The second time I met Graham I did not recognise him. Admittedly it had been several years since the previous meeting when he had attended an in-house NLP programme for the Marketing company he was working for at the time. Even when he introduced himself I still could not place him. He subsequently told me he was pleased that I could not, as he did not like the person he had been back then and had wanted to dissociate from all that he was. Then I remembered – not only did he look different – fitter and alive and healthy, but his whole attitude had changed from one of disbelief and cynicism to one of curiosity and openness. He had resisted all that I was teaching in that earlier time.
He now has profound hearing loss. The intense chemotherapy had taken his hearing but had been a part of what had given him back his life. And another part of that recovery of life he put down to what he had dismissed but now deeply valued – NLP. He believes he had worried himself into cancer. He worried about most things back then and was argumentative about most things too. I can vouch for that!!
Graham has achieved some remarkable results … not only learning how to present at several of my conferences without words … he has discovered a passion for fitness, become a CYQ Level 3 qualified personal trainer … he works as a freelance writer and designer… and he has authored several books (his latest, Earthshine, is available on Amazon)
Graham writes a regular column about fitness for tech news website Cult of Mac … and for New Year’s he has chosen to write about how to set goals … how very appropriate for the time of year and for some of the programmes I will be running in the next few months. I love the way he has used the principles of setting well formed outcomes to achieve these remarkable results and how he has shared them here.
Here is the article: How to make your New Year’s resolution stick with Apple Fitness+