“Lying to Ourselves” or “Why Bother Getting Up in the Morning?

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“Lying to Ourselves” or “Why Bother Getting Up in the Morning?

You know that old joke? A tourist in New York City stops a patrolman to ask for directions. “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” The policeman answers,  “Practice, practice, practice.” As a Personal Success Coach, here is what I tell people and what I chose to believe for myself: “consistent and focused effort towards your goal will get you …

More about Tonality

Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP, speaks of tonality in a manner very similar to this: He points at his nose while speaking in a very nasal tonality and says, “This is your nose.” Then he points at his throat, shifts his tonality downwards and says, “this is your throat.” He continues by pointing to his chest, and lowering his tonality …

Rail Trail run fun

I’ve lost count of how many marathons I’ve run. It’s under 18 and more than 12.Along the way I’ve run thousands of miles in an effort to get in shape enough to run them well and ultimately qualify for Boston. The thing is, I can’t really do that anymore. I mean, never say never, but it would appear my calf …


Ericksonian Hypnotic Language PatternsEarly in my NLP/Hypnosis training I was in Santa Cruz, California, attending a workshop. After class one day I walked along the beach with a more advanced student who knew a lot about language patterns. When I asked her how to begin gaining facility with them she turned to me and said, “you’ll find that the pattern …

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