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Landmark Forum advocates solving of problems on a regular basis

August 23, 2017 6:45 am / Leave a Comment

Psychology is a vast subject. One can go on and on about the importance and use of psychology in human life. A human being will always face some sort of problem in his life. The poor man will have a problem figuring out where his next meal will come from. Similarly, a wealthy man will have problems about safeguarding his money. What does this signify? Everyone in the world has some problem of some sort plaguing him at all times. Is there a solution to it? Of course, there is but the solution does not solve all the problems in life. You need to develop a rational thinking. This is possible in the Landmark Forum courses.

A great psychologist was once conducting a lecture on the problems that people face and the ways they could adopt to solve them. As part of his lectures, he called upon a couple of volunteers on to the stage. He filled two glasses up to the half way mark with water and asked the two volunteers to hold them in their hands. Naturally, people were expecting him to pop up the regular optimistic/pessimistic question. However, he surprised everybody by asking them how heavy the glass of water felt in their hands. They said that the weight of half a glass of water would be much of a problem. He agreed and requested them to hold on to the glass until he asked them to put it down.

He continued with his lectures with these two volunteers on the stage holding on to the half-filled glasses. After about half an hour, he popped up the same question regarding the weight of the glass. This time, they volunteers replied that they felt their hands started to ache with the weight of the glass. Remember, the glass was the same and so was the quantity if water in it. The problem is the same but the effects are different.

He remarked that life was also something similar. The longer you hold on to a problem, the heavier it seems to become. His logic was that one should get rid of the problem as soon as possible because life is always full of problems. It can come up with a new one practically every day. Holding on to the older problems will only increase the load in your mind.

The Landmark Forum is also about advocating a similar outlook towards life. According to them, getting rid of the older problems will leave space for the newer ones to occupy. This can be a never ending process. This is what rational thinking is all about. Problems are bound to come in everyone’s life. Maybe the scale of the problem might be different. The President of America might be the most powerful man in the world today. Do you feel he does not have any problems? Of course, he has his own headaches. The scale of his problems can be huge by your standards but still, they are present. No one can wish them away.

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Landmark Forum believes in having a transformational outlook

August 11, 2017 6:27 am / Leave a Comment

Understanding people is one of the most difficult things to do in this world. Man is the most complex of all human beings. It requires a great deal of tact to handle him. The simple reason is that you are dealing with creatures with emotion instead of creatures with logic. You need to formulate new strategies to tackle them. Of course, life will teach you all these tactics. In addition, you have organizations such as the Landmark Forum to supplement the teachings of Life.

When you speak of the Landmark Forum, the images of power packed three and a half-day session come to mind. Do you really feel that three and a half-day session is enough to make a change in your lives? Many people do so whereas there will always be a section of people you cannot satisfy.

The point to consider here is not the duration of the course but the contents of it. The main intention of the course is to bring about a change in your outlook towards life. The very fact that you have decided to join the course is evidence enough that you seek a change from the monotonous life that you lead on a daily basis. You are thirsting for a change. This Forum gives you the opportunity to do so.

The Forum believes in bringing about a complete transformation in your ideas. We use the word transformation instead of ‘change’ because the change is an absolute one that encompasses all the aspects of life. There is a lot of difference between change and transformation. When you change something you do so with respect to a reference in the past. However, when you transform, you ensure that the change is an absolute one.

Everyone needs a transformation in the outlook because the present situation is such that finding a solution to your problems would nigh be impossible. The Landmark Forum aims to bring about such a transformational change in your way of approaching the problems. Every problem in the world has a solution because if there were no solution, the problem would cease to exist. The trick is to find out the right approach to the solution.

Bill Gates had once remarked that he preferred to give the toughest jobs in his companies to the laziest of all the employees. This is because he reckoned that the laziest person will always be able to find out the easiest way to solve the problem. How does he manage to do so? The main reason is that he approaches the problem with an uncluttered mind. When you have such an open mind, absorbing the problem and thinking for the solution becomes easy. This is what the Forum harps on as well.

The best way to solve any problem is to believe that it does not exist. If you think in these lines, your mind becomes free of all the preconceived notions. Hence, finding a solution becomes easy. This is what the Landmark Forum is all about.

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Realise your maximum potential through the Landmark Forum

July 25, 2017 6:12 am / Leave a Comment

If somebody told you that you could realise your potential and improve the quality of your life, thanks to the help of a three-day session, it could sound funny and even beyond imagination for you. However, that’s exactly what the Landmark Forum teaches you. This is a forum, the first and basic course conducted by Landmark Worldwide, formerly known as Landmark Education, which is conducted for 42 hours. From Friday to Saturday, the session goes on for about 14 hours per day and it starts from 9 AM to 11 PM. The last concluding session happens on the next Tuesday for four hours from 7 PM to 11 PM. During this session, you can bring your friends and colleagues whom you want to enrol in this program.

Breakthrough technology
How does the forum help people at all levels? How does it prove to be beneficial for freshers and senior management personnel? It is because of the breakthrough technology that it adopts with the help of practical lessons. The forum tells you very clearly right at the beginning itself that it doesn’t teach you anything that you don’t know already. It only teaches you to do a self-introspection and come out with results that are far beyond the usual levels that you have predicted. The transformative learning methodology that is adopted in the forum helps you immensely in improving your personal and professional relationships, developing your overall personality and controlling the way you act, think and behave. The forum is conducted in many languages across various countries. Almost 94% of the people who attended this have admitted that this forum made a permanent and positive impact in their life and relationships.

Lessons for the mind, heart, and soul
Many award-winning celebrities have attended this forum and experienced immense benefits out of the same. One example is the volleyball champion, Natalie Cook. According to her own admission, she had a fall out with her coach who had guided her to win two Olympic medals, due to some ego issues. She attended the Landmark Forum and learnt some valuable lessons, which helped her to mend her relationship with her coach. Like Cook, many of us have relationships that we have not given a closure or that we have ignored in our lives. We tend to leave them incomplete because we think we don’t have the strength to face these people ever in our lives.

At this forum, we are proved wrong. We are made to admit to our mistakes like never before. The forum leader motivates us to open up and confess to the group about our wrongdoings, revengeful acts or other acts of jealousy, frustration, etc. Once we open up, we do feel a bit better, but that’s not the beauty of the forum. The leader forces to call up the people whom we have wronged against in the past and apologise to them for the same. These wrongdoings are given the name “rackets” as per the Landmark vocabulary. Any landmark forum review will tell you how relieving it is when you own up for your rackets.

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How does the Landmark Forum teach the philosophy of life

July 12, 2017 6:04 am / Leave a Comment

When you read any Landmark Forum Review, you will understand that the forum is not just a seminar that teaches you lessons to climb up the corporate ladder effectively. It is a seminar that imparts valuable life lessons that you will carry with you forever. Though the seminar lasts for about 42 hours (3, 14-hour sessions from Friday to Sunday and one 4-hour farewell session the following Tuesday), the lessons and impact that you take from this stay with you for many years. In three days, you get to learn about the philosophy of life in a way that you have never heard before. Here is how the forum goes about in its approach.

Whatever you feel is a result of your past experience
One of the main lessons that the forum leader teaches you is that there is a lot of difference between the actual facts of a particular situation and the meaning or the stories that you draw from that situation. In other words, the forum leader stops you when you blame the other person for your failed relationship, failed business deal or other problems. Instead, he asks you to do a self-retrospection and asks you to speak in detail about your problems in the open.

For example, when you tell the leader that your relationship with your daughter is strained because she feels that you don’t give her enough freedom, the leader tells you it is because of what happened to you in your past that you are behaving in a particular way with her. He tells you that you are being over-protective of your daughter for selfish reasons. When you don’t agree to her, he uses abusive language and tells you that you can kill her instead than making her suffer. That would set the tears rolling for you. You would understand that you have been punishing your daughter because of your perception of a past event that happened with you. In the three days of the forum, you learn a lot of stuff like these and when you come out, you learn to be more appreciative of people and relationships.

Apologies for the rackets
The mistakes or the wrong doings that you do in the past are classified as rackets by the forum leader. Yes, the jargons can be quite confusing; however, the concepts are simple. One of the main philosophical parts of the Landmark Forum is that the candidates are forced to apologise for their rackets. During the breaks, the forum leader makes you call the people whom you have wronged against and apologise for your mistakes. When your parents, spouse, lover, boss, subordinate, friend or whoever you have erred against, doesn’t pick up your call, the leader urges you to keep calling so that you get a chance to apologise to them and mend relationships, if possible. When you are in doubt, the forum leader uses more dominant language and a rebuking tone so that you keep your conscience clear. You have to ensure that you don’t get bogged down by your leader’s tone; he is abusive so that he can bring about the self-realisation in you.

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Landmark Forum helps you to think out of the box

June 26, 2017 3:31 am / Leave a Comment

What is the best way to solve any problem? The best way to do so is to look at the problem from different angles. You will get a new perspective when you see things from a new angle. This can help you to find out of the box solutions to your problems. You can take the example of a chess board. When you look at the pieces from a diagonal angle, you get a completely different view of the board. The pieces look different. Under such circumstances you can find innovative angles to attack. The Landmark Forum espouses such a line of thinking and formulates its training methods accordingly.

The great Bill Gates had once remarked that he had a habit of choosing the laziest people in his organization for solving the most difficult of problems. His reasoning was that the lazy people would always find an easy way of solving any problem. If this can be true of Bill Gates, it can be true of you and me as well.

Let us look at a simple illustration of how easy it can be to solve problems if viewed from different angles.
A young corporate professional was breaking his head over a new algorithm. He was desperate to find a solution to complex issue in his office. He had brought the work home in the hope that he would be able to think over the problem with a cool mind. He was racking his brain hard while his daughter was pestering him to play with her. He did not want to disappoint his daughter as well. However, the problem was taking a huge toll of him. Unable to bear the pestering of his daughter, he took a magazine and tore one page into 16 pieces and asked her to reassemble the paper and bring it back to him. The professional was relieved because he thought that this task will keep his daughter busy for at least an hour or so. However, to his utter dismay he saw that his daughter came back within five minutes with the jigsaw pieces assembled neatly.

Unable to conceal his wonder, he asked his daughter the reason for being able to solve the puzzle so quickly. She replied that the puzzle was very simple to solve. The magazine that her father tore had a picture of a horse on the reverse side. All she had to do was to place the pieces correctly. It is not difficult for a six year old child to successfully solve such a simple puzzle.

This opened the eyes of the father. With renewed vigor he went about solving the algorithm in a new way. He could arrive at the solution within minutes. What does this story signify? It shows that you can find solutions to the toughest of problems if you adopt innovative ways of solving them.
You can find such interesting stories in a Landmark Forum review or two. This is the beauty of the Landmark Forum. You get to learn a lot.

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Landmark Forum has no connections with any religion

June 12, 2017 5:57 am / Leave a Comment

Does the Landmark Forum have anything to do with religion? Many people believe they have a deep religious connection because the teachings of the Forum have many things in common with what you find in the scriptures. However, the Forum has reiterated that they have nothing to do with any religion whatsoever. Their teaching methods might overlap because all religions profess people to have a decent psychological upbringing.

The Forum does not teach anything new to people. You can find all their teachings in various psychological books all over the world. This Forum has the main objective of developing the psychological aspect of a person. They realize that the psychological development of an individual is as important as the physical one.

The Forum strongly believes that a person should develop a positive outlook on life. When you develop this positive attitude, you tend to look at your problems from a different angle. This can provide different ways of solving problems. A positive attitude can broaden your vision and result in an open mind. The open mind is like a sponge that can absorb everything that you throw at it. You need an open mind to weigh all the options before arriving at an amicable solution to your problems.

With the Landmark Forum, you start to develop a fearless attitude towards life. They encourage you to throw all inhibitions to the wind and exhort you to express yourself freely. You get the chance to overcome your stage fear. This is because the Forum encourages you to use the stage to express your problems and opinions. You can find it a bit awkward in the earlier stages. However, you tend to overcome this fear and begin to express yourself clearly.

The best aspect of highlighting your problem from the stage is that you will be speaking out your problem aloud. When you do so, you find that the problem is not that acute as it seems to be. You find that the solution can be easy to find as well. In addition, you have the audience to help you out in this matter. There may be people in the audience who would have gone through the same problems in life. They would have solved the same as well. They can share their solutions thereby helping you to find a solution as well. You can also participate by offering solutions to their problems.

It can happen that discussing a problem can bring out the solution. The best part of this Forum is that even if you do not take to the stage and speak out over the mike, you can find your solutions in other people’s problems. This is the advantage of participating in the discussions of this Forum. However, it is always advisable to take part in all the discussions as it can be a mind-opening feature.

This experience can open your mind thereby prompting you to write a positive Landmark Forum review. This can be helpful to prospective participants as they get a ringside view of the Forum through your reviews.

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Landmark Forum emphasizes on the use of appropriate words while communicating

May 24, 2017 10:29 am / Leave a Comment

President Woodrow Wilson had said once, “If you come to me with your fists doubled, I assure that I can double up my fists faster than you do. However, if you come for a negotiation on the table, you will not find a warmer person than me.” What does this quote signify? It says that brute force cannot take you anywhere but subtlety can surely do so. This is the basic motto of the Landmark Forum.

How does one develop this trait of dealing with people? It is not at all difficult? Have you ever tried arguing with a policeman? The more you convince him that he is wrong, the more he will be convinced that he is right.

Words do matter, especially the way you use them. You can say the same thing in a different manner that could be acceptable to him. The following story can throw more light on the matter.

There was a noted Emperor in India who had the habit of discussing his dreams with his ministers. One fine morning he stated that he had a dream in which he lost all his teeth except one. He wanted to know the significance of the dream. All his ministers and astrologers huddled together. They did not want to give an answer that could incur the wrath of the Emperor. The consulted amongst themselves and concluded that the lone surviving tooth represented the Emperor himself. They stated that his entire relatives will die before him. The Emperor got angry and called for the court jester. The court jester listened to the case and remarked that the lone tooth definitely represented the Emperor but added that he would live much longer than his relatives. The Emperor was very happy and showered the jester with gifts.

The moral of the story is not whether the Emperor was a foolish man or anything of the sort. The moral is that one should use appropriate words while making a statement. In fact, the astrologers and the jester meant the same thing but the jester put forward his views in a manner, acceptable to the Emperor. What does this story signify? This story emphasizes the use of words in the right manner. It brings the concept of effective communication into the picture. If you are able to put forth your viewpoints clearly and effectively, you have won half the battle.

Youngsters should learn these traits early in life. They have to contend with their bosses as well as the subordinates at the same time. They have to perform the role of a vital link between the top management cadre and the worker class. If you manage to learn the skill of effective communication, you stand to benefit a lot. You can bring these skills to the fore while writing a Landmark Forum review. These reviews have a great significance because they can influence the decision of future participants of the course. A good review can definitely have a positive impact on the outcome.

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Positive reviews about the Landmark Forum can be helpful

May 10, 2017 10:34 am / Leave a Comment

Many people have diverse views about the Landmark Forum. Some people admire their contribution to the society. They acknowledge the role played by the Forum in bringing awareness among the people. At the same time, you have people who have a negative opinion about the Forum as well. It is natural. You have positive as well as negative opinion. Even God is not immune to such opinion. After all, this is a Forum of humans. Everybody has a right to their opinion. We shall see the positive aspects of the Forum in brief.

The Landmark Forum is a worldwide body having its presence in virtually every city in the world. They conduct these personality development programs whereby they concentrate on the psychological development of the individual. The gyms and other physical workout centers can take care of the physical aspect of the body. This Forum takes care of the mental aspect. Hence, this is equally important.

The psychological development is an important aspect. The entire human population requires training in these aspects. This applies more to the hardcore professionals who have to depend on others to do their jobs. In this age you cannot use threat, coercion, or force to make people do the jobs for you. They may comply with the same but grudgingly. In case you need wholehearted support, you have to arouse an eager want in the workers to do your work. You have to be subtle in your dealings with them. You have to remember that every person in the world has an ego. Pampering their ego can do wonders for you whereas challenging their ego can have disastrous repercussions. The best way to succeed is to get our work done smoothly without any kind of hassles.

The Landmark Forum can help you in this endeavor. They have their courses that cater to such issues in a beautiful manner. You get to learn from the experience of others because every participant shares his or her experience with the audience. When they share their experiences, you get to know about the different kinds of people living in the world. You also get an idea about how to tackle them as well. You see participants pouring out their woes before the audience. The best part of the entire exercise is that every person is free to answer. This can help the speaker as well as the audience because you get the advantage of seeing things from a different angle. This is the main way of solving problems.

The programs involve you speaking with complete strangers. In this way, you overcome the initial inhibition you have while conversing with strangers. When you speak with strangers, you tend to be careful with your choice of words as well. This is a very good trait to develop.

You can use this trait to write your Landmark Forum review. As you point out the positive points in your review, you help scores of people to make a concrete decision about enrolling for these courses in the future.

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Prepare you to handle tough situations in life – Landmark Forum

April 12, 2017 11:23 am / Leave a Comment

The toughest part of the job of a corporate professional is dealing with his co-workers and bosses. The middle-management cadre is the worst place in the hierarchy. People who are way up the ladder tend to push the buck down. At the same time, the people on the lowest rung of the ladder seek to blame the persons immediately above them in the hierarchy. Therefore, the young professional joining a corporate entity becomes a sort of sandwich between two diverse sections of people. This can cause tremendous strain leading to stress. This stress has caused the downfall of many a young professional. However, one should remember the words, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” The professional can benefit from doing a few courses at the Landmark Forum. These courses can prepare him to deal with the situation in the best possible manner.

The young professional comes out of his college with a lot of hope about shining in the corporate world. He lands a good job as well. Usually, he finds it easy to handle people. However, there can be obstinate people as well. It can be a headache dealing with them in the normal course. The professional should have exemplary man-management skills to deal with the issue. The Landmark Forum courses can prepare him to face the eventualities. Of course, one can ask about what a three and half-day course teach him about man management. One should note that this is an introductory course. There are advanced courses in the Forum. One has to attend the basic courses to become eligible to attend the advanced courses.

The basic courses can prepare a participant to face the tough corporate world. One needs to practice the techniques taught in these courses. With practice, one can improve their skill levels. Using these skills, one can deal with the co-workers in an easy going manner. This course enables the participant to broaden his viewpoint. The open mind allows for easy absorption of the ideas taught in the courses. The courses envisage that one maintains an open mind in life as well.

Having an open mind has its advantages. You tend to look at things from a different perspective. You learn to look at things from the opposite side as well. When you do so, you realize that you might not always be right. There could be other ways to deal with the situations. The open mind causes you to drop the ego and look at the problem from all sides. You invariably end up with finding a simpler way of dealing with the issue. You polish your communication skills as well thereby making it easier to deal with your bosses as well. You are able to communicate effectively with your coworkers. Your main job is to see to it that the team members do their job perfectly. This is man management. You have to lead by inspiration. These courses prepare you to do that. Many a Landmark Forum Review highlights this benefit.

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Who participates in the Landmark Forum courses

March 28, 2017 8:59 am / Leave a Comment

Landmark Forum ReviewLandmark Forum is a worldwide organization having its offices in various cities spread all around the world. They conduct courses on improving the overall personality of the individual. You can attend these courses in almost every major city. Their main objective is to create awareness among people about maintaining and sustaining human relations. Using the skills taught in these courses, one could definitely improve the standard of one’s life. People may have questions as to who do these courses benefit. The answer is obvious. These courses can benefit a varied section of society right from children to the senior citizen. Let us now look at the different categories of people who participate in these programs.

You can categorize the participants into five broad categories depending on the reasons for their participation. We are referring to the normal courses and not the specialized ones.

It is very difficult to satisfy a human being. Once you think that he or she has reached a particular point in life, they look forward to improve on the quality of their life. Such people look at life as a training school where the second chapter begins after the first one ends. The learning process becomes a never-ending one for them. They do not experience a sense of satisfaction at reaching a particular level. They feel that there is always scope for improvement. Such ambitions people look forward to Landmark Forum to teach them the tricks to move ahead in life and enable them to achieve more than their current levels of performance.

The second category of people is the curious ones. They learn of this program from someone and wish to explore the same by experiencing the training courses. Such people like to test the waters on their own before believing others. Such curious people benefit from these courses a lot.

Many people are career minded today. They want to reach the pinnacle in their chosen careers. They acknowledge the fact that there is tremendous competition in the field. Their endeavor is to somehow break through and reach the top. They turn to the Forum to shape their careers.

This Forum advocates a change in the lifestyle and outlook of people. You can find people interested in changing the world as well as themselves. Such people can benefit greatly from the principles taught in these programs. They have an aim to become a game changer of sorts. This section can benefit the society as a whole. Many people love to live a full life without having any kind of unnecessary problems. They might need the services of these courses to iron out their deficiencies. This refinement can bring out the best in such people enabling them to make the right choices in life.

In short, one can say that the Forum has courses catering to practically all kinds of reasons. However, one should always go through a Landmark Forum review or two before deciding to take the plunge. Thus, you can see that the Forum is beneficial to a large section of society.

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