Open your mind to what is possible, and you’ll be surprised what you find
It was 10 years ago today that my life changed. Looking back, it was a big turning point. At the time, I was at a cross-roads. I had just finished my 6th marathon which had occupied so much of my thinking and time and was looking for my next big challenge.
On top of that, I wasn’t quite sure whether the publishing career path I was following was right for me. I was searching for answers, but didn’t know where to look.
It was my wife’s cousin, Victoria, who persuaded me to go to a Tony Robbin’s ‘Unleash the Power Within’ event. At the time, I’d never heard of Tony Robbins and, to be honest, was not too keen to go to hear a happy-clappy person talk about positive thinking for four days. My mind was pretty closed at the time, but was fortunately open enough for me to at least go along and see what it was all about. These seminars run once a year in London. You might want to take a look.
That event was a turning point in my life on so many levels. It validated and gave me confidence in many of the life tools that I had created for myself, but opened up my mind to what how much more was possible. It changed my perspective and started me on the journey to becoming a far more enlightened individual.
That event led to so many new habits and practices in my life which are now very embedded. The fourth day was all about food and I very nearly didn’t go as I was sure that my low fat diet was the answer. Fortunately I went as I discovered that I’d been following the wrong path and made significant changes to my diet in the years to follow which led to a massive increase in energy which I have put to good use.
Running an events business, I am often asked how to measure the ROI for attending an event. My answer is always the same. Think of an event as a step in your journey of learning and discovery.
The true ROI is not what happens at that event, but what happens after that event from the new ideas and new connections you make. I went to the Tony Robbins event reluctantly with low expectations, but came away with ideas, strategies and tools which have helped me live a successful, balanced life. A priceless experience in truth.
So if you get the opportunity to go to an event that you wouldn’t normally attend, take the opportunity and go with an open mind and an open heart, and you might be surprised by what you find.
Changing lifestyle is not easy, but is possible if you’re committed. Often we’re not even aware of the fear or change or doing something new that is putting our health at risk and not serving us well. I believe that you can change your life one habit at a time.