The History of Self Development

You may not have known this about me, but back in the day my first passion was music….getting into bands like Phish and Grateful Dead all I wanted was to be just like them. 

Through that first passion of mine and learning what and who influenced my music idols, I realized the importance of diving in and going to the “SOURCE”, which I’ll crack into plus much more.

In today’s episode you’ll discover:

  • NLP History Lesson
  • My Instrument of choice
  • My journey in self development
  • Self Development History Lesson
  • The watering down of Anthony Robbins
  • + How and why to raise your bullshit meter

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About Wade Alters

Founder and Lead Trainer of Wade Alters Consulting

Comments


  1. Jens Andersen

    I found it rather illuminating to consider NLP as the foundation of modern self-help. That seminal texts in the field are given titles such as ‘The Structure of Magic’, reminded me of a series of books by psychotherapist Robert Moore, and mythologist Douglas Gillette about the archetypes of mature masculinity: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover. I recall hearing Moore talk about how people who have a strongly developed magician archetype have an unparalleled ability to guide transformation in others, and it seems this role is being enacted in modern times through coaches, therapists, NLP practitioners, as well as consultants and the like.

    But throughout history, human transformation has traditionally been facilitated through a tribal elder, a priest, a shaman, a wise-man, monk or witch-doctor – each of these embodying the archetype of the magician. The development of NLP in the 70’s seems to be related to a modern revival of the magician archetype.

    Just a thought I had, triggered by the content of the podcast… 🙂

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