Actually a reflection can be done monthly too as this helps you stay on track
So this is specifically a yearly (or is it annually?) reflection 🙂
And usually we do a reflection at the end of the year as we look back on what we have done, so we know what we can improve upon for next year!
Hence, I will like to invite you to do a reflection too
And you can share with me too if you like
So anyhoo, here’s my reflection for 2019
Let’s start with the “bad” bits of 2019
Well to be honest, there was a moment somewhere in the middle of the year where I felt alone
Like I had no support from people around me
No one was sharing my blog
Nor supporting me
Among other things
I felt discouraged
And a bit lost
Like whether I’m doing the right thing as a hypnotist
It felt demoralising to say the least
I actually felt the jaws of depression nipping at my ankles again
(I’m still human, aren’t I?”)
Some of my friends told me to “get over it”
Or “just do it”
Or to change my blog style
(Cause apparently from a marketing perspective, my blog doesn’t catch enough attention to be share-worthy)
It took me a while to get back and stand tall (thankfully I could)
It was the realisation that very few will want to share a blog post about hypnotism
In fact, there are people, like you, who enjoy reading my blog posts
It’s just that, most of the time, you will tell me in private, instead of sharing in public
Or when my clients meet me and they share with me how their eyes were opened when they read my blog
And they felt hopeful
One client shared how she read… and read… and read for 5 hours straight!!
Cause it was so interesting, and eye-opening for her
That she read from midnight to 5am!
Tip: Don’t read my blog at midnight
The others read my blog and told me how a particular article opened thir perspective on things
It made them realise something important
That was nice, you know
To know that what you are doing is really making an impact in people’s lives
I’m so glad and thankful that you, my readers, my clients, my fans, enjoy my blog posts
And I totally understand the misconceptions the general public has about hypnosis
And hence understand why you don’t share in public
As long as I know it helps one person at a time, I will continue to strive
And write my blogs
That are said to be genuine, honest, open
(I cannot remember what else my readers have mentioned about my blogs, if you want, you can leave a comment or PM me so I can add it in)
That’s my biggest takeaway for the year to be honest
I do have other reflections, but the learnings might not be as impactful as the above heheh
Another reflection I have (Ok this isn’t bad, but it isn’t good either hmmm…)
Is that I didn’t write a book this year
I have authored and published a book each year for 3 years but this year I decided not to
I am writing something though, just that things have gotten busy, and also because I decided to take it slow, I’m taking my time to write it
It already has about 9000 words though hehehehe
It’s partly because I got some physical copies of my 3 other books still in my office that I haven’t sold
And I kind of wanted to sell some more of them off before I published the 4th book 🙂
I only recommend my books if I feel it might help you or interest you though
Hence why I still got quite a few left
So what’s good to me for 2019?
So I counted the other day and turns out I have been interviewed 7 times this year
Woah! That’s crazy!
It sure is
Not all 7 are up on the web yet though
And another interesting fact, is that they all consists of written, audio, and video!
I’ve been interviewed for articles, videos and even podcasts this year alone
And they are by both local and overseas!
So weird, yet cool, at the same time
I’ve also been getting more clients from overseas as compared to last year
And of course, that’s very good
Last year, most of the clients from overseas flew to Singapore to look for me
This year, I did a couple over Skype, Zoom etc
It does open up the potential if I could have enough back to back
Like how I see my current clients you know
Having a day of back to back clients through online hypnosis
That’s so cool~
But of course, meeting my clients face to face is still the best
You won’t have a fear…
The fear of unstable internet connection!
Hey that happened you know ahhaah
I did hypnosis via Zoom with a guy from Europe just over the weekend
And for a couple of seconds, that dreaded message appeared
“Your internet connect is unstable”
Thoughts ran through my mind!
“We are in a regression so will he be ok?”
“I did set up my safety barriers correctly didn’t I?”
“Can he hear me if I speak now?”
Then the message disappeared, his head moved and he replied
I started breathing again and continued
So while it will be great to do a full day of online hypnosis
Nothing beats face to face in my opinion
Another awesome thing is that a few more clients this year are ok to give me a testimonial
As you probably know, not a lot of people will want to give a testimonial
Whether it’s because they are shy, or afraid of people knowing etc
And I’m cool with it
Though it means lesser testimonials overall for people to read
Oh yea, you could check out the testimonials here
And if you do have a friend who is interested, let them read the testimonials and decide for themselves if they want to have a chat with me 🙂
Another cool thing is that I was invited to Mediacorp to share how hypnosis works to an actress and the staff
This is because they will be implementing what I share in an upcoming show!
Someone told me I can call myself a hypnotist consultant already
I’m just glad the misconceptions of hypnosis are slowly being reduce and remove one at a time 🙂
(And no, I’m not going to tell you who is the actress nor what is the show about so don’t ask me about it lol)
Hmm… is there anything else regarding my business…
Nope, cant’ think of anything else shrug
For personal stuff, it’s all going good!
I’ve just crossed a year for my relationship and things are going well!
I mean, if you know my background story, you will know that my lung burst for no reason before
And this has caused a trauma in my life and the lives of my family
Doctors said they have no medical reason for why my lung burst, so just tell me to watch out and take care
That made my mum afraid that my lung will suddenly burst
Hence, she doesn’t allow me to travel overseas
Which I understand cause, if anything were to happen, it wouldn’t be very nice, now would it?
However, once my girlfriend came into the picture, and how we take care of each other, this frees up opportunities for travel
I flew to Mount Fuji and Toyko, Japan in April to see the Sakura Blooming!
That was EPIC
And once more to Hiroshima to see bunnies on bunny island!
And later on in the year, to Thailand and Penang to eat and have fun!
Of course, we saw many things during our holidays hehehe
Life has been awesome to say the least
Although I probably need to start saving money for cough cough… ahem… the future soon…
Wish me luck! XD
I wish you a awesome Merry Christmas for 2019 and a Happy New Year for 2020!
It does make me wonder though…
What’s next year going to be like? 😀