By: karengray | December 10, 2018

I want to take a minute and step away from the Holiday theme to talk about something called the Scarcity Mindset. In short, this is the feeling that there is not enough ______ to go around. This perception is stressful and ultimately harmful to our success, and you can let it go.


There are enough jobs, enough clients, enough hours in the day, and enough money for everything you need. Once you fall into the trap of thinking that there isn't enough of these things, then you set yourself up for anxiety, stress, bitterness, and missed opportunities.


What is Scarcity Mindset?

We have all heard some version of the term “Predetermined Destiny”, meaning that what you focus on is what you get. As it turns out, there is a lot of truth in that, and it ha...

By: karengray | June 03, 2018

What Is Self-Sabotage?

Behavior is self-sabotaging when it creates problems that interfere with your long-standing goals. Self-sabotage can be something that you do, like procrastinate overeat, or self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. It can also manifest in the ways that you act, such as low self esteem and low self-confidence. These behaviors and actions may seem helpful in the moment, but they ultimately undermine us, especially when we engage in them repeatedly.


People aren't always aware of their own self-sabotage, since we rarely see ourselves clearly. Often, if you have self-sabotaging behaviors, you may find yourself wondering why things can’t seem to go your way. You may have asked yourself “Why can’t I get a good job?” or “Why isn’t ...

By: karengray | May 21, 2018

Starting our own business was one of the most intimidating things I have ever done, and that is saying quite a lot since I spent eight years as an EMT, and another ten years as a registered nurse - I’ve seen some things!


Working closely with my partner John, we began creating the framework of what Green Mountain Hypnosis would look like. We set up a fee structure, crafted policies and letters, decided on branding fonts and colors, and crafted our logo. We spent hours talking about who we were, and what we wanted GMH to become.


Thankfully, we had received excellent training, not only in hypnosis, but also in how to successfully launch a new hypnosis practice. So when the time came, we were pretty ready. I was confident that we had the skills w...

By: karengray | April 16, 2018

Managing Your Time...

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after another?


At the end of the day do you feel completely sapped and drained of energy, and yet you can’t point to anything you accomplished that had any real significance?


Yes?


Then you are probably confusing the urgent with the important.


The Eisenhower Matrix

President Dwight D. Eisenhower developed the "Eisenhower Matrix." It's a tool for figuring out what's important versus urgent in order to increase your productivity by allowing you to focus your time on tasks that are important but not urgent.


The Eisenhower Matrix allows you to sort your task list according to what's most i...