One of my biggest takeaways from seeing Tony Robbins live yesterday was "Energy is everything and everything is energy" - in other words keep your vibe high and let the rest take care of itself.
Check out my quick summary of the event from my Facebook live video, and get the bonus privilege of seeing me with no make-up and only one cup of coffee into my day on this sleepy morning.
Soooo.... this is story of how my colleague Rafael and I manifested an upgrade to the Platinum section (the 2nd best seats in the house) for FREE.
After most of my colleagues and I had arrived and taken our seats in our section (the VIP section behind Platinum), one lady and I went to get water and go to the restroom before the event started. Right about the time we were heading back in to our seats, Rafael, who we hadn't seen yet seen, sees us and calls out to ask us where we're sitting. He looked a little confused and was holding wristbands that were not the same color as ours - they were a light silver color instead of purple. He explained that he got push and corralled into a weird line and the guy just handed him 2 of the silver-colored wristbands. I said, "Oh shit! Those are for the Platinum section. Let's go! I mean - can I got with you?" We exchanged a high five, laughed and off we went to the Platinum section to find our seats, explaining briefly the situation to the rest of our colleagues on our way to the front, who fully supported our freak upgrade situation.
We're super pumped before the speakers even begin in our prime spots, and proceeded to enjoy the first several speakers from the second row of the Platinum section. When I return from my mid-morning bathroom break, a lady looks at me and says, "Where's your lanyard? You're supposed to have a lanyard with the ID card on at all times if you're Platinum or Diamond." I briefly explained what happened to Rafael, and she said, "No, those are SILVER wristbands - which are the worst level of seats. I'm going to have to have someone come talk to you and bring your purple VIP bands."
My first thought = CRAP we're gonna have to do the walk of shame back to the VIP section. My second thought = Nu-uh sister. Keep your freaking vibe high.
Fortunately we'd just seen a really funny speaker who's solution for high-vibing was a trick he called Asstitude - or shaking your ass to liven up your mood. I tried it out (in my head this time), chuckled and said, "This is gonna work out just fine."
About 20 minutes later, a lady came up with our purple wristbands and kindly asked us to move at lunchtime. Then there was a break, so we decided to head back to VIP and just settle in there; however, our colleagues told us there were no seats left in VIP and that they were sending those people back to silver. Rafael and I looked at each other like "Hell no!" and decided to go talk to somebody about this situation and see what we could work out. Both of us were super-sure we were going to end up back in our Platinum seats - there may have been a twinge of doubt in our minds, but not much.
We got to the Platinum ticket table, explained what happened and that when we attempted to go back to VIP there were no seats left. I stood tall and straight, smiled cheek to cheek, and used my energetic voice; energy is everything and everything is energy, right? Before I know it, he reaches over, hands us the Platinum lanyards, says "Take off those wristbands" and puts our fresh white wristbands on. Oh, and gives us our free copy of Unshakeable, Tony's latest book and reminds us of the FREE lunch we get with Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the other speaker.
Back we went to our seats right up front and by the time Tony Robbins finally hit the stage, boy was I glad I was there. Tony and I even had a couple of interactions during his speech where he called on me and was so close he actually spit on the girl in front of me (glad I had her there as a shield).
-You can have an initial crap thought, but catch it and shift it ASAP if you want more favorable results
-Smile, laugh, shake your ass (even if it's just in your head), do anything to keep your energy up
-(Mostly) believe 'this shit is gonna happen' and move forward with confidence
-Having a partner who's also keeping the vibe high multiplies the effect of the good energy
Next time your energy goes to shit by default or something doesn't go your way, don't give up, going to the worst case scenario. Shift your energy (do a mini-dance party or focus on something positive) and believe in the most benevolent outcome. Your vibe attracts your results. Vibe high!
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