Success Through Chunking Up & Chunking Down

Chunking up moves from small-scale specifics, to big generalizations.  Chunking goes the opposite way: from broad, general ideas, down to specific details. Chunking up gives you broad overview thinking. This requires you to visualize what the entire project will look like when it’s complete. Leaders, like C-level executives, are often big picture thinkers. They determine the goal, … Read more

Free Life Balance Workbook

CG Life Balance Workbook A truly fulfilled life goes beyond balance to integration. Know thyself. Everything, and everything follows. Download or read online. Let me know how it shakes out. Let me know if you see things you hadn’t noticed, or if you finally told off your inner critic chirrping away in your ear.

Keep it Simple, Lazarus

What is the Lazarus Technique? The Lazarus Technique in NLP calls us to simplify an issue into just one word, or sentence, or phrase. It’s the K.I.S.S. principle. Have you ever known someone who likes to dominate a conversation? Forcing such people to distill their comments, stories etc. into just one word or phrase. Have … Read more

Well-Formed Outcomes & Future-Pacing

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Sometimes, we focus on what we don’t want, or on what could go wrong. This exercise flips the script, and makes us think, “What if everything goes right?” Before we dive into experiencing and future-pacing well-formed outcomes, let’s review the NLP jargon for the five main senses. Sensory Modalities: Your 5 Main Senses Visual → … Read more

Why Can’t You? Challenge Your Assumptions

Modal Operators

It’s important to challenge your assumptions. I’m going to give you a high-level overview of a couple of useful, interconnected conversational change strategies from NLP or neuro-linguistic programming: the meta model, and modal operators. The Meta Model People over-complicate the meta model. All you really need to remember is that the meta model asks simple … Read more

Present State to Desired State

Mind the Gap

“Present State to Desired State” is a fundamental model in NLP. The present state is where you are. The desired state is where you’re trying to go. The larger the gap between where you are and where you want to be, the more turmoil you’ll feel. The present state can also be called the comfort … Read more

The Relational Triangle

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According to NLP practitioners, we all make meanings based on relational comparisons. How we relate influences how we communicate. How we relate is a cause. How we communicate is an effect. We need to understand how we relate to take ownership of how we operate and create change in our relationships. Have you ever caught … Read more

7 Stages of Personal Change in NLP

7 stages of personal change

In this post we discuss 7 stages of personal change as understood through NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). Personal change is an internal experience, and also an external one at the same time. It stems from a change in our mindset and thus branches out from there. We are always moving toward some things, and away from … Read more

NLP History in Brief

NLP in Brief

A Quick Definition of NLP NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP is a powerful framework of ideas, strategies, models, methods and principles that can enhance self-development, and help people achieve personal change or transformation. NLP was founded in the early 1970s by Richard Bandler, a student of psychology, and John Grinder, an Assistant Professor of … Read more

The Givens of NLP and Personal Development

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The following list of presuppositions, or “givens” were teaching I gleaned from NLP practitioner training. Many of these are counter-intuitive, so please keep an open mind. The Givens of NLP, Your Personal Power Matrix The past does not equal the future. You had a past experience or outcome. You generalize that future experiences will be … Read more