Well-Being//

Review: Tony Robbins’ New Book “Unshakeable”

What Tony Robbins’s new book taught me.


Real wealth is emotional, psychological, and spiritual.

I have always loved Tony Robbin’s talks and materials because they are practical and positive. His new book, Unshakeable, to be released February 28, 2017, is a super easy read and I highly recommend it to uncover the truths in investing and living a happy life.

I attended a lecture by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Ottawa in 2004. He started his talk with a simple statement, “The purpose of life is to be happy.” It was a life turning event for me to hear such a simple truth. To be happy is not a simple process. You have to acknowledge Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. In this hierarchy, you cannot reach ultimate happiness until you have achieved each level. The first level is your material needs.

Image courtesy of Unsplash

This is where Tony Robbin’s new book starts. His premise is that money can give you the means to be happy. However, it is not a means unto itself. Mastering the means of money will give you freedom to explore the other levels in the Maslow Hierarchy because you will be unshakeable.

We all dream of achieving that tremendous inner peace, that comfort, that independence, that freedom. In short, we all dream of being unshakeable. But what does it really mean to be unshakeable? It’s not just a matter of money. It’s a state of mind. When you’re truly unshakeable, you have unwavering confidence even amidst the storm. It’s not that nothing upsets you. We can all get hooked. But you don’t stay there. Nothing rattles you for any length of time. You don’t allow fear to take you over.

The key lesson in the book is to control what you can control… and let go of the rest.

…you’ll finish the book with a strategic plan that provides you the tools to help you win the game We all know that we’re not going to become unshakeable through wishful thinking, or by lying to ourselves, or by merely thinking positive, or by putting photos of exotic cars on our “vision boards.” It’s not enough to believe. You need the insights, the tools, the skills, the expertise, and the specific strategies that will empower you to achieve true and lasting prosperity.

Robbins offers the idea that you can be in a beautiful state right now, regardless of your level of material wealth. So why wait to be happy, he challenges?

Real wealth is emotional, psychological, and spiritual. I it’s not about living somebody else’s dream. It’s about living a magnificent life on your own terms.

If you’re not happy, you can’t have a magnificent life, no matter how fat your wallet.

The secret of living an extraordinary life is to take control of the mind, since this alone will determine whether you live in a suffering state or a beautiful state.

What Robbins has come to realize is that the single most important decision in life is this: Are you committed to being happy, no matter what happens to you? It’s your choice whether to live in a suffering state or a beautiful state. You have the capability to become a master of enjoyment, to fill your mind with appreciation, to be happy no matter what. Best of all, the joy in you will affect everyone around you.

I made a commitment through my cancer journey and aided by yoga to live a beautiful life — to thrive. It is a choice. I love this book because it gives you the practical knowledge and tools to give you the freedom to make explore those choices — financial, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. I highly recommend this book to everyone.


Originally published at dralanviau.com on February 27, 2017.

Originally published at medium.com

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Community//

Tony Robbins Shares Advice On How To Be ‘Unshakable’

by Adam Siddiq
Wisdom//

Tony Robbins and How to be ‘Unshakeable’

by Victoria Oldridge
Community//

Joie De Vivre, Living With A Ravenous Thirst For Life: “Ask yourself the right questions every single day” With Dr. Marina Kostina & Frances Vidakovic

by Dr. Marina Kostina

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.