I hope you had a great Christmas!
I’ve decided to take a few days off this Christmas – over the last few years I’d be busy with marketing and enquiries even on Christmas day, but this year I thought I’d have a little break. It’s really great to take a break from email and messages – it made me realise how much time we spend glued to our computers!
We watched some old movies and whilst watching it I suddenly thought about how in the movie mobile phones and computers hadn’t even been invented yet – but people still seemed to be able to meet up and get on with their lives!
These days most people I know would find it difficult to get by for a day without their mobile phone or computer – it’s become an essential part of their existence.
Running a business, I often find it tricky to find all the time I should to keep up with social media which is becoming a more and more important part of business.
But to me the thing I like to do most is spend ‘real’ time with people. The virtual world makes it easy to keep in touch, but there’s no substitute for being with someone and really being in their company. In 10 years time you might be able to spend a ‘virtual’ Christmas with 3d representations of friends and family, but would it really be like the ‘real’ thing?
And it’s the same thing with NLP – you can learn it remotely or from a book, but there’s no substitute for the ‘real’ thing. Sure, if you can’t make an NLP training in person, learning remotely is really useful, but I’d always recommend attend a live training at some point as well to really learn it in depth.
In a live NLP training you get to practice everything with different people in an intensive environment that is ideal for learning and developing and really get to ‘live’ NLP and not just watch or read it!
And just like at Christmas you wouldn’t buy the cheapest ‘knockoff’ gifts for the people you really care about, would you want to get the cheapest ‘knockoff’ NLP training for yourself?
Of course not!
Where you learn NLP matters. Several places promote ‘free’ NLP courses, but remember that they are not free for your benefit even though the marketing material suggests it. They are designed to get you in a room and sell you the main course. And there are a lot of free NLP courses that get you ‘pumped up’ and leave you wanting more. But NLP isn’t just about the hype – it’s about learning deeply.
So if you want to learn some skills and principles that could totally transform your life and help you turn your dreams into reality, then invest in the best Christmas present you could ever have and attend a quality NLP course.
We have NLP Practitioner courses running in 2011 in March and June – see our schedule to find out more…