So last weekend I was away at Unleash Power Within, strategist and speaker Tony Robbins awesome seminar! It’s a four day seminar in which Tony comes to London once a year, to share strategies he’s learnt over years of study which enable and equip you to become the best you possible.
The person I wish to put the spotlight on this week, is Tony himself.
Tony came from humble beginnings. He grew up in an unstable environment and as a result he would find ways to protect his siblings from the dysfunction and began teaching himself practical psychologic ways to deal with things. He delved into books, and has read over 700 different books over the years.
When he was just 17 years old, still in school, his mother chased him out of the house with a knife and he never returned. He ended up renting a small apartment and working two jobs (one being a janitor) to stay afloat. He sunk into a deep depression, and often didn’t have enough money to meet the monthly rent, he piled on 38 pounds of belly, stayed isolated from friends believing he was too young, had no money or no time to do what it was he wanted to do in life. Until one day he finally broke the pattern.
He went on to work with motivational speaker Jim Rohn (one of my favourites), it was there he began his career in self-improvement.
Tony studied and created his own way to help people in the form of mindset, connection to God, physiology and neuro-linguistic programming. He urges people to ‘take control of your own destiny, and achieve your goals. It’s about changing the “story” you tell about yourself.’
Tony told of how he went on a NLP course and learnt the function of how to re-programme connections of things in the mind. The NLP process is capable of curing phobias or addiction by interrupting the pattern your brain has created and replacing it with something new!
He was so excited when he discovered this and wanted to put it into practice, he brushed off the current NLP specialists guidelines on taking his learning process slow. He delved in, mastered it and eventually jumped on a local radio to announce that he would be at a location and help others cure phobias, fears and addiction. He expected a light 200 turnout, but was met with over 500 people wanting to see him exercise his claims!
There was one particular woman with a phobia of snakes, he asked her many questions, approached it from many angles until he finally figured it out – she was cured. From here, his journey upwards began and today he owns over 17 companies and has a noted net worth of over $480million.
Tony attributes his success to his ability to MASTER everything he tackles. He also puts it down to ENERGY and VITALITY. As a result he drinks half is body weight (in ounces) in water every day and doesn’t drink alcohol, caffeine and doesn’t eat red meat or chicken (which has inspired me to do the same). Tony is on the road with his wife 200 days a year.
Tony for me has been a massive inspiration, not just through his work but through his ‘personal’ inner work. He never forgot the day his family couldn’t afford to buy food for Thanksgiving, yet a stranger came to their door and bought them food. As a result Tony has now fed over 102 million families and will continue to help more and more.
The fact that he got so low, that he had NO money in his accounts, was overweight, had what most would call a dysfunctional family and still managed to amass an amazing life of health, wealth and love is incredibly inspiring me to me. What we often forget is that we are part of the top 2% of people in the world that have food, a house, clothes on our back, there’s never been a better time to start a business or do more, or be more.
And most could just assume that he created a fortune from just ‘speaking to people’ but it’s much more than that. He has spent over 30 years, studying, practicing and teaching methods and strategies that help people to live amazing, fulfilling lives and to build ultra successful multi million and billion pound businesses.
I recommend Unleash the Power Within to anyone, the value far surpasses the cost! If not, I recommend you listen to him speak online via youtube for nuggets of wisdom.
I just want to Thank Tony personally for dedicating his life’s craft to people, and for truly being the ultimate best version of himself whilst on this earth, to inspire others to do the same.
So lets re-cap…A depressed, broke and overweight Tony Robbins…
- Interrupted the pattern of depression he was stuck in and DECIDED he was going to do something about it.
- Assisted and LEARNT from the BEST
- Fed himself with knowledge everyday READING over 700 books and studies.
- MASTERED every area of his life from Love and Spirituality to Health in order to be an example teach people how to do the same.
I hope this bio has been somewhat helpful and inspiring to you! You must search him online and check out some of his talks.
Love to all,