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Betwixt and Between: 3 Tips for Better Living During Transitions

December 27th, 2021 · Comments

How can you stay calm, clear, focused and effective when you're in transition?  Use these 3 tips to consider how to be (and how to help someone else) when you find yourself betwixt and between stages, opportunities, or situations.

Tags: calm · focus · clear · adapt · direction

Focus on Strengths (when it‘s hard to see them)

December 19th, 2021 · Comments

This is a podcast version of a workshop on how to focus on the strengths in other people when those people are making it difficult. What can you do when you go into a conversation hoping for the best and find yourself being sucked into irritation or anxiety or confusion? Stop looking at the problems and start focusing on strengths. This podcast will walk you through three ways to do that.

Tags: Fresh Thinking · nlp · calm · mindset · leading · anxiety · focus · coaching

NLP Practitioner Basics:Just Enough Stress

July 18th, 2021 · Comments

This is the 3rd episode in our series on the skills taught in the NLP Practitioner Course. In this episode, learn what it takes to manage stress so that it works for you. The first episode is fundamental to understanding everything that comes after, so make sure you learn about state and mind/body thinking before learning how to use those concepts to manage stress more effectively.

Tags: Stress Management · nlp · self-coaching · focus

Look at Halloween through NLP eyes

October 30th, 2020 · Comments

What does NLP allow us to see happening at this scary time of year? Look at how Halloween reveals the best way to approach our deep fears and find the resources to deal with them.

Tags: language · resource · mindset · anxiety · focus · framing

What you pay attention to will grow

August 1st, 2020 · Comments

It's the kernel of truth at the core of the law of attraction. Whatever you give your attention becomes more available as a pattern to use while interpreting situations. What you give your attention to will grow. It doesn't mean to expect goals without work. It means you can prime yourself to notice opportunity.

Tags: Motivation · nlp · mindset · focus · goal · framing

What do you value and how can values keep you moving forward in uncertain times?

April 19th, 2020 · Comments

Take a few moments to explore a value you hold and how it can make a difference as you face the challenges ahead. We often think of values as things we "should" live up to. It's more useful to think of them as a way of shaping useful goals when we have only a little information about what the future might hold.

Tags: Fresh Thinking · focus · goal

Is it time to sharpen your axe?

March 3rd, 2019 · Comments

I was inspired by a conversation during a course to remind people to resist bad managers that insist that you look busy all the time. If you never sharpen your axe, you're not having your best ideas, and you're not producing as much as you could be.

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Tags: focus · goal · grit · achievement · confident

Blindspots, Edges and How Systems Help Us Grow

February 2nd, 2019 · Comments

Have you ever wondered how a course or coaching could help you get more out of life? Here's a simple explanation of a complicated reality. Your brain works to stabilize experience by noticing information that confirms what you already think. You have blindspots and edges and you aren't aware of them, because your auto-pilot is to notice only the things within the edges. To make new choices, you need to notice your edges and explore ways to stretch them. 

Systematic thinking brings to mind things you have noticed but would not automatically generate as thoughts. Good training offers a system that makes you aware of edges so that you can make choices about where you want to push them back so you can grow new choices and new opportunities.

Tags: · DefaultTag · perception · focus · goal

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

November 13th, 2017 · Comments

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.

Tags: mindset · anxiety · focus · confident

Jedi Mind Tricks

April 16th, 2017 · Comments

Are you a Star Wars fan? The new trailer is out for the 2017 movie, and it's a good time to think about Jedi mind tricks. Is there a process that you could use in real life to get other people to do stuff with less resistance and better results?

Learn how the Jedi:

  • develop a mindful presence that allows them to read their environment through what is changing in themselves
  • connect their big picture "what I want my life to mean" to their small, defined asks
  • offer their full attention to the connection they need to make to get results
  • describe what they want in sensory tangible detail

If you're not getting results you like when you ask other people to do stuff, listen and then check your process against this process. If you don't have the power to make people do things and you can't argue them into doing them, it's time for a different approach.

Tags: language · communication · leading · focus

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