Tony Robbins is one of the world’s most successful motivational speakers and a proponent of self-help strategies that are at the top of the field. He is one of the world’s most influential and effective leaders in this field, but he certainly did not start out that way.
Robbins was born in 1960 in a broken home situation that would be anything but a successful environment from which any achievement could possibly emerge. He was the oldest of three children and his mother had a series of husbands, and as a high school student, his mother chased him out of the house with a knife, and he never went back.
After having worked as a janitor, he worked early in his career promoting Jim Rohn seminars. Soon he began his own career as a “self help” coach and ended up teaching various motivational programs which were then incorporated into his seminars and books.
He began to promote firewalking, board breaking and other fantastic feats into his seminars to promote how people could break through their barriers and move beyond their fears.
Ultimately through his seminars and books, Robbins promoted his services as a “Peak Performance” coach. He utilized celebrities such as Fran Tarkenton and actor Martin Sheen as examples of individuals who overcame difficulties to become tops in their field.
By the time 1991 rolled around, it is estimated that at least 100 million Americans and over 200 medial media markets had viewed his infomercials on success and self-motivation.
Robbins has written three block buster, best selling books, all emphasizing the power that we all have to achieve.
Robbins has touched a very large section of the American landscape with his straightforward approach to achievement as his principles are very effective. People from all over the world have read his books, listened to his tapes, and put his philosophies into practice.