How Do You Take a Better Selfie?

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I am joyfully overwhelmed by the amazing response to the first newsletter with almost 2,000 subscribers in the first week itself. Here is a token of gratitude with a standing ovation from me to you for showering so much love. When you order the book Thoughtfully Yours directly from the publisher’s website, you can avail an exclusive launch discount by using the discount code “TYLAUNCH” now.

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

Thoughtful Thought of the Week

“Awareness is not a wall of defence but a bridge towards development.” – Mehernosh Randeria

NLP Quote Corner

“The strongest instinct in human beings is not survival. Virginia Satir said something to me that has resonated with me for forty years. She asked, “What do you think is the strongest instinct?” Like a robot I responded, “Survival.” For me, it had always been the strongest instinct. She said, “No, Richard. The strongest instinct in human beings is the need to look at the familiar.” “People are terrified of the unknown. In fact, sometimes people will rather kill themselves than look at new things.

Richard Bandler, Get the Life You Want: The Secrets to Quick and Lasting Life Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming

One Minute NLP


Calibration is the ability to notice, with great precision, what is going on around you. It is your non-judgemental observation of the tiny minute-by-minute changes in someone’s voice and body.

An important aspect to keep in mind while calibrating is that a form of behaviour that means something to you in a certain situation does not always mean the same to someone else. Look for repeated non-verbal clues like voice quality, inclination in physiological postures, eye movements, breathing, skin tones, and more.

In this interesting video, Andre Agassi shares how Boris Becker’s tongue unwittingly gave an incredible advantage that he exploited to win Wimbledon in 1992. Watch the video here


What do you do when your selfie doesn’t turn out good? You take another one, right? With a different background, different angle and may be a different emotion/expression.

Have you ever given a thought about mental selfies? Confused? Yes, our mental selfies are our perceptions, which show us the mirror about our own life and choices.

My question to you is: How do you take better mental selfies, when some perception or point-of-view is not serving you? What changes do you want to make in the angle, background, or emotion?

Hook from a Book

“You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic.”

Alice in The Wonderland.

Movie Motivation

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“Babumoshai, Zindagi Badi Honi Chahiye, Lambi Nahi”

This dialogue from my all-time favourite movie, Anand, is an invitation to look at life in its wholeness rather than the length of time. A really deep message. Translated simply, it conveys the message to live life kingsize and live every moment in the now.

I would love to know your understanding of this dialogue when you reply to this email. Please let me know how you relate to Anand’s philosophy of living life.

Weekly Winner Posts

One of the popular posts this week has been “Why you should not eat the frog everyday?” Do share your views too by commenting on the post.

See you next week

That’s all for the second 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:

Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

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