I saw a video recently. It was former Navy SEAL commanders talking about motivation as opposed to discipline. Discipline is when you do something no matter how you feel. Motivation is when you get pumped up to do something. I thought that was a nice reframe to talk about. In other words, I found it a […]Continue reading
One of the key concepts in NLP and hypnosis is the model of the conscious and unconscious minds. In short, the conscious mind is defined as the things you are aware of consciously. The unconscious mind is everything else. Most people don’t think about it much, but there are lots of things you know, but […]Continue reading
I was talking to a friend of mine, and she was down on herself. “I’m a bad person.”, she said. She went on to explain to me that she had been thinking thoughts that ran counter to her belief system. “Thinking something and doing something are separate things.”, I said. I told her stories about […]Continue reading
Recently, I saw yet another article that (partially) missed the boat. It talked about studies that indicate that positive thinking about a goal actually decreases the chances of you reaching the goal. The article added that people who spend time thinking about the obstacles they face in reaching their goal, and how they’re going to […]Continue reading
We’ve all known people who are motivated and get things done. And, we’ve known people who dream big, but don’t do much. There are times when pretending can get you unstuck and times when it keeps you stuck. What’s the difference?
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How do we spot negative beliefs in ourselves and others? What language patterns easily reveal belief systems so we can work on them? Why isn’y anybody parked on my street today and what does that have to do with mental shortcuts?Continue reading