How The Tony Robbins Events Empowered a Generation

the tony robbins events empower you to take charge of your life

If you’re a fan of personal development, have needed motivation to take action upon your goals and turned to self-help literature, videos, seminars and the words of wisdom of the gurus in the niche, you know about Tony Robbins.

He’s not just a best-selling author, a successful entrepreneur, millionaire, motivational speaker and personal finance and life coach. He’s also a philanthropist who feeds 4 million people every year and provides water for 100 000 people in India daily fighting waterborne diseases.

He’s dedicated his life to one mission – to help people awaken the giant within (that’s also the name of one of his bestsellers, together with Unleash The Power Within, MONEY: Master The Game and Unlimited Power).

He’s all about self-improvement, personal excellence, taking charge of your time, life and money and getting 1% better every day. He makes things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen.

His whole life is a proof of that – he had a difficult childhood. He’s from a poor family, his father left them early on, the mother turned to alcohol and eventually kicked him out of the house with a knife, although he was the one taking care of his siblings.

Without going to college, he began his career as a self-help author, speaker and coach, after attending a few seminars of Jim Rohn, and then promoting them. That’s when he took the decision to start empowering people and helping them be their best self.

Here are some of the things you can learn from his teachings and what the Tony Robbins events are all about:

1. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

Everything begins by finding your ultimate purpose in life and letting it guide you on the way. You need specific goals for that.

According to Tony, goals are dreams with a deadline. And he’s got a unique and simple approach to goal setting that he shares in almost all his books and seminars.

There are 4 goal areas he includes: Personal development goals, Career/business/economic goals, Toys/adventure goals, Contribution goals.

For each, you should brainstorm ideas for 5 minutes (that’s where you’ll just write everything that comes to mind, without considering failure or other obstacles), give a timeframe to each goal, choose one of them and write down why it matters to you so bad.

2. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”

Every decision you take today will have a bigger effect on your tomorrow than you imagine.

So it appears that life is a series of decisions. If taken consciously and with a long-term vision in mind, you will reach greatness.

He also says this: “Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.”

If you need more inspiration, here are some more of the best Tony Robbins quotes.

3. “It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”

All Tony Robbins events are organized with this in mind. He’s about giving without expecting anything in return. But it just happens so that life gives him twice back, because of the good he’s doing, the empowerment he’s giving, the value he’s creating and the lives he’s saving.

He believes that we must find our purpose, and one of our missions is to help others, to go beyond ourselves, to give what we can, even when we think we have nothing.

Tony has been giving all his life, that’s why he’s richer than anyone you know and wakes up with a smile every day. He’s concerned about other people’s destiny and doesn’t stop until he reaches out to more individuals and gives them something.

4. “We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”

Potential. There’s so much of it in each of us. But we rarely believe that.

If we just let go of the past, stop comparing ourselves to others or listening to conventional wisdom, we’ll see how powerful we are, will create a bigger vision, will start aiming higher.

Most of us just need someone like Tony Robbins to empower us by reminding us of the giant within. Then, we can take action and make the first step.

If you live in the UK, you will be able to meet Tony Robbins in London for his events. Visit for more details.

What about you? Have you attended any Tony Robbins events? Do you believe his teachings and books can change people’s lives? Let us know by commenting below!

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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