Robb Whitewood Ranked #5 in the World NLP

Robb Whitewood has been ranked #5 in the World as NLP Global Gurus for 2016.  He is ranked #1 in Australia.  This independent classification can be found here:

Robb extends his gratitude to all his clients, students and associates for this privileged position.

The top 5 in the list for 2016 include:

Richard Bandler (co-creator of NLP), John Grinder (co-creator of NLP), Derren Brown (NLP / Hypnosis TV Celebrity), John La Valle    (NLP Trainer and Colleague and Promoter of Richard Bandler) & Robb Whitewood  (NLP Master Trainer and Master Hypnotist).


How are these rankings performed?   The selected Gurus are: trainers, speakers or thought leaders and selected based on  the following criteria:

  • Their ideas unique and viable.
  • Global Gurus are thought leaders, they create new concepts and ideas that promote the development in the areas of their expertise.
  • They affect others through their books, training, speaking and articles.
  • These should be people  influence the professional world.

New Year Resolution Blues

How do you make this year the beginning of the best year of your life? 

(Also known as “How do I avoid the New Years Eve blues”)

We have all done it, you know, made the new years eve resolution promise to ourselves, this year is going to be different. More exercise, better food, more fun, less work, more money, less bills. This year I’m going to spend more time with the kids/wife. I‘m definitely going to be spending less so I can start that savings plan to finally put that deposit on a house. By about January the 6th it is Yes I must start that tomorrow and before you know it is December 31st and nothing much has changed. You of course are now feeling the new years eve blues.

How about you make this year different. How about you actually do something about it.

Many of you will have read this and said, “Why change now I have a perfectly good record of failing, why mess it up now”. Others will say, “But I have read all the books and it still hasn’t worked”.

The truth is you do have the ability to achieve. But like all things of value it will cost. The cost comes in many forms. Part of it will be money, but this is usually the least of the expenses. The real cost is you will have to lose an aspect of yourself. As you put this part down you will have the ability to pick up the new you, that you so desire to be, you deserve to be. One of my teachers from years past would say you have no right to share who you are with who you would become.

For change to take place the desire for the new must be greater than the comfort of the old. Frequently the desire for change will reside within your conscious mind. The comfort for what is current holds up with in your unconscious. The moment an individual acknowledges and accepts this, this is the first step towards making this year significantly better than the last.

The old adage is ‘Time is money; I have a different view, I believe time is life. It is about spending your time wisely, Each year you spend doing the same old thing, struggling with the same old issues is just a waste of life. Many people live as if they are going to live forever, yet die having  done very little with the greatest gift of all, life.

Time to change, realise that it will take another person to help you to change your unconscious conditioning. By training in NLP by attending NLP Coaching sessions or even becoming an NLP coach yourself ( as you teach others you will be creating huge amounts of emotional leverage on yourself to change ) you are taking the vital steps required to make this year better than the last. Make this year the year that you choose to change.

Remember Joy and Happiness comes in 3 forms.

Happiness level 1 is all about instantaneous. Some would say it is the Chinese food of happiness. Once eaten 20 minutes later you feel the need to eat again. As a society we are constantly marketed to with the intent to sell us the next short-term fix of happiness. From a commercial perspective this is perfect, the customer will need to buy your product again in 20 minutes. This of course benefits the seller but at what cost to the buyer?

Happiness level 2 is significantly more involved it take time to develop and time to achieve. You will not be able to buy it, you will have to develop it. These are things like relationships, a career, a particular skill, becoming a parent and being a fulfilled human being. Eating a chocolate would be the example of Level 1. Going to the gym and training for the next 6 months to get your body into peak performance is a level 2 happiness. Often to get Level 2 happiness you will have to let go of a little level 1 happiness.

Happiness level 3 is about your legacy. A healthy child, a redeeming social change, a solution to a simple or complex puzzle. It may be as profound as knowing that the people you are involved with breathe easier because of your existence.

Level 1 happiness is not better or worse than the other levels, it’s just that it’s short term. If you spend all the resources on short term solutions you’ll never be able to reach true happiness.

The message is simple when you spend all your resources on happiness level 1 there will always be an uneasy feeling of emptiness within you. As you spend more of your resources on Level 2, happiness and a feeling of being centred and fulfilled occurs. This then leads easily to Happiness level 3.

So when you’re feeling down or afraid of the new years eve blues, remember the difference between spending and investing. Spending leads to level 1 happiness, Investing leads to level 2 happiness. So next time you feel a bit empty or confused, ask yourself, is the solution to book an extravagant holiday for thousands of dollars for a week in Hawaii, that on returning you will be vibrant for a few weeks and then slide back into your old patterns or is it time to invest in your future of internal change.

Things Are Not What They Seem

By Robb Whitewood

I was involved in a TV commercial a long time ago and the experience made me realise how much television is all about fantasy. The experience took nearly 4 and half days of me being wet and cold in a river. The actual commercial shown on television was about 30 seconds long!

There were two versions that were released, 30 and 45 seconds. Even though you only saw three people and a dog in the commercial, there were actually 35 people in the crew. Anything that you see on television is fantasy. Even our news is a fantasy. We have a very solid structure in our society, if it bleeds it leads. So what do we see? What we perceive is a distorted view. If it elicits an emotional reaction then we are drawn to watch it. If our primary emotions of fear, anger, and sex are involved, we will watch it because we get an emotional reaction. The news is therefore fear, anger, and sex and we are drawn to watch and listen.

This is essentially the framework for what I teach. I’d like to take you into Alice’s rabbit hole for a moment. Many of the things that you have held to be true for the vast majority of your life, are about to be made to look different. Former truths such as who you are, the roles that you play, even down to gender issues will be shaken up a bit. For starters, I will be upfront and tell you that I am very much against the women’s movement. I’d give my life defending your right as a human being, but on the basis of gender, I will not. You have to understand what the primary purpose of this movement was. Who were the main supporters in the USA for the women’s movement? Industrialists. Because the industrialists realised that if women came into the workforce that would double the workforce. This in turn, meant double the number of people for the industrialists to sell to. More employees in the workforce meant more income tax for the government.

“For starters, I will be upfront and tell you that I am very much against the women’s movement.”

Of course, the government was really happy about it because they collected more tax and the corporations were really happy because they knew it would grow the economy. The one group that was most against the women’s movement were women that were married to successful men. It meant that there was more competition in the workplace. When we are presented with something we always have to ask what is behind it. What is the political agenda that goes behind it? What is the neurological agenda that goes behind it? Many of the things that we hold to be true could actually be a little bit more flexible than they appear.

In the Matrix, what was Neo doing? He was uploading images, memories and skills like Kung-Fu into his unconscious mind which he could then reproduce as if he had spent years learning and practicing. You will learn methods by which you can do this in NLP. You will learn how to change something that you like into something that you dislike. Something you dislike into something you like can switch very fast. You will have the ability to change something you believe to be absolutely true into something that is no longer true or vice versa.

“Kids are often incredibly skilled at a particular thing which has no value to the parent.”

How do you drive behaviour? You drive behaviour based on what you like and what you believe. What you dislike and what you don’t believe, i.e., your values. That’s how you make decisions. Value hierarchies directly determine how you spend money and how you spend time, which will in turn, determine how much money you have and what you get good at. If you spend more time playing pin ball, guess what you get good at? A lot of people jump up and down complaining that their kid is a no-hoper. Kids are often incredibly skilled at a particular thing which has no value to the parent. They can play guitar, ride a skateboard, or play computer games. How will these skills help them get work or employment? Their particular skill set may have no consequence to the parents, but may have absolute consequence to their social ranking within the peer group. This is where they are going to get their business from when they become young adults. Just because a skill has no value to one group doesn’t mean that it won’t have value to another group. Did you have a laptop on your desk at school? Many kids do these days. The world has changed. So things really may not be what they seem, and this goes equally for mature aged people who have lived a long life, to parents, to teenagers, to children. It doesn’t matter how old you are, there is always something you think you know that can be challenged or that you can re-examine from another angle. What you previously held as truths becomes more flexible and changeable.

All you need to challenge the varying degree of fantasy or truths you hold onto is a little curiosity. Richard Bandler, one of the co-founders of NLP, talked about this attitude of curiosity and adventure and the desire to learn. This attitude is critical. Think of the intense curiosity of a six year old on the day before Christmas who knows there are lots of exciting presents hidden in the house somewhere. That curiosity, combined with a burning desire to learn about effective communication strategies and methodology is what will surely take you down the rabbit hole.

The Perception and Reality module is unique to Dynamic Mind Works and Robb Whitewood. You can study Perception and Reality within the NLP Practitioner course. Sign up from the home page to gain access to 8 NLP videos.

How to contemplate Part II

By Robb Whitewood

Contemplation versus affirmation.

(see first how to Contemplate Part I)

There is considerable similarity between the 2 processes. With an affirmation of what we are doing is holding a repetitive phrase within our conscious awareness. In the exercises that we’ve been running the phrase has been ‘ I’m a money magnet’. If we were to simply repeat this phrase over and over again it would be referred to as either a mantra or an affirmation. The primary difference with contemplation is that we are looking for what are the consequences or conclusions that we come to by holding this thought.

An example of this could be that we start off with the statement ‘ I am a money magnet’ and this leads us to ask, what does this mean? our mind may give us a response of something like ‘this would mean I would have more time to do the things that I enjoy’. By doing this we have created a link between the sentence ‘I am money magnet’ and the concept of having ‘more time to enjoy things’. Of course once this realisation is made we start again ‘I am a money magnet’ this time we might come up with the idea literally of how to make more money. Each time we go through the process of asking the question we create a new neural Association. The primary purpose of this is that every time we create new associations it has an effect on what we see in the world of physical reality. This in many ways is quite similar to the way character recognition software operates. The 1st step for a computer to use character recognition is that it has to have a library of letters to compare with what has been scanned. If it has no letters on the inside it can’t see them on the outside. Human beings are very much the same if they don’t have a pattern on the inside of their head it very difficult for them to perceive it in physical reality. I suppose simply put if I’ve been trained to see the colour blue, I can see blue. However if all of a sudden purple is presented to me and I have no pattern on the inside of my head to recognise purple, this colour would simply be invisible to me.

By using the process of contemplation we are growing our ability to see things and take advantage of things that are always around us.

When we enter into the world of quantum physics and esoteric studies we end up doing exactly the same thing. We hold an image of our completed goal in our mind. Please hear the most important thing of all is that it is of the completed goal. As we hold this image it is also imperative that we experience all of the internal feelings of actually having reached this point in time. It is through this process that we actually start to vibrate with emotion. The primary purpose of course is because of the rule of harmonics. Things that vibrate at a particular frequency harmonise with things in their environment of the same frequency. So in other words like begets like. If I’m feeling wealthy then I attract wealth into my life. This is the reason that we use the sentence ‘ I’m a money magnet’.

Mindset : The Warrior vs The Soldier

By Kresant Mahilill

Over the past few month’s I have to admit that I’ve been feeling burnt out on the progress towards my goals especially the one of achieving financial freedom. Waking up in the morning to prospect for new clients , going to the gym to beat my last deadlift, to run faster than my last 5km, to buy another property, to do more personal development than yesterday – fellow dream chasers, holla if you feel me 😀

“Why am I doing this to myself ?” – I thought
To Be the Best I Can Be.
To Take Every Opportunity.
To Never Give Up – To Never Settle

Then why the burn out, why the struggle, and why the Pain of the Process rather than the Joy of the Journey !

If your a dream chaser you’ve been here before. The Certainty of your Vision, Purpose and Passion have been tested by the storm of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

Today – I had a blue sky moment !

What if i’ve been living the last few years as a Solider ie disciplined, methodical, clinical, surgical and systematic in the process of “achievement”. The solider does as he is told, follows the process, never questions authority and is good at taking orders.

What if I could live as a Warrior or “Bushido”. Where all that matters is progress, perfection of technique, every trial is lesson, and every battle is a school ground. Where goals are important but fleeting and momentary, but the journey and discovery of self is the real prize. To move past emotion and the illusion of victory and defeat.

The way of Awareness, Becoming & Being.

Self knowledge is the goal.

Where the state in which you practice and learn is everything. There is never failure – only feedback. Then all obstacles are “on the way” and never “in the way”.

The Effort is still Present – but the Struggle is no more…

I Choose Warrior!

May the Force Be with You All 😀

Thank you – to my teachers :)
Robb Whitewood – for bringing to my awareness what I have know but had forgotten.
Nina Concepcion – for the listening to my heart, remembering my intuition and the power in vulnerability
Kancho Deena Naidu – for never giving up on this wayward budo-ka! Domo Arigato always”

How to Contemplate Part I

By Robb Whitewood

Quite a number of individuals have been contacting me either through e-mail or over the phone and asking me to clarify the very process of contemplation and how it differs or is similar to the process of affirmation.

Before we begin describing the difference between contemplation and affirmation we need to realise that we are operating in at least 2 distinct realms. The 1st realm is the one of creating new neural pathway, with the creation of new neural pathways new behaviours can be generated. The 2nd real his entry into the world of metaphysics and quantum physics. This is the world of vibration, frequency and harmonics.

It is important to note the many very famous individuals have used this very system or something very similar. Within these ranks we can find Kings, presidents, multimillionaires entertainers and many of the great people of history. It is far from a new concept, its origins can be found in pre-Egyptian time. Variations of this methodology can be found within religious systems of the world esoteric communities which include the Masons, The Knights Templar and the illuminati.

These organisations have existed throughout history not because they were a good idea but simply because the technology that they were using the social networks that they established worked. In more recent history we’ve had these concepts presented to us in the book “the secret”.

So if that’s the case let’s continue …

See How to Contemplate Part II