An NLP Master Practitioner often wonders what tips their trainer still has to offer. There are many, but I selected 10 easy ones that will prove to be useful to you if you follow them. NLP is literally a life time of learning, and can always be improved. Even as a trainer I notice where places of additional mastery can be achieved. And when I check other professionals on youtube, I would say the same for them; some more than others. It is important that everything a Master Practitioner does with the tools, begins with a great intention and then is followed by a lot of practice. Stepping into an understanding that you don’t just need to practice to maintain, you need to practice to become more powerful in your skill set. A good leader is always learning; not always coaching, and most certainly not always training others.
Tips for the NLP Master Practitioner:
1. No mastery without the foundation.
NLP Master Practitioner can never become true mastery if you don’t master the very first things you learned. It may not be sexy to develop your rapport building skills, or your sensory acuity. But your work will fall or stand on it. It is often in mastering the non-sexy where you will achieve true mastery and progress in the more advanced.
2. Mastering the NLP Meta Programs will propel your effectiveness forward.
If you practice them daily in the real world, in chunks of 3 meta programs (not meta model, that’s a language pattern), you will easily achieve mastery in it. Both spotting them in others, as well as asking the right questions to reveal them. Understanding the underlying patterns in deletions, distortions, and generalizations in someones brain will help not just your design, but your individual and even group based NLP work. Everything becomes custom and beautifully tailored. This is where the NLP Master Practitioner of quality sets him or herself apart from others.
3. Your Milton Model must fly.
There is no denying it, these bigger patterns go a lot more smoothly when the Milton model can just roll off your tongue.
4. Your Meta Model must soar!
This one is predictable where it comes to information gathering. But think about it: how will it improve your modeling projects, your timelines, even your meta programs? And of course, your designs? In addition, it prevents you from fixing what isn’t broken, or trying to sell something that isn’t needed.
5. Know how to elicit emotional states as an Oscar winning performer who can play any role.
A lot of people find comfort doing their elicitations in the same ways. However the more flexibility you have here, the more effective you will be, especially in the larger patterns. It also allows for better custom work.
6. Knowing your own values at all times makes you more sexy!
It is not just about the values you can elicit in others. You yourself must know your values at any time: when they change, when you are meeting them, or when you’re not. It will help with rapport building. It may seem weird, but it will end up making your designs and large patterns more powerful.
7. When you connect to source and positive intention your effectiveness will improve your NLP Master Practitioner skills by 100%
Where we are broken we are disconnected from our core value, and where we are connected is where we are whole. Affecting lives with NLP, whether it is our own or someone else’s, is about connecting to your core values, because that’s where you are the same as your client. At the end of the day this connection is what you are trying to achieve for others.
8. Truly get the state elicitation and verbiage down
You need to know, properly through language, exactly how to associate, dissociate, past/present/future timelines, submodalities. In the end it is your ability to have this verbiage down that creates that big pattern experience.
9. Honor time and the work
Big pet peeve on my part: People who think that NLP is more fun when it is fast. This is an extremely cool part of NLP indeed. But when you do large work, take your time. Give the client that experience. If you truly honor the positive intention, you don’t want to rush a client through a phobia. You do the fast phobia cure, but you pair it with a design around it. When you connect someone to their values, or integrate their parts, you honor the magnitude and sacredness of what they are going through.
10. Practice, practice, practice.
I can’t say it enough. Keep practicing, keeping reading, keep training, keep taking classes interesting for the NLP Master Practitioner. Inside Global NLP Training we have a post-NLP Master Practitioner, and people can re-do their NLP Master Practitioner (for $300 or euro.)