Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

If you are interesting in motivation, leadership etc. you have hear about Anthony or Tony Robbins. There are hundereds good speakers and there are thousands of really bad motivational speakers. Tony is on the top 10 of these guys. You can have your opinion about the speakers as well as the people listening to them. I watched couple of Youtube clips with Toby Robbins and decided to read one of his books. Picked a high ranked one from Amazon and started to read.

75% of the books is really interesting. Not much completely new thoughts, however, sometimes getting confirmation on what you are working on can be very satisfying. Also, Tony Robbins has a unique way of putting words to thoughts.

He is of course very American in his way of writing and in some cases you just have to skip paragraphs of “I am so great and I have saved the world in many occasions” “I only teach in hundereds and all my students are great leaders/thinkers/CEOs/military”. With that said, this is an easy book to read with many interesting angels to motivation and self empowerment. I like the set-up in this book.

I recommend this book, it is worth the time and money. Specially if you are getting it for you kindle or ibook.

Below is a list of notes that I took while reading the book:

  • Action is what unites every great success. Action is what produces results. Knowledge is only potential power until it comes into the hands of someone who knows how to get himself to take effective action.
  • How you feel is not the result of what is happening in your life- It is your interpretation of what is happening. Successful peoples lives have shown us over and over again that quality of our lives is determined not by that happens to us,but rather by what we do about what happens.
  • Emotions like depression do not happen to you. You don’t catch depression. You create it, like every other result in your life, through specific mental and physical actions. In order to get depressed you have to view your life in a specific ways, say certain things to your self in a right tone f vice. You have to adopt a specific posture and breathing pattern.
  • People who know what they want and are willing to pay the price to get it “the few who do” versus “the many who talk”.
  • People don’t usually lack resources, they lack control over their resources.
  • Shakespeare sa, there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so!
  • The meeting of preparation with opportunity generated the offspring we call luck.
  • To change our behavior we have to start with our own beliefs.
  • The parameters for changing the beliefs:
    – Environment
    – Knowledge
    – Results and experience, past experience and results
    – Mental image of expected result
Crucial insights:
1. Everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it serves us.
2. There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
3. Whatever happens, take responsibility
4. It is not necessary to understand everything to be able to use everything
5. People are your greates resources
6. Work is play. Do you know of anyone really successful that hates his job?
7. There is no success without commitment.
The “Swish” pattern & questions:
1- Identify the behavior you want to change
2- Once that is clear, picture a different representation, a picture of yourself as you wuld be if you made the desied change and what that change would mean to you.
3- Swish the two picture so that unresourceful experience automatically triggers the resourceful experience.
4- make the unresourceful image t fade in to black while the resourceful image gets brighter and brighter, say SWISH.
Different modalities:
Visual, Audoty & kinesthetic
VC, Visual constructed
CR, Visual remembrance
AR, Auditory remembered
AD Auditory digital, talking to oneself
K, Kinesthetic, feeling emotions, tactile sensations
  • People are not lazy, they simply have impotent goals- that is, goals that do not inspire them. Anthony Robbins.
  • If you knew you could not fail, what would you do? If you were absolutely certain of success, what activities would you pursue, what actions would you take?
  • If you don’t have a clear representation of what your ideal day would be, what are your chances of creating it?
  • Re-framing as a tool for converting the negative to positive.

Re-framing is the tool of how to talk to yourself
1- Identify the pattern or behavior you wish to change

2- establish communication with the part of your unconscious mind that generated the behavior.
3- Separate intention from behavior.
4- Creating alternative behaviors to satisfy intention
5- have part X accept the new choice and the responsibility for generating them when needed.
  • Anchoring as a way of physically give yourself hints to change state.
  • The ability to eliminate from your own environment triggers that tend to put you in negative or unresourceful states, while installing positive ones in yourself and in others.
  • All successful people know that success is buried on the other side of frustration. Unfortunately, some people don’t get to the other side. People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration.

3 Responses to Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

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