Just Turn The Doorknob

"I knocked and the door opened. But I found that I had been knocking from the inside and I could've opened the door for myself." -Tehuti

Many moons ago, do you remember people asking you "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Do you remember how easily and confidently you would respond? Most people would answer that question eagerly and they would say whatever came to mind.

Doubts and limitations were non-existent. You knew that you could do anything you wanted to do, didn't you? You didn't need anybody's approval or permission.

You knew you could cause things to happen by taking action. Psychologist Richard DeCharms called this phenomenon personal causation.

Personal causation is the initiation of behaviour intended to produce a change in an individual's environment.

After a certain age practically everyone begins to lose his or her sense of personal causation. In other words our sense of self-efficacy is undermined. Undermined by what?

Statements such as:

  • This is too hard
  • This costs too much
  • I'm not good enough
  • They don't want me to succeed anyway
  • If only I had as much money as so and so
  • I don't have that kind of luck
  • I don't have the right looks
  • Don't quit your day job
  • Just be grateful that you have a job at all
  • This is too good to be true

Etc., etc., etc. I deal with this everyday in my Hypnotherapy practice.

Statements like those are the roots of a "lack" mentality and a poverty consciousness.

Million Dollar Question: Is this too good to be true? No, it's not. It's happening to the right person - YOU.

It's a lack mentality and poverty consciousness that leave many people standing there knocking on the door waiting for someone to answer and open it for them.

Sooner or later someone bold, uninhibited, and assertive comes along and stands in front of the same door. But instead of only knocking, he or she reaches for the doorknob, turns it, and walks in. The door closes behind him or her and the people that are standing there start knocking again. They talk and complain amongst themselves about how some people get all the breaks.

They ask ridiculous questions like, "How come he's so lucky?" or "I wonder who she knows. Who gave her permission to go in?"

These people never realize that you don't need permission; you need initiative. You don't get a break; you create breaks.

To be self-empowered is to be responsible.

Be responsible for your actions.

Be responsible for your finances.

Be responsible for your well-being and your future.

My friend, whatever door you are knocking on, realize the doorknob is within reach. Just turn it and step into greatness.

The whole session appeared to be a waste of time.... nothing appeared to be working properly. I didn't lose consciousness. I didn't go into a trance, or at least I didn't think I did, and yet after that session, not only did I stop smoking but I actually enjoyed the process. Allen Carr (an extract from Easy Way to Stop Smoking).

Hi Phil,

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for truly liberating me from the hell I have been living in all my life. I can't begin to tell you how amazed I am at the difference in me since undergoing hypnosis. I am no longer food obsessed. I'm eating only when I'm hungry but even more importantly I am stopping when I am satisfied!

I am actually learning to hear what my stomach has been telling me all along! I can feel the difference between appetite and hunger. I am eating breakfast and enjoying the taste of everything I am eating, savouring each mouthful and chewing my food properly. I leave food on my plate now which I NEVER did before. My husband noticed immediately that there was a difference to my usual eating habits of woofing down my dinner because on the first night I actually (without even thinking about it) put my knife and fork down between mouthfuls. I was the last one finished at the table and that is an absolute first!!! I hadn't told him I was going to see you so he was quite worried and thought there was something wrong with me.

I feel so positive about this and I have to tell you I was completely sceptical that it would work but the change in me is remarkable and has transformed my life and will transform my health and my body. That's a fact!
I am listening to the CD every day and often fall asleep listening to it. Whenever I feel stressed or upset instead of using food to quash my feelings an image pops into my head of the thread and the scissors in my hand cutting the thread and the urge to eat goes away completely.

It is absolutely miraculous and I am completely astounded at my complete and utter faith that this is the answer to my weight issues and the key to unlocking the emotional cage that I have been locked up in. I already feel like a different person, more confident and self possessed.

I am telling all and sundry how amazing this experience is and I know you will be getting some phone calls.

I will also be back to see you to work on public speaking, nail biting and my phobia of cockroaches. My husband also wants to do this to gain confidence so I have given him your website too. He'll be in touch as soon as possible.

Thank you Thank you Thank you

Warmest regards



Tracy N

In all honesty I had my doubts about hynotherapy working for me, even after seeing it work on my partner (for three months before I went) as I had experienced terrible times giving up previously.

I can't stress enough how easy it was, and this from a girl who thought (along with her friends) that I would be on my death bed with a smoke in my mouth.

D.B of Bicton