Awana Hotel, Frank Sinatra and My Way

I am training in the Awana Hotel in Langkawi. The second batch of leaders for a company in the financial service industry. Great people, great learning. Funny all around.

I woke up this morning and started to whistle a song. Frank Sinatra and My Way. A very old song. Not many thoughts spent about it.

Until I was in the training room. Then I realised it. The hotel plays the song as background music all across their premises.

You would wonder, if they have other songs and no, they don’t. It is the same song, over and over again. I only realised that when I came to the section of the training, when I explain the working of the mind.

In our daily life, we delete a lot of information. We are not aware all the time of what is going on around us. While you reading this text, just, for a moment, listen to all the other sounds around you. May be there is car traffic, or there are other people in your surrounding. But when we fully concentrate on what we are doing, we are so much in the flow that we do delete a lot of the stuff around us. We do not need to recognise everything – consciously.

But our unconscious mind tracks everything all the time. It does not forget. It stores everything.

Just like it stored Frank Sinatra and My Way in my Unconscious Mind. And I am happy that I wasn’t aware of it all the time. Imagine, we are here for 2.5 days. And they play the same song over and over and over again. NO CHANGE. I am happy that I can focus and simply delete the song from my experience. I am haunted enough by it, when it gets into my awareness and probably, I will never want to hear the song again.

But what an interesting learning. So what is it that you delete from your surrounding right now?


Andreas is the founder of Asia Mind Dynamics and a certified trainer of internationally recognised certification programmes:

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP),
  • NLP Coach Training with the Coaching Division of ABNLP,
  • The Words That Change Minds -Language and Behaviour Profile of which he also is one of 17 Global Master Trainers
  • Creating Your Future Coaching™ Techniques at the Masters Level with the International Timeline Therapy Association
  • Hypnosis with the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
  • Master Trainer with the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT).

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