Thursday, July 19, 2012
1:22 PM Nacia Walsh 3 comments
My mother recently banned me from purchasing anymore self-improvement books, for fear that I was spending too much time searching for answers outside myself, when I should be looking within. While I know her opinions are valid, it's been about 3 months and I'm jonzin like a junkie looking for a fix.
I should really blame her for my relapse since she suggested I kill time at Barnes and Noble. That's like sending a gambler to the racetrack to just "look" at the horses, it was going to end with me getting what I wanted.
While my kids perused Super Hero Squad and The Hunger Games books, my gaze lingered toward a man some describe as a visionary and others a charlatan, Mr. Tony Robbins (or as he is now known as 'Anthony Robbins').
He has been the guiding force of Fortune 500 CEO's, heads of state, and professional athletes, all seeking advice and counsel for various issues. The title of the book that caught my eye was Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Financial Destiny! Now if that doesn't excite you, I don't know what will. I'm all about getting to the end result faster and more efficiently.
My best friend attended his seminars and always came back with a new glimmer in her eye and the momentum to move her in the right direction. Since I don't have the resources to dole out a few grand and take part in his transformative weekend, I decided a $16 supplement would be sufficient.
I've watched many of his videos, the first being his presentation during a TED (Technology, Entertainment,& Design) conference, where leading innovators gather to share ideas. The talk was less then 20 minutes long, but by minute 4 I was ready to Google every video available with Tony in it.
His passion and energy is infectious, but more importantly his in-your-face approach and crude language is a refreshing change from the soft, gentle delivery of most spiritual or motivational gurus. He got my attention.
I'm in the middle of creating the life I've always dreamed of. I've found my passion in holistic health and wellness. I've discovered my calling for supporting women through labor and delivery, as a doula. I know as long as I remain authentic and am of service to others, there is no limit to the success I can attain.
"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love." ~ Anthony Robbins
What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
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