Wealth & Achievement Takeaways from Tony Robbins, Robert Herjavec and Gary Vaynerchuk
I don’t always write, but when I do I want it to be inspiring and intentional.
We (my husband and I) just got back from the Ultimate Wealth & Achievement Summit in Denver, CO where several motivational speakers and transformational coaches spoke throughout the course of the day. Top three including Tony Robbins, Robert Herjavec and Gary Vaynerchuk.
I immediately got home, let my dog out, and started catching up on emails and ‘the little things’ that still needed to get done for Hungryoga on a typical Thursday.
And then I paused.
What the fuck am I doing?! Why am I focusing on this little stuff that doesn’t really matter that much when I could be harnessing the ENERGY that I’m in right now.
(More on Energy, in a minute)
After that instant of reflection I thought to myself, “What do I truly want to FOCUS on right now?”
Answer – I want to write out and share what my takeaways were from today. I want to see what really stood out to me without just regurgitating my notes, and speak from my heart what I was able to receive today.
Which leads me to think, “What does that MEAN to me? Why is this important to me right now?”
Answer – I am a Coach. I am a Coach that wants to be more of a Coach. Who desires to be a Leader. I am a person that has always wanted to help others, and show them that they can change their story if they don’t like what they see. I want to become more wealthy and achieve more by helping others become more wealthy and achieve more.
Okay, awesome. This feels really really good.
FEELING is really fucking important. You can’t change your existence, you can’t change your life, you can’t do things differently without changing the way you FEEL.
Since the beginning of this year I have been putting more personal research/time/energy/effort into learning more about wealth, abundance, mindset, law of attraction, getting what you want, making more money.
Abundance was my word for 2018, (thanks Jacki Carr!)
And I think it’s fascinating.
The whole concept of get clear on what you want, know why you want it, focus on it, believe in it, see it, FEEL IT, know that it is yours, vibe with it, attract it, and receive it (or even something better) is fucking AMAZING to me. I believe that this whole process is what attracts more wealth and achievement into your life.
The three keynote speakers – Tony Robbins, Robert Herjavec and Gary Vaynerchuk – were the ones advertised for a reason.
These three brought the best ENERGY, and of course, have the most wealth (as we Googled their net worths).
They DECIDED how their speeches were going to go WWAAAAYYYYY before they ever happened. Visualized what they’d look like, how they were going to interact, what stories they would tell, what they wanted everyone to learn from them, etc.
AND – they were themselves.
I’m sure every speaker there did some form of this to prep for their speeches in front of thousands of people. Maybe these three had more practice, more charisma, the advertising, the right timing of their speeches. My own personal opinion.
WHO CARES. This is what I took away from them:
Robert Herjavec went first (out of these three) and I totally loved his story.
Something that all three of these speakers had in common is that they came from tough upbringings. Robert, was an immigrant that came to America on a boat with his Dad and family in poverty. I could relate to how much he loved and cared for his Dad and the sacrifices he went through to take care of his family to make sure there was food on the table. Robert admitted that he did not come from an abundant mindset (my words, not his). That his father worked hard in a factory his entire life without ever complaining about long hours or tough work because he took care of what he had to take care of. He was able to buy a house, put food on the table, and take care of his family. Robert mentioned his Dad’s most memorable and worthy moments was selling the house for $16,000 (I think this was in the 70s?) and writing a check to a homeless shelter for that exact amount.
What an amazing human being
You’re telling me, that you worked sooooooo hard, to give it all away?!
Do you want to know why he did that?
Because of the way it made him FEEL. That money, was just energy. That exchange of wealth to feed hundreds of less fortunate souls was worth an equal or even MORE VALUE than what Robert’s Dad felt that day. It was the absolute best FEELING of his whole entire LIFE.
Again, all my words, and what I took away.
So Robert, thank you, for that story about your Dad. It has re-inspired me to make my own wealth so I can help more people. It reminded me that money is just an exchange of energy. The more money you are able to create the more impact you can have on the world around you. Money is not evil. Wealth doesn’t have to be so HARD. Money is money is money is money. There’s plenty of it out there. It’s just a matter of having a BIGGER PURPROSE THAN YOURSELF to have it and go get it.
Gary Vaynerchuk, “you son of a bitch” you’re next.
Seriously, this guy cussed like a fucking sailor the entire time. Probably why I’m so openly able to write the exact same way. Not necessarily completely from this conference, but cussing isn’t so fucking bad. It comes back to the idea of ENERGY and how much of it the word has. Us judging people for using cuss words is due to our conditioning. I appreciate a nicely used cuss word every now and then. I think it’s relatable, energetic, and brings a connection to the right people.
Gary is all about Social Media. Also an immigrant, he helped his father build a multi-million dollar online wine seller by becoming one of the first big customers of Google AdWords. So he was buying words like “wine” for $0.30 per click and their company would be the first to pop up, and the conversion rate was insanely high!
Now he loves the Facebook, the Twitter, and the Instagram – as do I – but he’s become known as a genius in the social marketing world and has a lot to say about it in a very direct way.
“Go. To. Fucking. Work.”
Quit complaining. Quit living in the past. Quit missing “the good ole days when kids played outside” because that’s not how it IS anymore, and it’s NEVER going to be like that again.
I know. I loved jumping on the tramp with the sprinkler underneath too.
But if you own a business, or work in marketing, or anything where you need to PROMOTE yourself, you need to be investing and UNDERSTANDING Facebook Advertising and Instagram Influencer Marketing.
Because Google AdWords is now just “an okay way to market” and has become oversaturated, more expensive, and it’s a lot harder to get your ATTENTION!!!
Getting Your Attention – is Gary’s #1 Goal.
He said that we would be IDIOTS not to invest 6-15 hours of time learning how to do paid marketing for ourselves/businesses on Facebook/Instagram THE RIGHT WAY. Start investing in testing our markets and creating ‘social real estate’ before it changes in 24-36 months. Because it’s getting more and more populated, expensive, and saturated just like Google AdWords has.
This reminds me of something else that was an overarching theme at the Ultimate Wealth & Acheivement Conference…
We are living in the most abundant time in history. We have the best opportunity of ALL TIME to create wealth for ourselves.
You know what the speakers all did next?
Pulled out their cell phones. Cell phones, are changing the world. They have become the singular most important thing to us as individuals.
So Gary I thank you. Because I was one of the hundreds of people that stood up when you asked, “Who here has ran a Facebook Ad and not been successful at it?” And you are right, I was lacking education, know how, and give a fucks to actually make it successful. To actually invest enough money and time into it to match how much I believe in what I have to offer and to study the metrics that I’d get back from it. I tried to take action, but without knowledge and follow up I wasn’t successful.
Here’s to work blocking that into my schedule.
And Now…. THE MAN
THE REASON WHY EVERY SINGLE PERSON CAME TO THIS EVENT.
– TONY ROBBINS –
He’s more loud. More energetic. More charismatic than anyone else.
Hince why his net wealth is around $480 MILLION.
The only thing he did less than Gary V was cuss.
He was great though. Of course he was the last speaker of the day, because who could follow up Tony Robbins?
That’d be a sad day for them.
I’m sure like many people in the National Western Complex, I felt like Tony Robbins was speaking right to me. I think he even said, ‘I’d be a complete idiot if I was able to speak in front of 50 million people and not know how to speak/influence/relate to them’.
What I do know for sure that good ole’ Tony and I have in common is the power of MOVEMENT. If you want to gain energy, move your body. If you want to shift your state, move your body. If you want to change your mind, MOVE YOUR BODY!
Tony states that MOTION = EMOTION
So he had us up and down and clapping and screaming and high fiving and shaking and doing all the things to help keep our energy up. I felt it. I know what he’s talking about. It’s what I do for a living. I help people improve their psychology with food and body image by first finding movement that they enjoy, that feels good to them, and shift their biochemistry.
Then, we’ll chat mindset and psychology. Once your body has moved and released stuck energy you are more able to get to the brain. You can then examine why negative thoughts and limiting beliefs are coming up for you and be able to choose differently.
Thanks Tony, for reminding me of how important the work is that I’m doing as a yoga teacher, mind body eating coach, and lifestyle designer. Hungryoga is here to help you stay hungry for life. When things get tough, I’m here to help you see the deeper lesson. If you’re struggling with food, I’m here to help you see the gift behind it. If you hate your job, I’m here to remind you of what you’re passionate about and how you can take steps towards a new career that’s more fulfilling. If there are other areas of your life that aren’t going the way you hoped, I’m here to help you see what’s holding you back.
David & Macy Graham at the Ultimate Wealth & Achievement Summit
All in all, if you have a opportunity to go to an event like this but it means taking the day off, finding a babysitter, or locking your dog up longer than usual, do it. Just do it. Put yourself, your business, your dreams, your desires first. Nothing is going to change unless you start doing something different. Surround yourself with people that uplift you, inspire you, and encourage you to go after your heart’s desires. In the end we all have the same amount of time in our days, but it’s up to us to decide how to spend it. It’s up to us to recreate our lives into what we want. No one else is going to do it for you. You have to believe in you before anyone else is going to believe in you. So get after it! I’m excited to see/hear what comes next for you.