Born: February 29, 1960, California, US | Successful For: Motivational Speaker | Zodiac Sign: Pisces
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.”
– Tony Robbins
Inner Keys to Success:
- THE ART OF MASTERY: “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” After seeing his first motivational speaker (Jim Rohn), Tony knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life; he wanted to help people achieve success. After seeing Jim Rohn for the second time in a seminar, being bold, he approached Jim to ask him if he could work for him. Jim’s reply changed Tony Robbins’ life forever. Tony would go on to study some of the most successful people of all time. He was known to have read hundreds of books on the topic of self growth (everything from positive thinking, to the complex sciences of human behavior). He would eventually master the art of NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis along with fire walking. Taking in the knowledge from the masterminds before him, Tony began to develop his own skills to teach the world. He boldly states “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.”
- MIND OVER MATTER MOVES MOUNTAINS: “Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that dis-empowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” Tony Robbins has created an attitude shift of continuously finding answers rather than being startled with questions, he looks at solutions rather than focusing on problems. At a young age, Tony Robbins would face adversity as he would grow up in a poor area with his mom, dad, and sister to which his father became fed up and left the house, leaving Robbins to become the man of the house as he provided for his siblings by working as a handyman. In high school he grew a quick 10 inches which was due to a pituitary tumor. His mother would have several new husbands and she even chased Tony out of the house with a knife. Tony has stated his household was “abusive and chaotic”. He would force himself to make positive adjustments and changed the course of his life by putting it in his own hands. He worked as a janitor and never attended college to get off the ground. Tony soon decided to become a motivational speaker and didn’t allow circumstances to get in the way. He started with what he had. Tony actually used his friend’s back yard in Vancouver, BC, to do his first seminars when he was 23 years old. He began getting news coverage as the “wonder boy” and made a $3000.00 monthly income. His lessons would involve teaching people to walk over hot coal without getting burned using mind over matter. Tony’s optimistic mindset of being a well-balanced success far outweighed his logical mind.
- COMBINE YOUR STRENGTHS AND PASSIONS TO HELP HUMANITY: From the very beginning, Robbins was a talkative person, and he found himself getting a job as a sports reporter after high school. He always had a high level of energy and an enthusiasm for growth. Today, Tony Robbins is a success guru in all walks of life. He has helped everyone from average, everyday people to professional athletes, actors and actresses, presidents, and even the Queen of England. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people, who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” The single biggest reason Tony Robbins has earned over 500 million dollars is because he helps people on a grand scale. He doesn’t just coach one on one, but he coaches thousands upon hundreds of thousands at a time, and he impacts lives on a daily basis trying to contribute every bit of his time to creating a better world around him. Robbins has also done major charity work which has fed more than 3 million people in over 56 countries. He is the strategist of the Presidential Summit of America’s Promise, the Discovery Camp (which helps students become leaders in over 18 countries), and the Anthony Robbins’ Foundation (which has initiated programs in thousands of shelters, prisons, and schools). Tony Robbins has positively affected the lives of nearly 50 million people through 100 different countries worldwide.
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible“ – Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins, who bought his first island in Fiji around the age of 30, is known for his high enthusiastic seminars and his over the top methods of changing peoples lives. Along with 2 best-selling books, Tony has one of the most viewed videos on TED, and has done speeches at worldly known places such as the State of the World Forum, Harvard University, Vice President Al Gore’s Putting Customers First Conference, and the World Economic Forum, just to name a few. Amazing leaders have attended his seminars including the owners of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and even President Bill Clinton. Tony Robbins also co hosts Oprah’s Lifeclass on the OWN Network.
“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped” – Tony Robbins
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