If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison
I attended Tony Robbins' “Total Success” event in Singapore last May 2015.
Here are the three things I learned from the seminar:
- 6 Human Needs – Why we do what we do
- Pyramid of Mastery for Peak Performance
- Decisions Shape Your Destiny
6 Human Needs – Why we do what we do:
As a human, we are dependent on the six human needs on why we do things and why our actions are the way they are. We all want satisfaction on all six human needs to be happy and to feel accomplished.
- Certainty: assurance you can avoid pain and gain pleasure
- Uncertainty/Variety: the necessity of the unknown, the surprise, the change, new stimuli.
- Significance: feeling unique, valuable, special or needed
- Connection/Love: a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something
- Growth: an expansion of capacity, capability or understanding
- Contribution: a sense of service and focus on helping, giving to and supporting others
Read more here about the six human needs on Tony Robbins' website: https://training.tonyrobbins.com/the-6-human-needs-why-we-do-what-we-do/
It's an interesting fact, that if the 6 human needs are not met, that's when people become suicidal.
Pyramid of Mastery for Peak Performance
What Tony Robbins mostly talks about is about Peak Performance. He's a master of this trade. It makes sense to me because I experienced it personally myself.
About two years back, I was down and was on the verge of losing all the confidence I had. My BMI was about 33. I was emotionally down because of my body and because of my business failure. I wasn't spending enough time with my family as well.
It's all because I attempted a business and things didn't go well as I expected and I failed. My finances were not in a good state at that time. I wasn't able to contribute to society. Altogether, I was a depressed person.
That's when I made a decision, which I should become the guy whom I used to be. I wanted to lose all the extra pounds that I put on and get back in shape. I went out and bought a Jawbone UP fitness band.
I hired a fitness coach. I worked with Andrei (my fitness coach and a good friend) for over a year now. I have lost 34 pounds now. My BMI is back to about 27.5. Slowly I started to gain confidence and became to perform at my peak state.
The day I attended Total Success was my transition time. Tony made me realize what I was going through systematically. (I like when someone lays down step by step on what it is and map it out).
The Pyramid of Mastery is about mastering seven different aspects of life. It all starts with the physical body. Does your body look as you want it to look? Do you have control over yourself and your body? Or at least, see some progress towards achieving that goal? That's the start of Peak Performance.
Pyramid of Mastery from TonyRobbins.com
- Physical Body
Take control of your physical self. Be fit, be active, feed yourself with good healthy food. Fiber-rich sources are the best foods that your body can enjoy.
- Emotion & Meaning
Have meaning in your life. Are you doing what makes your emotional self-happy? Does it add meaning to your life?
Are you good with your relationships with your Family, your Friends, your Parents, Peers, Colleagues, and Employees?
Are you a master of your time? Or is it time that's controlling you?
- Career / Work
Are you in a career that makes you feel satisfied?
Are you managing your finances well? Do you have certainty?
- Celebrate / Contribute
Are you celebrating your successes, and contributing to society?
Nobody is perfect in all seven aspects of the pyramid. But we have to strive towards achieving the master over the seven elements. That's when we are at our Peak Performance. I'm working towards improving each and every aspect in every way possible.
That's when we are at our Peak Performance. I'm working towards improving each and every aspect in every way possible. For me, it all started with my physical self. That was an eye-opener for me.
Decisions Shape Your Destiny
During the Total Success seminar, Tony asked us to take a few decisions that we had been putting off for a long time. I made a few decisions that day, and that completely changed my life going forward.
I highly recommend you attending Tony Robbins' seminars. They add a ton of value to your life and the people around you. Check out his website and find when his event is going to happen in your city and make a decision to attend it.
An enormous shout out to my Fitness Coach Andrei from www.programmerfitness.com. You took me a long way in my life, and I respect you for your coaching and advice. Check him out if you want to make your physical body under control.
Way to go for 2016, let's make a decision to attain Peak Performance! Comment below, what you learned from this post?