I have successfully completed the Tony Robbins Fire Walk on two separate occasions, and both times went very well. However, for some of the unluckier folks, the fire walk ends in painful burns that need to be treated at a hospital.
In this article, I’ll be providing you with an in-depth analysis of the Tony Robbins Fire Walk Experience.
You’ll learn how the fire walk helped me overcome fears, and you’ll also learn about the possible dangers of the fire walk.
By the end of this Tony Robbins Fire Walk Review, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether or not you want to partake in the experience.
Tony Robbins Fire Walk – My Experience
Several times a year, at Tony Robbins’ Unleash The Power Within Seminar, thousands of people line up outside on the very first night of the program to do the fire walk.
The fire walk is a metaphor designed to show you that you’re capable of so much more than you believe.
After you take around 7-8 steps on a path of searing hot coals, it has a way of changing you.
It changed me.
After my first time doing the Tony Robbins Fire Walk, I felt a huge sense of accomplishment.
It put my life into perspective.
When I signed up for the seminar, I was going to skip the fire walk part. I didn’t want to do it. I was afraid, and I just wanted to attend the seminar to learn Tony’s teachings…not potentially burn myself!
But when Tony Robbins spends hours and hours mentally preparing you for doing the fire walk…there is no backing out! I was all in, and I’m so glad I went through with it. I overcame my fear of walking on hot coals, and it helped my brain realize that life is a series of overcoming fears, and taking action in spite of fear (using courage).
Tony Robbins Fire Walk – The Process
The first day of Unleash The Power Within is a Thursday. Tony Robbins spends the evening getting everyone ready for the fire walk.
Part of the process is teaching you how to get into, and stay in, a “peak state.”
The other part of the process is teaching you exactly what to do and say while you walk across the fire.
Here is how it looks:
- Thousands of people outside, all chanting “YES! YES! YES!” As they get in line to do the fire walk.
- When it’s your turn, you do your “peak state power move,” then you look straight ahead, walk normal pace, and say “cool moss, cool moss, cool moss.”
- Once you finish the fire walk, crew members hose off your feet and between your toes to make sure there are no hot coals stuck on you.
Out of all the participants, most people do the Tony Robbins Fire Walk and don’t get hurt.
However, every time, there is a very low percentage of people that get burned. I saw people limping away with bandages both times I did the Tony Robbins Fire Walk, and both times people went to the hospital to treat their painful burns.
Tony Robbins Fire Walk 2016
In June of 2016, the Tony Robbins Fire Walk in Dallas led to national news coverage. A larger percentage of people than usual got burned from the fire walk, and everyone blamed Tony Robbins, but let me tell you the true story of what happened…
My friend was a crew member at this particular Tony Robbins Fire Walk, and this is how it went down:
- Someone unfamiliar with the process of the Tony Robbins Fire Walk freaked out and called 911 because they were scared.
- The sudden rush of ambulances and fire trucks led to many people losing their “peak state,” and they panicked, then were more susceptible to getting burned by the hot coals.
- Only 5 out of 7,000 people requested medical treatment beyond what was available at the site of the fire walk.
- Only 25-35 people other than the 5 mentioned above received treatment.
So in reality, some idiot that called 911 is the person that caused the mass hysteria. Tony Robbins is not to blame. And besides, any person in their right mind should take full responsibility if they get burned by walking on hot coals! Um…you’re walking on coals that are between 1,200 and 2,000 degrees.
I don’t care how influential Tony Robbins is. If you get burned – that’s your fault – not his.
Now, to play the other side….
Should Tony Robbins probably tell people before the fire walk, that there is a .005 percent or less chance you might get burned? Perhaps that would be wise. And it sure would prevent people from blaming him if he tells people of this chance.
But shouldn’t people also use common sense? And if Tony Robbins told you to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, would you blindly do it? And then blame him if you die?
Tony Robbins Fire Walk – Conclusion
The Tony Robbins Fire Walk is an amazing experience that has helped a crazy amount of people make breakthroughs in their lives over the past four decades. Unfortunately, a very, very small percentage of people have literally been “burned” by the experience.
But as the saying goes, “you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette.”
It’s the same with the Tony Robbins Fire Walk.
How do the people get burned?
Sometimes it’s the person’s fault for not being in a peak state, other times it could be a crew member’s fault for not noticing that a fire walker has a hot coal stuck between their toes after finishing their walk.
People will continue to get burned from the hot coals, but the vast majority of fire walkers will conquer their fears and create positive changes in their lives from the experience.
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