Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Intro

What is NLP?

According to wikipedia, when communicating with someone, rather than just listening to and responding to what a person is saying, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) aims to also respond to the nonverbal cues expressed, such as voice tone, gestures, posture, facial expressions and eye movements.
NLP explores what a person sees, hears and feels (current frame of mind) that determines chosen actions to achieve an outcome.

This is a highly fascinating area of study and I'd urge you to explore this practice if you are interested in reframing problems and opportunities. Along with the Tao, it sparked my invention of the problem-solving method, Harmonize It!


WHY do we have earlobes?

WHY do we have earlobes? What is the evolution in this?

I'm not going any farther than this other than writing the question down. In the past, I've researched many q's like this one and found the answer, just sitting there in Google. This time, I find myself more than content just knowing the answer is there...if I ever really needed it ;)

today's challenge: write down your various questions - just for the sake of writing them down. when there is no pressing need to analyze or figure stuff out, sometimes it's fun to just express the interesting question. someone else may have great fun figuring it out!

Intro to Speedwriting


short. no vowels. LTD details. get your ideas down quick. more time for important stuff.

to the right, see some common abbreviations. and here's a simple description of what it is, taken from wikipedia:

Speedwriting is phonetic and condenses words by omitting silent letters and only writing long vowels, and initial short vowels. There are other abbreviating devices, including capitalization, and the use of punctuation marks to denote combinations of sounds. It uses around 100 abbreviations for common words and suffixes.


your employees can easily learn this tool and it will help them take quicker notes at meetings. your students take great interest in quickly capturing facts to aid in their notetaking strategies. you can also learn how to capture your thoughts in an abbreviated manner so that you can have more time - with less details!

Mindmapping Intro

Breaks boundaries. Free association. Pictures. Color. Gets your ideas down quick.

I LOVE Mindmapping! Here's a simple description of what it is, taken from wikipedia:

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas , tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize and classify ideas, and as an aid in notetaking, problem solving, decision making, study, and writing. It is an image-centered diagram that represents semantic or other connections between portions of information. By presenting these connections in a radial, non-linear graphical manner, it encourages a brainstorming approach to any given organizational task, eliminating the hurdle of initially establishing an intrinsically appropriate or relevant conceptual framework to work within.


your employees can use this innovative method to capture, organize and share critical project data in a visual format that is easily understood throughout the project planning stage. your students can also learn how to capture facts/thoughts down quickly to aid in their study strategies. you, too, can learn how to organize your thoughts in a visual manner so that you can start thinking outside of your own norm!