“The best thing about the future is that– Abraham Lincoln
it comes one day at a time.”
The problem with NLP today is that most people go into it only for the money, not for improving the field. The fact is that, as a potentially recognized profession, it does not have a solid future. Maybe by changing its name and making something academic out of it, it will, but there is no chance that it can be licensed and supervised, not after 38 years of printing certificates that have no consistent standards behind them. I don’t mean to put too fine a point on this. The insights of NLP will continue, even if the term “NLP” fades from public awareness. But your NLP skills will be valuable and meaningful, regardless of what happens to the NLP moniker. And they are at their highest when you are using your acuity and insight to produce new models, and to improve upon existing ones. That is the basis of NLP, not the cookbook of methods that NLP has accumulated. Just as science is the means for discovery, NLP is the means for modeling.
Science is not just the information that has accumulated through the scientific method, and NLP is not just the techniques that have accumulated through modeling.
I have written this website not only to provide you with hundreds of successful techniques you can use instantly, but to take away the obsession so many NLP learners suffer from: “if I learn just one more technique, everything will change for me”. This is the wrong approach. Take this website as a starting point. To grow, you have to work on it. I want you to take this exploration and experimentation of techniques and bring into it the true spirit of NLP: curiosity, flexibility and innovation. The more you get into the spirit of NLP, and the more you build unconscious mastery, the more you will spontaneously generate solutions, and the more you will be able to model the success of others.