Dancing to the Tune of Stories

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“NLP Around You” was a name I had coined several years ago, and saved it in my ideas bank without knowing what I would do about it. It was just like having the ingredients ready, without figuring out the recipe. Little did I know, the recipe will take the form of this newsletter, with the flavour of taste being contributed not only from my own experience of 27 years but also from the sharing and takeaways from the participants of my NLP Course.

Now, let’s continue with another adventurous ride with this third episode.

Thoughtful Thought of the Week

Pause, before you are forced to take a pause.” – Mehernosh Randeria, Thoughtfully Yours

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

Anchoring

The NLP technique of anchoring trains you to connect a certain stimulus with thoughts and emotions to elicit a desired response.

A good example is hearing a song in the present that brings you right back to a particular time in your past when you heard that song. You remember where you were, what you were doing, and most importantly, you rekindle the emotional state you were in at that time.

The goal of anchoring in NLP, therefore, is to get a particular positive emotional response or elicit a resourceful state to some situation that previously has made you feel some (perceived) negative emotion, such as feeling insecure or upset. You can change your mood or state of mind instantly by “anchoring” the desired positive emotional response. You can reproduce that feeling by firing off the anchor any time you need it.

On a lighter note, here is a video that will demonstrate the mechanisms of anchoring, as well as bring a smile to your face.

Anchoring in Practical Use

Meta-Magic

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An old, wise, wealthy man, who was known for his zen-like philanthropic nature once headed out for a horse ride. On the way, he saw an old man with a hunchback, with a tattered shawl on his body, almost limping in his way. The old man’s heart melted and immediately he stopped and got off the horse and offered the horse to the poor man.

The poor man immediately rode the horse and removed his shawl and began laughing. He said, “Hahaha you fool. The world calls you wise. And look, I stole your horse with your own will and you could not figure out that I am a thief. Where did your wisdom go here? I am so happy because I defeated you and now I will tell my victorious story to the whole world, who till now, used to think that you are the wisest.

The wise old man took a bit long pause, which made the thief a bit uncomfortable yet curious about what will come next. The wise old man said with a deeper breath and a wide smile, “My dear friend, you may take this horse. I accept that I don’t have wisdom. But I just have one request. Please don’t tell this story to anyone.

The thief, now with a bloated ego, boasted, “Hah, afraid and ashamed, right? That you lost and now you won’t be worshipped if I tell the story to people?

The wise old man replied: “No. Nothing like that. Just that, if you tell this story to the world, people will stop helping strangers.”

My question to you is:

What stories are you choosing to share with the world? While we are keen to share those stories that impacted us, are we aware of the meaning-making that our story may create for others? Are you sure that your stories will be perceived by others with the same learning that you intended to share with them? While you are dancing to the tunes of your story, are you making sure that the song is the same for the others too? Or are you just too engrossed in composing the music?

Hook from a Book

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through and how you survived. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.”

Haruki Murakami

Movie Motivation

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“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump.

Please do reply to this email with your understanding of this dialogue, and how you think this applies in your personal as well as professional life.

Weekly Winner Posts

This week’s highest interactive post was the one where I am handing over my autographed book to Seema Desai Nair who has chosen to teach NLP in Marathi language and take the power of this amazing field to the interiors of Maharashtra.

Here’s the link to the reel. Make sure to read the caption.

See you next week

That’s all for the third episode of this newsletter. By now, you would have gauged that prior knowledge of NLP is not a prerequisite for being a subscriber to this newsletter. Who would you like to invite from your family, professional as well as social circles to be part of “NLP Around You”? Who could start benefitting from a different perspective of looking at life from the lens of NLP? Simply invite them by sharing this link with them now: http://nlparoundyou.com/

Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

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