790. Stop Smoking with the Cigarette Whisperer
“I spent 12 and a half years of my life truly wishing I didn’t smoke and buying everything there was, and I kept on smoking. Now I have devoted the rest of my life to help people. I’m not anti-smoking, I don’t care if somebody smokes or not, but I care deeply if somebody wishes they didn’t. All I’m trying to do is help people who wish they could be smoke free, bait free, nicotine free. That’s my passion in life and I’ve been lucky enough to turn it into a career that’s been daunting and exciting and fulfilling.”
Rocky Rosen, known as The Cigarette Whisperer, is considered by many to be America’s foremost expert on getting people free from nicotine. Rocky was a 30+ cigarettes a day smoker for over 20 years, and had tried numerous ways to stop smoking including: nicotine replacement therapy, acupuncture, hypnosis, injections, aversion therapy, nicotine support groups. Although he was able to get some time off from cigarettes, eventually the urge to smoke would reappear, and Rocky would find that he was right back smoking as much as ever. It’s when he learned how to overcome feelings of deprivation and how to use his urges rather than always trying to repress his urges that he got free. Rocky’s innovative teaching will quickly show you how to confront and address your urges to smoke, rather than always trying to deny, ignore, fight, or fear your urges.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“I started smoking on a daily basis when I was 13. My mother was a smoker and she used to let me light up her cigarettes for her when I was 5 because it was considered to be “cute” to see a little kid light up a cigarette. By the age of 22 I had developed a horrible cough. Over 20 years later on June 17th, 1987 I finally made the move and smoked my last cigarette.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
1. Fear stops us from going out and following our dreams. I love the idea that the word fear is an acronym for “false evidence appearing real.” I agree.
2. In his classic book, Napoleon Hill says that growing rich is not just about financial wealth, but inner wealth: Come up with your own declaration, your own plan. Take advantage of every opportunity without taking advantage of anyone.
3. Move forward and never give up. It took Thomas Edison and his team over three thousand attempts before they could invent the light bulb around 1879. People have no idea how close they are to success and too often give up while they are right on the brink of a breakthrough.
4. Open yourself up to the influence of gifted people. When I was 29 I happened on a piano teacher many years older than me who taught me not only about the basics of the piano but about the spiritual aspects of life overall. I would be lost without being able to play my piano today and I owe it all to her.
On His Bookshelf
Smoking? Wish You Didn’t?, Kindle, by Rocky Rosen
Connecting With Rocky Rosen
Rocky Rosen’s Phone: 818-961-6978 (will take calls any time)
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Topics: Overcoming Smoking