mastery of self stories
"I have no doubt, the lads from Trinity will benefit enormously after two days of high powered NLP. Ranjan's execution was precisely tailored and pretty hands on. It was a hugely successful program which was extremely well executed at a precise pitch and Ranjan has no peers in this regard.
The progress of the lads have been carefully monitored during the two weeks since NLP and a remarkable improvement has been observed. Competition is at an even keel with teams been exposed to high levels of fitness and superior coaching programs. NLP is a cutting edge which has given a new dimension and will hold the boys up well during and after competition."
Old Trinitians Rugby Scrummage - Sri Lanka
"I strongly trust that my sub-conscious is able to sort all this out and it will make the appropriate change for now. I will celebrate my courage in having experienced so much and take excellent care of myself and begin to experiment with the techniques I have learnt."
"Once I began this process I realized that I am curious to go back behind the scenes and uncover the full extent of what is possible. Having started to redraw the map of my own life I wish to become a systematic map maker of my own and other’s destinies. I look forward to taking part in the advanced play shop. I believe that “Inner success creates outer success”, May God guide my steps as I begin to live my purpose."
"There is a vacuum of competence and leadership in the world. People living congruently, fairly, emphatically powerful and sharing these gifts of love with the companies, communities, families that are only the way can hope to be saved."
"We have to share and spread these gifts (tools) in the spirit of love and service, connect the possibilities to those who are around us for their potentiality in order to live better in the world. We have to challenge each other to model the way of life."
"We can do, we should do and we will do. For this let’s anchor – Intensify It! Intensify!! Intensify It!!! One, Two, Three YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Thanking you a lot Mr. Ranjan and your team for this gift with kind regards."
Muhammad Abdur Rahman
Senior Manager Merchandising
Shing On International Ltd. - Bangladesh
"NLP to me stands for “A Complete Change of Mood, A Change of Life”. A life towards light, towards success."
"After doing NLP I have explored my secret treasures, my powers. I am now more confident than before. NLP thought me how to overcome fear and to treat the negative aspect of life positively. Every human being goes through some painful experience in life and no exception to me as well. But after participating in NLP, the inspiration I got from it, I started to treat those sad experiences as a lesson rather than let it be an obstacle to my stepping ahead."
"Practicing in the “Daily Habits “ and attempting to get 10-11 points a day as well as following the techniques like 20’s and 80’s, life is becoming more systematic, regular and focused. As a result my efficiency and effectiveness have been improving tremendously! Now I maintain a To Do & Not to Do list for my daily life. The new and most exciting thing I experience throughout NLP program is the practice of STRETCHING. It is a stress indeed, but after doing part of STRETCHING I have learned that when we can bear stress and overcome the challenges of life, the feeling is just Fantabulous!!"
"Here is an overview of my One Month Bottom lines:
Being: Early getting up at 6.00am from bed and then say my morning prayer. I review my To Do & Not to Do list first thing in the morning.
Result: life becoming more systematic and regular.
Body: I take a balanced diet in proper time and also do some exercises for half-an-hour a day. It makes me energetic and revives me.
Brain: I am planning to go through some courses of Fashion Designing as well as interior designing from a reputed institution.
People: Trying to understand people and building a good relationship with my colleagues, relatives & friends. I am getting involved in building more intimacy with all. As a result things become easier or can say it is easy to convince people when we can read people’s mind.
Time: I pass my leisure time by watching movies, reading novels, listening to music, going out or painting.
Money: I prepare a budget on my monthly salary and spend it as per that which is helpful to increase my savings day by day for a better future.
Finally, to me, NLP is a 'Touchstone'- truly a life-changing workshop! I wish all the success to Sensei International."
"First of all it must be mentioned that I will never be the same again. This playshop has really touched my heart and I wish I could create the same environment in my life. It has helped me to face challenges and face them triumphantly."
"Ranjan, I wish you could be with us physically, which I don’t think is possible. I hope you will always be there with us spiritually and guide us like our guiding star through all the barriers in life."
"Thanks so much for all the confidence you have given me for me to march on in life like a real elephant."
"We love you and sincerely hope that we will see you in the near future. Again we love you and we’ll miss you."
"Really this playshop has the quality to show up some thing, specially it has the ability to build something within us. Within the four days I have leant a lot from this program."
"I can say that it has shown me the way to accept new situations. Everything at the session was happening so fast, I was really energized. The whole audience built quality relationships with each other. The games and related work has made me unparalleled. Actually this program helps a frustrated boy or girl get a new life. We now know how to be creative. We had lot of enjoyable moments. Thanks."
M.D. Abid Abdulah
"My purpose was to be one of the most respected IT professionals in Sri Lanka. I stretched it a little bit more to 'when I am 40, to be one of the best CEO’s in the country'. Thanks to what I learned at the playshops, I have made some headway, as I was promoted to be one of the two Senior Vice Presidents of the company about 3 months ago."
Senior Vice President
Phoenix Injection Moulding Ltd.
"I would like to thank you from bottom of my life for conducting and allowing me to be present at the life changing play shop.
It was just not a play shop rather changing, directing, enjoying every moment of my life.
You and NLP helped me to discover myself and my destination. I want to continue this journey with support from you and NLP."
"It was a wonderful experience to have your team here with us. I personally had a very memorable experience. After the first two days of the session, I wasn’t quite sure if I would really use all the tools in my everyday life. I thought I was sure to forget what I had learnt. But when I came back for the final two days of the session, I realized that I was using the tools at a subconscious level. I really had achieved a great deal over the two months because what you had taught had really sunk into me. I wasn’t doing anything consciously, but from the inside, there was a strong force motivating me to go for what I really wanted in my life. And I have nobody but you to thank for that. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart!"
"This program was excellent. Would be great if there is a follow up playshop to reinforce what we learnt. A two-day playshop should be enough. THIS HAS ALREADY BROUGT POSITIVE CHANGES IN MY LIFE."
"The playshop overall was very successful. Especially to motivate myself. I’ve overcome some of the barriers, which will ultimately help me to work freely in my profession as well as my personal life."
Shohel Haider Chowdhury
"NLP teaches us to live with full vigor and energy. This process helps us to breakthrough our barriers and obstacles. With a strong mindset & purpose we can achieve our target in any challenging situation. NLP helps us to know ourselves."
Shamsun Nahar Tarek
"Through NLP I got my second, real birth. I was a lazy man of less confidence. Now, it’s as if I woke up from a long sleep."
"Though it is my second participation it was still attractive as it was before. Sensei has moderately advanced in the area of NLP practices. It seems the Mastery of Self Program is a mission for development of human power. It has a powerful light, which can enlighten the whole human race. A class presentation done by Ranjan has given the audience a complete understanding of NLP. And that ultimately strengthened the audience/participants to overcome the impossible. NLP has shows the power of humanity and its application."
"While I am a learning enthusiast, very few training/courses makes me go all 'gaga' these days. Brilliant four days of experience at Mastery of Self through NLP. Highly recommended for my friends, colleagues and whoever wants to learn more about oneself. It might just be a life changing experience for many."
"Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to participate in the NLP playshop. The four-day NLP playshop was enriching and entertaining. I had participated to remove my inhibitions regarding public speaking and improve time management. But I seem to have gained more than what I was looking for. Positive thinking with the strength to break personal barriers can achieve anything. We all need to come out of the ‘self’ made shell, made out of all the obstacles, limitations and inhibitions."
"To start with, I must say that the REAL ANCHOR of this playshop Mr. Ranjan is SIMPLY THE BEST! HATS OFF FOR HIM. Regarding the NLP, the playshop can really make wonders. Now I believe in the saying that everything is possible, even the word IMPOSSIBLE spells I’M POSSIBLE!!! Thanks."
Rahimafrooz Superstroes Ltd, Bangladesh
"The NLP playshop was an adventure of a lifetime. It opened a new dimension for me, which I was not aware of. I feel now that I can take control of any aspect of my life. Simply speaking. I believe NLP taught me to speak my mind and alter my thoughts according to my preference. It was a fantastic experience."
"I learned a lot attending the playshop with Sensei. Learned to get rid of things, which acts as a barrier to achieve my purpose/goals. It taught me a lot to be open, take things positively and have confidence, also many other things that will help me a lot in my future life."
"I enjoyed and learnt lots of tremendous ideas, tactics to build up my life, to establish the rest of my life. I think all of this will really help me to build my career and future. I think now life is really enjoyable and I learnt how to remove my obstacles, I learnt how to carry up life and how to remove obstacle and achieve success. Thanks."
"At the very outset let me say it is excellent. MS/NLP has taught me some things that I have not learnt up to this point of time. I feel great and have the self confidence to live the life I always wanted to live. I am sure I’ll do better where ever I am. As for the playshop it has been very well designed to suit anyone.
It may be a good idea to do the presentation by using a multi media projector as well in addition to all the resources you use.
Let me take this opportunity to thank Sensei for organising the playshop. It’s excellent. Please keep doing it and organise more and more to develop the nation. Thanks."
"The NLP playshop has really helped me to overcome the barrier I faced in my day-to-day life. After having done this playshop I feel like a new person. A big transition has taken place, which will allow me to prove my worth. Now I feel that I can overcome any obstacle in life and nothing can stop me. I am a complete new person to whom nothing seems to be impossible in this world. I really thank NLP from the bottom of my heart for changing my attitude towards life."
"NLP is a complete life changer"
Royal Park Hotel
This was a life altering experience. I am so grateful to the whole of Sensei team.
Shanaz, Nirmal, General, Cuddly, Ranjan and everyone was superb. I feel the changes within me and I love it. I just want to tell you all that you have made a difference in my life. But most of all I want to say that I have made a difference in my life. Given the opportunity I would like me to make a difference in others life like the way you have made a difference in mine, just give me a shout. Cheers.
"The Result of Self Mastery - The Most Effective Training
Teamwork: This is very important to achieve the corporate goals and objectives. I had a light idea about it. But The Self Mastery Training has changed my total concept about Team Work and has given me a new spirit of team playing. I am working in a hotel where the total success depends on teamwork. We used to work in a team but not in a systematic method. After the training, now I am applying my training in my practical capacity. Now my department is running smoothly.
Career Planning: I have started my career with hospitality job in Saudi Arabia by chance not by choice. Now I am also working in the hotel industry. I did not know a lot about career planning. But the training has opened up my eyes. Now I am very much serious about my job and any responsibility for my career prospect. Now whatever I am doing, I am doing it according to my plan. As for example, after the training I started an insurance policy for my daughter thinking about her future.
Time Management: Time management is a vital part for a professional. It helps one to complete the job on time. I have learned many important things from the Training. Before the training I used to come to my office sometimes late or sometimes on time. It made my plans and activities haphazard. After this training, everyday I come to my work before 15-20 minutes, which helps me to start my daily work according to my plans and in systematic way. My subordinates are now following me as an example.
Crisis Management: Before the training, when we faced any problem, we became nervous and completely lost our spirits to solve the problems. Some times we made the problem more acute. But the innovative training has given me some skills to face problems in a new way. Now I face the problems with vigorous confidence. Before starting to solve the problems I first plan and make out some alternative ways and start solving the problems. While solving problems I keep myself meditated.
Coordination: We were running our operations smoothly. We used to communicate among all departments. Sometimes information was mishandled due to improper coordination. But by doing the pragmatic training, I learnt the proper inter departmental coordination. We are now communicating among the departments through memo and notice. Moreover we are crosschecking whether the notice or memo is working properly or not. So the total inter departmental coordination is functioning smoothly and we are ensuring our guests satisfaction.
Leadership: Leadership is the vital quality of a Manager. This training taught me a new dimension of leadership. I am leading a department of 16 employees. I am giving them daily, weekly fortnightly and monthly operational plans and always leading them in the right directions i.e. maximizing revenue through minimizing cost, effective communication, ensuring guest satisfaction by superlative personalized service etc.
Confidence Building: Some of my subordinates were very nervous and they were very much scared (perplexed) to come in contact with the guests. They did not even smile properly which is very important to create a good first impression. After Self Mastery training, I conduct training for my subordinates and improve their confidence levels. Now those people have escaped from their shyness and nervousness.
Planning- Fixing Goals & Objective: My subordinates did not have the proper idea about goals and objectives. After getting the training from Sensei, I became able to train my subordinates and make them aware about the departmental goals and objectives as well as the organizational goals and objectives. I personally, think this only because of my training.
Motivation: (Convincing -Influence & persuasive skill): Self Mastery training has taught me how to motivate people to do something. Now I can study a man by telepathy.
Social Responsibility: Before the training, I had the sense of social responsibility but after the training that sense awakened and it is more active. Now I always think of social responsibilities. I have so many things to do for the society and the deprived people. I hope to do something for the society."
A Participant from Bangladesh
"I first attended the Mastery of Self program in the year 1996 and I got my maiden learning of NLP through the Master Coach Omar Khan and then started gradually internalizing the concept in me. Then at a latter stage through Ranjan I got an opportunity to sit in Sensei International NLP/Motivational Programs while I was in John Keells, which gave me an opportunity to realise my true values and potential as an individual to serve many as a Coach. Realizing the impact value of the Mastery of Self program by Ranjan, I enrolled for the second time in 2007; spending on my own. It helped me immensely to truly act on my goals bravely and sail towards my dream to be a consultant and a coach.
I would recommend The Mastery of Self Play shop to anyone who is seeking self transformation and achieve greater heights."
Team leadership excellence stories
"Thanks a lot Ranjan for that inspiring lesson... habits that we take for granted and think we do it right! It was a soul searching exercise. All our members appreciated it very much. I will circulate the list to our membership who can in turn use it in their offices, working places, homes and with their children."
International Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan
"Honestly, your presentation at the National Human Resources Conference was a knockout – not only kept the audience awake after lunch but created an infectious and positive buzz.
As expected the feedback from participants rated YOUR presentation as the BEST! Congratulations Ranjan
Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (Inc)
"On behalf of the Right Selection team, let me send you a big thank you, and say how much we appreciated your session with us and today and
that we certainly found great value in the same.
A thought passed my mind : Why did we not do this before? However, I believe when the time is right and destined, it all falls into place.
The way you led us to uncover different aspects of our business was really wonderful, You helped us discover that by keeping certain aspirations in front of us, then with conscious changes, we could quickly take the business to the next level.
Overall the session was very fruitful and interesting with the mix of discussions, slides, video, and a game squeezed in - all in the short time that we had to work together etc.
Yes, we certainly look forward to another exciting session with you to review the implementation of the ideas generated. This could take place in September, after I return from my trip in Bangalore on the 13th of September. I will discuss this with the team and depending on your presence in Dubai after Mid Sept, we can lock in a date.
More energy to you.
Warm regards from all of us at RS"
"Thank you for the excellent 'stella' workshop. The success of the session was enormous. I can advise you that people have returned with a very positive spirit. Well done for helping to create that 'will do' feeling."
Unilever - Egypt
"Whilst this note should have been sent much earlier; it is far more relevant to send this note now, considering that our sales team went through a bit of a crises 2 months ago and it was the team leaders who were able to pull the team back on track.
Most of the techniques that were used were what you had taught them during your sessions.
The personal time that you have dedicated to our teams both during and out of sessions were truly appreciated and the sales leaders were able to benefit immensely from it.Thank you for your passion and commitment in the betterment of our staff and for always being there for the team."
Head of Retail Banking
"You have scored a 95% satisfaction rating at the ‘Living the Values’ playshop. We have never seen such a high rating at any of the sessions before."
First Gulf Bank - Abu Dhabi
"It was my pleasure to have you with us. The delegates were very happy with the outcome, so much so the CEO wishes to send his son to one of the open programs – maybe the one in July in Colombo."
Head of HR
Al Rajhi Bank Saudi Arabia
"Yesterday directly after the end of the program I had 5 emails both praising the program and expressing commitment towards developing a coaching culture…"
"The Senior Management 'Journey' was a very positive and productive experience and a 'journey' that we will all benefit from – driven by many activities and good open exchanges. A special 'THANK YOU' to Mel, Shilpee, Lester and especially you – for conducting a truly professional experience. A job well done."
Hilton Colombo Residence, Sri Lanka
"I would like to thank you and your team for an excellent contribution in our Management Development Program. The participants rated your module very very high and I can feel the wave in the office as others were asking me what actually happened in the program."
British American Tobacco, Bangladesh
"The playshop was a very rewarding experience for all of us. There is a wonderful buzz in the organization. A lot of the material that we covered will be incorporated into our regular MIS."
Renata Ltd, Bangladesh
"I would simply like to say THANK YOU for the excellent journey we had together, and that I am amazed to see life has so much more to teach me even today. It was also like looking at myself in a mirror and find strength to do better every day that God permits me to live on. Life is easy, with eyes closed; life is superb when eyes are wide open. Amazing, isn’t it? Thank you very much, and Have a blissful day!"
"Please accept our appreciation for your invaluable contribution at the Sales Excellence workshop. It was an extraordinary experience for all of us and the theories, concepts and practical application have helped our team immensely in performing at our highest potential. The post-event feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and most participants have commented that it has helped them to 'stretch' and realize hidden potential. Congratulations to you and your team for conducting a successful workshop and we look forward to working with you in organizing the follow-up sessions."
Head of Sales
HSBC Sri Lanka
"We just returned from our Foundation Development Program last night, and this is my first opportunity to express my personal gratitude to Mr. Ranjan De Silva for his excellent coaching and at the same time to you (Farzana Siddique) for your wonderful and lovely assistance to all of us. I still believe that what was shared or taught during the one-day session was ideas and thoughts we all know, or something we all had learnt earlier, and all it takes is to use common sense during practical scenarios to realize these issues. Yet common sense is something which is not common amongst us all, and that’s why sessions like the one Sensei had conducted are so valuable in making us realize our mistakes and getting the learning deep into our hearts. I sincerely believe both of you did miracles in just 8 hours or so, and I now plan to be more organized, more attentive to what I do and I definitely look forward to becoming a better contributor amongst my colleagues, my family members and my friends. Thank you so much for guiding me this way. My sincere thanks to all of you in Sensei International for this session and for the lovely time we had."
Riaz Jalal Saadullah
Pricing Manager - Marketing
DHL Express Worldwide Bangladesh
"I’d like to personally thank you for a truly professional session at our annual Marketing Forum. I’m sure it gave a lift to the attendees."
Head of Commercial and Rewards
Air Miles Rewards Management Middle East
"This morning's talk by you to our sales force, as they launch in to a new half year of achievement, was simply excellent.
The team went away highly motivated and with renewed energy. I hear a positive buzz in the team and I am confident the team will reach greater heights he coming year.
Thank you for making such a big impact on our team."
Lexus Toyota - Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
"I wanted to thank you for a very inspirational two days I had with you at the Pearson Leadership training last week.
The area that impacted me the greatest was the million dollars on the mountain lesson. Although I set mini goals in other areas of my life and am focused in achieving these, I have not really done this for my career. Its high time I did.
I am also grateful for your advice on approaching someone who had retired for mentoring.
Thanking you again and hoping to meet you again in the future."
"I am writing this mail to express my gratitude to you for conducting such wonderful learning session. I believe this session will help us a lot to our professional life."
Md. Tanvir Hassan Chowdhury
Participant of "Boost up your Sales through Professionalism and Relationship" - Bangladesh
"Personal Excellence Session Conducted by Ranjan De Silva is a great play shop session, I attended. I have gathered great experiences in all aspects of personal development through interaction, participation in games, learn something new specially I am overwhelmed by NLP method. It was really a very enjoyable session through which we have really experienced a great learning. The way Ranjan conducted the session was awesome and everybody took part actively in this great play shop session. Normally we see a boring participation in most of the session but Ranjan’s Play Shop session was totally a different session all together, we attended.
The theme 'Let’s Grow Together' – was really reflected through event participation, practical practice session, team work, creative thinking and all. The way it was conducted- made this session a real success. Though it was a personal excellence session- we gathered a real life development way in our professional life as well.
Some of the techniques were really helpful to change our negative attitude in our day to day life. NLP method is very helpful to devise our strategy in all the ways of our professional journey specially focus on the process can give the best outcome, principles of Mastery etc.
The great part of this session was Purpose of Living. Most of the people don’t know the purpose of their lives. Every body of us were able to rethink their purpose of living and finally come to a written statement, which we think a great achievement for rest of the life.
We set our 3 years and one month acceptable minimums target in the area of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development which we think a very practical and effective way of changing good development of our life.
Alpha process was also a very effective way of changing negativity in our life. And other method like daily scoring, developing anchors, stress into success, connecting way, pacing and leading, erasing bad memories, giving up bad habits, dealing with criticism, how to motivate and break through techniques etc all of this were really enjoyable and we learned all of these and believe that all of the methods are helpful for our personal growth and development.
I have achieved something special in attending Ranjan’s Personal Excellence Session which will lead me rest of my life to achieve the best result and excellence."
Sheikh Waliur Rahman.
Grameen Phone IT Ltd (GPIT), Accenture Company
"Ranjan De Silva has deep business insight and has ability to identify the nerve of business issues and address it directly to the point which is why his recommendations found favour with our Management. His solutions are extremely practical, implementable and actionable.
I had the opportunity to partner with Ranjan on our Young Leadership Development Program for our emerging leaders at Pearson Lanka. It was during these sessions that I observed a unique combination of insight into human behaviour, business understanding, and problem-solving ability. Through this combined expertise he makes a very interesting combination of a coach and a facilitator. he has a great sense of humour which gives him the ability to draw the attention of his participants for days.
I would recommend him for any senior management / leadership work and am confident he would be in a position to take the intervention to the next level."
Head - People Development & Talent Management
Pearson India Corporate