You Are Not The Apple You Sell

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Let’s dive into yet another episode of NLP Around You hitting the bull’s eye to stir up your thoughts.

Thoughtful Thought

“Focus on improving yourself, rather than proving yourself.”- Dr Mehernosh J Randeria


NLP Quote Corner

“The best thing about the past is that it’s over. The best thing about the future is that it is yet to come. The best thing about the present is that it is here and now.”- Richard Bandler


One Minute NLP – Auditory Digital

While we have previously understood that all thoughts are stored in the forms of internal representations, these internal representations are not just limited to the 5 senses of visual (sight), auditory (sound), kinaesthetic (touch), olfactory (smell) or gustatory (taste). There is a 6th representational system as well. This is when instead of activating our sensory-related thinking, we begin to apply logic and analysis. This in NLP is called the “Auditory Digital”, represented often by an internal dialogue using rationalisation and computation processes in the head. 

For example, a proposal put forth in a meeting is processed differently by different participants. The person responding “This looks good”  pictures the idea with the visual representation system. “This sounds good”  tells you there is an auditory representation system at work. The person who is processing the information using auditory-digital would probably respond with “This makes sense” or “Let me understand this better.”


Meta- Magic – You are not the apple you sell

Imagine you start a wonderful fruit store, and you decide to sell apples. With a lot of passion, you make all the necessary efforts to lay out the store in a way that the best of the best apples are displayed for the customers to buy at the most reasonable prices in the market.

Now, let’s say a prospect walks into your store and looks around at all the apples. You excitedly show him the best of the apples. He doesn’t show any interest. You explain how apples are best for his health. He is not interested. You explain to him about all the efforts you have made in logistically bringing the fresh apples from the farms. He is still not interested. You offer a great price discount for the day. Even that doesn’t interest him.

He finally walks away without buying anything. How would this make you feel? Rejected? Dejected? And yes, most people do take rejection personally!

Now, let me tell you why he was not interested. Because he was looking for oranges, and you didn’t have them. He was not rejecting you. He was rejecting what you had to offer, only because what he wanted was different from what you were offering. 

My question to you is: The next time, when rejection knocks at your door, what would be the first thing you would say to yourself? How would you ensure that you do not take any rejection personally?


Hook From The Book

“Home is not where you land, home is where you launch. You can’t pick your home any more than you can choose your family.”- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


Movie Motivation

This week’s dialogue is contributed by Dr. Hemant Chauhan

“Great men are not born great. They grow great.” This dialogue from The Godfather reminds us that even the sky is not the limit when one decides to achieve levels of greatness.


This Week’s Winning Post

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Finally, here is a reminder to cast your vote once again for the Coach Awards where I have been nominated for the Best Executive Coach. The voting lines close on 10th September 2023.

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See you next week!


Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

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