Online NLP classes Versus Live Training: What should I do?

Being an educated consumer saves you time and money. Today, more and more information is put online in the form of courses.  You can even take a driver safety course online instead of sitting through a boring rendition of “when the light is yellow, I must stop!”  It certainly is convenient because I can take the class anytime it fits … Read More

25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Business

Clients: Everyone has a path. Some paths will be easier than others. There are tools and skills that will ease the way. Not everybody will see them as valuable. Not everyone is a customer even though almost everybody could benefit. Spend time cultivating the ones that do. Know who your best clients are and give your time to them. Avoid … Read More

Stepping into a Different River

Amid the growing restlessness of being apart from loved ones, friends, business colleagues and people in general, we are faced with changing how we do things. Many businesses are altering the way they interface with clients, teachers with students, families, and friends with socializing. Given the propensity of human nature, we love the status quo. Human beings don’t take to change … Read More

Hindsight is 2020. Or is it?

Was it a good year for you, 2019? I recently spoke with a coaching client whom I’ve worked with for a couple of years. She lamented about what a challenging year it was for her. She didn’t feel like she accomplished much. The same week I spoke with a friend who said the same thing. “I’m so happy to see 2019 go.” … Read More

So, You Want To Start Your Own Business

I hear many people talk about wanting to start their own business for a variety of reasons. Certainly, many people do and are quite successful at it. Not everyone is cut out for being business owners. A lot has been written about it. Here are some ideas to pay attention to and some pitfalls to avoid. Characteristics of Entrepreneurs: There … Read More

NLP Holiday Management Toolkit

Listen to Podcast #26 to hear James and Susan talk about how to make your holidays the best ever! Toolkit Checklist: Create an achievable outcome for the type of experience you want to experience this holiday season. You can do this for yourself or your involve your family Stop living from what you think is expected of you. Do what … Read More

Well-formed or Achievable Outcome questions

What do you want?       What will that do for you?       What stops or prevents you from getting what you want? When, where, what, with whom do you want it?  Not want it?   Do you want this in other situations?   How will you know when you have what you want?  What will you … Read More

The Fallacy of Putting Things Off

There is never enough time or money; this much is said. The fallacy of putting things off is exposed in studies by Dr. Gal Zauberman of UNC and Dr. John Lynch of Duke. They found that future expenditures of time are always psychologically discounted – that is, a future disbursement of time seems to be worth less than an outlay … Read More

Mysteries of Grief: What People Might not Know about Grief

This article is about any loss.  Lately several of my friends have lost pets; a few have lost jobs.    The reason I would even talk about this in a public forum is because I, as an NLP Trainer, encourage my clients to heal the relationships they have with their family members, if at all possible.  Because for me, success … Read More

The Downside to using Body Language to Build Rapport

In the early days of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) people got the idea that they could get people to do what they wanted to do by matching and pacing body language. I do agree initially people feel comfortable with people they PERCEIVE are like themselves (hence, matching body language) AND if they feel comfortable they will most likely listen. However, it doesn’t … Read More

Up Front and Personal: Money Scam

For trainers, consultants and coaches… This recently happened to me. I’m reporting on it so that you can be aware and recognize it for what it is: a money scam. About 10 days ago, someone (I’m assuming it was a man. He said his name was Steve. He wanted coaching for 4 people in his family. Here are the emails … Read More