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Using NLP to get closer to your goals

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  1. 1. Goals!How close are you to yours? Gamaka Perera - Wellness Practitioner Reiki Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner
  2. 2. Plan for next hourNLP – light definitionAre goals important?Setting an achievable goal
  3. 3. What is NLP
  4. 4. Word by wordNLP = N.L.P. = Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingNeuro Linguistic = Mind-body systemProgramming = We are in control
  5. 5. What NLP really is?Study of human excellenceIntent: modeling human excellence and transferring itto others as a skill
  6. 6. What has been modeled so far? Setting achievable goals Being creative – Walt Disney way Rapidly moving to empowered states Building better relationships Precise communications Clearing past by traversing time-line Breaking limiting beliefs
  7. 7. What has been modeled so far? Resolution of the internal conflicts Adopting new behaviors that supports you Having a new and fruitful perspectives in life Building rapport fast Curing phobia and deep fears Building a new identify And many more…
  8. 8. Are Goals Important?
  9. 9. 2nd Habits“7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, by Dr Covey2nd Habit: Begin with the End in Mind
  10. 10. Alice in Wonderland“Would you tell me, please,which way I ought to go from here?” (Alice)“That depends a good dealon where you want to get to,” said the Cat.“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,”said the Cat.
  11. 11. Goal Blockers
  12. 12. Usual suspectsYou may not have lot of buy-in to the goalYou or others you love/ like may be negativelyaffected if you achieve the goalYou might not realize all the resources you alreadyhave to achieve the goal
  13. 13. Failing PAWPossibility You can never prove something is impossible, just that you don’t know how to do that, yetAbility You have not reached the upper bounds of you capabilitiesWorthiness You are worthy of all your dream
  14. 14. Many are closer to the goalsthan they think, sometime they give up near the end 
  15. 15. Your Goals
  16. 16. What are your three most important goals for… Health Relationships Career Personal Development Finance and Money Education Any other
  17. 17. Step 1: Specific and PositiveAre the goals positive? I hate travelling in bus every morning (Negative) I want to have a car (Positive)Are the goals specific? I want to have a car (Vague) I want to have a Honda Hybrid in three months (Specific)
  18. 18. Clean up the goals…Make them positive and specificWhere possible make them HUGG Huge, Unbelievably Great Goals
  19. 19. Pick the most important GoalThere are many ways to find the most important goal,for now, go with your gut feeling
  20. 20. Step 2: Create a new memory of the goal See what you would see, hear what you would hear and feel what you would feel when you have achieved the goal (Associated) Does this feel right for you? If not make the necessary changes to the goal, till you feel its right
  21. 21. Step 3: Check for ecologyMake memories with your loved ones after youachieved your goal, if needed please feel free tochanges the goal
  22. 22. Step 4: Make the goal appealing Change the brightness, location, tempo, pitch, feeling etc. to make the goal more appealing Step out of the memory and see yourself in the memory (Dissociated)
  23. 23. Step 5: Evidence criteriaHow will you know when you have reached your goal?
  24. 24. Step 6: Current resourcesWhere are you with this goal?Have you achieved a similar or same goal before?Do you know someone who has achieved the goal?What are the resources you already have to achievethe goal?
  25. 25. Step 7: Resources neededWhat else do you need to achieve this goal?
  26. 26. Step 8: Break it downBreak down the goal to doable sub goalsRemember, there is more than one way to skin a cat
  27. 27. Step 9: Action!