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How to Grow Your Impact

September 8th, 2018

Wouldn't you like to be a little more persuasive when you need to get other people to take action? One of our most popular one day courses at NLP Canada Training is called Grow Your Impact. This podcast will give you an overview of the three components we practice in that course: listening with full attention; knowing what you want; and using irresistible language to suggest action.

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What thinking inside the box can mean for you

July 1st, 2018

When you're stuck, it can feel like the walls are closing in on you. There's not enough room to move and no good options. You want to think outside the box, but all you can see or feel is the box.

Let Linda guide you through an experience that will change the way you experience the box and it's place in the world. Thinking inside the box is more fun - and more productive - than you might expect.

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It’s not enough to be clear; you need to stay committed to your goals and values

June 8th, 2018

Take a few moments to think about how you get distracted from what you know you want. Then think about the coaching, training or connections who can help you stay on course when the going gets bumpy or something distracts you from doing what you need to do to make what you want happen.

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A Simple Pattern That Will Change Your Life

April 14th, 2018

Take 10 minutes and think about this simple pattern that can become the way you change your life for the better. It doesn't happen all at once, but as you practice this pattern of responses, you will own more of your experience. This is the best way I know to reduce anxiety and conflict and bounce back when the world knocks you over.

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An Introduction to Strategic Communication

February 10th, 2018

Take about 20 minutes to walk through the basics of strategic communication. Learn how communication works automatically and how wanting something specific changes that. Explore why communication is always a part of how make positive change happen. Discover the three keys to being more strategic: 1) know what you want; 2) know what you have in common; 3) know what you don't know. And then walk through the core strategy for involving other people in making the change you want to see happen.

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Prepare for the influence you want to have

December 14th, 2017

Is there a conversation you need to have or a presentation you need to make so that you can influence change? The only reason for communicating is so that someone can take an action they might not have taken without your words. Use this recording to mentally rehearse so that you prime yourself for the state, the connection, and the effect you want to have.

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5 Minutes to Begin to Want Something Again

December 4th, 2017

For many people, this time of year is especially hard because so many other people seem to be clear about what they want. From the kids giving their Christmas lists to Santa Claus to the ambitious co-worker with plans for 2018, other people seem to know what you want. But maybe you don't know. Maybe you don't feel great about yourself or your options, and the more other people make plans, the more it all seems impossible for you.

You're not alone. It's hard to commit to wanting something when you've hit a roadblock or been knocked down once too often or simply become so comfortably stuck that you can't imagine moving. In these 5 minutes, consider some very small steps that might help you shape a goal, however small, that you can commit to so that you begin to move again.

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From Waiting to Watchful to Watch Out World, I’m Confident!

November 13th, 2017

We all have to wait sometimes, and often the waiting makes us feel uncomfortable. It's a small jump from uncomfortable to uncertain, but it's also a small jump from anxious to focused, from restless to energized, from jumpy to aware. Take this journey in less than 5 minutes, and repeat it whenever you are stuck waiting and you want to build your confidence and your ability to take action when the time is right.

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4 Keys to Getting Through Road Blocks on Your Path to Achievement

October 15th, 2017

Let Linda walk you through the four obstacles that block everyone on the path to achieving some difficult, worthwhile thing. As you work to achieve something, you'll find yourself blocked by distraction, by "not enough," by over-thinking and by mistakes. Use these four keys to unlock the roadblocks so that you can achieve what you set out to do - and get to know your bigger self along the way.

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Your leadership is solid when you are self aware and grounded

July 16th, 2017

One of the issues that sits just outside NLP is leadership: NLP is concerned with managing one's one state and performance and influencing others, but it is not specifically concerned with questons about what makes a good leader or how to be a leader while figuring out your own state or strategy.

In this ten minute podcast, we start with a simple (not easy) idea: when you focus on the part of you that knows what you want and is aware of your resourcefulness, then the other parts of you tend to move into the background. In the same way, when you show yourself to be strong, centred, and purposeful, other people will rally around you. You might not think of yourself as a leader, but managing your own state and intention will often cause people to follow you.

This gives you a chance to align yourself with leaders who are both effective and ethical. While others try to look effective and ethical, you can simply be aware that you are already these things. That frees up mental energy for generating solutions to tough problems.

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