Human trafficking is the worst part of humanity, and it’s hiding in plain sight. It’s hard not to ignore it, because it’s so unbearable to think about. When you hear about it on the news, or see it in a movie, most people turn it off, because it’s simply too hard to imagine a child of your own, a sibling, a niece or nephew, godchild, in such a situation. It’s difficult, and it’s dark – and most people don’t want to face the darkness.
But one organization, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), is looking darkness directly in the eye. In the past six years of their existence, they have rescued 3,500 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 1,500 traffickers around the world through coordinated rescue operations and recovery programs. Their work, and mission, is one that Tony and Sage Robbins are deeply passionate about.
In this episode, you'll hear an interview with O.U.R. founder, Tim Ballard, on how they’re working to eradicate human trafficking – and incredible stories of survival and healing.
Do you stress about money? For most people, money is a huge source of stress. In fact, 85% of Americans say that they worry about their financial situation – whether it’s mounting debt, not having money set aside for unexpected expenses, or enough to retire.
But even when we feel financially comfortable – we have enough money to meet our needs, pay our bills, save for the future, and even accumulate wealth, one thing remains true: having more money doesn’t guarantee happiness.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Tony on the meaning of true wealth – and why it’s important to consider its meaning as you build it. You’ll also hear from Liz Weston, a financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet, who gives practical tips about how to save more money, pay off debt, and get ahead – so you can focus on making progress in other areas of your life.
When it comes to relationships, many people think that there’s some sort of finish line – and that once you finally find your person, you’ve somehow “made it.” But in reality, it’s just the beginning.
Relationships, like any area of your life, require attention, intention and mindfulness in order to thrive. And who doesn’t want a wildly passionate, intimate relationship in which we’re challenged, cherished and cheered on? When you actively engage yourself in your relationship and focus on becoming the best partner you can be, on giving all that you can to your partner, you’ll discover a love like you’ve never known.
In this episode, we’re talking to Dr. Cheryl Fraser. She’s a clinical psychologist, sex therapist, and Buddhist teacher – and has conducted extensive research on what causes relationships to succeed, or fail. She’ll teach you the 3 components that lead to life-long passion and a truly exceptional relationship – plus techniques that you can implement to become a more mindful lover.
Did you know that more than half of new year’s resolutions in the United States are health related, like exercising more, or eating healthier?
Whatever health looks like to you, one thing is for sure: Without it, you can’t make progress in other areas of your life. When your health suffers, so does everything else – your relationships, your career, finances, your loved ones and family.
Living in a state of peak health has served as the foundation for Tony’s success throughout his entire life – because without your health, you can’t perform at your full capacity. Tony is not a health expert himself, but he brings in experts to speak at his events, like world-renowned doctors and researchers, to give his audience multiple perspectives on health so they can make informed decisions about their lifestyle.
In this episode, you’ll hear from two of those people: Dr. Dean Ornish, a well-known physician and researcher, and Tony’s personal trainer Billy Beck, who works with him every day as he travels the world, helping him maintain the energy he needs to serve his audience at the highest level possible.
You’ll also hear from Tony, on the mindset you need to embrace in order to do something that so many people struggle to do: lose weight, and keep it off for good.
Did you know that the average American will spend over 90,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime, and 87% of Americans have no passion for the job they do? The statistics are very clear: We’re working our lives away, and the majority of us don’t even like what we do.
No matter where you are in your career – if you’re established, or just getting started – and what goals you’ve set for yourself this year, there is one thing that remains true: Technology is changing the way that we work — and it’s changing fast.
In this episode, we’re exploring the future of work: what it means, and how you can create a career that you love in the wake of technological disruption. You’ll hear from Tony on how to stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace, and also from Elatia Abate, an expert on the future of work, who helps people find fulfillment in their careers, while future-proofing their jobs.
When we say we want to be more productive, what does that really mean? We all have the same 24 hours in a day, so how is it that some people are able to accomplish so much, and still have time to spend on doing the things that they love? Those who maximize their time have mastered the art of productivity, and work-life integration.
One of those people is Jenna Kutcher. You may have heard her podcast, Goal Digger, where she helps her listeners redefine success, chase bolder dreams, and tackle their biggest goals.
Jenna is an entrepreneur, an expert marketer, speaker and social media influencer. She has a strong voice, speaking out about important topics like body positivity, female entrepreneurship, and some of the more difficult ones – like going through a miscarriage. She’s set massive goals for herself, achieved them, and has created an extraordinary life, one that’s on her terms, and her time.
In this episode, Jenna shares her approach to work-life integration and productivity – and how she took her wedding photography business, something that relied on her own personal involvement to be successful, and diversified it to the point where it runs even when she’s not there, and generates revenue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Change is automatic. Progress is not. So what does it take to make progress in your life? In this season of The Tony Robbins Podcast, you’ll learn how to achieve lasting results – as we explore the 5 areas of life that many people focus on improving at the start of a new year: productivity, health, finances, relationships, and career. Subscribe now so you don’t miss a single episode.
Muriel was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2016. But when her daughter Dani hired a comedian to work regularly with her, her quality of life improved dramatically. Now Dani and a team of comedians are bringing this experience to other's with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
You'll hear Dani's story of how laughter helps create joy for these patients – and the incredible effect that sharing the gift of joy has on the comedians themselves. You'll also hear from an incredible woman named Roz Clark, an opera singer that is providing classical performance opportunities to children in underserved communities – and helping others heal connect, and experience joy through music.
To learn more about the gift of growth, visit www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
The story from Genesis of Joseph and his eleven brothers is what Tolstoy called "the most beautiful story in the world." It's a tale of true forgiveness, and one of finding the higher meaning in difficult or even tragic life events.
In this episode, you'll hear Sage Robbins interview Stephen Mitchell, author of "Joseph and The Way of Forgiveness,” Mitchell's reimagination of the classic Biblical story. The two friends discuss the deep relevance of its core message still today, and the application of the inquiry work of Mitchell’s wife, Byron Katie, as a path to forgiveness in our own lives. With a special introduction by Tony Robbins.
"Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself, not a gift you give someone else." – Tony Robbins
We will always carry anger and hurt in our hearts as long as we have expectations of other people and life conditions we can’t control. But that built-up resentment only ends up hurting you. As Nelson Mandela said, "Resentment is like drinking a poison and then waiting for the other person to die." Forgiveness is understanding that the only person you hurt when you’re upset – no matter how justified it may be – is yourself.
In this episode, you'll hear from two people who carried resentment with them from past events and expectations – and didn't even know it. But once they released the blame they held in their hearts, they experienced a level of freedom and strength of spirit. Hear the stories of Sarah Foley and Dimple Thakrar, both in entirely different situations, but tied together by the common thread of the power of forgiveness.
To learn more about the gift of forgiveness, visit www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
Grace is not something you earn. It's not a reward, or something you pray or ask for. And it has nothing to do with karma, or your past actions. You don't deserve grace – it just falls on you.
What's remarkable about grace is that the more you acknowledge it, the more it appears. Grace can be a guiding force when your intent is pure and your will is strong, but something else pushes you through.
Janet Taylor knows the power of grace. When her daughter landed in the emergency room after overdosing on drugs, Janet didn't know what to do. She didn't even know how to react – with fear? Anger? Sadness? When she finally let go of what she couldn't control and gave in to faith, that's when she started to appreciate her daughter's progress away from addiction, even the smallest steps.
Jenn Ferris also knows the power of grace. As a child she was abandoned at a bus stop in her village in India. She could have chosen to put a negative meaning on that, and many other things in her life, events that were out of her control. But you'll see how grace appeared her life, because her heart was open and her faith was strong.
To learn more about the gift of grace, visit www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
For Ken Allen, life was not working. He was a successful investment banker, but felt empty inside. Divorce was on the horizon. And then everything changed: He lost 35 pounds, started a company, meditated daily, made giving a priority, and became truly present with his kids. Find out what happens when he made this radical shift.
You’ll also hear Tony work with a couple at Date With Destiny in Australia, as they recognize how they were not showing up for each other. Witness the transformation that occurs in a single moment, as they realize the difference true presence makes with our loved ones.
To learn more about the gift of presence, visit www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
In 2012, U.S. Army Master Sergeant Cedric King woke up from a coma in Afghanistan to discover that his legs had been amputated. Today, 8 years later, Cedric says if given the chance, he'd do it all over again. You'll hear his story of finding tremendous growth in tragedy by relinquishing control and expectations.
You'll also hear from Richie Harkham, who had a devastating motorcycle accident that left him with years of pain and recovery. But this isn't a story about Richie's pain – it's about how he used his own trauma to grow, and give to others. And his mission to give was all inspired by one boy, who gave him an incredible gift at a time when there was no end in sight.
To learn more about the gift of growth, visit www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
What is consciousness? Consciousness is simply, caring – and in this episode, you'll hear from two business owners who have built thriving companies based on this gift: Nicolette Richer and Andy Ruben.
Inspired by her grandmother from Malawi, Nicolette is on a mission to help people reconnect with the wisdom and awareness of their ancestors to heal disease. Andy, the founder of Yerdle, belives that a circular sharing economy allows us to experience life more fully, while protecting our environment – and that it's even good for business.
Learn more about the gift of consciousness at www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
When Celinne left everything behind to travel, she wanted to see how far human connection would take her. In 9 months, it took her around the world and introduced her to countless new friends.
In this episode, you will hear from Celinne and a recovering workaholic who gave up a career in tech to run a life-enriching soccer camp for boys in Costa Rica.
Learn more about the gift of connection at www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
When Zach Skow's liver failed at 28 years old, his dogs gave him the will to live. He founded Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue – a non-profit that gives second chances, both human and canine. In this episode, you'll hear his story of overcoming fear and embracing gratitude, and how he's helping others do the same, even in the most dire circumstances.
After enduring a suicide bombing, her father's death and the attacks of September 11th, Lauren Finkelstein knew she wanted a more meaningful life. You'll hear how she turned these tragic events into a mission to give back, driven by gratitude.
Learn more about the gift of gratitude at www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
Two decades ago, Gabi Lazinger got lost in Katmandu – and never left. Since then, she's committed her life to rescuing children in Nepal that would otherwise be left behind. You'll hear how Gabi's internal drive has helped her overcome tremendous setbacks, and save lives.
You'll also hear from a man named Al Eisaian, who immigrated to the U.S. from Iran in the late 1970s, by himself, at just 13 years old. Having experienced food insecurity growing up, Al used his own struggle to not only overcome his hardships – but to do good for others by setting out to solve the world's looming agriculture crisis.
Learn more about the gift of drive at www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
At 31, Kris Carr, the best-selling author of Crazy Sexy Cancer, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Her battle to survive was not just a physical one – the emotional journey she took was remarkable.
You'll hear from Kris, and you'll also witness a one-on-one session between Tony and a client who must learn how to separate from his stress. Tony helps him tap into the higher part of himself that is more than his emotion, and more than just his thoughts.
Finally, Emilee Garfield of the Cancer Core Recovery Project, shares her own experience, and how she is helping others heal through her "movement as medicine" philosophy.
Learn more about the gift of emotion at www.tonyrobbins.com/gifts.
We've all been given the gift of being human, which gives us the beautiful capacity to live, to love, to grow and to give. We have the gift of drive, the insatiable hunger to succeed. We have the gift of love, the unlimited power to care for and connect with others with our fullest hearts. And we have the gift of consciousness, the unique ability to choose our thoughts and to live in a beautiful state.
Even our problems are gifts – at times, they are the ultimate gift, because they give us the ability to broaden our perspective and discover parts of ourselves that have lay dormant for so long.
In the Force for Good season of The Tony Robbins Podcast, we're exploring the 10 gifts of life. You’ll hear Tony explain each gift, and stories of true heroes that illustrate how they show up in real life.
Hear from Tony on what it takes to create a raving fan culture in business, both internally and externally.
You’ll also hear from two highly respected authors and researchers: David Meerman Scott, a marketing growth strategist who has uncovered the building blocks of what makes people raving fans of certain organizations, and Daniel Coyle – who has dedicated his career to writing about the highest performing people, and cultures, on the planet.
In this episode, Uri shares some of his key learnings from the Waze startup journey; from starting from scratch to a successful exit. You'll also hear the processes that he applies when he starts up or advises any company – like figuring out product-market fit, his strategy behind hiring a winning founding team, and how he allocates his time in each stage of the startup process. He also talks about something that is difficult for every business owner – when it’s time to let people go.
Uri is interviewed by Scott Harris, a coach, mentor and a speaker at many of Tony’s events, including Business Mastery, Tony’s signature business event.
Last week on The Tony Robbins Podcast, you heard from Bill Gross, one of the most successful founders in HISTORY. In part 2 of the episode, you’ll hear Tony interview Bill about his top strategies for success as an entrepreneur – including how to raise capital, the best ways to incentivize employees for performance, and what has made his tech incubator, Idealab, so effective.
If you’re a business owner or an investor looking for future trends, you’re going to want to pay close attention, because Bill weighs in on his vision for the future, and tells us about the three technology applications that he believes will unlock human potential and opportunity for economic growth.
In this episode of the Tony Robbins podcast, you'll hear from Bill Gross – an entrepreneur who has personally started and exited from 7 COMPANIES valued at more than $1 BILLION each — that’s more than double tech investor Elon Musk. He is truly one of the greatest unicorn founders of all time.
Bill looks for opportunities that are BIG and broken and then brainstorms technology solutions to fix them. Twenty-three years ago, he started Idealab, a company that Tony Robbins is involved with today.
In part one of this podcast episode, you’re going to hear Bill’s top lessons of all-time as a serial entrepreneur, and then later in part 2, you’ll hear Tony's interview with him – where he shares his advice on raising capital, how to pitch investors, and his vision for the future – and how that affects your business and your career.
Jenny Fleiss created Rent the Runway, a company now valued at $1 billion, in the wake of the most severe economic recession the United States has seen since the Great Depression. When everyone else was panicking in 2008 and 2009, Jenny and co founder Jennifer Hyman saw an opportunity.
The problem they were trying to solve was simple enough: Looking into your closet and realizing you don’t have anything to wear to an important event, like a wedding, but don’t have the budget to buy something new. So they innovated, and created an entirely NEW way to shop by allowing women to rent designer clothing, online, for a fraction of what it actually costs.
Today, the rental, or sharing economy is booming – companies like WeWork, REI, and Zipcar make it possible for us to experience something, without the cost of ownership. But to put this in perspective, nothing like this existed at the time.
Jenny shares how she and her co founder got Rent the Runway up and running – and how they grew the business to where it is today. You’ll also hear Jenny’s philosophy on how she approaches hiring talent at JetBlack, a personal shopping service she co founded after leaving Rent the Runway, which is not only critical when you’re starting a business, but also when scaling it.
The interviewer for this episode is Scott Harris, a coach, mentor and a speaker at many of Tony’s events, including his business event, Business Mastery.
As founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and Shake Shack, Danny Meyer has grown his empire to include some of New York’s most beloved and acclaimed restaurants and cafes. Together, Danny’s restaurants and team have won an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards – the food industry’s highest honor.
But it’s not just great food that sets Danny’s restaurants apart from the rest. It’s what people experience and feel when they’re eating there. In fact, Danny Meyer’s story is a remarkable testament to the sheer power of hospitality.
In this episode, we explore the unique and celebrated culture of hospitality that Danny has created. He shares with Tony how he’s managed to scale that culture across Union Square Hospitality Group, as well as Shake Shack, the fast-casual restaurant Danny founded back in 2001. With Danny at the helm, what started as a single hot dog cart in Madison Square Garden is now a publicly traded company with over 250 locations and 6,000 employees.
Listen closely, because Danny also shares the six qualities he looks for when hiring employees – from dishwashers to executive chefs – and what he thinks it takes for entrepreneurs across all industries to succeed in business.