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Movie review and the Disney Creativity Model

  Last Friday two friends and I saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how Walt Disney finally convinced author P.L. Travers to give him the rights to make a musical of her book Mary Poppins. It took him 20 years to accomplish the task! The trailers for the movie had me expecting a funny, frivolous experience –…

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So What? How You Can Use This Information

By now you certainly have heard about NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-linguistic Programming.  The reviews are coming in and they all agree…it’s a fantastic guide to running your own mind and being in control of your own experiences! I hope you’ve had a chance to pick up your copy and get started on it.  If not, the links are…

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Discover Your Inner World

Here is another great excerpt from our new book, NLP: The Essential Guide.  The feedback has been awesome, and people are really enjoying getting to try out some processes and learn more about their mind works. I’m so excited for you to get your copy, I couldn’t wait to send out this fun exercise.  It’s a fantastic introduction to how…

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NLP: The Essential Guide – An Introduction

It’s finally here.  After much hype, countless hours, so many months work, the new book, NLP: The Essential Guide is in stores and on shelves.  It’s hard to believe.  It’s really here, and it’s more than just paper. Published by William Morrow/Harper Collins, it’s available now.  You get the book and the matching Companion Site . The site is linked to from…

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Emotions As Passengers, Not Drivers: Choosing & Changing Your State

A long time ago I promised to make a book using Tom Hoobyar’s NLP stories. He and I got a good start on it, and then life interrupted, and Tom passed on. So Susan Sanders, a good friend and stellar NLP’er, and I took the beginnings of a manuscript Tom H had created and turned it into a completed work….

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Contagious Behaviors

“Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas” How our communities- of choice, birth, and chance – both form and inform us. Mom used to tell you to choose your friends wisely.  Gurus advise their devotees to form “sanghas” or spiritual communities.  Now science has put some very precise numbers and reasoning behind these aphorisms and advice. It’s been said…

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Navy SEAL Mental Toughness Training

This is about using NLP to control stress reactions, and I’m going to use new research from our toughest military training as an example of what’s possible. Our U.S. Navy SEALs have the reputation of being the best commandos ever created. A Navy SEAL is someone who has survived the most challenging military training in the world. SEAL stands for…

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Markets Tumble, People Stumble, and How NLP Helps You Get Up Again

Stopping by the office last Friday the phones were ringing and things were hopping. Unusual for a Friday afternoon, that’s for sure, but then interest has been up a lot lately. So I picked up a call and had a great (and to me classic) conversation with someone who, like you, is interested in how NLP could help them next….

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“Why A Little Dirt Is Good”

As we’ve been saying in NLP for decades, our immune systems need to be educated.  An allergy is really a mistake made by a poorly educated immune system (See:  “Heart of the Mind” Chapter 5). Now the New York Times in this amusing article substantiates our position with new research verifying that theory: Babies Know: A Little Dirt Is Good…

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Season’s Best Wishes (except to Martha Stewart)

Article word count 614, average reading time 2.5 minutes Uh oh. Another holiday letter.  If you throw this away unread you won’t miss much.   Just  my story about how Martha Stewart screwed up our holidays awhile ago. We’d had a great year, actually.  Our son Jared (then a teenager) and I didn’t drive each other or Vikki from the house. …

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