Number 1 Myth About NLP Training



What is the number one myth about NLP trainings?

Before I launch into this, remember open enrollment begins in one week for my online NLP Practitioner Training. It’s finally here!

Enrollment will only be open for two weeks though. It will close on January 20th and if you enroll in the first week you will receive a one-on-one coaching session with me for free.

Feel free to email me any questions you may have about the training.

Also, my friend and colleague Mark Andreas is doing a workshop in Colorado called Metaphors of Movement in January. Discount pricing is still available. I would be attending it except I’m teaching the final, 8th, module of my practitioner training. If you’re in Colorado check it out!

Final Announcement:Dr. Matt is coming back to Santa Cruz February 3rd & 4th to teach Personal Branding. Whether you own a business or not, the power of personally branding yourself or your business will create the influence to attract business, relationships, and sales to you.

There’s this idea of knowing something. What does it mean to know something? What do you actually know?

I’ve been practicing yoga for 10 years. I find it really odd when people ask me if I “know” yoga. When I practiced martial arts people would ask me if I “know” karate.

This always sounded so strange to me because I never thought of these things as knowing them. They always felt like a practice; something I did rather than something I know.

NLP is no different.

The biggest myth about NLP trainings is that you’re going to “know” NLP when you’ve completed the training. It’s good for marketing. We like to be told we’re going to know something if we show up and complete the training, but the truth is once you’ve completed a practitioner training, the real NLP training has just begun.

NLP is no different than anything else you learn. Whether it’s martial arts, a language, or yoga, etc., you’re going to suck at it at first. You’re not going to be good or effective at it until you’ve put in enough practice.

If you were to attend a three or even a four week intensive to learn a language, you wouldn’t really know the language by the end of the intensive. You would know more than you did before the intensive and you would hopefully have enough ability with the language to launch you in the direction of competency.

But if you didn’t make using the language a regular practice, you would lose it.

NLP is no different… well actually NLP is easier to learn than a language, but it still takes regular practice.

Just like a language though, if you practice NLP regularly for years you will reach a threshold where you will know it and you will achieve a level of permanent competency, which means you can stop consciously practicing it for years and still be able to pick it up when you need it.

If you practice NLP long enough NLP becomes part of you and you will use it consciously and unconsciously. You will use it naturally, easily, and effectively especially when you really need it.


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