Posts for the Outwork Book Club will be continuous; I will post updates as I work through each book. Eventually I will encourage readers to follow along with me and add any insight or pose questions about the central themes of the book. This is what we call a living document; mostly because it doesn’t immediately die as soon as it becomes published like everything else. It is something that is continuously updated and changed overtime to reflect the newest information
There is no name more recognized than Tony Robbins in the world of personal achievement.
I’ve watched many of his videos and dabbled with some of his audio stuff in the past but I am reading Unlimited Power for the first time. I am not sure why it has taken so long to rediscover his work, because it is simple, applicable, and easy to replicate. Results from Robbin’s ideas have been reproduced so many times that it should be regarded as a framework for personal development.
To me, success is the ongoing process of striving to become more. It is the opportunity to continually grow emotionally, socially, spiritually, physiologically, intellectually, and financially while contributing in some positive way to others.” – Tony Robbins
Robbins starts with the Commodity of Kings- Power.
Power is what people desire. It is the thing they chase when they seek out ivy league degrees and high paying jobs. Money is nice but it the accompanying power that drives the wheel of human achievement. Most people seek to obtain power externally, whereas, power exists to everyone internally.
When you shape your perceptions, when you learn to control your emotions and behaviors, you will have achieved the highest form of power that exists to humans. Robbins believes the ultimate power is the ability to produce the results you desire the most while also creating value for others.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE + ACTION= POWER
In today’s world of information overload, specialized knowledge with the ability to communicate forms the basis for power; it is the commodity of kings. Kings used to rule because of their access to knowledge and their ability communicate an intent- a vision for all.
But knowledge is worthless without action.
“Action is what unites every great success. Action is what produces results. Knowledge is only potential power until it comes into the hands of someone who knows how to get himself to take effective action.”
Take a look at successful people and what do they possess? Their greatest abilities lies in how they communicate (with themselves and others) and in their ability to get themselves to take action. Action creates the momentum that builds to power.
… To be continued