So, this is a picture of me earlier this week putting on a marketing conference in Chicago with Rory Fatt and Tim Paulson for their Platinum group. I was a board-holder for 20 restaurant owners that broke through a 1” piece of wood from Home Depot.

There were about 50 restaurant owners in the room that were going to attempt this, and each one of them broke through their boards splitting them in two– some into multiple pieces.

No, they didn’t do this because they were mad, it was a marketing seminar and a lot of fun.

Each seminar we bring in a motivational speaker, and this seminar it was Brian Brio, the author of the new book, “There Are No Overachievers: Seizing Your Windows of Opportunity to Do More Than You Thought Possible”.

He spoke at the conference on Breakthrough Leadership and how to create major breakthroughs in your business and life. He was very good and extremely energetic. You have to be to be able to whip people up into a frenzy of positiveness to break boards.

He gave everyone their own 1” thick board to break. It was a crazy scene in this conference room; people screaming positive encouragement, willing their friends and colleagues to break through their own boards, with pieces of wood flying everywhere.

Pretty cool stuff.

He had everyone write on one side of the board something that is holding them back, has them stuck, or something they wanted to break through in their lives. On the other side, they wrote what their life would look like when they would break through.

Then let the breaking begin!

Everyone did it. Some it took 2 or 3 tries, but they all did it with no injuries.

Believe or not, the secret is…it’s all mental. You did need the right position and someone who has been trained to hold the board correctly, but the whole secret is to look past the board, not at the board itself.

Once you do that, it’s easy. But I don’t recommend trying this unless you have been to one of Brian’s seminars.

Have a great weekend,