The other day I was at a friends house, and I noticed she had one of the Harry Potter books on the bookshelf.
I remember when those first came out, I was one of those guys who got them as soon as they were released, and read them within a few days.
They follow the classic pattern, “The Hero’s Journey,” described by Joseph Campbell, who studied mythology for pretty much is entire career.
The book in question was the one where the good guys created a secret army to fight against the army of the bad guys.
The good guys would meet in secret to practice magic spells, so when they day came where they had to do battle with the forces of evil, they’d be ready.
If you want to create your own army of supporters, there’s a pretty easy way. And it only requires some easy language magic.
Actually all it requires is a small shift in how you communicate. The shift is from talking about you, to talking about whoever you’re talking to.
All of us have a collection of unmet wants, needs desires, etc. As well as a collection of fears and anxieties about whether or not we are going to get them fulfilled.
One of Tom Clancy’s books is titled “The Sum Of All Fears,” and the title is a reference to what happens when you get a group of high powered people together. The topic of the conversation usually gravitates to the sum of their collective fears.
Similarly, when we’re in conversations, unless we’re careful, the topics will be centered upon our fears. It won’t come out exactly like saying specifically what we’re afraid of, but our fears will be expressed.
Which is why consciously ditching your fears, and consciously keeping the conversation focused on what the other person wants is about as close to magic as you can get.
Especially when you get them talking about their ideal future, in plenty of different rep systems.
Anytime you can get somebody describing their ideal future in explicit detail, they start to feel pretty good.
And of course, they’ll connect those good feelings to you. Which means they’ll be thinking about you, and your needs later on.
When they’re out moving through the world. Anytime they see something that’s even remotely connected to YOUR needs? They’ll think of you.
Do this enough, with enough people, and you’ll have your own army of folks out there watching out for you.
To learn the set of language tools that makes this much easier, check out the link below:
A world of magic is waiting for you.