Welcome to my NLP blog. This is the first blog of many to come! NLP has grown in popularity in the UK over the last few years – it used to be about 15 years ago that people would look mystified when I said I worked as an NLP coach, now even when I meet people at social events, a large number of people have heard of it. At the moment I am currently running an NLP Master Practitioner training – this is a highly rewarding training to run – seeing Practitioners reach new levels of personal and professional mastery is a real pleasure. 15 days of exploring NLP at the deepest possible level, understanding how people think, respond, communicate and achieve outstanding results in every area of life. Part of the training involves doing a modelling project where students choose someone who excels in some area, whether business, sports, the arts or anything else and they model how the person achieves such levels of excellence. Some time ago I remember training at the Royal Academy of Music, where I studied the violin and watched students practicing for up to 9 hours every day. I always thought it was better to work smart rather than hard and realised that it was the quality of practice that mattered and managed to achieve high levels in much shorter amounts of time.