This week I attended Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within Event in San Jose, California. As incredible as it was, it’s really challenging to describe exactly what happens at these events. But imagine being in a stadium with 10,000 strangers for 12-14 hours a day with almost no breaks, singing at the top of your lungs, dancing your butt off, building incredible relationships while gaining insanely effective psychological, emotional, spiritual, business and leadership insights. It was an experience I will never forget and am so incredibly grateful for. Here’s a few things I learned that anyone can apply.
- Energy drives everything. Often Tony gets relegated as just motivational hype and positive thinking. I understand why, but it became clear to me that beyond motivation and surface hype is an unrelenting energy source that we rarely fully tap into. I truly believe God has given us energy to use as a tool. Specifically, one tool we can use is our bodies. By simply changing out physiology - our breathing, the position of our head and shoulders, our motion, we immediately change the way we feel. When we change the way we feel, we change our entire lives, what we are capable of, our endurance, our creativity, our ability to solve big problems. I’ve been doing state changing exercises each morning for the last 60 days and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
- Our limiting beliefs are deep seated in our subconscious and must be eliminated. I come from a loving, supportive, encouraging family with outstanding parents who love me. I have a wife who believes in me and is constantly encouraging me. I have devoted friends who support me and care about me. Yet, somehow, one of my limiting beliefs was that 'I am not good enough’. Consequently, I never allow myself to celebrate the good work that I’ve done and what I’ve achieved because I think it should be better. I’ve always thought the idea of loving yourself was hippie nonsense, but I’m convinced that loving yourself is foundational to then being able to love other people fully. We spent time rooting out these limiting beliefs and learning how to continue to eliminate them moving forward.
- Progress = Happiness. In any are of our lives, if we aren’t growing, we’re dying. With God, with family, with friends, with business, with finances, we don’t experience the full joy that is available to us when we are not making steps forward. I was challenged this week to think through my life and be really honest about where things are and what I need to do to make them better. Some areas need small incremental shifts to continue to make progress, others need to be overhauled. Where are you making progress that you need to celebrate? Where are you stagnant and need some work?
If you’d like to attend a future event, I’m happy to answer any questions. It’s not for everyone, but I can assure you that you will not return the same.