Does Your Environment Match Your Skills?

Does Your Environment Match Your Skills?

At the outset, I am happy to share that yet another successful NLP Practitioner Course was just completed for a senior cohort of a Fortune 500 Company specialising in information technology and consulting. Is your organisation NLP-trained?

Thoughtful Thought

True love is where you don’t fall, but you evolve.”- Dr Mehernosh J Randeria

NLP Quote Corner

“Flexibility comes from having multiple choices. Wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives.”- Robert Dilts

One Minute NLP – Discovery Frame

Can you swim in the pool with your party clothes on? No, right?

Let’s consider Discovery Frame as one such pool where the only swimming costume you can wear is mindfulness and complete presence in the moment. No fancy outfits like judgment, expectation or preconceived notions can swim into this mental frame.

When we embrace the Discovery Frame, we view things as they are, without any societal labels. Whether it’s learning a course or engaging in a conversation, the Discovery Frame encourages us to be fully present without the pressure of expecting a certain outcome.

It is the best way to learn anything because we tap into the zone without inhibitions. All the questions about what to know, why to learn, how to learn, and how much to learn are all filtered at the gateway of this zone by the gatekeeper named Discovery Frame.

The Discovery Frame anchors you in the present moment, providing a sense of calm and clarity. In this frame, all that matters is the here and now.

Meta-Magic – Does Your Environment Match Your Skills

“Mommy, why do we have a hump?” inquired a young camel to its mother as they reclined under the shade of a tree on a tranquil afternoon.

“Because, my dear, it serves as a reservoir, allowing us to store food for extended periods during our journeys across the desert. In the desert, the quest for food is nothing less than a treasure hunt,” replied the mother camel with a tender smile, her eyes gleaming with affection.

“Ah, and why do we have such long legs and sturdy, rounded feet?” queried the curious youngster.

“Those features enable us to traverse the sandy dunes of the desert with ease, my darling,” explained the mother camel, her joy evident as she blinked in response to her offspring’s innocence.

“Hmm, and what about our remarkably long eyelashes, Mom? Sometimes, they obstruct my vision,” remarked the baby camel, rolling its eyes while attempting to look at its own lashes.

The mother camel chuckled with delight. “Ah, my child, those lashes are our shield amidst the desert’s frequent sandstorms.”

Deep in thought, the baby camel pondered for a moment before posing another question. “Yet, despite these adaptations, why are we confined in the zoo?”

Our skills and talents are most valuable when applied in the appropriate context and circumstances. My question to you is – Are you currently situated in an environment where your skills and talents can flourish to their fullest extent?

Hook From The Book

“Sometimes, it is not so much about the things that we say; as it is about the things we do not. For those who try to listen, silence speaks louder than words” ― Nikita Singh, The Promise

Movie Motivation

“Itihaas se na sikhane wale khud itihaas ban jate hai” (translated to “Those who don’t take their lessons from history are bound to become history”) This dialogue from the movie Dasvi reminds us to reflect on our lessons from the past and integrate them into your future.

This Week’s Winning Post

How do you respond to conflicts?

Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

Are You Using Your Bank Balance Wisely?

Are You Using Your Bank Balance Wisely?

Welcome to the 55th episode of NLP Around YOU!

Thoughtful Thought

“To listen is not to just HEAR. It is to be HERE.” – Dr Mehernosh J Randeria

NLP Quote Corner

“Wisdom comes from experience, but experience is not enough. Experience anticipated and experience revisited is the true source of wisdom.”- John Grinder

One Minute NLP – Ecology Frame

Our actions are akin to atom bombs, their impact reverberating throughout the environment and energy fields. Each action creates a chain reaction, influencing other aspects of our lives and surroundings. Being in an ecology frame enables us to consider the broader context evaluating how our actions resonate with our values and intersect with various facets of our life. Some questions to ponder can be: does this align with my values, or does it create conflict? How might it ripple through my other roles and responsibilities? While the impact could be positive or negative, the process of calibration is essential for navigating these complexities.

For example, When you read NLP Around You, what areas of your life are getting impacted?

Meta-Magic – The Bank Account of Life Lessons

Dreaming of a flourishing and evergreen bank account is a common aspiration, isn’t it? But how many of us truly achieve it? Now, imagine possessing such an account that credits $86,400 into your balance every single day. Astonishing, isn’t it? Well, there’s just one catch. You are required to utilise those $86,400 each day, otherwise, by nightfall, the balance resets to zero daily – regardless of whether you spend it or not. The next day, you receive a fresh credit of $86,400 in your account. In such a scenario, what would you do with the daily inflow of $86,400? Would you allow that credit to get expired unutilised? More importantly, what if I tell you that we all possess such an account? Yes, that account is known as ‘Time’.

Each day, we receive a deposit of 86,400 seconds, and the entire unused balance gets expired without any possibility of overdraft, carryover, or borrowing. Whether we utilise it or not, the clock resets at the beginning of each day.

So, my question to you is: Are you using your bank balance wisely and fully?

Hook From The Book

“We can’t have change without loss, which is why so often people say they want change but nonetheless stay exactly the same.” ― Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Movie Motivation

“Raaste ki parwah karoonga toh Manzil bura maan jayegi.” (translated to “If I think too much about the roads, my destination will feel bad.”) This quote from the movie Once Upon A Time in Mumbai reminds us to stay focused on the goal (destination) while being flexible about exploring the pathways that lead to the goal.

This Week’s Winning Post

What if Creativity was a magic potion (blog post)

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Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

What Are You Serving Others Today?

What Are You Serving Others Today?

Thoughtful Thought

There might be commas in your growth, but never a full stop in your learning.”- Dr Mehernosh J Randeria

NLP Quote Corner

“Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.” ― Anthony Robbins

One Minute NLP – As If Frame

What kind of person will you become once you implement all the learnings from this newsletter, NLP Around You? What will you see, hear, and feel differently in your day-to-day life after implementing what you read here?

Asking such questions shifts your mind to ‘As If Frame’, where you think and visualise as if the situation has already happened. Now really close your eyes and answer the above question mentally. I am sure that you will feel motivated, and you might pick up the previous newsletter editions and re-visit them to implement several things from there, right?

By harnessing the power of the As-If Frame, you are taking control of your mind’s programming. These frames shift perspectives and bring a new level of clarity to your life.

Consider the impact of the As-If Frame on students preparing for exams. The potential for a drastic shift in their mindset and performance is within reach.

To sum up, What would your life be like if you used As-If Frame wisely?

Meta-Magic- What Are You Serving To Others?

When Gautam Buddha visited a village renowned for its monks, a vast number of people cancelled their pre-scheduled meetings with the monks so that they could see him instead. While most of the monks took this in their stride and made their way to meet Buddha, Vishwajeet stood out, his expression dark and his anger palpable.

“I must teach this Buddha a lesson,” he muttered through clenched teeth. “Because of him, I missed my meeting with my disciples today.” His eyebrows knitted together in fury as he made his way towards where Buddha was set to speak.

“You! You shameless person!” Vishwajeet’s voice boomed with rage as he confronted Buddha. “Because of you, all the other monks have been insulted, and their disciples stolen. You are heartless and stupid!” His eyes blazed with fury, and his entire body trembled with anger.

Meanwhile, Buddha remained seated calmly, seemingly unperturbed, which only served to stoke Vishwajeet’s fiery temper. His insults grew darker and more venomous with each passing moment. Finally, when Buddha was asked for a response, he simply smiled and said, “Tell me, my friend, when guests visit your home, do you turn them away or welcome them?”

Taken aback by the seemingly irrelevant question, Vishwajeet replied, “Of course, I welcome them. I invite them in and offer them food.”

Buddha’s smile widened as he continued, “And if they graciously decline that food, to whom does it belong?”

“Obviously it belongs to the host, to me,” Vishwajeet answered, his impatience evident in his fidgeting hands.

Buddha chuckled softly and added, “You served me anger, and I chose not to accept it. Therefore, it returns to you, leaving you even more enraged, frustrated, and unhappy. Who is truly harmed in this situation, you or I? If you wish to rid yourself of this anger, start serving love instead, and it will inevitably return to you.”

My question to you: What are YOU serving others today?

 

Hook From The Book

“He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of negotiation.” ― Chris Voss, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Movie Motivation

“Main udna chahta hoon, daudna chahta hoon, girna bhi chahta hoon… bas rukna nahin chahta.” (translated to “I want to fly, I want to run, I also want to fall… I just don’t want to stop”). This dialogue from yeh Jawani Hai Deewani acts as a reminder for us to keep progressing and moving ahead, and that falling is not failing.

 

This Week’s Winning Post

The Equations of Emotions

Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

The ABC Magic Potion of Creativity

The ABC Magic Potion of Creativity

What if Creativity was a magic potion? All you needed to do was pour a spoonful into your brain daily and get going. Imagine the Creative syrup dissolving into your blood and veins and making its way to each organ of your body.

How would your life have been different? How would it intersect with your work? How would it restructure you as a human being? Moreover, how would it affect your day-to-day decisions and beliefs?

Never gave it much thought? Fret not!
The first belief we must smash is “Creativity is only needed at work.”

What about convincing a child to have a glass of milk by matching his thoughts and moulding your talks accordingly? What if you choose not to go on the highway or your way?

When we say, ‘Creativity is thinking outside the box,’ we fail to realize that we are boxing Creativity this way.

The unsaid rule is that Creativity is a multi-purpose Swiss military knife, which can be used to slice, chop, cut, split, and smash issues springing up in various spheres of your life.

Time to sprinkle the spiritual tadka!

As everything is energy and energy is everything, Creativity is also an energy zone we can keep tapping into. How?

Well, I have an ABC RULE OF CREATIVE ENERGY.

A- ASK

Keep asking questions, not to others, but to yourself. One of the best questions to ask is- ‘WHAT IF’. E.g., WHAT IF I could do this task differently?
For example, what if there is another way out, and I never thought about it?
For example, what if this is true/false?
More questions can be a combination of open-ended and close-ended questions like-
• What is this situation telling/teaching me?
• What is it making me feel? (labelling the emotion)
• Where is this thought coming from? (checking origin)
Questions like these will be your oar to cross the ocean of self-discovery.


B- BREAK RULES

Breaking the rules is just tweaking the patterns. How?
• Changing the sequence of your book arrangement on the bookshelf opens your mind to think broader and expand the horizons of other possibilities for doing the same thing.
• Decorating your home/room the way you want. It helps you to visualize better.
• Changing the way you dress. It helps you to boost your exploring quotient.

C- CHALLENGE YOURSELF

You may challenge any habit, belief or routine. How?
• Picking a book that you generally don’t pick up.
• Watch a movie that you generally don’t watch.
• Talk to a total stranger.
• Go to a shopping store you have never been to. There is no need to buy things; just stroll around without screen time and observe.
• Meet a friend after a long time.

These seemingly small actions have a bigger impact on each step. Imbibe them in your routine, and let me know how you feel.

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Do you see yourself there before reaching there?

Do you see yourself there before reaching there?

Thoughtful Thought

Success is about walking the path forward not about worrying on potholes.” ― Dr Mehernosh J Randeria

 

NLP Quote Corner

It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.” ― Tony Robbins

 

One Minute NLP – Open Frame

Have you tried changing the frame of an old photo to make it look all fresh? What if you could do the same with various situations in life? Well, NLP has another tool in its armoury to give you a magic spell and it is known as ‘FRAMES’. These frames shift our perspective and make us look at some issue with different eyes.

Open Frame is one of the frames which enables us to satiate our curiosity by asking questions or providing comments about the topic under discussion. It is like an open book, where you can flip to any page. It opens the horizons of opportunities for individuals to raise questions on whatever interests them.

This frame also boosts rapport building through the act of inclusion. Open frame empowers both sides of the party. It unfolds the unseen and unexplored through questions. For example: asking during a weekly team meeting “How was the week for you?”

 

Meta-Magic – Can You See Yourself Where You Want To Be?

A devoted disciple, Srini was in a dilemma when his archery mentor invited him once again to observe his bow practice. On one hand, his heart swelled with joy, knowing his master’s eagerness to impart every skill, having already asked Srini to accompany him countless times. On the other hand, his mind clashed with his heart, whispering rebellious thoughts – “What new will you learn today when you’ve witnessed it a hundred times before?”

Srini quietened his mind and followed his master’s lead. Upon arrival, the master set up his bow and arrow, placing a sunflower between the branches of a tree. “Hmm, so just the flower has changed this time,” Srini mused.

Suddenly, the master shifted gears, retrieving a black blindfold from his pocket and covering his eyes. Srini’s eyes sparkled in anticipation of witnessing his master’s grand performance.

The master took a deep breath and released the arrow from nearly 200 meters away. Serenity graced his face.

“My dear Srini, can you go and check whether the flower has been struck precisely?”

When Srini went, his heart sank as he could not spot any arrow on the flower. Breathing deeply, he scanned the entire tree meticulously, but the arrow was nowhere to be found. His mind raced with apprehension about revealing the truth to the master.

Upon returning to the master, he wondered how to convey that the arrow had missed its mark. The master waited, smiling, his eyes twinkling.

“My dear master, I don’t know how to tell you this, but I could not locate an arrow on the flower or the entire tree. I suspect you overshot it far ahead.” Srini’s voice softened to a murmur, not wanting to disappoint his master.

Srini assumed his answer would extinguish the shine in his master’s eyes, but to his surprise, the master’s face softened even more as if a mystery awaited unravelling.

“Master, I don’t understand. I thought you brought me here to witness the power of setting a goal and achieving it through self-belief?”

“Yes, Srini, you are correct. I wanted to show you the power of goal-setting. The number one lesson in goal-setting is this – if you cannot see your goal, you cannot attain it.”

My question: Do you see yourself there before reaching there?

Hook From The Book

“If you want to know the strength of a cloth, you inspect the quality of its weave. If you want to understand a person’s character, look closely at their interpersonal behaviour or their transactions.”
― Amish Tripathi, The Immortals of Meluha

 

Movie Motivation

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” When Albus Dumbledore speaks, the world remembers. This famous dialogue from Harry Potter series reminds us that life is not about the chances you miss, but the choices you make. While we have the ability to choose, that ability is of no use if we choose not to choose.

 

This Week’s Winning Post

How to Measure Success

Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

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