Personal Power Friday-Volume 2
This is the continuation of a project that I started a few weeks back with Christina Lohman from The Savvy Grad. For the purposes of these posts, I’m going to try to keep the summaries of what I’ve been going through fairly short. I’ve gone through 9 days of the Tony Robbins Personal Power II program and it’s been kind of amazing to go back and discover many things I have forgotten.
- Power Questions: First, I want to basically go over this concept of power questions. The idea is basically that we can link up certain states of mind to waking up if we ask ourselves the right questions for 30 days. Essentially what is called a neuroassociation is formed. So, I’ve been starting every morning with the question “what am I grateful for?” At this point, I’m almost starting to wake up in a state of gratitude. The beauty of this concept is that you can ask your brain anything, even if the question has no basis in reality. To me that’s like somebody gave you a brand new car filled with a gas tank, and didn’t give you the keys. Once you have the keys you can haul some serious AS#$#. So I’ve been religious about reviewing a series of 5 questions every morning when I wake up.
- Values/Beliefs: I was surprised to discover some limiting beliefs that I didn’t know I still had, but were actually holding me back quite a bit in some area so my life. Fortunately, the program includes a great belief change exercise known as the Dickens pattern, where you imagine 5, 10, 25 years with limiting beliefs. Once you realize where you’re headed with these limiting beliefs it gives you leverage on making change. At the end of the day you can believe whatever you want to, yet so many of us have beliefs that are based on the conditions of our lives. Basically the pattern looks somewhat like this stimulus==>response==>belief. Rinse, wash and repeat a few thousand times and you have alot of issues in your life. So, the idea behind this part of the program is to get you mentally prepared for the next portion, which is about accomplishment.
- Goals: While I haven’t set my list of goals, I will actually publish it on a page here on my blog and cross things off that list as they occur. The tape I heard today was about identifying what parts of your life you’re not satisfied with. On the one hand, you want to learn to enjoy what you’ve got, but you also need to have some drive to make changes. So, over the next few days I’ll be writing down some of my goals and sharing them here on the blog. Stay tuned.
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