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Why Top Leaders Learn NLP

Exceptional leaders have these traits in common:

  1. Communication
  2. Influence
  3. Self mastery
  4. Focus
  5. Empathy

In our increasingly complex world, it is becoming more important to not only learn, but master these skills to excel in business. 

Here's the thing, people talk about these skills in leadership and business all the time...  but how do you learn them? I can guarantee you weren't taught these skills in school.

What does this have to do with NLP? Everything. 

The first question I'm always asked is what is NLP? Neuro Linguistic Programming. It is a model of interpersonal communication. Simply put, NLP is the study of excellence. 

At its core, NLP teaches us the difference between success and failure.

Have you ever found yourself envious of others wondering "why isn't that me?" NLP answers this question and more importantly "How can that be me?". It teaches us how to understand belief systems, how people organize their thoughts,...

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Can I Learn NLP From a Book?

nlp nlp training Aug 21, 2019

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina.

The problem was that my parents didn’t have enough money at the time for me to take lessons. So I went to the library and took out every book I could find on ballet. I studied the history, the stories, the lives of famous ballet dancers... I even found books on the techniques and practiced daily.

But it wasn’t until I stepped foot into a real class that I actually learned ballet.

NLP is the same.

There are many books on NLP and some are even worth reading. However, until you step foot into an NLP class, you’ll never really know NLP.

A book can teach you theory, jargon, and concepts, but NLP is a “do with” process. You can only really learn NLP by doing it with other people. You need people to practice and experiment with in real time while you learn the concepts so that you get immediate feedback. You also need a trainer because you will  have questions about what you’re doing, how it...

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