tony robbins

I SAW TONY ROBBINS!! And it was a fantastic, ground-breaking experience.

I first saw a Facebook ad about the Wealth Summit. I didn’t really think of it as a wealth summit. All I knew was Gary Vee, Tony Robbins and Barbara Corcoran were coming to Atlanta. Together. Three of my favorite business influencers.


I got hipped to Barbara Corcoran years ago when I came across her book, Use What You’ve Got in a Dollar Tree, back when I lived in Detroit. This was years and years before Shark Tank. I didn’t know Barbara at the time, but I know a hard-cover business book for $1 is a steal, so I took a chance and read the book. For years, it was my favorite book.

I think she renamed that book Shark Tales after Shark Tank took off.

I jumped at the chance to see Gary Vaynerchuk and Tony Robbins. And the tickets were so affordable (I think we paid something like $120 for two tickets), I honestly didn’t even think Tony would show up. I thought he would be streaming from Fiji or something.

The event started at 8AM with Joseph McClendon III. Sara Blakely (founder of Spanx), real estate guru Dean Graziosi, and Gary Vee spoke  before Tony Robbins did a three-hour session with us. 

It was a lot of fun for me because my oldest daughter attended with me. And it was important FOR me because I learned something interesting about the power of managing your energy. Not in a health and vitality kind of way, but as it relates to the energy you bring to a relationship or situation.

You probably know somebody whose energy is so infectious that you invite them to everything because you know that the moment they step in the room, it’s about to go down. I love being around those people. Back in high school, my high school sweetheart was voted class clown and my best friend was his female class clown counterpart. So… lots of laughs.

Plus Interestingly, something I never thought much about was how the energy you bring to your business, your relationships, your marriage, to parenting, to your church group impacts how people see you, and more importantly, impacts how people experience you (your brand).

That’s a big one for me, because I tend to be one of those people who goes with the flow. I spent years of my life warring against everything, and all it got me was burned bridges, bad relationships, thoughts that tormented me, and more headaches.

So, now I’m far more likely to let things go than to hang on. And sometimes that means I emotionally withdraw from a relationship. Or worse, I don’t value myself by letting the real me shine through.

And that inevitably makes relationships a little less valuable, less personal, and less enjoyable for both parties.

So, in addition to learning how to use my body to get into peak state, I also learned that to keep a relationship healthy, you need to have the same energy and enthusiasm four years in that you had at the beginning.

Sounds exhausting, I know. But it’s true. Here is my big takeaway from that event: