Have you ever seen the National Geographic show where a hunter in Africa uses a baboon to find water?
I actually think that you can find a short video about it on youtube if you’re really interested.
Anyway here’s what happens.
When a hunter goes on a hunting trip that can take a couple of days, one of the most important things that he has to do is to find water when he’s in the desert.
The program that I saw showed an African hunter who had come across a group of baboons.
There was no obvious watering hole around so I guess he figured that these baboons had a secret watering hole.
So he captured one of the baboons.
He went over to this giant ant hill – we’re talking 15 feet high- and dug a hole in the side of it.
He then took out some wild melon seeds and put them in the hole.
All this was done while one particular baboon was watching his every move.
He then waited.
Apparently Baboons are incredibly curious creatures.
So without being able to resist the temptation, the baboon that had been watching went over to the hole and reached in and grabbed the seeds.
But when the baboon closed his hand with the seeds in it, he couldn’t pull his hand back out of the hole.
That’s when the bushman sprung into action and put a rope around the baboons neck (like a leash).
He then went over to a tree and tied the baboon to a tree.
And then gave the baboon a treat.
Guess what the treat was?
Little blocks of salt.
The baboon gobbled them down.
The bushman left him there for hours- maybe even overnight.
The following day the bushman came back.
He was trying to determine how thirsty the baboon was.
When the bushman decided that the baboon was thirsty enough, he took the leash off and the baboon took off.
And the bushman ran after him.
Right to one of the most beautiful watering holes that you’ll ever see.
Water problem solved.
Now, here’s something to think about. What got the baboon into trouble was the fact that he was holding onto something that wasn’t helping him at all.
And it occurred to me that in working with the clients that I do, this is an all too common problem.
They’re holding onto something – usually an idea about how to influence and persuade people- that they just can’t let go of.
It could be because the idea that they’re holding onto worked for them once, and now they try to make it work for every situation that they encounter.
And when it doesn’t work, they blame the person they were trying to persuade, or some other outside “force”.
But let’s face it- when it comes to persuading or influencing, there is no one size fits all.
That’s why I started with 5 hypnotic hacks, to give you a good baseline of techniques to pull from when you were trying to hypnotize, influence and persuade anyone.
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In either case, the sooner that you can start to expand your repertoire of psychological triggers or ‘hacks’, the sooner you’ll be able to master them and dramatically increase your ability to hypnotize, influence and persuade anyone.
Until then have a great day and I’ll write again soon.
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