Junk Vs. Real
A very famous “pattern” from NLP is the “quotes” pattern.
And like anything else from NLP, it’s taken out of context, never really tried, and lives in the world of “magic.”
It’s things like this that make people treat NLP as a pseudo since.
Which most of it really is.
The reason for this is pretty interesting.
Say you’ve got a bunch of NLP trainers.
And they teach some solid stuff.
And they figure out that the ONLY time people practice that solid stuff is IN the seminar room.
Then they try and experiment.
They come up with a bunch of purely made up junk.
Their plan is nobody will realize it’s made up junk, because nobody will ever practice it outside the seminar room.
Once THIS idea settles in, then it’s on like Donkey Kong.
Massive competition between teachers of made up metaphorical hooey, that the teachers KNOW nobody will ever practice.
So anybody who allegedly knows NLP has only really practiced NLP in a seminar room.
When everybody is pretending that it works.
But in real life?
No way, man!
So, how do you know the good stuff from the fake stuff?
The real stuff is stuff that was modeled from people who were NATURALLY persuasive.
Naturally gifted with their language.
And the “quotes” pattern has been used for thousands of years.
Idea Delivery System
It is a very, very powerful technique.
Imagine an old cave guy telling stories around the campfire.
For those guys, it was very, very much in EVERYBODY’s interest to get the kids as productive as possible, as quickly as possible.
But at the same time, they knew from experience (and from a few memories of fallen comrades) that it was scary as crap.
So they had to build up their courage.
But just an old guy looking at a kid and saying:
“I know you’re nervous, but it’s your destiny as a man to get out and kill something.”
Would have a certain amount of impact.
But suppose they told a story about a kid who got lost.
And was wandering around and found a cave.
And in the cave, he found a wizard.
An ancient wizard with amazing powers.
And when the wizard noticed this lost kid walk into the cave, the wizard said:
I’ve been waiting for you.
I’ve been waiting thousands of years for you.
You may not know this now, but you have a purpose.
Maybe you know this purpose, maybe you are still discovering this.
But your purpose is far more important than you can realize.
Your purpose is to do great things and to lead your people.
Only you can this.
This long quotes pattern, told TO a group of kids, would get them dreaming and fantasizing about growing up and being the best killers their tribe had ever seen.
How might YOU use the quotes pattern?
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.