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Roz Fruchtman on Get The Edge by Tony Robbins

 

AUTHOR’S NOTE: 
Original Entry was written / November 19, 2004
Reposted Here on February 13, 2017

A week or two ago I posted the novella below on a self-proclaimed Tony Robbins fan site. I’m not sure why I did it, as I never visit the site and was just passing through. I believe it will do more good here than there as hardly anyone posts or reads that site. The topic was:

“HOW TONY ROBBINS INSPIRED ME!”

“You asked, I’ll tell…”

ON GET THE EDGE

I was very skeptical when I ordered Get The Edge (May 2003), but being desperately in need of help, I took a chance. There was something about Tony that struck a cord with me. However, I will admit that I watched his infomercial for 5 months “before” I ordered the CDs. Mostly because I did not have the money and I felt it was dishonest to order the CDs and then send them back. (NO… I still have them!)

The longer I watched the more desperate I got… Finally after 5 months I called and asked for the number of customer service. I do reviewing, but I knew how badly I needed those CDs and I WOULD NOT ask to review them. I told them my problem and asked if they ever had discounts. To this day I am not sure if there really was a promotion, but the man I spoke to took off $100 from the package and STILL told me I could return the package in 30 days. I NEVER returned it!

When I got the CDs I “admired” (smiling broadly as I type this) the packaging. I was impressed with the way it looked! I looked at it for one week using the excuse that I needed to go out and buy a disk player so that I could walk and listen and/or listen away from the computer.

Finally I said to myself: “Self, you really have to try these in case they really are NOT good and have to go back.” I gingerly put the CD in the CD player of my computer and began to listen. I listened to the program as I was instructed to:

  • Tape 1 — Get The Edge
  • I believe it was suggested that we could listen to the end tape of Focus.I did this and cried with Tony when he talked about his father-in-law. I had lost my best friend in a similar manner.
  • Tape 1 — Personal Power Classic
  • Tape 2 — Personal Power Classic — Pain & Pleasure
    PAIN & PLEASURE was the one that did it for me. UNTIL THEN I did not feel much excitement or a feeling that things were going to change. When I started to do the exercise, I realized why I WAS doing and NOT doing certain things. It all became crystal clear. I have listened to that CD many more times than I care to count!

NOTE: It was never that I felt the program was not good, I just felt it might not work “for me!” After all, I was not having much success in anything at that point and for sure could not count on myself for anything! (I was shattered after 911 — living in NYC and being in Manhattan that day I was destroyed and could not seem to find my way back!)

PAIN & PLEASURE did it for me. I knew that I was eating for comfort. I had gained back the 20 pounds I had lost before 911. I gained it back because I was eating “comfort food,” like many others and NOT because I was hungry. I am/was not unique in any of this.

NOTE II: I did find out in the middle of Unleash the Power Within (UPW) why I was so shattered after 911 and why I could not find my way back: “I LOST my CERTAINTY!” I lost the feeling of security and would never know it again. Once I realized that everything changed!

PAIN & PLEASURE was the turning point for me.

I went through Get The Edge (it took longer than a month) and Personal Power II (I started and stopped this a few times, but finally got through it in one shot. I cried in utter elation when I realized I had finished it. I had not realized I was at the end!)

I also attended Unleash The Power Within (UPW) complimentary of Tony’s generosity after I gave a testimonial on National TV when he was on QVC (Over the phone!) I had been doing Get The Edge for about five weeks when I gave the first testimonial. I can still remember how nervous I was, but I remembered what Tony said on one of the tapes… (paraphrasing in my own words here) Something like we only get one chance sometimes and if we don’t take it it might not come around again! I felt if I did not call to talk to him that night I might never have the chance.)

One year later I gave another Testimonial in the way of “thanking Tony” live on National TV. I could not get near him at UPW and it was VERY important to me to thank him for helping me when no one else would. I did not want him to think that I just took the ticket lightly. He did for me, what no one else would.

Let’s put it this way, before I did Get The Edge I could not even see a light at the end of the tunnel. Once I started it I saw a glimmer and now I see a huge fire! Living in NYC after 911 I was done in.

Get The Edge helped me to learn to depend on myself again. (I was always independent and a survivor!)

I lost 23 pounds (the 20 plus 3) – not so much from dieting, but from walking, “deciding” when I ate whether it was going to be painful/regretful AFTER I ate it and ate for pleasure when I wanted to. In other words I decided if I wanted the pleasure of the food or the pain/regret afterwards. When I felt it would be painful afterwards I “did not” eat the food. It was easy, especially after I started to lose the weight. It’s still a struggle, but I worked too hard to go backwards.

I also changed the way that I think. I no longer feel if something does not work that I failed. I feel that “I learned something” and now I know what does not work. I then go on to do something different and if that does not work, I try again UNTIL I reach the outcome that I am looking for. All the time being positive and excited about what I am doing. Before that, I was shattered when things did not work and I put so much of myself into them.

This has kept me focused for 18 months so far. NOW that I know — AGAIN — what it is to be happy I HAVE something to measure from. BEFORE I could not remember being happy EVER! I could NOT understand how I got where I was.

I also take time “each day” to be grateful. It was not that I was ungrateful before, but I never gave it much thought. I realized that I had lots to be grateful for, but it was just in passing. I suppose you could say that I took things for granted like many others. NOW… that I take time to be grateful I find many more people doing the same things. I guess I just never looked before!

As well, I have learned to count my blessings and I am trying to demonstrate to others that they have things in their lives to be grateful for as well. To me, NOW… every little thing that happens is a blessing. I have learned to turn negatives into positives and usually demonstrate it through my art. It becomes fun and “feels good!” My entire life changed after I did Get The Edge. Got a little confusing after Unleash The Power Within because I dealt with the issues I had when I went and when I came back I had new ones. Let’s call it growing pains. However, It got better after Personal Power II. Also, it takes time. It’s a lot of work. I suppose some can do it quickly, but everything in my life was in disarray so I had a lot to fix. (As I said to Tony via my testimonial: “If I was not happy with me, I could not expect anyone else to be! So I worked on me first!”)

One has to be ready to do the program. It is NOT magic. It’s lots of hard work. It’s not rocket science and all makes sense, but it helps when the person helping IS encouraging you and NOT telling you what you can’t do. (I came from a dysfunctional family like a lot of other people and the one thing that Tony said that made a huge difference right off was: “Your past is NOT your future!” That tore down the barriers immediately, NEVER to go up again!)

Trust me, I am not where I want to be, but I am much, much, much further ahead than I was. My life is different. I am happy, I feel strong and have accomplished lots of the goals I set for myself. I still have some major ones to do, but when I look back at how far I have come I know I can do it!

I wish I could have a personal coach as one sometimes needs that personal touch, but I am more than a little financially challenged right now and that is not in the cards for me — right now. This is a major drawback, but I will just keep plugging ahead!

BTW, who cares if Tony got divorced. Did anyone ever think that someone CAN help others because they learned from their own mistakes. I would NEVER condemn him for getting divorced and then telling others how to build their relationships. That is utter nonsense.

Perhaps I look at things differently because I am older, but I have lived a lot of life and my only regret is that I NEVER knew about Tony Robbins before. My life would have been so much different.

BTW, I am a digital artist and run a Judaic eCard Club

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I hope this helps someone else.

With Warm Regards,

Roz Fruchtman

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February 13, 2017   5 Comments

A Lesson Learned – Do What Makes You Feel Good, Others Have No Place In The Equation Of You And Your Joy

Confession Time — I work VERY hard at keeping myself positive, joyful, motivated and inspired!  I make a conscious effort to look for things to prop me up, things that I can do for myself.

I’ve learned from experience… looking to others for one’s joy is a mistake and a disappointment waiting to happen.  Others can’t fix us, we need to fix ourselves!  We need to be our own cheerleaders!

A couple of months ago I started to write a quote of the day.  Some of the quotes were by others and some were my own.  Those that were my own, were inspired by my daily life experiences at that time,  to demonstrate lessons I learned and to inspire and motivate me.  To add more value… I shared my personal comments and feelings on the subject.

While we are all unique and have our own special gifts and talents… There are some things about us that are not unique and are shared by others — feelings is one of them.  Therefore, I had hoped the quotes would inspire others as well, however, they received little attention.

After awhile I got discouraged and stopped writing the quotes. But… Something VERY odd happened! I began to notice an emptiness from within.  Oddly enough the quotes were like therapy and gave me a voice to share my thoughts and feelings.  They actually kept me inspired!

Sometimes we do things for the wrong reasons.  Our allegiance must be to ourselves first.  We need to do things that make us feel good, that inspire and motivate us, that bring us joy.  Expecting others to make us feel good or acknowledge our efforts is a mistake and disappointment waiting to happen.  I knew all this, but like you, I am a human being and sometimes we all need a little outside encouragement… WRONG!!! DO IT FOR YOURSELF!!!!

Find things that will prop you up, make you feel good about yourself, inspire you to move you toward fulfilling your dreams while filling you up so that you will have more to share with others.  REMEMBER:  We are all people first!

SUGGESTION

I am a fan of Joyce Meyer.  Joyce’s teachings are non-denominational and can apply to everyone.  A couple of years ago she wrote a book which I keep by my bedside — A review is below:

http://rozfruchtman.com/2010/07/31/roz-reviews-100-ways-to-simplify-your-life-by-joyce-meyer/

What makes “100 Ways To Simplify Your Life” unique for me, is… The book will not only simplify your life, but will bring you peace and guide you to make your own decisions. Each of the 100 ways can be read alone, independent of each other!  The review will share a little game I play with it!

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December 3, 2012   2 Comments

Roz Shares – A Day Filled With Divine Interruptions

Today’s blog post is on “Divine Interruptions.”
(Republishing from an earlier event!)

It’s often said:  “Life happens!” Please read on to find out what I’m talking about.  It’s interesting and might very well make your own sudden inconveniences or detours more fun and enjoyable.

Tuesday, I had a day filled with a number of Divine Interruptions that were beyond my control.  Because of these interruptions I was in places I ordinarily would not have been at, at times I would not have ordinarily been there!  The timing was such that I met two old friends individually and helped one with a computer issue and the other possibly with a more personal issue — as well as being able to catch up and chit chat for a bit.

You may ask:  “What is a Divine Interruption?”

Below is a direct quote I borrowed from Joel Osteen’s Facebook Post

— Begin Joel Osteen Quote on Divine Interruption —

Today’s Word:

We all have times when our plans don’t work out. We get delayed, interrupted, and inconvenienced. It’s easy to get frustrated and fight against everything that doesn’t go our way. But I’ve learned that every interruption is not bad. Every closed door doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. Every delay doesn’t mean you’re not where you’re supposed to be. There is something I call a divine interruption where God, on purpose, will delay us to protect us from an accident. On purpose, He will close a door because it’s not His best. Sometimes, God will allow us to be inconvenienced so we can help someone else in need. We have to be willing to press through difficulty so we can be at the right place at the right time.

The next time you’re interrupted, delayed, or inconvenienced, don’t start thinking, “This is a pain. This is getting me off schedule.” No, get a new perspective. Look for what God wants to do because it could be divine interruption or divine protection. Trust Him today because He is directing your steps.

— End  Joel Osteen Quote on Divine Interruption —

NOTE: The entire post can be found here:
http://www.hs.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=403781679421&comments&ref=mf

Joel Osteen did a sermon on the subject of Divine Interruptions. It’s a great way to enjoy those unforeseen inconveniences that happen out of the blue while blessing others as well as yourself.

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November 30, 2012   2 Comments

Roz Says: Welcome to 2011 – Looks Like WE Made It!

Happy New Year to You and Yours!  Looks like we made it to yet another year, AND AM I HAPPY we did!!!

OH MY… All Those 1’s

Somehow… This year seems so much more exciting.  Perhaps it is the allure of all those 1’s ~ 1/1/11 or 1/11/11 or better yet 11/11/11  factor.  WOWEE… what marketers WILL do with this!

MY WISH FOR YOU, FOR US

May this year be your/OUR best year yet and may you/WE obtain all your/OUR goals and dreams.  May your/OUR blessings be so abundant they are too many to count!

NEVER GIVE UP, JUST GET BETTER

You CANNOT fail if you do not try!  You also WILL NOT be successful if you do not try! You will ALWAYS WONDER if you do not try! If you try and give up too soon, you may be walking away when success is right around the corner.

Making adjustments to those things which are not working is NOT giving up… It is GETTING BETTER!  I say this to you as much as I say it to myself.  There are some things I’ve been doing for years which have not served me well.  I complained bitterly, but I NEVER did much about it.  Why?  Perhaps I was afraid of what would happen, yet I knew what I was doing was not working. JOIN ME… TAKE CHANCES, MAKE CHANGES…  New opportunities are in the wings, just waiting for us! Things can ONLY GET BETTER! If not, WE’LL JUST TRY AGAIN! Giving up is NOT an option!

DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM

Just keep in mind… Marketers and sales people are trained in emotional marketing.  We all do it.  DO NOT LISTEN to the things YOU KNOW are meant to make you feel bad and purchase products YOU KNOW you will NEVER use.  DO LISTEN to the things that ARE TRUE!  YOU DO know the difference!

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

May your dreams be plentiful and your blessings be too many to count.

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January 2, 2011   1 Comment

Roz Shares: I Decided NOT Too

A week or so ago I decided to take 30 days to evaluate what it is I want to do and how I could fix or eliminate  those things that are not working for me.

It’s been about 10 days so far and I have not even begun to evaluate ~ thus the 30 days will be extended.  REMEMBER: This exercise was to “eliminate ALL stress and ALL pressure while making life-changing decisions!”

The first week was taken up with personal business that needed taking care of.  Ordinarily I would have been stressed just taking the time, but since I’ve “given myself the gift of time” it was not stressful at all ~a little wasteful, but not stressful. 

One day was spent waiting around at a government office to have some information updated.  Just as it was my next “the computers went down!”  Since it was a long trip, I decided to hang around a bit, but they never came back up and I had to return two days later.  At which time I waited some more and when called I was told I had to come back late November.  While it was wasteful in one area, it was informative in others.  AND… I even got to get out and enjoy the wonderful New York weather and get some much needed exercise.  SEE… “I’ve already begun to put a positive spin on a negative situation.”  Just that demonstrated TO ME… I was beginning to think differently. 

The past few days have been taken up with horrendous activities like: Watching TV, eating, sleeping and doing a repeat performance a few times a day ~with a little computer time in between. Don’t ya just feel sorry for me? ;)  The point is, I have not even begun to evaluate anything except the fact I’m tired and “I just want to re-learn how to just be!” I can’t stay at the computer for more than a little while without feeling like I need to escape!  For me… just feeling that is odd.

THE GUILTS

It’s interesting…  Since I am taking this vacation of sorts “at home” I’m feeling guilty just lounging around.

IF I were away at a resort I would just veg out on a chaise lounge with NO guilt.  I wish I could figure out why relaxing when away at a resort is ok, but relaxing at home is not ~This IS VERY IMPORTANT!  What have “I done to myself?”

Adding blogging each day would just recreate the pressure I’m trying to remove. 

I DECIDED NOT TOO

To eliminate any stress of “having to do ANYTHING at all” I’ve decided NOT to blog each day.  I’m  just taking notes and observing the journey.  So far “I’m just being!”  That’s not a bad place to be, but I still do not feel up to doing much more!  Thus… I decided to write this blog post to eliminate the stress of breaking the promise of blogging each day, besides some things really are personal!

COMMENTS

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Say Thank You

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October 12, 2010   1 Comment