Tony Robbins – 5 Things to Know about the Guru of Motivation
Building an Empire: Tony Robbins’ net worth is $480 million, and Anthony Robbins Company businesses bring in a combined revenue approaching $6 billion per year. He has counseled many high-powered figures including Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa and Oprah Winfrey.
Inspirational attitude: Robbins grew up in a meager home, but was inspired to launch his career as a life coach to teach that happiness and success do not depend on what resources you have available to you, but rather what you do with what you have.
Success through Giving: The Anthony Robbins Foundation runs programs to help the homeless, encourage youth leadership, provide his books and DVDs to prisoners, feed over 4 million people through the annual holiday season, and provide fresh water to 100,000 people in India daily.
Tony Robbins’ 90 Second Cure: Robbins believes that the key to “living a beautiful life” is to question fundamentally unquestioned thoughts and expectations. In stressful or depressing times, take 90 seconds to become aware of what is causing this suffering, and question it. By then, you have changed the way you feel.
Dubious Views: Some are critical of the “self-appointed therapist charging people $5,000 to hear him give on-the-spot counseling advice, using their vulnerability to convince them of his healing power, and then returning to his lavish Palm Beach mansion,” as Ryan Bort of Newsweek phrases it. Contradicting sides argue whether Robbins truly does provide transformative experiences for his attendees, or if people simply rationalize opening up their lives and wallets to him by convincing themselves that their lives have changed.