NLP 11 – Walt Disney

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It’s funny. I keep a really open mind usually when working in this type of environment. But I was skeptical if this technique would do anything for me.

It’s not that I didn’t think it would work, but I thought I already had this type of thinking down, and it wouldn’t help me get anywhere much further. In fact, I came up with a possible new website idea that would easily get tons of traffic while they were demonstrating it (sorry, it was after lunch and my mind was wandering.)

Disney CastleRobert Dilts is a master modeler. He’s gone through history and some of the greatest genius to find out how they thought about and did their work. One of those people was Walt Disney.

In this work he realized Walt had three main components or parts in his process of creation. First was the dreamer, then came the realist and finally the critic. If you want to read more about this and other genius’ check out his book series Strategies of Genius

Now most of us have these parts at least to some degree, but something happens where for many people the critic will come in and shoot down the dreams of the dreamer immediately. Or perhaps one part of you isn’t really communicating.

In this drill you spatially orient these different parts and access them via physiology and past states, ONE AT A TIME. Then you work with them in turn to go from a big dream idea, into a plan, and further refine it down.

I have to say I was very much pleasantly surprised by this process. Look for some big changes coming to in the coming weeks and months, as that’s what I focused on when practicing this drill.

The most interested thing for me is when I was in the dreamer stage I could see out 5 years, even 20 years into the future. Normally I can’t plan or think about anything more then a year away. This tells me I wasn’t really accessing this part of myself.

Now here we’re talking about training. And for that reason I always ask myself the magic question “How can I use this for that purpose?”

After a little time thinking I realized this would work exactly as it is. You just focus on your training. For those of us who want to do many different things, this would work great.

The dreamer would come up with the big goals, and everything you really wanted to do.

The realist would then setup plans and the steps you need that would allow you to attain those dreams.

The critic comes in to show you where you’re doing it wrong, what won’t work and what can be done even better.

I had a guy just ask me about getting motivated for training. I think that too would get covered big time by going through this process, because you’d be looking at what you want to achieve and all the steps you need to get there.

Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.


  1. I found your notes fascinating.
    Thank you for sharing what could be seen as nutcase mumbo jumbo.
    Am now searching for what’s available locally.

    1. Author

      @trev: Thanks. Thos ethat think this is nutcase mumbo jumbo will not get the great results this sort of work (and some even more crazy stuff I know) could bring them. Their loss.

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