April 24, 2018

April blogging #A-Z 2018- U

This post is written for the April blogging #A-Z 2018. 
I have chosen the theme Books and Authors for this year. 


I purchased this book on recommendation of one of the senior medical doctor, practicing homeopathy, acupressure and open for alternative healing methods. He was our Resource person for training on wholistic health & alternative systems of medicine two decades ago.  He was sharing with us as to how he used   NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming for children in his clinic. I was quite fascinated to listen to him and he suggested me to read this book by Anthony Robbins for better understanding of  the subject ie., NLP.

I am glad I read this book which has 423 pages with 3 major sections – Section 1 is on Modeling of Human Excellence, Section 2 on The Ultimate Success Formula and the last Section 3 on Leadership: The Challenge of Excellence. Each section has sub chapters, in total this book has 22 chapters to read.

He speaks about his personal story of success- also defines his own understanding of success and give a lot of examples from his personal life and shares a lot of information and inspirations from great personalities who have shown that the quality of our lives is determined not by what happens to us, but rather by what we do about what happens.

Anthony Robbins speaks about the Power of Modeling – a concept he learnt from the founders of NLP, John Grinder and Richard Bandler, the most successful persons who were helping people in the world change and achiever results of what they wanted. He talks about modeling as the pathway to achieve excellence. Which means that if I see anyone in this world producing results I desire, I can produce the same results if I am willing to pay the price of time and effort?  By modeling their beliefs, thoughts and behaviour and the strategy an action steps they have taken to achieve the results. It means to learn from the coaches, mentors the principles they used and apply in our lives reminding us the quote of Jim Rohn who say “Success leaves clues”

He shares about how US army approached him to help its soldiers improve their shooting accuracy; he instantly took the job, knowing well that he knew nothing about shooting guns. When he arrived 70% of the recruits passed the final test, when he left 100% passed.

What he did was to take the top performers, analyze their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviour and then told the other recruits to model their behaviour in what he calls the 5 step modeling process:

·         Find the top performer and study their exact movements and actions
·         Practice imitating these movements
·         Visualize the top performer in excelling their craft
·         Imagine yourself as that top performer, executing it perfectly
·         Step up and go for it.

It’s quite a big book with lot of illustrations, personal stories, examples and even exercises for those interested in personal development.

  1. I like the seven keys that need to be built in the belief system according to him:
  2.  Everything happens for a reason and purpose and it serves us.
  3. There is no such thing as failure, only results
  4. Whatever happens, take responsibility You do not have to understand everything to use everything
  5. People are your greatest resource
  6. Work is play
  7. There is no abiding success without commitment.
This book is a good resource for reference – despite its thickness and heavy content; we can still read it for learning and helping ourselves and others. One has to be very patient to read this book as there is so much to learn, I took a long time to read giving myself short breaks so that I can internalise some of the learnings:)

A few quotes to inspire from this book:

“Nothing has any power over me other than that 
which I give it through my conscious thoughts”

“Create a vision and never let the environment, other people’s beliefs, 
or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions”

“The path to success is take massive, determined action”

“It’s what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public.”

“The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships

Thank you for reading my post - do share your thoughts, I am happy to connect with you here.
Be Blessed & Be Happy !


  1. I like self development books which have illustrations, personal stories, examples and exercises. These make the subject interesting and easy to comprehend and absorb. In this regard, Unlimited Power has it all. Love the pointers and insights you have shared. Thanks Genevive.

    1. Oh How nice to know that shilpa - I have a Passionate blogger friend in you with similar taste now :)I was always attracted to self help books, whenever I went to pick up books I would go to the self help section and thats how I end up reading these type of books. Happy to know that liked the pointers and insights.

  2. Wow, when he left 100% soldiers passed. It is amazing to learn new things here from the books you have read. I agree with Shilpa, personal stories make subject interesting and easy to absorb.

    1. Yes Shesha its very motivating to listen to people's personal stories as it gives us hope that we are not alone in our struggles, we have role models who have walked that difficult path and achieved what they wanted. Thank you for being here, appreciate your comment.


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