You can’t make ‘em change

By | Blog Original, NLP Weekly Tip

It’s happened to all of us. We have someone in our lives and we want to help them change. Maybe they want to quit smoking, make more money or improve an important relationship in their life. Whatever it is, the story is the same. They tell us they want to change, they have tried to change, and they have never successfully changed. So, what is that about? Can you help them change, and more importantly, should you? One of the…

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The Next Step in Perceptual Positions

By | NLP Training, NLP Weekly Tip, Practice & Processes

Have you ever felt like, even though you understand and have practiced perceptual positions, sometimes they don’t make change by themselves?  Like sometimes you need something else, another bucket than the three standard positions? Perceptual positions are a core distinction in NLP, one that is used in multiple processes and techniques. Our perceptual positions guide our experiences. It is through this key distinction that we form memories, experiences and reactions. But what if our perceptual positions aren’t clear? What if…

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Anchoring for Results

By | Blog Original, NLP Training, Practice & Processes

Anchoring in NLP is a core technique. As the basis of so many larger processes, getting very skilled at anchoring is work that will be so very worth it. You can use anchoring to maintain a state, to elicit a resourceful state, to eliminate unwanted reactions, and as a part of so many other processes. It really is a core technique, without which, I’m not sure you can effectively practice NLP. As NLP practitioners, whether certified or not, our goal…

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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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10 Tips For Building a Strong Client Base For Your NLP Coaching Practice

By | Blog Original, Career & Professional, NLP Weekly Tip, Practice & Processes, Wealth & Abundance

A coaching relationship involves two people. The coach and the client. Last week we talked about what kind of coach you want to be, what you want to specialize in, and how to share what you do with the world. (If you want to read more about that, check out Finding Your Clients)  Now I’d like to talk about the other person in an NLP coaching practice (or any kind of coaching practice) …the client. Your client is the most…

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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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Chunk It Down…A Personal Journey Back to Strength

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Health & Wellness

Are you familiar with 30 day challenges? These days you can find them in almost any industry or focus that you can imagine. And if it’s not a 30 day challenge it’s a 90 day, or 6 month, or 12 month challenge. All you have to do is a quick search online for 30 day challenge and you’ll come up with more results than you can possible explore. Links, images, articles…they are everywhere. (Over 30 million results as of today!)…

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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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