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What past EFIT Students Say


"Boy, Was He Wrong!"


Dr. Trent J. Burrup
Executive Firewalk Instructor
"Come on Rick.  Please tell me that this is going to be worth it."  This was my final plea before making my payment for the EFIT (Executive Firewalk Instructor Training) program.  Being a physician, I was nervous about the time commitment.  Shutting down my practice and being gone for ten days was creating a lot of stress but it felt like the right thing to do.

I was informed how much work and planning Charles had put into the event.  Rick then assured me that it would be a great event.  BOY, WAS HE WRONG!  "Great" was a tremendous understatement and did not even begin to approach the praise that the program deserves.

I was asked to share the benefits realized by myself from the EFIT and FIT (Firewalk Instructor Training) programs.  With that intent I FIND MYSELF IN A VERY DIFFICULT POSITION.  I do not want to sound like a "plant" or a "shill" for F.I.R.E. but my personal experience will make me sound like one.  So let me preface my comments with this statement:  I am not employed by F.I.R.E.; I am not being paid in any way to write this article; I have nothing to gain or lose in my relationship with F.I.R.E or Charles Horton with this article; I am very critical toward doctors and organizations that waste my time and money with worthless information and seminars and have written scathing reviews for their feedback.  With that being said, let me share what I experienced at the most recent EFIT program.

I knew what to expect in terms of content.  What I was not prepared for was to be blown away by the quality of its presentation.  The arts of advanced facilitation, public speaking, sales and marketing, networking, daily planning, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), liability concerns, and advanced firewalk situations were covered with hands-on participation and role-playing.  There were also guest speakers brought in, the quality of which was unsurpassed by any business training I have ever attended.  A few of these included Tom Neison, CEO of a million dollar sales firm, Steve Consalves, master NLP practitioner, and Krish Dhanam, V.P. of the Zig Ziglar Corporation.  (No, really, I'm serious, Krish, from the Ziglar Corporation!)  This coupled with Charles' experience as a master firewalk instructor and million-dollar business owner made the EFIT course one that I could not more highly recommend.  All of the business skills necessary to be successful as a firewalk instructor are covered in depth in this program.


As a physician attending seminars, my goal is to always find at least one golden nugget that I can use.  To list all of the golden nuggets I found in the EFIT would take too long so let me share the most valuable one I found.  There are aspects of business that many people find uncomfortable such as public speaking, sales, daily planning, and networking to name a few.  What I realized in the EFIT is that there are difficult ways of doing these business tasks and there are EASY ways.  I have always been taught the difficult ways but these presenters, all members of million dollar corporations, showed me that there is an easier way to succeed in business that will fit anyone's business style and personality - whether you want to conduct one firewalk a year or one every month.  And isn't that what Tolly Burkan teaches in his latest book, how to "Let It Be Easy".  What was created in the EFIT was a community of like-minded individuals working for the common benefit of each other and an organized community working together can accomplish much more than any individual.


That brings me to the FIT program.  The participants in the FIT program represented eight countries and the dynamics of the group made it a tremendously easy and fun event.  This was significant for me because during my original FIT certification I did a 108 firewalk (ten foot firewalk 108 times) and a twenty-foot firewalk and neither of them were easy for me.  During this FIT program, I participated in the 108 again and a forty-foot firewalk.  I can honestly say that this 108 and the forty-foot firewalk were two of the easiest firewalks I have ever done in my life and I attribute it to the group of great FIT instructors, the great quality of EFIT instructors assisting, and the facilitation of Charles Horton.


I don't know how F.I.R.E. plans to top this last EFIT program but after talking with Charles it sounds like the next one will be even better.  I am happy to speak with anyone considering either of these programs about specifics of what the EFIT and FIT programs cover.  Please feel free to contact me at trent@FireWalkUtah.com or 801-567-0557.