What is NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming? NLP is an exploration of how we think, communicate and act into order to model and improve on great performance.

NLP Techniques are a short hand way of communicating what we've learnt and what we've experienced, so that others might benefit in the shortest time.

The starting point is to explore and refine whatever works; whether it comes from a top performing individual, best practice, scientific research, clinical practice, meditation or anything else. The test is whether what we do improves our and/or our clients situation.

Richard Bandler Training Notes Day 3 | Questions to Improve Your Life

This short extract from Richard Bandler's  'How To Take Charge Of Your Life' suggests four great questions to help you move forward wherever you are.

"If you’re looking for problems, you’ll find them.

As soon as you ask yourself a question, your mind will actively begin to look for an answer. So if the question is why do I feel this bad … you’ll get plenty of reasons.

Looking for the reasons you’re feeling so bad might not be the wisest idea. Instead, start asking yourself the kind of questions that will help you improve the quality of your life and see for yourself how that’s going to affect you.

Four questions to transform goals into actions:

What do I need to do more of to reach my goal?
What do I need to do less of to reach my goal?
What do I need to stop doing to reach my goal?
What do I need to begin to do to reach my goal?

Remember: disappointment requires adequate planning. Instead of looking at what you don’t have, enjoy what you do have now.

This helps you to propel yourself, step by step, into a future that’s more and more exquisite. When you create relaxing feelings, it helps you look at things differently.

Once you believe that something is possible, your world will open up. In the absence of hope, sometimes you need to create it.

Act as if you’re the controlling element of your life. When you do, you will be."

Bandler, Richard; Fitzpatrick, Owen; Roberti, Alessio (2014-01-02). How to Take Charge of Your Life: The User’s Guide to NLP. HarperCollins Publishers.

Based around a three-day introductory course, this book will give you the tools you need to start making an effective change today. From explaining the importance of self-belief and how to change beliefs, to how to control your emotions and negative thinking, and how to create the life you want.

This is an easy-to-read and inspiring account that readers can turn to time and again.

You may want to learn more about NLP.

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