“Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one?” Tony Robbins, the #1 Life and Business Strategist, has helped over 50 million people from 100 countries create real and lasting change in their lives. In this podcast, he shares proven strategies and tactics so you, too, can achieve massive results in your business, relationships, health and finances. In addition to excerpts from his signature events and other exclusive, never-before-released audio content, Tony and his team also conduct deeply insightful interviews with the most prominent masterminds and experts on the global stage.
Sneak Peak: Q & A w/ Tony Robbins During Last Year’s Free Breakthrough Challenge
This year, Tony is doing his third and final free challenge online: The Ultimate Breakthrough Challenge. These challenges, created in 2020 when millions around the world were stuck at home, have made Tony’s work accessible to more than 1 million people, changing lives around the world.
By spending just a few hours a day for a week with Tony, we have seen people shed weight, create passionate relationships and take their businesses to the next level.
In this episode, we share some of the most impactful audience questions and Tony’s answers from last year’s challenge that shifted the way our participants’ viewed the world and their lives, creating breakthroughs immediately for both them and the entire audience.
Listen or watch below to the full conversation.
[0:11] The Ultimate Breakthrough Challenge
[1:40] How do I let go of the things that I cannot control and react with a positive mindset?
[2:02] The Idea of control is an illusion. What is real is influence.
[3:04] Expectations lead to suffering
[3:35] Focus, physiology and language
[4:50] Focus on what you can control
[7:28] How do I find a purpose that will pay me?
[9:35] The difference between soul and economics.
[13:03] Work hard, keep improving yourself and your gifts will make room for you.
[15:50] How long does the celebration of reaching a goal last for you?
[16:45] Goal is not to achieve your goal, the goal is for you to grow.
[17:41] The biggest mistake in people’s businesses.
[18:40] How do you stop self-sabotage
[20:44] Masculine and feminine energy
[21:44] Mature v. immature
[23:08] How to change your conditioning
[25:11] Cold plunge example
[27:15] The Ultimate Breakthrough Challenge
Netflix’s I Am Not Your Guru five years later, with Filmmaker Joe Berlinger and Tony & Sage Robbins
5 years ago, Tony Robbins gave behind the scenes access of his annual life changing event, Date With Destiny to Netflix and filmmaker Joe Berlinger, and the movie I Am Not Your Guru was born. Today, Tony and his wife Sage sit down with Joe and discuss how the film came to be, as well as check in with some of the people highlighted in the documentary and what their life looks like today, years after this transformative event. If interested in attending yourself, visit DWDVirtual.com
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger is known for making mostly dark documentaries about rock singers & serial killers. However, when Joe attended Tony Robbins’ Date With Destiny event and moved from the dark to the light in his own life, he knew he had to make a movie about this transformative event. After months and months of convincing Tony and Sage to say yes, he agreed to their terms of not letting his crew get in the way of the event or experience of the people in the room in any way, and I Am Not Your Guru was born.
As we celebrate the 5th anniversary of this ground-breaking film, Joe sits down with Tony and Sage to share moving stories, behind the scenes anecdotes and life updates from several people followed in the documentary. This is a candid conversation you don’t want to miss.
Watch the full conversation HERE.
SHOW NOTES (video and audio)
[1:58] Intro Joe Berlinger
[3:50] Joe’s experience at Date With Destiny
[8:00] Joe wanted to make a movie about Date With Destiny
[9:01] 2 stumbling blocks
[9:58] A deal is made
[10:51] Sage hesitant to make a movie
[12:02] Joe’s favorite moment in the film
[13:13] Tony’s reflections on Joe’s favorite moment
[14:29] Joe is the king of Netflix
[15:42] Skeptical Filming Crew
[16:47] Where are they now? Dawn
[23:22] Dawn’s path post Date With Destiny
[24:12] Dawn’s “uncle” Joaquin joins the conversation
[27:27] Dawn’s relationship with men
[29:11] Joe’s most impactful experience
[29:28] The greatest gift of Date With Destiny
[31:43] Does this last?
[32:00] The unique community of friends
[32:45] Where are they now? Tammy and Lance
[37:04] Lance’s cracks his shell
[37:37] Tammy can do anything with Lance
[39:02] A reflection of the human experience
[39:49] Lance and Tammy’s advice on an extraordinary life
[41:55] Creating a compelling life
[43:28] Date With Destiny: Mastering what’s inside
[43:38] Interested for yourself? DWDVirtual.com
How ClassPass & Dave’s Killer Bread built success | Tony talks with the creators at Business Mastery
ClassPass users around the world have logged more than 100 million hours of workouts, while Dave’s Killer Bread is flying off shelves at a record pace. What do their founders attribute the success of their brands to?
At a recent Business Mastery event, Tony Robbins hosts an in-depth conversation with both Payal Kadakia, the founder and CEO of ClassPass, and Dave Dahl, the founder of Dave’s Killer Bread.
ClassPass is this decade’s first unicorn, a start-up that reached a billion dollar valuation. But it is Kadakia’s passion for and dedication to her company’s mission of providing soul nourishing experiences to its community that drives her daily.
After spending 15 years in prison, Dahl seized his second chance by creating healthy, great-tasting bread recipes that became Dave’s Killer bread. He sold his company a few years ago to the second-largest bakery in the nation for $275M.
While Kadakia and Dahl have very diverse backgrounds and entrepreneurial stories, they both harnessed challenges, obstacles and disappointments to drive them, rather than destroy them. They became servant leaders, dedicated to the needs of their raving fans, which translated into incredible opportunities to change the world through innovation and inspiration.
Watch the discussion here.
[01:25] Introduction of Payal Kadakia
[02:45] Facing adversity
[5:35] What creating ClassPass was about
[6:12] Don’t lose your connection to your why
[6:26] False signals of success
[6:50] MVP: Minimum Viable Product
[7:20] Their biggest customer behavior challenge
[8:15] ClassPass evolution, 3 versions
[12:30] Be mission obsessed, not product obsessed
[13:00] COVID and ClassPass
[17:05] ClassPass’s Mission
[18:46] Focusing through iterations.
[20:55] ClassPass Capital raises
[21:58] Culture at ClassPass
[26:10] Being a woman of color is a strength.
[27:29] Failure is a data point. It is part of the journey.
[28:17] Introduction of Dave Dahl of Dave’s Killer Bread
[30:28] Dave’s first transformation.
[31:15] Dave’s rock bottom.
[34:10] What changed Dave’s life.
[34:53] Dave’s relationship with his brother.
[36:22] Idea born: Dave’s Killer Bread.
[38:57] Branding evolution of Dave’s Killer Bread
[41:50] Expansion through risk taking.
[44:53] Giving felons a second chance through employment.
[48:05] When old patterns reemerge
[53:15] The sale of Dave’s Killer Bread
[55:20] After Dave’s Killer Bread
[56:33] Dave’s Philanthropy: Constructing Hope
[58:50] Audience question from Brian: what was the moment that you felt the biggest turnaround?
[01:07:47] Audience question from Sarah: how do I make my idea happen? What are the steps?
[01:13:27] Audience question from Daniel: how do you create balance between your personal expansion and your business expansion?
[01:21:27] Sign off
Founder & CEO of Peloton talks heart, hunger & health | John Foley at Business Mastery
Did you know that over 1 million people train on a Peloton every day? How was this phenomenon created and maintained?
Tony had the pleasure of speaking with John Foley, Co-founder and CEO of Peloton at a recent Business Mastery event. Foley has led Peloton to geometric growth, after more than 400 rejections from potential investors, it is now valued at over $32B dollars!
With 3.6 million raving fans, Foley has created an online community that both supports and challenges people to live better lives through convenient fitness in your home. His dedication to principles like “stay hungry and humble” and “don’t use hope as a method” are part of the secret to his success.
It is Foley’s continued focus on aspirational goals combined with his ability to inspire his employees to act like owners in solving problems and staying hungry that ensures Peloton will continue to accelerate and thrive as a business.
Watch the full conversation here.
[01:03] Intro of John Foley, CEO and co-founder of Peloton
[03:32] Foley background, including working at a Skittles Factory
[05:25] Hunger and humility most important to success
[06:44] Foley’s mentor
[08:01] Digital media disruption
[09:52] 400 nos before a single yes
[11:06] Funding Peloton
[11:39] Surround yourself with people who see the vision
[13:22] Consistency and perseverance created traction
[14:41] Goal of growing business 100% and making your life better
[17:55] Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good and minimum viable product
[19:23] Communal motivation in group fitness to make it fun
[21:15] How willing are your customers to recommend your business? - Peloton is in low 90’s on 1-100 scale
[23:12] Foley’s competitive nature
[25:23] The instructor, the human factor, matters. Scaling via digital media
[28:22] Don’t use hope as a method
[28:47] Don’t plan for failure, plan for success because it becomes self-fulfilling
[30:13] Partnership with Beyonce
[33:59] 8,000 employees globally
[34:06]Marc Benioff is an inspiration. Champion of social change and team culture
[34:57] Internal culture permeates into the brand
[36:32] Audience question from Karina: How have your margins increased with COVID?
[37:24] COVID was tailwind for Peloton
[38:23] Had to spend $100M to satisfy the demand but margin structure has increased
[40:14] Audience question from Michelle: How did you build a team with great people AND establish a culture?
[42:30] Audience question from Brett: What did it feel like to see something you created finally succeed?
[43:15] We are not doing a victory dance. Hungry and humble with fire in our belly to get to our goals
[44:45] Audience question from Ann: What was your journey as you began putting Peloton together as a company?
[45:33] Bought parts of our business. Decided needed to be good at software, hardware and content. Focus on what will make your business special
[47:12] Find partners that share your work ethic, that you like being around
[48:32] Sign off
Karma, Consciousness, and Freedom | A Discussion with Sadhguru, Tony, and Sage Robbins
Sadhguru, a beloved friend of Tony and Sage, sits down to discuss identity, consciousness, inner freedom, human evolution, and his book Karma, A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny.
Watch the discussion HERE.
Sadhguru is a true luminary of our time and offers in this interview a fresh understanding of Karma and its common misperceptions. Removing the stigma of “good Karma” or “bad Karma,” Sadhguru explains that our karma actually has the ability to enhance our lives if only we choose to use our past, and our memories of it, in ways that serve our perception of life, personal evolution, and spiritual growth.
[00:47] Sadhguru ID/Intro
[01:18] What is Karma?
[04.02] Karma is about liberation, not control
[07:44] Karma is how to move from an unconscious to a conscious existence.
[08:12] Responding (choice) v. reacting
[11:53] One consciousness
[12:59] Consciousness is not something we do
[16:19] To be free, understand what ropes are holding you
[17:06] What is Vasana?
[19:07] Sadhguru working with prisoners in India and US
[21:13] Large part of karma being created unconsciously
[22:44] Sadhguru’s goal to make the whole world ecstatic
[24:51] People have a fear of freedom
[26:51] We die in installments.
[28:37] Your attention needs to be with living.
[29:26] How can you create a new destiny consciously?
[30:17] Your experience of life is manufactured within you.
[34:50] Why is intention so important?
[36:42] Your intent is based on your identity
[37:20] Fix your identity
[39:14] What does Sadhguru mean?
[41:44] How do you liberate Karma?
[42:30] Awareness and abandon
[43:22] The story of Gautama
[50:32] Genetic compulsions are within all of us.
[52:32] How will you use what is within you?
[54:10] How do you coach people to pause?
[54:52] Managing instincts consciously
[57:10] What is the practice of just being and looking?
[01:00:40] Not looking through the kaleidoscope of karma
[01:02:38] Shifting perception from suffering to pain
[01:03:29] Creating space between you and your body
[01:07:23] What life throws at you is not your choice. What you make out of it is 100% yours
[01:08:28] The gift of this existence
[01:11:39] All human experience happens from within.
[01:13:57] Sign off
The Mic is Mightier than the Sword | Bishop T.D. Jakes & Tony Robbins in candid conversation
Known as America’s Best Preacher, Bishop T.D. Jakes shares with Tony how you can become a great orator. Combining passion with power, instinct and intellect, Jakes creates a recipe that you can follow to have your message touch hearts and souls and change the world. This dynamic conversation with Tony and T.D. will touch your heart, make you laugh, and teach you wisdom you can use in your daily life. Interested in hearing more from Bishop T.D. Jakes? Listen to past episodes where he took part on the Tony Robbins podcast here.
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1:17 Tony welcomes T.D. Jakes
2:17 TR: Why this book, why now, why Frank Thomas?
3:30 Don’t drop the mic: the power of communication
4:13 TR: Tell us the story of you watching the news with your father
4:54 A man of color speaking on the TV was very, very rare
5:30 Dr. King grabbed the mic
6:17 Talk to people outside your bubble
7:20 Dr. Thomas challenges me to explain how I do what I do
8:20 “Great communication isn’t just tangible”
9:38 TR: What part of Martin Luther King have you embodied or has become a part of you?
10:27 Church was about more than just faith for the African American community
12:52 What you don’t know can be expensive
14:11 TR tells story about being abroad
15:20 Different types of poor
16:20 If we can share blood, we can share conversation
17:31 TR: What do you see is the purpose of communication?
18:45 Respect and communication
19:20 Whatever we respect, we give time to
20:40 The book is just as much about listening as it is about speaking
22:00 Some of the greatest breakthroughs come from the bellman
23:00 Aligned interests = trust, but not respect
24:05 TR: What is presence to you?
25:24 It’s difficult to trust people who want power without investment
27:45 T.D. Jakes on his ancestors
30:14 TR: What is the value of suffering?
32:30 “When they march, they should sing”
33:50 TR: The unification of suffering
35:30 TR: Psychological immunity
37:16 TR: What’s a situation when you fell flat?
40:00 TR: How have you had to adapt to be more effective without an audience there?
41:48 The pandemic created a vortex, and so faith became tangible
44:30 On avoiding criticism
45:30 TR: How can you deal with the fear of public speaking?
46:48 T.D. Jakes: Talk to yourself
48:20 We label to file people away
51:35 TR: Where is love in the magic of your power?
52:30 Nike’s synergism
54:25 Car wreck, do you want me to call the police or the ambulance?
59:22 When I don’t have the ability to articulate what I need, I can only be angry
1:01:55 "We don't treat the successful because we believe success cures personal pain and it doesn't always do that."
1:04:38 TR: How important is drama for someone to be effective as a communicator?
1:06:10 Example: Floyd cried out for his mother. Every woman identified
1:10:40 Sweeping dirt floors
1:11:50 TR: What makes someone a great storyteller?
1:12:30 Bible story: Bartimaeus
1:15:30 TR: How do you know when to go off script?
1:18:38 “You have to engage intellect and instinct”
1:24:30 We were chosen to have this conversation while the clock is ticking
1:25:53 TR: What are the most important things to guide someone to not drop the mic?
1:28:18 "Diversity invites me to the party. Inclusion asks me to dance."
1:34:20 "If I didn't change the world, I changed somebody's world. If I can change somebody's world, then to them, I changed the w