Fishing for Possibilities

by | Mar 2, 2024 | NLP Around You | 0 comments

To begin with, I am overjoyed to share 2 announcements with you.

Here is the first one – My blog has been listed among the 25 Best Indian Life Coach Blogs and Websites in 2024 by Feedspot. Check out the link here:

For the second announcement, just keep the curiosity alive till you scroll till the end of this newsletter.

Thoughtful Thought

“You are most beautiful when you be you to the full.” – Dr Mehernosh J Randeria

NLP Quote Corner

Awareness in and of itself is curative.” Fritz Perls

One Minute NLP – Coaching with Chunking

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a transformative tool that is applicable in the field of coaching and counselling.

Chunking is one such technique that can sketch revolutionary breakthroughs in a client seeking coaching or counselling.

Chunking in NLP is like the game of Tetris, where the objects are smartly navigated in order to fit into the structure. In Chunking, the questions need to be tweaked in a way that the ideas fit into the structure of clarity. One can ask questions to get either a broader or a narrowed view of any topic.

E.g. 1: Chunking up (Generalisation)

A: I just can’t write anything well. I tried, it never works.

B: Wow! Nothing at all? Not even your name?

A: I mean reports.

E.g. 2: Chunking Down (Specification)

A: Writing is very frustrating. I can’t write at all.

B: Which part of writing is frustrating to you? Ideation, outline, typing on keyboard, formatting etc?

A: Hmm! I can’t seem to organize my ideas.

So next time when you put the coach hat on, don’t forget to add chunking as a feather in it.

Meta-Magic – Fishing for Possibilities

A freshly recruited salesman in a departmental store in Canada was approached by his boss at the closing hours of his first day at work.

Boss: “How many sales did you make on the first day?”

Salesman: “Sir, I attended to 1 Sales call.”

Boss: “Only one sale the whole day? Usually, every salesman here does 20 to 30 Sales transactions a day. Well, tell me what is the value of your today’s one sale?”

Salesman: “$93300….!”

Boss: “What?? Unbelievable! But how did you do that?”

Salesman: “Sir, one customer came in, and I sold him a small fishing hook. Then a mazola, and then finally sold a big hook. Then I sold him one big fishing rod and some fishing gear…”

“Then I asked him where he goes to catch fish and he said to the coastal area….”

“Then I said to him that he would need a boat. So I took him to the boat department and sold him a 20 ft double engine scooter boat.”

“When he said the boat won’t come in his Volkswagen, I took him to the automobile section and sold him the new Deluxe 4×4 blazer to carry the boat.”

“And when I asked him where he would be going fishing ??? He didn’t plan anything. So I took him to the camping section and sold him a six-sleeper camper tent.”

“And then he took groceries worth $200 and 2 cases of beer….!”

Now the boss took two steps back and asked:- “You sold all this to a person who came just to buy only 1 fish hook???”

Salesman: “NO, Sir… He actually came in to buy one tablet for his headache… I explained to him that ‘Fishing’ is the best way to get rid of headaches!!”

My question to you is – How do you relate to this story? In which areas of your life can you create more possibilities out of situations that appear to look like limitations?

Hook From The Book

“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Movie Motivation

“Success ke peechhe mat bhaago. Kaabil bano kaabil. Kaamyaabi to saali jhak maarke peechhe aayegi.” (translated to “Do not chase Success. Work on your capabilities. Success is bound to follow.”) This line from the movie 3 Idiots reminds us to pursue Excellence and Work on self-development and growth so that success can follow by default.

This Week’s Winning Post

The Gift of “Extra”: Why Leap Day is Your Secret Weapon

So, here is the second big announcement – what you have just read is the 50th episode of this newsletter “NLP Around You”. Thanks to your love and support, I have consistently delivered to your expectations and beyond for 50 consecutive weeks. On this occasion, I am publishing a special blog post this coming Monday regarding the lessons I have learnt from the power of consistency and how you can apply these in your life, too. Remember to subscribe to my blog at to be the first to receive it in your email inbox.

Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

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