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Awaken the Giant Within

By: Anthony Robbins
Narrated by: Anthony Robbins
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Publisher's summary

"I know that no matter where you are in your life, you want more! No matter how well you're already doing or how challenged you now may be, deep inside you there lies a belief that your experience of life can and will be much greater than it already is. You are destined for your own unique form of greatness."

Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.

The ultimate program for improving the quality of every aspect of your life (personal or business, physical or emotional) Awaken the Giant Within gives you the tools you need to immediately become the master of your own fate.

©1986 Anthony Robbins. All rights reserved (P)1986 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

Critic reviews

"Yet another profound and powerful tool in the Robbins arsenal of self-awareness. It has been an enormous source of strength and insight for me both personally and professionally." (Peter Guber, former Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures)
"Anthony Robbins is the 'ultimate coach' for that special breed of men and women who will never settle for less than they can be." (Pat Riley, NBA "Coach of the Decade")

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Smoke Signals

The first 18 minutes of this program was Tony introducing himself and being very vauge on what he can do for you in this audio.

Here's the entire program, in summary:
1. Decide what you want.
2. Take Action to go get it.
3. Notice what works and what doesn't.
4. If it doesn't work, try something else.

WOW! Brilliant! Thanks, Tony!!

The most helpful "take-away" I got from this audio was how you can get RICH by re-purposing old content from other programs and selling it as a separate program. The rest of this audio program is bits and pieces of his other programs re-purposed, and mashed together.

BOOORRRINGG!

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Abridged was way too abridged

Too short on substance. I felt cheated. I hope the written product is much better than this was. Not worth buying this audio version.

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Misleading

I️ have the book and the book and this audio book are not the same. Now I️ waisted one credit.

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Not worth it

I was expecting so much more. It was such a let down. I went out and bought the book afterwards to see if it lost something as an audio book, it certainly did. The 90 minutes didn't do it justice.

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Too short

What would have made Awaken the Giant Within better?

If this were the entire, unabridged book. This is only equivalent to about 1/3 of the book, which is dense in material. In this audiobook, you get a very short, shallow view of Robbins' coaching methods.

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Too short

Have you listened to any of Anthony Robbins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, but only online as videos, which are more apt to be short-form.

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NO ONE DOES IT BETTER

On those endless TV infomercials, Tony Robbins comes across as an insincere, hyperactive pitchman who's main goal appears to be separating losers from from their hard-earned cash. The really astonishing truth, however, is that Robbins is not only legitimate, but a source of insights and techniques that work better than those of ANY other motivational or spiritual guru whose work I've encountered. I had a difficult time at first overcoming Robbins' high-intensity speaking style. But once I began stopping the tape to respond to his questions and actually applying his techniques (a combination of Neuro-Associative Conditioning and goal-setting wisdom), my life went through a major transformation. I continue to return to his work when my emotional muscles need strengthening and am always surprised at the solidity of the "science" behind what he does. This particular abridgment is concise and powerful and worth its low price many times over.

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Lame. Not the whole book.

Would you try another book from Anthony Robbins and/or Anthony Robbins?

This is a very condensed version, so I'm a bit miffed I spent this much money for a fraction of the book. Also, his voice is grating and very irritating. And it's from the early 90's, so he keeps saying "pause this cassette tape", which I could get past, but overall it's just annoying. The content is OK...though I can think of lots of other better self help books. Try "You are a badass". Much more approachable, less eye-rolling king of stuff.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anthony Robbins’s performances?

Probably not.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Sure. It wasn't a total loss.

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Bring clarity and strategy to your life!

Anthony Robbins is the authority on "Life Mastery". I recently bought the newly revised copy of Awaken the Giant Within which made me hesitant to buy this audiobook.
But Anthony cuts through all the extra, unneeded content within the audio book and gets straight to the point. I still have the hard copy for reference which is great.
I highly recommend this book for someone who wants to be able to formulate and articulate the things they do in life an why they do them. Anthony gives unbelievable strategy for accomplishing everything you could ever want.

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Tony Robbins is a master

This is an excellent listen. Tony Robbins is not only a motivational speaker, but he is also a psychologist that helps you attain the mindset of a highly successful person. While listening to these tapes, I felt like I had a secret insight into the many luminaries of our society--Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, among others--and what kind of thought processes and stamina they possessed in order to acheive all that they have.

I feel that I can become a highly successful person now too, with some practice. The only limitations that exist are those that I set for myself.

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Not much meat

This is rah-rah, with little substance.

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