First things first… What is NLP?
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a collection of techniques generated by modeling exceptional people to achieve outstanding results.
However, NLP is more than strategy & methodology.
It’s a way of thinking based on a curiosity about our values & beliefs.
NLP explores how we structure our subjective experience and how we identify with our emotional states.
This brings about self-awareness, personal development, and ultimately change.
The name “Neuro Linguistic Programming” includes three components:
Neuro: The mind; how we think.
Linguistic: The use of language & how it impacts communication & subsequent behavior.
Programming: How we sequence our actions to produce a desired outcome.
When approaching change and self-development, there needs be a congruency between the BELIEF in what you’re doing and your ABILITY to succeed.
One of my favorite definitions of NLP from Robert Diltz is, “NLP is whatever works.”
An artfully vague, yet sincere approach which brilliantly reinforces a commitment to your success.
The G.R.O.W. model is a simple model for structuring effective goal setting, problem solving and provides a framework for success.
Goal: What you want to achieve
Reality: The current situation
Options: Choices you have in order to move towards our goal
Will: What will you do? The actions you need to take to help achieve your goals.
(developed by Graham Alexander, Alan Fine, Sir John Whitmore)
Neuro Linguistic Programming is one of the most useful techniques that identify & disrupt old patterns & rewire pathways by installing new beliefs to enhance the level of awareness between FEELINGS, THOUGHTS & BEHAVIORS.
When it comes to success, NLP recognizes a recurring theme in human behavior. You can literally study people who’ve been successful at the exact thing or something similar to what you want to do & then do it yourself. By observing behaviors of successful people, you can learn to achieve your desired results by modeling them.
In other words, success leaves clues, follow their blueprint or system.