Do you want to be happy? | Tony, Sage and Michael Singer on breaking patterns and finding inner peace
What does it take to be happy? We live in a culture where happiness is largely based on external forces - like what we get and what we achieve. And when our life conditions don’t match our expectations, we experience pain and fear. We suffer. But imagine what it would feel like to create a constant sense of inner peace and freedom, and live each day in a beautiful state. In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, you’ll hear a very special conversation with Tony, Sage and Michael Singer, renowned teacher and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul. They discuss what happiness really is, and what’s preventing you from living a life of peace and joy. They dive into the thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that are limiting your consciousness, and shed light on the ways you can commit to the new habits and patterns that will allow you to let go of pain and suffering and start living a life of self-realization. Discover what’s holding you back from being happy. Tap into unique methods of meditation and mindfulness that you can use to start living in the present moment. This is the time to take the risk and let go of your pain, step into the unknown, and allow life to unfold in the beautiful way it is meant to.
21 Nov 2018
Recover your true self | Tony, Russell Brand and Mary B on freeing yourself from the addictions and attachments that control your life
We all have some sort of addiction in our lives. Perhaps an addiction to a substance. Maybe it’s an addiction to food or a bad relationship. It could be an addiction to your cell phone. Or maybe it’s even an addiction to problems, or suffering. What unhealthy habits and attachments can you recognize in your own life? In this very special episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, Tony and his partner in crime, Mary Buckheit, sit down with actor, comedian, radio host, author and activist - Russell Brand. We all know Russell as the gregarious, charming personality starring in such hits as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. But what we didn’t know was that for decades, Russell struggled with loneliness, shame and self-worth, and was in the throes of a battle with substance addiction. In this conversation, Russell discusses the profound lessons in his book Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, and he shares just how he brought consciousness to his actions and behaviors, how he cultivated discipline in his life, and how he awoke to find truth in his life. He also reveals the tools and techniques to recognize negative patterns in your life, so that anyone can break free of the addictive habits and attachments that control our lives and start on the journey to recovering who you were truly meant to be.
6 Dec 2018
Fear will destroy you or drive you | Tony, world-champion triathlete Siri Lindley, and Free Solo’s Sanni McCandless on how fear can fuel your fire
We all experience fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear that we’re just not enough – fear is a common current that runs through all of our lives. For so many of us, fear rules everything and prevents us from reaching our true potential. In this episode, we’re diving into fear – how it shows up, how we handle it in different ways, and how we can use it to serve a valuable purpose and achieve the lives we truly desire. You’ll hear from Tony, as she shares his strategies on how he’s conditioned his own mind to overcome fear and become a successful entrepreneur that impacts the lives of millions. You’ll also hear from Siri Lindley, a world-champion triathlete and coach – who shares how she overcame her fear and OCD, and went on to become the best triathlete in the world while finding love and respect for herself along the way. And, if you’ve seen the Oscar-winning documentary, ‘Free Solo,’ you might remember Sanni McCandless, whose boyfriend, Alex Honnold climbed El Capitan – the 3,000 foot granite face looming over Yosemite Valley, without any ropes or safety harnesses. Sanni is a skilled life coach, and here she explains how she helps her coaching clients work through their everyday fears. Listen as she shares how she felt on the day of Alex’s free solo climb, and she overcame her own fear of losing him on that fateful day.
12 Aug 2019
In pursuit of your why | Tony and James Altucher on the importance of purpose and the tyranny of "how”
What is an extraordinary quality of life? The answer to that question is going to be different for every single person - because we all have different perspectives and different values. But regardless of what your answer is - if you want to create that magnificent life, then you must master two skills: the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment. In this special episode, we’re bringing you to the James Altucher Show. James is an entrepreneur, investor and author of 11 books including the WSJ best-seller “Choose Yourself!”. He has started and sold several companies for eight figure exits, and has also run venture capital funds, hedge funds, and angel funds. Tony stopped by The James Altucher show to talk about what it really means to take what you envision and make it real. They discuss the science of building wealth and the tactical investment strategies you can implement to create financial abundance. They uncover the most efficient ways to achieve professional success. And they discuss why it’s so critical to “find your why” when you make any decision in life – especially when it comes to how you’re going to live. Because there’s no worse fate than to achieve everything but not be happy. So what does fulfillment look like to you? How can you start living life on your terms? That’s exactly what this episode will get you focused on.
21 Dec 2017
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Be the last to speak | Simon Sinek on the 10 rules for achieving greatness
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Payback for Venmo | Tony Robbins and Venmo co-founder on finding your own story and getting to “yes”
In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast we’re continuing our Business Mastery Panelist series with an exclusive interview between Tony and Iqram Magdon-Ismail, the co-founder of the digital payment platform, Venmo. In case you’re not familiar with Venmo, the premise is simple: you connect the app to your checking account and you can send and receive payments to anyone with just a tap and a swipe of your smartphone. It’s the ideal solution for splitting bills and paying your friends back - especially for anyone who doesn’t like carrying around cash. Venmo makes exchanging money incredibly simple, and it takes the awkwardness out of asking someone to pay you back. Paying for everything from cab rides to dinners to rent and utilities is streamlined. Venmo was acquired by Braintree in 2012 for $26.2 million, which in turn sold to PayPal for $800 million. And now, Venmo processes more than $6.8 billion in payments per quarter. Yet as ubiquitous as Venmo is today, it wasn’t an easy path to success. Iqram and his co-founder Andrew Kortina endured countless obstacles in their early years, struggling to raise capital and almost closing their doors at one point. In this episode, Tony talks to Iqram about the evolution of Venmo, from idea to fruition to acquisition, and how they were able to persevere through the darkest periods. They discuss the importance of learning to embrace criticism, creating your company’s story, and using the no’s to refine your approach to find that pivotal yes.
2 May 2018
Achieve ultimate health in 10 days | Dr. Mark Hyman on how to defeat brain fog, depression and other ailments
Think back to a time when you felt physically unstoppable – when you were in peak shape. How did it feel to have that kind of energy? What did it feel like to be on the top of your game? And what if I told you that you could feel like that every single day? In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, your host, Ana Yoerg, is joined by renowned medical expert, Dr. Mark Hyman. Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a 10-time #1 New York Times best-selling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is a guest speaker at Tony’s Unleash the Power Within event. And he is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and the founder and medical director of The Ultra Wellness Center, which has a 30,000 person waiting list. You may have already read some of his works -- his books include The 10-Day Detox Diet, Eat Fat Get Thin and The Blood Sugar Solution. He is also a medical editor at The Huffington Post, has been featured on CBS This Morning, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The View and The Dr. Oz Show. He also just released a new docuseries called Broken Brain, which premiered in October and will be available again on January 17, 2018. To watch all 8 episodes, go to BrokenBrain.com.
12 Jan 2018
Secrets of peak performance | What you can learn from Tony’s work with the best athletes and coaches in the world
Have you ever wondered how world-class athletes – the ones whose names will live throughout history, like Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, and Lebron James – get to where they are? Do they just show up and start shooting three point shots, or hitting 200 mile-an-hour serves? Certainly not. What about coaches? What are the secrets behind the massive success of legendary coaches like Pat Riley, John Wooden and Bill Belichick – who have more earned back-to-back championships and created sports team dynasties that last for decades, even with completely different kinds of players? Find out what Tony Robbins has learned from over 40 years of working closely with some of the best athletes and coaches of all time.
27 Apr 2019
Discover your subconscious patterns | Ask this one question and you’ll know why you do the things you do, says Tony
Whose love did you crave most growing up – your mother’s or your father’s? And who did you feel you had to be for that person? Answering this question will not only help you understand how your identity was shaped, you will start to see just why you do the things you do. You will learn why you are the way you are now. The patterns that you fall into and the standards that you hold for yourself will all start to make sense. Because underneath all of this live six fundamental human needs that you are constantly striving to meet. In this episode of the Real Breakthrough Series on the Tony Robbins Podcast we’re taking you back to Date With Destiny, where Tony is helping Akila overcome the subconscious boundaries that are holding her back from the life she desires. Tony begins by asking Akila that critical question: Whose love did you crave most as a child? Because every single one of us has developed a model of the world based on the source of love we craved most growing up. This is the what influences the way we think and the way we act. This is what impacts the way we filter information. And this is what forms the entire way in which we experience the world. Tony shows us that we all create certain rule structures to support our needs. And he shows us that by uncovering our top two needs, we can begin to gain more perspective on our lives. Because when we are able to take a more objective, enlightened look at ourselves, we are able to find the way to breakthrough and break free of what is holding us back.
13 Sep 2018
Timing is everything | Daniel Pink on the best time for meetings, taking breaks and creative breakthroughs
When you set a goal, what do you focus on? Odds are, you put most of your energy towards how you will achieve the results you’re after. But what if you shifted that focus from the how to the when. What if timing was that important? What if good timing could not only enhance your performance - it could actually give you the edge that you need to achieve your goal? Welcome back to the Peak Performer season of the Tony Robbins Podcast. Today, we have a very special guest - New York Times bestselling author and one of the most influential business minds of our time, Daniel Pink. Dan is widely regarded as one of the foremost thinkers in behavioral sciences. He’s upended conventional wisdom about what gives people drive and motivation. He’s challenged the value that society places on left brain over right brain skills. And he’s dispelled preconceived notions about what really makes a great salesman. His latest work is no exception. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing - Dan offers profound insight into the importance of timing - and why most businesses, and most employees, really get it wrong. Dan and I sit down and discuss the science behind timing - how it impacts your cognitive abilities, your mood, your state. And he reveals the secrets of how good timing can help you become the most efficient, effective version of yourself. And how business owners can leverage the time of day to create an optimal working environment for their employees. Consider this episode a wake-up call. So that you can not only gain more clarity on why it’s not just about what you are doing, it’s really about when you are doing it that can make all the difference - letting you become the best version of yourself at work and at home.
19 Feb 2019
Are you part of the Captain Class? | The WSJ’s Sam Walker on the 7 core qualities of true leaders
What do the greatest leaders of all time have in common? You may think it comes down to a certain sense of charisma or some inhuman level of talent - because that’s what we’ve all been conditioned to think defines a leader. But superstars aren’t the same thing as super leaders. In fact, the greatest leaders often fly under the radar and are actually easy to miss. In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, you’ll be hearing from renowned leadership expert and bestselling author, Sam Walker. A former reporter, sports columnist and sports editor, Sam founded The Wall Street Journal’s prizewinning daily sports coverage. And most recently, helped launch the Journal’s leadership column. He is the author of Fantasyland, a bestselling account of his time in Tout Wars, America’s top fantasy-baseball expert competition (of which he is a two-time champion). And in his latest book – The Captain Class – Sam profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the secret sauce that drove these unconventional men and women to achieve massive success. Sam and our host, Ana Yoerg, do a deep dive into the behavioral and psychological traits of these individuals and how they have been the driving force behind some of the most legendary teams in history. They discuss the myths about leadership – and how to really identify and cultivate the leaders you see in your own organization. Because it isn’t always obvious. In fact, it rarely is. And as Sam reveals, once you do find these individuals, you need to understand how to effectively partner with them so that they assume a more autonomous role that can ultimately lead the entire team to success.
22 Mar 2018
The #1 decision you will ever make | Create a life shaped by decisions you control, not conditions that you can’t
When you’re looking through the lens of depression, how do you see the world? How do you react to those around you? And how do you handle obstacles that come your way? What about when you’re in a state of peace? How do you act? How do you react? Do you sweat the small stuff, or do you just shake it off? Does adversity rattle you, or are you able to approach challenges with confidence and ease? The fact is that you will have a very different experience in life when you are in a peaceful state, rather than a state of suffering. Your thoughts, actions and reactions - these stem directly from where you find yourself mentally and emotionally. This is why Tony says that the most important decision you will ever make is to live in a beautiful state - even when life doesn’t go your way. Because ultimately, our lives aren’t shaped by our conditions. Our lives are shaped by our decisions. And you must decide where to direct your focus. An undirected mind operates naturally in survival mode, constantly identifying and magnifying potential threats to our well-being. But the result? A life filled with stress and anxiety. In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, you’ll learn how most people make unconscious decisions, based on habit and conditioning. You’ll see how most people believe that suffering is an inevitable part of life. Frustration, stress, sadness, loneliness - yes, these are emotions we may all encounter - but Tony shows us that we all have the power to step out of these suffering states, and cultivate a life of love, joy, gratitude, playfulness, growth and appreciation. Because life is too short to be mired in suffering. Make the decision to master your mind. Choose a beautiful state, and start living the life you were meant to.
17 Oct 2018
The Entrepreneur Playbook | Tony Robbins on how to find what you’re made for – and turn it into a business
Did you know that a staggering 96% of businesses will fail over a 10-year period of time? And as for the remaining 4%, it does not necessarily mean they succeed, it means that they’ve survived. So what does it take - not only to launch a business, but to grow and scale is a successful and sustainable way? In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, we’re taking you to Joe Polish’s Genius Network, where Tony recently sat down to give his best advice for entrepreneurs and to discuss what it takes to really change the game. It’s not just about having the best product or service. And it’s not just about having the strategy or skills necessary to run a company. Because business, as Tony says, is for gladiators. And you absolutely must understand the psychology necessary to wage the battle that is growing a business if you want to succeed. So what does it take? What are the moments that will define you as an entrepreneur? And how can you bring more value to the table than anyone else? Listen to this episode now to find out how you can scale a successful business and build a brand that will ultimately change the game.
7 Feb 2018
Conor McGregor, the undeniable force | Tony talks to “The Notorious” about his unwavering certainty, ruthless mindset and how he became the king of combat sports
Conor McGregor will go down in history as one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. In this interview with Tony Robbins, he shares the bulletproof mindset that took him from being a plumber’s apprentice in Dublin to worldwide fame as the most “Notorious” fighter on the planet and the biggest name in the UFC. You’ll also get an inside look at two of the most anticipated fights in combat sports: Conor’s landmark boxing match with 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Junior – and his lightweight MMA title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Conor also explains how he’s driven his new whiskey company, Proper 12, to become an overnight success, and he opens up about his passion for helping others and the philanthropic projects he supports.
12 Jul 2019
Why you will never earn your fortune | Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk on building wealth, growing a business and finding gratitude
In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, we’re bringing you to the #AskGaryVShow. Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and CEO and founder of VaynerMedia - a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations. Gary has also made his mark as a public speaker, venture capitalist, New York Times bestselling author, and has been named to both Crain’s and Fortune’s “40 Under 40” lists. Gary is also the host of his podcast, The Gary Vaynerchuk Audio Experience, and of course, the ever-popular #AskGaryVShow, a business and marketing focused Youtube show with over 800,000 subscribers. Tony recently stopped by the Gary V Show to talk business, wealth, strategy and psychology. They discuss what it means to be Unshakeable, the power of gratitude, and their morning rituals, and they give advice to entrepreneurs and business owners on how to stay focused and keep your mental edge when things get tough - so that you won’t just achieve financial freedom, but true fulfillment.
8 Sep 2017
How to create life-changing moments | Dan Heath on breaking the script and delivering the experiences that really matter
Why do certain experiences influence us so strongly? How can even the most fleeting moments impact us in way that we remember them for years? And how can we intentionally create such experiences and moments to enrich and enhance our lives? In this episode of the Tony Robbins, you’ll hear from bestselling author, speaker and professor – Dan Heath. Dan is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs working for the social good. Dan and his brother Chip have written three New York Times bestsellers: Made to Stick, Decisive and Switch – which have sold over 2 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 33 languages. Now, in their upcoming book – The Power of Moments – the Heath brothers are revealing the keys to what they call “defining moments” – that is, the most memorable and meaningful experiences in our lives. When we understand the principles that underlie such moments, we can then learn how to intentionally create experiences that further enrich and enhance both our personal and our professional lives. Businesses can learn how to create moments that make both customers and employees more loyal and more satisfied. Families can learn how to create more lasting memories together. Teachers can create lesson plans that students will remember for years and years. Life is a series of moments and experiences. But with the right tools, tactics and insights, you can learn how to create the defining moments that will bring immense meaning to your lives.
28 Sep 2017
Why do people cheat? | Relationship expert Esther Perel talks to Tony about infidelity, intimacy and the danger of expectations
Why do people cheat? Even those in happy marriages? And what can affairs help us understand about intimacy? We tend to think that the act of infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. We judge those who commit transgressions. We shroud them in shame. We dismiss them, label them, categorize them as “cheaters.” And largely, we do so, without a complete understanding of infidelity. In this episode of the podcast, Tony sits down with world-renowned couples therapist and relationship expert, Esther Perel, to discuss what makes relationships work, what makes them fall apart - and what we aren’t understanding about infidelity. Esther is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated couples therapist who has helmed a private practice in New York City since 1983, she has over three decades experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire. Her international bestseller Mating in Captivity has been translated into twenty-six languages. Perel is a dynamic and provocative speaker on the international stage, with two critically praised TED talks that have reached over 17 million viewers. She has consulted on the Golden Globe-winning Showtime series The Affair and is also Executive Producer and host of the Audible Original Series “Where Should We Begin?”, in which she broadcasts intimate one-off counseling sessions with real-life couples. Perel has been featured in publications across five continents, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and Vogue. She is also a frequent guest on radio and television shows, including NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show, Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, and The Colbert Report. Over the past ten years, Esther has traveled the world, working closely with hundreds of couples who are struggling to cope with infidelity. She has seen the devastation such betrayal can cause. And she drew upon these experiences, her research and her expertise to write her latest book: The State of Affairs, where she reveals why even happy people cheat and why we shame those who stay with partners who have been unfaithful. In this episode, Esther and Tony invite the audience into an honest, enlightened exploration of modern marriage. What you learn may surprise you, as they challenge assumptions, uproot conventional wisdom, and offer a nuanced look at affairs from multiple viewpoints. Even if you have never experienced infidelity in a relationship, odds are you know someone who has. This episode will not only allow you to approach the subject of betrayal with much more empathy and understanding, it will give you a deeper look at our basic human needs, and why we do the things we do when it comes to intimate relationships.
10 Oct 2017
Why love isn’t enough | Tony shows a couple how to build a lasting partnership through communication and self-awareness
We all encounter challenges in our relationships, some more serious than others, but it’s how we handle them that ultimately matters.For many of us, when we feel pain, we tend to blame our partners. We criticize, close up. We avoid them, ignore them. All to play a game of who’s wrong and who’s right. But when you truly love someone - it doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right. In fact, blame only takes our power away, and excuses only cause us to continue hurting each other. Welcome back to the Tony Robbins Podcast. On today’s episode of the Real Breakthrough Series, we’re taking you back to Date With Destiny where Tony is working with Teresa and John, a couple fighting their way out of a painful past and trying to figure out a path towards a healthier, happier future. While Teresa and John have made substantial progress since dealing with infidelity, they still struggle when it comes to constructive communication. They slip back into old ways, making excuses for their behavior and shirking responsibility for their actions. But it’s clear they are still deeply in love, and are committed to finding a better way. Tony helps them see that if you’re having problems in your relationship, and feeling pain, it’s because you’re focused on yourself, not your partner. He helps them see that you can’t continue to focus on what you’re not getting, and what your partner’s not giving you. Because if you want to build an extraordinary relationship, you need to tear up the rules and start holding yourself 100% accountable for your experience.
4 Sep 2018
How to innovate in zeros | Jonas Kjellberg on how Skype eliminated costs and took the company to a $2.6B exit – in just two years
If you’re familiar with Tony’s renowned business seminar - Business Mastery, then you know it’s nothing like your average business growth conference. Business Mastery is 5-day immersive seminar where you go to build a platform for explosive growth. Tony takes you on a deep dive into the business growth strategies, systems and resources that you need to take your business to the next level. You learn the innovative strategies that industry leaders like Apple, Zappos and Facebook have used to build massive success. You address the critical factors impacting your own business and learn how you can refocus and realign with a winning business strategy and psychology to compete and innovate in any economy. Because when it comes to business, it shouldn’t be about surviving, it should be about thriving – having absolute mastery, ownership of purpose, and fulfillment like no other. In this episodes, we’re taking you to a special segment within Business Mastery, where Tony holds a panel discussion with leaders behind today’s fastest growing companies. And this time, you’re going to hear from Jonas Kjellberg: serial entrepreneur, author, investor and most notably – the co-creator of Skype. Jonas is the ultimate game changer. He’s driven by a deep-seeded passion to shake up the status quo. While others may focus on changing one variable at a time, Jonas has his sights set on changing as many variables as possible. This mindset has led him to take a number of risks and make a lot of big bets – some of which failed spectacularly, and some of which became massive successes like Skype. Tony and Jonas talk about the evolution of Skype, and how it became one of the internet’s most revolutionary businesses, disrupting the telecommunications sector in a way no one saw coming. Jonas reveals what he has learned from his past failures, and the key lessons he’s taken with him when it comes to eliminating costs, customer acquisition, why every company should be ready to embrace change and pivot on a dime.
25 Apr 2018
Becoming Michael Phelps | Tony talks to the greatest Olympian of all time about the art of the comeback, what it means to win, and the power of pushing through
Having won 28 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history. He has trained and competed at the highest levels of elite swimming, has broken world records, and forged a lifelong career unrivaled by any other. Even after he announced his retirement in 2012, he made a valiant comeback in 2016 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where he won five more gold medals to bring him up to a remarkable 23 first-place finishes. Today on the The Tony Robbins Podcast, you are about to hear from this legendary athlete, as he and Tony have a one-on-one interview at Tony’s private home, as part of a small event held for his Platinum Partners. You’ll hear Michael Phelps, who shares with the groups how he came to dominate the sport of swimming – and the setbacks he faced along the way. You’ll also hear from snowboarder Shaun White was also there, so you’ll hear a bit from him towards the end. (You can hear Shaun’s full interview right here on the podcast, a few episodes back). Michael has trained and competed in the swimming pool for the vast majority of his life. He made his Olympic debut at just 15 years old, and he spent the next 16 years mastering the sport through hard work and determination, intense focus, and an unwavering trust in his long-time coach, Bob Bowman. Touted as one of the greatest coach-athlete partnerships in the history of swimming, Michael opens up to Tony about his unbreakable relationship with Bob – who not only molded him into at supreme athlete, but who also played an essential role in his emotional upbringing. But not everything for Michael Phelps has been paved with gold, and his rise to the top was not without a series of well-publicized stumbles. In this interview, he opens up about his own struggle with depression, which affects over 40 million people in the U.S., and takes a particular toll on Olympic athletes who are on a biochemical high during the games, and afterwards, return home feeling empty and directionless. Now, Michael’s life is far different from what it once was. He’s a husband and father of two boys. He’s more patient. He spends time writing. He’s rekindling a relationship with his father. He’s not planning on another Olympic comeback – instead, he’s using his platform to help save lives through the Michael Phelps Foundation and his commitment to water safety and mental health programs and awareness. And as he shares with Tony, to him, that’s a comeback that’s bigger than winning an Olympic gold medal.
1 Apr 2019