“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
T H White The Once and Future King
A few weeks ago I was bombarded with 35 year work anniversary congratulations on Linkedin. I was not even aware because I have been working for much much longer than that. 35 years is just the time I have been working for myself. And I have had so much learning along the way, much of it courtesy of some amazing exemplars on whose shoulders I stand and whose feet I worship. And I have not only survived, I have thrived in times of recession, massive change in personal circumstances, and Covid.
And I am so grateful to the immense learning I have had, and continue to have through NLP. Flexibility and Belief have been the key (but then so have simplicity, humour, truth, risk, creativity, uniqueness, flirting, continuous learning, doing what I love, awareness of my movement, dance, good red wine and staying fit – specifically for me cycling!)
So if you join me on one of my many programmes (retirement is not a word that features much in my vocabulary). I will ensure that you can tap into my lessons for life and work, all embedded in learning NLP.