George became a master practitioner and trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and hypnosis. Since then he has trained thousands of people in Australia and overseas and has become a dynamic speaker on a range of topics.
As a success coach what is the most common question you get asked and what is your answer to it?
‘George, you’re always smiling, you’re always happy, what’s your secret?‘ My answer is to start with the right attitude! They then ask me, ‘How do you fix someone’s attitude?‘ I tell them to make sure they take their vitamins every day. ‘Vitamins?’
- Vitamin A is for Attitude – everything counts. If you say it, do it.
- Vitamin B is for Belief – believe in yourself and your product.
- Vitamin C is for Courage – courage to ask for your outcome.
- Vitamin D is for Discipline – the discipline to do what you ought to, the determination to see it through, and the dedication to stay on track.
- Vitamin E is for Enthusiasm – enthusiasm is the elixir of the Gods. As Winston Churchill said, ‘Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm’.
- Vitamin F is for Fun – life is too valuable not to take this pill every day.
But then they chuckle and say, ‘Come on, come on, what are your real principles for success?’ I then take them through the five Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) principles for success.
- Principle One: Know your outcome – imagine you’re boarding a plane. Wouldn’t you want to make sure that where you think you’re going is also where the pilot is going? Steven Covey says, ‘Begin with the end in mind’.
- Principle Two: Take action – when the plane is parked on the runway and gets the clearance to take off, the pilot will apply full throttle – 100 per cent power for take-off. Nothing else will do. As my favourite philosopher, Jim Rohn, says, ‘Don’t just take action, take massive action‘.
- Principle Three: Have sensory acuity – that’s your radar; your positioning system that makes sure you’re still on track.
- Principle Four: Develop flexibility – flexibility is the trait you’ll need to have in order to make the necessary adjustments to stay on course. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got. So for things to change, you have to change.
- Principle Five: Be excellent – always be on your best behaviour both physically and mentally.
For more of this interview and the secret to happiness check out “Secrets of Great Success Coaches Exposed!“