Masterminding with Tony Robbins

I had the craziest dream last night. Guess who I spoke with for 8 hours last night while I was sleeping? Tony Robbins. It’s the weirdest thing. I watched a few of his videos last night before going to bed and then I dreamed (and actually spoke with Tony) all night. This article covers my insights from Masterminding with Tony Robbins.

Power of the Master Mind

You might remember the term Master Mind and Hill’s formula for multiplying your brain power in his famous book Think and Grow Rich. In Hill’s book he refers to Master Mind as ” The coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” Hill never says if the person you Mastermind with has to be real or imaginary, except in the second last chapter of his book he speaks about the “Invisible Counselors.”

Invisible Counselors

If you take the concept of Masterminding and add imaginary characters, then what you’re doing is masterminding  in your imagination.  Using your mind, you create a round table of people (Invisible Counselors) you admire or feel are successful and ask them questions about the problem you want to solve.  This is exactly what happened to me last night.

This dream was not something I planned or expected.  It was completely unconscious and I’m not sure if I could repeat what happened.  With that being said, I can tell you that the insights I’ve gained from this conversation with Tony Robbins have been very helpful and insightful.

Masterminding helps you solve problems in a big way.  What you do is take the people you admire, respect and appreciate – the people who you would like to emulate – and you imagine them at a round table where you discuss your current problems and ask questions.  The entire discussion takes place is your imagination.

Masterminding with Tony Robbins

I’d like to start by saying… I can’t believe how long I was dreaming about him!  It seemed like the entire night – a full 8 hours – but then again it’s hard to judge. I’ve read that the mind processes information at much higher speeds when we’re asleep, so periods of time seem much longer than physical waking time.

As an example, 60 minutes of dream time could work out to be 8 hours of physical waking time. I may have only been dreaming for about an hour, but it seemed like the entire night.  This is the first time that this has ever happened to me.

The fact that I can remember this dream so vividly is also very surprising. I usually remember only bits and pieces of my dreams – but in this case I remember the entire thing.  I remember sitting on a leather sofa speaking with Tony.   The room we were in was dark.  I could see Tony’s facial features and the clothes he was wearing.  I also remember having a keen awareness that I was watching myself as I was speaking with Tony Robbins.  It was as if I was jumping between two perspectives – from the dreamer or character in the dream (looking through my own eyes) – to the observer of the scene.

During our conversation, what really struck me is how generous Tony is with his time.   He never seemed to be in a rush.  He was very pleasant and patient.  While we were talking I got an idea to record our conversation {because I thought it was real} and I asked him if we could video tape our interview.  He thought it was a great idea so I setup my video equipment.

As I was putting my Macbook together I started to have technical problems.  When I looked over at Tony impatiently he said, “I have all the time in the world – there is no rush.”  I asked Tony what he meant by that and he told me that he doesn’t work very much. He said he only works 12 weekends a year – one weekend each month for his seminars. All the other programs he runs are taken care of by his staff.

My Limiting Beliefs

At one point during our conversation I asked Tony if it would be alright if I sent an email broadcast to my mailing list. I was hoping we could share our interview and even have others ask live questions… {Remember, I still think this is really happening to me and I don’t realize it’s a dream}…

Tony said, “It’s probably not a good idea,” which totally caught me off guard.   What happened next was an eye-opener. It wasn’t something that Tony said.  It was the vibe I felt after he made the comment.

Here’s the best description I can give in words…

“Do you really want your mailing list to know that you have Tony Robbins over at your house. He is really popular and commands a lot of attention, which means you’ll get attention too – do you really want that much attention?  … and what about those creepers?  The people who will criticize and condemn you? What about them? ”

What Does It All Mean?

Everything in this dream – everything from Tony’s avatar, the sofa and the room we were in – to the clothes he and I were wearing and the conversations we had about his business – were all a reflection of my subconscious mind. Everything in this dream was a reflection of how I see the world.  Not only in my dream world, but in my waking physical world too.

Since everything in my life is a holographic projection of my subconscious, it means that if I don’t like some of the projections or would like to replace some of those projections with new ones, I have the power to do that.  One of those projections is my concerns about attracting negative attention.  (i.e. “the people who will criticize and condemn me”)  

This is a limiting belief that serves no purpose in my life.  As long as I keep it around it will attract circumstances and situations where I feel criticized by others – and that is some real crap that I am prepared to release.

If I just ignore the message from this limiting belief or accept it as is, it will not disappear.  If you have debt problems or cash flow problems, the problem doesn’t go away if you accept it the way it is.  You might feel better if you do accept it, but the problem is still there.  And if the problem is still there, then it will continue to regenerate itself in your holographic reality with new situations and people that validate the belief. 

What I’m Doing About My Limiting Beliefs

I don’t think it’s realistic (from my current belief system) to assume that I will never be faced with some sort of criticism in my life time.  With that being said, I do know that if I visualize the outcome I do want, it will eventually take shape.  I’m going to keep this simple.  I’m going to visualize myself handling the rejection every morning for 30 days. 

You have to remember that everything in your life is a reflection of your subconscious mind, regardless if you believe what I’m saying or not – and if you want to make real change this year, you must take responsibility for those beliefs. 

I gave myself 30 days to change this belief because I don’t feel it’s a very strong belief.  On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is a wimpy belief and 10 is a very strong belief (i.e. like I can’t fly without a plane), I’d give it a 6 out of 10.  I feel 30 days will do the trick. 

I hope you give Masterminding a try after reading this.  If you’d like to learn more about it, leave your questions below.


  • Ande Waggener

    Reply Reply January 22, 2011

    Steve, I love this. What a powerful encounter you had with your subconscious mind and inner wisdom. This reminds me of a technique I learned several years ago when I attended a Silva Method seminar. They teach you to set up a “laboratory,” a imagined place where you have masterminds and other support. I used to visit it regularly, and mine always had Einstein, Dean Koontz (I’m a book author and am always wanting to improve my fiction writing), and a wise, talking golden retriever named Friendly whose job was to soothe and comfort me.

    The reason I love this post so much is that I haven’t been in my virtual lab in a long time. I got out of the habit, and you know how that goes–once you break a good habit, it can take some doing to get back to it. So your post has given me the gentle reminder to return to it.

    It’s really awesome how you were able to remember so much of the dream and how vivid it was. It’s been my experience that when we have dreams like that, they’re hugely important and even pivotal. So congrats! :) And THANKS for sharing your experience!

  • Steve

    Reply Reply January 24, 2011

    Hey Ande – thanks… I feel this dream has been pivotal as well. Happy Masterminding ;)

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