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Stand guard at the door of your mind

Tony Robbins on why disciplining your fears and controlling your focus is important now more than ever

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In these times of uncertainty, we need to think critically for ourselves. If we don’t, we’re letting someone else dictate our focus. As Tony likes to quote his mentor, Jim Rohn, we need to STAND GUARD at the door of our own minds. 

Whatever information you’re feeding your mind on a daily basis and you focus upon consistently, you’re going to experience as being what life is really about – and if we don’t discipline our fears and control our focus, the world will gladly do it for us. It’s your choice what to focus on.

In this episode of #TheTonyRobbinsPodcast, we are bringing you exclusive content from Tony, recorded years ago as part of his PowerTalk series. And while this is from some time ago, his message is timeless – and extremely relevant in times like these.


[00:40] Episode introduction
[02:00] Tony’s pursuit of profound knowledge from teachers
[02:55] The the ability to make a vision real, despite lack of support
[03:20] The common denominators of success
[03:56] If it can be described, it can be done
[04:25] It’s easy to fall into the trap that the future is bleak
[04:40] Information (x) your focus = your personal reality
[05:24] The media has to generalize, and news has to sell
[05:44] Pain oriented news sells more
[06:40] Human beings do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure
[06:56] Feed your mind with information that increases the quality of your life
[07:35] What if Walt Disney accepted others’ limited views of his vision?
[08:40] Those who succeed are those who trust their instincts
[09:18] The information we focus on determines what we do
[09:41] John Templeton saw opportunity when everyone else fled
[10:25] When crisis can be opportunity
[10:50] Those who go against the grain are those that succeed
[11:33] We live in a society with increased uncertainty
[11:57] Social proof is how to influence behavior cross-culturally
[12:33] The lie: If enough people believe something, it must be right
[13:17] Prioritize your health in times like these
[14:07] The psychology of the crowd is one of fear
[14:53] Mis-information can do nothing but destabilize you
[15:42] Being different from the rest produces success
[17:11] Don’t be what the crowd wants you to be
[17:44] What the majority does isn’t always the most effective
[18:12] Don’t always believe the experts
[19:40] Always question what you are told
[20:30] The five information challenges
[20:45] Information is worthless without a purpose
[20:57] The RAS – Reticular Activating System
[22:00] When your brain creates significant, you see it everywhere
[22:44] When you’re clear on your goals, ideas jumps out at you
[23:23] Get the information you need in order to be effective
[24:43] Information deficit can mess up personal relationships
[25:40] Find someone who is getting the results you want
[26:07] The problem with information pollution
[26:47] Information pollution occurs when there’s secondary gain
[27:55] Ask yourself if there’s another possible explanation
[29:20] Once you know your purpose, go to people producing results
[29:50] Information overload: Break through the clutter

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