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  1. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    I figured with the number of folks on this forum intent on seizing life with both hands, a few of you might be going, others may consider it and a handful will have been to one of the events in the past (if so, how was the experience and its impact on your life?).

    I'm going this year and know a couple of other members who are coming along too.

    More info: http://unleashthepowerwithin.net.au/

    p.s. I've been telling this tale a bit the last few days but I saw Tony Robbins' informercials on TV when I was a kid and assumed he was selling scammy crap to idiots. An error of judgement on my part. I was 10.

    The sour taste in my mouth as a kid carried through to adulthood so firmly that Tony Robbins was one of the last personal development authors I dove in to. I'm glad I woke up, eventually.
     
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    spludgey Well-Known Member

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    I really don't get all this mindset stuff, it might help some people, but it's really not for me. I'm empowered already, I don't need external empowering.

    There are only two reasons that I don't take (more) action:
    • When it doesn't make sense to take action
    • Laziness

    Maybe it's an extrovert thing, I don't know.
     
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    I read one of his books years ago, I think around the same year I went and saw Brad Sugars! Must be 15 years ago now I'd reckon.

    I wasn't in a position to really do anything with it, at least I didn't think I was. I think what it taught me was that if you weren't ready to do something, then no amount of this kind of framework etc would help.

    15 years on, I feel I would really get something positive out of it. I'd love to go this year, but with a 8wk old child at home, not sure the boss would be too keen on letting me go! Maybe I need to use some of his techniques to sell her on it :D
     
  4. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Certainly isn’t effective for everyone. In fact, most people read these kind of books, go to these kind of events, get inspired, then fail to take action, form new habits and change.

    To be clear though, a huge component of this seminar is around goals and practical tools, techniques and strategies.

    I’m really looking forward to diving deep in the different areas of my life, re-assessing and being re-energised.

    It’ll be a nice environment to be. Lots of successful people seeking to further improve. Others just wanting positive change.

    5 years ago I would have probably walked out of a Robbins event within 10 minutes if I’d been dragged there…

    I think I'll get a lot more out of it now that I'm ready.
     
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    I'm completely open and hugely pro mindset development - but i do believe there is a diminishing marginal return associated with it (saying that i have Les Brown playing everyday in the background while i'm working instead of music!).

    After a certain point, IMO the time invested into developing the mindset further may be partly outweighed by the time taking action. I can listen to messages i already know for the occasional spurt of motivation, but after a while the behaviours start becoming habits. Reinvesting in learning about the importance of goals, strategic thinking, etc are less valuable than spending the time setting them.

    Mindset development to me is about shifting attitudes and habits. Thought patterns that allow energy to be focussed.

    On the flip side, personal development, a sub stream of mindset development if you like, IMO there's so so so so much to learn and invest in that it'd take a lifetime to master and get on top of.

    Although i reckon the mindset stuff is much easier to be passionate about - its more interesting listening to motivational speeches than listening to videos on how to better talk, sell, communicate, etc.

    In saying all of this - i'll do my best to see you at this Steven! :)

    Cheers,
    Redom
     
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    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    It's the mindset stuff that is the foundation the other learning is built on. It's unlikely you'll spend hours on self-motivated learning and constant improvement if your mindset isn't conducive to it in the first place.
     
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    Got to say purchased Robbins' books but I just can not get into his books, watched, looked at other stuff does not do it for me

    Perhaps way too commercialised

    MTR:)
     
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    I am totally with you on this, feel exactly the same. It's the Americana, let's max the profits, oops that's negative,
     
  9. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    It took concerted effort on my part to wade through that aspect of Robbins' stuff to find the value and wisdom at its core--but there's plenty to be found.
     
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    Our mindset controls our emotions and our emotions controls how we feel about things, which in turn directly affects our actions.

    People who discount mindset development are in my books limiting their success potential greatly. Ever see an athlete top of his game say the psychological element of his training is not important?? ah... I don't think so.
     
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    Have you looked up Jim Rohn Marisa? I'm a huge fan!

    Though my family find his voice too high pitched.....but I love his style! And I'm a good student :) and then take action on stuff I learn..
     
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    How often do you see a sport star or someone else at an elite level and they say "ever since i was a kid i wanted to be/do this". mindset played a part!

    what does Jim rohn say, "plan like an adult, act like a child". may be a misquote, my apologises. But i like it. Kids can't plan like adults but they're are determined like hell to do something
     
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    @bob shovel .That's right Bob, Its because children still dream. Adults lose their dreams along the way as 'society' greatly influences their thinking, bit by bit, poison by poison. In the end, most adults couldn't even tell you what dreams they used to have.
     
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    Thanks MsAli now on my list:)
     
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    My wife's the same, can't stand his voice. I'm a huge fan though.

    I've found his pre-recorded stuff better for her to tolerate than the live seminar recordings, same for Robbins.
     
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    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Rohn mentored Robbins.

    You can tell.

    Took a bit of effort for me to get use to Rohn's style, and some of his areas of emphasis, but well worth a shot.

    The man was a wisdom factory–expertly and concisely packaging and delivering brilliant nuggets of gold.
     
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    Marisa...most if not all his books audio are on you tube. There are websites you can use to convert it to mp3 as well. I'm listening on there as I don't think I can read as fast.

    As coconutwheels said...his books are more acceptable to some than his recorded seminars online..

    He passed away btw in 2009. Would have loved a lunch date just to listen to the great man's wisdom! I would have even paid for the lunch and stretched it by two hours. That's what Jim says..take people who are more successful than you to lunch and listen to their story. And most people would say ..why should I pay for their lunch.

    Fortunately @monalisa and I started doing this a while ago and have done so several times.

    Now waiting to take you to lunch as well...Sydney or Melbourne or Perth..wherever we get to finally meet :D :)
     
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    Rohn says A LOT in very few words. It is gold indeed.
     
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    I still think (know) that.
     
  20. Steven Ryan

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    @D.T., his scammy crap is helping plenty of idiots :)
     
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