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Rules For Life – Part 2

An Idea that I fell in love with many years ago as a student of martial arts was the concept of grace rather than force. It is one of those things that is amazingly simple once you get it, though it might take bit to get there, definitely a hard-easy concept, but well worth the

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Rules for Life – Part 1

The good news is my fishing licence arrived in the mail yesterday, and it is good for the next five years. People often tell me that what I ask of them is too hard. I suppose it is in some ways and others not so. It is all back to the easy-hard concept. To help

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Remember to go Fishing

We have been writing about all the things that make life work for the last month. One of the most important things of all is the subject of balance. This may appear to be self-evident, but you would be amazed at just how many people get caught up in the unrelenting focus on a goal

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Easy Hard – Hard Easy – Part 3

Easy-Hard or Hard-easy. I know it sounds like an odd title. It is really about asking yourself which one are you. Easy hard or hard easy. People fall into one or the other. There is no right or wrong in it. Like all things, there is always a consequence for your choice. The reasons behind

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Easy Hard – Hard Easy – Part 2

Let’s continue with the theme of the last couple of days. Easy-Hard is an interesting way to live a life. This is just a short article today though. Something for you to ponder. People that get caught up in an easy way out end up consuming the resources of the citizens about them. It is

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Easy Hard – Hard Easy – Part 1

In keeping with the easy-hard hard-easy theme, did you realise there are two other stages. Easy-hard is a process, and a stage, as to is hard-easy. What I am saying is there are four levels but only two processes. The last article spoke about the two processes, easy-hard and hard-easy. I hope you are ready

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Looking into the Mirror

Ahh, relationships. Were you wondering when we would get around to the subject of relationships? There might have been a reason for this. People frequently comment on what they believe is an incredible relationship that I have with Allison, my students and clients. Relationships are without a doubt the most complicated thing a human being

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Dragonfly

In keeping with the theme of making life work, here is a concept that has been instrumental in consistently producing happiness. It is also yet another sad statement of how or educational systems has failed to present an idea that would promote mental and physical health to the most vulnerable and impressionable. Many of the

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Freedom

Over the last weeks, I have been focusing on making life work. Understanding of the concepts of slavery and freedom are possibly the most important things to get your head around. By doing this, you will be well on your way to personal happiness, business success, health, significant improvements in relationships. I learnt long ago

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Doctors, Samurai & Peasants

People ask me how come I am so happy all the time. Why things just don’t seem to get to me as it appears to get to others. The truth is things do get to me, but they are just different things to the general population. Life is good; I love my wife, she is

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Making Life Work – Part 5

Of the health series of making life work this section is one of the most interesting and challenging. You see without this section none of the others section can or will work. You might be asking, then why didn’t we start with this one? I thought I would start you out nice and comfortably. What

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Making Life Work – Part 4

To days post is going to be very short. The subject is all about exercise. Yes, it is about that sweaty subject. People often associate pain with exercise, the key to successful fitness is to remove these negative associations. It’s hard, it takes so much time, I don’t have the money. I can’t do it,

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Making Life Work – Part 3

Health contrary to what you may believe at the moment is straight forward.  It entails three elements, what you eat, what you do, and possibly the most important of all is what you think. Let’s start with what you eat. Once again only three main ideas here. First idea. Food that doesn’t rot isn’t food.

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Making Life Work – Part 2

Yesterday we presented the idea that there were three main areas of life to get organised. That being your health, relationships and finances. In many coaching programs clients come to the coach and tell the coach what they want. This bit is perfect; the issue is just the matter of a lack of balance. Let’s

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Making Life Work – Part 1

Frequently I am asked to comment on how do you make life work, how do you do life, what is the meaning of life. These types of questions are frequently presented by emotionally exhausted individuals. They have come to realise the system, plan or approach they have been applying is not quite working for them.

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Understanding Happiness – Part 5

When looking for happiness one of the first things you are going to have to decide is what type are you going to go after. Your asking? You mean there is more than one type of happiness? Yep. Happiness like love and anger comes in some variations. More about love and anger in later articles.

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Understanding Happiness – Part 4

How about we continue with the subject of happiness? We already know that happiness is a state of mind. This state exists separately to the physical world and ultimately is a choice that you make on a moment to moment basis. If that is the case then what are the choices one could make to

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Understanding Happiness – Part 3

Happiness is one of those things that is different to everyone. Now all of us may agree that having one’s genitals squeezed in a vice is painful. However, there would be a few that would actually enjoy this process and claim it to a source of pleasure that they would state, makes them truly happy.

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Understanding Happiness – Part 2

True happiness is an amazing thing. Some of you may be asking does it really exist? The simple answer is, Yes. The more challenging question is how do I obtain the mental state of happiness. Let’s start with the concept of “a Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. I know this may seem like a strange

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Understanding Happiness – Part 1

In all my years of working with people, I have come to understand that no one walks into my office happy. They often leave totally happy and frequently have no idea as to why they came in the fist place. The main reason for them making the appointment is a chronic lack of happiness. To

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Motivation Made Easy

People present themselves into the clinic frequently with what they think is a lack of motivation. You look at these people, and in general, they look fine. You ask them about what they are doing, and that too appears to be fine. They are out there in the world doing things, but to them, it

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Today is the day

Have you ever said that? Today is the day that things change! Said, with tremendous conviction, driven by a belly full of frustration at things just not working out the way you had dreamed they would. Do you look at people on TV and go wow their life is so great, and they seem to

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O’Good Greif

O’Good grief was a famous catch phrase of the cartoon character Charlie Brown. It was usually the result of a life situation that just didn’t work out the way it was suppose to. Life is like that. Remembering that things always work out in the end, of course working out may not be exactly what

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I Love You

Self-delusion is the greatest of all of the delusions. People come to me with significant issues on a daily basis. Many with life-threatening behaviours, which could range from drug and alcohol addiction, food compulsions, medical problems that are a direct result of their behaviours. Be aware these things can all be solved very easily and

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Self Delusion

Self-delusion is the greatest of all of the delusions. People come to me with significant issues on a daily basis. Many with life-threatening behaviours, which could range from drug and alcohol addiction, food compulsions, medical problems that are a direct result of their behaviours. Be aware these things can all be solved very easily and

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Thank the people you hate

Today’s message is short and sweet. The title may sound unusual, though it is a useful process to understand and implement. We are who we are because of the people who we love and that love us. Equally, we are who we are because of the people we hate. In fact, I’m starting to think

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It is that time of year again

Yes, it is January, even more to the point it is the middle of January, the parties are over. It is at this time you are getting back into the swing of things, unfortunately, that is the entire issue, you are getting back into the same old swing. All the new year resolutions are all

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Can’t Live Withem, Can’t Killem – Part 3

Relationships breakdowns are a very expensive process. Not just in the dividing of assets, emotionally, physically and mentally. Anything you can do to turn disaster into a huge success in this department is significantly cheaper in the long run than starting again with the same issues to be repeated in the next relationship. Remember where

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Can’t Live Withem, Can’t Killem – Part 2

Relationships are amazing. For a transformational shift in the quality of your relationships how about you think of people in terms of, not so much what they are doing to you, but what are you doing to them. Years ago I studied in a Shinto shrine in Tokyo. It was an amazing experience that presented

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Can’t Live Withem, Can’t Killem – Part 1

Can’t live withem, can’t killem. There many variations of this that walk into an office every week. One of Allison’s favourites is, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, preferably with a 12-inch kitchen knife! Relationships are without a doubt the number one thing I get to work within a clinical

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The Fun of Killing Tigers to extinction

The Fun of Killing Tigers to extinction It may surprise you but I’m really into killing things. More importantly, as I am killing these things it is imperative that I have lots and lots of fun doing it. There must be laughter, jokes and physical torture for the thing I am killing, even dismemberment. I

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You don’t deal with Depression, you get rid of it

Firstly you don’t deal with depression, you get rid of it. I was impressed with the reaction to my last article on depression. It appears to have struck a cord with a number of people. I am going to apologise right up front. This may sound incredibly arrogant, it is meant with a background of

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Living a Stressless Life

Over the last 30 years, I would have to say the condition that sits in my clinic chair more than any other is without doubt depression. Often individuals walk in knowing that they are depressed as they have been told by a professional. Sadly, many individuals are simply unaware of the fact that they are

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Selling to the Unconscious Mind

Selling to the unconscious mind of a client is the most profitable way to guarantee sales success. When a person says ‘YES’ to any deal it is because of only one thing and one thing only their unconscious mind has said, ‘YES’. The really odd thing about all of this is the individual may have

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Phobia

This was a response I wrote for a facebook friend. I thought I would share it with you. Wow, you have had an interesting journey. I’m glad I didn’t send you a photo of one of my spider phobic clients. About 4 months after I spoke to him a rather large huntsman decided to climb up

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Letting issues out of the closet

2016 is over and like every year there are the not so good things that happen and then there are the amazing things that happen. What I find most fascinating is you rarely hear about the challenges in a successful life, generally it is just the highlights and victories that are trumpeted from the rooftops.

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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: www.globalgurus.org 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

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Sales, they are the lifeblood of your company…

Sales, they are the lifeblood of your company… There are so many training programs out there for Salespeople. Many claim to teach you how to close a deal using such convoluted and outdated techniques that simply leave your team confused and feeling worthless, simply because they do not know how to plug them in to

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Success or Failure: Rethink the Concept

By Robb Whitewood There is a famous story of a first grade baseball player. One day, he had an accident on the way to school which meant that he had to have his arm amputated. Despite having one arm, he decided that he was still going to become a professional baseball player and he did.

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Challenge What You Know: The Concept of Right and Wrong

By Robb Whitewood In 2006 a documentary was released called “What the Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole”. In this brilliant film, the concepts of quantum mechanics, perception and reality are discussed.  One of the individuals in the film is a priest and he spoke at a seminar here in Australia where a student spoke up

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Behind the Curtain: Optimal Health is in Your Power

Behind the Curtain: Optimal Health is in Your Power By Robb Whitewood We hear of disease every day and we tend to accept it as being a necessary part of life. But what is the real reason that we brush disease off as acceptable? If we delve deeper we realize that the fundamental part of

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You Shouldn’t Should on Yourself

You Shouldn’t Should on Yourself By Robb Whitewood Should is an interesting word. An old teacher of mine used to say, “Robb, you shouldn’t should on yourself.” Only use the word should if you are in possession of a time machine! The word should by its very definition implies that if you had known what

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Robb Whitewood ranked #17 in The NLP Global Gurus of 2015

Robb Whitewood has been ranked #17 in the world in the NLP Global Gurus category for 2015. See the full list of ranked NLP Gurus here. Robb is the top Australian in this list for 2015.  All his staff and students are very proud to be associated with this brilliant man who is a true

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Is it Good or Bad?

By Robb Whitewood You may think success means that you have to drive a certain car, buy a certain house, wear certain clothes or consume whatever material goods the media is selling you at a particular point in time. The moment you subscribe to such notions, you internalise somebody else’s notion of what happiness or

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Neurotic, Normal, No Limit

By Robb Whitewood People fall into three main categories; neurotic, normal or no limit. Or as Dr Wayne Dyer puts it; effect, effect at cause and cause. Individuals that operate in the no limit zone live their lives in an adventurous way. They’re always at cause and when something bad happens, they take the necessary

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Are you at Cause or Effect?

By Robb Whitewood Cause and effect is a fundamental concept for me. I think it is one of the biggest things for producing change. When something happens to you and you acknowledge that thing, then that puts you at effect. You’re pretty much powerless to do anything. But when something happens and you ask, “How

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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!

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How to Choose an NLP Trainer

Choosing an NLP Training in Australia Hypnosis Australia, November 2001 By Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist & Counsellor Editorial Director of HypnosisAustralia Online. In looking at how to assess and choose a training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in Australia today, we first need to define exactly what is NLP. The reality is

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