Anchoring in NLP is so powerful. Using music, smells or just gestures, you can instantly change your state of mind, mood or thoughts. I often tell my younger mentoring clients to actively listen to music and wear a specific fragrance especially at times they are having great success. This will be invaluable in years to come.
For example, I have been listening to @therichardmarx music for over 30 years:
“Should have known better” instantly transports me to the beach in Larnaca, Cyprus, 1988. I was 17, naive, skinny, learning my way through life and terrible with girls (well, not as lethal as later years anyway 🤩).
. “One more try” takes me to 1994 University of Westminster. I was at the height of my “youth” in many ways, finding my way, getting to know who I am, making life-long friends, failing exams, not realising what a precious time University days in London really were.
“My confession” 1997, the start of my work journey and the beginning of real entrepreneurial sparks. I started @la_muscle in that year. It went on to give me everything I wanted in life, financially anyway. .
“Whatever we started” 2014, flying from Marbella to Madrid on a plane. First time I heard this new song of his on Beautiful Goodbye. By this time, I was extremely successful, married, happy and established in life as who I am and what my journey really is; a journey that is prone to change due to my ever-searching mind and constant goal-setting. This album really cemented in my mind what a great artist Richard Marx is. I am sure millions of people have taken his music on their life’s journey. I saw him at the Albert Hall a few years ago. Talented, funny and his music, still an “anchor” for many memories.
If I want to know who I am and how far I have come, I just need to listen to his music from 1988. It makes me appreciative of everything I have.
If you don’t use anchoring in your life, you may want to consider it as it has huge power in influencing you in a very positive way. .