Live with passion!
That is what Anthony (or Tony) Robbins wants us to do.
Sounds exciting, right?
This is an audio program called "Unleash The Power Within" that I purchased years ago from Nightingale-Conant Corporation. It contains 6 CD's, and was recorded live at one of Tony's expensive pep rallies.
At this event, Tony claims that he read 700 books on subjects such as psychology and human development.
From this vast reservoir of knowledge, one would think that Tony would be able to put on the best performance in the world, filled with life-changing secrets and stategies that would take your breath away.
Unfortunately, I wasn't very impressed.
It's not because everything he says is worthless. It isn't. It's just that he has a habit of stating the obvious to people. The problem is that I didn't learn anything new.
For example, in CD #4, he reveals the six human needs for long-term fulfillment, which are:
1.) You need certainty
2.) Variety or Surprise
3.) You need to feel significant
4.) Connection/Love with others
6.) You must contribute beyond yourself in a meaningful way
Without a doubt, these are important . . . but I already knew this.
Do I really need to be told that I should love others . . . or that I need to feel significant?
So what are some of the other secrets that Tony has? Well, here's some more:
"Success in life comes from recognizing patterns."
"Two things control your entire life: Beliefs and Values."
"The quality of your life comes from the quality of your communication."
"The past does not equal the future."
"If you want to change, there's only one way: You've got to raise your standards."
I could go on, but what's the point? Tony never said anything that helped me in any meaningful way.
At one point, Tony said, "No problem is eternal . . only your soul is."
Then the audience applauded.
How ridiculous and unoriginal. Why did the audience applaud? The people seemed to get excited even when he had nothing useful to say.
The program also had a phone number, which I could call and receive a complete schedule of events so I could see Tony at one of his live events. It said that I would be "blown away" by seeing him in person.
LOL. I'll pass on that.
But I did go to his website to see how much it would cost. The cost of "General Admission" is $995.00. The cost to attend a "Diamond Premiere" event would cost $2,595.00.
Wow . . . why is it so expensive? I'd rather go to a rock concert . . . it would be a lot cheaper, and I would have a better time.
So here's my rating:
On a scale of 1 through 10 (with 1 being worthless and 10 being extremely useful/valuable), I rate "Unleash The Power Within" as a 2 out of 10.