NLP Resources

The Encyclopaedia of NLP – a Robert Dilts’ resource Robert Dilts’ & Judith Delozier created this amazing resources in 2000.  It’s sorted alphabetically and you can print up to 10 pages per day. NLP Wiki Here is another great encyclopaedia resource of NLP stuff.  If you have something to share – NLP wise – please (more…)

Cows & Sheep

Happy Chinese New Year!  It is the year of the ox (it is a cow actually but that’s just being picky) and it reminds me of the story of my husband and I on his farm in New Zealand.  On the farm there are cows and sheep (and a few wild deer but they aren’t (more…)

How a Doberman Developed My Self-Confidence

When I was growing up, I was a latchkey kid, which meant that when I left elementary school each day, my house was empty and I had a key to let myself in.  Both my parents worked and my sisters were older than I was and their school didn’t get out until after mine. Fortunately (more…)

Dysfunctional Motivation Works

For some of us, we are highly motivated by stupid stuff. Some of us are motivated because we want to prove ourselves to others. I remember one of my managers early in my career in the hospitality industry saying I would never be an entrepreneur. There’s nothing more I love than someone telling me I (more…)

Looking for Problems in All the Wrong Places

I’ve had several coaching clients with the same problem – they were looking for problems in all the wrong places.  And by “all the wrong places” I mean EVERYWHERE.  These clients had become experts at finding problems in every area of their lives. For one client it was most predominant in “her industry.”  She wasn’t (more…)

What comes before EQ?

There’s a lot of talk in the corporate world about EQ or Emotional Intelligence.  It works itself into discussions on leadership, management, communications and culture diversity.  But there’s something that proceeds EQ that is currently being ignored and that’s PQ. What’s PQ? Physical intelligence.  Why do I say that Physical Intelligence is being ignored?  Have (more…)

How to Build an Awful Strategy

How do you build an awful strategy?  I mean a really bad one that isn’t going to get you anywhere?  It’s easy.  Build the strategy based on a limiting belief. I’ve been doing some refresher NLP work and listening to some different people say stuff about things I already know but because they say it (more…)

Try Isn’t a Bad Word

If I said to you, “try this” and handed you a piece of gooey pizza, would you lean forward as if to eat it and then not really do it?  I don’t think so.  You’d probably take a bite and tell me whether or not you liked it.  That’s what trying is all about. According (more…)