When my brother first gave me a Tony Robbins audio, along with a strong endorsement, I was intrigued. I inserted it into my Playstation and sat back, a little sceptical (code word for fear!). After the first two minutes I had a big smirk across my face. This wasn't just because of Tony's great sense of humour, which cracked me up a lot, but I now had a sense of a lifeline.
I had no real direction in my life, but after listening for a few minutes It was as if a veil had been removed from my face and I could see things I couldn't before. To be honest it was overwhelming - a stream of possibilities, tools and techniques and I had to listen to his audio CD's several times as he packed in so much.
To fans of Tony Robbins, it may seem like, he's one of the most famous people in the world, but in reality not many people outside of the arena of Coaching, have probably heard of him. He's like the man behind the curtain, watching on as his new friends perform on the stage of life. He doesn't seek credit for their success but is gracious when it comes his way.
I often wish my characters in the novels that I write, could attend one of his seminars or get a one on one session with him, because sometimes they need it! Talking of which, I am planning on attending my first seminar next year. I remember a few years back my brother and I were watching a trailer of the Unleash the Power seminar, and we were pumped, and talking about what it would be like to go, and now it can finally happen.
In some ways I can't help but think of myself as Tony's PR, as I'm constantly bringing up his stuff with friends. Some say I should actually just go and be part of the sales force, and get paid for all the stuff I say now. I actually plan on working for Tony in the future. I don't say this with ego, but with a belief and certainty; I would love to be part of his coaching team, as I get so much from serving people and giving my all to help - whatever it takes!
This short note, is all about gratitude and sharing my appreciation for a man who sets the standards and is a role model for what's possible. I'm just going to end this with a magic moment: Before being introduced to Tony Robbins, I was struggling with my degree, while at University. I wasn't doing terrible, but I wasn't anyway near to fulfilling my potential. After listening to Get the Edge and various other audio's, I ended up being awarded a First in my BSc Honours Degree.