Two Ways To Install A Goal On Your Timeline: Practical NLP Podcast 74

This week’s podcast shows you two ways to install goals into your future, plus (if you’re using this for coaching or facilitating other individuals or groups) when you would use each method. Includes: How to discover your unconscious mind’s typical way of thinking about time How to make the image of your goal as compelling […]

What’s Missing From S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Practical NLP Podcast 73

This week’s podcast exposes the missing piece from the SMART goals model, and gives you a better model that takes account of your motivations and how you feel about the goal. Forget SMART, meet SYDER! Including: Why you don’t have to achieve every goal entirely by your own efforts Why you need to put a […]

Why You Need ‘Towards’ Motivation In Goal Setting: Practical NLP Podcast 72

In this week’s episode we look at the different effects ‘towards’ and ‘away-from’ motivation when you’re setting goals. Each has its place, but they do different jobs – and if you don’t get the mix right, you’ll never reach your goal! Including: Why some millionaires go bankrupt and bounce back several times Why it’s so hard to […]

Prioritising Values And Resolving Conflicts: Practical NLP Podcast 71

So, you’ve elicited a list of values (in episode 70). Some values are more important to you than others, so you need to find out which are the most important – your ‘values hierarchy’. You also need to check for clashes between values and resolve them to avoid dilemmas and ‘stuckness’. That’s what this week’s episode is about. […]

NLP: Submodalities and Your Personal Effectiveness

The previous article introduced submodalities, one of the most powerful concepts in NLP, and contained a little thought experiment using visual submodalities which I hope you tried out and got the benefit from. The logical next step would be to write an article about auditory (hearing) submodalities, and how they can help you to, for […]

Practical NLP podcast 6: Keys to an Achievable Outcome

This week’s podcast is about goal-setting 101 and features, among other things, why “I want to be happy” is not a goal, why your unconscious mind is like a ship (and how to stop the crew from mutinying), and the meaning of life! As we’re talking about goal-setting, I thought I’d include a picture and […]

How to find the best route to your goal

Even when people have set a compelling goal for themselves, they may struggle with knowing where to start. Of all the possible actions, which step should you take first? One way would be to engage your unconscious mind by walking the goal into your timeline as we used to do on the final day of […]