Originally Posted by Bradford
I know Tony Robbins gets made fun of a lot and I had not done any of his other programs before, although I had read his book, Unleash the Giant Within many years ago.
Some of the stuff was a little off the wall - he's a raw diet, vegan with some crazy ideas about nutrition, so I didn't find that CD to be all that interesting but I really felt that his mental stuff and general life-coaching strategies were actually quite well done and I am applying quite a bit of it to my life.
I used to see all his infomercials and I'd always been curious about his programs, so when I saw the program in a silent auction at a golf tournament last year, I bid and won - got it pretty cheap too - $75 for the whole thing.
Then again, I'll admit I like motivational and leadership stuff, so I tend to read a lot of stuff by John Maxwell, Tom Peters, Zig Ziglar and others.
I listened to a bunch of Robbins' tapes years ago, and I found he had a lot of valuable insights. But life got in the way and I didn't keep up with it, and it can be hard for those sorts of new mindsets and practices to take hold unless you put some kind of structure in place for keeping them in action for a sustained period of time. I've done a bunch of other self-improvement stuff since then, so I'm thinking about checking him out again, hoping it will resonate more deeply and permanently now that I'm a tad more self-aware.