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Anthony (Tony) Robbins (1960- )Tony Robbins


Expert in motivation and personal development (pictured right), famous for getting people to walk over burning coals!



Key books

Unlimited Power (1986)


The unlimited power to improve yourself comes from:


1. Purpose

Focus your life on your aims and dreams.


2. Action

  • take responsibility for your life.
  • do things, don’t just talk about them.


3. Self-belief

Belief in who you are and what you can do.


4. Be positive

  • have a ‘can do’ mentality.
  • count your blessings.
  • turn a negative into a positive.


5. Physical fitness

A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.


6. Learning

  • learn from failure (don’t fear it).
  • model your behaviour on successful people (“modelling”).


7. Values

  • be driven by the right values - particularly value people because they are your greatest resource.
  • be compassionate and empathetic, creating and satisfying other people’s needs.
  • give and you will receive much more.


8. Mind over matter

  • talk positively to yourself (e.g. ‘I can do this’).
  • visualize what you want to achieve.
  • think of powerful images (anchors) to stir your emotions (e.g. picture a starving child to understand the agony of hunger).


9. Change

  • always be prepared to change your attitudes and accept new ways of thinking.
  • never be complacent.


10. Passion, energy and hard work

  • love work (but never become its slave).
  • seize your opportunities.


11. Self-motivation

The will to win.


12. Communication

  • clear, precise communication.
  • rapport (the ability to understand and get on with others).


13. Use your senses

(particularly what you see, hear and feel about yourself).


14. Cope with adversity

  • overcome your fears.
  • learn how to handle rejection, frustration and money problems.

 Anthony Robbins

Robbins supports Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), created by John Grinder (pictured right) and Richard Bandler (pictured right below).

This is the study of using techniques like positive thinking to use your mind for maximum advantage.

 Anthony Robbins

Key quotes on success

Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we will be.

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.


Key quotes on relationships

“If you can surround yourself with people who will never let you settle for less than you can be, you have the greatest gift anyone can hope for”.

 “Always give more than you expect to receive”.



Awaken the Giant Within (1991)


Live your dreams and maximize you full potential (the sleeping giant within you) by:


1. Purpose

Clearly defining and focusing on your objectives.


2. Concentration of power

Totally focusing your resources on mastering a particular activity.


3. High standards

Achieve challenging goals by removing any beliefs that limit your performance (your limiting beliefs)


4. Quality questions

(key questions for quality of life)

  • ask yourself at the end of each day: what did I learn / achieve / enjoy / contribute today?
  • never stop questioning things or lose your curiosity.


5. Powerful communication

Improve your vocabulary and body language.


6. Controlling your negative emotions 

(e.g. anger, fear, guilt and frustration)

Replace these with positive feelings like love, gratitude, giving, humour, passion and confidence.


7. Exercise

(for a healthy body and mind).


8. Having fun

(even God had a day off!)

Relaxation will maintain your passion and enthusiasm.


9. Perspective

There are always bigger problems than yours.


10. Grab your opportunities

Treat every day as if it’s your last.


11. Continuous improvement

Constantly strive to improve your quality of life.


Key quote on success

I developed a belief that we’re all here to contribute something unique, that deep within us lies a special gift.


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