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Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! Paperback – November 1, 1992
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"Yet another profound and powerful tool in the Robbins arsenal of self-awareness. It has been an enormous source of strength and insight for me both personally and professionally. " (Peter Guber Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment)
"Anthony Robbins is the 'ultimate coach' for that special breed of men and women who will never settle for less than they can be." (Pat Riley NBA "Coach of the Decade")
"Required reading for anyone committed to increasing the quality of their life." (Dr. Barbara De Angelis author of #1 bestsellers How to Make Love All the Time and Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know)
"Tony Robbins is one of the great influencers of this generation." (Stephen R. Covey author The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
"Astonishing credibility. . . . every page bursts with well-researched and immediately practical guidelines for concentrating your thoughts and emotions on the attainment of your goals." (Scott DeGarmo)
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Tony Robbins is a philanthropist and #1 New York Times bestselling author. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida.
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See 'Easy and exciting to read, with amazing results., January 11, 1998
Reviewer: A reader'
That was me! At that time I was back in the UK and finishing up in University. In my original review, I emphasised how easy it is to apply the lessons that Mr. Robbins suggests in this book. Having recently reviewed the posts near to mine, I noticed something very interesting. Very few posts have been marked as 'helpful' where the post is giving the book a positive review. But WOW! Look at all the 'helpful' agreements for all those that have something negative to say about it!!
Those people who say nothing good about it, obviously haven't applied the everyday principles to their lives, to help themselves. Now, I'm not suggesting that one should solely rely on just this book for all their advice. Indeed, one should seek confirmation from other sources if needed. But, since reading the book, almost 8 years ago; and giving the review nearly 7 years ago; I have to tell ya, whenever I've hit bad patches, I've referred to the teachings of Mr. Robbins and put myself back on track!!
Almost 15 years ago I lost everything I had to my then partner. She took the lot, including our daughter, whom she later gave up for adoption. To this day I have never been able to trace her. (Lots of reasons stand in the way). I tried for several years to get over the depression, even seeking counselling from therapists. Nothing worked. I realised, only I know ME like ME! Mr. Robbin's book helped me understand areas of my life that were in a mess. It helped me to sort them out. In essence, what it did was help me discover myself and my OWN learning processes of success in ALL areas. Including beating severe depression. If you're feeling suicidal, trust me, you're reading this book review because somewhere in your soul and heart, you KNOW there's something better for you ahead in your life, and you're simply seeking answers to sort it out. Suicide is NOT the way. WHATEVER negativity you're feeling in your life right now, you CAN change it by applying the lessons from this book! The authors of book reviews that talk negatively, failed to continue learning. Simple as that.
Today, 15 years later, I have achieved EVERYTHING I set out to achieve to end the depression in life. I went to college, then University, and am now married, with a 3 year old son. Also, I now successfully own TWO businesses that I started from scratch, and make more money now than I ever thought possible! Why? Because I learned to believe in MY OWN POWER of change - thanks to Awaken The Giant Within!
Not every word is necessary, and this is made clear in the book. Just use what you need! I don't need the book anymore, but I KNOW, I couldn't have reached my goals today, without the invaluable advice from Mr. Robbins. I apply the lessons whenever I'm hit with negativity - which usually comes from those that don't stick with anything long enough to make the changes they seek! That or those who have plenty of 'advice' to dish out about what YOU'RE doing wrong, because it's 'Not what I would do if I were in your shoes!'. Well, guess what, they're NOT in your shoes are they? So how can they possibly know what's right for you unless they experienced the same thing and changed it? Ever get business advice from someone who doesn't own a business? Ever experienced someone telling you how to raise your kids even though they don't have any of their own? This is YOUR life, and Mr. Robbins simply helps you take it back! He did so for me, and he can do for you!
A million thank yous Mr. Robbins!
As a practical person, my main questions while ploughing through the entirety of this 500 page book were 1) where is the utility? and 2) where is the innovation? In other words, what realistic actionable program does Tony offer that one hasn't likely acquired through common sense, an elementary school education and some life expereince? Aside from rehashing the obvious (e.g. list your goals, strive for excellence, think positive etc.) I found no answers.
Sure, I know what its like to feel weak and in need of help & answers. So when you're in this condition, and Tony promises help and answers, his products look attractive. You buy his book listen to his CD, he gets you worked up into a burst of enthusiasm. Great!
Then later, when you calmly contemplate what Robbins has said, you can't really recall anything but the essence because what really happened is he took a simple, familiar concept like "think positive" and fluffed it out into a chapter slickly titled "The Science of Neuro-Associative Conditioning" or spun it as a lame buzzword like "destiny technologies." Ohhhhh, brudda!
Tony Robbins uses words to stimulate your brain into thinking you've made real discoveries and real progress towards your goal. When in reality, you've accomplished nothing at all. Its like snorting coke, but he gives you words instead of narcotics, the effect is similar, the experience is illusory, temporary.
To all Tony Robbins fans, I mean no offense, but his works do not withstand critical reasoning. Its so easy to say the teaching is useful when you produce no measurable evidence. I've yet to see any reliable evidence to indicate that his books, tapes and rallies work better than doing something else, or doing nothing.
The friend who recommended this book has a goal to make financial improvements to his life and says Tony has "helped" him. When I inquired about the mechanics of how the Tony program for unleashing his inner giant is going to work, he can't articulate a plan. The best he can do is give me a sarcastic brush off. He's no better off now than years ago before he started the Tony program.
Certainly, cold science says Tony's ideas about the "Q-links" he promotes during his expensive seminars, and dietary "megahertz" (?!) are completely bogus and call his sincerity and ethics into question.
Of course, when you leave the realm of measurable, you leave the realm of science and reality, and enter into "faith" and religion. Therefore, its clear to me that Tony offers here is a type of pseudo-religion, a self-centered spirituality souped up for the modern world. This book is religion-lite for insecure athiests, new-age types and other assorted suckers in need of a crutch. His following is no different than a cult following. They have "faith" but its not resting on a solid foundation.
But given the vast numbers of people who turn to Tony for help, statistically, there will be somebody who benefits greatly from it but probably not you. Bottom line, Tony Robbins barely passes as entertainment fluff. Save your money and buy some Charlie Brown comics.