NOTE: This video is a little out of date. Some of the content is different now. For example; I usually don’t do the part about grades and instead talk about commitment and do an arrow break (see video and explanation below). I hope to update the video soon. Until then, you get the idea.
Then comes an entertaining and hilarious story from Troy’s life about the power of choice, and how we have the power to make choices about the way we react to life instead of becoming a victim to circumstance.
Through the connection with a partner they will learn and experience first-hand the power and effect of negative and positive words and thoughts through a physical activity.
This experiential program uses and teaches techniques and skills based on brain research.
In the end, we put the focus on commitment and pushing past fears. Troy tells stories and introduces thought provokingly new ways to view commitment and accomplishing dreams. One volunteer from the audience will come on stage and push through a fear by breaking an arrow with their neck. Troy puts the tip of an archery arrow on the soft part of the volunteers neck (right above the breast bone). Troy holds the other end firmly while the volunteer steps forward in a committed and confident way, breaking the arrow with only their neck. According to the laws of physics this activity is absolutely safe if you have the correct bow weight arrow. To guarantee this, Troy always supplies the arrows. It’s the perceived danger that makes the activity so powerful.
- Be empowered to consciously choose their reactions rather than be a victim to the situation.
- Experience words that make them smarter and stronger
- Discover how their internal dialogue can affect their confidence
- Be shown how important commitment is to being successful in school and live
- Understand on how fear can hold them back
- Learn ways to identify and overcome fear