New Anthony Robbins Video Interview

I’m loving this new 12 minute interview of Tony Robbins on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

Some highlights; around 3:40 minutes into the video he talks about how depression happens when our life doesn’t match up to the expectations of what we think it should be. So it’s about identifying what you think your life should be, and then either changing the outside reality if that’s possible, or the inner one if it’s not (if you’re a 60 year old mom who still wants to give birth for example).

At 5:30 he talks frankly about how he reached bottom in his own life. It’s quite hard to imagine someone like Tony ever not being who he is, but also an inspiration that if he could turn it around so massively, maybe I could too.

At 6:30 minutes he talks about his tumor, and how facing a possible fatal situation affected him.

At 8 minutes he starts talking about his work with Mike Tyson (I had no idea he did that!).

At 9:35; “My message to people is, look, it’s not easy. But nothing in life is permanent, no problem is permanent. Your soul’s permanent. Nothing is so pervasive that you can’t recover from it if you change your psychology and you’re willing to do something to get out of yourself.

At 10:45 he gives a startingly frank look into the life of a super-successful coach and trainer; how at what looked like a peak moment of his life he was actually depressed away from the public eye, and how he faced himself at that moment.

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.