I was lucky enough to get a ticket from a friend at Entrepreneurial Spark to see Tony Robbins last year. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, he’s a huge American life guru-type guy. I went along to the Excel arena in London not quite knowing what to expect.
There were some really-interesting and inspirational speakers on before him, especially Andy Harrington, who really resonated with me because he loves public speaking. I do too now. More on that in another post…
Anyway, Tony comes on in a massive fanfare and I’m thinking maybe this isn’t for me. It seemed too showy but I thought I’d give it time.
He embarked on 3-hours of racing around the arena multiple times, whipping the crowd up into a frenzy and generally coming across like a super-nice guy. He discussed all the main topics of life like energy, happiness, and being a good person.
I loved it because it felt like the feeling you get when you are at a concert seeing your fave band or in a full-on club. You completely lose yourself. It was nothing like I’d expected and felt completely genuine.
He urged all of us to speak to people who we’d been sat next to for the previous hour and find out about them, then hug them! To some of you reading this post, you may already be squirming… I would say 15% of the audience did too, which was very interesting. The energy in the room was electric and yet a lot of people didn’t want to engage.
He then proceeded to urge us to take this energy away back into our own lives. 3 things really stuck in my mind from this.
1. Get your health right before anything.
If you don’t, the rest simply won’t follow. He took cold showers in the morning to invigorate himself and worked hard on his physical health by exercising regularly. He must have done 10k just in the room that night! He urged people to move every 15 mins. Sort your nutrition out. Take control of your own biology.
2. Work on your energy and creativity.
Concentrate your life on things that contribute positively and drop the negative aspects that suck energy away.
3. Take massive action!!
Stop planning, thinking about, considering, hoping, maybe, should have, could have… and simply start Doing!! You will make plenty of mistakes in this process but don’t let that stop you.
I’ve done all of these and my health and life is measurably better than last year. I’ve done blood testing of key areas and they’ve improved hugely.
Why am I sharing this with you?
Somebody reading this may be sat in a career that they don’t enjoy, or feel lethargic, or feel overweight and generally lacking direction in life. Once you decide to take massive action and mean it, everything begins to fall into place. I’m not saying that it’s all plain sailing, there will be bumps in the road.
The mental prison we create for ourselves is simply an illusion and doors you wouldn’t expect to move, start opening for you.
If you want help from someone who is seeing things differently I can help as a coach and as a trainer.
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Give me a call on 07872 615882 or book my time on my new website Darren Pyefinch PT