Emotional Intelligence

The PFP (Past, Future, Past) Sandwich

The PFP (Past, Future, Past) Sandwich2In the last few blogs, we’ve been exploring how you can build courage, and access those reserves of courage that every leader, especially every fearless leader, possesses.

Here, we’re going to help your courageous memory by taking you through a series of steps, to create what I call the PFP, or past, future, past sandwich – which is a way of using a memory to dare for the future. It’s a mind exercise and all it takes is your commitment to being honest about your memory, and your willingness to access those feelings that you keep, but that you sometimes suppress.

Past. The first step is to access a courageous memory from your past, just as you did in the exercise for instant access to courage.

Future. The second step is to bring the future out of the past. So, while you have that feeling of courageousness and while you’re in your courageous neural network, imagine yourself doing something that you want or need to do courageously in the future. Imagine yourself engaging in this future event as courageously as you possibly can.

Past. After you’ve imagined your courageous self in your future event, make sure you are still programming your mind in your courageous neural network.

Again, remember a time in the past when you were courageous. It could be the same as your original memory (or you could recall another one). By using this image from the past, you’re wiring and reprogramming your mind to be daring in a future event by sandwiching the imagery of the future courageous event between memories of past courageous events in your life.

Would you also like to be able to instantly access your confidence and be more confident in the future?

You can.

Follow the directions for the “Stimulating Your Courageous Neural Network” and the “PFP Sandwich Techniques” – only substitute confidence for courage.

Next, we’ll be looking at ways in which you can work to overcome your fear of failure. In the meantime, work on recovering those memories of courage.

And tell me – what’s one that you’ve come up with? I’d love to know – thanks for sharing.

For questions about this post or for information on becoming a fearless leader, contact Dr. Cathy Greenberg and The Fearless Leader Group at (888) 320-1299 or by email at hello@fearlessequalsfreedom.com.



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