By Mitch Joel
August 19, 2011
In April 2007, I was asked to be a speaker in a full-day conference that was billed as a day of “motivation and leadership.” The event featured speakers such as former president of the United States Bill Clinton, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield and motivational speaker Anthony Robbins.
More than 6,000 people attended the event, which was headlined by Robbins – who delivered over two hours of high-energy insights about what it takes to move your life to the next level.
There were moments in his presentation that elevated the day to levels of rock concert mayhem. This included people jumping up and down, standing on their chairs, cheering at the top of their lungs and hugging complete strangers. If you weren’t motivated to change, if you didn’t take two extra minutes to think about how your inner voice dictates almost everything about you, all was lost.
Thankfully, nothing was lost on this crowd and Robbins received a standing ovation.