My name is Hugh Shields and I've just had my first book published - and it's in part thanks to NLP.
The book is called “Showdown in Moscow - The Olympic Quests of Coe and Ovett”. It is the story of two of the world’s greatest ever middle distance runners, Seb Coe and Steve Ovett and culminates in their quest for gold at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Few who lived through the late 1970s and early 1980s in the UK can forget the media impact of Coe and Ovett. Those of a certain age in the UK will remember watching their races with excitement, enlivened by the distinctive tones of commentators David Coleman and Ron Pickering. For their story was not chronicled in the low key pages of the tabloids or in recorded TV highlights at midnight. It was splashed across the front pages of the major British daily newspapers and commanded prime time television. Before Moscow, Coe and Ovett had barely raced each other. They had, however, established impressive race credentials and traded world records. So when the Moscow Olympics came round, it was showdown time. I might add that the reason you are reading this is due in no small part to the efforts of Jaina Dadia, a fellow NLPer who is marketing the book and has a remarkable story of her own to tell.
In the foreword to the book, apart from crediting my family and parents, I also credit Richard Bandler and his NLP colleagues John and Kathleen La Valle. Without NLP, I would not have found the impetus needed to undertake and complete the book while still working full-time and finding a good amount of time for my family. My first experience of the world of NLP and Richard Bandler came towards the end of 2009. I attended Richard’s introductory NLP evening and was bowled over by the experience. I well remember going into the office the next day and telling people that I had had a life-changing experience. Since then, I have attended the Licensed Practitioner and Nero Hypnotic Repatterning courses. I also did Richard’s Personal Enhancement Workshop during 2011. I have been interested to pursue these courses because I want to “max out” all the things I do in life. NLP certainly achieves this for me and I continue to benefit hugely in many different ways. So look out for my next book – the working title is “Einstein’s God – The Spinoza Paradox” and start your own NLP story, whatever it may be.
When Richard finishes a session and says “I am here to tell you that, if you can do that, you can do anything you want in life”, take it at face value and let your life begin!