It’s a 2012 “Big Thing” – I Unleashed My Power Within

Tony Robbins

A 14-hour day in a workshop is tough. However, it's decidedly less tough if the speaker is good looking. Just sayin.

I’ve only told a few people that I attended a Tony Robbins seminar this year. It’s because I’m a bit embarrassed. I’ve made fun of this guy. I’ve rolled my eyes at friends when they’ve told me they attended.

But Post-Paris Kristine doesn’t roll her eyes at things she doesn’t understand. Post-Paris Kristine tries to be open and explore. So, when a friend asked if I wanted to do a Tony Robbins 30-day audio seminar, I said okay. I loved it! When the same friend suggested I attend the Unleash the Power Within workshop in New Jersey. I said yes again.

And guess what? I LOVED THAT TOO!

Tony Robbins is brilliant. He knows how to rev up an audience and get you feeling good. He’s also super funny. And very irreverent, which surprised me. He swears on stage. A lot! He’s also an excellent salesman. When he suggested I forgo the money I’m saving for my children’s’ college fund to instead attend his “Master University,” I was ready and willing to lay it all down. Luckily, I realized that instant divorce or at least a really big fight would have been waiting for me at home had I done that.

Russell and Tony

Know what just occurred to me? Russell looks a little bit like Tony Robbins! Hmmm....

While I didn’t love massaging strangers shoulders and I didn’t love the sales pitches for the various programs, and I wasn’t too fond of the 14+ hour days, I did love the rest of it. I relished the dancing in between and during sessions. I loved the emotional stacking exercise where I relived my accomplishments, moments of pride, moments of love, etc. I got so much out of the seminar. I’m proud that I was able to let go of some of my limiting beliefs and create new truths for myself. I still use much of what I learned every single day.

There’s a video on the Tony Robbins sight that was made using footage from the New Jersey seminar I attended. Watch it. You’ll want to attend too!

Or, maybe you are embarrassed for me. Maybe you are rolling your eyes. That’s okay. I can take it. This was a good thing for me this seminar. It was a big thing.

It’s a 2012 “Big Thing” – I’m a Firewalker!

So, I want to do one “big” thing each month this year. I want to make 2012 the year that I don’t let anything stop me. And when I look back at my 12 “big” things, I want to feel pride and accomplishment and joy. (January’s “big” thing was running my first ever 5K — and not coming in last!)

So, for February, I did three “big” things all in one exceptional night.

  1. I walked on freshly broken glass — barefoot.
  2. I broke an arrow with my throat – yeah, you heard me, with my throat!
  3. I walked on fire – twice.
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Many thanks to Vincent J Kellsey for being an incredible leader during this workshop that helped me see how fear can be turned into power.

Glass of white wineRecommended wine: What? Are you crazy? Do you really think I’m going to recommend drinking alcohol when you are walking on jagged glass, breaking arrows with your throat, and walking barefoot over hot burning coals? No, my friends, no wine recommendation from me today.

It’s a 2012 “Big Thing” – My First 5K

I’ve decided I want to do something “big” each month of this year. Something important or meaningful to me.

January: I ran my first-ever 5K race. It was a biathlon. Russell did the swim. But that’s not news, he does that stuff all the time. What’s news is that I finished a 5K race. Miracles do happen!

You can witness this miracle with the click of a button… through the magic of video montage.