Filippo decides to paint Tony Robbins and donate the painting
Tony posts Filippo's painting on his social media, along with a description of Filippo's UPW experience and the meaning behind his portrait.
Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, #1 NY Times bestselling author, philanthropist, and is considered the world’s #1 life & business strategist.
It was right in the middle of Covid 19 pandemic when Filippo started to listen and read incessantly to Tony's books and interviews. Eventually, he decided to take 5 days off from painting to attend his first Tony event, UPW (Unleash the Power Within). Through this course, he learned practical tools and strategies to rewire his brain for lasting transformation, new ways of thinking and being.
This experience was a before and after in Filippo's mindset and life, and to "give back" Filippo decided to do a portray of Tony from a shot he took of him during the 4 day course. He did a time lapse video showing the process from the beginning to the end and shared it with his community on social media. With this painting, he wanted to do an auction and rise as much money as possible to donate it to one of the organizations that Tony supports, Feeding America and The Tony Robbins Foundation. These charities help provide meals to hungry american familes and those in need, and change the lives of millions, including youth, seniors, the hungry, homeless and the imprisoned population, respectively.
Within a few days, Tony's manager saw Filippo's post on the UPW private Facebook group and contacted him immediately. She kindly asked if she could talk to Tony about the painting and it's purpose (donating the money raised to these organizations).
When Tony saw the timelapse with the final result, he was blown away and asked Filippo if he could post it on his Instagram feed and share it with his followers –which made Filippo even happier than he was before!–
“I was able to have a very important BREAKTHROUGH. I listened to, accepted and forgave my LIMITING BELIEFS and where they came from! I had spent years fighting against them, and now I know that to create a different future and fulfilling life, it only takes forgiveness, gratitude and love; It is like being born a second time.” - Filippo's experience in UPW course.