The E-Web family were among the 4,000 people who attended the Unleash The Power Within seminar with peak performance strategist and entrepreneur Anthony Robbins. This 4 day seminar was held at Sydney Olympic Park on April 27th – April 30thand it took us though how to live an outstanding life on all levels through proven steps of success and empowerment.
Day 1: The Firewalk
Fear is the biggest factor that stops us from growing. We often only do what we believe we can, not what we are really capable. This makes it critical to break through our comfort zones and become stronger emotionally and physically. Day 1 was all about annihilating our fears – and what better way than to walk across a little fire?
But as I’m sure you can agree, treading across white hot coals is not something you just want to “walk into”. We had to get our minds ready first. Tony began the mental preparation process by explaining that emotion and meaning are what controls and determines our thoughts, and thus the qualities of our lives. At the most basic level, emotions are divided into pain and pleasure and out of human survival instinct we will always choose to avoid pain (like, say, fire) over seeking pleasure (like the feeling of “OMG I just walked on fire – how awesome am I?!”).
However, many people don’t realise that there is no permanent connection between an event that happens in our life and the feeling of pain or pleasure we associate to it. They change as your state changes and when you know how to control your emotional state, you can then create the outcomes and future which you desire.
Being in a “state” refers to being in a certain mental or emotional condition which is defined by the constellation of your physiology: what you focus on and the language that you use. Tony taught us that the way you move your body can have a significant impact on the emotional state you are in – strong movements create empowering states whereas deflated postures lead to depressed states. That means we need to first change our physiology if we expect to change our psychology.
By changing our physiology, language, tone of voice, and simultaneously making what Tony calls a “Power Move”, we can change our state. Once this is repeated over and over with absolute certainty, we condition our brains to consider this empowered state second-nature. Motion thus creates emotion!
During the final part of Day 1 we were drilled in the following practical steps for successfully completing the firewalk:
- get into a powerful state
- focus on the end result
- walk normally
- celebrate when done
Tony conditions you to feel absolute certainty by visually guiding you through the celebratory outcome and making sure that you can break free of your greatest fears. Once we reached our peak state, all 4,000 of us walked outside to the smell and smoke of 20 paths of coal, burning at temperatures between 400-800 degrees Celsius! One by one we annihilated all our fears and walked across the fire. What an amazing experience!
Day 2: The Ultimate Success Formula
Once you’ve taken action to create a change in your life, it can be all too easy to fall back into old habits. Day 2 was designed to give us the clarity and power we needed to accomplish whatever we set out to do. Tony and his chief trainer Joseph McClendon took us through the Ultimate Success Formula to help us create lasting success and change.
Change is never a matter of ability, it’s always a matter of motivation. To create a lasting change, therefore, there are three things that must be done:
- We must find leverage by understanding that failing to change now will result in immediate and unbearable levels of pain
- We must interrupt our normal patterns to annihilate the limiting pattern we’ve become accustomed to
- We must create an empowering alternative and reinforce it until it is a habit
We learned how to activate the driving force inside of us which moves us to action and set new goals that will enrich our lives at the deepest level. In between the exercises, workbook notes and material presentations, Joseph allowed us to take several breaks, dance to music to reach our ‘peak state’, get massages and make plenty of new friends.
Day 3: Transformation Day
Day 3 was the most empowering and emotional day of the seminar, as we learned how to change our belief systems and move forward with so much strength that we’ll never look back. In order to do so, we had to first feel pain in order to get pleasure. Tony guided us into a painful state by talking us through the limiting beliefs that have damaged our lives and using our physiology we visualised what will happen to us in 5, 10 and 20 years time if we continued to live by these beliefs. Many people in the audience were in tears during this exercise.
Once we were in our most painful state, we were lead to associate that pain with our limiting belief. Tony then conditioned us to feel pleasure about the new belief systems that we desire by stimulating our nervous systems and changing our states. To put ourselves into peak mental and physiological state, we identified our passions and desires, decided to commit and resolve our limitations, and resolved that we must take immediate, intelligent, consistent and massive action NOW.
Day 4: Achieving Vitality
The last day of the seminar was about how to take care of life’s most precious gift: our bodies. Tony went through the importance of vital breathing, high water content and alkalising food, aerobic power, nutrition nourishment and structural support in order to achieve and maintain optimal health and an alkaline pH level of 7.34.
Having a diet that is high in acid-forming foods can cause us to be lethargic, trigger degenerative diseases and of course weight gain. Tony challenged us to each eliminate acid food, dairy products and animal flesh intake for at least 10 days so that we can see and feel the difference in our bodies.
Since UPW, the E-Web Marketing family have each supported each other in healthy living, healthy eating and maintaining our peak state. We have pump up sessions in the morning before work and after lunch; new mini trampolines or “rebounders” in our recreation room (recommended by Tony because bouncing on them stimulates cleansing of the lymphatic system); all-organic catering for breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day; plenty of alkalizing fruit and lemons in the kitchen; and now we make our “Power Move” to change our state in every Friday family meeting.
Unleash the Power Within was a lifechanging experience that anyone who’s attended it will wholeheartedly recommend. If this sounds like something for you, you’ll be pleased to know that Tony is coming back to Australia to repeat Unleash the Power Within next April. You may even meet a few of the E-Web family there for a refresher course in Happiness, Success and Fun!