Tony Robbins’s Top 10 Rules For Success – Volume 2 (@TonyRobbins)

have things we want we don't get what we want we get what we have to have different people that have been to the most horrific experiences life and they found a way to still be happy because they made the decision that life is too short to suffer here's what I've done I think I have the ability to influence people because I talk about my failures I talk about all the things that messed me up but I show people that didn't let it stop me and you only to stop you he's an American businessman author and philanthropist he served as an advisor to leaders around the world for almost 40 years his live arena event sellout months in advance he's Tony Robbins and here's my take on his top ten rules of success volume 2 rule number 2 is my personal favorite and I'm curious to figure out which one you guys like that and as always guys as you're watching the videos if you hear something that really resonates with you please leave it down the comments below and put quotes around it so other people can be inspired as well also as you are writing something down it's much more likely to stick in your head to enjoy people ask what does it take to succeed the one answer I give them as hunger that hunger is the greatest asset that you'll see in everybody from Richard Branson to Google or an apple or they these you know giant companies you got to become a master of your ability to turn on your determination or your creativity or your hunger or your passion or whatever it is it's going to take for you to get from where you are to where you really want to be intelligence is so valuable but there are so many smart people I can't fight the weight of a paper bag hunger is that part of you that says I will not stop I will not get up I will not settle for less than I can be or do or share or gift the number one thing that's going to change your life the only thing that will change your life change your business change your money change your relationship because you must raise your standard I know that sounds boring stupid basic but it's the truth the only thing that changes our life long term is when we raise our standards what does that mean that sounds so boring and dumb it means that all of us in life have things we want we don't get what we want we get what we have to have memorize it earlier we all get what we tolerate in ourselves and other people but when you're no longer willing to tolerate something that's when your life changes the difference in people is their standards period the difference in people is their standards period and what I mean by standards everyone in the world has a list of things they think they should do I should lose weight I should work out I should spend more time with my kids I should work harder I should make more calls I should I should I should I should and then you know what people don't do their sheds and they get mad at themselves and they what I call [ __ ] all over themselves they beat them so up about it what changes people is when you should becomes a must when suddenly the thing you said should happen has to happen that's when human beings change it's like if you want to take the island and you're the head of the army you want to take the iron island the most powerful way to take the island is burn the boats because there's no way to go back it's amazing what happens when it's a must to do something versus the [ __ ] that's what makes human being succeed so you really have to decide the most important decision is do I want to be happy will I commit to being happy more important than happy sometimes you'd be so happy to smile so much your face hurts right you need variety am I committed to living in a beautiful state even when it doesn't go my way even when it rains on my parade even when my biggest fear shows up because I can't control whether you're husband and wife will live or die or get sick or leave you or get a divorce I don't want any of that to happen any human being I hate suffering I do anything I can't help people not suffer and I can't control that you can you can there are people have lost their arms lost their sight there have been people that have been to the most horrific experiences of life and they found a way to still be happy because they've made the decision that life is too short to suffer I the interview dozens and hundreds over the years but dozens that like have impacted my soul that made me realize I can change this I've just gotten used to it I bought into the theory that this this survival software that's constantly running and making you suffer that that's normal no that's what the mind will do and mind has been around forever what I'm going to do is something different and the way I get out of suffering I give myself a 90 second rule it's really simple I say look if I feel myself starting to feel that stress filling that pissed-off nasur upsetness or concern or worry about my kit whatever I realize that's not going to make it better life's too short to suffer and then I just kind of breathe slowly slow everything down can I just watch the Pug albino look at that crazy Fox everybody said crazy that's uber said I thought I'm gonna kill that setup try it you don't kill them because you don't believe that thought it's the thoughts that are stressful that you believe that mess you up when you question them you break the pattern the more dentists like a muscle the more I train myself to do it I can authentically tell you now it takes a lot for something to take more than 90 seconds for me now and the level of joy surpasses all the money you could ever have in a million years and then the money it's easier to make money because you're not attached you don't have the fears you don't have the scarcity that people have because you feel so rich already right now I would some people don't wait to be rich what is that richness it's abundance joy its happiness its contribution it's getting out of yourself because as long as we're thinking about oh my god I lost something or you did something now I have less love less respect less money if I think lost less or because you did something or because I do something I'm never going to have what I want my life lost less than ever those three thought patterns they're the source of all suffering and the answer don't see it for what it really is no it's BS and find something to appreciate most people who start business very often will start two and three four more and the reason they do it is to the first one is in succeeding or they don't want agents exactly right and so what happens that person is they're never going to be successful in most cases unless they get lucky and you look even bounced across something that's easier to do but most people always looking for that next level what my view is is it's great to test all these things but you got to find what is your flagship what is it that you're going to commit your soul to because if you don't do that the inevitable channels are going to come up and you're going to then move on to something on your essential level and so the other thing I look at is business is about constantly adding such massive value doing work for others anybody else but it's also simultaneously about your own psychology it's your ability to go through thresholds of control it's like I can remember when I didn't have $50,000 keep the doors open on my company I had 12 employees and 11 wanted to quit but they hated the person running the show and $50,000 would be like 500 million to me today and I figured out how to get through that threshold and once I said like all the problems are related that we're handle I know you done this as well and then I you know I have a five million dollar lawsuit was totally unfair unjust and I finally had a just amount of time energy I got a bite the bullet five million was more like never met let me have a partner who took a company was moving a million dollars a day I've turned into 1.

5 billion in positive Avada not inching name's Emily and he wanted me to join up in business with some other partners not doing the multi-level side did the business put in ten million bucks we all put in 10 million 40 million with that but I find joint in several so I didn't understand in those days what that meant and two of my partners were supposedly billionaires and they went broke we bought some more companies and about a hundred and twenty million dollars in debt that I was on the heart for no one else had any money and I'm the enough to do a seminar want to throw up the new threshold of control so you know when you ski or snowboard and you think you're maybe it you're just new at it and you think you're going down a blue a green it turns out to be a cell block and you're like yeah and so you have two choices one is you start to go down you freak up you're going to die you slam on the ground to try to hang on for dear life or the other is they do you focus on where you want to go ain't galley the wave curve you find a way to cut and once you do it a couple of times you know like you have no more fear of that element not my biggest one out of that that led me to a billion I have 31 companies now to give you an idea seven different industries as diverses like you know stem cells to virtual reality of exclusive to the NDA now virtually how to give an example we do I got 1200 poised we're on three continents and we got five billion dollars in sales but I did that my first day another one frickin adding exactly right so masterful at it there is another level the only reason you keep seeing there isn't is you feel so exhausted about where you are but life the universe or God is just testing you because there is another level if this is good giants them to excellence Giants start good poor to good to excellence there's a level where all your dreams are realized there's a level that you've always dreamed about it is real it has not gone away but it takes that extra burst when you think there's nothing left there's no way you tried everything ten million times and you keep going it's almost like God is saying if you keep hitting this wall enough times I will see that you will not stop that you were filled with that level of determination faith and courage and then the door opens and you get to that next level but most people don't know is the next level is just two millimeters above and it's called outstanding ladies and gentlemen outstanding what the god what's it called what's it called outstanding magnificent unstoppable extraordinary not excellent it's a different level it's a level where you are not one of the best you are the best you know it's amazing you only have to be two millions more than everybody else and everything you get to joy the last piece of fun in the family the passion the economics the freedom the spirit it's all there what Jerry Maguire called the quad baby all of it and it's just two million years above and most excellent people give up because they're exhausted and there's some people go the harder I hit it the more I hit it sooner or later it's going down I'm not stopping and when you do that enough it pops open if you're obsessed you know what you want you take a massive action maybe you modeled somebody figure out the right action so you get there quicker and you're executing you still need a little grace some people call it luck you could call God but I really believe that there's the part we do and then there's the part that comes to us but I do know grace shows up a lot more when you do the first two steps on your own and grace shows up a lot more when you acknowledge grace in your life when you acknowledge that I was born in a world what I didn't have to build this internet that I can pull out of my pocket answer anything on earth I'm driving on streets I didn't pay I'm reading books I didn't have to write that's the gift of our lives and I think when we experience that grace we don't just experienced more achievement but we start to experience more fulfillment and grace not only affects your ability to get there but it affects what you do and how you leave you live once you are there it really determines the quality of your life because unless you live in a state of gratitude I did an interview with Sir John Templeton and as you know is one of the first billionaire investors just a brilliant man he came from nothing and he don't eat I think with seven and 15 play still do it the Templeton fun I think it's seven and fifty million dollars a year it's bigger than the Nobel funds that he donates and when they asked him I said what is the secret to wealth he looked to me pause this big smile as I've got really bright like they always did and he said Tony it's what you teach I said I teach a lot of things you know it's begging he said gratitude he said because you night only no billionaires that are miserable and it's because they're not grateful for what they have and we both know people have no money seemingly but they're so grateful for their health for their husbands their wife or their children they're so grateful that god they're so people for their life that they're rich you know so I think I think it starts with that gratitude it starts with that connection to grace is simplistic as that sounds and so it's not enough just have your financial plan you have all the money and be miserable without the money then be really rich emotionally psychologically especially failure is part of life I mean the difference for me though if I look at failure is a stepping stone to success it's a speed bump I know I'm going to fail but it's not failure if you learn something and so gosh I've made so many mistakes I've screwed so many things up but every time I do it just becomes it becomes a way for me to explain to someone else what it takes you know it's like here's what I've done I think I have the ability to influence people because I talk about my failures I talk about all the things that mess me up but I show people that didn't let them stop me and you'll need to stop you and I think I think that's really a secret matter and everything you touch was successful we got to relate to people as well oh you'll be right and also to be total boss and everyone know it's both and also you'd be bored silly I mean think about it if you just said I want this to happen I want this to happen you know keep a little value it they don't fight for you know it's like you see kids sometimes in it you know your parents will say you're not gonna value this if you don't work for it and you're keeping on value just give it to me but it's true you know the things we've worked the hardest for we value the most so I think you know the purpose of the goal is not getting it anyway the purpose of goal you know is what who you become who you becomes going to make you happier gonna make you sad so I'm not looking for an effortless approaches there's no such thing so Tony wanted critics actually that I once met said yeah Tony's techniques they were great for about a year and a half and then they wore off what do you say to that well it's real simple if you don't work out you don't get up you don't get a muscle right I always tell people this is there's a daily practice like grinding if you don't do that if you get up and you have no discipline whatsoever you get no value of anything if diets don't work when you don't do the neck sir size doesn't work when you don't do them but most people have some experiences that they want to shift and once you shift those things your whole life changes but life is constant growth my life isn't here because I went to one seminar one time and now my life is fit for life I I work out I train my mind I train my body it becomes a lifestyle it's not just like you're depending upon somebody else I'm not here to become somebody's guru I'm not here to give them a gift I'm here than to open up their own gifts and that's really what my work is then the only way to deal with fear that I found in my life is a couple ways one of those ways is to turn it on itself and ask yourself what am I afraid of I don't think of that I got to be more afraid of what I'm going to miss out on missing out on the mission this thing on who I'm supposed to be missing in other words if you don't get rid of fear than use there use fear or it uses you it's that simple so you got to say okay what's the price if I just stay doing this what's the price what I need to really even get scared and I learn all this I don't follow through that's somebody scared about and then that fear will get you over your fear and they'll push you through turn fear in itself second way you can do it is use what you've probably heard me say because I've used this in with 17 in my little rocking-chair test right I'm gonna I'm gonna sit myself in my rocking chair I'm I'm 85 years old and looking back on my life and I say I didn't do this or I did if you find your passion you're going to have this tremendous energy of sustainable energy but momentum requires you always do the next thing that keeps the momentum going and the reason you get yourself in a passionate place and so that you change your life and the only thing that changes your life is making a decision so while you're in this passionate state that's where you make decisions you don't make decisions when you like oh I don't know what do you think all right let's decide if you make a decision in a state without momentum if you make a decision from place where there's no passion you are not going to get momentum it will kill momentum if decide commit and resolve some of you in the past you've gotten momentum you've gotten passionate you've even made a decision but a decision is the first step decision is like a war I got to do this or that alright I'm going to make myself do this but commitment is when you nail after you've decided you commit to do this for the long term whether it's hard or easy doesn't matter you're doing this it takes it from this moment and it carries it into the future even when things are difficult and the third state is resolved resolved means it's done it's like it doesn't even if you took actually it's done inside you so it's done out there there's no question whatsoever then once you decide the only way the commitment and the energy and the momentum continues if you take immediate massive what my friends massive life write down in your notes massive action is the cure-all massive action is the cure-all if you're having a difficult time with something your relationship isn't where you want it to be your finances are not where you want to be your body's not where you want to be your business is not where it want to be you need to take massive action if that doesn't work try something else but doesn't work try something else keep going with massive action and you will find the way because it will give you momentum thank you guys so much for watching we're continue to experiment with the volume 2 series I hope you enjoyed it I love to know what otoni stay here that had the biggest impact on you and why what are you going to immediately apply somehow to your life for your business please leave it down in the comments below and I'm going to join in the discussion I also want to give a quick chatter to D green thank you so much man for picking up a copy of my book your one word and making that awesome silent tribute video on YouTube I really appreciate your creativity and your support so thank you guys again for watching I believe in you I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is let's love I'll see you soon because you'll never earn your way to financial fortune even people that make just loads of money the actors the actresses the athletes where are they 10 and 15 years later I mean 50 cent made a hundred million dollars on vitamin water he got a tip and he got like a two or three hundred million dollar net worth and he's bankrupt he bought Mike Tyson's house twenty five thousand square feet and Mike Tyson made a half a billion dollars in went bankrupt right now I don't if you saw Johnny Depp I don't know if it's going to happen up what the papers are saying he may go bankrupt he made three quarters of a billion dollars as a movie star but he spent thirty thousand dollars a month unwind he must be feeling good and secondly he took Hunter Thompson the reporter he burned his body and paid three million dollars to blow his ashes into the sky in a cannon so how much money make you can screw it up right but if you will just decide there's a percentage of my income that no matter what I'm going to have it automated I'm not going to see it it's going to go straight to an investment account and I don't know if it's 10 or 15 or 20 those numbers sound gigantic the most people even if you start with five and built that income does not go to anybody else and then you put that into compounding so listen to this there's a young man true story a theater Johnson 1950s worked for ups never made more than fourteen thousand dollars in annual income in his entire life retired with seventy million dollars and he didn't you know he didn't inherit a dime he gave away thirty five million while he's alive now how is that possible because of compound interest whenever all these investors and say what's the biggest mistake Americans make he said but they all said they don't have in a compound interest they know intellectually a little bit what it means but they don't do it they don't do it consistently so what do you do if if they just means that the profits you made go back into the a reinvesting and it keeps growing but it grows geometrically right and so a friend of his came to this man to work for UPS and said I'm gonna make you rich we're gonna put a 20% tax on you he said I can't give up 20% I kept in my goals if I do that he said listen to the government raise your taxes 20% and you claimed you screamed you cry you complain and you pay it and you get adjusted to it but he said this like on the government this is going into an account for your future and that compounding is what made him that much money in the book I give you an example of a an 18 year old boy whose father convinces him that he should save $300 a month out of his income she's not a huge income that sounds like a lot but when you automate it you forget about it's perfect you just well he does this from 18 years old to 27 for 8 years so the total amount of money $300 a months about 4,000 a year that's $28,000 total he then puts ELISA to the market and never adds a dime to it from 28 years old on at 65 because the market over those 30 years grew 10% his money has compounded so much he has 1.

8 million dollars you don't need a lot of money be wealthy you need time so you're saying that even if I have student debt that I'm struggling to pay off even if I'm making say $1,000 a week that I should still try to put a percentage or make it a point to put a percentage not just into a savings account but into an investment into an investment account where to put that money then we teach you the ways to do that it's got to be diversified yeah never put all your money in the market I want okay – Have things we want.

We don't get what we want, we get what we have to have. There have been people that have been through the most horrific experiences in life and they found a way to still be happy 'cause they've made the decision that life is too short to suffer.

Here's what I've done. I think I have the ability to influence people 'cause I talk about my failures. I talk about all the things that messed me up but I show people that I didn't let it stop me and you don't need to let it stop you.

– He's an American businessman, author, and philanthropist. He served as an advisor to leaders around the world for almost 40 years. His live arena events sellout months in advance. He's Tony Robbins and here's my take on his Top 10 Rules for Success, volume two.

Rule number two is my personal favorite and I'm curious to figure out which one you guys like best. And as always, guys, as you're watching the videos, if you hear something that really resonates with you please leave it down the comments below and put quotes around it so other people can be inspired as well.

Also, as you are writing something down it's much more likely to stick in your head too. Enjoy! (dramatic music) – People ask what does it take to succeed? The one answer I give them is hunger. (dramatic music) That hunger is the greatest asset that you'll see in everybody from Richard Branson to Google or in Apple or Facebook, these giant companies.

You got to become a master of your ability to turn on your determination or your creativity or your hunger or your passion or whatever it is that's going to take for you to get from where you are to where you really want to be.

Intelligence is so valuable but there are so many smart people that can't fight the weight of a paper bag. Hunger is that part of you that says I will not stop, I will not give up, I will not settle for less than I can be or do or share or give.

The number one thing that's going to change your life, the only thing that will change your life, change your business, change your money, change your relationship is you must raise your standard.

And I know that sounds boring, stupid, basic, but it's the truth. The only thing that changes our life long term is when we raise our standards. What does that mean? That sounds so boring and dumb.

It means that all of us in life have things we want, we don't get what we want, we get what we have to have. Remember I said earlier, we all get what we tolerate in ourselves and other people but when you're no longer willing to tolerate something that's when your life changes.

The difference in people is their standards, period. The difference in people is their standards, period. And what do I mean by standards? Everyone in the world has a list of things they think they should do.

I should lose weight, I should work out, I should spend more time with my kids, I should work harder, I should make more calls, I should, I should, I should, I should and then you know what? People don't do their shoulds and they get mad at themselves and they what I call shit all over themselves.

They beat themself up about it. What changes people is when your should becomes a must, when suddenly the thing you said should happen has to happen. That's when human beings change. It's like if you want to take the island and you're the head of the army and you want to take the island.

The most powerful way to take the island is burn the boats 'cause if there's no way to go back it's amazing what happens when it's a must to do something versus I should. That's what makes human beings succeed.

So you really have to decide. The most important decision is do I want to be happy? Will I commit to being happy? More important than happy. Sometimes you'd be so happy, you smile so much your face hurts, right? You need variety.

Am I committed to living in a beautiful state even when it doesn't go my way? Even when it rains on my parade? Even when my biggest fear shows up? Because I can't control whether your husband or wife will live or die or get sick or leave you or get a divorce.

I don't want any of that to happen to any human being. I hate suffering. I'd do anything I can to help people not suffer but I can't control that, you can. You can, there are people who have lost their arms, lost their sight.

There have been people that have been through the most horrific experiences in life and they found a way to still be happy 'cause they've made the decision that life is too short to suffer. I've interviewed dozens and hundreds over the years but dozens that have impacted my soul, that made me realize I can change this.

I've just gotten used to it. I bought into the theory that this survival software that's constantly running and making you suffer, that that's normal. No, that's what the mind will do and mind that's been around forever.

What I'm going to do is something different. And the way I get out of suffering, I give myself a 90-second rule. It's really simple. I say look, if I feel myself starting to feel that stress feeling that pissed offness or upsetness or concern or worry about my kid, whatever, I realize that's not going to make it better, life's too short to suffer and then I just kind of breathe slowly, slow everything down, and I just watch the thought go by.

Look at that crazy thought. 'Cause everybody's had crazy thoughts. Everybody's had a thought, I'm going to kill that son of a, right? And then you don't kill 'em 'cause you don't believe that thought.

It's the thoughts that are stressful that you believe that mess you up. When you question them, you break the pattern. The more I've done this, like a muscle, the more I've trained myself to do it, I can authentically tell you now it takes a lot for something to take more than 90 seconds for me now and the level of joy surpasses all the money you could ever have in a million years and then the money, it's easier for you to make money 'cause you're not attached.

You don't have the fears, you don't have the scarcity that people have 'cause you feel so rich already, right now. I would tell people, don't wait to be rich. What is that richness? It's abundance, it's joy, it's happiness, it's contribution, it's getting out of yourself 'cause as long as we're thinking about oh my god I lost something or you did something.

Now I have less love, less respect, less money. If I think lost, less, or because you did something or because I did something I'm never going to have what I want in my life. Lost, less, never. Those three thought patterns, they're the source of all suffering and the antidote? See it for what it really is, know it's BS and find something to appreciate.

Most people who start business very often will start two and three, four more and the reason they do it is 'cause the first one isn't succeeding or they no longer– – They lack patience. – Have the juice for it.

Exactly right. And so what happens to that person is they're never going to be successful in most cases unless they get lucky. – Yeah. – You can get lucky if you bounced across something that's easier to do but most people are always looking for that next level.

What my view is, is it's great to test all these things but you've got to find what is your flagship. What is it that you're going to commit your soul to 'cause if you don't do that the inevitable channels are going to come up and you're going to then move on to something else more enjoyable.

– A 100%. – And so the other thing I look at is business is about constantly, not only adding such massive value, doing more for others than anybody else but it's also simultaneously about your own psychology.

It's your ability to go through thresholds of control. It's like, I can remember when I didn't have $50,000 to keep the doors open on my company. I had 12 employees and 11 wanted to quit 'cause they hated the person running the show and $50,000, would be like $500 million to me today and I figured how to get through that threshold and once I did, all the problems related to that were handled.

I know you've done this as well. And then I, I had a five million dollar lawsuit. It was totally unfair and unjust and I finally had to just, the amount of time, energy, and money, I had to bite the bullet and do it.

And five million was more than I could permit. Then I had a partner who took a company that was losing a million dollars a day and turned it into $1.5 billion in positive EBITDA, I'm not mentioning names, Amway, and he wanted me to join him in business with some other partners not doing the multilevel side, did the business put in 10 million bucks, we all put in 10 million, it was 40 million to debt but I signed joint and several which I didn't understand in those days what that meant.

And two of my partners were supposedly billionaires and they went broke. We bought some more companies, ended up with a $120 million in debt that I was on the hook for, no one else had any money and I'm getting up to do a seminar, wanting to throw up.

It was a new threshold of control. So you know when you ski or you snowboard and you think you're maybe, you're just new at it and you think you're going down a blue a green and it turns out to be a double black and you're like, what the– – Yeah! – And so you have two choices.

One is you start to go down and you freak out you're going to die, you slam on the ground and try to hang on for dear life, or the other is you focus on where you want to go. – And you go. – And you find a way to curve, you find a way to cut, and once you do it a couple of times– – You get used to it.

– You have no more fear of that element. Now, my biggest one out of that that led me to a billion. I have 31 companies now to give you an idea, seven different industries as diverse as stem cells to virtual reality, we have the exclusive for the NBA now in virtually reality, to give an example.

I got 1200 employees, we're on three continents and we got five billion dollars in sales but I did that 'cause I first stayed on one freakin' thing. – Yeah, that's exactly right. – Become so masterful at it.

There is another level. The only reason you keep seeing there isn't is you feel so exhausted about where you are but life, the universe, or God is just testing you because there is another level. If this is good, giant jump to excellence, giant, start good, poor, to good, to excellence.

There's a level where all your dreams are realized. There's a level that you've always dreamed about. It is real, it has not gone away but it takes that extra burst. When you think there's nothing left, there's no way, you've tried everything 10 million times and you keep going.

It's almost like God is saying if you keep hitting this wall enough times I will see that you will not stop, that you are filled with that level of determination, faith, and courage and then the door opens and you get to that next level but what most people don't know is the next level is just two millimeters above and it's called outstanding, ladies and gentlemen, outstanding.

What's it called? – [Audience] Outstanding! – What's it called? – [Audience] Outstanding! – What's it called? – [Audience] Outstanding! – Outstanding, magnificent, unstoppable, extraordinary! Not excellent, it's a different level.

It's a level where you are not one of the best you are the best. And you know what's amazing, you only have to be two millimeters more than everybody else and you get everything. You get the joy, the laughter, the fun, the family, the passion, the economics, the freedom, the spirit, it's all there.

What Jerry Maguire called the quad, baby. All of it and it's just two millimeters above and most excellent people give up because they're exhausted and there's some people that go the harder I hit it, the more I hit it, sooner or later it's going down, I'm not stopping.

And when you do that enough, it pops open. If you're obsessed, you know what you want, you take a massive action, maybe you modeled, somebody figured out the right action. So you get there quicker and you're executing.

You still need a little grace. Some people call it luck. You could call it God but I really believe that there's the part we do and then there's the part that comes to us. But I do know, grace shows up a lot more when you do the first two steps on your own and grace shows up a lot more when you acknowledge grace in your life, when you acknowledge that I was born in a world where I didn't have to build this internet, that I can pull out of my pocket the answer to anything on earth, I'm driving on streets that I didn't pave, I'm reading books I didn't have to write.

That's the gift of our lives and I think when we experience that grace we don't just experience more achievement but we start to experience more fulfillment. – And grace not only affects your ability to get there but it affects what you do and how you live once you are there.

– It really determines the quality of your life because unless you live in a state of gratitude, I did an interview with Sir John Templeton who as you know is one of the first billionaire investors and just a brilliant man.

He came from nothing and he donated, I think it was 750, they still do it, the Templeton Fund, I think it's 750 million dollars a year. It's bigger than the Nobel Fund that he donates. And one day I asked him I said, "What is the secret to wealth?" And he looked at me, paused, this big smile and his eyes got really bright, like they always did and he said, "Tony, it's what you teach.

" I said, "Well I teach a lot of things, which thing?" And he said, "Gratitude." He said, "Because you and I, Tony, "know billionaires that are miserable "and it's because they're not grateful for what they have "and we both know people who have no money seemingly "but they're so grateful for their health, "for their husbands, for their wife, for their children, "they're so grateful to God, "they're so grateful for their life that they're rich.

" So I think it starts with that gratitude, it starts with that connection to grace as simplistic as that sounds and so it's not enough just to have your financial plan. You can have all the money and be miserable.

Let's have the money and be really rich emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. Failure is part of life, I mean, the difference for me though is I look at failure as a stepping stone to success.

It's a speed bump. I know I'm going to fail but it's not failure if you learn something and so, gosh, I've made so many mistakes. I've screwed so many things up but every time I do it just becomes, it becomes a way for me to explain to someone else what it takes.

It's like here's what I've done. I think I have the ability to influence people 'cause I talk about my failures, I talk about all the things that mess me up but I show people that I didn't let it stop me and you don't need to let it stop you.

And I think that's really the secret in that area. – And if everything you touched was successful you probably wouldn't be able to relate to people as much. – No, you wouldn't be able to relate and also it'd be total bull and everyone'd know it's bull.

And also you'd be bored silly. I mean think about it, if you just said I want this and it happened, I want this and it happened, people don't value what they don't fight for. It's like you see kids sometimes, your parents will say you're not going to value this if you don't work for it.

And you're a kid you're going, "I'll value it, just give it to me." But it's true. The things we've worked the hardest for, we value the most. So I think the purpose of the goal is not getting it anyway.

The purpose of the goal is what, who you become. Who you become is going to make you happier or it's going to make you sad. So I'm not looking for an effortless approaches. – Sure, sure, sure.

– There's no such thing. – So Tony, one of the critics actually that I once met said, "Yeah Tony's techniques, "they were great for about a year and a half "and then they wore off.

" (Tony laughing) What do you say to those folks who say– – Real simple, if you don't work out you don't get a muscle, right? So I always tell people, this is, there's a daily practice like priming, if you don't do that, if you get up and you have no discipline whatsoever you get no value of anything.

Diets don't work when you don't do them, exercise doesn't work when you don't do them but most of the people that have some experiences that they want to shift and once you shift those things, your whole life changes.

But life is constant growth. My life isn't here 'cause I went to one seminar one time and now my life is fit for life. I work out, I train my mind, I train my body. It becomes a lifestyle. It's not just like you're depending upon somebody else.

I'm not here to become somebody's guru. I'm not here to give them a gift. I'm here for them to open up their own gifts and that's really what my work has been. The only way to deal with fear that I found in my life there's a couple ways.

One of those ways is to turn it on itself and ask yourself what am I afraid of? I'm afraid of that? I got to be more afraid of what I'm going to miss out on, missing out on my mission, missing out on who I'm supposed to be, missing, in other words if you're not getting rid of fear than use fear, use fear or it uses you.

It's that simple. So you got to say, okay what's the price if I just stay doing this? What's the price? I need to really get scared if I learn all this and I don't follow through. That's something to be scared about and then that fear will get you over your fear.

It'll push you through, turn fear in itself. Second way you can do it is use what you've probably heard me say 'cause I've used it since I was 17, is my little rocking chair test, right? I'm going to sit myself in my rocking chair.

I'm 85 years old and looking back on my life and I say, I didn't do this or I did. If you find your passion, you're going to have this tremendous energy of sustainable energy but momentum requires you always do the next thing that keeps the momentum going and the reason you get yourself in a passionate place is so that you change your life and the only thing that changes your life is making a decision.

So while you're in this passionate state that's where you make decisions. You don't make decisions when you're like, oh I don't know, what do you think? All right let's decide.

If you make a decision in a state without momentum, if you make a decision from a place where there's no passion, you are not going to get momentum. It will kill momentum. It's decide, commit and resolve.

Some of you in the past, you've gotten momentum, you've gotten passionate, you've even made a decision but a decision is the first step, decision is like a war, I got to do this or that. Alright, I'm going to make myself do this but commitment is when you nail after you've decided you commit to do this for the long term whether it's hard or easy doesn't matter, you're doing this.

It takes it from this moment and it carries it into the future even when things are difficult. And the third state is resolve. Resolved means it's done. It's like, it doesn't even if you took action, it's done inside you so it's done out there.

There's no question whatsoever. Then once you decide, the only way the commitment and the energy and the momentum continues is if you take immediate massive, what my friends? Massive what? Write down in your notes.

Massive action is the cure-all. Massive action is the cure-all. If you're having a difficult time with something, your relationship isn't where you want it to be, your finances are not where you want to be, your body is not where you want to be, your business is not where you want to be.

you need to take massive action! And if that doesn't work, try something else. If that doesn't work try something else. Keep going with massive action and you will find the way because it will give you momentum.

– Thank you guys so much for watching. We're continuing to experiment with the volume two series so I hope you enjoyed it. I'd love to know what did Tony say here that had the biggest impact on you and why? What are you going to immediately apply somehow to your life or your business? Please leave it down in the comments below and I'm going to join in the discussion.

I also want to give a quick shout to D Green. Thank you so much, man, for picking up a copy of my book, Your One Word, and making that awesome silent tribute video on YouTube. I really appreciate your creativity and your support.

(playful music) So thank you guys again for watching. I believe in you. I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is, much love. I'll see you soon. – 'Cause you'll never earn your way to financial fortune.

Even people that make just loads of money, the actors, the actresses, the athletes. Where are they 10 and 15 years later? I mean 50 Cent made a hundred million dollars on vitamin water, he got a tip. And he got like a two or 300 million dollar net worth and he's bankrupt.

He bought Mike Tyson's house, 25,000 square feet and Mike Tyson made a half a billion dollars and went bankrupt. Right now, I don't know if you saw, Johnny Depp, I don't know if it's going to happen or not but the papers are saying he may go bankrupt.

He made three quarters of a billion dollars as a movie star but he spent $30,000 a month on wine. He must be feeling good and secondly he took Hunter Thompson, the reporter, he burned his body and paid three million dollars to blow his ashes into the sky in a cannon.

So no matter how much money you make, you can screw it up, right? But if you will just decide, there's a percentage of my income that no matter what I'm going to have it automated, I'm not going to see it.

It's going to go straight to an investment account. And I don't know if it's 10 or 15 or 20. Those numbers sound gigantic to most people. Even if you start with five and build that income does not go to anybody else and then you put that into compounding.

So listen to this. There's a young man, true story, a Theodore Johnson, 1950s, worked for UPS. Never made more than $14,000 in annual income in his entire life, retired with $70 million and he didn't inherit a dime.

He gave away 35 million while he was alive. Now how is that possible? Because of compound interest. I interview all these investors and say what's the biggest mistake Americans make he said, they all said they don't tap into compound interest.

They know intellectually a little bit what it means but they don't do it, they don't do it consistently. So what do you do? – It basically just means that the profits you made could go back into the investment.

– You keep reinvesting and it keeps growing but it grows geometrically, right? And so a friend of his came to this man who worked for UPS and said I'm going to make you rich. We're going to put a 20% tax on you, he said I can't give up 20%.

I can't pay my bills if I do that. He said listen, if the government raise your taxes 20% and you'd claim, you'd screamed, you'd cry, you'd complain and you'd pay it and you get adjusted to it but he said this is not going to the government, this is going into an account for your future and that compounding is what made him that much money.

In the book, I give you an example of an 18-year-old boy whose father convinces him that he should save $300 a month out of his income. not a huge income that sounds like a lot. But when you automate it, you forget about it, it's perfect.

You adjust. Well he does this from 18 years old to 27 for eight years. So the total amount of money $300 a month's about 4,000 a year, that's $28,000 total. He didn't put, he leaves it in the market and never adds a dime to it from 28 years old on.

At 65, because the market over those 30 years grew 10% his money has compounded so much he has $1.8 million. You don't need a lot of money to be wealthy. You need time. – So you're saying that even if I have student debt, that I'm struggling to pay off.

Even if I'm making say $1,000 a week, that I should still try to put a percentage or make it a point to put a percentage not just into a savings account but into an investment account. – Into an investment account, where to put that money, then we teach you the ways to do that.

It's got to be diversified. – Yeah. – Never put all your money in the market. – I want to, okay.

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