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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

NLP: Motivate Yourself to Get Stuff Done

January 31st, 2017 · Comments

NLP (neurolinguistic programming) is the art of turning language into action. In this longer episode (20 minute) Linda walks you through the four stages that transform an idea into something you do to get a result you like. You can get more background on NLP and more details about the four stages by reading this Free E-book.

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Tags: Fresh Thinking · Motivation · nlp · language · metaphor

Figure out what you want in about 5 minutes

November 4th, 2016 · Comments

Much of the work we do as coaches consists of helping people figure out what it is they want. In this 5 minute audio, you'll get a chance to think about three important questions:

  • When you think about what you want next, what is non-negotiable?
  • How have you been following your values in the choices you've been making about what to do (and what not to do)?
  • Where do you want to be in 2022 and what do you have to do now to get there (hint: start with being clear and vivid when you think about 2022)
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Tags: language · goal

Mindful limits: How language helps you find the edges of your pain

March 14th, 2016 · Comments

This exercise takes less than 10 minutes to demonstrate that mindful attention in response to language allows you to find the edge to your experience of pain. As you do, you'll find your breathing settles, your mind clears, and you develop the ability to choose to focus on your pain or to focus on what is on the other side of the edges of your pain.  And if you do focus on your pain, you will find that human focus blurs, so that paying attention to only one thing creates a sense of calm and space, even when what you give your focus is painful at first. And you will notice that on the other side of the edges of your pain, you are calm and centred and you have what you need to move forward.

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Tags: Uncategorized · healing · language · calm · mindset

Find Your Calm

February 13th, 2016 · Comments

When you look at a picture of your life, do you see calm or chaos? Most of us get caught up in the nots: not clear, not comfortable, not on purpose.  Take five minutes to look for grounded, specific, and true. You'll find your way to calm, no matter what's in the picture. 

Manage your language to manage your attention to manage your mindset.
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Tags: Focus · language · metaphor · calm · mindset

From Monkeys to Miracles: How Language Works

October 6th, 2015 · Comments

I'd really love you to be part of our symposium in Toronto on October 17. But even if you can't, this introduction will get you thinking differently about how our monkey minds resist the clarity of language, and how we sometimes achieve the miracle of communication anyway. Leading Words is going to be a day that transforms the way people think about time, energy, words and a life well-lived. You'll meet interesting people, share stories of courage and creativity, and engage in conversations that mean something. October 17, Toronto, Ontario, http://bit.ly/leadingwords

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Tags: Fresh Thinking · language · communication

To find your voice, begin in silence

May 7th, 2015 · Comments

In this episode, Linda introduces the reasons it is so hard to hear your own voice. Language is always carried by a voice, in writing or in speaking. To find the voice that works best for you, you need to separate your own voice from the voices around you and the voices you carry in your head. When you make space in your life for silence, you can begin to focus on separating out your voice from the contagious voices around you and the voices of influencers that you carry within you.

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Tags: Focus · language · communication

Reframing “I wish I didn’t” to make change happen

April 7th, 2015 · Comments

In this short podcast, Linda Ferguson shares a favourite place to start a coaching session. Many people arrive with something they want to change. If you find yourself saying "I wish I didn't. . . ." you can turn it around by changing the frame. Instead, just say "I wonder why I . . . " And then really wonder, exploring benefits and relationships and contexts. You'll find that you are on the path to change before you know it.

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Tags: Fresh Thinking · Motivation · Focus · language

Why do people study NLP at NLP Canada Training?

February 17th, 2015 · Comments

What do people get from studying NLP? At NLP Canada Training, people don't come for a quick fix or tools for controlling other people's thoughts. They don't even come to build a sales practice or business or to improve their coaching toolkit (that happens). 

People come to NLP Canada Training when:
  • What I am doing doesn't satisfy me. 
  • I am tired of being stressed and scared.
  • I feel scattered. I need some traction.
Learn how NLP Canada Training provides the space and the support for great people to find what they need to move forward with greater satisfaction.
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Tags: Stress Management · Fresh Thinking · language

Words for Change: The Big Picture and A Bigger Picture

January 16th, 2015 · Comments

Have you ever wondered how small changes in language can make a big difference to your ability to make a choice? In this podcast, we look at the difference between making a picture bigger and looking at the big picture when you want to learn to communicate better. Along the way, we'll think about how learning involves both new information and practice and the best way to combine those so that you see real change in your skills.

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Tags: Focus · nlp · language · communication