MICHAEL A. SINGER is a spiritual teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul, The Surrender Experiment and the recent Living Untethered: Beyond the Human Predicament. For over four decades, Michael has been passionately teaching spirituality and mindfulness.
Michael’s spiritual journey began in 1971. While working on his doctorate in economics, Michael decided to go into seclusion to focus on yoga and meditation. It was in 1975 that Michael founded the Temple of the Universe, a now long-established yoga and meditation center where people of any religion or set of beliefs can come together to experience inner peace.
Singer is also a successful entrepreneur that has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, healthcare, and environmental protection. He created a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, as well as the founding CEO of a billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution.
Tony and Sage Robbins are excited to share this special presentation from a 2022 private event with their Platinum Partners in Mexico. Here, Michael teaches us the importance of surrender and how to “let go'' to remove the negative blocks inside us and allow positive emotions – like joy and happiness – to flow through us with grace and ease.
Watch the discussion here: https://youtu.be/E7TxEzMF3s8
[00:15] Sage intro
[01:30] Tony Intro
[02:42] What is happiness?
[04:09] Michael’s Four Quadrant Truth Table
[07:47] The Law of Diminishing Returns
[09:34] How you’re programmed by your experiences
[12:17] The happiness inside us all
[13:36] We control little of what happens in life
[17:50] The more open you are, the more joy you feel
[19:16] Michael on “objective observation”
[24:23] Oprah’s favorite quote from “Living Untethered”
[25:41] Why we hold on to negative blockages
[29:27] How to deal with uncontrollable situations
[35:22] The meaning of “low hanging fruit”
[40:50] Feeling resistance? Just relax
[43:34] Discover your true self
[46:49] Reach a pure state of happiness
[51:28] The key to relax and release
[55:43] Letting go of what is blocking your happiness
[01:03:08] The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences
[01:06:54] Your path to pure joy
[01:13:14] Question from Tony regarding letting go when we have a hard time navigating what we can and cannot control
[01:15:51] Question from Tony: What is your trigger for going into a state of relaxation?
[01:17:51] Question from Sage: When dealing with trauma, do you have an internal voice guiding you?
[01:21:19] Question from Sage: Will letting go allow our consciousness to recognize more beauty?
[01:22:16] Tina asks for validation for those already far on their spiritual journey
[01:27:00] Question from Bernice: How do we interpret the ego when it comes to letting go?
[01:29:46] Question from Sage: What can parents do to help their children growup both open and spiritual?
[01:31:22] Nuria asks Michael to clarify the meaning of “we are not creating our own life” (quoted in his book)
[01:37:58] Question from Shawn: How can meditation be used in the process?
[01:41:30] Question from Teresa: How do you experience the mind as you continue to progress?
[01:45:26] Question from Ishali: What tip can you give that helps us “go with the flow” when negative things are happening?
[01:49:28] Sign Off
This intimate episode of The Tony Robbins Podcast was recorded at home in February of 2023 with Tony Robbins, his wife, Sage Robbins, and Mary B., friend and surrogate of their child. Listen as they discuss unconditional love and the modern family.
Tony begins with an introduction on our evolutionary advantage and the most powerful force on earth: LOVE. He riffs on why people become jaded and pessimistic after the loss of love, pain, past references, and cultural conditioning and implores the audience to keep their hearts open to the depths of the human heart we all crave.
Tony and Sage share “the explosion of love” that has come through their 23 years of marriage and starting a family together.
This extended conversation covers topics including: expectations of intimate relationships, media messages, parenting, prince and princess romantic ideals, oneness, mindfulness, modern love constellations and chosen family configurations, sobriety, human behavior, couples communication, emotional fitness, the trap of blame and judgement, the importance of self-love, and more.
This episode serves for all listening to be reminded that “love defies the odds.” It invites us all to offer the love that is our highest and truest human essence to our beloved, our parents, friends, children, brothers, sisters, co-workers, and beyond. Let’s love this world up. Enjoy!
Watch the discussion here: https://youtu.be/two18YkJPAU
[02:28] An explosion of love
[05:40] Tony fell in love with his “weirdo”
[11:00] Dr. Gottman can predict divorce in 15 mins
[16:11] Story: Abu Dhabi dinner with crown prince
[20:06] Law of Familiarity
[23:02] The Making of a Modern Family
[28:30] Creativity, Caring, Growing
[34:35] 4 Levels of Love
[40:27] On break-ups and separation
[41:47] Conditioning, pain, loss
[44:40] Love inside out
[48:35] Alcohol and relationship
[55:29] “Where we all meet”
[1:03:26] Opening and closing
[1:07:07] “All are welcome here”
[1:11:44] Filters & Dating apps
[1:17:49] Story: Jordan Peterson meeting
[1:22:02] Love transcends IF we are open to it
[1:27:54] Life Skill: S.E.W.
[1:32:34] Life is precious; lean in
[1:33:32] Let’s love this world up
[1:34:53] Sign off
Tis’ the season to assess the year gone by and reflect on our learnings and lessons. Want to take it a step further? This interview with Sister Shivani offers action steps and powerful incantations that go to work deep in our subconscious mind to help strengthen our emotional immune system, clear karmic accounts through forgiveness, and even help shift the collective consciousness.
For over 25 years, BK Shivani has been a practitioner and a teacher of Rajyoga Meditation -- the heart of the teachings of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. In 2019, Sister Shivani was awarded the highest civilian honor for women in India, the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskaar, for her role in transforming human behaviors.
To share in the power of Sister Shivani’s global message of love, healing, personal responsibility, and transformation, Sage and Tony Robbins would like to gift you this special moment shared from a 2022 private event with their Platinum Partners in Mexico. We hope this message is one you’ll share with your family and friends this season. And one you'll carry with you into the New Year and beyond.
Blessings & Happy Holidays from Tony, Sage & Team Tony
Watch the discussion here:
[00:15] Sage Intro
[01:35] Tony Intro
[02:44] Creating a shift from within
[05:24] Moment of silence / Guided affirmations
[12:16] Shift from a life of blame to a life of personal responsibility
[14:53] Shifting your language
[16:40] Stress = Pressure / Resilience
[18:47] Happiness means emotional independence
[20:05] Sister Shivani recounts a story of an emotional breakthrough / healing
[24:01] Sister Shivani on forgiveness
[28:17] Be the master of your mind
[31:10] Understanding the journey of the soul
[35:58] Everything is predestined
[37:04] Happiness means to be a giver
[38:33] Forgiveness means changing present karma
[39:56] Affirmations for simple healing and releasing
[45:31] Clean the clutter of the mind everyday
[47:28] Question from Tony: Would you share with us how you came to these truths?
[49:27] Question from Sage: With regards to affirmations, what do you recommend if someone is stuck in a state of emotion?
[58:32] Question from Sage: How can we connect in oneness with those we lost?
[01:04:36] Question from Emma: What are your thoughts on enlightenment?
[01:06:34] Question from Berenice: How do you deal with family members with negative energy?
[01:10:04] Question from Guest: How do I know when I am purifying my energy instead of just being numb to emotion?
[01:18:31] Question from Adam: When it comes to addiction, how do you break people from denial?
[01:28:02] Question from Jack: Can you elaborate on the experience of death for the one that passes?
[01:32:38] Question from Christian: Do you recommend some form of pre-framing for parents? And when in a child's life would you introduce it?
[01:40:32] Sign off
In this special podcast episode of The Tony Robbins Podcast, you’ll hear from Tony Robbins, his wife Sage Robbins, and podcast host Mary B., as they discuss the most important tool for creating lasting change: IDENTITY.
Have you ever asked yourself, why did I try to make a change but not succeed? Often, it’s “how” we define ourselves that can lead to either our success or stagnation.
As Tony notes, “The most powerful force in the human personality is the need to stay consistent with how we define ourselves.” In fact, after 45 years of working with people in 195 countries – from the most successful to the most challenged – Tony believes that the single most important element in understanding what drives a person is to understand how they identify themselves.
Identity is simply the culmination of the beliefs that shape how we perceive ourselves. These beliefs control how we think, feel and interact with the world around us. They also influence what we decide to do (and not do) in our own lives. Therefore, as Sage Robbins explains, what we put after “I am” is something we must always be mindful of.
By the end of this conversation, we hope you’ll have the tools and inspiration to update – and upgrade – your own sense of identity. Maybe it’s time to expand it as you move toward a life of growth. Or perhaps remove some of those labels that might be limiting you.
Note: In case you’d rather watch the video version of this conversation – which includes behind the scenes footage with Tony, Sage and Mary B – click on the “Expand Your Identity” video that’s on Tony’s YouTube Channel, found at youtube.com/TonyRobbinsLive.
[00:45] Introduction by Tony Robbins – The Power of Identity
[01:25] Definition of Identity
[3:32] The downside to identifying oneself
[4:04] How attaching the words "I am" to something can turn into a belief
[6:28] People are not their behaviors
[9:23] Identity is the controlling force in life
[13:45] Tony’s goal for this podcast
[17:23] Mary B. begins with Tony Robbins trivia: What is Tony's teaching on identity?
[18:23] "The strongest force in the human personality is the need to stay consistent with how we define ourselves." – Tony Robbins
[19:38] Our behavior is not our entire identity
[22:55] Expanding your identity
[25:00] Sage discusses her experience in Dubai
[29:09] Sage offers a political identity anecdote
[32:41] Questioning our own labels
[36:24] Mary discusses the concept of "chunking"
[38:30] "Life is an unlearning of who I thought I was." - Sage Robbins
[44:06] Albert Einstein and widening one's “circle of compassion”
[47:23] Who am I? Who am I really?
[51:23] The importance of looking into your own eyes
[53:01] Erik Erikson and Identity Crisis
[01:01:13] Summary of discussion
[01:01:39] Sign off
In this podcast, we drop you inside a Tony Robbins Business Mastery seminar for a 1-hour masterclass in how to build a brand that not only changes the game but empowers your customer base.
You’ll hear Tony Robbins in a dynamic interview with the co-founders of BOOMCHICKAPOP, a wildly successful natural and organic popcorn brand that completely disrupted the snack industry.
Angie and Dan Bastian were looking to put aside some money for their kids' college fund when they started a small kettle corn business out of their garage. Initially selling popcorn at outdoor events, including Minnesota Vikings games, the couple soon took their popcorn to Trader Joe's, Target, and Costco – gaining a crash course in how to operate a business along the way. The real game changer took place when the then-named Angie's Kettle Corn embraced a bold new identity: BOOMCHICKAPOP.
Angie retired from being a nurse practitioner and Dan from a history teacher and baseball coach to run their company full time. And after years of commitment and sacrifice, the Bastian's sold their business in 2017 to Chicago-based Conagra Brands for $250 million.
In this candid conversation, the couple reveals how facing their fears and connecting to their customer base in a fresh and empowering way led to their ultimate success.
[1:47] Introduction to Angie and Dan Bastian
[3:42] How Angie and Dan met
[6:48] Angie and Dan attend Tony’s Unleash The Power Within
[7:41] Facing your fears
[10:14] Starting a business as a couple
[14:37] Being thought of as crazy
[16:07] Gaining proximity to the Minnesota Vikings
[17:13] Importance of building bonds
[20:20] To gain a seat at the table, you must commit everything
[21:35] Say yes to every opportunity
[26:07] There’s always a solution
[30:22] Raising private equity
[32:32] Only 2.5 seconds to capture a consumer’s attention
[33:35] Coming from a position of empowerment
[37:04] Origin of the BoomChickaPop name
[40:39] Talking directly to consumers
[42:56] Dividing labor as a couple
[45:08] Maintaining a relationship despite stress
[47:20] Selling the company
[49:22] How it felt to distribute funds to colleagues
[51:59] Committing to business relationships
[57:33] Audience question from Javier: What was the process of selling your company?
[1:00:29] Audience question from Aaron: What was your goal for the company?
[1:03:56] Audience question from Kaley: How did you feel when you sold the business?
[1:06:11] Audience question from Annabelle: What kept you going through the tough times?
[1:12:33] Audience question from Ryan: If you (Chris) were to develop Shazam again today, what would you do differently?
[1:15:16] Audience question from Anjelica: How many times did your brand evolve?
[1:21:40] Final question from Tony: What’s the single best piece of advice that you’ve gotten in business?
[1:26:30] Sign off
Chris Barton founded the app Shazam twenty years ago in 2002, years before the iPod and iTunes had even been created. In fact, the flip phone had just come out.
With an unwavering vision for what’s possible – and a core principle of creating from the heart and building with the mind – Barton built one of the most popular apps of all time.
Shazam has surpassed 1 billion downloads, and has hundreds of millions of active users daily. It was acquired by Apple in 2018 for $400 million, making it Apple’s fifth largest acquisition.
In this lively and inspiring conversation with Tony Robbins, Barton shares how his own perseverance made the impossible possible, and reveals how personal limitations can in fact be your superpower.
[2:30] Introduction to Chris Barton
[4:39] Overcoming dyslexia and ADHD
[5:31] How limitations can be a Superpower
[6:49] Defining your own path
[8:24] Choosing co-founders before the business
[11:09] Breakthrough idea for Shazaam
[12:18] Two businesses all entrepreneurs must run
[13:54] Being told an idea is impossible
[16:11] Meeting co-founder/ inventor Avery Wang
[19:06] Getting turned down by over 100 VC’s
[20:48] Building a music database by hand
[22:22] Launch expectations and reality
[24:46] Early struggles
[26:25] Lessons from Google and Dropbox
[29:41] Earning revenue via a parallel to core business
[31:14] Coming up with the name Shazam
[33:23] Apple showcases Shazam
[35:44] Monetization of the app over time
[37:07] Apple acquires Shazam
[41:46] Life after selling Shazam
[42:47] Incubating a new startup (Guard)
[46:04] Audience question from Becky: What are three things to focus on when creating an app?
[47:55] Audience question from Miles: What was your ideation process behind Guard?
[55:05] Audience question from Barbara: Did you buy every CD to get Shazam started?
[58:03] Audience question from Hannah: How do I get over fear and become a musician?
[01:00:04] Tony explains how “proximity is power”
[01:03:42] Sign off
"Power comes to those that can recognize patterns" Tony Robbins
We are living in historic times. It's no wonder that as disruptions to life as we know it occur on a global scale, people are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. While you may want to turn off the news and cover your eyes, the truth is: there’s power in being able to recognize the underlying patterns and anticipate what's coming so that we can prepare and respond.
Ray Dalio is the founder and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, as well as a #1 NY Times bestselling author.
Ray conducts his business and lives his life based on key PRINCIPLES. His latest book, Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order points out why nations rise and fall and shares information you need to recognize the times we are living through are part of a larger cycle that has taken place many times before.
In this 2022 interview with his friend Tony Robbins, Ray shares what we can do on a personal level and on the collective to navigate these unique times.
To watch the interview, go here: https://youtu.be/q3hdisdjBjQ
[1:39] Tony on the Power Patterns
[8:51] The Cycle Explained: What's a New World Order?
[16:00] What's a populist?
[18:50] The 8 Measures of Power
[23:52] The 3 Big Events that lead to a Changing World Order
[28:40] Why did Donald Trump get elected in 2016?
[31:02] The 5 Types of War
[35:20] Ray's methodology of studying history
[40:17] The collective experience is all about how we are with each other
[41:29] Education, and disparity in the state of Connecticut
[46:49] They call them revolutions but they're civil wars
[54:03] Ukraine, Russia, and China
[1:03:02] Inflation: What got us here and what do we do now?
[1:10:00] Taking away buying power to fight inflation = period of stagflation
[1:14:47] The Holy Grail of Investing = diversified uncorrelated assets
[1:18:28] More on China
[1:24:25] Ray's 3 Tips: How You Can Avoid the Decline
[1:28:47] "Whatever success I've had has come more from MEDITATION than any other influence."- Ray Dalio
[1:33:44] At 72, what's next for Ray Dalio
There’s no denying that we are part of a significant inflection point in human history. We are truly living in interesting times...
In this episode, Tony speaks with historian and demographer Neil Howe about the fascinating patterns of human history, as he and co-author William Strauss explained more than two decades ago in Generations (1991) and The Fourth Turning (1997).
If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or uncertain about all that’s happening in the world, this episode will give you a much-needed shift in perspective. You will understand how cycles of crisis catalyze massive economic, cultural, political, and institutional disruption – and how as a society, we solve problems we never thought we could before.
No storm lasts forever, and this too shall pass. Listen to this episode for Neil’s predictions on how much longer this crisis period will last and what we can look forward to in our beautiful, shared future.
To watch the interview, which took place in 2022 in front of a small audience, go here: https://youtu.be/lX1Csk2vn5A
[0:05] Tony was working with President Bill Clinton when he was first told about the book Generations
[2:46] The stages of our lives: childhood, young adult, mid-life, elder
[6:31] The seasons of history and how they overlap with generations
[8:15] Tony welcomes Neil Howe, co-author of Generations, and The Fourth Turning
[10:25] Generations are distinct and always have been
[10:45] How old you are during a big event shapes your experience of it
[12:50] Knife-age division vs. zones of transition (EX. X-ennials)
[13:45] History shapes generations, but (later on) generations shape history
[16:09] The cyclical nature of crises and how they spur “a total remake”
[18:29] Institutions we rely on today were created post-WWII
[20:01] Why do we wait until there is a crisis to solve problems?
[22:10] 1780s economic depression: We created the Constitution in our darkest hour
[24:18] What comes next: The High, collective, feeling more than the sum of our parts
[26:38] The Awakening releases the individual
[27:57] Gen X was left alone and raised themselves = pragmatism & cynicism
[30:08] Silent Generation had to adjust themselves to meet others’ expectations
[31:08] We are in a time of growing tribalism in America
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As we approach Father’s Day, join Tony Robbins, his wife Sage Robbins, and host Mary B. as they discuss their fathers, their modern family, a 14-month-old daughter, and the distinction Tony draws between a father and a dad.
An archetype is just a fancy word for pattern and the universal father energy is within us and around us all, regardless of your relationship with your own father, whether you have children, or your gender. Our experience of father(s) shapes our life and influences who we become.
Fathers, brothers, grandpas, godfathers, uncles, and father figures hold the powerful possibility to affect us in meaningful ways. By also recognizing these energies within us and calling upon them in different circumstances and contexts, we are able to live life fully, with access to a multitude of gifts, abilities, experiences, and emotions.
We invite you to notice, honor, and appreciate the father figures in your life as we commemorate Father’s Day with this exclusive conversation.
"A father is love and strength. It's an absolute unconditional love beyond imagination and a strength to call to the highest part of them." – Tony Robbins
[1:07] What does it mean to Tony to be a father?
[2:03] Father’s role has 2 sides: Father and Dad
[3:05] Every child has different gifts
[4:07] Tony’s unique upbringing
[4:57] Sage’s mom’s narrative: Dad is in service to the family
[5:54] Mothers shape children’s view of fathers
[7:03] Tony had no relationship with his biological father
[8:26] Tony’s second father
[8:49] The man Tony’s mom married before Tony was born
[9:11] Jim Robbins, Tony’s adoptive father
[10:57] Tony learned to manage conflict as a child
[11:14] Tony’s definition of an outstanding father
[12:00] Individuals not always related can affect us in most meaningful ways
[12:48] Be more than a dad, call them to the highest version of themselves
[13:45] Tony’s two-word on-stage reminder
[14:38] Father is a role of leadership, service even when it’s hard
[16:00] Tony’s fifth father, the ultimate father figure: Sage’s dad
[18:03] Brotherhood and father figures in Tony’s life
[19:24] Tony’s instant fatherhood at 24 years old
[21:22] Tony’s baby daughter: I delight in witnessing her gifts
[22:26] Dr. Carol Dweck’s growth mindset research
[24:56] Teaching Tony’s daughter her responsibility to life
[26:57] Men are hard on themselves
[28:14] There are no professional parents, go easy on yourselves
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Mindfulness and meditation aren’t just about spirituality or stress relief.
In today’s world of constant demands and digital distractions, mindfulness is about making your moments truly matter and living up to your full potential. It’s about your power to put your attention where you want it to be and not on what someone else dangles on a screen in front of you.
This is just one reason why Tony Robbins incorporates a gratitude meditation into his daily morning routine to prime his mind every single day.
If you’re familiar with any of Tony Robbins peak performance strategies, you know that your ability to maintain a peak state is a key component of living the life you desire. Your state is affected by the way you use your physical body, your ability to direct your mind’s focus, and the language or meaning you give to your experiences.
Knowing this, it’s no wonder that we aren’t able to be the best version of ourselves when we are in a stressed state. The incoherence of our head and heart, the jitters in our nervous system and body makes us less effective and less resourceful.
In this 1-hour episode you’ll hear from Tony Robbins, his wife Sage Robbins, and podcast host Mary B. as they discuss one of the most valuable skills to maximize your mindset and prime yourself for power, clarity, concentration, and focused attention.
[0:00] Hi it’s Tony Robbins…
[1:15] I used to think meditation was a waste of time
[2:00] We don’t experience life, we experience the life we pay attention to
[2:39] Tony and wife Sage and traveled the globe together for 22 years
[3:30] A podcast on meditation? I’d be outta here. But…
[4:03] Twin hearts Sage and Tony Robbins
[5:30] Why does time go so fast?
[6:20] One of us is a meditator and one of us is not
[7:12] Meditation definition | What is meditation, really?
[8:20] Styles of meditation
[9:57] What’s your outcome?
[10:30] The science of meditation
[11:24] Be here now and notice
[12:24] Our attention is the most important commodity
[13:15] Self-judgement and imposter syndrome
[15:50] Ellen Langer Harvard mindfulness
[16:37] Just close your eyes for a minute
[17:28] I’m thinking about a grilled cheese sandwich
[18:23] Meditation is not something to achieve, it’s something to experience
[19:04] The throughline is gratitude
[19:30] Thoughts are like clouds floating by
[20:22] How do I stop the thoughts in my mind?
[21:25] There’s an entire universe inside of us
[22:22] Collective mind
[23:19] Sage and her baby in the rain
[24:25] In the busy-ness we miss the nuances
[25:00] Mary B: Meditation has gotten really trendy
[26:25] Story: Full Moon Meditation with Tony, Sage, Billy Beck and Mary B.
[29:13] We will never experience this moment of life again
[29:43] Profound knowledge
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Original Music by Abhinav and Sage Robbins
We’re all here together in this Earth School learning, doing the best we can, making mistakes, picking ourselves back up. The soothing balm that keeps us going is often another’s kindness, caring, connection, and love. Its power is truly transformational.
If you think of any great mother, real or archetypal, they have a capacity to love unconditionally – to accept, to allow, to give, to understand, to listen, to nurture. A mother’s love brims with compassion and mercy. Even when their beloved has behavior that may be less desirable, there's still a universal knowingness and a loving essence for the human heart before them.
That unconditional aspect of love is what is discussed in this one hour special edition episode. Hear Tony, Sage, and Mary B converse on what it means to sponsor life.
There's a beauty to life. The mess of it, and the sweetness of it, and the pain of it. And so, it's not to say that there aren’t challenges and that there isn't pain in moments like right now with what's happening on the world stage. But we can contribute to the schism, or we can be a balm. We can be a balm of kindness, and goodness, and look to bring love, light, illumination, presence, connectedness, to be an ear to listen. It's amazing how that can shift another's world. I know what it feels like for me to receive that. I know what it feels like to offer that. And I think that’s a beautiful reality that sometimes in the busyness of life, we can forget how impactful in a moment we can touch another. That we can reach another. That we can move another. That we can remind each other because we're mirroring each other and as we're offering that we're experiencing that. Everything that I'm saying to you in this moment, it's really all selfishly for myself. Life is such a beautiful house of mirrors. We're all reflecting each other.
- Sage Robbins
[2:00] Sage Robbins on “sponsoring life”
[7:38] Mary B. & Sage on masculine and feminine energies and archetypes
[13:58] On a mother’s unconditional love
[14:56] In birth as in death
[17:49] The teacher becomes the student
[18:11] Tony pops in studio
[23:10] Nurturing/Mothering of self
[28:45] “You have influence over your children but you don’t have control” - Tony Robbins
[31:37] The Serenity Prayer
[35:08] Hello, I'm alive! We’re spinning on this planet, and my heart is beating!
[36:10] Social media shifts when
[37:22] As Ken Wilber would say, it’s “grit and grace”
[38:28] Be a balm in this world
[39:31] Sage and Mary B’s personal journey to motherhood
[44:51] Kahlil Gibran on children
[46:40] What’s the meaning of life? And other big questions
[47:16] Modern families and unique constellations
[50:42] Divine energies
[52:28] A newborn’s innate intelligence
[55:25] Magda Gerber and the RIE school of thought
[58:20] The label vs. the experience
[1:03:03] Happy Mother’s Day to all
By spending just a few hours a day for a week with Tony, we have seen people shed weight, create passionate relationships and take their businesses to the next level.
In this episode, we share some of the most impactful audience questions and Tony’s answers from last year’s challenge that shifted the way our participants’ viewed the world and their lives, creating breakthroughs immediately for both them and the entire audience.
Listen or watch below to the full conversation.
[0:11] The Ultimate Breakthrough Challenge
[1:40] How do I let go of the things that I cannot control and react with a positive mindset?
[2:02] The Idea of control is an illusion. What is real is influence.
[3:04] Expectations lead to suffering
[3:35] Focus, physiology and language
[4:50] Focus on what you can control
[7:28] How do I find a purpose that will pay me?
[9:35] The difference between soul and economics.
[13:03] Work hard, keep improving yourself and your gifts will make room for you.
[15:50] How long does the celebration of reaching a goal last for you?
[16:45] Goal is not to achieve your goal, the goal is for you to grow.
[17:41] The biggest mistake in people’s businesses.
[18:40] How do you stop self-sabotage
[20:44] Masculine and feminine energy
[21:44] Mature v. immature
[23:08] How to change your conditioning
[25:11] Cold plunge example
[27:15] The Ultimate Breakthrough Challenge
5 years ago, Tony Robbins gave behind the scenes access of his annual life changing event, Date With Destiny to Netflix and filmmaker Joe Berlinger, and the movie I Am Not Your Guru was born. Today, Tony and his wife Sage sit down with Joe and discuss how the film came to be, as well as check in with some of the people highlighted in the documentary and what their life looks like today, years after this transformative event. If interested in attending yourself, visit DWDVirtual.com
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger is known for making mostly dark documentaries about rock singers & serial killers. However, when Joe attended Tony Robbins’ Date With Destiny event and moved from the dark to the light in his own life, he knew he had to make a movie about this transformative event. After months and months of convincing Tony and Sage to say yes, he agreed to their terms of not letting his crew get in the way of the event or experience of the people in the room in any way, and I Am Not Your Guru was born.
As we celebrate the 5th anniversary of this ground-breaking film, Joe sits down with Tony and Sage to share moving stories, behind the scenes anecdotes and life updates from several people followed in the documentary. This is a candid conversation you don’t want to miss.
Watch the full conversation HERE.
SHOW NOTES (video and audio)
[1:58] Intro Joe Berlinger
[3:50] Joe’s experience at Date With Destiny
[8:00] Joe wanted to make a movie about Date With Destiny
[9:01] 2 stumbling blocks
[9:58] A deal is made
[10:51] Sage hesitant to make a movie
[12:02] Joe’s favorite moment in the film
[13:13] Tony’s reflections on Joe’s favorite moment
[14:29] Joe is the king of Netflix
[15:42] Skeptical Filming Crew
[16:47] Where are they now? Dawn
[23:22] Dawn’s path post Date With Destiny
[24:12] Dawn’s “uncle” Joaquin joins the conversation
[27:27] Dawn’s relationship with men
[29:11] Joe’s most impactful experience
[29:28] The greatest gift of Date With Destiny
[31:43] Does this last?
[32:00] The unique community of friends
[32:45] Where are they now? Tammy and Lance
[37:04] Lance’s cracks his shell
[37:37] Tammy can do anything with Lance
[39:02] A reflection of the human experience
[39:49] Lance and Tammy’s advice on an extraordinary life
[41:55] Creating a compelling life
[43:28] Date With Destiny: Mastering what’s inside
[43:38] Interested for yourself? DWDVirtual.com
ClassPass users around the world have logged more than 100 million hours of workouts, while Dave’s Killer Bread is flying off shelves at a record pace. What do their founders attribute the success of their brands to?
At a recent Business Mastery event, Tony Robbins hosts an in-depth conversation with both Payal Kadakia, the founder and CEO of ClassPass, and Dave Dahl, the founder of Dave’s Killer Bread.
ClassPass is this decade’s first unicorn, a start-up that reached a billion dollar valuation. But it is Kadakia’s passion for and dedication to her company’s mission of providing soul nourishing experiences to its community that drives her daily.
After spending 15 years in prison, Dahl seized his second chance by creating healthy, great-tasting bread recipes that became Dave’s Killer bread. He sold his company a few years ago to the second-largest bakery in the nation for $275M.
While Kadakia and Dahl have very diverse backgrounds and entrepreneurial stories, they both harnessed challenges, obstacles and disappointments to drive them, rather than destroy them. They became servant leaders, dedicated to the needs of their raving fans, which translated into incredible opportunities to change the world through innovation and inspiration.
Watch the discussion here.
[01:25] Introduction of Payal Kadakia
[02:45] Facing adversity
[5:35] What creating ClassPass was about
[6:12] Don’t lose your connection to your why
[6:26] False signals of success
[6:50] MVP: Minimum Viable Product
[7:20] Their biggest customer behavior challenge
[8:15] ClassPass evolution, 3 versions
[12:30] Be mission obsessed, not product obsessed
[13:00] COVID and ClassPass
[17:05] ClassPass’s Mission
[18:46] Focusing through iterations.
[20:55] ClassPass Capital raises
[21:58] Culture at ClassPass
[26:10] Being a woman of color is a strength.
[27:29] Failure is a data point. It is part of the journey.
[28:17] Introduction of Dave Dahl of Dave’s Killer Bread
[30:28] Dave’s first transformation.
[31:15] Dave’s rock bottom.
[34:10] What changed Dave’s life.
[34:53] Dave’s relationship with his brother.
[36:22] Idea born: Dave’s Killer Bread.
[38:57] Branding evolution of Dave’s Killer Bread
[41:50] Expansion through risk taking.
[44:53] Giving felons a second chance through employment.
[48:05] When old patterns reemerge
[53:15] The sale of Dave’s Killer Bread
[55:20] After Dave’s Killer Bread
[56:33] Dave’s Philanthropy: Constructing Hope
[58:50] Audience question from Brian: what was the moment that you felt the biggest turnaround?
[01:07:47] Audience question from Sarah: how do I make my idea happen? What are the steps?
[01:13:27] Audience question from Daniel: how do you create balance between your personal expansion and your business expansion?
[01:21:27] Sign off
Did you know that over 1 million people train on a Peloton every day? How was this phenomenon created and maintained?
Tony had the pleasure of speaking with John Foley, Co-founder and CEO of Peloton at a recent Business Mastery event. Foley has led Peloton to geometric growth, after more than 400 rejections from potential investors, it is now valued at over $32B dollars!
With 3.6 million raving fans, Foley has created an online community that both supports and challenges people to live better lives through convenient fitness in your home. His dedication to principles like “stay hungry and humble” and “don’t use hope as a method” are part of the secret to his success.
It is Foley’s continued focus on aspirational goals combined with his ability to inspire his employees to act like owners in solving problems and staying hungry that ensures Peloton will continue to accelerate and thrive as a business.
Watch the full conversation here.
[01:03] Intro of John Foley, CEO and co-founder of Peloton
[03:32] Foley background, including working at a Skittles Factory
[05:25] Hunger and humility most important to success
[06:44] Foley’s mentor
[08:01] Digital media disruption
[09:52] 400 nos before a single yes
[11:06] Funding Peloton
[11:39] Surround yourself with people who see the vision
[13:22] Consistency and perseverance created traction
[14:41] Goal of growing business 100% and making your life better
[17:55] Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good and minimum viable product
[19:23] Communal motivation in group fitness to make it fun
[21:15] How willing are your customers to recommend your business? - Peloton is in low 90’s on 1-100 scale
[23:12] Foley’s competitive nature
[25:23] The instructor, the human factor, matters. Scaling via digital media
[28:22] Don’t use hope as a method
[28:47] Don’t plan for failure, plan for success because it becomes self-fulfilling
[30:13] Partnership with Beyonce
[33:59] 8,000 employees globally
[34:06]Marc Benioff is an inspiration. Champion of social change and team culture
[34:57] Internal culture permeates into the brand
[36:32] Audience question from Karina: How have your margins increased with COVID?
[37:24] COVID was tailwind for Peloton
[38:23] Had to spend $100M to satisfy the demand but margin structure has increased
[40:14] Audience question from Michelle: How did you build a team with great people AND establish a culture?
[42:30] Audience question from Brett: What did it feel like to see something you created finally succeed?
[43:15] We are not doing a victory dance. Hungry and humble with fire in our belly to get to our goals
[44:45] Audience question from Ann: What was your journey as you began putting Peloton together as a company?
[45:33] Bought parts of our business. Decided needed to be good at software, hardware and content. Focus on what will make your business special
[47:12] Find partners that share your work ethic, that you like being around
[48:32] Sign off
Sadhguru, a beloved friend of Tony and Sage, sits down to discuss identity, consciousness, inner freedom, human evolution, and his book Karma, A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny.
Watch the discussion HERE.
Sadhguru is a true luminary of our time and offers in this interview a fresh understanding of Karma and its common misperceptions. Removing the stigma of “good Karma” or “bad Karma,” Sadhguru explains that our karma actually has the ability to enhance our lives if only we choose to use our past, and our memories of it, in ways that serve our perception of life, personal evolution, and spiritual growth.
[00:47] Sadhguru ID/Intro
[01:18] What is Karma?
[04.02] Karma is about liberation, not control
[07:44] Karma is how to move from an unconscious to a conscious existence.
[08:12] Responding (choice) v. reacting
[11:53] One consciousness
[12:59] Consciousness is not something we do
[16:19] To be free, understand what ropes are holding you
[17:06] What is Vasana?
[19:07] Sadhguru working with prisoners in India and US
[21:13] Large part of karma being created unconsciously
[22:44] Sadhguru’s goal to make the whole world ecstatic
[24:51] People have a fear of freedom
[26:51] We die in installments.
[28:37] Your attention needs to be with living.
[29:26] How can you create a new destiny consciously?
[30:17] Your experience of life is manufactured within you.
[34:50] Why is intention so important?
[36:42] Your intent is based on your identity
[37:20] Fix your identity
[39:14] What does Sadhguru mean?
[41:44] How do you liberate Karma?
[42:30] Awareness and abandon
[43:22] The story of Gautama
[50:32] Genetic compulsions are within all of us.
[52:32] How will you use what is within you?
[54:10] How do you coach people to pause?
[54:52] Managing instincts consciously
[57:10] What is the practice of just being and looking?
[01:00:40] Not looking through the kaleidoscope of karma
[01:02:38] Shifting perception from suffering to pain
[01:03:29] Creating space between you and your body
[01:07:23] What life throws at you is not your choice. What you make out of it is 100% yours
[01:08:28] The gift of this existence
[01:11:39] All human experience happens from within.
[01:13:57] Sign off
Known as America’s Best Preacher, Bishop T.D. Jakes shares with Tony how you can become a great orator. Combining passion with power, instinct and intellect, Jakes creates a recipe that you can follow to have your message touch hearts and souls and change the world. This dynamic conversation with Tony and T.D. will touch your heart, make you laugh, and teach you wisdom you can use in your daily life. Interested in hearing more from Bishop T.D. Jakes? Listen to past episodes where he took part on the Tony Robbins podcast here.
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1:17 Tony welcomes T.D. Jakes
2:17 TR: Why this book, why now, why Frank Thomas?
3:30 Don’t drop the mic: the power of communication
4:13 TR: Tell us the story of you watching the news with your father
4:54 A man of color speaking on the TV was very, very rare
5:30 Dr. King grabbed the mic
6:17 Talk to people outside your bubble
7:20 Dr. Thomas challenges me to explain how I do what I do
8:20 “Great communication isn’t just tangible”
9:38 TR: What part of Martin Luther King have you embodied or has become a part of you?
10:27 Church was about more than just faith for the African American community
12:52 What you don’t know can be expensive
14:11 TR tells story about being abroad
15:20 Different types of poor
16:20 If we can share blood, we can share conversation
17:31 TR: What do you see is the purpose of communication?
18:45 Respect and communication
19:20 Whatever we respect, we give time to
20:40 The book is just as much about listening as it is about speaking
22:00 Some of the greatest breakthroughs come from the bellman
23:00 Aligned interests = trust, but not respect
24:05 TR: What is presence to you?
25:24 It’s difficult to trust people who want power without investment
27:45 T.D. Jakes on his ancestors
30:14 TR: What is the value of suffering?
32:30 “When they march, they should sing”
33:50 TR: The unification of suffering
35:30 TR: Psychological immunity
37:16 TR: What’s a situation when you fell flat?
40:00 TR: How have you had to adapt to be more effective without an audience there?
41:48 The pandemic created a vortex, and so faith became tangible
44:30 On avoiding criticism
45:30 TR: How can you deal with the fear of public speaking?
46:48 T.D. Jakes: Talk to yourself
48:20 We label to file people away
51:35 TR: Where is love in the magic of your power?
52:30 Nike’s synergism
54:25 Car wreck, do you want me to call the police or the ambulance?
59:22 When I don’t have the ability to articulate what I need, I can only be angry
1:01:55 "We don't treat the successful because we believe success cures personal pain and it doesn't always do that."
1:04:38 TR: How important is drama for someone to be effective as a communicator?
1:06:10 Example: Floyd cried out for his mother. Every woman identified
1:10:40 Sweeping dirt floors
1:11:50 TR: What makes someone a great storyteller?
1:12:30 Bible story: Bartimaeus
1:15:30 TR: How do you know when to go off script?
1:18:38 “You have to engage intellect and instinct”
1:24:30 We were chosen to have this conversation while the clock is ticking
1:25:53 TR: What are the most important things to guide someone to not drop the mic?
1:28:18 "Diversity invites me to the party. Inclusion asks me to dance."
1:34:20 "If I didn't change the world, I changed somebody's world. If I can change somebody's world, then to them, I changed the world."
American neurosurgeon, medical reporter and writer Sanjay Gupta joins Tony for an engaging conversation about brain health and its effects on your life. From movement to nourishment to rest, Tony and Sanjay share life hacks that have been proven to improve both the quality and longevity of your life from Sanjay Gupta’s newest book, Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age. Learn and laugh with these experts as they take you on a journey through cutting-edge information and inspiration about brain health and exciting developments for the future of this field.
1:00 TR introduces today’s guest, a renaissance man
1:30 Sanjay’s new book, Keep Sharp
2:00 TR: How did that journey begin and what influenced you?
2:58 The first female engineer hired by Ford
3:20 Sanjay’s mom: “if you don’t hire me, you never will.”
5:25 Medical marijuana and being able to shift
7:00 Sanjay during Covid-19
7:30 Sanjay did not see the merits of medical marijuana originally
8:00 94% of the studies were designed to look for harm, only 6% looking for a benefit
8:35 I different picture started to emerge
9:05 TR: You did such a good job bringing the human emotion to it
10:08 Total transparency
10:20 TR: What made you decide to write Keep Sharp?
11:20 Sanjay wrote his book before Covid-19
12:05 The mental impact of Covid-19
13:09 You can build new brain cells at any age
15:20 Defining a healthy brain
16:40 We use 10% of our brain 90% of the time
18:40 Practice makes perfect, but it is change that builds resilience
18:50 TR: Are there skills that you’ve never tried, learning a language, singing?
20:15 TR: Is there dopamine that comes from creating these new pathways?
23:17 TR: Pattern recognition, pattern utilization, pattern creation is what makes people masterful
23:35 Fundamentally, people know the right things to do
25:00 A healthy brain is tied to a wider circle
27:25 Sanjay uses his daughters as a sounding board
29:00 Brisk walking is far better than intensely exercising for the brain
29:50 Get vulnerable
34:12 The brain is exquisitely sensitive to sugar
34:40 You may be overly indulging your body and starving your brain.
35:14 TR: Tell people what the long-term impact of starving the brain is
35:40 Changes in your brain that sets you up for dementia potentially
36:28 TR: Where is the link between side effects of covid and obesity?
39:50 TR: We seem to be outsourcing our health to the pharmaceutical industry, but they can only do so much.
42:00 Medical AI and being the CEO of your own health
42:37 The two words no one wants to talk about
43:45 We can now visualize the inside of the brain
44:33 The process began decades earlier
46:10 Injecting AI behaviors for health
48:10 Technology will continue to add to our lives
49:00 There might be a better use of our time and energy
50:00 The Vatican and stem cells
55:00 We have the capacity to heal ourselves
57:01 Optimizing our life so it is frictionless
57:30 Sanjay: Three teenage girls in the house
57:57 TR: What did you learn from the super-brainers project?
59:04 Confirmation that the brain can get sharper over time
59:20 TR: The more meaningful connections you make, the more you remember.
1:01:00 Blood pressure drugs to prevent destructive memories forming
1:01:55 Dementia Village
1:08:02 1.65-billion-person experiment
1:09:20 Sleep is essential to memory
1:11:00 “As your friend, you should get more sleep Tony”
1:12:05 Tony comes to mind when Sanjay writes
1:13:00 Habit stacking
1:15:00 Polishing memories
1:16:00 TR: What is your Ikigai?
1:18:05 The difference in data interpretation
1:21:20 Childhood hunger
1:23:05 Experiencing this world fully
1:24:20 TR: You’re a gift to us
Bond-trader extraordinaire, investor, and billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach joins Tony at a recent Platinum Financial event for a candid conversation about the current markets and the upcoming political and financial landscape. Gundlach is known for his bold calls, having correctly predicted the housing crash in 2007, and brings his candor to this discussion on inflation, taxes, the US Department of Treasury, and more. In this exclusive interview, founder of DoubleLine Capital, Gundlach also covers a potential asset allocation breakdown you won't want to miss.
Dr. Mark Hyman joins us to discuss his new book, The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World. Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, a thirteen-time New York Times best-selling author, Board President for Clinical Affairs for the Institute for Functional Medicine, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He noticed that Paleo and Vegan diets are both plant rich diets that focus on eating good fats and whole, unprocessed foods. The only difference is where they get their protein. In combining the best of both worlds, The Pegan Diet cuts through the noise so you can biohack your biology and save the planet in the process through regenerative agriculture, eating the rainbow, and the 75% rule.
Tony has had the privilege of working with some of the most amazing athletes in history. Today he sits down ring-side with 4-time Heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield. In this exclusive interview, Holyfield talks about what it was like growing up, his peak career moments, the notorious fight with Mike Tyson, and the possibility of stepping back into the ring all these years later. Tony guides Holyfield through an epic retelling and reveal of what it means to be a part of a comeback story and how boxing is so much more than just a physical battle. It’s about marrying the physical body, psychology, spirit, and soul for the ultimate combination of skills.
Holyfield recounts the moment that changed his life at The Boys Club, the three best pieces of advice his mother gave him that guide him through his life, and what he learned from losing almost half a billion dollars. At 58 years old, Holyfield is still training as hard as ever, and hoping for a third match up against Tyson to finish out their trilogy. In the video version of this interview, Holyfield invites Tony into his personal training ring for some punching practice. To see this extended interview, check out our YouTube page.
Welcome to today’s bonus episode. In the previous episode, The Future of Food, Energy and Space, you heard Tony introduce a group of groundbreaking entrepreneurs who are turning the status quo upside down for how we operate as humans. They shared what amazing technology we have to look forward to, not tomorrow, but today. This is technology that will improve the lives of people all over the world and for generations to come.
Here Tony continues the conversation with Bill, Jason, Mikhail, and Dakin, but with a focus on the business side to bettering the lives of people everywhere. Bill speaks to his desire to do for energy what Elon Musk did for cars. Jason talks about the power of distribution, comparing Netflix to the food market. And Mikhail opens our eyes to the newest space race and how being business-minded with technology produces incredible results.
In this episode Tony calls each of us to be an owner, not just a consumer. Entrepreneurship and investing is something he’s worked throughout his career to make accessible for all people. Enjoy this exciting episode and discover how you can get involved.
This past year was a trying one for all of us, and this new year has started off with challenges, too. It would be easy to believe that we as a society are headed in a negative direction, to be fearful of the future – but as Tony says, Fear is simply imagination undirected. What happens when you give direction to your imagination? That’s what we call faith.
Faith is not learned, it’s something we are born with. Faith is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. It is more powerful than any emotion, even fear. When all hell is breaking loose, it gives us the ability to find our center, to help ourselves and others to find answers, to find a higher meaning in the midst of our pain and in spite of our fear. And if you’re a leader, you take that certainty and transfer it into others, because human conviction has a viral effect and will spread. Faith is knowing that at our core we're more than anything we will ever face, and we can handle whatever life brings us. We always have and we always will. That is the power of the human race.
In this episode, Tony sits down with four extraordinary human beings that are working to solve major global issues, who believe so strongly in their solutions and have so much certainty that it’s almost contagious!
These four leaders are not only world changing technology experts, but the founders and CEOs of companies that are bringing the stuff of science-fiction novels to life. And faster than anyone thought possible. They're doing things that will change the lives of billions of people all across the globe. Their ultimate outcome is to increase that quality of life for everyone in existence and for generations to come.
In this episode, you will learn about:
The future of food. Hear from CEO and co-founder of Upward Farms, Jason Green. (Yes, you read that right – he may indeed have a green thumb!) Upward Farms is a Brooklyn-based indoor aquaponic farm sustainably growing leafy greens and fish with the highest ecological and quality standards. Jason is changing the way we grow food and challenging the environmentally devastating practices we’ve been using for so long.
The future of energy. Learn from the genius mind behind the monetization of search words, Bill Gross, whose company, Idealab, is the longest running technology incubator in the history of the world. He’s taking on sustainable energy like no human on earth has done before.
The future of space. Hear from Mikhail Kokorich, CEO of Momentus, a space transportation company. Mikhail’s commercial and private space travel is the stuff of every sci-fi lover's dreams. But he’s taking it from beyond the pages of books and movies and making it real with special water propulsion technology. And he’s not just stopping at transportation.
The future of business. Tony pulls insights from founder and general partner of Prime Movers Lab, Dakin Sloss. His company is all about seeing the value in people’s visions for starting new companies, and providing the funding and guidance to get them off the ground. But these aren’t your average entrepreneurial startups, these are companies that will change the way we experience life.
Most of you know that Tony is incredibly passionate about anything that can increase the quality of people's lives. He’s obsessed with finding answers and solutions. He’s also obsessed with finding entrepreneurs and companies that are on the brink of changing the world and being a part of that in any way he can. For Tony, this usually means more than just investing with them financially, but going on a journey with them, and investing on a soul-level. We hope you enjoy this episode!
"I'm obsessed with entrepreneurs and companies that are about to change the world." - Tony Robbins
Despite a universally challenging year for all, there have been so many blessings – if we take the time to stop and look. In this third and final Fireside Chat of 2020, Tony and Sage share the simple rituals they do together with their family at this time each year.
Listen to hear their own new year traditions, and they’ll encourage you to put together a few photos, too. Note your big accomplishments (and the little ones!), remember the magic moments, reconnect to the joy and laughter that can easily be forgotten but recreated just as quickly as you ground yourself in gratitude and appreciate those moments all over again.
Consider the challenges of the past year, too, through a different lens – the circumstances or situations that may have caused pain at the time but pushed you to evolve and grow, built resilience, forged progress, and, as a result, ultimately blessed your life. Find the blessing, be the blessing, and your life will be blessed.
And, as you’ll hear in this episode, as we head into the New Year and this entirely new world we all find ourselves in, Tony wants to give you the opportunity to grow even more, and create whatever it is you truly desire – the life you were made for.
Watch below to take part in the gift he is offering, free of charge, so that you can make 2021 not just better than the last, but your best year ever.
“When you’re resolved, you’ve cut off anything other than what you’re committed to – every ounce of your soul is there.” – Tony Robbins
About The Fireside Chat Series: In the 1930s and 40s, a time when the country was struggling even more than it is today, we had an amazing leader named FDR. He began doing evening radio programs called “fireside chats,” designed to communicate directly with the American people.
At that time, 90% of people in the U.S at that time had a radio. Today, 96% of people have a cell phone and nearly all have internet access. Instead of being unified and watching all the same things, and having a collective experience, now we're all kind of separated. And we can see division in our culture. We desperately need a form of unity, a form of connection, more humanity and more kindness in the world.
Tony and Sage thought to bring back this time-honored tradition of a fireside chat as a means of unity and compassion. We’re entering the winter season, drawing inward into our homes and into ourselves, reflecting on the hardships and blessings alike this unique year has brought. In this three-part series, you will hear them dispel their hopes and dreams for you this holiday season, as well as share some of Tony’s powerful tools and strategies to not only survive the coming months, but to step up and thrive.
For over 25 years, XPRIZE has convened the brightest minds from around the globe to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. One of the most pressing problems facing humanity today is food insecurity, and the need for nutritious, affordable, and sustainably-sourced food has reached critical status.
In this exciting interview with XPRIZE Founder and Executive Chairman, Peter H. Diamandis, Tony talks about the inspiration behind the latest competition, the $15M XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion. This episode is from XPRIZE's own Future Positive podcast and released with their permission here.
By 2050, Earth’s population will have reached 9.7 billion. The demand for high protein products is increasing while the impact from current meat production practices is devastating our planet. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened food insecurity, food safety, and access for many communities around the world. Furthermore, cities projected to face rapid population growth and wealth increase are experiencing surges in demand for poultry and fish as opposed to red meat.
While there is increasing activity in utilizing plant-based and cultivated approaches to create meat alternatives, more work is needed to make it widespread. XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion is a $15M competition incentivizing teams to produce chicken and fish alternatives that replicate or outperform conventional protein in structure, versatility, sensory properties, and nutritional profile, while having a lower comparable environmental footprint.
Tony has made it one of his life's missions to help feed as many people as possible. His family struggled to put food on the table growing up, and it was one stranger’s kindness that inspired Tony to give back as an adult. As a philanthropist, through his partnership with Feeding America, Tony has provided over 500 million meals in the last 5 years to those in need. He’s on track to provide 1 billion meals over the next 5 years.
Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies.
As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. He is cofounder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies, and co-founder and Vice Chairman of Celularity, Inc., a cellular therapeutics company. He earned degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Diamandis is a New York Times best-selling author, and his newest book in this series of exponential technologies – The Future is Faster Than You Think – was released on January 28, 2020. His favorite saying is “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”