“Life is like a camera,
Focus on what’s important,
Capture the good times,
Develop from the negatives
And if things don’t work out,
Take another shot.”
This quote perfectly sums up my LBD (Live By Design) journey organized by Billy Kueek International (BKI). LBD is short for Live By Design and not by default. It demonstrated to me how to live my life according to my own principles and own values, and not according to other people’s expectations. In our society or culture, there are no shortages of cases where people, friends and family members “recommend” how we should live our life, what job we should pursue, what course we should study, what to eat… and the list goes on. I am pretty sure all of us to do it – whether consciously or unconsciously – and I have had my fair share of being on the receiving end of these incidences as well while growing up.
Why did you joined this program?
I became obsessed with how other people viewed me, or what they thought of me, and hence I became pessimistic. Anger, irritation and negative thoughts were my best friends. I became withdrawn, fearful of talking to people or strangers – fearful of them judging me and my appearance. Parties and social gatherings was always making me panic as I was thinking about: “What if someone starts talking to me, and then start comparing me with my sibling (twin sister)?”
What is the program about?
LBD program, it is an 9-day certification program that incorporates Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy™ (TLT), Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching. It equips you with the knowledge and skills to resolve personal blockages, remove limiting beliefs and negative baggage and be able to Live life By Design.
How did the program helped you?
At first, I was sceptical about joining the program, as I did not fully believe it could help me with my personal issues. Since NLP is the study of human behaviour, about modelling excellence and changing your mindset to be more positive, I thought to myself: “Hey, in that case I can do it myself as it’s my mind”. Having graduated with a degree in Psychology, I thought I was more than equipped to change my own thinking, if and when I wanted to. It turns out, I was totally wrong about that!
I know for sure that my mindset has totally changed now because of it. This course, unlike any other programs I know, included many practical exercises where we actually put knowledge into practice right away. The learning is in the doing and every morning every participant will have time to practise with other people and help each other to get the breakthrough we needed. The techniques taught and shared by the trainer can be used to individually or combined together to overcome and eliminate any minor or major issues that we have. The resulting effects of the exercises not only helped us to solidify our learnings, it also helped me to better understand my pressing issues. The sense of accomplishment I felt when I managed to assist others and solve their issues… that is a feeling money cannot buy – priceless.
What was your most memorable or unforgettable experiences for the program?
One of the most unforgettable experiences from this program was when all the participants engaged in a one-to-one coaching session. I was paired up with one of the participants and we both took turns to be the client and the coach for each other, and shared what issues we would like to work on. My ‘client’ had feelings of guilt in him because of decisions he made in his past relationships which resulted in breakups or tragic endings. For the past ten years, he had been holding onto this feeling, and slowly became more withdrawn and fearful of making a commitment in all of his relationships. I managed to help him to release his guilt and alleviate the negativity and he finally broke through his own mental blockages and felt so relieved. I felt really happy and thrilled that I was able to be someone’s ‘comforter’ and problem solver.
What if other people would like to join the program? What would you like to share with them?
Anyone with insecurities or self-doubt or lack the extra push, extra motivation or the extra encouragement to improve their life or overcome their challenges, this program can surely help them achieve that. I could sense myself changing and becoming a totally different person during and after the course. I started coming out from my shell and am now a much friendlier, happier and contented person. More than that, the program taught me to be more positive and to see things not just from only one perspective, but from others’ point of view as well. I learned skills on how to reframe my thinking whenever I heard or saw things I disliked, and also how to instantly access my positive feelings whenever I felt any negativity start within me.
Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it.
They say we are what we are, but we don’t have to be.
Activate your resources now and Live By Design, Not By Default.
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