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Posted: Fri 06/01/2012 08:00 AM
When Oprah attended a Tony Robbins seminar in 2011, she says he led an exercise that reawakened memories she hadn't thought about for 20 years. Try Tony's Emotional Flood exercise for yourself, then tune in Sunday to get behind-the-scenes look at his Oprah's Lifeclass appearance in Toronto.
Posted: Wed 05/30/2012 08:00 AM
Tony Robbins, life coach and host of Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, believes in living a life in which fear can be a help, not a hindrance. Find out how to "step up" during even the most intimidating moments. Then, tune in for an hour-long "Super Soul Sunday" with Tony Robbins and Iyanla Vanzant on Sunday, June 3, at 11/10c.
1. Don't Turn an Excuse into an Identity
We need be careful of how we label ourselves, for example, saying "I'm an fearful person" or "I'm a weak person" or "I'm not a strong person." Usually that label comes from your current or past behavior, but once the label becomes a part of you, it starts to control you. So what I try to get people to understand is: Hey, you're not broken. You don't need to be fixed. You don't need a label. All you need to do is say, "I have to decide how I want to be now going forward."
2. Develop a Habit
Courage is not the absence of fear. That idea is the biggest b.s. in the world. Fear is impossible to eradicate. If you were completely fearless, you'd be dead. People who are courageous are scared to the core—they just make themselves go forward anyway; they make themselves take some kind of action. Taking action, even though you're afraid, is how you become courageous—because courage, like fear, is a habit. The more you do it, the more you do it, and this habit—of stepping up, of taking action—more than anything else, will move you in a different direction.
3. Let Your Body Lead the Way
Taking that action for the first time can be pretty rough. When it comes time to give the speech to the committee or snowboard down the mountain, don't hesitate. Don't start to analyze it. The longer you stand there, the harder it gets, because then your mind gets involved. If your challenge is mental, use your body. If it's in the body, use your body more aggressively. At 17 years old, I was on my own, sleeping in a laundry room. I had no idea what to do. I was so depressed. Fear is physically debilitating. I had to defeat it. So I made myself run until I thought I was going to spit up blood. I got stronger in my body, which, in turn gave me mental strength.
Two more tips to live a more courageous life
Posted: Mon 05/28/2012 01:00 PM
This Sunday, we're going behind the scenes of Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour to show you what you didn't see. Get an exclusive look at what happened before the broadcast in Toronto with two of the Oprah's Lifeclass superstar teachers, Iyanla Vanzant and Tony Robbins.
Tune in for an hour-long "Super Soul Sunday" on Sunday, June 3, at 11/10c.
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