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The FASTEST way to  shift your mindset

The FASTEST way to shift your mindset

Do you find yourself looking at really successful people and thinking to yourself that you’ve done all the of the mindset work, you follow the best coaches on their podcasts and on Instagram, and consume all of this information yet unlike these people who seem to have it so easy, and success comes so easily you’re still bumping your head against the wall? Then I want you to listen to today’s episode because I’m sharing the fastest way to shift your mindset so you can find results even faster.

1:30 – I’m ready to share the ability we all have that lights me up, hypnosis

3:00 – What happens when someone experiences hypnosis

5:00 – How you are already programming your day, and your identity

11:00 – Using this self-hypnosis positively, the fastest way to shift your mindset

14:20 – Key facts about self-hypnosis

17:00 – How to go into hypnosis

Thanks for tuning in today! I’d love it if you could head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a positive review so we can reach even more people so they can change their lives and that positive energy of sharing comes back to you as we spread this message.

How to create success by working backward from your vision

How to create success by working backward from your vision

If you don’t know me, I’m Penny. I’m a board-certified hypnotist and the CEO of a very successful international hypnosis practice. This didn’t happen overnight, it took some work on my part. Today I’m sharing what I’ve learned, and what I’ve put into practice so I was able to walk away from a six-figure anesthesia job and walk into a multi six-figure hypnosis practice. How holding my vision allowed me to create success by working backward.

1:50 – Let’s start by thinking about your dreams

4:30 – The first step in designing your destiny, working backward

7:45 – Once you have your vision, look at your own talents and what brings you joy

9:00 – Create your success by working backward from that vision

12:00 – Who do I have to be?

15:00 – Getting clear on your vision is how you decide your destiny

Thanks for tuning in today! I’d love it if you could head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a positive review so we can reach even more people so they can change their lives and that positive energy of sharing comes back to you as we spread this message.

Is your former training blocking your success?

Is your former training blocking your success?

Penny Chiasson here, welcome to Design Your Destiny. In today’s episode, I am sharing with you how your past career training could be blocking your entrepreneurial success. 

If you’re like many of my clients you moved away from your previous career because you found a different passion. Or perhaps, you decided to take the skill set you have and want to package and deliver it according to your own values and vision in your own business. There are great opportunities to learn and grow as an employee or solopreneur, but the way of being that makes you successful in those roles will not get you to the higher level of success as the joyful CEO of your life and business.

1:50 – The role internal awareness plays in our entrepreneurial success

4:30 – The question I ask myself to rediscover my true nature as a leader

6:50 – The training and career experience I had to be aware of to shift into my role as the joyful CEO

9:00 – How awareness has allowed me to top blocking my success and shift into creating a life of desire

Remember, self-awareness is not a one time exercise, this introspection is an ongoing practice that is necessary as you design your life the way that you want to live it.

Thanks for tuning in today! I’d love it if you could head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a positive review so we can reach even more people so they can change their lives and that positive energy of sharing comes back to you as we spread this message.

What IS the big deal with Hypnosis? Isn’t it just a bunch of woo-woo?

Is hypnosis real?

This has to be hands down, the number one question I am asked. And in response I have a question (or two) for you. Have you ever slipped off into a day dream? On your drive to school or work do you realize you are there before you know it? During either of these situations have you worried “what if?” or “how will I?” or maybe you were imagining a perfect date. It doesn’t really matter you see, because you have already experienced hypnosis.

Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention where the analyzing, critical factor is less active, and acceptable, selective suggestions are being received. Perhaps you may have noticed you get really great ideas just as you have deeply relaxed, before falling asleep, or maybe while taking a run or drive. You simply became focused in your activity and the critical factor is not dismissing your creative thoughts before they can ‘bubble to the surface’.

The beauty of hypnosis.

When in the hypnotic state we can take advantage of the overtly critical part of the mind stepping back and help people change long standing habits. You see, once we develop a habit it becomes a part of the belief system in the subconscious mind. Then when some of us try to consciously change that habit, the critical factor jumps in the way and says “Oh, no. Don’t think you’re going independent on me. We’ve always had a cigarette in the car on the way home from work. It makes us feel good. You just won’t have a good evening if we don’t have that cigarette,” because that is what the subconscious mind BELIEVES. The critical factor protects the ‘status quo’.

In hypnosis you can stop smoking, end cravings, become more positive, let go of self-limiting belief, even get pain relief. You see, the area of the brain that is active in hypnosis is where all of the subconscious information is ‘tallied up’ so to speak before the critical factor influences conscious decision making. Hypnosis really can change your life.

Can I be hypnotized?

There are countless articles and papers and so on that address this issue. Everyone’s mind is unique. There is no way to measure if any 2 people enter the hypnotic state in an identical time, pace, or manner. What I can tell you is this: if you are of normal intelligence, and you can follow directions, you CAN go into hypnosis. Period. If your hypnotist has done a good job of answering all of your questions and preparing you for your session it will be easy.

Real Stories of Office

What it looks like from the inside

Everyone always wants to know what takes place in the hypnotist’s office. Don’t you? All those secrets no one talks about. Got your attention? Great!

Well I’m not here to spill the beans on my clients, but rather myself. The reality and truth of starting a business while continuing to work a full time job. In my reality I am the primary bread winner, health insurance provider, and financial planner in chief. I’m not the type to ditch my job and jump all in on my new (not so new really) entrepreneurial adventure. Yes, freedom is the goal. But not without income security.

It is impossible to explain the freedom (and sobriety)  that comes from knowing you are your boss. Juggling office hours, business goals, public image and revenue are ALL your responsibility.  But yet there is the liberation of knowing that you DECIDE. Not your boss. You. Because you are the boss. And when you have found your passion, mission and talent that meets the needs of others. It’s all worth it.

It takes work

I sit here on break at my J.O.B. typing this up, as it is where this post struck me. It’s probably going to meander a bit. But that’s the point. This is life when you’re and entrepreneur and have other responsibilities. When my first practice was getting off the ground I put in 40 hours at my J.O.B. and another 20-40 (on evenings and weekends) building my business. Seeing clients, researching, watching and reading hours of  online information learning how to grow my business for pennies on the dollar. Going into debt to start a business is not my style.

That’s why I took everything I learned in Connecticut and started out of the gate here in Mississippi using those same tools. One thing I have done differently this time was invest in myself as an entrepreneur. My time is valuable and I knew that many things in ‘cyber land’ had changed and it would take me many, many man hours to figure it all out. So I invested my time and money in Marie Forleo’s B-School. I am still in the implementation phases (and seeing success already), but I can’t wait to share what I have learned.

Many people pitch their solutions in a way that makes it seem as though hypnosis is a profession where you can be fully booked overnight. While that may be the case for someone who has no other obligations and full weekdays to network and grow the business as opposed to someone like me who currently only has office hours 1.5-2 days a week, one fact remains: IT TAKES WORK. Whether you throw all your money at it just to see what sticks, or you’re like me and are frugal with your dollars, you’re gonna have to work for it. I won’t lie to you. Whether it’s time or dollars, SUCCESS AIN’T FREE HONEY.

Website building, social media presence, in-person networking, public speaking engagements, and telling everyone you know about WHY you want to help people becomes the objective. 5 years ago I was busy telling people about my ‘what’, only to learn it’s my ‘why’ people are actually buying. Add the struggles of learning a new website platform. I REFUSE to pay someone thousands when I know with a little perseverance it is something I can learn to do. Staring at the computer screen until I couldn’t see and using a few words that probably made the screen blush may have been involved. But I did it.

Learning how to communicate your ‘why’ in a way that drives organic traffic to a converting website is the golden goose. I’ve learned about ideal customer avatars and what makes them so important.  It’s important in communicating your ‘why’. People who don’t connect with your ‘why’ aren’t your customer. Don’t waste time trying to convince them. Don’t take it personal. Smile and keep on working it where it will pay off. Those who understand the ‘why’ will book an appointment for the ‘what’ of your business. You have a purpose and a passion. Just like I do. Share it.

Hypnosis is an obscure answer

When I opened my practice in January I had an idea of where I wanted my practice to go and a few ideas of how to get there. But I was so overwhelmed with how much I wanted to get done, it was difficult to prioritize and maintain focus. The answer was a ‘no-brainer’ for me. At the first opportunity I booked sessions with my mentor for hypnosis. After the second session the clarity was amazing and I was on my way. I’ve been able to advance my business while maintaining a balance between my J.O.B. and farm life without beating myself up over the little things.

Most people have no idea about the far reaching benefits of hypnosis. In my local area people are surprised when I answer their questions about how hypnosis can help ordinary everyday people. Then they are even more surprised when I tell them I am on target to go half time at my J.O.B. by September. It’s surprising to them that there are many people out there who know about hypnosis and desire to use it to change their lives. The smallest change can have  major impact on someones life. And yet, just like everything else in life, it’s not for everyone.