Sleight of Mouth: Consequences – Today, when someone states a limiting belief, use the following Sleight of Mouth pattern and notice if their experience of the limiting belief shifts. Be sure to maintain rapport as you deliver the pattern.
Key Question: “What happens afterward, as a result?”
Purpose: This expands the frame in the other direction from Prior Cause. Adding in future consequences can make something perceived as positive become negative, or vice versa. It can also add intensity to an already-perceived positive or negative perception.
Consequences: The effect of the statement.
“Will not making more money prevent you from reaching your goals?”
“Does your lack of confidence cause you to miss important opportunities?”