Last week I traveled to San Jose, CA to attend the Unleash the Power Within Conference by Tony Robbins. I was a little nervous because I wasn't sure if I would be totally aligned with all of it. But I had an incredible experience, despite some differences in beliefs.
The entire conference is about pushing yourself to go further, faster. To stop living with limiting beliefs and to recognize what you truly want out of life and then going for it. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. We have so conditioned ourselves to live with limited expectations that life can only be ____ (fill in the blank). We already tell ourselves that we can't have this or that without even trying. So this past week was all about recognizing those limiting beliefs and doing something about it.
Did I mention that I went with my coworkers? Lucky for me, most of the employees at Scout are also believers, so at the end of the day we were able to process what was presented and our interpretations with how it aligned with biblical principles. I believe my experience was much richer because of the people I was surrounded by. Their insight and our discussions were deep, thoughtful and very helpful. My eyes were opened to what God wanted to teach me during the conference and I was able to see more clearly where I have let sin creep into my life and places of doubt of His goodness.
Oh, and, by the way, you should know before you go that you will be standing or dancing most of the time. Creating physical energy for yourself is huge and we often allow ourselves to be tired or lazy. The conference pushes you to show you that you can do so much more than you think. So we danced and danced and danced some more! The music was so good though that we wanted to dance and it felt like a party. I was amazed at how quickly it woke me up when I was getting tired.
Tony Robbins is truly gifted and has helped change many lives. He quoted scripture throughout the conference and even though I didn't agree with everything he said, I really appreciated this. I believe his work has an intention and if you have ever heard his story, you would really understand why.
So, if you are thinking of going, here's a few tips:
1. Dress Warm: They crank up the A/C to keep you awake ... dress in layers!
2. Wear comfortable shoes: You stand and dance and jump A LOT.
3. Go in asking God what He wants to show you: During the meditation times, I prayed and it was amazing what God spoke to me about.
4. Take notes and lots of them: You learn so much in such a short amount of time, you'll want your notes as reminders.
5. Bring your vitamins and stay hydrated: You will be awake for long hours and in contact with so many people. As I type this, I am sick as a dog, but I'm convinced it could have been much worse without my vitamins and tons of water.
If you've every considered attending a Tony Robbins conference, I hope you will and that this has helped tip the scales in favor of making the investment in yourself. For me, I consider this an invaluable experience and one that I hope will help me evaluate and overcome limiting beliefs and clearly set and achieve goals.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
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