Yesterday I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Power of Success seminar featuring Tony Robbins at the International Centre in Mississauga.
It was a long day but one filled with life-changing insights and knowledge that I couldn’t wait to sit down and share with all of you.
Though Tony was the main speaker of the event, six other speakers also inspired us. Here are some of the key takeaways I got from the speakers.
Mike Lipkin – Motivator and Communicator
I may have still been half asleep due to the early morning start, but Mike certainly woke me up with his talk. With an impressive resume and someone who coaches leaders around the world, it’s not surprising he had this affect on me. Lipkin said that every person striving for success should follow these seven strategies, some of which I am sure he goes into further detail within his book, dancing with disruption.
- Be the person who really knows
- Be an audacious dreamer
- Be analytical and creative
- Be prolific
- Communicate like magic
- Collaborate like a champion
- Be unconditionally enthusiastic
The thing that stood out for me about Lipkin was his passion. His last comment hit me like a ton of bricks. “When the fire goes out, that’s when the predators come in.” Let that one absorb for a minute or two.
Bob Kittell – International Speaker
Bob was a riot. He was funny but also interesting and inspiring. One of the things that struck me about Kittell was the way he used humor in his life and went for his dreams no matter what anyone told him. It was also evident that he practiced gratitude in his own life. He said:
- To improve memory, get the name and repeat the name
- There is no such thing as a small act of kindness
- Be the student, not the teacher
- Have courage and try because trying is better than not trying and regretting it,
- It’s better to be prepared and get the opportunity then to get the opportunity and not be ready.”
I appreciated Bob’s call to, “Be the student, find the teacher,” and I found his various anecdotes humourous and uplifting.
Phil Town – Investor and Author
I will admit that when Phil came on, I was afraid my eyes would gloss over, but I was pleasantly surprised. Phil has been in the industry since the 1980’s, and I learned so much about investing in such a short time in a way that was easy to understand. My golden nuggets from his talk were:
- Be fearful when others are greedy, greedy when others are fearful; when you are investing
- Two rules, don’t lose money, second rule, refer to number one, quoting Warren buffet
- Clone investors who know what they are doing, follow their investing strategies
- Buy stocks on sale
- Modern Portfolio Theory isn’t going to get you high returns
If you are thinking about doing some investing for yourself, he said, “Investing can lead you to have generational wealth, family to family for years to come.”
Loretta Laroche – Author & Stress Management Consultant
Loretta had me in stitches her entire talk. She made fun of different personality types and the stresses we have in our lives, but along the way, she also made some excellent points and provided some insights in a way that only she could deliver. Complete with the entire crowd singing, “That’s amore.” It was an experience I won’t soon forget. Here were some of her points:
- We are too serious
- We don’t laugh as much as we should
- We are too busy rushing and not enjoying every moment
- We are coddling our kids and not letting them be kids
- When you laugh as a group, it’s a social lubricant
- Laughing helps share good energy with people and bonds you together
I loved her line, “Don’t wait for a special occasion, breathing is the special occasion,” and when she joked, “Remember when you fell off your bike as a kid and got a scab, we weren’t rushed inside to make our boo-boos feel better with a band-aid, scabs kept you busy for a-while.”
Jen Sincero – Author of You Are A Badass
When I found out that Jen was presenting, I was super excited because I loved her book. It’s always interesting seeing someone speak after you have read their book. It’s hard not to visualize what that person should be like in real life. I have had it happen a few times that I didn’t like the presenter as much as the author, but Jen didn’t disappoint. She said there are three things you need to do to have success:
- Act “as if” you are already living and doing what you want to be
- Do the little something you don’t want to do – push your comfort zone
- Do it fast – Don’t think, act on it or else you will lose momentum
Coming from someone who had very little success in comparison to the success she has today; I admire her strength. The visualization that money would flow to her quickly and freely bore fruit, but she also did the work to get there. I also enjoyed her thoughts on why we stay in jobs we don’t like. If its familiar it gets comfortable and comfortable is okay for a while but it gets boring quick.
Nurika – Master Life Coach and Trainer
Nurika’s story of how she started her career at the age of nineteen and presented to a group of higher-ups on Wallstreet was inspiring. She is a woman of strength and determination. She talked about how the quality of your life mirrors the quality of your communication. About the conscious and subconscious mind and how we get results or give reasons. Here are some other takeaways.
- Live life from the inside out
- Saying “I am” is a statement of identity
- When conscious is out of alignment with the subconscious, it’s a challenge
- We need to reprogram ourselves
Nurika believes in beginning the day with, “What can I do today to make the day better.” She also talked briefly about dharma; if you aren’t sure what that is, you can check out this site.
Tony – Who needs no introduction
Robbins events are jam-packed with energy. It pours out of him like a fountain. It’s hard to explain if you have never attended one of his events, but the man’s stamina is mesmerizing. He spoke for four hours straight with only slight pauses in between, and he kept us on our toes the entire time. At 58 years of age, it’s obvious he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
Energy is something I learned a lot about yesterday from Robbins. There are literally hundreds of takeaways from him, its hard to choose, but here are few that spoke to me.
- Three stages to success mastery, cognitive mastery, emotional mastery, physical mastery
- The brain is not designed to make you happy, its designed to make you survive, that is why there is a disconnect
- You can think a happy thought and be happy
- You can think of any other type of thought and be sad, angry etc. It’s only mammals on the planet that can do this
- Use positive thoughts to drive yourself forward
- Once you develop a belief that you can’t do something, you don’t try anymore, need to change that belief
- Three things that cause suffering: Loss, less and never
- The mind will always find something to suffer over, need to appreciate something
- Trade your expectations for appreciation
- In business, there are two things to figure out, who is your ideal customer (not target) and what is your irresistible offer
- When you say ideal customer, you have to know absolutely everything about them
- The saddest thing is to succeed and not be happy; you need to know the science of achievement but also the art of fulfillment
- Some of best business owners in the world had/have resourcefulness
- If you are looking for a certain result, act it out in your mind, as if it already happened, train your brain
- Three forces of creation: Focus, massive action, grace
One thing that Tony does very well is to tap into different learning styles by getting you to act out, write out, and speak your thoughts and ideas in a high energy state. He wants you to learn and he wants to change lives.
At the beginning of his talk, he mentioned wanting everyone to get value from his presentation. There is no way, anyone who attended this seminar could ever leave saying that he didn’t deliver on that promise.