The Map is Not the Territory

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“The map is not the territory” is a phrase coined by Alfred Korzybski in the 1900’s. What does it mean though? It means that our ideas about how the world works will only ever be an approximation, or an estimation, of the ‘actual’ world. You cannot drive on the lines of a map, nor swim … 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