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The Results of Putting my Own Advice into Action = $$

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Holy cow. I mentioned yesterday that I have removed more limiting beliefs in the last three weeks than I have in the last 3 years combined. Also, thanks to my NLP skills, I was able to bring a whole new level of clarity, intention and purpose to my values, including eliminating old inner conflicts and a complete overhaul of my priorities.

I really was doing well before I did all of this - I was making great progress towards my goals, enjoying life to the max, and was making a big difference in the lives of the people in my life.

But I was rather shocked - floored, even - to experience the results I have experienced recently by ‘fine-tuning’ my personal growth strategy.

I knew I had lingering limiting beliefs around money. Once removing those, I found that money simply wasn’t that important to me - I valued so many things more than it that a paycheck could come or not come - I didn’t really care either way (strange, I know, but true!).
I also have always made ‘contribution’ a very high value - and recently saw that it was working a bit to my detriment.

So with my new tools and skills in hand, I put a simple process into action and created a new set of values - one that served both a need for income AND a need to help and impact the lives of others.

The result?

Within 36 hours of making this values change, I already have a check in the mail (with a copy of the check request already in my inbox!!) for 150% more money than I have made in the last 6 months off of this site.

The beauty of it is that it wasn’t just my work that brought this into fruition - I can honestly say it was also the law of attraction at work. The law of attraction is something I have been working to master for over 10 years - and I tripled my income over that time, but the roadblocks I just mentioned were holding me back from going any further.

I’m amazed with the nearly instant results of putting the law of attraction to work now that my values and beliefs are all aligned. It took me a while to get here - but now that I get it - wow! Look out world!

More on this to come - and I’m thinking that this will be what I break out into a separate blog/business - but now I have so much paying work that I must cut out and get to work!!!

Yippie! :)

What is NLP?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Well, I have at least one person who doesn’t know what I am talking about when it comes to NLP. I wanted to give a longer answer to the question in a post because I’m sure that more than one person is wondering the very same thing… and it’s a good thing to wonder, isn’t it?

NLP is both the art and science of how the brain codes information. The brain uses our 5 senses to intake all information that the world presents us with. Then the brain “codes” this information - kind of like a complex filing system.

For example, can you think of a time when you felt totally motivated? I mean totally and completely motivated?! Do you have a picture in your mind of that moment? Go back to that moment now and really look at the picture. Is it in color or black and white? Moving or still? Are you looking at the picture through your own eyes, or looking at yourself in the picture? How big is the picture? Where is the location of the picture? And are there any sounds that are important - do you hear something outside of yourself, or do you say anything to yourself? What feelings are important? Where are they located in the body? Is there a size or texture to the feelings?
Take a quick moment to adjust these settings. If it’s in black and white, make it in color - does it make you feel more or less motivated? Move the feelings around in your body - does it add to your motivation or take away from it? Fine tune the settings so that you feel like you are about to jump out of your chair and into action right now.

You have just elicited your motivation strategy. Your brain codes motivation with these exact visual, auditory and kinestheic inputs.

Want to test it? Make notes on what things created your optimal feelings of motivation from the above example. Then think of a time when you felt totally lethargic and lazy. Do you have another picture? Notice the differences between the two pictures and start changing the lazy picture. Add the color, location, feelings and all of the details you noted from your motivational strategy. Especially important is the location of the picture and whether you are looking through your own eyes or watching yourself in the picture. Ensure these match your motivational strategy.

If you followed my directions correctly - you will find that you added at least some (or perhaps a TON) of motivation to a state that once made you feel lazy. And you may, like I used to, dismiss this exercise as something so simple that it couldn’t work - yet as you try it now, you’ll find that indeed it does work - and it just may surprise you as to how WELL it works!!
That’s just one example of how the use NLP can change your experience. It’s uses are as varied as the individuals on this planet. It has applications in therapeutic processes, in HR (as CJCM rightly pointed out), in sales, in relationships, and… believe it or not, in home businesses too (bet you saw that one coming!! ;) ).

I’ll be sure to weave more of this knowledge into this blog - and also have a ton of ideas as to how to incorporate it in more ways - so feel free to let me know if you have more questions about it - I’m happy to answer them publically so that everyone can learn more!