Hypnotherapy with Norman Plotkin

Hypnotherapy with Norman Plotkin

Author, Speaker, Hypnotherapist, Coach- Norman Plotkin spent 25 years in Sacramento as a consultant and lobbyist working in, around and for the California State Legislature. He represented fortune 500 companies and trade associations in the medical, automotive, energy and petroleum industries.

Surviving cancer in his forties his journey awakened in him a desire to be in service to others and opened his eyes to the notion that sometimes tragedy through the right lens can be seen as a gift.  

Now practicing Hypnotherapy in Sacramento, CA, Norm has an emphasis in medical and dental hypnotherapy as well as habit control and stress management, among other issues.

On Today’s Podcast Here is What you will Learn

  • Self talk and our unconscious mind
  • A Practical approach to mindfulness and meditation
  • The power behind the subconscious
  • What are the seven steps to self mastery
  • How does hypnotherapy work?

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A 7-Step Process for Dealing With Failure and Other Setbacks

A 7-Step Process for Dealing With Failure and Other Setbacks

You can accomplish anything if you’re willing to fail along the way. Failure is a consistent part of success. The most successful people fail far more often than the least successful people.

Life is full of setbacks. The question is whether you allow failure and other setbacks to derail your efforts. Everyone can learn to better deal with these common annoyances on the road to success.

Failure is a funny thing. It feels embarrassing and catastrophic, but that’s rarely the case. You fail every day. When you think your keys are in the kitchen drawer, but discover they are not, you failed. However, you don’t let it bother you. Instead, you just look somewhere else.

Dealing with failure can be that simple. If your first attempt doesn’t work, try something else.

The same can be said for your 30th failed attempt. Most people try a time or two and then give up. They decide it either can’t be done, or the stress of failing becomes too much to bear.

Use this process to overcome failure:

1.  Maintain your composure. Nothing will derail your progress like becoming emotionally distraught or quitting altogether. Undesirable results happen more often than not. It’s important to understand this fact.

When you expect that you’ll sometimes fail, it won’t bother you nearly as much. You simply keep going.

2.  Determine what went wrong. If possible, determine the error in your approach. Do your best to understand exactly what happened and why. If you don’t understand the issue, you can’t correct it.

3.  Maybe you just need to try again. Some things just naturally have high failure rates, like sales. For some products and services, you might face 100s of failures between successes. There’s no reason to fret, just try again. And again. And again.

4.  Alter your approach. It’s important to keep improving your method. No matter how great you are at something, it can always be better. Take a few minutes each day and adjust your approach.

5.  Look for alternatives. Maybe you need to try a completely new approach. There are often multiple ways around any obstacle. Maybe you can find a better alternative. For example, if you’ve been cold-calling for clients, maybe it would be better to:

–  Cold-email
–  Ask people you know for referrals
–  Show up in person
–  Attend meetups or conventions
–  Send postcards
–  Pass out flyers
–  Send lumpy mail
–  If you’ve thoroughly investigated one method, try another.

6.  Sharpen your axe. Sometimes it’s not about how hard you chop at the trees. It’s about how sharp your axe is. Develop yourself each day. Work on your general sales skills and charisma if those are useful. A chemist might brush up on his knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry.

7.  Work on your coping skills. Figure out the best ways to handle the stress and other negative emotions that commonly accompany failure and setbacks.

Keep your options healthy. Calling a friend, exercise, and meditation are examples of acceptable options.

Using drugs, alcohol, or food are examples of unhealthy coping strategies.

You can’t succeed if you can’t handle failure. Most of us are far more afraid of failure than we should be. A failed sales call or 30-foot putt isn’t a life and death matter. The most successful people fail more often than they succeed. It’s just part of the game.

One of the best ways to predict your success is to look at your ability to handle failure. Successful people handle failure without any undo fuss. Just learn and keep going.

 

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A Positive Outlook Leads To A Productive Mind

A Positive Outlook Leads To A Productive Mind

A positive outlook leads to a productive mind.

I make it a point to focus on the positive things in my life. As a result, I am able to create a life that fulfills me!

There are many things beyond my control that I release from my conscious thought. I remind myself to concentrate on things that I have the power to influence. When I take this approach, I get more wins and favorable results.

My days at work are satisfactory because I set a realistic schedule of things to accomplish. Whenever I do this, I feel organized and focused on a specific mission.

I stay away from thinking about responsibilities that I am unable to take on at that moment. My sanity is intact because I allow myself to be in the moment and concentrate on what is in front of me.

My approach always leads to a productive work day.

When I allow my mind to wander, I think about things that make me happy or excited. Doing this pushes me to be creative and find ways to accomplish greatness.

Training my mind to put positive thoughts at the forefront of my consciousness also strengthens my character. My optimism and confidence transform possibilities into opportunities.

Today, my mind is the source of a positive existence that produces good results and a fine quality of life. I celebrate having a sound mind that I am able to use to alter my life in a way that benefits me.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What strategies can I use to keep producing new ideas?
  2. What are some of my greatest sources of inspiration?
  3. How do I keep my mind active to ensure I am constantly creating?

 

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Spiritual Fitness with Dan Edelston

Spiritual Fitness with Dan Edelston

Dan has been in the fitness industry for over a decade and has trained clients of all ages and sizes. His focus is a holistic approach to fitness that utilizes meditation and affirmations to change the way we think and feel about ourselves.

As a result, we not only stay in shape but feel amazing! Dan also has a Masters Degree in Counseling which he uses to coach and empower his clients.

On Today’s Podcast you will Learn:

  • How to Develop a Holistic Approach to  Fitness
  • The Use of Rights Words and Right Speech to Change you Prospective
  • Yoga as a spiritual practice of health and wellness

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A Busy Persons Guide To Making Your Life More Fulfilling

A Busy Persons Guide To Making Your Life More Fulfilling

If your life isn’t as fulfilling as you’d like, you probably aren’t making fulfillment a high priority. To maximize anything in your life, whether it be your health, income, or fun, it has to be a priority.

You can restructure your life and make fulfillment one of your most important objectives. Fulfillment might be a lot closer than you realize!

Get more of what you want out of each day with these strategies:

1.  Identify the things that bring you fulfillment. It’s hard to have a life overflowing with fulfillment if you don’t even know what makes you feel fulfilled. What do you currently find fulfilling in your life? What have you found fulfilling in the past? What other things do you believe you would find fulfilling?

2.  Identify the things in your life that don’t bring fulfillment. What are you currently spending time on regularly that doesn’t really matter to you? Most of our days aren’t particularly fulfilling, so your list of things might be quite long.

Pay special attention to those things that are optional. If they aren’t fulfilling, ask yourself why you do them.

3.  Eliminate as many maintenance activities as possible. Most of our lives are filled with maintenance activities. These are things that are necessary to keep our lives on track, but don’t necessarily create positive change. These items take a lot of time and typically aren’t fulfilling to the vast majority of people.

Maintenance tasks include items like shopping for food and clothes, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and mowing the grass. These items need to be done, but they don’t necessarily need to be done by you.

As your finances allow, consider paying others to do these tasks for you. Use the extra time to find something more fulfilling to do. Unless, of course, you find trimming your hedges fulfilling.

4.  Scrap the unnecessary. Things you don’t need in your life take up time and space that could be better spent on other items and activities.

Go through your house and your schedule and eliminate as many things as you can that you either don’t need or don’t love.

5.  Make time each day for your passion. Everyone’s life gets shorter each day. Avoid believing that you’ll have time in the future to pursue your passions. Begin making time today for those meaningful activities and try to do them every single day.

6.  Have goals for each day. Each day can be made more fulfilling just by making yourself feel like you made the most of it. Most people merely survive each day and have little to show for their time and effort. Have a plan for each day and strive to complete it. You’ll feel great at the end of the day.

7.  Have longer term goals, too. Long-term goals are important, too. They provide an overall theme to your life. When your life is about something, and you’re diligently working toward it, you’ll feel more fulfilled. Most people lack short-term and long-term goals.

8.  Surround yourself with the best people and avoid the worst. You’ll feel inspired, energized, and supported when you have great people in your life. You become a better version of yourself when you have wonderful people around you. Cut away the dead weight and make room for more great people.

To have more fulfillment, you must prioritize fulfillment. This simple fact escapes many people.

Does your life have a primary objective? Most people prioritize surviving, which is important, but rarely leads to fulfillment. Have a higher purpose and make your sense of fulfillment a daily goal. Make the most of each day.

 

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