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How This 19-Year-Old Turned His Life Around To Become An International Speaker

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Rafael Eliassen used to be a janitor who hated his job and never really talked to anyone at all. Every day was a mental struggle for him because he hated his job and the situation he was in, he was stuck. One day, he finally had enough and completely transformed himself and was able to build multiple 7-figure businesses from scratch. Rafael built a brand as a motivational speaker in his early twenties, quickly reaching over 30-million people with his speeches. He then realized that with his new audience and platform he could help and support other entrepreneurs to be successful in their businesses. Here is Eliassen’s story. 

What is your backstory?

I was a depressed janitor who could barely talk to people. The internal battle I had to go through to become a powerful motivational speaker was extreme, but worth every bit of effort I put in. 

Having worked with some incredible entrepreneurs, initially as a high-performance coach, I started learning more and more about marketing and sales. These skills have become essential when helping business owners create rapid growth in their companies. 

What is Your Ambition?

To help as many people live their dream as I possibly can. This is because I am eternally grateful that I’m able to live mine. 

My deepest passion is in supporting others, there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing someone hit their goals (both financially and personally) as a result of working together. 

If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Do not wait to start. The sooner you go, the sooner you get to where you want to go. Business was not something that came naturally to me, but I continued to refine and improve daily. Being great is a result of putting in good effort consistently.

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Learn How 21-year-old Hypnotist, Marczell Klein, Has Become One Of The Most Influential Success Coaches In The World

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Born to a wealthy family in Los Angeles, California, Marczell Klein had everything a child could ask for; money, good food, a place to lay his head, you name it!

Sadly, During the stock market crash of 2008, his family went bankrupt. This came as a massive shock to Marczell’s family and took a significant toll on his parents’ health.

“Back then, I didn’t understand the value of money, and this ended up being the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It motivated me to make money for myself.” – Marczell says.

Today, Marczell Klein is one of the biggest names in the hypnosis / Success-coach Industry, rivaling the likes of Tony Robbins, and in this interview, we will learn how a 21-year-old has transformed the lives of over 10000 people, worked with over 1000 clients and made a positive impact on society.

How can hypnosis help me?

Unsure about how hypnosis will help boost your confidence or change your mindset? 

Marczell shares, ” Hypnosis is a tool that brings about rapid change. I’ve worked on myself a lot to be able to leverage this tool to change people’s lives.

From when we are born till our eighth year on this planet, our brain is in a frequency of brain waves called theta. 

Theta = Hypnosis

Also, because our minds were in this state of hypnosis, it was easy to learn languages and absorb much information. Basically, if we were programmed in hypnosis, then we can be reprogrammed in hypnosis. This is the fastest way to reprogram your mind. “

During his time as a hypnotist, Marczell has achieved a tremendous amount of success, and he’s pushed boundaries in his field and invented groundbreaking new methods like his signature Marczell’s Method which lets him establish an insane amount of self-confidence into an individual in just an hour.

Don’t seek vigor; bring it!

In today’s society, we are told that experience comes with age, how true is this?

Marzcell’s story takes a different path from conventional theories.

When Marczell was a ten-year-old, his family hit rock bottom. This depressing experience changed his mindset. 

At sixteen, Marczell became obsessed with human behavior and studied day and night to figure out how the mind works.

He experimented on himself until he achieved an incredible sense of self-confidence and wanted to share it with the world. 

“I just knew I wanted to help a lot of people at a young age and this thought drove me to learn hypnosis”- Marczell says.

By seventeen, Marczell started coaching his first clients, and he quickly understood that something was missing in his formula.

He realized he was working with the conscious mind, and in order to make quick, long-lasting changes, he needed to figure out ways to reprogram the subconscious. He soon discovered hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. 

Marczell went on to receive a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute(HMI), which is the only accredited college of hypnotherapy in the United States.

Although he’s earned one of the highest certifications in hypnosis, Marczell shares that his most significant achievement isn’t his education, but the experience he has gained in the short amount of time he’s been a hypnotist.

“Usually, people use time or age as a measure of experience. If you do a lot in a short period, you can amass the same amount of experience as someone who’s been doing that same thing for their whole lives.”- Marczell explains

Activate the unconscious

Holding on to memories of horrible events that happened to me is something I do quite often.

In our chat, I asked Marczell how he helps people find clarity and the confidence they require to hit specific goals or tasks they’ve set out to accomplish.

Here’s what he had to say;

“I help them realize that their past is not real. 

The problem is that most of us live with one foot planted firmly in the past and the other tucked timidly in the future—never in the moment.

We should learn that the only thing that’s real is the present and what you do in the present affects your future. 

If you continue to focus on the past, you bring the events of the past into the present, which then takes it to your future. 

You can’t change the past; however, you can change your future by being in the present.”

Giving back to society.

Lebanese – American writer and poet once said, ” You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

Over the past couple of months, Marczell has taught people how to live better, financially, mentally, and morally ( basically, in all aspects of life) on his Instagram profile. 

He’s achieved this through short two to ten-minute videos where he speaks on a general theme, let’s say relationships and then breaks it down into various factors contributing to a healthy relationship.

For those who want to go a bit deeper into the subject of hypnosis, Marczell offers a broad curriculum of courses, and a seminar named limitless, where he teaches individuals how to leverage the art of hypnotherapy to transform the environment around them.

Marczell shares, “I teach the art of self-mastery; this allows you to change your mindset very rapidly and helps you accomplish anything they want. 

Hypnosis is a tool that I teach people, but it’s a tiny part of what I do. My seminars are very demanding emotionally and are also super entertaining and transformational. 

On the topic of my seminars, there is no other event in the world that will give you the type of transformation or education and self-mastery like Limitless. 

Limitless teaches you how to eradicate all limiting beliefs to have a limitless mindset. I believe with a Limitless mentality; you will have a limitless reality.”

Conclusion

Marczell’s Hypnotherapy sessions in Los Angeles is amongst one of the most popular in the nation. He has mastered basic principles that boost success and is self-made at twenty-one years of age. 

The only other entrepreneur in this field to reach this level of success by twenty-one was Tony Robbins. 

I guess it’s safe to say that Marczell is well on his way to becoming the new and improved version of the prominent success coaches we all know and listen to today.

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3 Harmful Ingredients You May Not Know About

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Did you know that the same box of cereal in the US has more harmful ingredients than the same cereal in the UK?

Based on a 2017 article published on the business insider, the United States has different health regulation rules from other countries when it comes to dangerous chemicals added to the food. Many of these ingredients have been banned and deemed illegal in Europe and are still allowed in the US. Some reasons why there are chemicals in our food are for longer shelf life, more flavor, and coloring to make your food more visually appealing.

The fact is that most of the packaged foods we eat whether they’re candies, cereal or tomato sauce could be detrimental to our health. But how bad can it be? Yes, the obvious reason for many is weight gain. But what we may not always be aware of is that the list of issues is longer than just that.

Symptoms of bad chemicals in your food can range anywhere between random headaches, digestive problems, hormonal issues, and even cancer. Yes, many of the foods you might be consuming can cause cancer. Before we start dissecting labels, know that if your cereal, cookies, or any other product you have in your kitchen or snacking pantry has more than 10 ingredients then it’s not worth the try. Also, watch out for hard to pronounce ingredients. When in doubt don’t eat it. 

Before we go into dissecting ingredients, let’s talk about junk food.

Well, you must have heard the Pringle’s slogan “once you pop you can’t stop” and this slogan is not wrong. Junk food is addicting and this is no accident. This type of “food” is loaded with sodium, sugar, additives & preservatives.

Too much sodium leads to heart and blood pressure problems. Too much sugar leads to weight issues, inflammation, and behavioral problems.

Here are 3 top “no-no” ingredients in food labels to avoid:

  1. Artificial colorings: Would you ever eat Play-Doh, or chew on a Crayola? If your answer is no, then perhaps reading the words yellow #40, red #12 and so on are probably a no-no also. Know that when coloring and numbers are found in your food it translates to synthetic ingredients which can cause, skin rashes, nausea, and other unwanted side effects. 
  2. Artificial sweeteners: Such as Splenda, Sucralose, Aspartame, Nutrasweet, Truvia, and Sweet ’n Low. Chances are that all of these are still offered at your local coffee shop or they are in those, diet sodas, and  “sugar-free” cookies. Want a better sweetener option? Look for coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey. The use of artificial sweeteners has been linked to cancer, seizures, and metabolic disorders as some people may not be able to metabolize the artificial sweeteners. In some instances, it can lead to overeating and blood sugar issues.
  3. Sodium Nitrate: Used in red meats to preserve color and flavor. The chemical make- up of this product causes cancer in the stomach, other effects are headaches, vomiting, nausea, and dizziness.

Now that you have this important list, take notice of how your body reacts through the day. The best way is to make a food diary. There are times in which a weird mood or allergic reaction may be related more to the food you consume than just a seasonal allergic reaction.

Are you looking to make changes in your life? Maria Andrade has created a 7 Day Challenge to introduce you to her TotalBodyFit approach to wellness.

This program is FREE and it takes no more than 4 minutes per day to learn and practice.

Sign up here!

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How To Work From Anywhere & Travel The World For Free: With Zach Benson

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The life of an entrepreneur is a very hard and lonely road that most people often quit because of how hard and inconsistent it can be. Sure, there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there but there are even more that are barely getting by or some that are in massive debt. When it comes to social media it seems as if every entrepreneur and influencer is wealthy and happy but that’s not always true. It takes years of hard work and dedication for most entrepreneurs to even be able to hit the 6 figure mark. 

To be able to work from anywhere using just a laptop and a phone is the goal every entrepreneur wants to reach, but most don’t have what it takes to reach that goal. Zach Benson is apart of the few entrepreneurs who do have what it takes and more. Benson is a full-time entrepreneur, world traveler, influencer, speaker, and investor. Growing up was a bit difficult for Benson because he had a speech impediment which was the reason why he couldn’t pronounce the letter “R” until he was in his twenties. 

The kids Benson grew up with would always make fun of him for his speech impediment and especially because he looked different. He always felt left out and very different because he was born in Korea and was later adopted by his parents in Iowa, so of course none of the local kids understood his situation. Everything seemed to change for Benson once he found dance. In high school, one of Benson’s girlfriends gave him a “How To Breakdance” DVD and he watched it day and night while practicing. 

In his college years, Benson was traveling and competing in dance competitions. He actually made it onto the popular TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. After all of that, he started teaching others how to dance and he was earning $1,000 an hour for it. Then, one day he hurt his back and the doctor told him he would probably never be able to dance again with his injury. Benson became depressed but he knew he had to do something, so Benson and his brother started growing Instagram accounts for money. 

Then something quite random happened, he had an opportunity to invest his last $10,000 into an Instagram account. He made that choice to invest every last dollar of his and with the new account, he used it to grow his client’s accounts. With all of the money he was making with the new investment he kept buying accounts and assets. 

Now, Benson is the founder of Assistagram, an Instagram growth, and marketing agency with an incredible network of 220 million followers. They specialize in the growth of Instagram accounts. He is currently working with some of the most famous brands and celebrities in the world: everyone from Ritz Carlton, Russell Brunson, etc. Benson also specializes in Instagram campaigns that are able to reach millions of people worldwide. He works with Tourism Boards and brings over destination influencers to different countries to create the most amazing content to share it and make that content go viral, which results in lots of exposure, growth and new customers. 

In the past 3 years, Benson has received over 500 completely free nights at the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Luxury brands definitely see the ROI when it comes to Benson. Thousands of influencers, celebrities, and brands trust Benson with their campaigns and Instagram accounts because of the amazing results he is able to deliver in such a short amount of time. Benson is currently one of the best Instagram growth and marketing entrepreneurs in the world.

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