By: Tony Robbins
Book Overview: In his first book in two decades, Tony Robbins turns to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and for our families. “If there were a Pulitzer Prize for investment books, this one would win, hands down” (Forbes.com). Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most legendary investors at work today (John Bogle, Warren Buffett, Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn, and many others), Tony Robbins has created a 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. With advice about taking control of your financial decisions, to setting up a savings and investing plan, to destroying myths about what it takes to save and invest, to setting up a “lifetime income plan,” the book brims with advice and practices for making the financial game not only winnable—but providing financial freedom for the rest of your life.
Post(s) Inspired by this Book:
“The average person asks questions such as ‘How do I get by?’ or ‘Why is this happening to me?’ Some even ask questions that disempower them, causing their minds to focus on and find roadblocks instead of solutions. Questions like ‘How come I can never lose weight?’ or ‘Why can’t I ever hang on to my money?’ only move them farther down the path of limitation. I have been obsessed with the question of how do I make things better? How do I help people to significantly improve the quality of their lives now? This focus has driven me for 38 years to find or create strategies and tools that can make an immediate difference. What about you? What question(s) do you ask more than any other?” ~ Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
“To get results, you can’t just ask the question once, you have to become obsessed with finding its greatest answer(s).” ~ Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
Ah, complacency… The silent killer of our big dreams and ambitions. When we’re complacent, we’re comfortable—and when we’re comfortable, we’re uncritical about ourselves and the path that we’ve chosen which takes the fire and fuel out of trying to grow and develop as a person. Seeking new knowledge, trying new things, taking calculated risks—these are all essential elements to unleashing our personal best and those things simply don’t happen when we’re uncritical / indifferent about where we are.
Tony Robbins. Ever heard of him? I’m guessing you have. He has touched the lives of millions upon millions of people from all across the world. To say Tony has made a difference in the world feels like an understatement—Tony has made a dent. He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, is the author of six internationally bestselling books, has had more than 4 million people attend his live seminars, and has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs.
Tony lives a dream that’s beyond many of our wildest dreams. He has essentially all of the luxuries that you might expect a person at his level to have including several mansions, luxurious cars, private jets and helicopters—even a private resort and spa on the Fijian Islands. But what’s even more impressive about the dream that he’s living is how much he has been able to give back and help others. Continue reading
“Most people overestimate what they can do in a year, and they massively underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade or two. The fact is: you are not a manager of circumstance, you’re the architect of your life’s experience.” ~ Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
“What you get will never make you happy; who you become will make you very happy or very sad.” ~ Jim Rohn, via Money: Master the Game
“It doesn’t matter where you stand in relation to your friends, your family, your colleagues, or clients. All that matters is your personal journey. It’s tempting to look at others as a yardstick and convince yourself that you’re all the way out in front, with the appearance of a lead, or resign yourself to the back of the pack. But that’s not the point. The race of life is a marathon, not a sprint. The only thing to do is focus on the path in front of you. Look ahead. Establish your own pace. Keep moving forward. And then create that plan.” ~ Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.” ~ Bob Marley, via Money: Master the Game
“Things flow to you when you do your part first.” ~ Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
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Introduction: Why is the ego the enemy?
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The ego is the sense we have of our self-esteem and our self-worth. When it comes to moving forward in life, Ryan Holiday, author of Ego is the Enemy argues that both in success and in failure, ego only gets in the way and holds us back. The time we spend in our own heads comparing ourselves to others and measuring our esteem is time that is distracted from the real work we could be doing—the work of producing our art and cultivating our life’s task.
“Disappointment is inevitable when you are attempting to do anything of great scale. Instead, let your disappointments drive you to find new answers; discipline your disappointments. Learn from every failure, act on those learnings, and success become inevitable.” ~ Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game
“The best way to get a result, the fastest way, is to find someone who has already accomplished what you’re after, and model his or her behavior. If you know someone who used to be overweight but has kept himself fit and healthy for a decade, model that person! You have a friend who used to be miserable in her relationship and now is passionate and in love for ten years going? Model her. You meet someone who started with nothing and has developed wealth and sustained it through time? Learn from those strategies! These people aren’t lucky. They’re simply doing something different than you are in this area of life.” ~ Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game