Mentoring and 3 Things Tony Robbins Told Me

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I first want to talk a little on mentoring.

I believe, after 22 years running my leadership development academy, and about 30 of progressive leadership development (since my commission as an Army Officer in 1992), that everyone should at all times both have a mentor and be one.

We all I need a mentor because we all should be growing, and progressing, to our next level. One of the secrets of success AND fulfillment, is progress; we never arrive.

But, most of us have developed some expertise in some areas of life, and we are also wired for “giving back”. So I also think it’s important to be mentoring others.

Whether that’s coaching kids, mentoring those you lead at work, or at church or some other organization, mentoring others is also important and fulfilling.


Today, I am grateful for Grandmaster Jeff Smith, who is here visiting and is one of my personal mentors.

And I am grateful that I get to mentor a great team, including Sensei Thomas, Sensei Mackenzie and others, and of course also, to some degree, every student at Krav Maga Martial Arts.


Another of my mentors is the great Tony Robbins.

Now Tony is of that quality of mentor whom I don’t know personally, but whom I learn from through books, audios, videos and courses.

This morning he was discussing the different types of wealth- beyond the financial kind that we normally think about when we think of wealth.

He discussed:

  1. Physical Health, fitness and energy as wealth;
  2. Emotional control and state as wealth;
  3. Relationships as wealth.

I felt inspired because I thought about this:

these are 3 of the main benefits we deliver through our mission at Krav Maga Martial Arts.

We help make people wealthy. 🙂


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts


p.s. Sensei Thomas asked me to remind you about the Trunk or Treat and Parent’s Night out tomorrow night!

Come enjoy it, and/or leave the kids, and bring some friends! ALL community kids are welcome!





About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commissioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

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