Day 1 of Unleash the Power Within did not end until 2 a.m. Since Day 1 was about conquering fears, the night ended with the infamous fire walk.
The fire walk wasn’t a fear I needed to overcome. It’s basically impossible to get burned during the fire walk unless you make a mistake. You know what’s terrifying? 20 Rep Squats – because you know that’s going to hurt, badly, and that you might pass out, might puke, and that your legs will be sore for days afterward. I stayed for the walk because it was part of the experience.
I’m a believer in, “Trust the process.” If you’re going to a seminar, trust the process. If you don’t like it later, no big deal. You don’t have to leave with the process. But listen to what you are told and do what you are told for a few hours or days.
The walk was meh for me, but people were super excited.
Day 2 began with the day’s speaker, a Tony Robbins’ protégé, opening with, “Good morning fire walkers!” The crowd erupted with cheers. People were feeling it. Good for them.
Since Robbins can’t talk for 4 days straight, he has a stand-in. During Day 2, his long-time associate leads the group through the exercises in the workbooks. Tony Robbins also appears via a pre-recorded lecture.
Day 1 was about discovering your fears, conquering your fears, and changing your state. Day 2 was about connecting with others.
During Day 2 we performed numerous mirroring exercises and learned about rapport. This stuff was very basic to me. However, the exercises were a powerful reminder of this: If you go into an interaction with the mindset (or state, see Day 1’s write-up) that you will connect with this person, your entire demeanor changes. Your tone of voice is stronger. Your words are more pronounced. Your body language is stronger and your moves are more confident.
Rapport skills are like any other skill. If you don’t use them, you will lose them. Most guys in the game spend a lot of time trying to show disinterest to women. This can unfortunately harm a guy’s professional life since he takes that state into his office. What works for the game on American women is different from what works in the office – where eagerness is often rewarded.
Be mindful of those states. If you’re in a bad state, change it.
Day 2’s materials also included coverage of business development skills. The lectures were extremely useful. There was a blueprint for people building a business to follow that included a lot of things I had forgotten or overlooked.
During the business skills session, they also had us stop to think, “What is your x-factor?” That is, what makes you different from every other doctor, lawyer, accountant, insurance salesman, personal trainer, or investment banker?
Tony Robbins remains bearish on the overall economy and believes that only the exceptional will achieve good results. To become exceptional, you must discover your x-factor.
Day 2 was cool, although Day 3 was my favorite. I’ll cover Day 3 within the next few days.
Read more: Unleash the Power Within Seminar Review: Day 1.