A program called 'Tony Robbins'

This is what it's like inside the head of someone like Tony Robbins.

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On his morning routine

"I’m wired for the day, I’m in a very strong alpha state. I’ve got a stacking of such deep gratitude. I’ve got a stacking of feeling, like my mind, body, heart and soul and all those I care about are loved and healing, and I’ve got a stacking of feeling, like, I’m already achieving what I want and that’s how I start my day."

On motivation

"I believe motive does matter. I believe that if you focus on yourself, life is still going to support you in your endeavors because you are part of life. Life supports life. If your focus is how to take care of your family, motive does matter and you’re trying to support more of life and you’ve got a different level of insight. If you’re trying to support a community, you’ve got a whole different level of insight." ~ Tony Robbins

You aren’t what you’ve done, you aren’t where you are now. You’re much more. The more you can witness, the more evidence you have that your thoughts can either limit your or help you thrive.

Tony's Daily Routine

1. Cold Plunge

Why?

"I do it for two reasons. One is, when you step into that water, every organ in your body is fully alive because the blood just shoots through everything, so it’s great from the standpoint of taking out inflammation from the body, which is the beginning of disease, great for the lymph system. But, I also do it as a discipline to train my mind, that when I tell you we’re going to do something, we’re going to do it. There’s no hesitancy. I don’t feel like it…it might be freezing-ass cold outside…I’m exhausted or tired … but it’s like, I don’t miss. I just go. Boom. And it’s not like I hesitate. It’s like, go … one, two, three … go! It’s teaching your mind, when I say it, I mean it. It's a reminder to your mind that it works for you, not that you work for it."

Priming

  1. Breath of Fire
  2. 10 minutes of thought priming
    • Gratitude
    • Visualization
    • Goal 'seeding'

Why?

Tony goes on to explain a couple of studies that prove how subconsciously, we are easily manipulated by a couple of tiny well calculated cues (ala NLP).

He has learned prime himself for success (and it's not our default state).

After the cold plunge, he does three sets of 30 breaths of fire (in and out the nose). He actually does 3 sets within each set of 30. So it's three sets of ten, pause, feel, and continue to the next set of 10. He does this this 9 times.

After the breaths of fire, he essentially meditates for 10 minutes (although he doesn't refer to it as meditation). He said he breaks the 10 minutes down as follows:

1st 3 mins: 3 things to be grateful for (but he goes on to explain the depth of 'feeling' he takes it)

2nd 3 mins: A form of visualization "All problems are being solved"

"...he takes in the energy through my head and through my whole body and I see my body healing like a white light or gold light or a nice blue light and I see it going through every cell in my body healing my body, my emotions, my relationships, healing my thoughts. I ask that all problems or any problems, whether I know them or not, are being solved, not just I solve them. And I also ask that the best of me be strengthened…my passion, my caring, my love, my compassion.""

last 3 minutes: He focuses on his long-term goals. "3 minutes to thrive"

"I focus on three results that I want to achieve. Specific results that are strong and important, but I see them as done, I feel them as done, I celebrate them as done. I own it inside my nervous system as if it’s already there."

The day-to-day stuff I usually take in quicker and then I’m done. Then what’s happened is, I’m wired for the day, I’m in a very strong alpha state. That’s what that puts me in and I’ve got a stacking of such deep gratitude. I’ve got a stacking of feeling, like my mind, body, heart and soul and all those I care about are loved and healing, and I’ve got a stacking of feeling, like, I’m already achieving what I want and that’s how I start my day.


Turning inward

As I adapt to my own morning 'power up' routine, here are some immediate thoughts:

  1. We are not our thoughts, but our thoughts can be powerful catalysts to take us where we need to go.
  2. Internalizing with great depth the gratitude, I realized time is an illusion. The experience I was feeling grateful for was real when I allowed myself to relive it - to rerun the experience.
  3. I will work a 10 min morning yoga flow into my routine - ideally, getting to the point where my flow can happen on autopilot so I can think about the 3 areas that matter to me.
  4. All this time I spend writing and reflecting... it means little until it's applied. I learn by doing, and all this reflection? The experience of it is what matters.

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