Why Your Family Member or Friend Will Never Be Your Coach

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 02-05-2017

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It’s amazing how many people would immensely benefit from coaching, but don’t want to pay for it. They argue that they can’t afford it or wouldn’t want to talk to a stranger about their problems. They think that talking to family members or friends will do the job, because family members or friends know and will understand them.  Here’s why your family member or friend will never be your coach and coaches have tremendous value for the society. Read the rest of this entry »

NLP and Numerology: a Successful Collaboration

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 02-03-2017

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How are NLP and numerology different and complementary to each other?  How can they each and combined help any person understand themself, their strengths, and limitations?  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP Chunking and Negotiation

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 13-11-2015

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I wrote about the usefulness of NLP chunking for memorization and remembering here and for learning difficulties here.  But NLP chunking can be used in any context.  Here’s how it can help in negotiation.
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So You Say Psychology Isn’t Important?

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 05-10-2014

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It’s incredible how many times I’ve heard people [especially in the corporate professions such as transport, law, IT, banking, and a few others] tell me that they were worried about people who take a degree in psychology, because psychology was too wishy-washy, uncertain for the prospect of getting secure jobs on a degree in it, and not as important as were their professions. Of course they’d say that! Their core argument was ‘we need lawyers, we need IT almighties, we need transport, we need bankers, but we don’t really need psychologists’.  These same people would also tell me that the number of people who go for a degree in psychology is the highest of all degrees simply because psychology is the easiest degree to get and if one wants a degree as a passport to a job in any field, a degree in psychology is an obvious choice without too much effort.  But then…   Read the rest of this entry »

How Do You Know When to Ground Yourself?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 01-08-2014

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How do you know when you’re ungrounded and need to get grounded when you’ve never come across grounding before?  Here’re some signs:   Read the rest of this entry »

Happy – or Crappy New Year?

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 01-01-2014

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Here we are past the doorstep of a new year again, but how many of us have actually become “better people” with the clock’s strike of 12?  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Higher Productivity and Efficiency

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 20-11-2013

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Your mind is one of your most precious assets.  You must continually work to increase the quality of your thinking.  So how can you make every minute count in your professional development?   Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Dealing With Rejection, Criticism, Disapproval

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 31-05-2013

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A major source of stress in life is the fear of rejection, criticism, or disapproval.   Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for People Who Don’t Face Problems Well

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 02-07-2012

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If you travel by air, you know that when your plane takes off, the pilot tells the passengers to stay in their seats with the seatbelts buckled.  At times during the flight the pilot will warn “We expect turbulence for a few moments, so please stay buckled up.”.  When you start any new lifestyle, job, business, or transition, you will experience turbulence.    Read the rest of this entry »

NLP and To Do Lists

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 04-12-2011

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Long to do lists are often a challenge for people.  Most people feel demotivated and overwhelmed when they look at a list with more than 10 items on it.  The longer the list is, the more likely we are to focus on the simple tasks we can do the fastest.  We want to start things off quickly. Many of us like immediate gratification for their efforts, and it makes the list look shorter.  So we find the easiest tasks to get us going.  We may have the intention to do some more complex tasks later, but invariably get sidetracked.  And by the end of the day the list looks just as daunting as it did at the beginning.  Sounds familiar?  So what’s the cure?   Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for People Who Ask for Help and Don’t Act on It

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 23-09-2011

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Why do people ask for help, and when they get it, they don’t act on it?

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NLP and Money

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 16-03-2011

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You’re voting with each amount of money you spend.  Spending money is a political act as much as or even more so than casting your vote on election day.  Every time you buy a product or service you’re helping an individual or a corporation to stay in business.  Your vote says that you want that product or service to exist in the world.   Read the rest of this entry »

Dreams, Dreaming, and NLP

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 17-08-2010

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There’re many theories about why we dream.  Dreaming is purposeful, not the result of random brain activity while we sleep.  Dreaming is the unconscious mind’s way of processing the day’s events, sorting through memories, learning from what has happened, and planning the future. Read the rest of this entry »

NLP and Language

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 16-06-2010

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Language is in the heart of NLP and in its very name!  NLP means Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Here I concentrate on the linguistic part of our programming.  Language is the basis of communication of living creatures.  Animals have their language. If language wasn’t important, would people develop and preserve hundreds of its forms?  How is NLP connected with language?  And what tricks can an NLP-lay member of the general public take home from this blog and apply to his/her life?

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NLP for People Who Do Bad Things

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 07-06-2010

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Every terrible act that a person commits demonstrates the NLP principle that even the most criminal behaviour has a positive intention.  This doesn’t mean that we have to pardon criminals. This means that we can help our near and dear learn why they do bad things and they can change their lives.  Read the rest of this entry »

4 Practical Uses of NLP Submodalities

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 25-05-2010

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Here they are.  I hope they’ll benefit you! Read the rest of this entry »

NLP Submodalities: the Little Things That Make the Difference(s)

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 18-05-2010

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I worked with a man in whose coaching process the central theme was how he could use NLP submodalities in his daily life.  So I’m inspired to offer some answers here.  But what are submodalities?   Read on.  All will be revealed – in a language that you’ll understand!

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NLP for States for Presentations, Meetings, Public Speaking, Teaching

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 05-05-2010

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How can professionals in formal education, corporate, and business environments benefit from NLP? Has it ever crossed your mind how different things would be if formal education professionals paid attention to the states of their learners? Read the rest of this entry »

NLP and States

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 25-04-2010

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Have you ever wondered why on some days you feel tired, slow, lazy, unproductive, and hate yourself for it because you feel that the million things that you should do are sanding still and time is ticking?  Many of us have those days.  And many of us feel powerless to do anything about them…  Read the rest of this entry »

The Principles of NLP

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 16-04-2010

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The basic principles of NLP are:  Read the rest of this entry »

Why We Hate Legal & Corporate Documents & How We Can Improve Them

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 14-04-2010

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Simply because they’re confusing. And why are they confusing?  Because they’re vague.  And they’re vague because of the language used in them.  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP [Strategies] for Shopoholics and Other Impulsive Behaviours

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 07-04-2010

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Why do some people shop till they drop? Because they use the wrong strategies.  When you understand your strategies, you will discover the key factor(s) driving (some of) what you do.  Then you will be able to choose whether to make changes to your strategy.  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Arguments

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 02-04-2010

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Why do arguments tend to escalate and nothing gets resolved anyway? I’ll take you through one of many reasons with NLP.  People are different and their differences sometimes show up most strongly in arguments.   Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Not Calling People Stupid

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 29-03-2010

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If you implement this simple NLP approach in your life, it’ll dramatically help you solve problems. Separate what people do from who people are. What does this mean in plain English?  Here’s an example: Read the rest of this entry »