Mysteries of Rapport

Rapport. That magic feeling of trust and friendship when we see that we are on the same “wave length” with another person. The times when you meet someone, instantly like them, and say to yourself, “We’re a lot alike”. We have all felt this, but do you know how to actually create it?

The co-developers in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) began studying people who had the ability to [Read more...]

A good life is a lot like rock climbing

First, there are those who decide they are not going to climb and never get to experience anything higher than where they are at. Then there are those who want to climb but are afraid of the height and let the fear turn them around. Then there are [Read more...]

Pre-suppositions (Framework) of NLP

The Pre-suppositions of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

In NLP we pre-suppose certain beliefs that facilite the ability to look at things differently.

1. NLP is not a model of repair…it is a model of acquisition…a generative model.

2. The techniques of NLP are not NLP. The techniques are a product of thinking a certain way. Or better said: NLP is a way of thinking that leaves behind a trail of techniques!
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How To Find The Right NLP Training

It seems there are strong feelings within the NLP community about what is “good” NLP training and what is “bad” NLP training. I’d like to share my thoughts.

I think that there are many opportunities for people to get excellent training in NLP, and yet some people base their decision of where to go on geographical location or convenient time frame, assuming that all NLP Practitioner Trainings are created equal (after all, they all have the same name). This can be a big mistake!! There is such a wide assortment of quality and course content in this field, so taking [Read more...]

Corporate Communication using NLP

It is funny when I talk to companies about their communication models. They give me that doggie look as their heads tilt to one side…

Have you ever had a boss or co-worker where everything seemed to just go smoothly? You were productive. You understood everything you needed to do. If you had a question, you could ask and, more importantly, it would get answered. Ever worked in a place like that?

How about working in a place where no one seems to know how to [Read more...]

Mind Over Money

One of the great challenges in my life has been my thoughts around money. I was (<–past tense) brought up with idea of lack. Never enough. I watch my mom hide the bills as she struggled (<–learned this to) to raise three boys. As I worked toward learning more about NLP and how it can help change beliefs by changing values it dawned on me that maybe I should see where I’m at now with my ideas on money.

You see, I really made some bad decisions when it came to money AND I would get frustrated after the fact and promised I was going to change. And then, the next bad decision. I hated the way I felt but for the life of me I couldn’t seem to make the changes I wanted quick enough. Oh yeah, that was another belief I picked up….”It takes a long time to change.” [Read more...]

The Struggle

I just wrapped up one of our Business Life Strategies Workshop and I have to tell you that it was awesome. It prompted me to write this little piece about “The Struggle”.

So many people are struggling. Struggling with their career, their spouse, their business, their health and their finances and I get it. I have had my share of struggles over the years with drug addiction, being in trouble with the law, challenges in my career and holding onto to certain business with just the tips of my fingers…boy do I get it.

Fortunately, it was easy [Read more...]

Interview on “Creating Your Why”

Last November I was interviewed by my good friend Matt Geib about the importance of “Creating Your Why”. This is such an awesome topic that I believe it is one of the top three things you should do to help you reach your goals – regardless of what they are!

Please leave some comments below on how you went about creating your why and/or your thoughts about the recording.

Many thanks,

Paul

Interview on Creating Your Why

Are you working in your business or on it?

Owning your own business can be a very freeing experience, if you take the right steps (we will get them in a minute). I am sure you have heard of the stories of people going into business for themselves only to work longer hours, make less money and seem increasingly unhappy. Their personal identities become defined as their business – whether successful or not.

Then their are those people who seem to have the magic touch. They go into business for themselves and puff they have all the clients, make all the sales, generate all the products and everything touch turns to gold. And those of us who struggle sit there scratching our heads in wonder.

Well, the difference between [Read more...]

The Napkin Budget – Handling The Money You Have!

If you want to be rich and have a lot of money, you need to know how to handle the money you have. The video below is a simple way to understand where your money is going each month.

Before we get to the video, let’s talk about why so many people seem to run from this subject. I will speak from my personal experience and hope it sheds some light to help.

Growing up all I saw as a kid was my mother [Read more...]