“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” -William James.
Stop telling yourself you have limits and actually take action. You’ll find yourself to be as unlimited as I know you are.
Have a great day today! As my friend Jack says, “After all it’s your choice. And I’m going to have a good day, because it’s my choice, too.”
So often, people live life like a pinball game. At birth, you come out of the chute, you bounce off of whatever’s in your way for a while, allowing outside influence to change your course in life, and then, eventually, you fall down the black hole at the end.
It doesn’t have to be that way...Read the rest of this entry »
Are you one of the millions of people who saw the movie, The Secret?
I’ll bet you’ve been diligently wishing for your new life ever since.
Maybe you’re sitting in your recliner with your hands on an imaginary steering wheel trying to attract a new car.
Perhaps you’re going to your mailbox wholly expecting with heart and mind to find piles of money in the form of checks, rather than bills.
Or maybe you’re changing the paintings in your home to attract that passionate romantic lover you’ve been waiting a lifetime for.
The fact is, none of that works.
I’m sorry to burst your bubble. The Secret is an amazing movie, and it’s incredibly inspirational, but they left out one, big, important step…Read the rest of this entry »
Unfortunately, I missed all but about five minutes of the veep debate. Realizing that I’m busy teaching a new group of Master Practitioners right now, one of my Prac graduates decided to help out with the blog by sending me this post about NLP use in the debate.Thanks Todd! -Michael
Like many Americans you probably sat in front of your TV and watched Senator Joe Bidden spar with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in the first and only Vice Presidential debate. Even if you didn’t see the debate you have likely seen clips on the news or heard about how the Governor dominated their exchange.
From an NLP standpoint there can be no doubt that Sarah Palin is trained, at minimum in hypnotic language, and more likely in NLP. She was so masterful in this exchange that it felt like old Milton was right there sitting on her shoulder and telling her what to say...Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever read the work of Dr. Robert Cialdini, you’ll know that social proof is a concept that states that people tend to do what other people are doing.
This was illustrated in one experiment where they posted a lone man on a street corner who simply stood there and stared up at the sky. Dozens upon dozens of people simply milled by the man, paying neither him nor the sky any attention whatsoever.
However, when they ran the experiment with two cohorts staring up at the sky, something very different happened...Read the rest of this entry »
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