When I first started as a NLP practitioner in 2012, I expected to have a whole range of clients. I thought there would be some amazing clients that I really liked working with. There would be some I found a bit ‘run of the mill’. I braced myself for the possibility that I would even find a few that were downright annoying!
It even seemed likely that I might occasionally have to have some very frank conversations and refer some people on to another practitioner.
To be fair, that has happened, once.
But what I actually found, was what I should have known from the start. Every single one of the people I have worked with over the years has been amazing.
Like the mother of three who runs a successful design business from home and wants to write a book.
Or the father of two teenage girls, who lost his life partner. He pours his energy and soul into his daughters.
There have been pop musicians, business owners, CEOs and politicians at one end of the scale. At the other end there have been people coping with disabilities or learning difficulties, shy people, lonely people, the scared, the tearful and the incredibly angry.
Some I’ve helped a lot. Some have only touched the surface of what is possible for them, but each person has inspired in me more of my passion and curiosity for why people do the things they do.
Everybody has the resources they need inside them
The reason they are amazing clients is because I know, from my training and my experience, that every single one of them had inside them the resources they needed to make all the changes necessary. Exploring what those resources are, and how to access them is just part of the story.
Some even simply learned that they are okay just as they are!
Every story has been different, and I look forward to the stories yet to come.
What’s your story?