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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.

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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.

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Tags: language · communication · leading · focus

Banish distraction through small wins

August 10th, 2016 · Comments

When there's too much in your head, too much going on inside you and around you, it's time for a little will power. You don't need to build barriers or use force. You just need to step back and ask "what's the one thing I want to do right now?" And then, when you know what to do, ask yourself "what state will support me in accomplishing just this one thing?" The way to trigger that state is to look for tiny changes you can make in yourself, your actions or your surroundings. Each change that begins to create the desired state is a small win. A series of these small wins leads to the state, which leads to accomplishing the goal. And as soon as you have, you can ask yourself again, "so what is the one thing I want next?"

When you repeat this process,  your day becomes a series of the small wins that lead to big satisfaction.
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Tags: communication · calm · focus

How to Find Inspiration

July 2nd, 2016 · Comments

If you want to be inspired, you have to go looking for inspiration. Take a few minutes to let Linda guide you into your own experience, into landscapes with space and movement, and into your connection with people who are energized and engaged by their actions. You can be one of those people, when you begin with a focus on finding inspiration. Build a state that's ready for inspiration and take it back into your day. You will find the inspiration you're looking for.

Photo credit: Jeff Golden, Flickr, Creative Commons license
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Tags: Fresh Thinking · focus

Restore your focus in less than 10 minutes

June 8th, 2016 · Comments

This episode is an exercise that will take about 8 minutes to lead you from your current mindset of frustration, confusion or distraction into a clear and useful mindset of focus. We begin by assembling the components of a state that supports focus. In the second step, we open up a focus on the thing you want - your outcome, desired future, goal or task. Finally, we use a familiar NLP pattern to practice moving your focus back to what you want, no matter what distracts you.

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Tags: mindset · focus · goal