There's a common misconception that artists have a monopoly on creativity...But the very act of making waves - no matter the career - is a creative one. The Chase Jarvis Live Show is an exploration of creativity, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, hard-earned lessons, and so much more. Chase sits down with the world's top creators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders and unpacks actionable, valuable insights to help you live your dreams in career, hobby, and life.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
Tony Robbins is a legend. He’s known around over the world as #1 New York Times bestselling author, life & business strategist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and peak performance expert. He has consulted with and/or coached some of the world’s greatest athletes, entertainers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and four US presidents. He has dedicated his life to helping people change their lives for the better.
Tony is a good friend and I have had the opportunity to be front row in his life-changing multi-day seminars. From mental training to visualization to priming and even walking on fire (hot coals), I’ve used Tony’s techniques to help me bring CreativeLive to life and successfully sell that business. I think he’s one of the most compelling thought leaders of our time.
This mission has lead him to find new solutions and breakthroughs to improve peak performance, prevent disease, and improve long term help. It’s the basis of his latest book, Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love.
After being told his own health problems were irreversible, Tony experienced firsthand how new regenerative technology not only helped him heal but also made him stronger than ever. The good news is that these medical breakthroughs aren’t just for the wealthy. Every 18 months, technology doubles in power and halves in cost, making treatments dramatically cheaper over time.
Of course, medicine isn’t the only way we can increase our health and happiness. Tony helps us deconstruct the patterns of top performers to understand how our mindset and daily habits can transform our quality of life.
Patterns of Success
Identifying and using patterns that have worked for peak performers can help “save the 10 or 20 years of learning by trial and error to get to that point.” Deconstructing the lives and practices of many of the world’s most successful leaders and performers, Tony has found a number of patterns emerge time and time again. In our conversation, we discuss three common patterns: mission, priming & gratitude, and doing the hardest thing first.
Have a Mission
Have something that you care about more than yourself. “It could be your family, photography, your business, or something you want to do in your community”, says Tony.
When people have something that’s more important to them than themselves, they don’t run out of energy and excitement.
For many, progress itself can be fulfilling. It’s easy to get comfortable and not grow when it’s just about you, he said, adding that progress is the secret to happiness. “If you’re not making progress, you’re not growing.”
Priming & Gratitude
Tony describes priming as the act of taking time to adjust our thoughts and emotions so that we can live at a peak state.
“Priming is most powerful when completed in the morning to set a productive and powerful tone for your day. It’s also useful for mastering your emotions as it gives you a moment to take a breath and control your reaction,” he says.
Tony starts his morning routine by plunging into freezing cold water. He attributes the cold water’s power as a key to physical and mental health.
Next, a brief gratitude practice- written or not.
“The two emotions that mess us up are anger and fear. I practice gratitude because you can’t be grateful and angry simultaneously, and you can’t be grateful and fearful simultaneously.”
He also devotes a few minutes to a “prayer-type experience” and then focuses on three things he wants to accomplish. “But I feel them as done, and I feel the gratitude of it.”
Another daily habit is to leave an audio message for someone that contains a “sincere compliment.” To Tony, appreciating the people around us sincerely “deepens” our relationships and helps us have a better life experience.
Do the hardest thing first
Difficult tasks require intense energy and focus. Utilizing your most productive energy early allows you to pair the most difficult and complex tasks with your peak mental state.
“How you start and end your day are two really important things. But of the two, I think how you start your day is the most important."