I was working away the other day and realized that I don’t often share who it is that truly inspires me. Many people along the way have inspire me, most of whom I will never meet, which showed me that a role model didn’t need to be in front of me to inspire me. The person that has and still does inspire me the most is Anthony Robbins. If he doesn’t do it for you then by all means, find someone who inspires you to want more. I wanted to share with you when I first fell in love this this man’s voice and wisdom, now I don’t mean falling in love, but in love with how his voice can immediately inspire me to take action and end the pity party.
When I was first alone after my abusive husband had been removed it was hard to move on or know what to do now. I know that many of you here have the same issue. At the time I had a wonderful sister that had already been introduced to Anthony Robbins and out of the blue she gave me a 30 days tape series along with a tape player. I was extremely excited as it was something new to focus on. I had been struggling with the time after my son went to bed and the day was done and I was left alone with that awful, depressing person, me. I hated listening to the record that played over in my head when I was alone. When I was in the abuse I was living on survival instincts and didn’t have time to play any records.
Now that I was alone, the record could play when ever it wanted. Anthony helped me to not only smash that damn record, but how to play a new one that would inspire me to be more. By record of course I mean the words and stories that you play over and over in your head. I am fat, how did I let this horrible man into my life, how could I put my child in his care, how can I go on I am pathetic? You know, all those motivational things that we say to ourselves. I was in the midst of horrible anxiety attacks and the tapes taught me how to calm myself. I had no self esteem and he taught me how to visualize and walk in a room with confidence.
To this day I still struggle with staying inspired and focused and would lie if I said that I don’t get down on myself from time to time, but knowing what and who will bring me back to where I want to be is the key. I am smart enough now to know that if I simply play Anthony Robbins voice it will trigger my brain to get back on track. The same thing happens if I pick up a book that I know will inspire me. Find what inspires you and can change your focus immediately and keep it near by. I plan to post individuals that inspire me here and encourage you to let me know who or what inspires you too. I find the the biggest need here is not only the strength to leave abuse, but how to recover in the aftermath when you are alone with that same old broken record.
Help me help others, who inspires you? What do you do when you feel that old record playing in the background trying to be heard? The following is a short clip of quotes from Anthony Robbins. Come back as I will post youtube videos that I feel will inspire you to do more. I encourage you to go to http://www.youtube.com and start your own series of videos and songs that when you get down and feel that old record playing that you can just turn it on and change what you are saying to yourself. One of the hardest things for me to learn, something that Anthony taught me was you cannot change anyone else, hell, I can barely change myself. Once I truly realized this I knew that I needed to focus on changing my thoughts and not the thoughts and actions of others.
I have written countless times how much Anthony Robbins helps me to stay focused. The last 2 weeks I have been stuck in bed with really bad vertigo, fun, not really. I love to sleep but that was too much for even me. Back to Tony, when ever I get in a funk, you know, the one that I have been in bed for 7 or so days, missed work, feel like crap, that kind of funk, I know that if I listen to Tony’s voice I will somehow snap out of it. Sometimes I put off listening to him because I am happy in my funk, go figure.
Well yesterday was the first day pretty much I had been on my computer, finally able to read without the room spinning too bad, well I found myself typing in his website at www.tonyrobbins.com. It had a new free seminar on the front page. I have much of his material and books and often will go to youtube or Tede to hear new talks to inspire me. I am writing today to suggest that if you feel like I do or need a good old kick in the butt to help you set goals or move beyond where you are today I encourage you to go to his site, enter your email and immediately gain access to the talk, I think it was around an hour, even though I have heard him say much of the same before it was the repetition and inspiration that has once been ignited in me again.
Let me know what you think, I would love to know if what inspires me inspires you.