I have been following Anthony Robbins for about 18 years or
so now, with his books and in my time, cassette tapes. It was not until last
year in May I decided to see him live in London to determine whether this peak
performance coach was as good as his tapes.
I came away from that event under no illusion that this man
was the master of motivation. His skills and relationship with the audience was
extraordinary. Within 10 days I had lost a stone and within 5 months I had left
my full time job of 19 years to full fill my own destiny and my own business
consultancy. His return date to London was February 2006, so I decided to
recharge my batteries and see if this Anthony Robbins was as good the second
time around. After all, this time there were going to be no surprises, as I knew
what was coming.
The astonishing thing was that even though I now knew the programme of events it
came across totally different. I was sitting next to new friends with different
challenges; I had also brought my wife this time.
Because there is so much audience interaction and new
questions were being asked and new problems were being dealt with and my
situation had changed since the first time, I found myself going through a
totally different leaning experience to the first event. It fact it was almost
as though I had not been there before, although it has to be true that I opened
up quicker to those around me the second time.
Anthony Robbins has a mass of energy, he comes on stage at around 9.00am on the
Saturday and with only 30 minutes break is still there at 9.45pm. Sunday is even
harder, starts at 9.00am and finishes at 11.45pm with only 30 minutes break all
day. This is after the Friday where nearly 10,000 people do the fire walk over
hot coals at 1200 to 2000 degrees.
The last day is the Monday, which is a bit more
relaxed. It talks about nutrition and energy and is hosted by Tonyís trainer
Joseph. At 52 years old he looks about 30, and gives his all. At about 5,30pm it
is all over and just like last year I got in my car for the 4-hour drive home
and now I canít remember a thing about the trip.
My mind is going over my goals and what I can do, what I must do and my energy
levels and on and on and on etc. My wife has the whole family eating healthy
foods, that exercise machine that we used to hang our clothes on has never been
used so much as Tony now has a new fan. I have 10 new phone numbers and email
addresses from extraordinary people literary from around the world, as there
were participants from 45 countries there this time.
I came to the conclusion that Tony Robbins does not do the
same seminar over and over again. Each seminar is different even though on paper
it appears to be the same. I now know why many people go and see him time and
time again. He adapts it to suit the audience and adds new leanings and new
ideas as he himself grows and learns. There is doubt in my mind that Anthony
Robbins just gets better and better.