According to a University of South Florida study 90% of people who quit smoking relapse. I've been a year and half without a cancer stick in between my lips, so I'm justifiably a little proud of beating that statistic. How did I do it?
In 2013 I spent a few months researching the biology of self control and after interviewing several doctors and subject matter experts. Based upon these interviews and my lifelong interest as layperson in the biology of self control, I distilled 20 different uncommon, yet very actionable lifehacks for increasing will power quickly and effectively. I quiet smoking using about five of these lifehacks. I then spent probably 20-30 hours organizing a detailed a multi media guide to self control based upon these lifehacks. Then I released it completely for free (no signup required) on my website, Limitless Mindset. Since I want to help as many people as possible with this information I personally emailed 40 different psychologists in the Denver area and offered to send them this guide completely for free, no strings attached.
I made what I thought was a very safe assumption that these psychologists had clients who would benefit greatly from these kinds of high leverage yet uncommon strategies for self control.
So far out of 41 emailed ZERO have responded.
As someone who makes his living writing ad copy, I always get at least a 10% reply rate.
Here's the websites, emails and names of the Psychologists I contacted.
I always prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt; emails bounce or get lost in junk folders all the time. However, ZERO response from over 40 'mental healthcare professionals' is just pitiful. Doctors don't make money off healthy people and Psychologists don't make money off happy people who are in control of their own lives.
These people aren't necessarily useless as Psychologists; if you are considering hiring anyone on this list check their references very thoroughly beforehand and perhaps consider tying their compensation to meeting some measurable goals you have.
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