Tony Robbins Biography

tony robbins biographyWho is Tony Robbins?

Tony Robbins. We all know the name. Tony is an American entrepreneur, life coach, and philanthropist who has helped millions of people reach success in life.

Tony Robbins was born Anthony Mahavoric in February of 1960. He is the eldest of three children. After his parents divorced and his mother remarried, he was adopted by her new husband Jim Robbins, thus giving him the last name that we know him by.

When Tony was 17 years of age, he left his family home that he described as being “chaotic” and “abusive.” He elected never to return.

Instead, he began to pave his own road to success by working on his career. At this time, he began promoting seminars for Jim Rohn, a motivational speaker, and author.

In the early 1980s, Tony Robbins’ career began to soar even further. He taught Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP and even partnered with a co-founder of Neurolinguistic Programming named John Grinder.

Around this time Tony Robbins learned how to firewalk as well, and incorporated this new skill into the seminars that he spoke at.

The year 1988 brought on even greater success for Robbins. He released his very first infomercial, called Personal Power, which helped establish him as “peak performance coach.”

Personal Power was highly successful at broadcasting his services, gaining him exposure that was far and wide indeed, and he was even able to begin selling self-help tapes to those who were interested.

By the year of 1991, over 100 million Americans had seen his infomercials.



As time has moved forward, Tony Robbins has continued to help those in need of help and guidance. One of the steps he has taken to aid individuals was to open a center for intervention that currently trains coaches of life skills to aid families and individuals who are suffering from problems with addiction, and other issues that are holding them back.

As of the year 2017, Tony Robbins has written a total of 5 books, four of them being best-sellers.

Throughout these writings, as well as his teachings at seminars and beyond, he expresses the importance of mastering emotions, the power of the decisions we make, and that to enjoy a truly extraordinary life, we must master both fulfillment and achievement.

Each year, Robbins holds seminars that are well-attended. He speaks not only about the personal achievements that ones can reach out for, but how to succeed financially and otherwise.

Tony has not only centered his work around aiding those around the world in reaching success, he has made helping others his whole life and incorporates a range of other authored works like Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.

In 1991, Robbins set up the Anthony Robbins Foundation, a charity that makes a difference in the quality of life of many demographics of individuals.

He has also donated profits to charities that help others, such as Feeding America.

In conclusion, Tony Robbins is the name of an individual who, from an early age, has brought something to the table when it comes to changing the lives of others. We certainly are thankful for what he has already done, and will continue to follow his guidance.

Maxwell Maltz Author of Psycho-Cybernetics

The New Psycho-CyberneticsMaxwell Maltz became famous as a writer when his book Psych-Cybernetics was published in 1960. At the time of publishing, Maltz had no idea that his book would become such a success, nor did he know that it would quickly become one of the most referenced books in the self help niche of literature even today.

Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living out of Life is a book I have personally read many times. In fact I have it on Amazon’s Audiable and listen every few months just to refresh the ideas in my own head.

It’s by far one of the best self-help books ever written and people like Tony Robbins have obviously used his information extensively to create their own materials and prosper from them.

One of the reasons this book is so insightful is that firstly, it was never intended to become a “self-help” book. It was simply Maltz’s collected data and experiences of years of being a cosmetic surgeon.

What intrigued him the most wasn’t how people could get plastic surgery and afterwards feel better about themselves.

Rather it was the reverse.

What Maltz was most interested in was why someone who elected to get cosmetic surgery afterwards did not immediately feel better about themselves?

In fact, he had cases where people received the surgery, looked straight into a mirror and asked him why he hadn’t done the surgery.

Even though they were looking right into the mirror, a few patients couldn’t see any change whatsoever.

This lead to Maltz looking closer at “the inner self” and its power that it yields and how to change the way we look at it.

This is what edged Maltz to look closer at his patients to try to understand why some people were almost transformed by their surgery’s, while others had no change at all. Even denying they ever even revived the act.

Personally I feel the book is so insightful because it was written from a clinical perspective as well as a personal one. Mr. Maltz was in a unique situation in that he saw first hand how people reacted to themselves in a very transforming manner.

Other books written by Maxwell Maltz:

Unseen Scar (1946)
The Time is Now (1975)
Doctor Pygmalion: The Autobiography of a Plastic Surgeon (1953) re-marketed as Doctor Psycho-Cybernetics soon after the book Psyco-Cybernetics was published.