At Grass Roots NLP, we search for NLP in real life with real people in real time. NLP happens all around us, whether they know it or not... Here is an example:
I met the locksmith in the usual circumstances... locked out of the corporate apartment, the key not placed where it should have been by the previous occupants.
He showed up in at 1:00 in the morning on a rainy night in Portland, and 45 minutes later, after all his mechanical tools failed to pick the lock, he took out his WD40, rolled up his sleeve, sprayed his arm, and jammed it through the mail slot in the door. 10 seconds later, I was inside, and he was on his way home with an extra $20 tip.
I learned something from that stranger that I could not have learned in any NLP training. Smart folks are all around us, and inside of us. We have ways of getting things done, even when the usual tools are not working. It's amazing to witness this up close and personal, or at least I think so, (which is why I'm telling you about it, and why you can begin to notice new ways others and you can get things done too).
If something is not working... you can, you know, try something else!