Last year I attended one of Tony Robbins’ events in Sydney, “Unleash the Power Within” or UPW for short. It was truly a transforming experience. 4 intense days of insane energy and discovering a new side of myself. I was blown away by the amazing energy that we were all experiencing. My father had just died and I was feeling quite sad so I really needed to find a way to pick myself up. I was in for a treat!
Coaches like Tony aim to get you to achieve your best possible performance level -the so-called peak state- so that you can succeed in whatever your field or goal is; to push you past your fears, and resistance so that you can rise up and transcend. Up until then I never thought much about coaches but I have to say I am a convert now. After seeing your coach -whether you see them regularly or every now and then, whether you can go to live events, personal meetings or even a book or video- you must be able to get yourself back up whenever something brings doubt. Using more than one sense at a time is a clever way to achieve this, and Tony has a few tricks -priming, visualizing, sharing with others, hugs, music, jumping, to name a few-.
The event included a firewalk (that is walking on top of hot coals… I know!). I honestly didn’t realise it did until a couple of days before. I was sure I wouldn’t go through with it, as it seemed impossible, risky, painful, and many other not-so-nice adjectives, and I couldn’t see what the advantage of doing it was – but signed the release and handed it in, as you had to in order get in. To my surprise, after what went on during the seminar, I decided to do it. I even convinced by UPW mate, Brad. It was scary but at the same time I thought “well, if I can do this, then I can do anything” and “all that I want to achieve in my life is beyond those hot coals”. So I went for it! The feeling after reaching the other side was amazing – a sense of empowerment I never felt before. And my feet had no issue at all with the heat, go figure!
After the event everything has been moving so fast, I find it hard to believe that it has only been 9 months. Every day feels like another goal achieved and I am so excited to see the bigger goals becoming a reality too. At work business is booming like never before, we are growing rapidly and personally, there have been many lovely changes too, including becoming an Australian citizen just a few days ago.
I think the main thing I took out of this is this
Whatever you want to achieve in your life, it is outside of your comfort zone, past your fears and waving at you, with a big smile from your truest place, that place in your soul where you know how amazing you are and that anything you can dream, you can achieve
Until next time,