Motive Experts!

Whether you believe in such concepts as “fate” or “signs from God”, or (substitute your own term for divine intervention or synchronicity), every now and then life reveals glimpses or reminders of the path to which we’ve devoted ourselves. Keli, my wife, and I were walking into a store not long ago, around sunset. The […]

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Rough Seas: Time to Adjust Your Sails

It is great to be out there, interacting with the world again. A few months ago, I was involved in a car accident that made a really good point about symbols and how we perceive them. Semiotics, or the study of signs and symbols, could be applied to something as simple as traffic signs and […]

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Meaning Reframe

Portions of this article are excerpted from an NLP Practitioner Certification class held in 2000. Meaning reframe is the experience we’ve all had naturally where we “know” what is happening, what it means to us, and therefore what we expect will happen next. Suddenly, we have an experience or receive new information that abruptly changes […]

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The Milton Model

The Milton Model is in many ways the inverse of the Meta Model. As we covered in that lesson, through three processes, Deletion, Distortion and Generalization, we can speak and be artfully vague. That is, we can speak in a manner that’s vague enough that the listener can “fill in the blanks” with their own […]

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The Meta Model

The underlying principle here is that through three processes we will explain shortly, Deletion, Distortion and Generalization, people can create global attitudes and experiences that ignore or modify their perception of the otherwise rich experience surrounding them. By instead focusing on an impoverished experience with limited possibilities and pain, they can become very successful at […]

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