I have to share a recent podcast from two illuminating minds – Tony Robbins and Lance Armstrong. Tony Robbins, now 62, is, of course, the personal development guru, presenter and author who has trained millions of people in large-scale open training events and developed online educational training available to millions. Tony has such charisma, and I attended many of his events many years ago, including his four-day course Date with Destiny held in Birmingham, England. His events are compelling experiences, motivating and emotionally charged. If you want to create personal change, he is the go-to guy.
Many of my interventions, coaching, and mentoring work have re-engineered Tony's transformational development elements and applied the personal change paradigm to organisational and culture change.
I was also lucky enough to meet with him to exchange a few ideas about my business in Birmingham, and he was gracious enough to endorse my book on Culture Change.
Lance Armstrong ex-racing cyclist who had initially won seven Tours de France amongst many other professional races. After admitting blood doping on Oprah TV after the UCI removed his 7 Tours de France titles from the record books, he has had to reinvent himself.
In the early part of his career, he contracted cancer. Through treatment, he managed to beat this cancer and went on to a successful, if not uneventful, cycling career.
I met with Lance at a cycling meet when he came to Glasgow in the early noughties, and he struck me as one of the most resilient people I have ever met. He set up the Livestrong Foundation in 1997, which raised $470 million to support cancer research. You will remember the yellow rubber wristbands that many people wore in support of the foundation.
I subscribe to Lance's 'Forward Podcast' and was pleased to see his name and Tony linked together in a podcast on Tony's new book on Longevity, which prompted me to devour the 700-page text in a weekend.
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The book is brilliant and explores possibilities in various scientific research themes into Longevity. The last two chapters, however, focus on behaviour change and what you can do about your own negative beliefs, fixed mindset and how you can shape your life.
The podcast or YouTube video is outstanding. I would not suggest watching the 72-minute feature if you were not going to benefit from the experience. Here are the links below. (You might want to fast forward from the beginning for 5 minutes because of adverts)