Kerry and I attended Anthony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within” in San Jose at the weekend. It’s a four-day event focused on personal development. For those who haven’t heard of Tony Robbin’s he’s one of the pre-eminent personal success coaches in the world. I first came across him about 3 years ago when I saw his infomercial, not being one to normal go for this type of thing he piqued my interest enough that I ordered one of his personal development courses to check him out and have been a fan ever since.
When I saw he was coming to San Jose I couldn’t miss the opportunity to see him in person and I must say that he is 100 times more impressive in person than he is even on CD.
The whole experience was life changing and beyond mine or Kerry’s expectations. Friday night’s (the first day) finale was the fire walk. You can’t see too well from the photo but the glowing red spots are burning coals, between 1200 & 2000 degrees Fahrenheit! Close to 3000 people proceeded to walk across these burning coals that night including myself.
Might seem a bit daft for someone who already has serious burns and skin grafts to both legs to go fire walking, but hey, everyone else was doing it so what the hell! Kerry went first, she put herself into a peak mental state and proceeded to walk across the coals as if they weren’t there. Given she had quite a bit of trepidation about the whole thing it was amazing to she her just go for it. I didn’t fare quite so well and came away with a couple of minor blisters (which goes to prove it was for real), but all in all It’s amazing to see the power of the mind. It really was an incredible sight to see so many people fire walking, normal, everyday people.
To give you an idea just how compelling the event was, on the Sunday the doors opened at 8:30am, we didn’t break to eat until around 7:00pm that evening and Tony didn’t stop until 1:30am the next day…and all this time you are just completely enthralled in the process he takes you through as you transform your life and expectations. If you ever have the opportunity to see him live take it!