Your Inner Resources

Resources can be defined as the raw materials from which any product is created.

Psychological resources are those beliefs, attitudes, expectations and states of mind that support you in taking action to achieve a specific outcome.

A Resources Example

Imagine you're planning to apply for government funding to set up a theatrical company for teenagers in your area. Your list of required practical resources might include:
  • an acting coach and a stage manager to teach the participants the necessary stage production skills
  • a small theater in which to present productions
  • lighting equipment
  • sound equipment
  • make-up
  • costume materials
  • 1-2 administration people to assist with operations
But in order to put the project together and apply for funding, you will also need some key psychological resources:
  • passion for the project
  • knowledge and/or experience with regard to the subject
  • confidence in your organizational and grant writing skills
  • the courage to take on such a large project
  • energy to initially set it up
  • communication skills for dealing with the various people involved
  • persuasion skills
  • perseverance
  • time management skills
    and so on.
While both types of resources are necessary, there's a distinction to keep in mind:

Acquiring the practical resources depends on having the psychological resources in place. The first is a direct result of acquiring the second.

What resources do you need for a project you're planning to develop or one that's already in motion? You can start by listing the areas where you're having problems, and decide what resources would counteract or eliminate them.

As you prepare your list, here are two presuppositions that will help you achieve your goal:

  1. Human beings already have all the resources they need to get whatever they want.
  2. You won't experience a desire for something unless you already possess the means to attain it.
In other words, you have the raw talent and necessary resources right now to go after anything you want.

The problem is not the lack of resources – it's the inability to access them in the moments when you really need them.

This is where anchoring comes in.

But before you can set up anchors to retrieve your most useful resources, you need to identify what they are.

Setting The Scene

One scenario for creating your resources list is as follows:

  1. Print out the list below and take it to your favorite café or coffee shop, along with a notepad or writing paper. You might also take along the instructions for the anchoring techniques and the list of additional anchors. Set aside at least an hour to work on your list.

  2. Order a cappuccino, latté, or whatever drink you prefer, then sit back and relax.

  3. Look at the resources list and add any additional resources that you need in your life right now. If you haven't already created a list of the problems or challenges you're currently working on, do this now and identify the relevant resources required.

  4. For each resource, think back over your life and search for examples. You'll probably find there's at least one time when you felt those sorts of emotions. For example, every human being has an area in which they excel, whether it's a public arena (like playing sports) or a private one (like organizing their filing systems). And most human beings have at least one experience of feeling safe or completely at ease. If you don't, use an imaginary scenario.

  5. When you've made a comprehensive resources list, select the key resources that you need right now or in the near future. You can anchor these later in private.

  6. If you've achieved a state of relaxation and well-being in the café, you might like to take a test run and anchor that state before you leave. Read through the instructions in the anchoring techniques page and additional list of anchors and decide how you want to anchor it. You can use a unique gesture or anchor the state to the smell of coffee or tea, the view, and/or the gesture of picking up your cup and bringing it to your lips. It's a great way to start collecting enjoyable states.

Your Inner Resources List

Below is a short list of states that most people find useful in undertaking a new direction in their lives. The instructions are as follows:

  1. List 3 times you felt the following ways. Make sure they are strong examples.

  2. If you can't remember a time when you've felt this way,
    • imagine yourself acting this way in the future and anchor that, or
    • use a role model and run yourself through the New Behavior Generator technique.

  3. Add to the list any desirable trait or strength that you feel you need at your fingertips.

List 3 times you felt:

RESOURCE Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
















Your Next Step:
  1. Use this list to set up your most important anchors.

Disclaimer: This site is purely educational and we make no claims or guarantees with regard to the information presented. Please consult a certified NLP practitioner for individual coaching in the use of NLP techniques. We strongly advise consulting a financial industry professional before embarking on a wealth creation journey.

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