Do you know how the pyramids were built? No? Well you're in good company. Even Egyptogists haven't worked it out yet. And yet on a recent trip to a small village in France I stumbled across a man who DOES know. So how did he discover the secret that has eluded the experts for centuries?
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the NLP technique of Anchoring. You can read the original article "Supercharge your confidence" here.
One reader contacted me to say "Anchoring never seems to work for me" so I promised here I would write another article of top tips for better anchoring and explore some of the objections. And this is it.
So what happened when you read the title of this article? If you've got this far, then you ARE reading this article.
It's funny the way our brain plays tricks on us. Our ears and eyes might notice the word "don't", but our brains skip right past it.
When I was at school, our local swimming pool had an illustrated poster of rules which were all "don't" instructions. Don't run. Don't dive-bomb. Don't splash. When you read a list of "don't" statements, your brain takes in a list of "do". No wonder so many kids at the swimming pool were running, dive-bombing and splashing.
Do you sometimes feel you are lacking some inner resource, like optimism, resilience or confidence, that will help you to get what you want in life? Or if you have already been working on your own personal development, do you sometimes find yourself forgetting about your inner strengths, or slipping back to your old ways?
If so, then you might like a useful NLP process called anchoring. Anchoring helps you to access useful memories, feelings or states of mind, exactly when you most need them. It works by connecting these resources to some trigger which will always bring back whichever memory, feeling or state of mind you have associated with it.
What are you listening to, right now? Perhaps you have some music on. Perhaps you can hear the voices of people around you. Perhaps you can hear traffic noise, or even birds singing. Right now, I can hear rain on the roof.
But what should you be listening to? When did you last stop and pay attention to listening to your own brain and body? Your brain and your body are designed for self-preservation, and so we can truthfully say that "they know what's good for you".
According to George Bernard Shaw “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” That's why this Empowering Belief is so important.
Most of us think that we have successfully communicated as soon as we have made our own point. This belief reminds us that the communication is only complete when there has been a response. And the response will also tell us the success (or otherwise) of our communication.
Start the week with an Empowering Belief. I love the story behind this one. When John Grinder, Richard Bandler and Frank Pucelik started to explore how do people who are really good at something do it, they found that beliefs played a huge part in what was achievable.
I have been an enthusiastic gym user for a number of years now, but it hasn't always been that way. I used to hate the gym, and would feel really demotivated at the thought of exercise.
So what changed? Well I offered myself as a case study for three of my fabulous NLP Practitioner students to practise on. The solutions that Dorothy, Vicky and Valerie came up with were fantastic, and long-lasting.
Start the YEAR with an Empowering Belief - we've chosen this one to kick off 2017 because it will help to set you up for whatever you want to achieve in the year ahead.
When you choose a focus, a goal or an outcome, and put your attention on it you will also direct your energy in that direction. It's extraordinary how setting a goal tends to create a chain reaction of events that unfold to help you towards achieving that goal.
You might have seen this quote recently - "You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken. You do not have to try and make everyone happy. For now, take time for you. It's time to replenish."
It seemed to resonate for a lot of people, but one person commented "I'm not sure I know how to!" Does that sound like you? If so, we've put together a short list of five simple ways to take a rest.
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