I’ve been obsessed with Tony Robbins for the past week. I’ve been watching at least one Tony Robbins’ video a day! I think I’m becoming his stalker. I follow him on Twitter now.
I’ve heard people say before that you should model the actions of those you admire. Being a business woman, I often hear or read my business idols say they listen or watch motivation videos. In the past I have read a Zig Ziglar book. I read countless biographies. Recently one of my dear friends has introduced me to Tony Robbins.
Everyday for at least a week now I have been tuning into YouTube, searching for Tony Robbins, and watching his videos. The point he makes over and over again is rituals. He says motivation eventually dies and what will make something stick in your life is taking what you were motivated to do and making it a ritual in your life. For example, exercise. I’m not going to lie. I don’t like exercise. I especially don’t enjoy exercise that feels like exercise. I find it extremely hard to stay motivated to keep structured exercise in my life. Walking is easy because I made it a part of my lifestyle to walk to the grocery store and other places.
According to Tony, if I want to make exercise a part of my lifestyle I need to make it a ritual in my life. I need to dedicate a specific time everyday to exercise. This will eventually become a habit that I don’t need to motivate myself to do because I will be in the habit of doing it. It will become automatic. So far I have been exercising in the morning right after I awaken. Sometimes I even exercise in my pajamas. It’s working!
Here is a link to part 1 of 5 of his talk that touches base on this subject.
Here’s a recipe you might want to make part of your life. It is named “leftover” crackers because I was having one of those days where I was craving crackers and I didn’t want to make them with the usual almond flour that everyone uses. I wanted to continue exploring sesame seeds. It ended up being a great way to use up all of the leftover nut flours in my fridge that was not enough to use for anything else. You can use whatever combination of nut flours and seeds you want.
Leftover Crackers Recipe:
Inspired by Sweet Freedom’s recipe Black Sesame Seed Crackers
· 1 whisked large egg
· 1 ½ cups of a mixture of nut flours and seeds
1. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Sprinkle liberal amounts of salt & pepper into the mixture.
2. Split the mixture in half and blend one half until smooth. I used a handheld blender.
3. Mix the smooth and the seedy mixture together.
4. Put the dough between oiled parchment paper and roll until thin.
5. Using a knife or a pizza cutter, slice the dough into squares, rectangles, triangles, etc. Leave the pieces on the parchment paper.
6. Bake on a large cookie sheet.
7. Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.
8. Gobble them up!
I made 50 small crackers.