NLP revisited – going back to basics?!

Good day,

I have written a lot about NLP before. And, as most people know, I did my Master Practitioner in NLP in 2003, which is now unbelievable 5 years ago.

Often, I wonder how much I have incorporated NLP in my daily life, my daily thinking and how much it has affected my work and life. I come to the conclusion that it probably has but I that I have not had this “wow effect” which changed my life and made me that “super hero”. I don’t even think NLP does that. My changes and my help from NLP were suttle. They came slowly and they last.

Now, a few weeks ago, I was waiting for a train and didn’t have a magazine or book with me. So I went into WHSmith to see what was available. I bought a book about NLP, “change your life with NLP”.

To be honest, I am very very curious of reading this book. Deliberately I am not naming the author because it seems to be one of those books that have been written on the back of really good NLP books. This one made it to the shelf for the masses and will tell you that “if you put your mind to it, you can achieve what you are set out to achieve”. Believe in your abilities and things come through.

And, they will. We know it. I know it. You know it, everyone knows it. The DOING is the problem. Taking the baby steps, setting the goal and bringing in the persistance. Having the personal coach (oneself) or A personal coach (someone else) to kick your @#* and make you take the baby steps. Or, the belief in yourself….

It has been 10 years since I gave up chain smoking. 10 years since I stopped sucking on at least 60 fags a day. NLP? Willpower? Honest answer: you set your mind to it and focus on your health. End of story. I have been smoking since. A month here, a month there, a few cigars. But never had that many again.

I let you know how I like the book and will name the author if I do like it. I am presumptious of saying “I don’t like it” – honestly, I believe it will be great to read because it will refresh my mind of what I am – and you are – capable of.


I hope you have a fantastic day!