What is NLP and what can it do for you?
NLP stands for Neurolinguistic Programming. Neuro refers to our neurology, the nerves and our brain, the home of our minds. Linguistic refers to language and communication. Programming refers to how our mind and language create our behavior.
More simply, NLP is learning the language of the mind. It’s the user manual so to speak.
More specifically, it’s learning to communicate with the Unconscious Mind.
Studies have shown that our Unconscious Mind runs us 95% of the time. Since it drives the vehicle so much, wouldn’t it be in our best interest to learn to communicate with it and give it some clear directions so we can actually get to where we want?
Learning to communicate with the Unconscious Mind through NLP will allow you to set goals and actually achieve them. Short-term goals, long-term goals, ANY goals. The Unconscious Mind is the goal getter, it just needs to know what it’s target is.
NLP goes in to the Unconscious Mind and uses the goal-getter mentality that’s already there. You’re just reprogramming your mind to help you move in the direction you’d rather be going, the direction of progress.
You will also be able to quit procrastinating and distracting yourself with social media and other outlets. And that bag of chips or cookies you just devoured? You won’t be doing that again. You’ll be able to motivate yourself to make the changes you need to make to get you where you are so desperately trying to go.
All of us have programming that we’ve adopted over the years. Some of it is great programming. We’re motivated in certain areas and we’re able to get done the things we want to accomplish.
Some of it, not-so-great.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to program yourself to be highly motivated in ALL areas of your life?
What NLP did for me
I used to hit the snooze button at least 4 or 5 times. I wanted to get up early, before my kids, and start my day powerfully. I knew that if I started my day that way, the rest of the day would follow. No matter how many hours of sleep I got, I’d hit the snooze button over and over.
Then I did a Swish Pattern on myself. A Swish Pattern is a technique in NLP where the internal representation (picture in your mind) of the behavior you want to change is replaced with one of the behavior you want to do instead. For me, that was getting up when my alarm went off…THE FIRST TIME! Now, when I hear Three Little Birds from Bob Marley in the morning, I am up and starting my day…energized and powerful.