Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Anthony Robbins Diet: Day 16-21

Anthony Robbins Diet: Day 16-21
Day 15: Time of Your Life (Prep)

I watched the Time of Your Life DVD. It was mostly a commercial about RPM Life Planner and Time of Your Life audio program. It was a bit cheesy. An actress pretending to be millionaire/billionaire businessness woman on a yacht? I'm sure it was meant to be humorous.

I've put together a OPA/RPM Life Planner. This took a few days of work. I thought instead of buying a $200 planner, I should just put it together myself and save some money, and maybe committing this effort will also mean that I commit myself to using this planner. It would be a shame to spend 2 days making my own planner, and spend less than time filling it (as I have in the past with planners I've bought.) Plus, I decided to make my own journals. On the top of the journals, I put 1 of 4 of my favorite quotes of all time.

"Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." - John Wooden

"When you talk about something, it's a dream. When you envision it, it's exciting. When you plan it, it's possible. But, when you schedule it, it's real." - Anthony Robbins

"Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." - Michael Landon

Can't wait to starting using my RPM Life Planner.

I've also listened to the following PowerTalks during this time:

Coach John Wooden
John Wooden lives and teaches simple but powerful values, if everyone adopted, will become great individuals. There is no shame in losing to a better opponent. There is no pride for winning against a lesser opponent. You can win and be proud every day of your life if you know you did your best on a daily basis.

Dr. Deepak Chopra
Some of the things he says seem too out there for me, but I don't disagree either. Having lived in Korea where there is free basic healthcare. From what I experienced, they focus on the root of the problem. And all I can remember in the US is the doctors focusing on the symptoms. So basically, you rely on medications for the rest of your life, and eventually you die of complications from the medicine like damage to the liver. Dr. Deepak Chopra is saying don't rely on these toxic medicines. The body can heal itself in most cases and has been doing it for as long as humans have existed. And if you're going to let your body do it on its own, you have to do it with the right state of mind because the brain triggers these responses. Amazing stuff.

Dr. Robbert Cialdini
Great for learning about powerful sales strategies. Stuff like this makes me realize how trying to reason with a good salesman is trying to argue with a Jedi master. You are so outmatched you don't even know what you're getting into. Learn some powerful strategies and use it to your advantage.

The Power of Life Metaphor
There are 2 major ways we use analogies or metaphors. There are good uses of analogies. For example, when you want to explain something, you can use an analogy with things that people are familiar with so they understand your point. There is also a bad way to use analogies. People use analogies to visualize their situation worse than it actually is. For example, someone will say, "it is as if that person ripped my heart out, and stomped on it." And that visualization makes you even feel even worse. It's like negative NLP. If that really happened, you'd be dead. And you're not dead.

Dr. Warren Farrell
This was really a fantastic listen if you want to understand the mechanics of a the modern courting process and marriage relationship. It is radically different than it has been 40 years ago. Why we have these rituals, beliefs, and why men start to feel like they are slaves to their jobs, and why women feel like they are slaves to their children. Basically, married men, to get more love from their families, they work harder, become slaves to their work, which creates further distance from the very thing he's trying to get. And because of this sacrifice, they feel that the family owes him for the sacrifice he's making. The wife, out of the desire to feel more love from the family, sacrifice their jobs and career, and enslave themselves to the family. And because the woman has sacrificed, they feel the man owes them for the sacrifice that they've made. They've both feel like they've trapped in a situation that just keeps on getting worse. To free each other from this there needs to be a mutual understanding of the plight of your partner.

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