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In Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins argues that each of
us has a gift to offer the world, and that we can improve our outputs
by re-engineering our selves. He makes good points, has some novel tactics,
and is overall approachable and persuasive.
My notes from his book follow below:
- Create Change via three methods: 1) Raise Standards, 2) Change Beliefs,
or 3) Change Strategy
- Types of Health include: Emotional, Physical, Relationship, Financial,
- We feel ill at ease when our Reality does not align with our Beliefs.
We can change our Reality, and/or we can change our Beliefs.
- Decisions increase in strength as we add emotion: Decide, Commit,
- Our decisions drive our Destiny.
- We act in response to pain and pleasure.
- Pg 71-72 Activity. What has stalled? Why?
- Imagination is as powerful as reality to our minds.
- Pg 98 Activity. Beliefs regarding self, others, opportunity, time,
- Pg 192 Activity. Undermine top disempowering beliefs
- Pg 133-134 Method. Scratch memories away; Recall with a twist (reverse,
speed up, add music, add humor)
- Pg 146 Activity / Checklist. Change pattern.
- Emotion is triggered by Motion. A smile comes before the feeling of
- Focus, Meaning, Response, State
- Pg 175 Activity. List of feel-good strategies
- Questions > Thoughts
. Focus, Feelings
. Change Deletions / Filter
. Change Resources
- Pg 193 Problem solving Questions
- Pg 195 Morning Question, Evening Questions
- Words > Feelings
- Pg 216 Activity. Change 3 words from bad to good, and from good to
- Change your Metaphors; Change your Life
Metaphors for Life, Relationships, etc.
Just one is too limiting
- Negative Emotions: Avoid, Deny, Compete, or Learn and Use
- Internal Compass
- Action Signals - Consider discomfort as a cue
- Emotions originate within
- Pg 277 Activity. Rate self 5 years ago and today
10 focus areas, 5 years in future
- Reticular Activating System
State Goals, Change Perception
- Pg 290 Activity. Goals, 3, 5, 10, 20 years. Choose 1 top Category
for this year's focus
. Personal Development, Career, Adventure, Contribution
- Rehearse joy of achievement twice per day
- Pg 303 Describe who you need to be to achieve these goals
- Pg 314 Activity. Be positive for 10 days straight. Start over if needed.
- A model for change.
. Toward Pleasure Values / Away Pain Values
. Reference, Beliefs, and Questions
- Thought follows Questions, so ask good Questions.
- Decions = Values clarification
- Rules. To feel a value, what has to occur? Is it achievable? fair?
- We often have rules that conflict, thereby undermining ourselves
- Pg. 392 Activity
- Expand References (Stories, Memories), Change Interpretation or Organization
- Pg 409. 5 Experiences. If negative, change them. Add new references.
- Need for consistency
- Identity follows action
- Pg. 417 Summary of Model
Crisis = Danger + Opportunity
- Pg 424, 428 Activity
- Confidence, then Competence
- Pg 431 Quote
Okay,... I think that's it for today... Ciao for now.
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