NLP Techniques – Anchoring

An anchor is a specific (visual, auditory or kinesthetic) stimulus that triggers a specific response, usually an emotional state. Anchoring is the creation of those triggers.

Anchors are largely subconscious. Most of the time, we don’t know we are being triggered to feel, do or say a certain thing. But the more aware you are of the fact anchors exist, the more you can take control of them.

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March Challenge – NLP Techniques

This March I am starting as an assistant trainer and coach at an NLP course. This is a huge milestone for me so I figured it’d be fitting that my March Challenge would reflect this.

In March, I will practice one or more NLP techniques every day. I have put together a list of 5 techniques I will choose from.

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Change your Life from Tragic to Magic

I belong to a group of people who do business around the world. At one of our meetings, one of our co-founders once spoke these immortal words:

“You can change your life from tragic to magic in a very short period of time”.

While I found this an incredibly inspiring quote I did not realize just how true those words were…

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NLP Techniques – Submodalities and Visualization

Submodalities are the building blocks of everything we see, hear, feel, smell or taste, whether it is real or imagined.

Submodalities are all the little details that make up our experiences. Not just what we see but how we see it. Not just the sounds but what makes up the sounds. Not just the feelings but the essence of what we are feeling.

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Does Your To-do List Inspire You?

We all have them: to-do lists. You might have them in your head, or on a page in your journal. Or you are using a fancy little app on your smartphone. Lists of things that need to be done: do groceries, fix the heater (or in the care of the DIY challenged like me, call the maintenance guy). Call your mom, sign up for the gym, plan out a project, set up a meeting, follow up on a lead.

The list goes on.

And it really does, doesn’t it? The list goes on and on and on and on. It sometimes feels like the fabled hydra; for each head you cut off, two will grow back. Finish a task on your list and two take its place.

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February Challenge: Hour of Power

In my post on How To Keep Your Drive While Working a Job That Drains You I described how I started my day doing something that was important to me. The result was, in summary, a much better day overall.

This is what inspired my challenge for this month. If you search the internet for habits of successful people, you will notice that on every list the habit of a morning routine comes up.

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How To Keep Your Drive While Working a Job That Drains You

One of the most difficult challenges I have faced over the years is how to keep my drive and momentum going while I am working a 40-hour job that, quite frankly, is not a source of happiness, energy and passion. I do my job because it pays the bills, keeps my family provided for and because I am good at it. But as you know, something you’re good at is not necessarily something you love to do. And when you are not doing the work you love to do, it wreaks havoc with your levels of energy and enthusiasm.

After an 8, 9 or 10 hour workday I usually felt drained and fed up. And studies show I am not the only one.

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