“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
-Tony Robbins

John Koenig worked on Madison Avenue, writing ad copy for some of the biggest brands of the day.  His encore career has been that of hypnotist, and John has brought the wisdom of years spent crafting language to influence people over to his work as a hypnotist.  One of the ways he does that is through his “possibilities process,” which is a wonderful way of getting people to ask better questions of themselves so that they can come to new understandings.  That’s what we talk about in this interview.

Because I’m human, I catch myself doing the very things that we discuss in this interview that I know I shouldn’t be doing.  Every now and then I’ll ask myself, “Why is it so hard for me to lose weight?” or “What the hell is my problem?”  Developing the awareness of when we ask these unhelpful questions, and replacing them with questions that will actually move us forward, is an important skill.

If you’d like to learn more about John, or connect with him:

Client services.

Hypnotist training.

Think about what it’s like to be a fat hypnotist.  Generally speaking, consulting hypnotists are associated with the use of hypnotism for weight loss, smoking cessation, and stress management.  There are lots of other uses, some of which are truly incredible, but most clients come for “the big three” that I listed.

In the consulting world, it’s usually helpful for the consultant to model the outcomes that they are selling to their clients.  If you’re targeting weight loss clients, you probably should be at a healthy weight, yourself.  I was overweight when I started in hypnotism in 2004, and my weight just kept increasing over the years.  So, I avoided weight loss clients.  I took them if they reached out to me for a session, because I knew that I was good at hypnotizing people, and I wanted to help folks, but I didn’t get many requests, because the visual impact is really quite simple.  Not inspiring.

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