"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

April 3, 2014

Chapter 16: Modelling (NLP for Personal Success)

Hello, World! We're back to the NLP session.

Have you ever felt like you want to be the best in the field where you are right now?
If you want to be a great scientist, do you ever wish you were Einstein?
If you want to be a life coach, do you ever wish you were Anthony Robbins?
Do you ever wish you were Beyonce? #oops
Do you ever wish you cen both sing and play piano at the same time the way Alicia Keys does? #eh #oops

Do you know that it all can actually happen using Modelling?
Yes, it is!


On previous chapters before, I believe that I've typed the word "Modelling" a few times. In case you already forgot it, Modelling is a method used to model (copy) the behavior of people who the the best in the field where we want to be the best too.

The book teaches us that human is actually a natural impersonator. We copy to survive. If you have a little sister or brother or cousin (or if you're much much older than me, a baby), you must know how cute s/he is. #wronglyfocused #sorryimdistracted. 
Babies impersonate the things we do. We clap our hands, they clap their hands. We eat, they eat. We dance, they -yes- they dance too!
When babies hear people sing, repeatedly, they'll try to sing too.
And thet continues until we grow up. It never stops.

Modellling, in NLP, is intended to make us do things as good as the experts, and then to teach others to do it best. (It's a take amnd give process, actually.)

There are two types of Modelling, according to what we're about to model.
Simple modelling is when we model simple things. For example when we try to sing a song as good as the real singer. In simple modelling we only need to watch, learn and practice.

While complex modelling is more...complicated.
For example we want to learn how to be a great singer (forgive me for giving examples with singing thing...)
We got great choices here: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Mariah Carey, Adam Levine, Phil Collins, etc etc.
Supposed we choose Alicia Keys. By using simple modelling, we can sing as good as her (or at least like most people who cover her songs goodly).
But if we want to have power as great as hers, great energy she shares with audiences when performing in concerts, to sing with heart as heartfully as her, to fully determined like her, we'll definitely need to use complex modelling.

Here are the things we need to think about when using complex modelling:
-Meta Programs
-Representational system and submodalities
-Language patterns
-Strategies
-Values and beliefs

Still in the Al Keys thingy. we also need to use Neurological Levels. We gotta learn the environment she lives in, the behavior she has, her capability, her faith and belief, her identity and her spirituality.

Thank God we're living in the internet ra. We don't need to meet Al Keys personally, we just search her name on Google, and pops! We DO heart Internet, don't we? ;)

Reading articles about her can also be called as Indirect Modelling, while watching her performances on Youtube is a direct one (because we can watch how she breathes, talks to others, etc etc).

Remember, Modelling is used to model the best of someone, but we don;t need to be them 100%. We just gotta filter it and find what we need to model.

Now that we know about Modelling, I hope we can make the best out of this knowledge.

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