Thought process models: NLP to the Three Principles and back.

– Posted in: Free Video, Psychology, Success, Video

In this video, I discuss the standard NLP model, Trevor Silvester's Memory Matrix and the Neuro-logical levels model from Robert Dilts. My objective for this video (recorded several years ago) was to describe my understanding of the underlying principles on which Neuro-linguistic programming is based and how it integrated in to my new understanding of the Three Principles. However, The Three Principles has had a more positive effect on my life than anything I have experienced with NLP. I was thinking of clipping the last few seconds or adding some clarification. I decided to leave it as it as a snapshot of my development.

How does 15% equal 131%? Six areas to increased profit.

– Posted in: Business, Marketing

There are six areas in a business in which you can make changes and increase your profit. I have listed the areas below, along with some examples of the changes that could be made: 1. Increase the number of people who receive your message - By adding a video (or improving the existing one) on your web site - By carefully choosing the words in the titles of your marketing emails 2. Increase the number of people who take action on your message (your ‘leads’) - By giving immediate value and a compelling call to action 3. Increase your conversion rate (the number of enquires converted into customers) - By […]

A thought development experiment: What possibilities will you create in the next seven minutes?

– Posted in: Business, Psychology, Wellbeing

Hi, Steve here. I have something cool for you to try. What are two powerful questions that, when asked, increase your ability to create success - every time you use them? What are the questions that focus the minds’ of everyone involved and often initiate creative conversations? • “What do you want?” • “How will you know when you’ve got it?” The power lies in the thoughts, ideas and resulting conversations, the questions initiate. When used elegantly and with careful intent they encourage creativity, accountability and confidence. Here is a more focused rendition of the first question. I ask this at the beginning of a meeting: “If you could get […]

From anger to enthusiasm

– Posted in: Psychology, Success

Someone recently asked about the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) technique called 'Chaining Anchors'. I suggested that it is like having sign posts from one neuro-physiological state to an other. Anchoring is about associating a specific feeling, sight or sound with a specific emotional state. For instance, if someone laughs I might put my hand on their shoulder. After doing this a few times, each time they laugh, I can cause them to experience a feeling of mirth just by touching their shoulder. I use a clap of the hands as a trigger (to bring back) a feeling of motivation and enthusiasm. After creating anchors for curiosity, relaxation, happiness and energised motivation […]

Conflicting values and your quality of mind.

– Posted in: Psychology, Wellbeing

The better your quality of mind, the better your experience of life. When I first heard that statement it made sense to me. I make better decisions when I am not stressed so better thing happen to me when I have a ‘clear head’. Last week I noticed how a need we have from childhood can get in the way of happiness. All of us have things we value. For some being punctual is very important; for others politeness or table manners may be of great consequence. However, some things will be more important to us than others. Each of us has a ‘hierarchy of values’. For instance, it is […]

Happiness is just one thought away.

– Posted in: Psychology, Wellbeing

The great thing about 'Three Principles', or 'Inside-out' understanding of reality, is that there is nothing to learn and there are no techniques. It is the only thing I have ever experienced that can cause someone to transform their experience of life just by hearing about it. You don't have to do anything. The premise is quite simple: 1. You are alive; you have come some kind of life energy. You have a mind. 2. You have the power of thought; to think things. 3. You are conscious of your thoughts and of the chemical changed in your body that these thoughts create (labelled: fear, anxiety, happiness, arousal, etc). That […]

My coaching approach….

– Posted in: Business

Here is an example of the structure I use to create options for my coaching session. First, you’ll have the opportunity to identify and discover how to attain the goals you have for yourself. Then, you’ll get rid of the obstacles in your path and find out how to steer clear of potential failures. I don’t push people into doing things they don’t want to or limit the choices in how to get results. This process has worked for millions, and you’ll have a chance to find out for yourself how powerful it really is. My approach is completely unique. But don’t worry you’ll recognise the similarities to what you […]


– Posted in: Business, Psychology

Because we have experienced our interpretations clashing with the interpretations of other people we hold part of ourselves back. We are therefore rarely truly honest about how we feel in the communication of our thoughts, approach and reactions to events. For example. An adult who was abused as a child may hold onto a feeling of pain every day and never tell anyone We find that if we act in a certain way we can create the results that we want from life (to be praised, to be left alone, to avoid confrontation, etc). Also, if we adopt a certain point of view, based on our model of “how things […]