Mind over Matter

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in NLP 101, NLP Introduction, NLP Singapore, NLP Success & Life Tips, NLP Techniques, NLP Training, Self Improvement | 0 comments

Athletes train to keep their bodies in prime condition.

Your mental faculties – the brain – also needs to be constantly exercised and honed to optimum performance.

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<< The biggest differentiator between mediocre and meteoric performance is the ability to work productively for long stretches of time >>

Quite often, and increasingly now, all of us have to work long hours. This could be due to heavy workload, to meet project time targets and a dozen other reasons. Of course, between these spurts of intense activity, one needs to take time out and recharge.

But you need to prepare for the sprints.

You need to intentionally develop your mental faculties and stamina. Only then can you effectively compete with those who have systematically built up their endurance over decades in the business world. Only then can you compete with the best and best them.

How do you build up mental faculties? How do you psyche yourself, discard negative baggage that holds you back and realise your full potential?

It’s simpler than what most people reckon.

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NLP 101 – 3 SECRETS THAT I HAVE LEARNT FROM DR JOHN GRINDER, CO-FOUNDER OF NLP, THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in NLP 101 | 3 comments

Hi Friends

I was off for almost 2 months and finally catch a breath to write this post.

When I started my NLP journey years back, I have always dreamt of meeting one of the Co-Founder of NLP, Dr John Grinder. It came true in Jul 2011 when I went to Brighton, United Kingdom. Do note that Anthony Robbins, one of the world’s top motivational speaker, learnt NLP from Dr John Grinder. Wow! Talking about NLP Guru.

Where is Brighton, UK?

You can check this out:

Brighton has a wonderful beach that instead of having fine sand, it has pebbles on it. If you were there walking bare-footed, you will feel like going for foot massage.

So how does Dr John Grinder looks like when he is in action? He wears something ‘in action’, sports wear. See below.

The first time when I saw him, I simply went over shook his hand, and told him that I finally met him in person. There was so much that I have read about him but seeing him in action, it was a totally awesome! He is really a GENIUS!

Let me share with you 3 SECRETS that I have learnt from John Grinder (my interpretation of his sharing) you can apply into your life and get more than 100% out of your life:

1) SECRET #1 – CALIBRATE, CALIBRATE, CALIBRATE

This was probably the simplest and yet most basic skills taught in NLP. Unfortunately, this was probably never mentioned after Day 1 of any NLP Training. What is calibration? It means observing the non-verbal cues of an individual, especially during the process of communication or NLP intervention. Since most information communicate non-verbally, the ability to observe subtle changes in the non-verbal cues are critical. Why important? Because the “Meaning of any communication is the response you get”. Imagine that you are doing a presentation, a sales pitch, building rapport, etc., calibrating whether your client is responding positively is critical so that you can make changes to your communication methods and thus achieve your outcome. If not, you don’t even know why you have been rejected, and why you did not get the message across. There is a saying that goes like “It’s not what you know but who you know” and in order to know the “who’s who”, you not only need great communication skills but calibration skills as well.

2) SECRET #2 – MANAGING YOUR STATE

Emotions (ie. State) generates responses/behaviours and reponses/behaviours produce OUTCOME and thus changes your LIFE! I recalled he said something like “It’s not scary when you are in a tight situation, but it will be scary when you lose your state”. Tell me about it. Imagine how I felt when my doctor told me that I had cancer last year’s July? I losed my state immediately and I went into a shock for a few days. It took me a few days before I reframed the challenge that I faced and how to move forward with my life. Once I have done that, my state changes into a positive one, and thus my respond to it. During that time, I continued with the launch of my 1st charity project in August 2010, where I donated all of the sales proceeds of my book titled ‘Do You Have What It Takes to Be BOSS?’, to ‘The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund’. This project was featured on 938Live Radio Station ‘The Living Room’ and Straits Times. My fight with Renal Cancer was subsequently published in Straits Times ‘Mind Your Body’ and I was also interviewed on 938Live Radio Station ‘A Slice of Life’.

So how do one create any resourceful state that he/she wants? In the classuc code, NLP Patterns used would be various types Anchoring. Now, the New Code NLP games will be used to generate a high performance state and then subsequently, the client will be placed in the relevant context with the resourceful state so that the context becomes the Trigger.

3) SECRET #3 – CLEAN THIRD

One of our best mentor that we can any time, any where is simply ……….. ourselves. We spent most of our time in our 1st position but rarely, we take a step back, observe ourselves in 3rd position (ie. observer’s position) and then give feedback to ourself on what we have done well and what we can do better. Whne I was in Brighton, I was evaluating myself every single day. That was probably the most thought-provoking moments when I have to praise and critic myself.

So how can you TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE THEN?

I will share with you more on how.

Chat with me by attending our Free NLP Workshop.

Have a GREAT Week ahead!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?”
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NLP 101 – HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS USING NLP

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in NLP 101 | 0 comments

Hi Friends

Now you understand what NLP is all about and a brief history of NLP. Ther next question is how do you use it to produce results for yourself?

One of the essence of NLP is NLP Modelling. In simple terms, NLP allows any individual to understand a the pattern of thoughts of any outstanding individuals (eg, Top sales people, top public speakers, top corporate executives, etc.) and run this set of programmes consciously in our mind to an extent that it becomes part of us (unconscious). When we need a certain behaviour such as confidence, bravery, motivation, etc., we just need to ‘switch on’ this patterns and let it run in our mind. That will unconscious produce any type of behaviour that we want. 

In a nutshell, when we want Confidence for Public Speaking, click on the ‘switch’ and Confidence is what we’ve got. When we want Motivation to do well in our work,  click on the ‘switch’ and Motivation is what we’ve got.

For a more technical explanation, you can watch John Grinder ‘s (Co-founder of NLP) video below:

A simpler explanation by Anthony Robbins:

Want to know how NLP can help you to ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU WANT? Chat with me by attending our Free NLP Workshop.

Have a GREAT Weekend!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?”
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NLP 101 – WHO MADE NLP POPULAR?

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in NLP 101 | 0 comments

Dear Friends

Some of you may heard this name before – Anthony Robbins or Tony Robbins. Who is this guy anyway?

This man started his carreer as a janitor, yes, a janitor (ie. cleaner), who eventually made millions through the power of NLP. Robbins began his career promoting seminars for Jim Rohn, a business philosopher, who passed away on 5 Dec 2009. According to Robbins, Jim Rohn taught him that “happiness and success in life are not the result of what we have, but rather of how we live. What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life.”

Watch Part 1 of his Biography here:

Later part of his years, Robbins began teaching NLP after training with co-founder of NLP, Dr John Grinder. In 1983, Robbins learned firewalk from Tolly Burkan and began to incorporate it into his seminars. Robbins also teaches Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC) though in my opinion, it’s just a renaming of NLP.

My question for you is this – If you are to talk to any janitor that is working within your vicinity and you ask him whether will he become a millionaire in the future, what will he say? He will probably think that you are crazy. But if you could turn back time and ask Anthony Robbins the same question, what will he say? Do you see what thoughts that go inside the mind changes your future entirely?

Ask yourself this question when you look at the mirror every single day ‘ “Who do you see yourself as?”. Whatever your answser is, you are right. You simply becomes you who think you are. If you think that you are not good enough, you really are because you will never do things that will make you good enough simply because you do not think that day will come. If you think that you are confident, you really are, because you will do things that will further enhance this confidence simply because you strongly believe that was true. How we look at ourselves and our thoughts manifest into our behaviour which 100% determines our FUTURE!

Want to know how NLP can help you to ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU WANT? Chat with me by attending our Free NLP Workshop.

Have a GREAT Weekend!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?”
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NLP 101 – HOW NLP WAS BORN

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in NLP 101 | 0 comments

Dear Friends

Many thought that NLP was a new tool. In fact, it started way back in 1970s and has evolved and time tested across across 40 years. Some pointers about the history of NLP are as follows:
• NLP began in early 1970s, when Richard Bandler (a psychology student I University of California Santa Cruz) was transcribing a taped therapy session by Gestalt Therapist Fritz Perls
• Bandler found certain patterns of Perls language which increase its acceptance by clients
• Bandler brought his findings to John Grinder (a linguist) and they produced “Meta Model”
• Bandler & Grinder subsequently modelled after 3 extraordinary psychotherapist: Fritz Perls (Psychotherapist), Virginia Satir (Family Therapist), Dr Milton Erickson (Hypnotherapist) and uncovered the patterns of human excellence
• Went on to model after achievers in other fields (business, sports, education, health, etc) and identify their common structure – NLP was born
• Both of their initial discoveries were recorded in 4 books between 1975 and 1977. The books were called “The Structure of Magic I & II”, “Patterns I & II” and 2 books on Erickson’s hypnotherapy work
• NLP was then evolved into 2 complementary directions: 1) As a process to discover the patterns of excellence in any field, 2) As the effective ways of thinking and communicating used by outstanding individuals

Bandler and Grinder reviewed many hours of audio and video of the top 3 psychotherapists spent months imitating how they worked with clients, in order to replicate or ‘model’ the communication patterns which supposedly made these individuals more successful than their peers. While the style and approach of these psychotherapists were apparently different, Bandler and Grinder believed that all experts in human communication (including Perls, Satir and Erickson) have patterns in common that could be learnt by others. They claimed that there were a few common traits expert communicators – whether top therapists, top executives or top salespeople – all seemed to share.

Want to know how NLP can help you to ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU WANT? Chat with me by attending our Free NLP Workshop.

Have a GREAT Weekend!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?”

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NLP 101 – WHAT IS NLP …….. REALLY

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in NLP 101 | 0 comments

Dear Friends

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, in which I would call it a psychology of excellence and a technology of achievement. It was founded by both Richard Bandler and linguist, DrJohn Grinder, in the early 1970s. It is a powerful tool that encompasses the 3 most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology (ie. Neuro) , language (ie. Linguistic) and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, our mind and how we think and behave which stems from our 5 senses. Language in this case means verbal and other non-verbal communication systems through which our perceptions are coded, ordered and given meaning. It also meant how we use such languages to order our thoughts and to communicate with others. Our programming determines how we organized our ideas and actions to achieve our results and the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay effects our body and behavior (programming), and eventually results.

In simpler terms, NLP is how you can use the language of the mind, to create any desired emotions (eg. confidence, courage, powerful, etc.) that you want and subsequently produce the results that you want. NLP is not only about competence and excellence, it is also about wisdom and vision.

For the techie people who wants a more in-depth definition, listen to the co-founders themselves by watching the following video below:

(I) What is NLP? – by Dr John Grinder

(II) What is NLP? – by Richard Bandler

Want to know how NLP can help you to ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU WANT? Chat with me by attending our Free NLP Workshop.

Have a GREAT Weekend!

Cayden Chang
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International
BSc(Hons), MSc
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?”

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