NLP book - Live Your Dreams

Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up

NLP & Common Sense for Coaches, Managers and You

by Roger Ellerton PhD, CMC

Roger Ellerton, NLP Trainer


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Gives the Reader Tools for Enjoyment, Effectiveness and Personal Spiritual Growth

by Harvey Stuart, Ottawa Natural, December 2009.

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A Must Read Book

by Michael B. Johnson (California),

As a coach and NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, I have attended many, many seminars and read literally hundreds of books on NLP. I really thought I knew it all and that there was nothing new to be learned that is, until I read Dr Ellerton's book: "Live You Dreams and Let Reality Catch Up."

Dr Ellerton is able in less than 200 pages to capture the essence of NLP. He guides you through the beginnings of NLP, its basic tenants and its use in eliciting positive changes in yourself and others.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran of NLP, you must have this book on your bookshelf!

An Excellent and Easy-to-Use Self-Help Resource

by Midwest Book Review,

"Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up: NLP & Common Sense For Coaches, Managers and You" by certified management consultant and certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainer Roger Ellerton is a self-help guide to using NLP to improve one's communication, free oneself from the burden of past memories, achieve goals, and much more. Written both for individuals seeking to transform their lives and parents, coaches, and managers helping their charges unlock their full potential, "Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up" is upbeat and positive-minded, offering step-by-step instructions to focus one's thoughts in the right direction. An excellent and easy-to-use self-help resource.

Big Help in Launching My Business

Roger, congratulations and a big thank you for writing your two books "Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up: NLP and Common Sense for Coaches, Managers and You" and "Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up: 5 Step Action Plan". They have been a big help to me in successfully launching my management and quality consulting business.

Your book is based on NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). I have never studied NLP, yet you have a way of writing that is very clear and easy to read. As a result I have used many of the NLP techniques and ideas to gain a better understanding of myself, to clear away unwanted baggage that has stopped me in the past and to set meaningful and achievable objectives for me and my business.

I suggest that readers take their time reading your books as each page is full of useful material and insights.

Henri Faure, Montreal, Quebec

A Must Read for Anyone Who Wants to Transform Their Life

by Michelle Dunn, Author and Consultant (New Hampshire)

I had never heard about NLP before reading Dr. Ellerton's book. NLP is a great tool to help you learn more about yourself and others. This is especially helpful if you are in a profession where you work, help or teach people. If you can understand yourself and how you think, then you are better able to understand others and help them be successful. This book gives you the tools you need to be successful in life and business, become more conscious of your thoughts and actions and how they affect you and those around you, improve the most important business tool there is, which is communication and help you to break patterns in your life that you may not even be aware of! If you want to get the most out of life and help others do the same, this is the book for you.

Great Addition to the Resource Library

by Brian Smith, President, Power Link Dynamics, for Reader Views

"Think it, act it, become it." "People are what people do". "Actions speak louder than words." These are well-known, often quoted aphorisms and they're all true. The question is: why do we do what we do, and why do we choose to do it that way?

I am a behaviouralist by training and I love watching and studying people. I can't help but wonder why people behave a certain way. If we are born into a certain behavioural style, can we change? Can we become someone else? The short answer is yes, I think we can. I believe it's all in how we program ourselves to react in any given situation to get a desired result. (Good habit = Good result. Bad habit = Bad result.) As adults, we can learn new habits. We can train ourselves to stop doing one thing and start doing another. And if we do it often enough, we have created a new habit. Sounds simple enough BUT it's easier said than done.

If you are looking to make a permanent change in how you go about doing the things you do to get a more favorable result, then the first thing you need to do is go out and buy yourself a copy of Roger Ellerton's new book, "Live Your Dreams - Let Reality Catch Up: NLP & Common Sense for Coaches, Managers and You." Ellerton believes that you have patterns, habits, strategies and programs for everything you do. He believes that some of these patterns serve you, but others do not - often resulting in unwanted outcomes. The idea here is that if you think and act like Donald Trump you should in time experience the same results that 'The Donald' gets.

Think of NLP as the software program that your brain uses to search your data base when you need to come up with a response to a certain situation. NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) will help you identify those thought processes that are blocking you from getting a more positive result and teach you how to reprogram your brain so you respond in a more favorable way the next time. (Change the input to change the output.) Stephen R. Covey talks about success as being a matter of choice: "Between stimuli and response is the opportunity to choose how you want to react in any given situation." Only you get to decide on how you want to react.

Ellerton believes we are all on a journey. "If you are open to it, this book will assist you with your journey, and you will make exciting discoveries along the way - discoveries that will only serve to enhance the remainder of the journey." I believe the biggest challenge facing most people is to have the strength and courage to get out of their own way, and to have the patience and endurance to hang in there and see their journey through. You have to create a picture in your mind's eye as to where you want to end up and then act your way to success.

Students and practitioners of NLP will find Ellerton's book to be a great addition to their resource library. For most readers, this book will educate and enlighten more than entertain and amuse. Take advantage of Ellerton's 15-plus years of studying, talking about and using NLP principals and techniques, both personally and professionally. You will become the better for it. Go ahead - stick your toe in the water and then take the plunge. I'll see you in the deep end!

A Wealth of Practical Information Devoid of Trivia

by Norm Goldman (Quebec), Editor of

Tomes pertaining to the quest for success and how to improve your lives are to publishing what sitcoms are to television. There certainly is no lack of them, wherein it seems that every week some author touts that he or she has the magic formula. The trick is to separate the winning strategies from those that don't merit a second look.

Roger Ellerton's Live Your Dreams Let Realty Catch Up distinguishes itself and stands out from the rest with its original approach, as it focuses on NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). NLP originated in therapy, and it is now been applied in all areas of human endeavor-education, health, sports, business and interpersonal relations.

According to Ellerton, three basic elements comprise NLP: your neurology-sense organs, or how you absorb information, linguistic or the language that you use to recall and make sense of a particular experience, and programming or your habits, patterns, programs and strategies.

Succinctly summed up, the NLP communication model is about how you make sense of the world around you and the behaviors you manifest as a result of your personal interpretations. As pointed out, if we know how to communicate better with ourselves and with others we could live a more rewarding life.

Divided into eight chapters, the author provides the reader with well-rounded advice and the tools necessary to implement NLP into our daily lives. Beginning with establishing the underlying foundation, Ellerton informs us that NLP is not just techniques, but it is also discovering how and why people who are high achievers accomplish what they actually set out to do. On the other hand, it is a plan of action assisting you in ascertaining those thinking and communication patterns preventing you from becoming successful.

Five simple steps to success are enumerated: having an outcome, taking action, using sensory acuity, flexibility and having a physiology and psychology of excellence. These five principles are explored in detail and are a recurring theme throughout the book.

A wealth of practical information, devoid of superficial and trivial data occupies each of the subsequent chapters that delve into personal insights pertaining to how to know yourself and others, improving your communication skills, making personal improvements, freeing yourself from the past, achieving what you want in life and making a difference in business. Each section is knit together into a cohesive whole, wherein the material is presented in simple, accessible language that is not overwhelmed with unnecessary technical jargon.

Suggestions are concise, detailed, and well-organized, intertwined with examples, diagrams and exercises that help the reader reinforce the principles of NLP. One point worthy of mention, however, is that unfortunately the author did not include section summaries-something that would have facilitated the retention of the material. It would have also been useful to include a brief bibliography.

Ellerton knows his subject matter and his passion both spiritually and emotionally for NLP is contagious. Readers will be inspired with practical and intelligent advice, and definitely worthy of one's time to read and slowly digest the material contained in Live Your Dreams Let Realty Catch Up. It is, as mentioned on the back cover, a great resource for individuals, managers, coaches, parents and for anyone looking for or assisting others with personal changes.

A Must Have Manual for Teachers, Managers, Therapists and Individuals Wanting to Improve Their Communication

by Olga Doi-Sprague (New York),

Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up is a must-have manual for teachers, managers, therapists and individuals wanting to exercise the principles of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and improve their communication outcomes.

Dr. Ellerton presents NLP as a common-sense system of everyday psychology, one which monitors and adapts one's thinking to proven behaviors exhibited by one's audience. From eye accessing cues, sleight of mouth, to meta programs and linguistic presuppositions, Dr. Ellerton shows the reader that by getting to know yourself and others, and duplicating or modeling one's behavior to that of the target audience, outcomes can often be predicted, thus allowing communicators to more confidently achieve their goals. Complete and easy to understand, with historic reference, step-by step instructions, definitions, exercises, and strategies, Live Your Dreams, Let Reality Catch Up covers methods to: manage emotional states, break away from bad habits, focus energy, build rapport with a diverse range of people, work productively with others, and understand how other great achievers function.

By showing the reader how to monitor and adapt one's thinking, Dr. Ellerton also clearly presents NLP as a method of self-improvement, one which requires the reader to define the results wanted, examine one's behavior, and judge if one's behavior moves one closer to a desired result. With careful understanding and use of NLP, Dr. Ellerton's Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up can help you cultivate more useful inner beliefs about yourself and your world.

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Trade Paperback / 6" x 9" / 220 pages
Published by Renewal Technologies Inc.
ISBN 978-0978445270 (paperback), 978-0-9784452-8-7 (ebook)