I picked up this title after reading Unshakable as my first real introduction to Tony's work. After finding Unshakable so engaging and filled with a great deal of useful, practical, and well presented information, I thought I should look into his other stuff. This was the first step in that. Whilst I'm sure there's some useful information in there... It's not an easy read. The majority of it reads more like a rant with excessive (and repetative) explanation. It gives it a patronizing feeling, unfortunately. I obsessively read the books I start. Until now there has only ever been one book I had such similar difficulties with, and I still managed to force myself to choke it down in the hopes it improved. That isn't the case here. Ultimately I ended up skimming about 55-60% of the book in search for improvements in the writing style. Regrettably I only found that it would have probably been better to turn each chapter into it's own book. There's too much over too many subjects, with far too little meat to the content. I sincerely find the majority of it is just repetitive fluff of "do you remember when I said x? Do you remember when I reminded you when I said x? Do you remember when I reminded you about reminding, about when I said x?". It comes across as an assumption that I'm an idiot and can't follow the logic without it being reiterated every paragraph.
It's just too much. I ultimately haven't taken anything away from this read, I don't believe, whereas the absolute opposite is true with Unshakable. Perhaps I'll find his other work to be... less painful to read. In this case, I couldn't truly read it.
For clarity, I've been trying to read this for about 2 months. I usually read and finish a book within a few days when I enjoy it and it's content. I'd read 2-3 pages and want to pluck out my own eyes, then put it back down. Then stubbornly return to it. I can't keep doing it though, so I'm moving on now. Too much else to read to keep wasting time on this.
I can see why people rave about this book. There are some gems in here about improving yourself and setting goals. However a lot of this book is Tony Robbins patting himself on the back. Obviously he only uses examples where his techniques have worked flawlessly, never mentioning times they faulted.
Also visualising techniques do not work for everyone. He admits this in the book and suggests ways to get through to everyone. However a lot of his associations techniques are purely visual. Overall an OK book if you don't mind the self congratulating and out dated diet advice.
Half way through this book. I highly recommend it! Teaches NLP methods in a delightful and motivating ways colored in a package that causes these methods to shine with new heights! Easy and fun to read, worth studying over many years. Also adds goal setting to the foray, touches on beliefs and values as well as the classic NLP techniques such as pacing & leading, sub-modalities and meta-programs. What is extra fun is the stories he uses to teach these concepts... experiences that show how to use the methods more succinctly. I think for, not only, a very good introduction to NLP, but as a self teaching course book it shines and excels! What is my favorite part? I'd have to say the way he not only explains motivation techniques, but also demonstrates that no matter what you learn, including the topics in this book, you're still going to have to push yourself and have some discipline. The methods won't just jump off the page and work... you have to make them work and practice. Well done Tony Robbins!
In this book Anthony Robbins does not hold back, he spills his guts about everything he teaches. I have never felt so taught after reading a book. This book is informative on so many levels and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to unlock their own potential. Anthony Robbins gives you the keys you need in this book to unlock your very own potential and greatness! I love this book! This book is in my top ten books I have ever read in my life.