In this NLP video I am going to show you how your thoughts can either work for or against you – and how you can transform your life using a simple yet powerful questioning technique.
Building a Framework for Positive Thinking
We start with our present state, the present situation, the problem. You need just enough information about the present state to give you an understanding of it but if you ask too many “why” questions like, “Why do you get anxious, why do you stress, why do you smoke, why are sales low this month?” – then you get a because, a because, a because – which tends to reinforce the problem.
So in NLP we shift our attention across to the desired outcome and we ask questions like:
1. What is the problem that needs to be addressed, if any, and what is the desired outcome?
2. What will the desired outcome specifically look like, sound like and feel like?
3. When do you want the outcome; where do you want the outcome; with whom do you want the outcome?
Then we get to the why. Why do you want the outcome? Why else do you want the outcome? So you elicit all the reasons why you might want the outcome. This helps build the motivation to take action.
And then we get into the how – questions like, “Do you know what to do?” So we have shifted our attention away from the present state to the desired outcome.
This brings us to the use of questions, statements and commands. You ask questions that are useful – then you make statements – and then you give yourself commands and tell yourself to go take action towards the desired outcome. Over arching all of that will be some higher frames of mind. Remember he who sets the frame controls the game.
The most important question is, “Do your thoughts serve you?”
1. How to think positive thoughts.
2. Learn the NLP Meta Model
3. NLP for Forex Traders - How to get into the Zone?