It's a pretty powerful piece of work, with some really gripping insight. There are a lot of horrendous stories, things that people have suffered in their lives which will draw several tears, let me tell you. But overall the power and passionate from Tony Robbins really makes me want to see more. If the "Date with Destiny" came to the UK and wasn't $5000 odd then I'd be in there!
However, I've downloaded a couple of his books to my Audible - they're only short but I'm hoping they pack a punch. There are loads of summary books on Audible about his work but actually when you hear Tony's voice and feel that passion from him through his words, you only want to hear the stuff coming directly from the horses mouth.
I've been rutting it a bit recently, probably the last year. Don't get me wrong, I've had peaks and troughs - you've probably read the troughs! But I watched a short clip from Inc Magazine yesterday, it's a clip from a longer interview with Tony Robbins which I will be finding and it was about influencing people with your words. We've all heard of body language and we know that certain words will create different reactions in people but we don't apply that all the time.
Watch the clip here on Tony Robbins Facebook page.
The bit that got me was Tony explaining that we also have words for ourselves: depressed, unimaginative, stupid etc. And these words carry as much power as those we use to influence other people.
I was chatting to Sean last night, and he said that I'd been rutting for the past year and I was making myself depressed about things. And I would say, "I'm feeling depressed", "that's so depressing", "I am depressed" and that's how I've been feeling. Tony's advice was to change the word.
Use different words, "that is inconvenient", "that is disappointing", use words that summarise a situation but don't impact you. Then they're easier to move on from.
I tell people on my CV that I am "driven", "passionate", "determined" but I don't live my life telling myself those words. I am very good at my job, but I let other peoples word cause doubt in me and in my abilities. I am good at my job, I work hard - I also work hard at berrating myself, and how is that good for me? I need time for me, time to look after me because me, myself and I are going to be around for a while yet. If I need to rest then I should be happy resting. If I need to work then I should work with determination, with drive, with passion and with positivity. Because I am all of those things.
I am also motivated, I am healthy and I choose the best things for my health. With that, we're moving back to majority veggie as we both felt lighter and healthier as veggies. We're also both going to the gym regularly, because we are motivated and we strive for perfect health.
It will require daily work, daily personal commentary but it's really time to stop selling myself short, because I am better than that.