Location, Location, Location

You’ve probably heard about the importance of location when it comes to buying or leasing commercial real estate. After all, if customers don’t know where a business is or how to get to it, they are less likely to go there. I once heard Richard Bandler describe the importance of location in a seminar.

He teaches so much, and I am continuously using more, new different skills, and information from his seminars I’ve attended—even those from years ago. I simply try them on, and when it works for me, great! Otherwise, I try something different.

NLP-Practitioner-TrainingI realized this morning that for several weeks now, I had been allowing myself to be in the habit of snoozing every morning. (I define snoozing as hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock for anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes… sometimes even up to an hour… after the original ‘wake up’ alarm went off.) There is nothing inherently wrong with snoozing, however, I choose to wake up bright eyed, and bushy-minded.

For several weeks now, I’ve been hitting the snooze button, waking up, saying to myself, “Ahhhh! This feels so good!” Then convincing myself to continue laying in bed for just ‘a few more minutes’.

Then I’d start another dialogue: “Well, you know you’ve been working really hard… it’s ok, just take a 15 minute nap… you’ll wake up, more energized, then.”

Although I knew I was running this voice, I hadn’t realized until this morning that I wasn’t living that aspect of my life as I choose to. I was feeling ‘out of control.’

So this beautiful Sunday morning, my fabulous wife woke me with a gentle kiss, and the news that breakfast was ready. I was up very late last night working on our upcoming NLP™ Practitioner Training, and immediately told myself that it was Sunday, and I deserved to sleep later. This was despite the fact that I know how much better I feel throughout the day when I awaken early, and squeeze every second, every moment from each and every day. I lay there, as she walked out of the bedroom, playfully taunting me, “OK… breakfast’s gonna get cold.”

Then, I remembered something Richard (Bandler) said in a Design Human Engineering™ seminar (paraphrased): “So when you want to really… really make a difference in your experience, pay attention to the LOCATION of the internal dialogue…” I remember him saying something about the location being among the most important auditory components of experience. Perhaps this is different for everyone, but I did it this morning…

And now here I am, typing up this post, having eaten my warm breakfast, enjoying this gorgeous day! I hope everyone of you’re having fantastic weekends…