Hello SOTGC community,
I spent four days last week in Los Angeles with my dear brother Michael (that’s us in the picture below), 6000 (yes, six thousand) pumped fans, and of course, one of the most truly powerful men around, Tony Robbins. He was at the L.A. Convention Center, leading one of his most popular events, Unleash the Power Within.
The event was a high-octane experience, almost like being at a concert – lots of pumping music, dancing, cheering, motivational talk, and plenty of exercises to help everyone experience breakthroughs (some that are so powerful that I am now going to incorporate them into my coaching practice to use with my clients).
The main attraction of this event for most people is the “Firewalk” experience, and it certainly was for me! Before you decide that I am crazy, belong to a cult, or practice some sort of voodoo magic, let me tell you this – companies like American Express, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola have incorporated a firewalk experience as a tool to help employees become empowered and “stoke” (no pun intended) creativity. Even Oprah has attended the event and did the firewalk (she actually aired it on Super Soul Sunday).
The purpose of the firewalk is to help people turn fear into power. It is our fears, and the limiting beliefs that arise from them, that stand in our way of reaching our full potential. Through teaching us how to walk on fire, Tony allowed us to experience what that power is truly like; more importantly though, he taught us that we could channel this power at any time moving forward to help us break though fear.
So, how do you walk on fire? It is really quite simple, but it does involve some strategy! And just to be clear, we were not walking on flames – we walked on paths of the red-hot coals left from burning piles of wood (still pretty impressive if you ask me).
Here are keys to walking on fire, or to get anything you want in life:
- Put yourself in a peak state. This involves activities and practices that will help you achieve peak performance through strengthening your physiology.
- Adopt a sharp focus. It is important to create empowering beliefs, and to have a clear vision.
- Commit, and take “massive action.” This means that with courage and gusto (and without hesitation) you take the big steps necessary to achieve your goals.
As part of the SOTGC tribe, we belong to a group of women that desire to push the boundaries, believe in our unlimited potential, and break through the glass ceiling. Tony Robbins has said that, “there is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”
The Firewalk experience allowed me to strengthen my commitment to living that kind of empowered life, and like Tony teaches, to live in a world “where the impossible becomes possible.”
If this is the kind of life you want to live, I challenge you all to commit to taking one step towards reaching this goal…it could be reading a motivational book, choosing to eat healthier food, hiring a coach to help you reach your full potential, or attending an event like the one I did.
Each one of you possesses an unstoppable force…and NOW is the time to unleash your power!
P.S. In case you are wondering, my feet came out perfectly unscathed. : )