SMART Goals

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:47

Goals are measurable outcomes that one sets, achieves, and then crosses off a list, or conversely that one forgets about, drops or leaves for a different or modified goal.

SMART Goals share the following characteristics:

Life Mission

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:44

A life mission is the kind of outcome that shapes one's entire life. A life mission has these characteristics:

  • Long Term
  • Clear and Compelling
  • Connect with Core Values and Identity
  • Emotionally Compelling
  • Seem Impossible at First
  • Do not Require Sacrifice of Present Moment for Future Outcome

It is not surprising to learn that many people go through life, never having discovered the specific purpose they were born to do.

NLP Sensory Based Outcomes

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:43

NLP Sensory-Based Outcomes

In NLP, an outcome is more than a goal. An outcome includes sensory-based evidence, such that you know when you have reached an outcome because the outcome is recognizable by your senses. In other words, based on what you can see, hear, feel, smell or taste, how do you know you have reached your outcome? To use a barbecue as an example... what do perfectly cooked chops look, sound and smell like before you remove them from the grill?

NLP Strategies

Submitted by Craig on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:40

In NLP, Strategies Link the Mind with the Body

In NLP, a mind and body that is not running strategies, or mental patterns, is asleep or dead... in which case we really don't need NLP. But for those of us that are alive and awake, it's profitable to understand how strategies in the mind and body work in real time and in the real world.

NLP Presuppositions

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:54

NLP Presuppositions are powerful assumptions that we hold in mind when working with ourselves and others. Acting as if they were true shaves time and resistence off the change process.

Let's take these one at a time:

Neurological Levels

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:48

Remember at all times that the map is not the territory. Still, there are many models in NLP that can help us share our maps of the world. We owe a debt to Robert Dilts for helping to develop one such model for understanding behaviors, motivations, and relationships called Neurological Levels. The levels are:

What is NLP?

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:55

Defining Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neurolinquistic Programming, or NLP, has as many definitions as there are people who struggle to define it. For some, NLP is a competitive business within a larger competitive self-help industry with sages on stages competing for proselytes. Some of those gurus have used the NLP term, and others have re-branded NLP as their own formula for success. For others, NLP is a therapeutic toolset, used to help them in their coaching or psychotherapeutic work with others.

Site Reboot

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 17:22

We've decided that Drupal 8 is a great platform for the future of Grass Roots NLP, but unfortunately, it is going to take some time and elbow grease to get our content loaded back into this new Drupal version. Please be patient!

Levels of Learning

Submitted by Craig on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:52

Levels of learning is a simple model for helping us understand where we are in our progression of learning a new skill or body of knowledge. We all go through these stages on our way to mastery or we may stop at some point short of mastery.

When we know where we are along this progression gives us hope because we see light at the end of the tunnel, and knowing that others also go through the same stages when learning a skill we can avoid becoming discouraged along the way.