‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here’ is a famous UK reality show that takes twelve celebrities out of their comfort zones and into the Australian jungle, where they are surrounded by poisonous snakes, deadly spiders, rats and other treats for three weeks.
After the first week, the celebrities are kicked out of the camp. The last celebrity left in the camp after three weeks is crowned king or queen of the jungle. The 2006 show started on November 13. Several key tips for success emerged from the program almost immediately.
To earn the food, celebrities have to endure ordeals or “food tucker tests.” The British public votes on who should do these tests, and generally picks on celebrities who appear stubborn or complain a lot or who appear short-tempered and unpleasant. They will also select those who show obvious fear or weakness.
Celebrities can stop these trials or trials simply by saying “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!” However, if they give in too early, the picky British audience will choose them for another test!
If the celebrity performs well or shows grace under pressure, she is usually left alone and may even end up winning the competition.
The program teaches skills like how to survive difficult situations, how to get along with other people, and how to appear less obnoxious than you really are!
Some of the celebrities had to start their time in the jungle by jumping bunjie from a three hundred meter high helicopter. A key tip for success comes from one of the jumpers:
Jason Donovan, the star of ‘Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat’, seemed concerned. He still pulled off a wise joke:
“My motto is jump and you can fly.”
Jason kept talking to himself to fill his mind with positive thoughts instead of scary thoughts.
“I feel good, I feel good; I always feel like I should. I love my children; my children love me.”
Most self-help gurus teach that we should fill our minds with positive thoughts. If we say them quickly in our minds like Jason did, we will not allow time or space for negative thoughts to take hold.
You can easily test this by repeating a statement like the following quickly:
“My right arm moves up over my head; up, up, higher and higher, up, up, etc.”
Most people’s arms will swing overhead demonstrating the power of quick affirmation.
Jason and all the other celebrities jumped successfully. In the process they amazed themselves. Overcoming your own fears often leads to growth and happiness.
Myleene Klass, the beautiful musician and presenter, commented, “I can’t believe I did it.”
Mylene soon distinguished herself by staying calm when Lauren Booth found a hunting spider on her bed. Lauren let everyone know by screaming continuously.
Myleene, on the other hand, classified the spider without a problem. She used a stick and a film.
Lauren was impressed: “What’s Myleene got? She’s so tough.”
Myleene’s secret was that she accepted life in the camp and kept her cool. She never made a fuss over nothing:
“It’s like the jungle book; I love it.”
Appreciation for what we have generally attracts success and more of what we like or want. This is a key tip for jungle success. Be grateful for whatever situation you find yourself in. Gratitude will attract good things.
Another tip for success is to empty your boots in the morning if you live in a land where spiders, snakes, and scorpions might just crawl into your shoes to take cover for the night.
Jason actually found a spider in his shoe. So, look before you jump or check for hidden dangers before signing any kind of contract. Don’t get married before you really meet your partner!
A poisonous snake called the small-eyed snake was soon found in the camp. Bob, one of the support staff, came and picked it up to applause from the relieved campers.
Someone yelled, “Bob, I want you to sleep with me tonight!”
So an important tip is to learn a useful skill. Everyone loves you if you can show valuable skill like being able to remove dangerous snakes from the environment! Solve people’s problems and they will love you for it.
The hosts, Ant and Dec, specialize in hilarious commentary about the show.
Ant commented, “They can’t run to Bob every time they want something done. It’s pathetic.”
Dec asked, “Did they fix the television in your hotel room?”
Ant replied, “Yes. Bob fixed it!”
If you have more than one useful skill, you will be valued even more!
Another tip is to put music to your afflictions and laugh instead of getting depressed. Words to music can ease the pressures of life, especially if you are short on food and it is taking over your mind.
David Gest, who was once the husband of Lisa Minelli, and Toby Anstis created a rap:
Get me out of here. There’s no food. Get me out of here. Without alcohol. Ten eagles in one place (originally there were only ten celebrities in the camp) guard their own place (their own sleeping areas).
I am a celebrity, without food. I’m a celebrity, no alcohol. I’m a celebrity, not a nookie. I can’t even find a china cookie.
A few days later, the women sang a World War I song designed to ease the stress of war. I prefer this to the efforts of David and Toby:
Pack your troubles in your old gear bag and smile, smile, smile. What’s the use of worrying?
It was never worth it. So pack your troubles in your old gear bag and smile, smile, smile.
With little food, going to the dunnie (toilet) was not an event for many of the celebrities. Toby announced to the camp:
“Four days here and nothing moves.”
Toby clearly believed that a shared problem is a problem cut in half. Many of the campers had the same problem as him: a decent toilet but no pooh.
Lauren Booth, a relative of Tony Blair, was an exception: “I have two empty points and I am very happy.”
David Gest, at this point, saw an opportunity and volunteered to empty the toilet cans. Most of them would already be empty!
Successful people always keep their eyes open for the opportunity to minimize boring work so that they can dedicate their time to the most creative projects. As a theater producer, David Gest was probably aware of this hit tip.
By the way, as a friend of Michael Jackson, David used to play with snakes at Michael’s house. He learned the following:
“Treat the snake as you love it. Then it won’t hurt you.”
The same could apply to people.
So, seven key tips for success emerged in the first days of the show.
Like Jason, repeat positive thoughts quickly so negative thoughts have no room to take over your mind. Brian Tracy urges people who take unnecessary breaks to tell themselves: ‘Get back to work; Back to work; Back to work. “
Like Myleene, appreciate the situation you are in and don’t panic or make a fuss. Gratitude and acceptance bring the good things into your life instead of the bad.
Like Jason, check your boots in the morning if you live in the jungle. If you live in the jungle of the modern world, check contracts and agreements before signing. I lost £ 27,000 by not doing this. Jim Rohn lost a million dollars. Watch, or do some research, before you jump in.
Like Bob, learn a valuable skill or two that will make you appreciated by other people. Over time, you will be well paid to solve other people’s problems.
Like David, Toby, and the women, use poetry and music to cope with the stresses and strains of life in the jungle or elsewhere. Stop worrying. It’s a waste of time and don’t forget to keep smiling no matter what. Stop thinking about your problems. Put them in your old gear bag!
Like David, look for any opportunity to minimize the boring and unpleasant work in your life. Empty the potty when only one or two people have used it. If you are an internet entrepreneur, learn how to automate boring work or at least create check sheets so you can do it quickly.
Learn to love both snakes and people. See the good in them. They are much less likely to harm you!
Most of these tips for success are pretty obvious, but we all need regular reminders of the obvious. I hope some of the above reminders are helpful to you.