My mentor in Hypnosis is Dr. Will Horton – a doctor of psychology and nearly four decades’ worth of practical experience in the field, both from the clinical side as well as the business-building side. His expertise has been invaluable, and in the 7 months or so I’ve been mentoring with him, I’ve seen my confidence in hypnosis rise as well as my earnings, as I’m on track in 2013 to earn FOUR TIMES what I earned in hypnosis in 2012. That kind of rapid growth would have been something that took me years to figure out on my own – if ever.
What’s Your Point?
I realized that my skills and experience in magic give me the experience to offer mentorships to a select few magicians reading this.
Why did I decide on a mentorship as opposed to the weekend “bootcamps” that so many other magic gurus have done in the past?
As I continue to build my new career, I’m still actively performing on the road and I expect to still be doing so for at least a few years. (This is good for you, as I’ll explain in a second.)
Secondly, at many of the weekend “bootcamps” I’ve attended, the organizer will bring in several top experts to speak on whatever topic they are most talented in. It’s a great learning experience for attendees and it’s a great business model for those speaking and organizing the event…
But it has one glaring problem.
Each one of us is different, and rather than getting a canned (albeit brilliant) presentation for one hour on a topic, a mentorship allows the student to take his/her investment in any direction they wish.
Why would I mentor a student on corporate magic if the student has zero desire to go into that market?
Conversely, if a performer has no desire to work birthday parties, I’m not going to waste his/her time…or my time!
Additionally, many of the presenters at these events are retired from full-time performing and now make their living lecturing. That’s fine too, but technology changes, audiences change… in short, what worked three years ago may need adjusting for today.
The way my mentorships work is this:
(NOTE: I feel this is a strength – despite being literally a world traveler and expert in his field, Dr. Horton is the first to admit he has little experience in Pediatric Hypnosis and thus refers those clients elsewhere.)
Before the first call, I will send you a ton of paperwork to fill out – your strengths, your weaknesses, where your career is now, where you want it to be in the future, and more. I’ll also ask you to send me websites, Youtube videos, DVDs, etc – anything and everything that you can send me so I can feel like I really “know” you. (And, and for anyone wondering about sharing their prized material or favorite scripted lines, I will provide a written contract in which I pledge not to use any of your stuff. I never use anyone’s stuff but if it worries you, I’ll sign it.)
This should give you a great idea of what I can offer you.
“OK, Cris, This Sounds Great! How Much?”
Since my hypnosis mentor, Dr. Will Horton, is where I got the idea to mentor from, I decided to look at his fee structure for guidance. Dr. Horton’s mentorship program runs for a full year. His regular fee for a full year is $3,600.
However, because I had purchased so much of his material before, he gave me a discounted rate of $2400 for a year. Already, only 7 months in, I’ve already decided to sign up for a second year.
He also said a second year would only be $1200, because, he has discovered, in the second year, a hypnotist needed much less guidance.
Dr. Horton also confided in me recently that he is thinking of signing up for another person’s mentorship (in a different field) and that year-long mentorship clocked in at $10,000!
But You’re Not Going To Pay That!
You’re not paying $10,000…not even close. I’m not even going to charge you $3,600. Nor am I going to charge $2400. I’m not event going as high as $1200.
My first-year fee is normally $995, but since you are on my own product and training-for-magicians website, it means I don’t have any commissions to pay other people, I’ll take an additional $100 off, making your investment of a FULL YEAR of mentoring with me just $895!
Remember – I’m with you for a full year. 50 weeks of mentoring (I take two weeks off for vacation) and we will work with YOU on what YOU want to get your career to the next level.
Remember, I’m not a Vegas guy (and in my markets, that would be a disadvantage anyway!) nor do I go to the conventions… I just don’t have time because I travel so much. And I’m not on the Magic Café very much, as I feel the negativity is poisonous to a healthy mindset… and I’ll freely admit I’ve lashed out a few times and I regret it… (but I do know how beneficial it is to avoid that kind of stuff!)
What I AM good at is making over $100,000 a year performing mostly in the United States, despite all of the recession talk.
Make the investment in yourself and do what Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and other greats in their fields have done. Sign up for a mentorship today and launch your performing career to a higher level.
Your Investment: $895
Cris Johnson, CH, CT.NLP
P.S. To “sweeten” the deal, by signing up for my mentorship you will ALSO get a 50% off coupon code to save half off of anything on this site for a full year!!
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