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An Investment For Life

By | ABNLP, Addiction, Applied NLP in Business, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Train The Trainer, Training, Weight Loss

How much is your life worth?

When you are healthy, you may not be willing to pay much for medical care.  However, for someone who is sick, they would pay any amount to get better.  The value of something is based on what someone will pay for it.

Most of us buy life insurance because, in the event something happens to us, our family members will receive the insurance money, which is substantially higher than what was paid.  However, that usually means the insured is no longer around (or is incapacitated).

Here’s the thing though – When you invest in the Live By Design Practitioner program, you have the opportunity to change your life forever.

As an accountant would explain it – let’s say the program costs USD 3,000.  And let’s say you are now 30 years old, so we estimate you will be working for the next 30 years.  If you are able to change your life today, the investment of USD3,000 spread over 30 years is only USD 100 per year, or about USD 8 per month, or a mere USD 2 per week, or – and this will blow your mind – less than 30 cents per day!

Imagine – your investment in yourself, in improving, enhancing and bettering yourself, is less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day.

That is probably the best investment you are going to make. One that starts paying ‘dividends’ immediately, where you and your family members and friends will benefit, rather than wait for something to happen to claim the insurance.  And you will surely continue to benefit for the rest of your life.  The return on your investment will be many times greater than the money you pay and you will reap the rewards every day.

So when someone asks me, why they should pay to join our program, I ask them how much their life is worth.

From the desk of Dr Billy Kueek

By | ABNLP, Applied NLP in Business, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Training, Weight Loss

A great big HELLO to everyone!

How time flies by! It seems like I was just wishing all of you Happy New Year yesterday, when in fact we’re already a month into 2013!

So how was your January 2013? How many of you started it by making new year resolutions? If you did so by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals and are well on your way to realizing them, then congratulations on your tenacity & determination, and I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors!

Sometimes though, resolutions can be a hit-and-miss affair if it’s more of a ‘wish’ list. As you think of the year ahead, what do you see yourself achieving? What are you thinking? How do you feel? The good news is, with the right skills, you can make that wish list into a YES list!

We’ve got a fantastic line-up of courses planned for the whole year and there’s bound to be one (or more) that is suitable for your needs & schedule. In response to growing demand for specialized NLP programs which focus on specific topics, we have some very exciting programs for the corporate market, in particular Applied NLP in Sales. This program is based on my book Using Psychological Techniques in Selling. Whether you are selling products, services or simply yourself, this program promises potential, profits and power-packed breakthroughs.

Another one that I’m very excited about is our Live By Design Practitioner program. This 8-day program is very dear to me as it gives me the opportunity to personally know the participants. Emotional baggage, inner conflicts, phobias, limiting beliefs… all removed, released & resolved! Seeing participants achieve such tremendous breakthroughs certainly motivates us even more to continue doing what we do, transforming people inspiring lives.

For those who wish to take their learning further, we have the Live By Design Master Practitioner program. For those who are determined about becoming a trainer, we have the NLP Trainers’ Training that is certified by ABNLP (American Board of NLP) and internationally recognized. So if you think about it, when you take all 3 programs this year, by the end of 2013 you will become a full-fledged NLP Trainer! How awesome is that!

Did you know that we are the only training company in the region which offers all this training, especially at the Trainer level, and also the only company in the region with two NLP Master Trainers? I would also like to humbly announce that as of now, I’m the only NLP Master Trainer certified by both ABNLP and NLP University, plus I have the honor of being the first Hypnotherapy Master Trainer in South-East Asia.

Such accomplishments would not have been possible without your constant support. I thank each and everyone one of you for joining me on life’s great journey. Now let us all make 2013 EXCEPTIONAL, EXCITING & EXTRAORDINARY!

Live By Design Practitioner Certification Training
(NLP, Time Line Therapy™, Hypnotherapy and Impact System© Coaching)
16 – 23 March 2013, Billy Kueek International Office Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Live By Design Practitioner Certification Training
(NLP, Time Line Therapy™, Hypnotherapy and Impact System© Coaching)
13 – 20 April 2013, Singapore

Using Psychological Techniques In Selling
24 – 25 April 2013, Billy Kueek International Office Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

NLP Associate Training
27 – 28 April 2013, Billy Kueek International Office Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Live By Design Master Practitioner Certification Training
17 – 31 August 2013, Singapore

NLP Trainers’ Training
21 – 30 November 2013, Billy Kueek International Office Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Postponing Your Success

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, NLP, Personal Development, Training, Weight Loss

If I were to offer you a million dollars and gave you the option of taking the money now or in three years’ time, I suspect most of you would take it now.  Yet, when it comes to changing their lives for the better, a common response is, “Wait and see first.”

My question is, what are you waiting for?  How many of us are delaying or postponing the opportunity to have an even greater life?  Of course your life could be great right now but would you like it to be even better?  You see, if you were to offer someone money, even if they already had a lot of it, chances are they would take it now.

Success is not always in monetary terms.  And perhaps therein lies the problem.  When it is difficult to be quantified or is not tangible, we are less certain.  So in response to whether you want a better life, we are prepared to wait.  Could it be that we enjoy the pain of whatever is bugging us and until the pain is great enough, we are not likely to do anything about it?The choice is yours – Success Now or Later?

President Obama’s second term – the influencing power of words

By | ABNLP, Applied NLP in Business, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Training, Weight Loss

As President Obama is sworn into his second term as President of the United States, I thought this would be a good time to briefly mention how NLP and Hypnosis is used in our daily lives without us even knowing most of the time.  From advertisements to the media, from politicians to salesmen, and our own parents could have used hypnotic language patterns and linguistic patterns in their communication, knowingly or unknowingly.

Both Presidents Obama and Clinton have a team of advisors which include NLP Master Practitioners who review their speeches to ensure that they include the appropriate linguistics to resonate with their audiences.  In business, NLP can certainly help in communication during negotiations in order to influence the listener and get the message across.

Advertisements use NLP Linguistics to influence your buying habits.  For example, the ad may read like this – ‘buying this washing powder means you love your family’. In NLP, this is called a context reframe because if you think about it, how would using a particular washing powder mean that you love your family.  But that is exactly what the message implies.

Or when a salesman repeatedly tells you ‘by now’ in his sales patter, what he is really saying to you is ‘buy now’.  We call this embedded command where the instruction or command is embedded into a sentence so that the unconscious mind picks it up.

So when you think about it, everyone and anyone is able to influence others by being more conscious and aware of the word choices used.  For the next few days, try focusing on the words others & yourself use and listen out for any hypnotic language or linguistic patterns in their communication. You may be surprised just how often it pops up!

 

Living By Design

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Training, Weight Loss

“If only I had learnt this 20 years ago …” is one of the most common feedback I get from participants after they graduate from our Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy Practitioner training program  (also known as Live by Design).  For one young man, he certainly did.

Zachary Tan was just 16+ years old when his mother enrolled him for our Practitioner training.  Having faced some medical issues, Zachary was (like many 16 year olds) busy enjoying life, not too keen on focusing on studies, not very motivated to do much.  His parents had heard about NLP and decided that it was worth investing in the program for their eldest son.  So Zachary joined our program in January 2012 and after 8 days, he became the youngest certified NLP Practitioner in Singapore and Malaysia!

What was more important is that he realised the power of what he had learned and wanted to apply his new-found knowledge to help his friends (and at the same time, start earning some money to pay for his Master Practitioner training).  By then, Zachary had already decided that he was going to become a Master Practitioner, in August 2013.  He was focused on passing his exams and doing well in school so that he could become a role model for other teenagers and help them through coaching.

However, the story does not end there.  In October 2012, Zachary decided he did not want to delay his learning any further and rather than wait till August 2013, he enrolled for the November 2012 Master Practitioner training.  On 1 December 2012, at the tender age of 17 years and 4 months, Zachary Tan became one of the youngest certified NLP Master Practitioners in the world.  During the 15-day program, he worked with fellow participants, some of whom were many years older than him and they commented on his maturity, understanding and grasp of the subject matter and his professionalism as a coach.  He certainly held his own, in spite of his age and limited life experiences.

My team and I are proud of all our graduates, and especially delighted for Zachary for he has all the tools at his disposal and can live his life by design.  To learn NLP at his age, he has an even brighter future and we wish him every success!  Congratulations Zachary Tan!  And who knows, he may yet become the youngest NLP Trainer in Asia.

 

New Year, New Breakthroughs

By | ABNLP, Applied NLP in Business, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Training, Weight Loss

In 2012, have you

  • achieved your resolutions?
  • profited from new experiences?
  • created magical moments?
  • become who you want to be?
  • attained what you want to have?
  • enhanced your personal identity?

In essence, do you know what makes the incredible you?  And if you do, do you want to do something about it now?

As 2013 fast approaches, perhaps it is time to look at what we have achieved in the current year, and what we want to achieve.  Are you consistently reaching your goals and living your dreams?  Or perhaps you feel that it is time to look at your options, be it in life, career or relationships.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy provide the complete toolkit to help you deal with personal challenges and issues, to enhance your performance identity to achieve what you want to achieve, to have what you want to have and liberate you to do what you want to do, and these techniques and skills can be used to help others, through  coaching.

Imagine having the tools that help you cope with life’s challenges or having a positive mindset all the time.  See yourself setting goals and achieving them.  Be able to build rapport easily, communicate effectively and influence others.  Get rid of negative emotions and limiting beliefs which are holding you back.  These are just some of the results that are enjoyed on a daily basis by our Live By Design Practitioners and Master Practitioners.

Billy Kueek International offers internationally recognized certifications in NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy at Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Trainer levels.  As the only training company in the region with two NLP Master Trainers and Hypnotherapy Master Trainer, Billy Kueek International runs the Live By Design Certification Program in Malaysia and Singapore several times a year for you to transform your life or to become professional coaches.

The Live By Design Certification program combines all three disciplines and incorporates Impact System © Coaching and Applied NLP in Business certifications over eight days at the Practitioner level and 15 days at Master Practitioner level.

For those who wish to be certified as NLP and Hypnotherapy trainers (under the American Board of NLP and American Board of Hypnotherapy), they can join the Trainers’ Training program, even if they have received their Practitioner and Master Practitioner training with other companies.

For more information about our programs, training schedule and fees, visit www.BillyKueek.com, email office@BillyKueek.com or contact +6012 434 9500.

Get ready to be rid of old limiting beliefs, and have new empowering beliefs.

Hypnotherapy – the facts behind the myths

By | Addiction, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Personal Development, Weight Loss

Whenever I tell anyone that I am a Hypnotherapy Master Trainer, I get two different types of reaction.  The first is where they are very interested to know more about hypnosis and what it can do, and if I can hypnotize their friends (and notice how it is their friends and not themselves).  The other is where they avoid eye contact, afraid that I may start to hypnotize them.

Having used hypnosis as part of my coaching work for the past 15 years, I have found it to be one of the best techniques to use and it helps in most situations.  Be it increasing confidence, managing stress, stop smoking, kicking alcoholism, weight management, emotional mastery, getting rid of phobias, improving memory and concentration or even enhancing male sexual health, hypnotherapy has helped millions to tackle their personal issues, easily and permanently.

Of course, there are many misconceptions about hypnosis, not helped by the artistic license used by the media to create hype.  Some common misconceptions are:

  • Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized
  • Hypnosis is sleep
  • Fear of not being dehypnotized
  • That hypnosis is harmful
  • There is revelation of secrets
  • Loss of control and being controlled ie surrender of will
  • Loss of consciousness

All these are certainly untrue.  Of course, it is important to choose the right hypnotherapist.  Note that I use the term hypnotherapist and not hypnotist.  The difference is that the hypnotherapist uses hypnosis for therapy, while the hypnotist usually is a performer or entertainer.

There may also be some confusion about the trance state.  This is because each person experiences trance differently.  With a light trance, you may feel like you are totally aware of what the hypnotherapist is saying to you and that you are actually not in a trance, while those who are in a deep trance may almost be sound asleep and be unaware of his surroundings.  Whatever level of trance a person goes into is perfectly fine, since the objective of trance is to bypass the critical faculty and communicate directly with the unconscious (or some refer to it assubconscious) mind.

If you would like to know more about hypnotherapy, whether as a client or to become a hypnotherapist, do contact Office@BillyKueek.com for information about our coaching services and our programs.

Hypnotherapy de-bunked

By | Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Personal Development, Training, Weight Loss

Hypnosis is as old as recorded history.  The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word ‘hypnos‘ which means sleep though in hypnosis, you are not asleep.  Instead, you are in a trance state where your Unconscious Mind (or some refer to it as the subconscious mind) is open to suggestions.

All of us have been in a trance state before, but probably were not aware of that.  When we are so engrossed in a book, watching a movie or television program, where we are not aware of sounds or people around us, we were in a trance.

When you are in a trance, do not expect to feel hypnotized.  Clients think that the trance state is significantly different from when they are conscious.  However, this is not the case.  When you are in a light trance, you feel relaxed.  Trance is just a normal, natural state.  And in fact, no matter how deep in trance you do, you will just feel relaxed, with increasing levels of relaxation.

During trance, you are in control and in charge.  Therefore, you will only accept suggestions that are consistent with your values and beliefs.   For example, if the hypnotist were to suggest that you rob a bank, you would not do it.  However, if the suggestion was to stand up and it was OK, you would do it.

Everyone can go into trance, they just have to learn how.  There may be some reservations due to misconceptions that they may have about hypnosis.  Some general misconceptions are:

  • hypnosis is sleep and there is loss of consciousness.
  • there is loss of control and surrender of will.
  • you will reveal your secrets.
  • you may not be dehypnotized.
  • being hypnotizable means you are gullible or weakminded.
  • hypnosis is harmful.

To find out more about hypnotherapy training or if you would like to talk to a hypnotherapist, contact office@BillyKueek.com or visit www.BillyKueek.com.