Good Thursday morning. Wow has this week gone by fast for me. It has been an exciting week for me, telling you about the people who inspired me to first become a coach, to become a better coach, and to become a better person myself. It is also exciting to see readers coming to visit the blog each day; I love how blogs about people helping people inspire even more readers to come by each day.
My number two mentor is well-known in the self-help industry. He is a long-time coach, speaker, motivator and, if you have ever been to one of his events, you know he is a life changer. I had heard of Tony Robbins in the early 90s while I was in direct sales and multi-level marketing, but I heard about him in a negative way. However, I did not let that distract me; I still went and checked him out. Over the years I would watch those TV infomercials; I read his books and learned about the power we have to change our world.
Over the years as the internet became more of a place to find information, I looked up more on Tony and read anything I could learn from him. It was not until I was at one of his live events in 2006 that I was able to get a more in-depth perspective. I was able to apply it in a real way to my life.
So let me share how Tony helped me. Just like many of my other mentors, I have met Tony but I have not had that one-on-one time with him. For someone to be a mentor to you, it’s not always in that one-to-one face time that you get the learning. This has become the great value of books of learning, the great value of the internet. Tony inspired me to be the self-help person that I am always working to be. He is a self-help person first. He is also a celebrity. Anytime you see him – whether in a movie like Shallow Hal or visiting another show – he uses his celebrity status for self-help purposes. If you go back and look at all the things he is in, they all show him telling a series of things to help people make changes in life.
While some may think the Rocker idea is about me becoming a RockStar, I am about helping you become that star. I want to be like Tony in that every time I meet someone I hope they will remember me for something great I help them discover about their lives. This week while staying at my hotel I went to sit in the pool and spa area. A young man started a conversation with me. The conversation got to what his dreams are in life for a business. We talked for over an hour and I helped him see what was holding him back. I helped him think of several different ways to take his business idea. Just reaching out to that guy in that way shows what the inspiration of Tony Robbins is to me.
Today I want to leave you with this final thought about finding mentors in life. You do not have to know them personally. Tony Robbins’ mentor was Jim Rohn. In my case I don’t know Tony personally. But he has taught me things with great tools: books, appearances, CDs and now mp3 podcasts of his speeches and informational schooling. For some it could just be that influence of attending one live event of a person they watched for some time. From that live event they make life changing choices that impact them for the rest of their life.
So you now have four of the top five mentors in my life. Do you have any idea who the top mentor will be? Who could be bigger to me than Tony Robbins? Tomorrow I share the story of the top mentor in my life and how he was a greater impact in life than all of these.