This weekend I was fortune enough to be able to go to Tony Robbins seminar “Unleash the Power Within” in Chicago. We were 2900 attending the seminar. It was a fantastic course with a lot of real interesting tools and ideas for creating an outstanding life. It will defiantly go in to the history as one of my best weekends.
The 2900 attendees at UPW
The first night we had the firewalk, where we walked on hot coals. We had to get into out state and learn to focus our minds on the outcome. The experience was very intense and showed what was possible with focus. Walking on 650-1000 degrees (1200-2000F) hot wood does not sound like something you would like to do for fun. But it was not any problem once we got started with walking.
Just after the fire walk, checking for burns.
We learned a whole bunch of useful tools, than which can be applied to everyday life to be better. This was what I had expected. I had thought that we will learn many more and then try to use the tools to work on creating our goals.
It was some really long days we had. I cannot imagine how it was possible to have such long sessions, with tools without many breaks. There was only a 1 hour lunch break to get something to eat, so it was not like you had breaks every hour. Instead we got up and danced or massaged the persons on our sides every half hour. This was a good way to keep the focus and being much more able to learn. I hope it would be possible on other conferences.
There was a lot of dancing to music, lots of screaming, clapping. It was like a rock concert and it helped lift the voice in the room to extreme levels. Probably the high excitement levels were most different was all and made it easier to learn. Imagine if this was possible in the schools.
Some of the guided sessions were very strong emotionally. It is not every day that I cry of happiness and sadness with short periods between. Just because I’m thinking about will/can happen.
I’m really amazed by how much Tony Robbins is cable of doing on the stage. He was on for 15 hours on Saturday with full energy the whole time. Everyone else had to take breaks during the sessions but he just keep going. Tony was having some problems with his voice and could not run the show for the whole weekend any more. Instead Joseph McClendon III was presenting on two days. Joseph did an outstanding job and was really funny, but he was not as a intense as Tony.
The only thing that I did not like was the all the focus on selling. A lot of products was sold and marketed on the event and with the strong feelings it was difficult to say no. It was really compelling to continue the journey. I sign up for some extra courses, which I hope will be just as intense.
Now I just have to see if the principles we have learned sticks with med. That is the ultimate test that it works. I believe, I need to go thru all my notes and work books again to remember it all that will be one task in the coming week.
I’m really glad I did go to the event, and would strongly recommend others to go and check UPW out. I cannot say it will change my life yet, but it defiantly has the potential to do it. I hope to keep updating the blog with some of the changes that I have applied from the course that have worked.