How do you create your feelings?

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Practice & Processes, Stories & Metaphors

Have you ever gone to traditional therapy? I’m talking about a therapist that is trained in traditional behavior change, without and current or new modalities to pull from. When I was 15 I went through a rather difficult phase in life. Well, I should be more clear. My 15 was particularly difficult for my parents. I was having a blast!  🙂 Anyway, I was really testing my limits, hanging out with friends, and starting to get into trouble. I was…

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Why Self Improvement Books Don’t Work

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Stories & Metaphors

Self-improvement is a lofty goal that many of us are reaching for. We want to get past our challenges, bring out our strengths, and become the best and happiest version of ourselves possible. For many of us the journey is amazing. It’s illuminating, instructive, and successful. We are able to overcome and persevere, with more joy and ease than we originally thought possible. For others it becomes almost an obsession, never reaching that level of happiness so many strive for….

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Finding Your Clients

By | Blog Original, Career & Professional, NLP Training, NLP Weekly Tip, Practice & Processes, Relationships, Stories & Metaphors, Wealth & Abundance

For many of us, finding clients is the only thing standing between us and success. You may feel your training is solid, your skills are dialed in, and you have accumulated some fantastic successes. Given that, your practice should be full and keeping you busy, right? Wrong. If only practice building were that easy. Regardless of your experience, you still need to market yourself in order to keep a full practice. And for many coaches, marketing is a difficult thing….

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Working with Other People’s Meta-Programs

By | Blog Original, Career & Professional, NLP Training, NLP Weekly Tip, Relationships, Stories & Metaphors

I’m very fortunate.  Business has been busy and growing. While, like anyone, there are bumps in the road, things are all in all going well. In fact, I’ve just added new members to my team. One of them is my daughter!  It’s really cool when you get to work with someone you already know and respect!  I consider myself to be exceptionally lucky in that respect. We are very much alike in some core areas, like work ethic, honesty, and…

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SNKRSWM

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Mindset, Practice & Processes, Stories & Metaphors

The other day I was driving down the highway with my daughter and we passed a nice car with personalized plates. I don’t know what it is about personalized plates, but I always love to guess what they say. Some of the license plates are really creative! As we were coming up on this car I could tell it was a personalized plate (all of ours are a combination of letters and numbers and this was all letters) Once we…

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NLP why we do what we do

Why I don’t care about the why

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Stories & Metaphors

How many times have you wondered why you felt a certain way, why you reacted to something a certain way, or why you weren’t able to do what you thought you wanted to do? How much time have you spent searching for the answer to why? If you are like most of us, you have spent more time than you would like trying to understand why you do something or feel something or think something. It’s a common question, and…

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Submodalities in communication

How your preferred submodality impacts communication

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP Weekly Tip, Relationships, Stories & Metaphors

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my mom and step-dad – everyone processes at different speeds. You see, my mom was a very quick thinker with a wicked sense of humor. My step-dad, brilliant in his own right, was a much slower thinking, processing everything before responding. Unfortunately for my mother, that often meant going days without getting an answer or input on something. My mom, as a quick thinker, was also not always long on patience!…

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What my identity kept me from doing

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Health & Wellness, Mindset, Stories & Metaphors

About 10 years ago my then 9 year old daughter started a yoga business.  She wanted to help kids learn yoga as a tool for dealing with their emotions and struggles in a healthy way. She also felt she could help kids learn a healthy habit without telling them that it would be healthy. A few years later she wrote a book that hit the bestseller lists on Amazon within 48 hours. It was exciting and, frankly, unexpected! I was…

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The virus of the season

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Stories & Metaphors

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 it, or just getting over it.  It knocked me out for a week and a half this year, and that…

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State management in a crisis

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

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, NLP Training, Practice & Processes, Stories & Metaphors

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 she was driving home from having brunch with a friend and she was hit by another teenage girl. She was…

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