A few years ago I was a disgruntled employee running a print company for someone else. I was on a salary so received no overtime pay. I worked all the hours god sent including ‘popping’ in most weekends much to my daughter’s annoyance, as that was my only time with her.
It seemed that there was no way to earn any extra cash as I had no time for another job. Every pay cheque was spent by the time the next one arrived so I had zero savings.
Then I met Mike.
Mike is a hypnotherapist and I met him one Saturday afternoon at an open day at a local alternative health centre. I heard him helping a woman who wanted to quit smoking and as I’m interested in all things psychology I thought I’d have a chat with him. Why not – it was free.
We started having a friendly chat and he asked me a question: “If you had to think of one thing about yourself you’d like to change what would it be?”
Well it came out of the blue so I said the first thing that came into my head: “Make better decisions quicker.” I replied. He then took me through a short question and answer technique ending with putting me in some kind of mind loop – at which time he ‘anchored’ my request. (A technique to embed that idea in the subconscious.)
In total we spoke for about 40 minutes and said our cheerful goodbyes. As I walked down the street however I felt an almost tangible sense of euphoria.
Within 3 months of that experience I had started selling my abstract paintings, something which for 20 years had only been a hobby. I quit my job and started my own business which turned out to be much more lucrative than working for someone – with a lot less hours! Within 18 months I managed to save a hefty sum which I later invested in buying a property to rent out (another business venture). Then I decided to end my 9 years of being alone and set about finding my life partner – which took another year or so (I’m now married).
One productive period of time!
All due to one change. Since then there have been many more changes. I realise now that it’s being prepared to make the changes in my life that actually create the difference I’m searching for, so I make changes often. Sometimes small ones, sometimes larger – either way I never know which will have the greatest impact. So, I get excited by all of them – one at a time. 🙂
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