Hooked On The Tony Kool Aid
Where do I begin? Let’s begin with — I attended Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within last weekend* ((*the event is FOUR days — literally, 10 AM to Midnight…. with one 15–30 minute break)). Wow, just wow.
I’ve known of Tony for awhile, but it wasn’t I watched his documentary “I Am Not Your Guru,” as well as his talk, “Creating An Extraordinary Quality Of Life” on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday that I became hooked. I knew I eventually needed to see Tony in person.
I wrote “See Tony” in my 2018 Intentions List ((a massive list might I add)) without even looking at his events for this coming year… or without even knowing how often he does events! Fast forward to May, + Sarah + I were by the lake in Chicago [actually doing our photoshoot for the #CHAARGBootycamp!], + we saw one of our favorite quotes on a billboard… “Trade your expectations for appreciation.” We did a little scream “TONY!” because we knew it was his quote. ++ then we saw the billboard next to it… Unleash The Power — June 12–15 in Chicago. Hello, sign from the universe!
There’s more to the story on coincidences//fate, but without sparing you the details: spend more time being aware + open to possibilities + KIND, ++ you’ll be surprised at how beautifully things fall into place.
ANYWAYS! I wouldn’t say I was “skeptical” of Tony’s events, but I was definitely questioning the crazy amount hype. Even when we got our tickets the day before the event, every worker was smiling + giving high-fives… positivity explosion. I told myself that I was going to go in with an open mind + fully experience what this event had to offer — so I smiled right back + embraced every high-five.
Three days later [I didn’t go the fourth day… I was physically, mentally, + emotionally exhausted ++ the focus was *health* which I feel pretty confident on… ; )], + I can tell you — the hype is real. There were definitely aspects of the event that I didn’t resonate as much with, or wish they would have shortened//lengthened… but, all in all — it was an incredible event, + it’s absolutely fasinating how Tony is basically doing group therapy for 10,000 people at a time. Just WOW. Also, his claps are everything.
I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite takeaways from the event, + give you 5 journal prompts from Tony that you can use this week!
#1] What would an extraordinary life look like to you now? Now. Not 10 years from now. What would it take to get to the *next step* to make life even richer. “Most of us overestimate what we can do in one year, + underestimate what we can do in a decade.” ((Tony)) Be as specific as you can. More on this here.
#2] Just because you believe in something doesn’t mean it’s true. Do your beliefs empower you? Do they make you a better person. What are three limiting beliefs that have created unwanted//negative consequences? What have you experienced because of this belief? What will you experience in the future if you continue believing this? Write a new empowering belief related to each limiting belief.
#3] Who are your mentors//role models? What qualities in them do you want to bring out in yourself?
#4] Fear typically stops us from moving forward. We must learn how to use fear, not allow fear to use us. It’s about changing your mindset on fear [ie — God is punishing me to God is challenging me]. SMILE when you are fearful… it will take on a new meaning : ). Try it! What is a fear of yours right now? How can you change your mindset on that fear?
#5] What are two decisions that you are committed to making now that will bring you closer to who you want to become? Make it simple + measurable!
As always, reach out ++ let me know your answers! Would love to empower you in any way.
Rooting for you,