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20Mar/102

Blame It On Tony!

I'm back and I'm excited! I promised my readers that I would post a report on UPW when I came home from the US, but at the time I didn't realize the tremendous amount of information that I would be exposed to.

There is NO way that I can put it all in one blog post, so I'm going to do it in smaller sections as it comes to me.

For this introductory post I'm going to freewheel and gab about some of the things that stood out to me, odds and ends that I noticed here and there on my trip.

Change! First of all I will state that this is going down in my biography (if one ever gets written) as a turning point, a pivotal moment in my life. It may not take place immediately in the physical, but my thinking and my reasoning has been rewired and this will inevitably bring change to all aspects of my life.

The energy! I have never in my life met a more energetic person-Tony Robbins. I didn't find out until day four about his health and diet plan, which he accredits it to (more on that in a later post.) This guy is jumping around, flailing his arms, pacing like mad, speaking with passion and emotion, & never looking tired from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM! But even more amazing is that I made it through the classes not falling alseep, but feeling energized throughout the day - without caffeine!

The love! The people who attended, of which there were nearly 4,000, seemed like the friendliest, most lovable bunch I've met. There were moments where we had to share our deepest darkest fears to total strangers, but it seemed like the natural thing to do because I felt a kinship with these people who like me were also looking for change in their lives.

"You've gotta be a baby to go to heaven!" Tony kept telling us all to go full-on, without resevation, to express different feelings, and to act like little kids, using our bodies and voices to the max without reservation. This was such a liberating experience for me, as I've been trying for years to stifle these urges and act more grown up. Damn that! I'm going to live life out loud even if I look like a fool!

The music! The music he used in the sessions were mostly older numbers, but real classics-& loaded with energy! They now all have new meaning to me, and are anchors in my memory associated with those experiences every time I listen.

I have so much more that I want to share with you, but it will have to wait till a later date, but I can give you a peek at some of the things I have in mind for the future.

The Firewalk Experience
Health vs. Fitness
How to use pain to your advantage
Breaking negative patterns
Wealth vs. Riches

I know that there are a lot more in my head, but I'm still digesting much of it now and may take some time to put them down in writing.

5Mar/104

UPW

As some of my readers may know, I'll be making a trip to Orlando, Florida on the 10th of March to attend a convention hosted by Anthony Robbins, called UPW, or Unleash the Power Within.

Yaaaaay!

My dad is the one sponsoring this trip and fees involved, and I think it's cool to have this opportunity, along with my two brothers-in-law, Mike & Gabe.

This convention has been known to help many people to have complete turnarounds in their businesses, relationships, social life, and work life.

I think I want to see improvement and maybe a turnaround in all of the above!

Although some will argue that it's quite overrated and overpriced (up to $2,595), I definitely see an advantage and therefore a value in personal interaction over telecommunication via Internet courses, live chats, video speeches, etc.

My Wish List

Although attempting to predict the future may be a waste of time, I think making a wish-list might help me to focus on what I want to take away with me from this convention.

1. Overcome my fears: of failure, rejection, the unknown, losing money, carrots. (Those who know me well will understand.)
2. Reinforce my desire to design and grow a business for future financial stability.
3. Meet new friends and network for mutual benefits.

I'm not limiting myself to these but using them as guides to use when I'm there and may find myself not 100% sure what my objectives are.