Modern life is full of distractions. No matter how much you want to reach a goal there will always be things to pull your attention away from it. However, to be successful you must be able to focus on what you really want. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an excellent way to do that.

One way to do that is to work on dissociation. NLP can train you to stop reacting in negative or overly emotional ways. Instead, it will teach you the ability to dissociate from the immediate emotional reaction and choose how you to want to respond.

Another great NLP tool is that of anchoring. Anchoring is a great technique to help you improve your ability to communicate in emotional situations. It will teach you how to read the other person and use your own body language and communication to set them at ease. In some instances, you can even use this technique to change people’s emotional responses.

Rapport is one of the most powerful NLP techniques because it can help you build trust and understanding very quickly with almost anyone.  This will help you avoid time consuming miscommunications and allow you to focus on achieving your goals—instead of worrying about how people will react.

Getting what you really want takes a laser-like focus. You’ve got to fine tune your abilities to remove distractions like you fine tune a microscope and then you’ll have success.

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Roger Terry

Director of Training and Coaching at Evolution Training Ltd
Roger Terry is one of the world’s leading experts on applying NLP to drive excellence both professionally and personally. Roger leads seminars and consults with companies all over the world, including in the UK, USA, Europe and Middle East. He is the author of several books, including The Hidden Art of Interviewing, NLP and Qualitative Research, NLP for Teachers and The NLP Toolkit.

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