Creating V4

A thought virus is a thought that can run away with your rational thoughts, infecting your thinking and impacting your life.

The virus of the season

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when stores sell out of Vitamin C, doctor’s offices and Urgent Care waiting rooms are full of coughing people and sniffling kids, and call in rates at work skyrocket! That’s right…it’s cold and flu season. It seems everywhere I look someone is starting to feel sick, in the thik of…

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State management in a crisis

Are you acting or reacting? (State Management through a teenager’s eyes)

My youngest daughter, Hannah, is 17 and has been working on finding her way in the world. She is busy being an entrepreneur and working hard to share her message that yes, one person can make a difference. She is also directionally challenged, so the whole experience of driving has been, shall we say, interesting? Well, in late August 2015…

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What hidden beliefs do you have?

Have you ever had that moment when you say something with very little purpose, just part of a story, and all of a sudden it hits you…a hidden limiting belief you have and when you got it?  Something you had no idea you ever believed, you never consciously thought about it, but when you heard yourself speaking you realized that…

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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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Subtle Skills for Building Rapport with NLP

Subtle Skills for Building Rapport Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming in the Interview Room By VINCENT A. SANDOVAL, M.A., and SUSAN H. ADAMS, M.A. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Mark Hamilton, a seasoned detective, slowly opens the door to the interview room. The witness to the drive-by shooting sits leaning forward in a chair with her head in her hands. Normally, Mark bellows…

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How Our Metaphors Reveal Creative Solutions

Here’s another in our series on metaphors we live by, the ways in which how we describe our lives and situations influences us. The specific metaphors we use, the way we use them and the stories we create with them may limit us, inspire us, or expand our options. Recognizing the ones you use is the first step to understanding…

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Hearing what other people are really saying

Much is made of metaphor in literature and life. What the early developers of NLP did differently was to take the metaphors people used to describe situations literally. Simple as it seems, this was a revolutionary step.  In a conversation with a friend the other day she said “it was a block (stopping her).” Taking her statement literally, I asked…

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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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