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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

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.

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

4 Chairs: Shift Perspectives to Shift a Problem

November 3rd, 2015 · Comments

Maybe you're stuck. You've been hurt or disappointed and you don't know what to do next. You're reaching for something you can't quite define. You're doing well, but you've hit the edge of your interest and there's no clear path ahead.  

Take 10 minutes and imagine that you have the chance to sit with 3 people, someone you trust, someone you admire, someone who loves you. If you could see through their eyes, what would you discover that you don't know now? What new attitude or information would come into your awareness to help you find that next step?

Tags: DefaultTag · Fresh Thinking · Motivation · Focus · hope · nlp

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.

Tags: Fresh Thinking · Motivation · Focus · language

Go with Desire: The Keynote from HOPE 2014

December 6th, 2014 · Comments

This is a shorter version of Linda Ferguson's 2014 Keynote at the HOPE Symposium: Go with Desire. It's an exploration of what it means to "want it" enough to endure and excel. Using the tools of NLP, Linda uncovers desire as an unconscious drive that creates different high-performance states and explores the consequences of dampening down desire to make other people more comfortable.

Tags: DefaultTag · Motivation · Focus · nlp

Desire drives action

November 25th, 2014 · Comments

You can ride the lazy river of other people's expectations and circumstances beyond your control. You can notice that there is much that is already right and valuable in this moment's experience. But if you glance just once beyond the edges of the flow, you will awaken the hope that more is possible - more control of your direction and your momentum, more control of your results. And then hope will awaken desire - the fire in blood and bone and thought that drives you to action.

Tags: Motivation · Focus · hope · nlp

Sharpen Your Axe with NLP

November 10th, 2014 · Comments

In this episode produced for the 2014 HOPE Symposium, Linda Ferguson engages you in sharpening your axe - preparing the relaxed and ready state that is associated with high performance.

Tags: Motivation · Focus

Five minutes to focus on what you want

October 28th, 2014 · Comments

Take five minutes and build desire - that deep wanting that drives beliefs and behaviours to enrich your experience.

Tags: Motivation · Focus

From Idea to Opportunity

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments

Take 5 minutes to focus on what you think, what is possible, and what you want. You'll walk away with fresh motivation to discover opportunity and make good things happen.

This is how HOPE works: it produces the imagination and optimism that drive people to lead more satisfying lives. Find out more at the HOPE Symposium when you visit

Tags: Motivation · Focus · hope

The path to leadership

February 27th, 2010 · Comments

Tags: Motivation · Focus

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