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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

Critic Reviews

"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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  • William
  • HIGHLAND, CALIFORNIA, United States
  • 08-09-13

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,<br/>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.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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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.)

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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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.<br/><br/>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.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Literally A MUST have

I studied NLP at a brighter time in my life, then when faced with depression I lost the core concepts. This will give you the core concepts and much more in a very easy to comprehend manner. Piece by piece, it's chipping away my depression. I'm once again looking to a bright and successful future. Here's to keeping depression and unnecessary adversity away FOR GOOD.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Alexander
  • FORT RILEY, KS, United States
  • 04-11-13

WOW TRUELY LIFE CHANGING!!! U JUST HAVE TO WANT IT

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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!!!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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.

23 of 31 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic!

if I could give this book 8 stars I would.
This audio recording is a great ambassador of NLP. Whether you want a primer, refresher or are seeking to teach it, this is a great book.
Anyone that breathes cannot fail to benefit from it.
Go ahead and read it, I dare you! :)

If you like Tony Robbins you will love this.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.<br/>Iver listened a coule of times now and some of the practices are starting to be easier to call on.<br/>Highly resommend for a simple view on the topic and some esay real world tools

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Not about NLP.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not about NLP. More about Positive reinforcement .

What about Owen Fitzpatrick’s performance did you like?

He is a good narrator with a good voice.

Did The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life inspire you to do anything?

No, not really, this is not about NLP?

Any additional comments?

This is more about positive talk. Not NLP.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Well read. Worth the read.

Gives you a great grasp of what NLP is. Recommended. Excited to learn more.

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  • MR
  • 04-15-14

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Wolffman
  • 04-13-13

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

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Pat Cotter
  • 08-29-13

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.<br/>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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Helen
  • 04-08-13

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Calum I. MacLeod
  • 07-08-13

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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Plamen
  • 07-09-13

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

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  • John
  • 12-02-13

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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • traderdan
  • 04-26-17

Patronising and a hard listen

The book is read by someone who should never be allowed to read audiobooks. His patronising tone and efforts to read a book in a fashion befitting that of a children's TV presenter make for a near impossible listening experience. All the great techniques were lost on me owing to the manor in which it was performed. Get a different NLP book, I beg you!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Carlie Forrest
  • 02-17-16

Should be called NLP for dummies!

I'm really interested in the subject of NLP, this book described about 4 good techniques but in a drawn out patronising way. The narrative follows a fictitious person on an NLP seminar and over emphasises what you are supposed to think in a patronising way 'the audience all laughed together' 'Emily blushed and smiled'.
I can't see the benefit of teaching the techniques in this style it is very cringey I had to stop listening. Buy a book with a factual approach if you want to learn about NLP.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • vintage
  • 11-20-15

no bad

no bad but a strange way to present the subject. I would have preferred a manual approach rather than a narrative

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  • Andrew M
  • 01-03-16

Very interesting, but overly basic and brief introduction

Not enough info. The book is way too short and contains too little information. The story telling style, whilst very easy to listen to, further waters down this very short book. There's really only about thirty minutes of content in this book.

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  • fabiola
  • 12-11-15

great book but too short

Would you listen to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life again? Why?

Yes, because to understand the concept of NLP, i ll need to losten repeatedly

What about Owen Fitzpatrick’s performance did you like?

Good reading, however im not so used to english accent so a few words i didnt capture.

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

Smile & laugh. No cry.

Any additional comments?

The book is too short. I wish it has more explanation about NLP practices.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • medit8a
  • 08-11-17

Need some useful ways to change

This nook is full of useful things to do to improve your life. You can do them now.

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  • Ellen
  • 12-27-16

very interesting

nice introduction, seminar notes included which will be very useful. Always great for personal Al development, thank you

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  • Justin
  • 11-22-16

Useful tools

Great ways to change your thinking patterns and ideas to help change your life! Enjoyed this book very much.

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  • Stephen
  • 10-05-15

Great

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