We Are Stronger Together


“We are stronger together”…how many situations could we apply this phrase to right now?


Our own family or local community, perhaps. Our attitude as a nation as we prepare to leave the EU. Witnessing the debacle that is the US election…and potential demise of world politics!


In my book, I talk about the Daffodil Principle:


Imagine, for a moment, a daffodil. One daffodil is unique, individual and beautiful when captured in solitude, where its beauty can be focused upon and magnified; notice the colour combinations and perfect tonality between the trumpet of the daffodil and its petals; notice how it stands in magnificent splendour, tall, upright and proud.


Now think about a whole field containing 50,000 daffodils, all standing tall and proud, their brilliant yellow petals catching the spring sunshine, and a ripple of movement as the slight breeze catches them. Collectively they form a sea of bright yellow which seems to stretch as far as the eye can see – and for a moment, the impact of this magnificent yellow ocean completely takes your breath away.


To get NLP noticed and making an impact in society, we do need to combine our individual strengths always, and pull together our unique talents so NLP creates the same impact as the sea of daffodils.


This works well for daffodils, but does it work with people?


As we watch politics and religion worldwide tearing communities apart; as we witness the media over-influencing our attitudes and behaviour; as we observe the annual competitive rituals such as the ‘X Factor’, ‘Strictly’ and ‘The Apprentice’…I would like to believe that the Daffodil Principle DOES work just as well with people.


I do believe we can pull together, we can make a difference, we can be an influence for good.


‘Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved’ Mattie Stepanek, American Poet, 1990 – 2004…and yes, this wise young man was only 14 when he died.

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