects practically hunting you down and begging you to take them as clients.

Just imagine your phone ringing off the hook. On the other end of the line are rabid prospects hunting down any morsel of change they can scavenge.

By the time you finish this article, you’ll know what steps to take to run your own successful practice.

Five Red-Hot Tips to Attract New Clients

1. Pick a Niche and Dominate It
Trying to sell to “everybody” is a losing proposition. Sure, large companies like Pepsi and Google can afford to market to everyone, but unless you have a spare billion hiding in your sock drawer, you had better start smaller.

Successful marketers know that the best way to build a business is to have one message and to say it well. You must speak the language of your potential client and inspire them to buy.

Pick a niche that resonates with you. What is your passion? What excites you? That may answer the question of what niche to target.

Once you have a niche, find out what they know, what they love and what they crave, and the speak to it.

2. Become Part of the Niche Community
Marketing and business have changed immensely in the last decade.

It’s no longer just about bottom-line, growth and profit. More than ever before, it’s about connection.

These days, people are hanging onto their money more than ever. They’re simply not willing to give it away to strangers.

We consumers have been burned by strangers running anonymous, faceless corporations with mediocre products and services, too often.

To truly succeed in business today, you have to connect with people.

This means, participate in the niche. Become a part of the community.

Before the Internet, this took a lot of work, going to chambers of commerce, networking events, charity events and more.

Now, thanks to the internet, you can speak to multiple communities in a niche without ever leaving the comfort of your office chair.

Join niche-related bulletin boards, chat rooms and groups. Add people in your niche to your friends lists on your favorite social media sites. Attend local meetup groups and more.

The more you’re seen, the less of a stranger you become.

3. Give More Than You Sell
Surprise! The Internet has changed everything.

People are bombarded with so much free information, they often don’t know why they should pay for anything. People can now go on sites like and get hypnosis, coaching or advice “sessions” for just five bucks, so why pay hundreds?

The good news for you (and me) is that most of that stuff is total junk.

To really rise to the top in today’s business world, you must give. When your niche sees you giving things of high value, they will flock to your offerings over and over again.

The trick is to give without a catch. That’s right, give with no expectation of return. People these days can smell manipulation like a shark smells blood in the water.

The more you give, the more you’re known. The more you’re known, the more you’re trusted and people will be drawn to you.

4. Become a Celebrity
With all this recognition and trust comes an opportunity to take it to the next level.

Joe Vitale (The Secret, Attractor Factor, The Key, Buying Tranes, etc) created his success by embracing the idea of celebrity status. Many people now buy his products, simply because they’re from Joe.

Celebrities are people who are known and celebrated for their successes and contributions, and it’s easier to build celebrity status now than ever.

Start a blog, write a newsletter, build an active group or even a great Twitter feed. Record a regular podcast or vodcast, begin a review site, or collaborate on an independent movie. Write a magazine article, or write a book.

Even better, get a professional photo and video shoot to create the image that you are celebrity-worthy, attracting all kinds of other celebrity opportunities.

These are just some of the things you can do right now that will begin to build your status as a trustworthy, niche-worthy name.

5. Learn Basic Marketing and Business Skills
Finally, embrace the idea of marketing.

Many small business owners I know report that they “hate” marketing. If you hate marketing, then you hate business, because all business is marketing.

If you’re truly committed to making your business successful, then you must be committed to learning marketing.

While it may seem like a daunting task, you actually can learn these tools easily and effortlessly, in the right environment.

In my Inner Circle coaching program, I’ll take you step by step through everything you need to know to be successful as a therapist, coach and/or public speaker.

You’ll learn marketing, sales, tips for total success, how to make a website, how to write a book and more.

Visit right now to discover more and to enroll.

Believing all the best for you,

So, you can’t do what you REALLY want, huh?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

If you think you have challenges, roadblocks or even limitations that hold you back, go watch the video of Nick Vujicic on YouTube and try in vain to feel as if ANY of those old perceptions are real.

Then take some action and make your life your own.

Go to to learn how to take control of your life and truly manifest what you want.

Mending a Broken Heart with Hypnosis… Literally

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

People are always surprised when I tell them I’m a hypnotist.

It starts with a twinkle in their eye, then a curiosity builds. Then, often, they put up their fingers in the sign of a cross and jokingly say, “Don’t look at me!”

People often wonder what the limits really are. Is it just for fun? Can it be used to hurt people? Isn’t it all just in your mind?

All good questions, but let’s look at the last.

The evidence for a mind-body connection has been conclusive for decades now.

Neuro-transmitter, the chemical that shuttles thoughts between your brain cells, has now been found communicating these “thought messages” to all cells. This means that your mind has the ability to speak to any organ in the body.

Deepak Chopra put it best in the late-eighties when he said, “The immune system is constantly eavesdropping on our internal dialogue.”

What this means is, that while hypnosis does start in the mind, your mind has the ability to communicate hypnotic suggestions to any cell in the body at a speed of over 200 MPH.

This was dramatically illustrated in two cases involving heart surgery for two teens, written up in the TIME Magazine article called, “The Hypnotized Heart.”

This article describes two surgeries, one with a thirteen year old girl, and the other with a 14 year old boy. Because of the delicate nature of the nerves that control breathing and heart rate, chemical anesthesia is always a danger. And in these two particular cases, the danger was even greater, due to the deteriorating health of the patients.

So, anesthesiologist Milton Marmer decided to use hypnosis.

Not only did both surgeries go well, Marmer had each teen open their eyes and communicate with doctors in the room while on heart bypass with an open ventricle during each operation.

Surprised? This certainly sounds like ground-breaking, cutting edge use of hypnosis, doesn’t it?

It’s not. The article was written in July 1958.

The fact is, the average person hasn’t been made aware enough yet of the amazing ability of the human mind. And this ability is enhanced to nearly limitless degrees using hypnosis.

In the 1920s, the Mayo brothers performed more than 17,000 deep-abdominal surgeries using no anesthetic, whatsoever.

And, nearly 150 years ago in the 1860s, Esdaille used hypnosis to improve his morbidity rate for amputations from 80% down to just 10% – a feat totally unheard of at the time. Unfortunately, within a few years of his discovery, chemical anesthesia was invented, which was far easier and quicker to use, despite the chemical drawbacks.

The most important thing to remember in your life is that you and your mind are unlimited. You have to fix the realization in your mind that your mind and body are intimately connected and can influence each other on a level still not fully understood by modern science.

The more you believe in your ability to have, be and do what you want, the better results you will get in your life.

Michael Stevenson is a recognized expert in the field of human potential. He has been in the helping and healing profession for over a decade, and speaks routinely in and around Southern California.

To realize and reach your own potential, visit one of Michael’s seminars and workshops, which you can read about at the following page at Transform Destiny’s website.

Why it’s imperative to be “at cause” in 2009

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

As a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, people are always looking to me for advice about how to live your life to the fullest, and to have, be, and do what you want in life.

I’m always happy to share my ideas and philosophies, and people are always thankful to receive them.

In the past, my message was one of hope, and desire.

Now, it has become one of necessity.

The idea of “stability” that we have come to know has disappeared.

Our economy, based mostly on “confidence”and speculation, has crumbled. Our new leadership who promised change in their campaign, are now predicting more of the same, but worse.

Companies that never had layoffs are beginning to let people go by the dozens, hundreds, or even the thousands.

Last week, Microsoft let go of 500 employees, Home Depot shut down a division, the Caterpillar company laid off 20,000 employees. This is just the beginning.

If your idea of “playing it safe” in 2009 is to keep your head down, your nose to the grindstone, and hope to weather the storm at your current job, you’ve got it all backward.

We are moving into a new world mindset. This is not a mindset of career, places, and things, but a mindset of connection, empowerment and action.

In this new world mindset, what is important are the connections you have with people, the tools you have to empower yourself and others, and your ability to be decisive and take action.

Now more than ever, it is imperative for you to be “at Cause” in your life.

What does it mean to be at Cause?

It means taking responsibility for your life — for where you are now, and where you want to be.

It means that no matter what is coming in the future, you are ready, prepared, and willing to take action, have, be, and do what you must to make the most of each and every day.

So that no matter what happens in your life, there will be no reasons (no excuses). Only results.

While other people will be living unhappy lives and blaming it on their employers, the economy, the government, you have everything you need, everything you desire, and more.

If Microsoft, Home Depot, and Caterpillar — three very well-established companies — are laying off employees now, how long will it be before that your story?

It doesn’t have to be, if you’re willing to take action.

You need to disengage your autopilot and take control.

I am certain that NLP is the key to creating incredible connections, empowering yourself beyond any of your current beliefs, and being decisive in taking action, that it is my mission to change the world one person at a time.

That’s why I’m taking drastic measures.

Of all the obstacles (excuses) people give me for not making it to an NLP training, the two biggest are time and money.

That’s why in 2009 I have chosen to be “at cause”and created new opportunities for you.

If money is your obstacle to taking this life-changing training, we have a new payment plan that makes these trainings a reality for you.

Starting right now, just $400 down and $200 a month for 12 months gets you into NLP practitioner training immediately.

Most schools require you to pay in full before coming to the training. On our plan, simply making the down payment and staying on the payment plan gets you into any Practitioner training on the schedule, regardless of whether or not you have paid in full yet.

If, after seeing these astonishing new offers, you are still thinking that you don’t have the time or money, that’s exactly why you need these trainings.  Those debilitating limiting beliefs are what are keeping you from having the time and/or money to do what you want.

After eliminating all of the mental obstacles that have been holding you back all these years, after developing your new money consciousness, and after developing the tools to start a new business as a practitioner in self-help, business, or education, you will have the tools to generate more money and more time in your life then ever before.

If you really want to be empowered, if you really want to be successful, if you really want to be happy in the coming months and years, call me.

I am an expert at helping people get over those obstacles and limiting beliefs, and I can help you.

You can read more about her trainings at, or call us on the phone at 800-497-6614 to discuss your new destiny.

Understanding Motivation

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Are you motivated?

Do you know what kind of motivation you have?

Most people don’t think about it, but there are actually different kinds of motivation – two, to be exact: “Toward” motivations and “Away” motivations.

The common analogy is “the Carrot vs the Stick.”  While that’s a well known analogy, most people don’t realize that it does describe an actual personality trait. Nor do they take the time to figure out which one motivates the people they interact with.

These motivation styles are an example of another NLP Meta Program called Motivation Direction Filter (refer to my previous post on NLP Meta Programs if you haven’t read it yet).

Motivation Direction Filter Meta Program

You can easily find out someone’s motivation direction by asking the following question:

“What do you want in a job/relationship/car/your life?”

Listen to the response.  You’ll find that people will answer in one of the following ways:

Toward Motivation

A “toward” person is motivated toward what they want or like.  They will be motivated by rewards, bonuses and achieving goals.  They will want to know what benefits they will reap by getting the outcome.  Motivate the toward person with a “carrot.”  The “stick” will only offend them and make them angry.

Away Motivation

An “away” person is motivated away from what they don’t want or like.  They will will do what it takes to avoid pain and/or suffering and are often highly motivated by their fears.   Motivate the Away person with a “stick.”  If you try to motivate them with a “carrot,” they simply won’t care.

Of course, things are rarely that black and white.  There are varying shades of gray, even with the Motivation Direction Filter, so you may find people Toward With a Little Away, Away With a Little Toward or Both Toward and Away Equally.

In any case, this is one simple pattern that can greatly increase your persuasion skills.

Discover the Secret Behind The Secret

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Are you one of the millions of people who saw the movie, The Secret?

I’ll bet you’ve been diligently wishing for your new life ever since.

Maybe you’re sitting in your recliner with your hands on an imaginary steering wheel trying to attract a new car.

Perhaps you’re going to your mailbox wholly expecting with heart and mind to find piles of money in the form of checks, rather than bills.

Or maybe you’re changing the paintings in your home to attract that passionate romantic lover you’ve been waiting a lifetime for.

The fact is, none of that works.

I’m sorry to burst your bubble.  The Secret is an amazing movie, and it’s incredibly inspirational, but they left out one, big, important step

How To Actually Attract The Life You Want!

You see, wishing simply isn’t going to cut it.

I’m a firm believer in the Law of Attraction.  We routinely tell our students, “You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want!”

But instead of just wishing, you need to learn to take action.

You need to learn to use your heart and mind in different ways.

Ways that automatically attract what you want to you, and attract you to what you want.

We are entering difficult times.  Unfortunately, the idea of stability that most people have come to understand is crumbling away in your fingers.

No longer can you count on your job or your government to take care of you.

With the rapid decline of our economy and corporate structure, the only way to excel and prosper in the next few years is to learn how to take control of your own destiny and shape your future the way you want it.

But simply watching The Secret isn’t going to help.  You need top-notch mental and emotional tools to help you overcome the mediocrity embraced by our society, turn off your autopilot and soar to new heights you’ve only dreamed of.

I’m not talking about fluffy, feel good, new-age, concepts. I’m talking about real, tangible, tools and techniques you can use now to leap out of the downward spiral and blaze your own trail toward health, happiness and abundance.

Whether you want to start your own business, work with others, improve your own life, or just help your friends and family, with Neuro-Linguistic Programming, you’ll have the ultimate collection of tools you need right now, before it’s too late.

Most NLP Practitioner trainings run $3,000 – $4,000 dollars and take as much as 10 – 21 days to complete.

But our Intro to NLP training is on sale right now, and you’ll learn techniques that will bring you tangible results in just one weekend.

Click the following link to read more and enroll at this special price:

Intro to NLP Workshop
December 12 – 14, Fountain Valley, CA

6 PM – 10 PM Friday, 9AM – 6PM Saturday and Sunday

Normally: $400

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To your success,