Robbins Keys to Success by Thomas Murrell
The Top 10 Secrets of Anthony Robbins
For more than 25 years, US-based
motivational speaker and success coach Anthony Robbins has been
passionately pursuing the answers to questions such as 'What shapes
human behavior?" and "How can we create lasting change within
ourselves and others?'
Anthony Robbins has spoken in front of
more than 3 million people around the world and sold around 35 million
books and audio coaching products.
After attending his 4-day 'Unleash The
Power Within' seminar recently in Kuala Lumpur I learned many strategies
to perform at your best.
I even took part in his famous barefoot
walk over hot coals. This powerful physical metaphor shows how anyone
can overcome their deepest and greatest fears with focus, passion and
Part rock concert, part learning
experience, part aerobic workout, the seminar was attended by more than
4,000 people in a giant indoor sporting stadium that was built for the
Standing 6'7", weighing 265 lbs and
with a shoe size of 16, Robbins was impressive on stage as he harnessed
the energy of the crowd.
In fact, security guards have to line the
stage as he is regularly swamped by over eager fans.
At 43 years old, he has been enormously
successful and worked with people like President Clinton and Melson
What was it like?
Hot, humid, high energy and simple take
home messages packaged with a high-tech light, sound and video show.
I was impressed, motivated and got some
great ideas from it.
Here is my gift to you.
The Top 10
Secrets of Success I learnt from spending 4 days with Tony Robbins.
1. YOUR POTENTIAL IS DETERMINED (OR
LIMITED) BY YOUR SELF-BELIEF.
As the promotional material says the
event was 'about creating breakthroughs, moving beyond fears and
limiting beliefs, accomplishing goals and realizing true desires,
turning dreams into reality, creating fulfilling relationships, and
modeling the strategies of peak performers to produce a quantum
difference in your life.'
If you cut out the hype, the simple
message is if you believe in yourself enough you can achieve anything.
A memorable one-liner was "the only
thing that's keeping you from getting what you want is the story you
keep telling yourself".
2. MOST PEOPLE HAVE SELF-DOUBT AROUND
Ask anyone and most people will admit
they lack confidence in some areas of their life. The interesting thing
I learnt from this seminar is that this self-doubt is around universal
themes. These themes cross age, gender, religous, cultural and language
Common doubts include 'I am not good
enough', 'I am lazy' and 'No-one loves me'.
3. YOU CAN LEARN MECHANISMS TO
Robbins calls it 'immersion' where you
break old patterns and build new ones by repetition. He uses a lot of
Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques to achieve this with his
He says "progress is not
A memorable moment in the seminar was
when we had to visualize ourselves inside a bubble and inside that
bubble was a series of videotapes neatly arranged in a time-line that
represented all our memories in our lives so far. We had to pull out the
negative videotapes and destroy them. This was followed by time spent
visualising the future and how your life will look 10 and 20 years from
4. BELIEF IMPACTS ON MANY LEVELS.
The Robbins message was that 3 things
shape our self-belief. He calls them the Triad. These are our patterns
of physiology, focus and language or meaning.
He highlighted this with the quote:
"where focus goes energy flows".
5. OUR VALUES AND BELIEFS SHAPE OUR
Robbins believes you can "vanquish
whatever is holding you back from taking action".
Walking barefoot across a bed of glowing
coals is the physical metaphor he uses in his seminars to prove this
point to the skeptics.
Eliminate negative self-belief and take
massive action are his keys to success.
6. TO CREATE POSITIVE OUTCOMES YOU
MUST TAKE MASSIVE ACTION.
"Where focus goes energy flows"
is a quote used by Robbins in his presentation to highlight why you need
to know your outcome and why achieving this is a must.
But many people fail to take the next
step. They delay, put off and find many reasons or excuses not to act.
Robbins believes "progress is not
automatic" and "action is power". Take action, even if it
is the wrong action. He says it is "never a failure if you learn
7. MATCHING & MIRRORING CREATES
CONNECTION, TRUST & EMPATHY.
Robbins spent a fair amount of time in
the seminar talking about and demonstrating interpersonal communication
He used people from the audience to show
how the process of "matching and mirroring" the non-verbal
communication and body language of others can be a very powerful way to
connect with people.
In essence, you create rapport by
adopting the body language of the person you are communicating with.
He believes "rapport is power"
and "total responsiveness is created by a feeling of
If you have learnt these techniques
before and haven't used them for a while, I suggest it is time to dust
them off and put them into action next time you are communicating with
someone on a one-to-one basis.
8. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU FOCUS
ON PASSION AND PURPOSE.
Robbins believes that "to have an
extraordinary quality of life you need two skills: the science of
achievement (the ability to take anything you envision and make it real)
and the art of fulfillment (this allows you to enjoy every moment of
He says "success without fulfillment
Find your passion and purpose in life. My
purpose is to make a difference in people's lives and use my gift as a
9. MODEL YOURSELF ON OTHER ACHIEVERS.
To gain improvements quickly and step up
to a new level of achievement, Robbins believes learning from others who
are the best in their field is the fastest way to achieve success.
He told the story of how he wanted to
improve his tennis game and so employed Andre Agassi, the then number
one ranked player to help him achieve this.
Who could you model yourself on?
"People's lives are a direct
reflection of the expectations of their peer group," according to
10. SUCCESS IS BUILT ON A HEALTHY,
HIGH ENERGY BODY, HEART AND MIND
If you are not healthy - all of the above
points are a waste of time.
Your health is determined and influenced
by your lifestyle.
One major change I've made since the
seminar is to eat a healthier diet and exercise more regularly.
As a speaker, my whole business depends
on my ability to perform at a peak state. Like any professional athlete,
the success of business is directly linked to my diet and health.
Take care of yourself, your body is
ultimately your most important asset.
About the author:
Thomas Murrell MBA CSP is an international business speaker,
consultant and award-winning broadcaster. Media Motivators
is his regular electronic magazine read by 7,000
professionals in 15 different countries. You can subscribe
by visiting http://www.8mmedia.com.
Thomas can be contacted directly at +6189388 6888 and is
available to speak to your conference, seminar or event.
Visit Tom's blog at http://www.8mmedia.blogspot.com
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