The Old Man & Me

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Ormond McGill wrote the forward to my Professional Hypnosis Training Manual. What a thrill it was to read the rave reviews he gave my work.

Mr. McGill is the original ethical stage hypnotist, he was also one of the kindest, most decent and gentle souls to grace this Earth. A dear longtime friend and I miss him daily.

I learned much from the old master. Not only about hypnosis, though his teaching in that arena was monumental in my career. But about charity.

Charity goes beyond dropping an envelop into the plate when it's passed on Sunday…

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Power, Influence & Money

And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.
Mark 12:17

I travel the country. I train, teach and meet many people from all walks of life, from every faith.

Every election year I get bombarded with "who are you voting for, Scott?" I usually answer, "I haven't decided yet," because it's true.

I am not a Liberal, Conservative, Democrat, Republican or Libertarian. I'm a Christian. And that simple fact determines who gets my vote.

I have voted for Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians…

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For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5:13

I am old enough to remember our nation before the age of information. The Internet, Facebook and smart phones. A time when human contact was not a luxury, but a necessity.

How did we ever exist before a fax machine? We used snail mail and a land line telephone. The world was more personal then. Banks loaned money on a signature. That was the only collateral required.

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And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages teaching. Mark 6:6

I have been training hypnotists for more than two decades. Spent hundreds of hours attending trainings. What I learned is that quality training goes beyond dispersing information. All training of every kind, must deliver skill, not just knowledge.

My trainings emphasize the four required phases of learning...

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Satanic Ego

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 
Matthew 16:26

I have known no greater torment than my own ego. Like a great hungry beast who must be fed. And the more it's fed, the hungrier it becomes until it consumes all assemblance of human decency.

The need to be important, special, held in high esteem is a normal human emotion…

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Doctrines of Decisiveness

I consult with ministers and pastors of many faiths. I teach pulpit etiquette. How to get and hold a congregations attention, how to make their points more clear, understandable and doable for everyday living. And most importantly, how to encourage the congregation to be participants, not merely an audience.

Recently I was consulting with ministers from five different faiths. During a break, two ministers

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