For me, to book a place on a course with just 2 weeks’ notice feels really LAST MINUTE!
However, not everyone is like me!
Someone has just called me and said she’s been meaning to call me for ages as she would like to book a spot on next week’s NLP Diploma course and has just got around to it. This I found really surprising!
Even more surprisingly, this is the second call I’ve had this week saying the same thing!
One of the fascinating things I learnt from my NLP is how people process time differently.
Broadly speaking, there are two ways of processing time:
There’s people who have a ‘through-time’ preference – these people like to plan ahead – they have all their weekends fully booked months in advance. They are quite likely to have a spreadsheet or complex, colour-coded calendar system documenting it all. They are masters of forward planning and organisation.
There’s other people who are ‘in-time’ preference – these people live more day-to-day, week-to-week. They decide more in the moment, or very last minute how they are going to spend their time. They are quite likely to text you in the morning to see if you’re free that afternoon (or even right now) to do something. They are masters of flexibility and spontaneity.
As you may have guessed, I’m very definitely ‘through-time’ in my processing of time. I know what I’m doing for the next 8 weekends, and even then, the ‘free weekend’ is marked in the diary as a ‘keep free’ weekend, to ensure I’m giving myself a break from being on the go all the time.
One of the things studying NLP has helped me to do is appreciate people’s differences (rather than judge them) and to act flexibly to accommodate different preferences for ways of processing information. Even if sometimes, I need a little reminder, like a surprising phonecall that someone wants to book a place right now, on a course that is less than 2 weeks away!
So, to anyone else out there who has a in-time preference, or even someone with a through-time preference who has some last-minute flexibility in their schedule, its not too late to BOOK YOUR PLACE now!
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