How The Tony Robbins Events Empowered a Generation 42

the tony robbins events empower you to take charge of your life

If you’re a fan of personal development, have needed motivation to take action upon your goals and turned to self-help literature, videos, seminars and the words of wisdom of the gurus in the niche, you know about Tony Robbins.

He’s not just a best-selling author, a successful entrepreneur, millionaire, motivational speaker and personal finance and life coach. He’s also a philanthropist who feeds 4 million people every year and provides water for 100 000 people in India daily fighting waterborne diseases.

He’s dedicated his life to one mission – to help people awaken the giant within (that’s also the name of one of his bestsellers, together with Unleash The Power Within, MONEY: Master The Game and Unlimited Power).

He’s all about self-improvement, personal excellence, taking charge of your time, life and money and getting 1% better every day. He makes things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen.

His whole life is a proof of that – he had a difficult childhood. He’s from a poor family, his father left them early on, the mother turned to alcohol and eventually kicked him out of the house with a knife, although he was the one taking care of his siblings.

Without going to college, he began his career as a self-help author, speaker and coach, after attending a few seminars of Jim Rohn, and then promoting them. That’s when he took the decision to start empowering people and helping them be their best self.

Here are some of the things you can learn from his teachings and what the Tony Robbins events are all about:

1. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

Everything begins by finding your ultimate purpose in life and letting it guide you on the way. You need specific goals for that.

According to Tony, goals are dreams with a deadline. And he’s got a unique and simple approach to goal setting that he shares in almost all his books and seminars.

There are 4 goal areas he includes: Personal development goals, Career/business/economic goals, Toys/adventure goals, Contribution goals.

For each, you should brainstorm ideas for 5 minutes (that’s where you’ll just write everything that comes to mind, without considering failure or other obstacles), give a timeframe to each goal, choose one of them and write down why it matters to you so bad.

2. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”

Every decision you take today will have a bigger effect on your tomorrow than you imagine.

So it appears that life is a series of decisions. If taken consciously and with a long-term vision in mind, you will reach greatness.

He also says this: “Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.”

If you need more inspiration, here are some more of the best Tony Robbins quotes.

3. “It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”

All Tony Robbins events are organized with this in mind. He’s about giving without expecting anything in return. But it just happens so that life gives him twice back, because of the good he’s doing, the empowerment he’s giving, the value he’s creating and the lives he’s saving.

He believes that we must find our purpose, and one of our missions is to help others, to go beyond ourselves, to give what we can, even when we think we have nothing.

Tony has been giving all his life, that’s why he’s richer than anyone you know and wakes up with a smile every day. He’s concerned about other people’s destiny and doesn’t stop until he reaches out to more individuals and gives them something.

4. “We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”

Potential. There’s so much of it in each of us. But we rarely believe that.

If we just let go of the past, stop comparing ourselves to others or listening to conventional wisdom, we’ll see how powerful we are, will create a bigger vision, will start aiming higher.

Most of us just need someone like Tony Robbins to empower us by reminding us of the giant within. Then, we can take action and make the first step.

If you live in the UK, you will be able to meet Tony Robbins in London for his events. Visit http://tonyrobbinsunleashthepowerwithin.com/ for more details.

What about you? Have you attended any Tony Robbins events? Do you believe his teachings and books can change people’s lives? Let us know by commenting below!

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Mental Health 13

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Mental Health

While most people pay the most attention to their physical health and work hard to achieve a healthy body, they often overlook the potential mental health issues that may have been well tucked away.

Understanding and paying sufficient attention to your mental health issues is an action that should be prioritized in every situation. What could seem like the simplest mental health problem to you might actually be affecting your life in more ways that you can imagine.

Here are just a few reasons why you shouldn’t ignore the signs.

1. It Is Way More Common Than You Believe.

You might think that mental illness is not present in many situations but the truth is that almost everyone has or is facing such an issue.

In fact, one in five Americans suffers from some type of mental illness. The saddest part about this though, is that very few of them seek treatment.

The person affected by the illness can even be one of your family members. Sadly, symptoms are easy to hide and even people who are severely depressed can mask their health issues from their families and avoid getting help.

2. It Can Also Affect Your Physical Health.

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It is known from a long time ago that the connection between the mind and the body is strong. Any sort of physical distress can have a huge effect on your capability to work or focus on things around you. Following this same rule, any sort of mental problem can easily affect your physical health too.

The first few things that a mental illness will affect are your mood, energy levels, sleep cycles, appetite and quite possibly your sex drive. Along with these problems and as a result of them, your immune system can also be affected and that can lead to more often colds and an overall impairment of your physical health.

People who face mental illnesses are often left unmotivated and drained of energy.

The illness blurs your mind so much that you have no energy left to function properly in your everyday life. Ask any person that has faced a major depression and they will tell you just how much they let themselves go and how they stopped caring about simple everyday things, such as brushing their teeth or taking a shower.

Physical symptoms won’t take long to appear and you will simply keep increasing your risk factor of a number of health problems such as heart disease or heart palpitations, insomnia and fatigue. It is very important that you ask for help if you feel such symptoms arising. Make sure that you consult a board-certified practitioner to be certain that a mental problem is not the cause of them.   

3. It Plays an Important Role in Your Success.

One of the most frequent symptoms of a mental illness is the lack of motivation. You just feel so tired of everything, you find that you are not interested in what others are doing and you just end up losing interest in things you used to love.

The lack of mental health can, therefore, play a huge role in your success. No matter if you are a college student, an employee or a working parent, you can easily lose sense of what’s important to you and hinder your success in whatever role you might have.

In whichever situation you might be, you will definitely need to be able to be creative and productive. Your success in your studies or your workplace might be your only source of stability and income.

An untreated mental illness can be the reason behind your reduced productivity, your lack of creativity and your overall negative attitude towards your work.

Keep in mind that a large number of homeless people are those who are suffering from a mental illness but sadly left it untreated.

Looking for help and letting the mental health professionals guide you can take a lot of weight off your shoulders. It can help you see things from a different perspective and give you the courage and motivation you need to get back on track and find yourself again.

4. It Can Affect Your Relationship with Your Peers.

Most people who face a mental illness find themselves intimidated by social situations. Even spending time with friends or family can seem like a very tiring or pointless task and they will often opt out of it. It is important to remember that this does not apply only to depressed people, as many might think, but to a large area of mental issues.

Anxiety disorders can alienate a person from their circle because of the constant fear of something going wrong, of someone not liking them or of an overall new situation. It is very common for the solution to your mental health issue to be holding the key to you getting back your behavioral health.

Mental illness can also affect your relationship with your family.

Apart from losing contact with people you probably care about, you might even end up harming them more than you think. It is not rare to see a person struggle both financially but also emotionally when it comes to helping family members that are battling mental illness.

Another very important reason to not take your mental health lightly is for the sake of your children. It is very often reported that children of people who struggle with a mental illness are abused or neglected. That can play a huge role in their lives and affect their entire lives, from childhood to adulthood.

Make Your Mental Health an Everyday Goal!

There are many places to turn to for help. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, otherwise known as NAMI, can be a great place to start. Through it, you can find a suitable medical center that will provide you with the suitable health services to help you regain your mental health.

It is important that you are not ashamed of your personal struggles or mental issues. Everything is part of the human nature and the fact that there are so many people available to help comes to show just how human this situation is and how much attention we, as a society, should be paying to this important issue.

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Leona Henryson is a professional writer and passionate blogger. Her goal is to help people achieve their personal self-development and mental wellness.