It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog entry and I can’t help but think that a review of my going through this program is one of the best ways to come back with an update. For the last month, I’ve spent about an hour a day with Tony Robbins via his 30 day audio program (the classic version, not II). Though much of the first half was familiar to me either from other programs of his or someone else’s, it was still very much worth the investment.
People often ask me how I’ve gotten so much done by age 30 (I’m 32 now), if I have any advice for “success,” and how I manage all of my artsy endeavors and business interests while working a full-time job, etc. The answer to that is quite simply: I have made it a daily habit to learn how to master my life, which includes time management, emotional mastery and continuous goal setting, etc. Every day, for at least two 30 minute time blocks, I listen to something that is enriching, motivational and educational. I do this when I’m putting on make-up, eating breakfast or driving to and from work. I do it no matter what and highly recommend this practice to anyone who wants to get the most out of their life. I haven’t accomplished all of my dreams thus far on my own, I’ve had daily help from others who keep me motivated and striving for greatness.
As one of my favorite motivational speakers used to say (bless his soul), “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily!”
Back to Tony Robbins’ 30 Personal Power program; whether you’re looking to improve your finances, relationships, a business, your performance in school or just have more joy in your life, this program will definitely put you on the right track IF you do it the way it was designed to be done. Unlike many other self-help programs, this one is JAM PACKED with action items for you to do that will naturally keep you moving forward. It’s not just someone telling you a bunch of affirmations. It teaches you how our brains work, why we do the things we do and why we don’t do some of the things we should do. It explains how we can control our emotions, which in fact means, controlling our lives. This program implores you to work. Some of the exercises may make you uncomfortable if you’re not already in an honest place with yourself and your behavior patterns, but by the end of each day you will feel EMPOWERED to change your life. You will recognize that “your past is not your future” and it doesn’t matter if you’ve failed or never taken action in the past. None of that matters because you can still do what you need to do to improve your life right now IF you’re willing to put in the work.
So if you’re tired of being late to work/church/school all the time or tired of waking up feeling like you need more sleep, then check it out. Are you tired of seeing other people achieve their goals while you seem to be in the same place you were last year? Tired of feeling like you’re unlucky and bad things always happen to you—tired of feeling out of control and without power over your own life? Then take a look at this program.
Like I said earlier, much of the first half of this program was more of a review for me because I’d long learned the basics of creating the life I wanted but it was still good to hear again. I forced myself to this as it was designed because I knew author had a reason for producing it the way that he did. Listening in order is important and now as I reached the end of the program I actually feel like I’m going to miss hearing him every morning! I got used to getting a strong daily dose of YOU CAN DO IT, THIS IS HOW! If you’re brand new to action oriented self-mastery programs this will change your life. It is not for those who are too lazy to stop dreaming and start acting. It is for those who are READY to start “living with passion” and creating the life they feel they deserve.
One of the best sections in this one that speaks of success and how people think that once they get to this place called success all of their problems will disappear. Tony explains who this couldn’t be further from the truth (which I’ve always believed) and that successful people are not people without problems. They are people who have learned how to look at them as challenges and make fun out of overcoming them. Success isn’t a place or destination you’ll arrive at someday, it’s who you become while you’re striving for your dreams.
Don’t be put off by the price. If you can’t afford the CD version of it but happen to still own a tape player, get the cassette version. Because I purchase expensive audio programs very often when I take interest in ones that are $300+ dollars I look for more cost effective ways of doing it like buying a pre-owned cassette version and using a converter to convert the audio from tapes to mp3s—-where there’s a will there’s a way. Including the converter, I think I spent $45 to obtain a $300 program. This is just one example of overcoming a perceived “problem” (did you see what I just did there?) If you want something badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it. 🙂 It is an investment in yourself.
If you decide to get this program or any other one, let me know how it goes!