Guru’s Who Tell You To Walk On Hot Coals


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Yesterday, I found myself into a little debate related to Tony Robbins. If you're not sure who he is, he's a well-known motivational speaker. I read that over 30 people were burned at one of his seminars in Texas after walking on hot coals, which he calls a "fire walk" for one of his motivational exercises. This "fire walk" is intended to help people conquer their fears by walking across hot coals. At this event, more than 7,000 people did the "fire walk" with about 30 sustaining minor burns. Of course, you have to sign a waiver, which states you will get burned. And people pay anywhere from $650 all the way up to $3,000 to attend one of these events, which some say is life changing. I've never been a fanboy of Tony Robbins nor listened to any of his stuff. I posted the article talking about this on Facebook yesterday with a comment about how this sounds like a cult. That stirred up a debate with a few of my friends that support him. When I got into trouble as a kid and would tell my, mom, that so and so told me too, she would say, "If he told you to jump off a bridge, would you?" I would say no. However, I learned the correct answer was if Tony Robbins said so then, yes! Investors do something similar when someone like Jim Cramer recommends buying a stock or some talking head on T.V. It's critical to gain knowledge from others, but you should question or ask as many questions as you can until something makes sense. If you don't and just follow, you deserve what you get. I'll never ask you to walk on fire because I wouldn't nor tell you something I wouldn't do myself. However, it's critical to your success that you learn by asking questions and continue to have a thirst for knowledge. To your wealth, freedom and options! Joshua Belanger

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