Motivation

Breakthrough

BreakthroughAfter only two episodes NBC has officially pulled the plug on the T.V. show, Breakthrough with Tony Robbins. No matter what you think of him, even a tiny bit of investigation will reveal that this guy has helped a tremendous about of people. After three decades of assisting individuals discover their true potential he finally got his chance at a prime time program.

The story seems to be that only 2.8 million people watched the last episode. As a result, NBC has determined that the show is not commercially viable. I guess that business is business. Part of me understands and part of me is quite disturbed. Am I bringing up a child in a world devoid of hope?

From the outside looking in, Tony Robbins has generated an army of minions who require his energy and motivation to function. In truth, he has dynamically assisted people who are already achievers and in search of accomplishment on another level. Therefore, I was personally very excited about his show. Having been a student of his programs for twenty years I know that this is precisely what the country needs right now during these challenging times. The theme of the show was to take people who are in desperation and chronicle the process of them experiencing a breakthrough in only 30 days. I watched the first two episodes and thought they were tremendously inspirational. I loved them.

The fact that a prime time show of this magnitude had failed so quickly is in my opinion an indictment of the American public. In a world where Jersey Shore is a huge hit and in its second season, how can a program granting inspiration and motivation laced with the theme of human possibility find itself failing so miserably.

To me this is not about Tony Robbins. It’s about us taking control of our own futures. I am pondering whether we as a society have become so apathetic that we have given up on each other, our hopes and our dreams. Is Breakthrough with Tony Robbins “the end all be all” to becoming happy, healthy and wise? Not necessarily. However, I am convinced the intention was for it to be tool to be utilized for a positive result. The fact this was underused is symbolic of what is going on in this great country of ours right now.

I leave you with this question: Are you really doing all you can do to get what you really want?

Let me know your thoughts.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Haitian Relief Trip

After this my life will never be the same. I hug my son a little stronger and kiss my wife a little longer.
Sometimes you have to see things from others’ prospective to realize how lucky… or should I say BLESSED
you really are. I big part of life is being able to give it away. I am thankful for the opportunity.

Send Aid To Haiti
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have teamed up to promote
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund , which seeks individual and corporate monetary donations.
To donate Click Below

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Haiti

Every so often we are presented with an unusual opportunity that holds within
it the potential to be life changing. This is one of those circumstances.

One of
 my good friend, who is a trauma surgeon, asked me to go with him to
Haiti as part of the relief effort. With a great deal of concern I told him I had to
ask my wife first. We both recalled how sat and watch Hurricane Katrina
wanting to act. She immediately said, “Yes.”

Anyone who knows me knows that my family is paramount in my life.
I would never want to risk anything unnecessarily that would put them
in harms way. In this case, when I was asked to go and then started
looking at the images of the devastation in Haiti, I felt compelled to commit.

My friend has made it very possible to accompany him. Our arrangements
have come together quickly due to his hard work and diligence. This has
led me to believe this journey has been divinely appointed.

I am choosing to answer the call, with no fear. However, I am asking that
you pray, not just for my safety and the safety of my party, but that our
presence we will be able to do some good.

Thank you and God Bless.

Feel Free to leave Well Wishes if you like.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, January 25, 2010

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November Motivational Moment – Quick Fixes


This Month’s motivational moment talks about quick fixes. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009

Categories: Health & Fitness, Motivation, Weight

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Will’s wisdom


I personally find Will Smith fascinating. I really grew up with him. We are about the same age and I have witnessed every aspect of his evolution. Just think about it. There are thousands of people trying to make it in the entertainment industry. The vast majority don’t make it. On the flip side this guy has been successful in music, television as well as film. This feat is nothing short of astounding. What is actually just as incredible is his philosophy about what success is and how it is achieved. You can take this and apply it to all aspects of your life: weight loss, career or otherwise.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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Holiday Pounds

A recent study showed that the average American puts on 8 lbs during the holiday season.

It makes sense. When Halloween arrives must of us begin with eating candy. This rolls right into Thanksgiving and slides into Christmas season and of course New Years.

Here’s some ways to beat those holiday pounds.

  1. Keep a commitment to an exercise program
  2. Join a boot camp program
  3. Start keeping a journal of what you eat
  4. Plan your eating to accommodate your social commitments
  5. Find an accountability partner
  6. Set a weight goal and put it in writing
  7. Purchase a great outfit that you have to get into shape for
  8. Empty all the junk food from your refrigerator and cabinets
  9. Hire a qualified trainer to assist you in creating you exercise plan
  10. Decide not to go shopping when you are hungry
  11. Create a collection of motivational music
  12. Pick a great a motivational book to read
  13. Choose some great motivational movies to watch (Rocky, Rudy, Men of honor, GI Jane, Forrest Gump etc)
  14. Choose to believe
  15. Get started
  16. Never Give up

Maybe Boot Camp can help you. Check out StatenIslandBootCamp

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, October 19, 2009

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Take your clothes off


This post is actually a call to get those
clothes off your home exercise equipment.
It’s cliche’ to use home equipment as clothes
racks. I am looking to start a campaign for
people to begin taking their clothes off and start
start using their treadmill, stationary bikes and
pull up bars for what they were designed for.
Join me in taking your clothes off.

Leave a comment letting me know about your experience.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Categories: Exercise, Health & Fitness, Motivation

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BIG… scam

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It seems as though the truth has ridden to the top regarding the mystery of “male enhancement”.

Steve Warshak, the CEO of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals was sentenced to 25 years for consumer fraud just about 1 year ago. I am sure you have seen his popular smiling Bob commercials for the product, enzyte.

Read more…

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, August 31, 2009

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Looking for motivation

motivationI am working on a presentation on passion and motivation for next week. I was kind of reaching for ideas when an old friend reached out to me for some words of encouragement on how to get started  back with her exercise plan. She had a goal of running a half marathon. She completed but can’t find it in herself to get started again. Here is what I wrote to her. Maybe it will help you. Read more…

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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True commitment

I remember hearing about this man and his commitment to his son years ago.
His name is Dick Hoyt. He performs The Ironman Triathlon with is
physically challenged son in tow. That is that daunting, almost superhuman,
combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4

I often think of them when I get fatigued and don’t want to train.
Someone shared this video with me so I wanted to do the same.

Think about them when the seeds of doubt tell you that you can’t do something.

Tony

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009

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