“I booked Tony for our National Sales Training recently and gave him a specification of ‘breaking through barriers and overcoming challenges’. Tony was really accommodating and flexible with his time and made the activity bespoke to our requirements. The activity he presented the group with was arrow breaking, which although at first seemed impossible, proved that with 100% commitment and belief anything is possible. A perfect exercise for sales training, but also great for personal development and progression for your employees – the activity and Tony are highly recommended!”
Stephanie Kirkley, Business Development Manager, Wolverhampton Racecourse
The arrow break activity can include a number of great learnings:
The arrow serves as a ‘biofeedback device’ as to how you are doing in terms of your beliefs, thinking and emotional responses. Snapping the arrow can be ‘easy’ or it can be ‘difficult’ or it can be ‘impossible’. What makes it so is what you are doing on the inside in terms of beliefs, thinking and emotional responses. Everyone has the capability to snap the arrow easily (it is just a question as to whether their ‘inner stuff’ is ‘getting in the way’ or ‘smoothing the way’ to that desired outcome). If the person is finding it ‘difficult’ or ‘impossible’ then that is just feedback – all that it means is they are ‘getting in their own way’ and it is an opportunity to notice ‘how’ they are doing so and provides a chance for experimentation where they can ‘tweak’ their beliefs, thoughts and emotional responses until they ‘get out of their own way’ and the activity becomes ‘easy’. People ‘get in their own way’ in their beliefs, thinking and emotional responses out there in the world and so whatever a person notices in the arrow break activity prepares them well for making helpful ‘tweaks’ to their ‘inner stuff’ to ‘smooth the way’ to achieving their goals out in the world.