tisdag 8 september 2009

Jarek Robbins - standing on the shoulders of a giant?

Yesterday I went to a seminar with Jarek Robbins. He is 25 years of age and Tony Robbins' son and he gave us an wonderful seminar. He mixed his own material with stuff from Robbins Sr and others. And to answer the question above: he did really good on his own!

He's favourite quote and tools from Tony is:

'The ONLY reason you don't have exactly what you want
is the story you keep telling yourself
about why you can't have it
or don't have it already.'

I while back I published some Tony Robbins videos dealing with stories and narrations. View them here.

Stories can be of many kinds, three of them are:
  • permanent - 'things just are this way and will be forever'. Solutions suggestion is the fact that that everything goes in cycles, usually around 7 years, good things and bad things will always change. At good times don't forget to save and invest (don't be greedy).
  • pervasive - with the naive realism that the person believes that everyone views the world exactly as they do. To challenge: see your problem through the eyes of a blind person. You need insight rather than sight!
  • personal - start thinking whether you live in reaction to things or in in action, and how you want to have it in your future.

Live with passion everyone!


Jarek gave a few book recommendations - links lead to swedish bookstore for more information:

Happiness Hypothesis - Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science by Jonathan Haidt about Zappo's online shoe store amongst other things.

The Fourth Turning - An American Prophecy by William Strauss

The Age of Spiritual Machines - When Computer Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil

Stephen Hawkin's books e.g. the popular:
Kosmos - en kortkort historik (swedish)
Brief History Of Time (english)

And one of Tony Robbins favourite and often mentioned books by concentration camp survivor Viktor E Frankl:
Man's Search for Meaning (english)
Livet måste ha mening : erfarenheter från koncentrationslägren; logoterapins grundbegrepp (swedish)

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