“I feel on top of the world, I feel incredible, I feel motivated, I feel empowered. I am the master of my own destiny.”
Game-changing. Life-altering. These are just a couple of the powerful words actress and TV host Maria Menounos uses to describe her experience at Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within. “To say my life has changed on a multitude of levels would be an understatement,” she says. Maria learned that turning fear into power was the only way she could truly achieve her goals. She transformed her story and began to use her experiences for positive change.
Maria created a breakthrough in her life – and so can you.
It all began with an online search. “I realized I needed to make some changes, I needed to make some shifts because I was not happy with how things were going,” said Maria. She searched online and found a TED Talk by Tony Robbins. She was inspired. “I knew these things, I just got lost along the way.” She signed up for a seminar.
Everyone needs guidance and support from time to time. Maria was working a stressful, high-pressure job in the entertainment industry. The environment was competitive – sometimes even toxic. Instead of celebrating her success, she felt surrounded by jealousy and the negative attitudes of others. “If you make it through all the rejection and actually succeed, now you’re a target for even more rejection,” says Tony. Maria experienced this firsthand – but her need to be accepted by others held her captive to a state of fear.
She allowed negative experiences to become part of her story –and they began to define who she was. “I allowed people to put me in a place of fear,” she says. UPW helped her turn fear into power.
Maria realized she was living her life totally guided by fear: Fear of what others will think of her and fear of failure. In his seminars, Tony asks, “What would be a belief that instead of limiting you, would truly empower you? What’s a truth that would set you free?” Maria’s truth: Fear and power cannot coexist. She needed to face her fears head-on in order to live a fulfilling life.
But how do you face your fears? It starts with letting go of your limiting beliefs. These are the stories we tell ourselves about who we are: how our environment affects us or how certain events have impacted us. Maria recognized a self-sabotaging cycle she justified by thinking, “If this didn’t happen, then this would have happened.” She says, “You can’t live your life like that.”
Even if your stories are true, and certain events did happen, how you allow them to affect you is entirely up to you. Turning fear into power means recognizing the source of your fear and reclaiming your story. Maria learned to change her story at Unleash the Power Within –and she’s been saying “yes” to amazing new experiences ever since.
“Any time I’ve looked fear in the eyes and gone for it, I’ve gotten the greatest results of my life, and I’ve had the most incredible experiences, whether it was saying yes to Dancing with the Stars or wrestling at WrestleMania, whatever it is,” she said on a recent podcast.
Maria took Tony’s advice and strategies and ran with them to create the life she dreamed of, but was too afraid to live. The awakening she experienced is possible for you, too. Break through your limiting beliefs and create the life you deserve by attending Unleash the Power Within. Like Maria and hundreds of thousands of others, you can achieve your peak state – you just might need a little help. Get inspired by Maria’s transformation in the video below.