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3 Tips from Tony Robbins’ Top Books That Will Instantly Improve Your Life

From improving thought patterns to better managing your money, these 3 tips from Tony Robbins’s top books are guaranteed to put you on the road to success.
by Sarah Moriarty | May 5 2017

There are life coaches and then there are life success coaches. Visionary personal development guru Tony Robbins falls into the latter category. The self-made millionaire has transformed the lives of countless people all over the world with his energetic coaching style and matter-of-fact advice.

With an emphasis on peak performance, Robbins enables people to realise their professional and personal dreams. An avid writer, he has shared his knowledge in a series of bestselling books so we can all learn how to take control of our emotional, physical and financial destiny.

Here are the top 3 life-changing takeaways from Robbins’s best books brought to you by the people behind the Blinkist app.

Tony Robbins Top Tips

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Read on to get 3 key takeaways from Tony Robbins. Hurry! As he would say, “your breakthrough awaits!”

1. There is no such thing as failure

From Unlimited Power

Think about it: if you define failure as not getting the results you hoped for — then you could call the world’s most successful people “failures”. The difference between successful people and everyone else is that successful people see “failure” as an opportunity to grow and learn.

Imagine this: you leave home to start a business but it goes bust by the time you turn 21. Soon afterwards, you lose your partner to fatal illness. Then, in your 30s and 40s, you attempt to kickstart a career in politics but you lose election after election. You could read this narrative as a story of failure and you could give up on life entirely. Or, you could do what Abraham Lincoln did and choose another option. This was his life. Instead of packing it all in when times got tough, he learned from experience, persevered, and went on to become one of the most celebrated presidents in US history.

Actionable tip: Treat every perceived failure as a chance to learn, improve, and grow.

2. Changing your vocabulary can transform your attitudes and emotions

From Awaken The Giant Within

Did you know that there are approximately 3000 words that describe emotions in the English language? Surprisingly, however, there are nearly twice as many words for negative emotions as for positive ones. It is crucial that you pay close attention to the words you use in your daily life, as the words we employ to describe our experience of the world actually define that experience.

So, in order to think differently about a situation, you need to describe it differently. Use strong descriptive words to express happiness, contentment, and joy. On the other hand, refrain from using intense negative words or phrases, e.g. try saying “I’m a little concerned” instead of “I’m extremely worried.”

Actionable tip: Think carefully before uttering negative statements. If your car breaks down on the way to a meeting, don’t start shouting obscenities. Instead, say something like, “this is inconvenient.” This neutral phrase will keep your mind in a clear and rational state.

3. Anyone can reach financial freedom if they’re truly dedicated to doing so

From MONEY: Master The Game

Financial freedom is just around the corner. All you need to achieve it is a willingness to save and an ability to cleverly invest your money. The first step to financial freedom is to change your lifestyle so that it is more conducive to saving. There’s no need to wait until retirement to downsize — do it now so you can save on mortgage payments, heating, and taxes.

Once you have money saved, don’t leave the money in a bank account — start to invest. Do thorough research, get guidance from people who know more than you about investing, and only invest when you know you’ll get good returns to ensure your compounding continues at a decent rate.

People often overestimate what they achieve in a year and underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade.

Actionable tip: Find a fiduciary (a person or organisation appointed to handle your finances). These professionals are required by law to have no other interests except your own & can offer great investment advice to boost your freedom fund.

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