TONY ROBBINS: GURU

I had a friend tell me a funny story. He was interviewing sales people and asked one lad: “What is the best sales course you have ever taken?”

The response:  Tony Robbins. End of interview.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I think he is great. But he does not teach sales, he teaches personal motivation. What that interviewee did not realize was that … he was being sold.

Quick fact: Did you know that Tony Robbins owns many of these $14,000 USD exercise machines because he is a time maximization guru. Yes, for only $14,000 you too can stay fit in only 4 minutes per day!

http://www.fastexercise.com/

Like this 4 minutes work out – people believe that motivation is something that can be quickly fixed – the 4 minute motivator – and in my experience, that is not the case. Most people come out of these events pumped, and for a short period change until their situation brings them back down and they settle into old habits.

For me, motivation ebbs and flows, that is normal. But when it is ebbing more than flowing, I don’t look to a guru – I look at myself and say what is going on. I heard this the other day and believe that it is something we should all ask ourselves:

Do you get up in the morning excited about going to work? And when work is done, do you go home excited to be getting home?

Something to ponder.

2 thoughts on “TONY ROBBINS: GURU

  1. I like your opinion on the self motivational stuff…I find some of it usefull…I particularly like Dr. Dyer\’s work and find that listening to one of his books on CD while doing the 1hr drive to work on some of "those days.." a good reminder to "just do it"….However, one ultimately has to scrpae one\’s self up off the pavement …even if it takes a synthetic seratonin boost…In the end you have to sell yourself to yourself…. It can be done…I sell this to my patients on a daily basis…It stings, however when you loose one and they do "the deed"…anyway.Dame H

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