Understanding: Understand Your Anchors

Most people have heard of Pavlov and his dogs. Pavlov developed the notion of stimulus response by giving food to his dogs and simultaneously ringing a bell. Repeating this over a period of time meant that the dogs came to associate the sound of the bell with food and would salivate when they heard the bell even if no food was present. Here the stimulus (anchor) is the bell and the response (behaviour) is salivating. NLP takes advantage of this natural human conditioning to help people access empowering states or to let go of negative states. The stimulus may come … Read The Full Article …

Filters: Every Story Is Incomplete… & What To Do About It

“The wise man knows that he knows nothing.” ~ Socrates Strange title, I know. It’s inspired by some feedback I’ve been getting recently. From two people in particular. Two particular misunderstandings. Inspired by people who’ve been inspired. People who’ve been inspired by me – or more particularly by my story. I’m flattered that both people were inspired in some way, but actually, they weren’t inspired by my story. They were inspired by part of my story. That part of my story that they saw, heard or read about. … and that’s the problem with all stories All of these things … Read The Full Article …

Your Own Reality (aka How To Conquer The World)

You are AMAZING. An incredible feat of engineering: complex, fragile and at the same time immensely powerful… You have at your disposal one of the most powerful contraptions known to man. Something that’s yet to be beaten in terms of it’s sheer power and capabilities. … your mind. Control it and you can control… anything. Mwah ha ha ha… Our mind is truly, truly amazing and most of us just take it for granted or at least don’t use anything like its full potential (now that would be impressive) but like the most scary and powerful computer in the universe, … Read The Full Article …

‘Options’ Thinking

People are also motivated by “options thinking”, or the perception that there are many open windows, opportunities, unlimited possibilities, and that sky’s the limit. Seeing one amazing pair of shoes is one thing, but having a lot of different brands and pairs of shoes to choose from is more appealing. This is actually where the “shopping” concept began. What does it mean when people “shop”? It simply means, they go explore many options, “flirt” with possibilities, and choose among the best options until they find the right item and settle for it. People enjoy this process more than they enjoy … Read The Full Article …

Influence Action

One of the most highly effective ways to influence behavior is to simply prompt others to do a certain action or activity. Again, you use words that evoke the very actions that you want them to do or perform. A good example of this is to say, “Try it out”. Remember how store personnel let you try out the microwave, juicer, or furniture before they even ask you to purchase it? That’s a way of influencing action. You can also say, “Test it before you decide”. This is extremely useful when you’re offering high ticket items, or when you’re trying … Read The Full Article …

Habits: How To Learn ANYTHING (by Understanding How We Form Habits – Pt 2 of 2)

This is the second article in this series (well, hardly a series – its 2 articles) looking at how we form habits and why that is something that’s really worth understanding. Before we go any further, a HUGE thanks to Razwana, Yvonne, Joy, Ross, Adrienne, Jeevan and Annie for sharing their experiences in the previous post. Here we have some pretty good examples and I’m confident that the content in this article will answer any questions concerning why things may have happened the way they did in these specific cases (whether these habits were formed for good or not). If … Read The Full Article …