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All real change starts in the deeper levels of your mind
I was down to my last $4o.oo. My family had not had a holiday for years and it did not look like I was going to save enough money for them to have one I had been working as a stonemason, and working at home trying to improve the property little by little whenever I had the money. It was the same old rut, living from week to week but never seeming to get anywhere. There seemed to be plenty of money in the bank at the time, so I continued buying materials and putting time into construction. Little did I know that there was money in the bank because the bills had not paid for several months. By the time I realized what was going on, it was too late. I was not enjoying my life and to top it off, my family was in debt!
I walked into the local pharmacy to buy something and saw some CD’s on the counter. “Quit Smoking Now”, Personal Hypnotherapy. The cost of the CD was nearly as much as I had in my pocket. I had recently seen the DVD, ‘The Secret’ and was trying to stay positive in my mind regardless of my circumstances. I bought the “Quit Smoking Now” CD.
“At least I won’t have to pay for cigarettes anymore”, I thought to myself.
I was right about that. I kept waiting for the usual anxiety and anger that would drive me to the store to buy more cigarettes. It didn’t happen. I had given up smoking previously, and was aware of how my mind would trick me into getting angry and upset for the sole purpose of driving me back to the shop to buy cigarettes. This is when I realized the CD was working. Even when things seemed to go wrong, I would remain calm and in control. I could feel my lungs beginning to clear up, giving me more energy and motivation.
“These CD’s are amazing”, I thought.
I was still working hard trying to pay off my dept, but felt better about myself and more motivated. I went back to the pharmacy to try out some of the other titles of the “Life Improvement Series”.
“It will probably be a couple of weeks before we can get these titles”, I was told. Not to be put off, I phoned the CD Company, and asked how I could get involved with the hypnotherapy CDs. They were very positive about the whole thing, and in a couple of days there sales representative arrived with a load of hypnotherapy CD’s. I purchased about 40 CD’s and started to sell them at the local markets.
My first day at the market was both rainy and windy. A friend of mine said later that it was the second funniest thing he had ever seen. He walked over to my stall and found me lying on a sundeck chair, in drizzling rain, with headphones on listening to “Happiness and Self Esteem”. I did not sell one CD and the only people who were brave enough to lie down and listen to any of the CDs where two young market helpers. I believe one went on to live a life of abundance while the other is probably famed for her life motivation.
Over the next couple of weeks, I listened to “Creating Abundance” and “Happiness and self Esteem” as I went to sleep at night. The next thing I knew, I had extended my home loan and embarked on a mission to finish off my house finally. Looking back, I do not know why I did not do it 10 years ago.
I was involved in a traumatic train accident many years ago, which had left me with some confidence and anger issues. I could not believe how calm I was feeling. Usually, if things started to go wrong I would get angry and anxious and this attitude would only add to the problem making things go from bad to worse. Instead of becoming upset, I would just continue working, feeling calm and relaxed. At these times I would stop and notice the change in myself. In fact, I have never enjoyed working as much as I do now. Not only was I much calmer, but I was also much happier and (believe it or not), much luckier.
I was still selling CD’s at the markets and selling more and more each time I went. One day a woman came up to me and said,
“I sell those CD’s as well”.
Prior to buying one, I did not know clinical hypnotherapy CDs existed, let alone anyone who sold them.
“In fact,” She said,”I’m Australia’s largest retail seller of these CD’s”
“Where is your stall?” I asked.