Today’s #FollowFriday isn’t a PR or marketing professional.

He is, however, a very strong voice in the Spin Sucks community. I still haven’t figured out why he comes around, other than to debate me (which I love).

In fact, you’ll see him in the comments all over the web – at Danny Brown’s place, on For Bloggers, By Bloggers, and at Unlock the Door.

Andrea Hypno, aka Hypnodude, aka your friendly Hynotist is from Italy and his English (at least the written part) is superb. We’ve debated politics, life, and Amanda Knox (I’m so fascinated with that story).

He’s a self-hypnotist which, before now, I didn’t know existed. I thought the only hypnotists were the only ones that called you on stage, in front of all your friends, made you fall asleep and then made you do crazy things you didn’t remember after you woke up.

Turns out, that’s not the case.

What he teaches is really about using your subconscious mind power to achieve the things you want out of life. A little bit of The Secret, a little bit positive self-talk, a little bit meditation, and a little bit hypnosis, is how I would describe it.

In fact, earlier this week, he talked about losing weight with creative visualization. I’d add in exercise and good nutrition, but I am a big believer in combining those three things to achieve your fitness goals…and he agrees. He says, “Cut out the junk food and exercise” as part of the process.

A bit of a stray from the normal, but I think you’ll find him fascinating, particularly because he can talk/debate/discuss such a broad array of topics.

You can find him on Twitter, Google+, on StumbleUpon, on his blog, and in the comments here several times a week.

P.S. I couldn’t find an actual photo of him, hence the image I used. Maybe we can talk him into showing us his face?

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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