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A podcast for those wanting personal development but want it made simple and easy to understand and more importantly use, take action and make a difference to your life and the world you live in.

If you want to change the way you feel and the way you act and react. If you have negative emotions, behaviours, that you want to lose forever and create something special in your life then I think you will like what you hear.

This genre of self-improvement, self-development and mastery of your mind has, I believe, been made over complicated and secretive and here I am de-constructing the processes into their simple forms that we can all understand and easily use. There’s no interviews just little ol’ me ;0)

Who am I and what do I do?………Paul Clough.

I now love helping making changes in people and guiding them to create the life they really want.

A personal look at me:

The above sentence was not always the case and being the best in the financial realms of the building industry was my aim and getting there by any means. I now know this is, and was, the worst way ~ even if I did make director of one of the largest building companies in Cambridge by the age of 30.

One of the major realisations came on my first ever training in hypnosis. I found that it’s not a win lose world and that a win win is only a low basis to live.

Being true to your beliefs and coming from a place of integrity where service is paramount. This understanding together with lots of NLP skills helped create my last partnership in the building industry grow from a turnover of £800k to £16m in less than twelve years and that can only be done with giving more than expected.

Another shaping of me came from two traumatic events in my life that happened within six months of each other which created a number of major changes in me and by beliefs in what is possible. I have written about my experience and how I dealt with it but more importantly it really showed me my love for my three boys and theirs for me and resulted in the step up to become a trainer of NLP (which I never intended) and my close and exciting work with two of my sons. In supporting Joseph and help create change in people in our training’s and his wonderful life changing ‘Be your potential weekend’ and with Luke the continuing development of Cambridge Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis processes. My relationship with my third son Daniel just keeps getting better and better too.

Not knowing how good I had become in change work in the beginning I generally studied, practiced and saw clients then things started to happen when I started to work following just my instincts. Two clients come to mind both in effect dying from the effects of what was happening to them and the way they felt and within one and two sessions respectively not only won the will to live they changed virtually in front of my eyes and being apart of that process was and is the best feeling alive.

The above are just three of many brilliant learnings I have had in my life.
The more formal bit


Paul Clough

I am a Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis and am passionate in assisting those who want to reach their full potential and his special skills form a unique foundation for success. I constantly seek and develop new skills and learning’s – through advanced levels of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy ™, Hypnosis and to improve everyone I work with.

I have an understanding of the mind/body connection which enables me to create in my clients the difference that makes the difference ~ from excellence to outstanding.

For those that want qualifications:

Certified Trainer and Consultant of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Certified Master Practitioner of NLP & Time Line Therapy

Certified Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist

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A podcast for those wanting personal development but want it made simple and easy to understand and more importantly use, take action and make a difference to your life and the world you live in.

If you want to change the way you feel and the way you act and react. If you have negative emotions, behaviours, that you want to lose forever and create something special in your life then I think you will like what you hear.

This genre of self-improvement, self-development and mastery of your mind has, I believe, been made over complicated and secretive and here I am de-constructing the processes into their simple forms that we can all understand and easily use. There’s no interviews just little ol’ me ;0)

Who am I and what do I do?………Paul Clough.

I now love helping making changes in people and guiding them to create the life they really want.

A personal look at me:

The above sentence was not always the case and being the best in the financial realms of the building industry was my aim and getting there by any means. I now know this is, and was, the worst way ~ even if I did make director of one of the largest building companies in Cambridge by the age of 30.

One of the major realisations came on my first ever training in hypnosis. I found that it’s not a win lose world and that a win win is only a low basis to live.

Being true to your beliefs and coming from a place of integrity where service is paramount. This understanding together with lots of NLP skills helped create my last partnership in the building industry grow from a turnover of £800k to £16m in less than twelve years and that can only be done with giving more than expected.

Another shaping of me came from two traumatic events in my life that happened within six months of each other which created a number of major changes in me and by beliefs in what is possible. I have written about my experience and how I dealt with it but more importantly it really showed me my love for my three boys and theirs for me and resulted in the step up to become a trainer of NLP (which I never intended) and my close and exciting work with two of my sons. In supporting Joseph and help create change in people in our training’s and his wonderful life changing ‘Be your potential weekend’ and with Luke the continuing development of Cambridge Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis processes. My relationship with my third son Daniel just keeps getting better and better too.

Not knowing how good I had become in change work in the beginning I generally studied, practiced and saw clients then things started to happen when I started to work following just my instincts. Two clients come to mind both in effect dying from the effects of what was happening to them and the way they felt and within one and two sessions respectively not only won the will to live they changed virtually in front of my eyes and being apart of that process was and is the best feeling alive.

The above are just three of many brilliant learnings I have had in my life.
The more formal bit


Paul Clough

I am a Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis and am passionate in assisting those who want to reach their full potential and his special skills form a unique foundation for success. I constantly seek and develop new skills and learning’s – through advanced levels of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy ™, Hypnosis and to improve everyone I work with.

I have an understanding of the mind/body connection which enables me to create in my clients the difference that makes the difference ~ from excellence to outstanding.

For those that want qualifications:

Certified Trainer and Consultant of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Certified Master Practitioner of NLP & Time Line Therapy

Certified Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist

    #323 The Mantra Of Regret

    #323 The Mantra Of Regret

    The Mantra Of Regret We all have regrets, You, me, and everyone else and for me, they stink. Oh! I wish I'd, Oh! If only I'd Oh! You fill in the blank
    I heard Seth Godin say "You rarely regret doing things" (Yep I know I have things I wish I had not done) and that is generally true when you compare it with the stuff you could have or wanted to do and didn't.
    But what if we learn from these times in the past I believe we can make the best use of that regret, at least we would be acknowledging the positive intent that sits with the negative emotion. This follows the presupposition that every behavior and emotion has a positive attention at its core - learn from it and the emotion or behavior disappears - BOOM!!!!
    Let's dive into the beliefs we had back then and how appropriate are they now and what facts were they actually based on.
    And let's dive into the beliefs we had in the things we loved doing too because they are based on the fact you succeeded.
    I'll take you through my personal experiences and those of one of my son's that I think will resonate with you.
    There's so much more in this episode that will lead to the end of regret and to creating success, joy, passion, and you fill in the blank. It's so much more simple than you think so come with me and let's get this into action. Because listening alone is ok (not) but listening, learning and taking action on what you have learned is life mastery.
    Please share our podcast in general and specifically this episode. If they haven't an app here's a link to the website page:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/323-the-mantra-of-regret/
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
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    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
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    • 42 min
    FMQ 383 Never Regret NOT Doing Anything Again

    FMQ 383 Never Regret NOT Doing Anything Again

     Never Regret NOT Doing Anything Again Time for a muse and a little bit of a teaser toward a longer episode in a couple of days' time.
    What do you regret not doing?
    What do you regret not carrying on and getting better at?
    What did you swerve from, even hide away from even though you wanted to do them inside
    I'd love you to think of those things and make a note of them so we can knock this regret out of the park in the next episode.
    Let's invite others too to let go of their regrets and share this episode:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/fmq-383-never-regret-not-doing-it-again
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay,
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay,
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 8 min
    #322 Never Knock The Simple Things

    #322 Never Knock The Simple Things

    Never Knock The Simple Things Who Wants A Life Of Complications? Making changes to your life, and to your world does not have to be complicated. In fact, that is one of the reasons I started this podcast to dispel the complicated ways some make things to make them appear so so intelligent and better than any of their competitors. They sell this veil of deception and worry about competition when we should all be together serving each other in a way that assists us all to grow and become who we are meant to be in this world and our life time. OOOps just fell off my soap box   ,O)
    Inspired by Jim Kwik who I heard saying "Don't let the simple things fool you" this jumped to one of our core thoughts you will hear ne quote from Albert Einstein "IN SIMPLICITY THERE IS GENIUS". This also reminded me of how Tony Robbins loved to get simple analogies for things that were complicated so he got them and could put them into a context he understood.
    But the thing is HOW do you break down the complicated into simple steps and then use those steps to get the same outstanding results? Well, that's where we're going in this episode - to learn how to 'model' (as pioneered by the geniuses of NLP Richard Bandler and John Grinder) the things you would like to emulate, to learn and change your world. This will increase your confidence to do more and have the self-esteem you dream of.
    We will also see how we can not only adopt these processes but adapt them to meet our personal needs and wants. I'll support all this with examples from my son's success doing exactly this.
    If you are really interested in your personal development, achieving success, and finding the REAL YOU (and I know you are because you're here!)
    So come along with me and then put into practice what you learn, it's the only way, knowing AND DOING.
    Please share this episode:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/322-never-knock-the-simple-things/
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay,
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay,
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from

    • 22 min
    FMQ 382 Sowing The Seeds of Success

    FMQ 382 Sowing The Seeds of Success

    Sowing The Seeds of Success Giving them a little water And watching them grow. Yes I know it's all a bit metaphorical but we do want to pick the fruits of success and when is the best time to plant a tree?
    Is the time ever right to start anything important? What you REALLY want to do.
    So I want you to think in a different way about the way you think about it. You'll need a pen and paper if you're serious about this.
    It's all about how we get to sow the seed of this thing with emotion and when you do you will be in motion - motivated.
    Oh! By the way, it's not going to be what you think it is  Hmmmmm.......
    This is just the beginning and everything starts at the beginning when you know where it is. And I'll share with you how to find it and a lot more and all in a 5-Minute Quickie podcast.
    And just so everyone you know can start too please share. Here is a link for those without an app:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/fmq-382-sowing-the-seeds-of-success
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay,
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay,
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 9 min
    #321 Changing Your Negative Behaviors - It's Up To You

    #321 Changing Your Negative Behaviors - It's Up To You

    Changing Your Negative Behaviors - It's Up To You It Really Is and I'll Show You How Let me tell you a story about a previous client of mine, it'll help me explain where I'm going with this.
    The thing is whilst we can dislike and even hate our behaviors when you look deeper or below the surface we will find there is a positive intention behind them. I really believe in the presupposition of NLP that every, yes every, behavior has a positive intention. But when you experience the behavior as a negative it's hard to accept. Yet it's been borne out with every client I have worked with.
    I'll even explain through two other clients' experiences that they thought were phobias and shows how sometimes the unconscious mind, with the best of intentions, can make a mistake which also proves this point.
    When you understand this and begin to see the 'why' you can get your unconscious mind to change that behavior to something that you like and really supports you. And it does this because it gets to keep that positive intention recognizing the old behavior no longer is appropriate.
    Come with me in this audio delight to learn how you can change the behaviors you feel no longer serve you and make wonderful changes in your life, which in essence is why you and I are here.
    There will be a second part of this to learn how to create the behaviors we want but before that, we need to understand the above and then your unconscious mind and your conscious mind will begin to work together, aligned to make your world the best it can be and you along with it.
    Please share this episode and the Personal Development Unplugged podcast with your friends, here's a link if you need one:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/321-changing-your-negative-behaviors-its-up-to-you
    Oh! sorry about the little squeaks in the recording - new microphone ordered  :O)
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay,
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay,
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 49 min
    FMQ 381 One Question That Will Change Your Eating Habits and More

    FMQ 381 One Question That Will Change Your Eating Habits and More

    One Question That Will Change Your Eating Habits and More Do you ever consider how you will feel after doing something you probably know you shouldn't do? Very rarely if you're like me.
    It's that short-term, quick fix of pleasure like snacking or that extra helping that at the moment is Yummy but half an hour later Oh the guilt! The heavy feeling the lethargy. The weight gain Argh! All so much more than that small moment of pleasure. Yet we never consider all the after-effects, do we?
    And this can be the same for other areas of our - don't you think? That extra couple of drinks, just one more video reel that one more, well you fill in the blank.
    Now I am not suggesting this is a magic bullet if we have emotional issues attached to these excessive behaviors but I know it will help there too.
    Have a listen and get into the habit of asking this question and you will feel so much better
    Please share as always:
    https://personaldevelopmentunplugged.com/fmq-381-one-question-that-will-change-your-eating-habits-and-more
    Shine brightly
    Paul
    Please remember you can leave a comment or email me with questions, requests and feedback. If you have enjoyed this or any other episode please share and subscribe. Just email me feedback@personaldevelopmentunplugged.com
    If you want to subscribe to the podcast (I know you do) click here to learn more
    Or simply click here to go straight to Apple Music / iTunes to subscribe OR leave a review
    Remember for my specially designed programs for developing Supreme Inner Confidence, Free Your Life of Anxiety and specialize Hypnosis tracks go to PaulCloughOnline.com
    If you want to access my FREE HYPNOSIS tracks go to paulcloughonline.com/podcast
    Follow and inter-react on twitter @pcloughie
    Why not look for me and the podcast on > SPOTIFY AND the app Castbox
    I'm also in iHeart radio
    YouTube - copy n paste UC3BlpN4voq8aAN7ePsIMt2Q into search bar
    The Libsyn podcast page http://personaldevelomentunplugged.libsyn.com
    Stitcher, tunein, learnoutloud, Google Play Music Here is your show on RadioPublic:
    Listen to Personal Development Unplugged on RadioPublic
    I’m a therapist but not your therapist
    The information with this website or online work, techniques and exercises provided within these free and paid products are for educational purposes only. Do not use the techniques or exercises contained within some of these free or paid products whilst driving or operating machinery, or if you suffer from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric conditions. The information provided is not a substitute for proper medical advice. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner.
    Any decision you make having received any of Paul Clough's free or paid products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take.
    Music by Wataboi from Pixabay,
    Music by DreamHeaven from Pixabay,
    Music by ccjmusic from Pixabay, >, Music by freegroove pixabay seduction-jazz-112149 from Pixabay,
    Music by prazkhanal Pixaby ventura-117073 from Pixabay,

    • 7 min

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