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Are you a procrastinator?

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  Procrastination refers to the act of delaying or postponing tasks, often despite knowing that it might lead to negative consequences; it is actually a form of anxiety. While it may seem counterintuitive, there are several potential reasons why people procrastinate, and the purpose or underlying causes can vary from person to person. Common reasons include: 1.       Lack of motivation: When individuals lack a clear sense of motivation or interest in a task, they may postpone it. Motivation plays a crucial role in driving behaviour, and without it, tasks may be perceived as less rewarding or important. 2.       Fear of failure: Some people procrastinate due to a fear of not meeting expectations or facing failure. This fear can create anxiety and avoidance behaviour, leading to delays in starting or completing tasks. 3.       Perfectionism: A desire for perfection can hinder productivity. If individuals set unrealistically high standards for themselves, they may procrastina

What is imposter syndrome and how can NLP help?

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  What is imposter syndrome and how can NLP help? Impostor syndrome refers to a psychological phenomenon where individuals doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud, despite evidence of their competence and success. Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes originally identified Imposter syndrome in 1978. People experiencing impostor syndrome often attribute their achievements to luck or external factors rather than acknowledging their own skills and abilities. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and a constant fear of being exposed as a "fake." Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a set of tools and techniques aimed at understanding and influencing human behaviour, communication, and thought patterns. While NLP may not be a recognised therapeutic approach in the same way as traditional psychotherapy and CBT, it has been shown as an effective approach to address issues like impostor syndrome. Here's how NLP may be

Don't get NLP'd on!

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  Are you fed up with being NLP’d on? So many people are flogging NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) as a wonder product to solve all problems that it can cause confusion and even disinterest. That is a massive disservice and has led me to write this brief article I first became interested in NLP as an operations director managing an engineering business in the Midlands. I believe NLP is a model for improved communication, it is not a thing in itself, it’s how you apply the skills in specific contexts. As an engineer, I love the systems thinking-based approach; it is human engineering in action. The NLP outcomes model is how project management works. Lean mind management is the communications application of Lean Management; it is often misunderstood and poorly introduced. All the tools that enable a business to succeed are the tools that enable the staff (our biggest resource) to be successful. Richard Bandler described NLP as “The study of the structure of subjective experience and wh