Most people are familiar with Tony Robbins and his ‘90s “self-help” infomercials where his motto for all attendees was “personal power”. Now, my Millennial generation may not be quite as familiar with Tony Robbins since most of us were very young in the ‘90s. But nowadays Tony Robbins is everywhere, helping everyone. He is famous for helping Tiger Woods, Bill Clinton and many fortune 500 CEO’s.
I recently read his 1992 classic Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! The book is great and I want to first start off by saying Tony Robbins books are very motivational and based on self-improvement, which truly benefits anyone and everyone. It is not just for those struggling with demons but those looking to improve. We should all strive to constantly improve ourselves and our lives, personally, professionally, and financially. Robbins’ book does just that and so does Awaken the Giant Within.
Tony Robbin’s has a reputation as a successful businessman who teaches people how to master their emotions. He is a leader in peak performance and an expert in the psychology of change. In his early life, his mother was an alcoholic who has had several husbands, while his father was absent in his life. He’s like many of us, but decided without any formal education in psychology to begin his own work as a self-help coach.
Within this book he emphasizes how beliefs, values, and your rules affect your behaviors. He links pain and pleasure as the reason why people make decisions. For example, if an individual is broke and struggling with debt, but links a lot more pleasure to shopping and going out versus saving and recovering financially, then they aren’t making a change to their behavior. Tony Robbins gives step by step tips on how to associate pain to your bad habits so that you can ultimately stop those decisions or bad habits and make better life choices.
Tony also explains the importance of asking your self-quality questions. He regularly uses “Seek and you shall find” and describes how your mind will find whatever you tell it to seek. If you ask lousy questions, you will get lousy answers. This book will give you a fresh perspective on your life and the factors that contribute to why you are where you are.