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The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life | [Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti, Owen Fitzpatrick]

The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life

Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen, to craft a simple yet engaging story of one man’s personal change and discovery, to help listeners understand the remarkable principles of NLP. Inspiring and easy to listen to, this fable recreates the experience of being at a workshop with Bandler.
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Publisher's Summary

Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP and the man who inspired Paul McKenna to greatness, collaborates with Alessio Roberti and Owen Fitzpatrick to reveal how to unleash your true potential and transform your life.

Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen, to craft a simple yet engaging story of one man’s personal change and discovery, to help listeners understand the remarkable principles of NLP.

Inspiring and easy to listen to, this fable recreates the experience of being at a workshop with Bandler. Rather than explaining the theories, An Introduction to NLP illustrates the principles and simple techniques that Bandler has developed over the past 35 years in action. This inspirational book gives you the tools to change your life, overcoming the things that are holding you back: your phobias, depression, habits, psychosomatic illnesses, or learning disorders. Through the simple techniques of NLP, you too can become a strong, happy, successful person and achieve your goals.

©2013 Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti, Owen Fitzpatrick (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats." (The Guardian Weekend)

"The must have self-help book!" (Paul McKenna)

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    Guilherme Porto Alegre, Brazil 05-04-13
    Guilherme Porto Alegre, Brazil 05-04-13 Member Since 2011

    You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. —Wayne Gretzky

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    "My view on NLP changed completely after this book"
    What did you love best about The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life?

    I've always been curious about hypnosis and NLP but everytime I got around to reading a book about the subject I always got bogged down with so many details and difficult language, so I always assumed It was hard and not for me.

    After I listened to this book everything changed, NLP is very different from hypnosis and this book opened my mind to so much usefull stuff that I recommend this book for everyone, From teens to elderly people, it can significantly improve your life quality if you start changing what is inside your head.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    William HIGHLAND, CALIFORNIA, United States 08-09-13
    William HIGHLAND, CALIFORNIA, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2013

    Retired,married,educator,entrepreneur,investor, Born in Lubbock, TX, CA '50 Pacifica, Highland, CA '56, Army 1st Cav., Korea '60-63. MA Edu

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    "NLP overview of technology for effective communica"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. You will be a more effective in listening, talking and understanding.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life?

    People have different ways of under standing information thru pictures,
    sounds and feelings to make sense of language originating from internal or external language.


    Have you listened to any of Owen Fitzpatrick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Excellent


    What did you learn from The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life that you would use in your daily life?

    Yes. I'm a Certified Practitioner NLP and Richard Bandler will make you, laugh, cry and learn a better map of the world which will help you come away from his teaching a new and better person and outlook on life.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bianca Kenilworth, Australia 09-24-13
    Bianca Kenilworth, Australia 09-24-13
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    "Disappointing"
    What would have made The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life better?

    I really wanted to like this book as much as other people have seemed to. But I found the format of the illusionary 'seminar' to be entirely self-indulgent, not to mention horribly condescending. It was painful to listen to. What would make this book better would be authors less intent on stroking their own egos. The best I can say is the narrator had quite a nice voice and accent.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander FORT RILEY, KS, United States 04-11-13
    Alexander FORT RILEY, KS, United States 04-11-13
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    "WOW TRUELY LIFE CHANGING!!! U JUST HAVE TO WANT IT"
    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book!!! It teach you that you can change your life... if you really want to!!! Amazing Story... and I was able to relate to the teaching!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis Westfield, MA, United States 01-16-14
    Alexis Westfield, MA, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2013

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    "A must read for the basic Understanding of NLP"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life to be better than the print version?

    I believe this should be listened to. Especially for the Kinesthetic (auditory and or feeling oriented people.) learners out there. This will not be the case for people who need to feel the physical book. Some might enjoy having both so they can feel the pages and follow along with the reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Did not have a favorite character however I did like how you could feel for the main character. You get a sense of what the character is going through and in essence through the story you actually see how NLP works. NLP is not some great huge discovery rather it is a a system of learning to interact with anyone on their particular communicating style.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like the area where the Main character returns home and tries communicating with his girlfriend by understanding the style of communicating she uses rather than him always trying to blame himself for her being upset or unhappy. Classic example of being on different pages of communication.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, nothing extreme, however it did help me understand that when I am in the middle of a disagreement with someone else I must be aware of how they are communicating.


    Any additional comments?

    In a nutshell this book is an insight into the mind of different ways of thinking. For instance some people when they talk use their bodies in motion to help them communicate (visual) , others are very clear spoken and their every word means something (auditory). Most will use a combination of all styles. Some will relate in how they feel and will communicate on how they feel about something or another and how what they see and hear makes them feel. (kinesthetic.)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Mc 04-28-14
    Steve Mc 04-28-14 Member Since 2005
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    "easy to listen to, concise and real worldy"
    What did you learn from The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life that you would use in your daily life?

    I found it an easy audiobook and had some real "below the line" learning.
    Iver listened a coule of times now and some of the practices are starting to be easier to call on.
    Highly resommend for a simple view on the topic and some esay real world tools


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    axel Oslo, Norway 12-18-13
    axel Oslo, Norway 12-18-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Whats the concept?"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Owen Fitzpatrick?

    No


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Just read the stupid lecture on NLP.


    Any additional comments?

    The concept here is hopeless; a weird attempt at combining a lecture on NLP with some kind of narrative about the audience members reaction to the lecture. Why not just the lecture? Makes absolutely no sense what so ever to have a thin alternative story line running parallell, and becomes mind blowingly irritating after a while.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Calum I. MacLeod
    Scotland
    7/8/13
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    "Highly Accessible"

    This is not a book to bring large amounts of new material for an experienced NLP-er. Instead, it is a highly accessible introduction that uses NLP techniques to demonstrate how people can approach this field.

    No previous experience is required, just listen to the story and experience a bit of NLP.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • PETER
    Holywood, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Surprising good listen."

    Most technical or self help books I find take for every to get to the point or just mind numbingly boring. The way the subject is delivered is from the perspective of a delegate attending an NLP training day and it works surprising well.

    Well worth the money

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    4/15/14
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    "Cheesy story - but a great intro to NLP"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life the most enjoyable?

    The story that surrounds the audiobook is quite poor, and not well written - however what makes it great is that it breaks down the concepts of NLP into very easy to use chunks. This made this one of the best books about NLP I've come across.


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The writing was not great, and the story was extremely cheesy. But I think short of completely re-writing it I dont see how they could fix this.


    Which character – as performed by Owen Fitzpatrick – was your favourite?

    He's a very engaging speaker however any character where he was pretending to be a man was best. He doesnt come across well as a teenage girl.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really, it was quite inspiring stuff though, once you get past the naff story.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth sticking with if you want an intro to NLP, it's without doubt the best intro I've ever seen - despite the poor back story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John
    New Cross, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "It does what it says on the tin"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life the most enjoyable?

    This was the first time I've ever read (listened) to a book on NLP. I thought it was just another self development fad before listening to this. I'm sure there are a lot of (audio)books that have contributed to this perception. This was not one of them. Once I figured out the format - NLP through the eyes of Joe attending his second NLP workshop - it was both quite enjoyable and very accessible.


    What about Owen Fitzpatrick’s performance did you like?

    Owen Fitzpatrick managed to communicate humour and a feeling of empathy with the characters that brought - what might otherwise might be quite a dry subject - to life and made it engaging.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd highly recommend this book for anyone who wants either an introduction to NLP or who has previously felt overwhelmed with other NLP texts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pat Cotter
    Ireland
    8/29/13
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    "Super introduction to NLP"
    If you could sum up The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life in three words, what would they be?

    When I first began listening to it I thought, hmmm not sure about the format and whether it would work. However... I have now listened to it about 3 or 4 times and it is one of the better NLP books I've listened or read. It bring you into the methods quite easily and allows you reflect on the process and methods that can be emplyed in NLP to better your self.
    6 stars


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its a super way to bring and understanding of the NLP practice and methods


    What about Owen Fitzpatrick’s performance did you like?

    initally I though this might not work, but after 15 min, is tonality was very good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, It takes time to absorb it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Plamen
    SLOUGH, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
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    "Great Listen - best of all the intros to NLP"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life the most enjoyable?

    I have listened to or read half a dozen intros to NLP and this one is the best. It is told as a story which makes it stick. The reader is brilliant and clearly understands the subject.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life?

    The stories behind the story of the book is what I found most interesting


    Have you listened to any of Owen Fitzpatrick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    probably a few moments where I could related to similar experiences


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this as an intro to NLP

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Craig Forster
    Tunbridge Wells, Kent United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "A great way to bring NLP to life"
    Would you listen to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life again? Why?

    Yes. I have tried several paper books on this interesting subject but this audio version really illustrated the power of NLP in a practical and realistic manner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life?

    The scenarios described put the subject into realistic real life situations.


    Which character – as performed by Owen Fitzpatrick – was your favourite?

    I liked his portrayal of Richard Bandler with his enthusiastic style


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me smile and think


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "useful and helpful"

    Before I buy an audiobook I generally look at the hard copy on Amazon and read the reviews before making my decision. I noticed that some readers felt it was patronising and this put me off. I do understand why they made these comments. Nevertheless I gained a lot from it. The thing I liked about it most was the way that it the information was presented it made it easy to understand when to use the techniques, why they are so important in everyday communication and it ran you through some examples of conversations so you can see how they work in the real world. NLP is not an easy subject to present in book format, you really need to be in live training to fully understand how to use it, but this book seemed to come as close as you could get.

    It would be very easy to just close your eyes and go along with some of the demonstrations as if you were a participant.

    The only criticism is that many people do not fit as easily into the types outlined in this book. It is only intended to be a brief introduction, so you cannot really expect to get an answer to everything you get stuck on. For example on the timeline exercise I cannot perceive time in the way that this book presents it. I am a practising hypnotherapist so I'm not really too concerned about this because I have ways around it, but if you are not familiar with some techniques it could be frustrating. On the other hand you may be curious and want to learn more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    BRUXELLES, Belgium
    10/13/13
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    "Don't waste your time and money."
    Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Owen Fitzpatrick?

    Not at all


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Just do an honest job


    What didn’t you like about Owen Fitzpatrick’s performance?

    The content


    Any additional comments?

    This is pseudo scientific fluff. NLP makes me think of tribal shamanism or palm readers. Those gurus just take advantage of the depressed people of their time.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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