If you have been an ardent follower of NLP over the years you will agree that NLP is experiencing massive improvements. Simply put, NLP is going through a renaissance that is unprecedented in the many years. This is obvious from the level of popularity that is highlighted by the huge amount of NLP course bookings all over the world. The level of interest from new people and the area of interest have also experienced changes over the years. Thus, it is clear that NLP is presently in a renaissance state.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) has been known to us for over forty years and during this period, it has faced controversies and criticisms without several people stating lack of scientific backing as a stronghold against it. But over these years, NLP has stood strong and this strength can be attributed to the attributed to the NLP patterns that are being introduced and the success being recorded by NLP trained people both in coaching and in business.
For the Coach or Trainer
I can state categorically that, for the prospective trainer or coach, the opportunities are greater now than ever. It is an exciting time for those who are new to NLP and considering the possibility of majoring on it as a career in the form of a trainer or a coach. It is so because the times we are in are highly competitive times in which individuals and businesses are looking for ways to outperform their competitors. Since NLP has proved itself as one of such ways, a highly effective one at that, the public is now open to personal and professional improvement through the principles of NLP and other related fields. Such is the trend and I really do hope that you are not one of the few doubting Thomas that are yet to embrace the powers of NLP.
The Early Challenges of NLP
Unlike now when you can easily book a digital or physical appointment with an NLP expert, at the early stages of NLP publicity, that was not the case.
Some of the challenges included:
- An infant web: different from what it is today, the web then was not as advanced and flexible as it is today. As a matter of fact, the only way to find any NLP course was to subscribe to NLP journals and magazines where NLP where advertised. There were just a little number of journals that majored on NLP and information was scarcely available.
- Inactive NLP Companies: NLP companies were not what they are now. They hardly responded to requests for information especially to a totally new person. They preferred teaching NLP to people who had a therapy background. They often time failed to communicate what the course really was to a totally new person hoping to get into NLP.
- NLP was more theoretical than practical: the few organisations that taught NLP didn’t really teach its students how to get practical with NLP. It was based on pen and paper.
- It was expensive and reserved for the well to do.
NLP and NLP companies are different from what they used to be in the early days of NLP and this is evident in the widespread practice of the principles of NLP.
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