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Ask Jeff

Mindset Expert, Consultant, Coach

Hypnotist, Trainer, & Entertainer

The 7 Year Fear

The year was 1989, 
I was living in the Dominican Republic working as a windsurfing instructor.

All was good until…

A witnessed a guy on his windsurfer (15 ft tall mast with sail mounted on a 9 foot surfboard with foot straps) launch himself of a wave face and rotate end over end completing a maneuver know as the “forward loop”.   Mesmerized,  and thinking,  "wow, I must experience that."
With multiple years of windsurfing experience with advanced skills, I was confident I would learn it quickly.


Reality slapped me in the head.  The skill, I soon discovered, was no match for paralyzing fear. 

Am I the only one?  Have you ever felt paralyzed by fear?  
A time when you knew what to do. You knew you could do it, and yet, your body just froze?
If you've felt it, then you know, it's relentless!

That single fear haunted me for 7 long years.  
Year after year of repeated tries, repeated fails, tears, and even, temporarily,
walking away from the sport I loved due to self shame.

Studying everything I could find on the topic of the mind, fear, and sports psychology,
until eventually stumbling upon and audio program by Jose Silva. 
I recall listening to the audios over and over.  It was sometimes a feeling of pure fascination,
and excitement, and at other times a feeling of pure frustration.
Although I was determined to remain highly aware of every word and phrase spoken,
kept finding myself waking up.  I wasn’t tired, so why did I keep falling asleep?
Later I learned that it wasn’t sleep, it was a trance state.  Aka:  Hypnosis / self-hypnosis.

In the summer of 1996,  it was time to go to the 1 place in the US, I knew would provide
the consistent wind and water conditions needed to practice and to succeed.
I walked away from a thriving personal training business,
traveling cross country to Hood River, Oregon, to once again face my fear.  

Back on the water, I looked fear in the face, and this time, this time, I finally prevailed

In those few seconds, my life was forever changed.  From that moment,
I knew in my heart, that if I could conquer this,  I could conquer almost anything I set my mind to.  
It was never about a specific maneuver,  it was about facing an inner demon. 

The hero? The guide?

The hero is in you.  The hero of your story is you!  It’s a super power, we all have access to,  
it’s your guide on the inside.  That quiet Yoda like voice saying… “you can”,  “I believe in you”.  
Although I don’t know for sure whether it’s the voice of god, a guardian angel, the universe,
or something else,  I do know that you already have access to that same Yoda like voice. 


You and I also have a “Dodo” voice.   The voice that belittles you.  The voice that
seems to say,  you’re not worthy, you’re not good enough.  The voice that easily finds a long list
of reasons why you can’t achieve your desire.

The catch…

Know and remember, that you, always have a choice,
of which voice, you choose to listen to.   

Choose wisely, your life depends on it. 

My Mission

To lead by example,
To be constantly learning, growing, and sharing
To bend minds and to transform lives as a Mindset Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Entertainer.
To re-connect people to the Real Magic that surrounds us all.
and to always leave people better than I found them.

An Amazing Journey

It’s been an amazing journey and getting more fascinating by the day. 

I’ve been an instructor and coach for decades. Fitness Trainer, Windsurfing Instructor, Windsurfing instructor-Trainer, Kiteboarding Instructor,  Paragliding Tandem Pilot, Hypnotist, Entertainer,Transformational Speaker, and Mindset Coach.

My pattern over the years has remained much the same.  
See it > Experience it > learn it  > teach it

Thanks to sports and an online business, 
I’ve had the opportunity to live in Cancun, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii, Aruba,
Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, and all over the US.

And YOU?

What do YOU really want?
Can you imagine it!?
Are you imagining it now?
Are you blocking the time (Airplane mode / Do not disturb time) ?
Logging in the hours and doing the work?
Tracking, measuring, scoring your process?
Noting which parts you’re doing right?
Noting which parts you can improve upon?

If yes,  congratulations, you’re creating real-magic!

It’s be said that who we are, is the sum of our thoughts, experiences, beliefs, values, and perceptions.

Maybe a better way to say it:  you become who you decide you want to be,
when you hold the images in your mind and, do the work

I believe that you and I are limitless, even though sometimes it feels like our obstacles are real.
What would happen if you chose to pretend and imagine, to believe,
that those obstacles in your lives are just illusions, and then boldly stepped forward.

Taking that 1st step.

What would happen if you chose to look at things from a completely new perspective?
What would have if you chose to imagine, and then re-imagine it differently?
I think the best word to describe it is: “Imagineering”. It’s the process that creates “REAL-Magic”  

Not the magic of the magician, but rather the magic that lies within you, within me, within us.
Whether it’s via Corporate Speaking, Personal coaching, or entertaining.
I sincerely love learning, growing, sharing. and look forward to sharing with you.

– Jeff Bliss   
Mindset with a Twist™