Next up in my Influence series is the master of self-improvement, Tony Robbins. With his booming voice and a stature like a WWE wrestler, Tony Robbins has been helping people achieve their dreams and conquer their fears for over three decades. I first stumbled upon Tony Robbins in my early twenties. Like everyone else seeking out Tony Robbins, I was looking to make my life better and gain an edge in life. When I first started to read Tony Robbin’s book ‘Awake the Giant Within,’ I was blown away. Tony has a way of speaking (and writing) that gets to you on a personal level. It’s as if he’s sitting right next to you and talking you through things. Of course, I couldn’t stop there: I wanted more. With over three decades of work, Tony Robbins has published books and his top selling audio programs. It wasn’t long before I purchased Tony Robbin’s audio programs, and it was worth every penny. Listening to his audio program was refreshing, and the way that Tony talks about the program get through to you in a way like nobody else can.
Now don’t get me wrong: you’re not going to change your life overnight, and that’s what I like about Tony Robbins the most. He lays out the truth to you that you must put in the work to succeed in your life. Tony is all about results, and to get those results that you want in your life, you have to work continuously on yourself and do a daily assessment of where you’re at and where you want to be. Tony Robbins lays out the foundation for you to succeed. It’s up to you on how far you want to go and how much work you’re willing to put in.
Over the years, Tony Robbins has received criticism and skepticism about his work and his products. The truth of the matter is that people are claiming that Tony is taking people’s money or that he’s not truthful is downright wrong. There is no magic pill in life. Tony has never claimed to guarantee anybody anything. He’s an open book (pardon the pun), and he has nothing to hide. Just like any other product: results may vary. You don’t go three decades helping people out by being a conman.
Just recently, Tony Robbins had a documentary made about him and his top selling program “Date with Destiny” on Netflix titled ‘I am not your Guru.’ It’s an excellent documentary detailing what goes on at a Tony Robbins event. You can even see for yourself how much Tony cares about helping people and the situations that they’re trying to get out of. I encourage you to set some time aside and watch this amazingly made documentary. There’s no doubt that Tony Robbins has a gift, and it’s something special to behold when he gets a person to snap out of their state of negative thinking and depressed mindset.
Tony Robbins has had a huge influence on my life, and he’s gotten me to see life in a different aspect. I’ll keep on using his techniques and will always refer to his books and audio programs from time to time. Everyone has had an aha moment in their life once (or a few times), and mine just happened to be with Mr. Robbins and his books/programs. In closing, I would like to leave you with Tony’s sendoff message, “Live with passion.”