The following list offers the top 10 NLP books I recommend you read. Once you're done, you will have a VERY solid grasp on the field.
This list contains beginner level material that can serve as an introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It also contains more advanced material that offers important distinctions to make a serious difference in your business career.
The Tony Robbins NLP style has introduced more people to Neurolinguistic Programming than any other NLP teacher I can think of.
While many practitioners frequently dismiss him as being no more than a showman, a businessman or a “disco” NLPer, we can still learn much from him. I for one have participated in almost all of his trainings, for reasons I’ll explain in greater details in this article.
How do you keep a suicidal person alive without them even knowing what you’re doing? I’ll tell you in a second.
Dan Brown recently released his latest novel, titled Inferno. It’s been out for a little while. Maybe you’ve read it already. I need a good weekend when I can sit down, tune out the world and just immerse myself in that world.
From what my friends tell me, Dan Brown continues to deliver his highly addictive, cocaine-soaked writing style in this one. History, art, codes, symbols, futuristic science, secret passages, riddles… It’s all there.
Of course, it’s a NY Times bestseller. “Ça va de soi.”
One of the questions I’ve been asking myself is: how these guys pull it off?
When I started dailyNLP 6 years ago, I envisioned the day I would receive this email.
dailyNLP came later, but the mission was the exact same.
Well, this day has arrived. And I must celebrate it with you.
Chris has authorized me to share his message with you.
I want to thank you again for your various NLP sites.
Although I think I’ve read everything at “dailyNLP.com” before, something clicked today when I re-visited.
It now seems obvious to me that a lot of the confusion about NLP results from associating “work product” from an NLP mapping project with NLP itself.
I posted an analogy on one of your blog entries about how I might use NLP to map out the process necessary to make the same amazing hamburger that a famous chef is known to make. In the end, I have a repeatable process for making that amazing burger. The burger is not NLP. Making the burger is not NLP. NLP was used to map that process. The making of the burger is simply a codified process.
If this is true, then it follows that “The Swish Pattern” and similar techniques also are not NLP, but instead therapy techniques that were famously mapped by NLP. They show up alongside NLP perhaps as a demonstration, creating (for me, at least) a bit of confusion in terms of what NLP is. You explain it very clearly in your “What is NLP” page, but I couldn’t accept it at the time.
This makes things a lot clearer for me unless I’m completely mistaken about this.
On the other hand, it presents a crossroads for me- do I follow the path of learning to map using NLP or do I follow the path of using techniques that were mapped by NLP. Perhaps its not a choice that has to be made.
Thank you for your effort in making NLP accessible to anyone.
Back to Martin:
Well done, Chris! Congratulations!
In his message, Chris refers to a comment he posted on the [masterNLP] website.