How Hypnosis Brain Hacking Can Change Your Life with Dylan Counts

How Hypnosis Brain Hacking Can Change Your Life with Dylan Counts Soar Above Success #6

SAS #6: Dylan Counts shares some neat ways to hack your brain and hypnotize yourself in order to embrace a lifestyle change. Dylan explains why hypnosis is an efficient way to immediately create the change you want to see! You’ll also learn why you are likely using only 10% of your brain!

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • How hypnosis works
  • How we hypnotize ourselves daily
  • Mind hacks to be happier, healthier and wealthier
  • The 10% Brain Theory
  • Why some people do absurdly awkward things while hypnotized

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Yury: Hello everybody and welcome to the Soar Above Success Podcast, my name is Yury Vilk and I’m here with Dylan Counts an expert Hypnotist. For over 20 years Dylan has been a student of Hypnosis and a fascinating power of the mind. Discovering how the subconscious works and how easy change can really be.  

For the last five years, Dylan has used this knowledge enhance the lives of hundreds of people in a clinical setting, giving them new insights into their own minds. vanishing fears, supporting personal change, developing confidence, and finding new inspiration in the workplace. Please welcome Dylan Counts.

Dylan thank you so much for being here today. It’s an absolute pleasure having you on the show.

Dylan: Thank you for having me Yury, I always love doing these.

Yury: Dylan, I know you have a very interesting background, and doing a lot with Hypnosis. Tell me what got you first interested in Hypnosis. What got you started on that?

Dylan: Back when I was a kid, I mean 13, 14 years old a friend of mine was actually interested in it and started to show me what you can do with it. We started experimenting back and forth, different inductions what we could do with it, how we could change ourselves. We just got more, and more, and more fascinated by it. Just what we could accomplish with it, and it became a passion.

Yury: when you say you can accomplish things with it, what sort of things can you accomplish with it? What are some of those mindset shifts that can occur?

Dylan: Some of the common ones that you hear about a lot are stopping smoking, weight loss, getting rid of fears, things like that. You can actually use it on a daily basis to find better goals, find out what drives you, what are your true motivations and why they motivate you.

Then you can actually use it to accomplish those goals and find better ways to move yourself forward. To get rid of the obstacles, to get rid of the things that keep you from moving forward, and find ways to push yourself forward as well. It’s like hacking your brain.

Yury: Interesting, is this something I can do that will have immediate effects? Or is this a long term strategy approach where I have to sit there and do every single week, or every single month, what’s the frequency on this?

Dylan: That actually depends on the change you want to make. If you want to make a quick change, say get rid of a fear. That can be instantaneous. That can happen anywhere between a half an hour and 40 minutes. It just depends on the fear and what causes it.

For some of the visionaries that you hear about, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Spoon Jots, the ones that drive themselves and create new innovations every day. They actually hypnotize themselves on a daily basis.

They visualize those goals, and hypnotize themselves to find those goals. They don’t call it hypnosis; they don’t even know they are hypnotizing themselves. It does happen, it happens regularly.

Yury: You mean to tell me, if I get good at this, and start practicing you call it hypnosis, or meditation. Bill Gates, or Warren Buffet, what they decide to call it. If I practice every day I can get good at hypnosis, and believe in things I never believed in before?

Dylan: My favorite example is if you have ever been on a road trip, your driving hundreds of miles across country, and you realize you don’t remember the last 10 or 15 miles, you just hypnotize yourself.  

Any time you start binging on Netflix and you realize you watched though 3 or 4 episodes, or even most of 1 episode- you’ve hypnotized yourself. For beliefs, you hypnotize yourself for new beliefs every single day. Every Time you’ve come up with a new belief, you have actually hypnotized yourself into that belief. It’s flat out hypnotism. When you create a belief system, it’s a form of hypnotism.  

Yury: This would have been a great skill to have in College, maybe I even did have it in College. Those moments where I was in class, would stare at the professor and time would just evaporate. I have no idea what happened, when I come to I go wait, I’m in a lecture. They are saying something important to me that maybe pertinent to an exam.

I never paid attention in school to begin with, which is partially why I am on the path that I am on. You’re telling me this is something that happens all the time, we don’t even realize it.

Dylan: Absolutely, every time you zone out, let your mind wander, your hypnotizing yourself. You’re actually putting yourself into trance as it were. Toddlers, little kids, actually not a lot of your viewers might remember Saturday morning cartoons. Kid’s still do it, they start watching TV shows, show after show after show, and they are just mesmerized staring at the screen.

They are hypnotized that why it’s very hard to get their attention. You might need to shout their name two or three times to get their attention. That is because they are in a hypnotic state.

Yury: is the difference between subconscious hypnosis and conscious hypnosis, the latter being able to control that state of mind, and being able to selectively induce it?

Dylan: The induction itself is not all that different. Relaxing your body is relaxing your mind.  Where you take it is the difference between conscious and subconscious hypnosis. If you’re just letting your mind wander, that is subconscious hypnosis.

There is really no purpose with it, you really don’t do much with it, you’re just relaxing that state of being. When you’re consciously hypnotizing yourself, when you’re consciously doing something with it, that’s usually with a hypnotist or a program. Then you are setting specific goals, or setting specific achievements, and it becomes a conscious thing.

It’s the difference between actually stubbing your toe, or subconsciously stubbing your toe. There are different reactions.

Yury: From my perspective I always envision the hypnosis with the guy dangling the watch in front of your eyes. You’re getting sleeeeepppppyyy, and then I will snap my fingers and you will pull your pants down, or something ludicrous that you would otherwise never do. Is that really how it is? What is the process like?

Dylan: What happens with hypnosis like that, with stage hypnosis. Everybody has seen the stage hypnosis making people do funny things. In fact, I just got back from doing one of those in Des Moines Iowa, where the volunteers (this word is important volunteers and I will come back to that in just a moment) the volunteers onstage seem like they are made to do goofy things.

Things that are made to be embarrassing, things that they normally wouldn’t do. What happens when they are in a stage of hypnosis is their inhibitions, their suggestibility is brought up to a new level. They are more suggestible. The conscious logical brain is out of the way and were dealing directly with the subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind likes to please. It’s like a little kid, it likes to please. If you tell it to do something it wants to do it, because it wants to please you. The volunteers onstage will do the goofy things, will do the funny things that have been suggested to them. The hypnotist is directly dealing with their subconscious.      

Now the reason I bring up volunteer, is because a lot of people think you are making them do things they don’t want to do. Especially when you get raunchier stage shows where the people on stage are saying things they normally wouldn’t say, or even having orgasms on the stage. It’s hard to think, why would they do that.  

The main fact to understand is they are volunteers. They are up there and they know they are going to do something goofy. They know they are going to be given suggestions to do something they normally wouldn’t do. Everybody who volunteers to come onstage is a bit of a ham anyway. They like to entertain, that’s what makes them great stage volunteers.

If the hypnosis gives them a suggestion that they don’t want to do, they won’t do it. I’ve seen people just walk off stage. Come right out of a hypnotic state and walk off stage, instead of doing what the hypnosis suggested. It is voluntary, it’s just the suggestions that the hypnotist gives them.

Yury: If you hypnotize me, I sure hope this won’t happen Dylan. I hope there will be no orgasms on this show or no involuntary actions of any sort. We are completely under our own control of our mind, we think. That’s an interesting point, do you have any funny or interesting stories with onstage maybe off stage hypnosis? Things that maybe you have experienced that are in line with that sort of quirkiness?

Dylan: One of my favorite skits, has to do with high school grad parties, things like that. It’s a group skit, it involves everybody on the stage, and it involves Harry Potter. I will give everybody on stage that they are students at Hogwarts, and they have just come out of spells class.

One by one I’ll ask them to tell me their favorite spells, or a spell they have just learned. What the name of the spell is and what it does. The best part is they come up with their own names, they come up with their own what the spell does. Now, the most common ones I see are fire, ice, and things like that. The names that these kids come up with are just fantastic.  

You hear a lot of standup comedians say I can’t write this! Same thing, these kids come up with the most fantastic names, and some of the funniest spells and what they do. I am going to go back to this last show again. One kid came up with a spell, the name of it was ha jajajaji something, and it made people disappear. He took out his imaginary wand and waved it at the audience and said look they completely disappeared. I asked him if he could reverse it. The look of horror on his face of oh crap can I do this. He looks down at his wand, he takes it and turns it over, waves it again, and oh ok there we go.

Virtually every stage skit is humorous. Some of the ones you get are having a puppy on their lap, they are just loving on this cute little puppy and all of a sudden you realize that the puppy just pooped in your lap. The look of EWWW, it’s real for them. The suggestions change their reality. That’s the underlying lesson of hypnosis. You are changing their reality.

If I give them the perception that they are surfing on their surfboard out on the beach and here comes the shark. Even though they know they are not actually on the ocean, they do know they are on the ocean. It is flat out real for them that a shark is going after them. They will scoot their chairs across the stage back and forth in patterns of trying to get away from the shark.     

Yury: So this is real

Dylan: Absolutely real for them.

Yury: I’ve always seen these as stage acts, somebody who sees hypnosis for the first time might think c’mon… they’re not really doing that. They don’t really believe in that, but this isn’t a matter of belief, this is a matter beyond that.

Dylan: You are rewriting your memories; you’re rewriting your reality under hypnosis whether it’s consciously or subconsciously. In fact, one of my favorite examples for a subconscious change is someone who has a daily commute of a half an hour. It’s taken you maybe a few years or a few months to figure out your favorite commute, that takes the least amount of time, that drives by your favorite coffee shop. You’ve developed a pattern, now let’s say there is construction on your commute.

Instead of taking a half an hour, now it’s taking 45 minutes. You’re spacing out during your daily routine and you realize there is construction going on for a few weeks and you really don’t want to deal with it anymore. Subconsciously without even thinking about it, you take a left and take a new route. Now that route may be 10 minutes longer than your old route, but 5 minutes shorter than the old route with construction. You made that subconscious choice, you created your own reality. You did it by hypnotizing yourself, even for split second.

Yury: This is profound, especially from a business owner’s standpoint, or somebody who is an inspiring entrepreneur, or somebody who owns a full blown company. This is a really big deal because this can elicit a huge mindset shift in their own daily routines. This is something we hear about all the time.

I thought this and it came to be. Or I started to dream about that house, and all a sudden I’m living in that house. Or I wanted that car so bad, and now that car is in my driveway. Are these the things we’re talking about? Where the subconscious mind is making decisions and allows us to navigate with our conscious mind being completely unaware of the effect?  Is this what’s going on here?

Dylan: Absolutely. This is a little differently than the Law of Attraction, and What the Bleep Do We Know which you may have heard of before. That’s a separate thing, but not by much. What you’re doing as an entrepreneur or as a new business owner, when you start actively hypnotizing yourself for better goals. Or on a daily basis to take away whatever is blocking you. When you tell your mind I want to get rid of whatever is keeping me from achieving my goals.    

Your subconscious starts to make the changes it needs to make to stop hindering you from achieving those goals. Like I said, it’s like a little kid, when you tell it what it needs to be doing, it will do it. If you don’t tell it to clean its room on a daily basis for example, it will pick up a couple toys and wander off. If you keep telling it clean your room, clean your room, clean your room, then it will start keeping its room clean.

It will get rid of those mindsets that keep you from moving forward. It will also start to create mindsets that will enhance, rather than just getting rid of the ones that hinder it will start to enhance. That part is a daily visualization. You can do that in one session and keep supporting that change, or you can make it a daily affirmation.  

Yury: Where do I start? I have these goals, and I have these affirmations. I am sure everybody who is listening on this show is thinking all right I have these goals, ideas, and things I want to do with my business, but where do I start? How do I start to get into that flow, that visualization mindset that you mention, what’s the first step?

Dylan: First step is to figure out what you want your goals to be. Make them specific. Just saying I want a better business doesn’t cut it. How do you want a better business? How do you want to make your business better? In what ways do you want your business to be better?

If you’re just saying I want more customers to come in, that is not really going to do anything. You have to figure out what you can do to improve your mindset, and your business that will bring in more customers and business. Make your goals specific and write them down. Make them concrete, make them tangible, and then reaffirm them every day.      

One of the things you can do, is once you figure out what your goals are, is to record them onto a MP3, or a CD. Five minutes of repeating what your goals are, and specific as possible. Five minutes of repetition of what your goals are, and as you’re driving to work, put your CD in the player, hook up your IPod and start that playing. Just repeating over, and over, and over. Just let it be in the background.

That’s how advertisements work on the radio. They are in the background, you’re not really paying attention to them, you’re waiting for the music or the DJ’s to start talking. The advertisements in the background are hitting your subconscious, because your conscious mind is not focusing on them. The repetition of those advertisements is hitting your subconscious, and they are doing a little bit of hypnosis on their own. If you change that, take away the radio, and those advertisements, and make that daily affirmation, make that daily repetition of your goal.

You’re not going to be focusing on those for your whole trip. You will be focusing on where you’re driving, and what you need to be doing for the day. Those going over, and over, and over in the background are going to stick in your mind. You’re going to program yourself, you’re going to hypnotize yourself.

Yury: These things, do they have to be in our control or can they be out of our control like winning the lottery. Because the goal to win the lottery and then go retire on the Cayman Islands somewhere. I am going to spend all my money on the lottery and probably not retire, because it’s out of my control, is that right? Do these things have to be somewhat in our grasps?

Dylan: That aspect yes, on creating and setting goals that need to be realistic, they need to be conscious. For winning the lottery and getting into the Law of Attraction secret and What the Bleep do we know. I actually consider the Law of Attraction and what the bleep do we know as the same thing just on the different sides of the coin. With those that’s actually a little bit different. That’s sort of a metaphysical thing of putting the intention out there into the universe, putting that vibe out there into the universe.

The problem is a lot of people, and one of the guys in What the Bleep do we Know actually put this wonderfully. He’s a Catholic Priest that they interviewed. He said most people have a thin smear of positive thinking over an entire ocean of negativity. That sabotage yourself.

When you’re saying I want to win the lottery. You have part of yourself thinking I want to win the lotto; I need to win the lotto.  On the other side you have old subconscious patterns that say well I’m not worthy. If I win the lotto it will change me for the worse.  So here you have two competing intentions spinning out into the universe. And they end up winning the lotto. The longer it goes on of not winning the lotto, the more the negative is reinforced. Then it’s even less likely it is going to happen.

Yury: That is all about mindset shift, and identifying those areas you start siphoning out negativity and putting it through that mountain of positivity. You have to shift that methodology and that way of thinking that is no longer serving you. I imagine it will do wonders for your business, for your personal life, and everything around you.  What’s one of your experiences with this?

Dylan: Actually, quite honestly, getting into a speaking career. Every day when I get up in the morning I see myself being up on stage in front of people. Not just in front of an audience but looking at myself onstage.  I envision myself onstage, looking out into a huge crowd and making that real for just a couple minutes every day. I make that real, for me.

As soon as I really felt that down in here reality I started getting bookings, I started getting leads, I started getting interests. I set my goals, I made myself set goals that were realistic first. A book I have coming out pretty soon, I set myself every day for a certain amount of time every day I wrote in the book. I wrote another chapter, or I wrote another thousand words. I made my goals realistic, I made them tangible, and I worked my way through it. All of a sudden the book is done.  

Same thing with speaking. I set out my goals every day of making cold calls, of making 40 cold calls a day. Now I get rejected 39/40 times, that is kind of the problem with cold calls. It’s not the only advertising I do that works. I’ll use my network, and go hey do you know somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody who might be looking for a speaker?  

Once I started really seeing that, seeing myself in front of a crowd with a specific message that I wanted to get across. Not just get in front of a crowd and talk, but I want to get this specific message to people. Once I had that in my head, in my heart, and throughout my entire being things started to happen.  

Yury: so it’s all about how you perceive how you want your reality to be. You shifted your focus and actually started attaining. Congratulations, that’s a really big accomplishment. Writing a book in no easy feat, I know there have been many people on the show who have written books, and it is very cumbersome. I have yet to write my book, but I am loathing that day that I need to sit down and write to that extent. It’s a lot of work. Congratulations on getting that done, it’s a huge step.    

Getting in front of an audience, actually visualizing that and now it’s happening for you. You’re doing it, you’re a full time speaker. This is something you’ve been working towards; this is really remarkable. I can’t even imagine what type of life shift would have to occur.

Those people that are in the 9-5 and in the grind and doing the whole routine. For them to snap out of it and get into a different mindset and get into a different way of thinking. I think hypnosis is one of those key areas we overlook. There is a lot of noise out there on the web, but no one is actually talking about how you can induce these states.    

Is it similar to meditation? Or is it similar how a Buddhist Monk will get into that beta wave state?

Dylan: It’s slightly different. It’s very close to it, but it’s just slightly different to that beta wave state. It’s basically the difference between driving a Ford sedan to a Chevy sedan. It’s slightly different, but still the same. The intention is different. With meditation you are looking to clear your mind, you’re trying to create a state where you’re not letting your train of thought take you wherever it wants to go.

That’s actually why most people end up starting meditation and then letting it go. They think they need to completely clear their minds of everything and stay with it. They end up after 2-3 days thinking I just can’t do this, so they give it up. They think they can automatically do it and what happens is they still get caught up in the train of thought. They come in and out of a meditative state, once you learn that skill you stay in a meditative state.  


Now, with hypnosis you’re a little bit deeper. You’re out of the realm of meditative and into the realm of subconscious. You can even look at it as up here is your conscious mind, meditative state is right between that state of sleep and awake. Where you can still remember your dreams but you know you’re getting up. And then your subconscious, and it’s basically a different level. You get to those different levels in different ways.   

Yury: Thank you for clarifying that. I definitely understand the difference between the meditative and hypnotic state. So, I’ll be frank. I am trying to get more sales for my business. I’m a business owner, my goal is to drive more traffic, more sales, get more conversions. Why do I need hypnosis to do that if I know the cognitive steps? I know this will be a huge objection for every business owner who’s listening to this. They are going to say well I already have my processes in place. Why do I need hypnosis to do this?   

Dylan: First, let me ask you this. What’s keeping you from doing more every day to find more business? You mentioned earlier distractions. You even used the words it’s really hard to write a book, it’s hard to get into doing that. You said you weren’t looking forward to writing your book.  Why?

That’s what you need to ask yourself. Why are you holding yourself back? What mental problems do you have that is keeping you from moving forward? That is where hypnosis comes in. You can get rid of the conscious batter, train your thought. Talk directly to your subconscious. To the different parts of your personality, to the little sub egos that you have in your subconscious and find out which ones are keeping you from moving forward.

A lot of people have what is called the fear of success. Subconsciously they don’t want to succeed because they are afraid of change and what it will mean. They are afraid of what happens if I have more money?  Will I become different? What happens if I move up in a company, I’ll have more responsibilities. What happens if I make so many sales that I cannot handle the workload?    

These are all things that people have in their subconscious, that almost physically sometimes keep them from achieving. Because of these little insecurities you can use hypnosis and go down and talk to these little egos. You can say look I promise if I become more successful were not going to turn into somebody who is egotistical and obnoxious like we see in the movies. If we get more workload we will find ways to handle it.  

With hypnosis you contact those little egos directly, those little personalities directly that are keeping you from moving forward. Help them understand so you can move forward.  

Yury: It’s almost like you have all these competing little people inside of your own brain, telling you all these different things. I don’t know if you have seen that recent movie Inside Out but it sounds like that is almost what is going on. It’s truly what is going on inside our own brains and inside our own bodies.   

Dylan: That is actually a great example. And in fact, to use that example, rather than just 5 little emotions. If you’ve seen the movie, then you’ve seen all those little memory balls that are floating around. There are hundreds of thousands of them on the racks. Rather than those 5 emotions, imagine that every single one of those memory balls is another little sub personality, another little ego. They all want a chance at that control panel.

They are all created by your subconscious to handle a different situation. They all handle a specific skill, a problem that you’ve had to solve at some point. They weren’t developed to handle the problem in the best way, they were developed to handle that problem in the fastest way. The first time you were ever chewed up by a boss, he’s sitting there ranting and raving about how much you’ve screwed up.  You’ve never been in that situation before, your subconscious will create a sub personality to handle that. Not handle it well, but help you in an anxiety state.

In animals the fight or flight state, it’s instantaneous. It lasts for a split second, they either fought or they are gone. In humans we hold onto that state, that is where a lot of stress comes from. We get to that fight or flight state, but it does not go away because we constantly regurgitate that situation. Your subconscious wants to get rid of that fight or flight state as fast as it can, so what it will do is create a sub personality to handle that moment. My boss is yelling at me, what am I going to do? You may sit there and take it, you may talk back to the boss- not always a good choice, or try to explain yourself.

It just depends on what your past experiences have let you to. Once your subconscious makes a decision, it creates that sub personality. Now that sub personality is there and we have a response for the next time we get chewed up by a boss. Now you have a sub personality that will come up and say this is what we can do to handle this situation. The problem is, like what I said, it’s not always the best solution. Going back, that is a subconscious change that you’ve made, you’ve hypnotized yourself to subconsciously create that little subpersonality or little ego.

Now if you want to create a conscious personality, using the same scenario. Say before your boss chewed you out, you have taken a conflict management course. Now you have subpersonalities, you have learned those skills, and created subpersonalities that are healthy rather than just fast. Now you have a subpersonality that can handle being chewed out by your boss in a healthy way rather than just a fast way. You created a conscious choice, a conscious skill, a conscious mindset. Every Time you purposely create a mindset, you’re doing that. You’re creating a new subpersonality that can handle a situation well rather than just fast.  

Yury: Sure, this is a vehicle to get us there faster, more efficiently. I can imagine these paradigms we create in our brains. These patterns we create; most people are not even reflecting on their own lives.  They are not even reflecting on what they are doing; they are just going through motions on a daily basis.

One of the key areas of entrepreneurship, business owning, is that piece of self-reflection. You have to come back at the end of the day and say OK this is what happened today, tomorrow what can I do better?  The next day is what can I do better for the week, then the month, then the year, etc.? You grow, and get better, and better on a daily basis. For some people it works great, but that could take years of unwinding past experiences and bad patterns. From what I’m understanding hypnosis is a vehicle to get you there efficiently, quickly, and without any of the BS.    

Dylan: Absolutely, that is a great way to put it.

Yury: That is super exciting to hear, because hope is not lost. There is still an opportunity for business owners and anybody who is interested in doing something for themselves to do it, even though they failed and tried a million times. What happens when you encounter failure, and you’re going through these motions? Are your reactions then different?

Dylan: When you encounter failure, it’s a teaching tool that everybody has to deal with. The problem is a lot of people is when they fail at something it becomes negative reinforcement. They think well I failed once so I will fail again, and again, and again. Rather than taking that failure as a learning opportunity.

OK I failed, I failed at something, why did I fail? What can I change for the next time? Either mental pattern or action pattern, what do I need to change so the next time I don’t fail? That’s where a lot of people run into problems, it becomes that negative reinforcement instead of a learning tool.  

Yury: That is a very important point, to reflect on those failures and improve on them. That is really what has been pushing my business forward. Most business owners come to a point, where they got really lucky in the beginning, something interesting happened, or they had circumstances where they were able to start their own business or venture.    

At that moment it was great, but then they encounter hurtles, or walls. That’s really the journey, that’s the whole point. To not consider them failures, but as opportunities to get better, to better themselves, to increase your own potential both physically and mentally. You can get to that next level, without having to sacrifice your own self-pity, or self-worth. You feel accomplished when you get there, regardless how many times you had to drop that ball.    

I remember a quote from Michael Jordan where he failed so many times, and he missed thousands of thousands of baskets, hundreds of games that he failed at before he became an MBA star. He kept going at it because that was his dream, that’s what he wanted. He made it, he is for all intents and purposes the number one basketball player of history.

Now Dylan, this is a very interesting conversation, I love where we’re going with this. I know you have this concept of the 10%, and this is not the 10% of the wealthy people in the world, this is the 10% myth of brain power?

Dylan: You know how we were just discussing how people just show up for the day, or go through the daily their life? Molis Master Vigil is one of my favorite fantasy authors said through one of her characters that most people just show up for the job of life. They are surviving day to day, just going through the motions to get through the day.    

Where this comes in, the myth is that people only use 10% of their brains. That sparked a whole bunch of neurological studies that said no the whole brain is being used. There are neurons everywhere, there are neurons that go back and forth, they all fire at the same time. That’s not the myth, the myth is that you’re only using 10% of the mental capacity that you can use.  

Going through the day to day drudgery, just showing up for life. You’re only using 10% of your mental capacity. Now when everybody lumps up above that 10% on a regular, or daily basis, but in short bursts. Going back to the visionaries, they are the ones that go above that 10%. They use more than 10% of their mental abilities to make life’s reality, or to better themselves.     

Every Time you learn a new skill, the first time you learned it, and it’s hard but you’re pushing though. You’re using within than 10% of your brain power. Your bumping above that 10%. Every Time you encounter something new, and figure out a way around it. Every time you have an innovative thought, your bumping above that 10%, your topping that 10% capability. Rather than just driving down a road at 40 MPH, you’re speeding up above that 40 MPH, and actually getting some power out of your car. That’s topping 10%.

It’s when you choose to use more, when you choose to go above and beyond the daily grind, the daily grudge. When you choose to move yourself above that, then your topping that 10%. You’re using more than 10% of your brain’s capabilities. A lot of people don’t because it takes effort.     

Yury: So if we imagine our brain like a computer processor, when it is only at 10% running capacity it’s got that other 90% to compute. It’s not necessary that we’re only using 10% of our brain, but the 10% of the computing capacity of our brain at any given time.     

Dylan: Right, and most people go throughout their day on screen saver. They don’t even bring up word, or excel, or anything like that. They barely even pull up their email. Most of the day they are on screen saver going through the same routine, over, and over because they are just trying to survive until tomorrow. There is all that other 90% like you said of computing capability, it does not matter what processor is in there. Different people have different sized processors, but if you’re not going to use the other 90% of that processing capability, you’re just using that 10%.

Yury: I am sure if you are listening to this show, or if you are on this show, you’re way beyond that. It’s really hard to go back to that state of mind as I look at people that I used to know, or some people that I was friends with at one point, and it’s like they never really changed.   

When I go back into that mindset, or go back and visit them and hang out with them, it’s like I can’t even relate. It’s ludicrous to think they are still doing that activity at 10% and here I am basically every single day at 90 or 95% of the capacity that I can muster. There is just no going back. That’s the ship, and a key point that you bring up Dylan.      

Once you get to that ship, whether it’s hypnosis or anything else. Once you shift your mindset, and get to that point beyond realizing oh, I suck, and oh, I can’t do that I’m not good enough, and that’s not going to work, and man why did you think of that stupid idea?  Once you get past that sort of bantering, we can take our brains and lives to the next level. You can’t go back to that former state, because you look back and think man that sucked, why would I ever want to do that?

It’s remarkable when you have that shift. Everybody is at different points in their lives., and this will happen at different times in different areas. Hypnosis is such a cool example because even if you’re not in that state of mind all the time. As an entrepreneur both you and I know your mind is always dipping into that 90% realm.

As somebody who is not doing that on a daily basis, and they are only doing the 10%, the mundane tasks. The hypnotic states can dip them into these minds. Give them a taste of what it’s like to be in that successful position, or own a successful company. To have whatever their goals and aspirations are. That’s what I really appreciate about hypnosis, is that you can actually elicit these emotions and states of minds from people, without them ever experiencing otherwise and have them experience it right then and there.    

When somebody sees this for the first time, what is it like? What is that Ah-ha moment for them? Or even for you?

Dylan: It’s different for everybody, because everybody grew up with different experiences. It feels different for everybody. As you know and as most of your listeners know when you have that Ah-ha moment your body feels lighter or feel vibrational or you may feel it down in the pit of your stomach. It’s different for everybody.  It’s also very intense and fleeting unfortunately. It’s a hard emotion to keep because then you’re moving on. It’s just the way we’re wired, but if you can feel that feeling often, it becomes almost like a drug.

The more you have an ah-ha moment, it’s fantastic and you want more of it. You create situations to create more of it. Unfortunately, with a lot of people they have those ah-ha moments here and there, maybe once a week or once a month. Some people only experience it once a year. Unfortunately, then the rest of the time is the same old same old, every day old. Or worse they jump up to that ah-ha moment and then back down again. With hypnosis or conscious behavior control, you can have more of those ah-ha moments.

Another great way to do it is to find every day or every chance you get try to learn something new. Find a way to learn a new skill, learn new information. A lot of YouTube videos I tend to watch are things like baretasieum, smarter every day, the ones that teach you something new every day.  You learn how to do something new every time, or DIY videos. Every time I watch a new one I learn something new and get to expand my knowledge base and I have that ah-ha moment. Learning a new skill or learning new information is a fantastic way to have those ah-ha moments. Not just for me, but for everybody.

When you learn a new skill and you have that achievement, you have a feeling of I just did this! That’s an ah-ha moment. For new or small business owners, every time they create a new way to create something innovative. I just did that! That’s an achievement. I just got 50 more customers walking in my door in the last week! That’s an achievement, that’s a great feeling. When we do things to create more of those feelings, or create that feeling more often it becomes addictive.

Yury: I see the more times you experience it, the more frequency those will occur. Your craving those, your subconscious mind is seeking those experiences out. That’s amazing.  Now Dylan, were getting close to time here.  I want to thank you for being on the show. It has been an absolute pleasure to have your insight and have the information that you have provided everybody.

It really is remarkable to think with a couple steps, minor changes throughout your day to day you can have profound changes on your life. To me that has been absolutely life changing, and something that I’ll be implementing on a daily basis. For those things that I haven’t implemented yet.   

Dylan do you have anything you want to close with, or mention before get out of this mindset zone and get back into our own realities?

Dylan: The biggest thing is: Making a change is easy, what’s hard for everybody is the decision to change. Consciously making that decision that I want to be better. I want to break out of the moment, I want to break out of my daily grind. That’s where most people trip up, that’s where it’s the hardest for people making the decision to change.  

Once you make that decision to change and you say to yourself on every level I want to be different. I want to be better, the rest is easy, the rest is just process.  

Yury: You’ve got to get into that mindset, you have to get into that routine. Dylan, where can we find more information about you? If someone is interested in booking an appointment with you whether it’s a hypnosis session, or an actual speaking engagement where can we find you?

Dylan: For a speaking engagement you can actually find me at so, that will bring up my speaking site. You can find what different programs I have, what they are about, and how to contact me. If you want just a hypnotic session to maybe stop smoking, or to create better habits you can find me at Westminster hypnosis. Just google Westminster hypnosis, or I’m right here in Westminster Colorado. I have tons of openings coming up in the next few weeks.

Yury: If you’re interested in finding more about this podcast you can visit WPSoar of course we will provide all the links and contact information for Dylan on our podcast page. So visit, click on the podcast section, and you will see Dylan Counts interview here and please comment below on this podcast either on the YouTube video or you can comment directly on the website at WPSoar. Dylan once again thank you so much for this enlightening session. I almost feel like I went through a hypnotic state, and my whole mindset is transformed after today. Thank you so much for being here and I hope we can see you again soon!  

Dylan: Thank you for having me, I’ll come on anytime you want.


Yury Vilk


Yury is a web entrepreneur, owner and founder of WP Soar. His expertise is in WordPress, Internet Marketing, and PPC. He has been working on the web since 2006 helping businesses achieve their online goals.