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What does Tony Robbins teach people that is supposed to make you so successful?

Asked by cockswain (15254points) October 4th, 2010

I’ve seen his commercials for years, he of the large teeth and hands like bunches of bananas. I’ve never felt like buying his self-improvement class, but I’ve always been curious what he’s saying. He’s met with many world leaders, and is successful himself. What’s he saying?

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wundayatta's avatar

I’ve never attended one of his sessions, nor have I bought any books or tapes. I’ve caught bits and pieces when he seems to be on someone’s show, or watching infomercials. I’d be really interested in knowing what he sells and whether it works.

My sense is that he is selling confidence. Not like a confidence man, but as in giving people reasons to be confident in themselves. He gives them permission to do what they want to do in terms of life goals.

Yeah. I took a look at his training blog. Watch this video. It’s a perfect example of what not to do using the lessons he is trying to teach.

Trillian's avatar

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marymaryquitecontrary's avatar

Every time I see such commercials I believe the bottom line is “I’m rich and successful, you’re not. So send me money, and I’ll be even richer and more successful, and you can go to hell”

SuperMouse's avatar

Tony Robbins’ stuff is based on a psychological theory called Neuro Linquistic Programming. He has taken the basic premise and modified it to make it feel more accessible to the average user and of course to sell books and make a ton of money.

cockswain's avatar

@SuperMouse Thanks, good link. How did you find this out?

SuperMouse's avatar

@cockswain years ago I had a friend who studied NLP in detail, she told me that is Robbins’ jumping off point.

crappy's avatar

some have wise things to say think about it

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