Not A Book Review: Unlimited Power (Tony Robbins)

Now that you’ve recovered from my feature image where I pretended to be reading, we can move on.

I’m the kind of girl that derives pleasure from reading happily ever afters or any book that ups the saturation of life.

So if you told me a month ago I’d be reading self help books during lockdown instead of catching up on more trashy books, even though I need all the help I can get, I’d throw my train wreck drama books at you. (I wouldn’t.)

But here we are, going on my fourth self help book. I must say that I’m riding out this phase pretty impressively for someone that hates reading books that make actual sense.

Even if you don’t want to read my thoughts, I’ve still got you. I’ve included pictures directly taken from the book. I promise you something will strike in one of those atleast.

UNLIMITED POWER: By ANTHONY ROBBINS.

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham
“If you read one book this year to help you become successful, this is it”- Scott DeGarmo, Editor in Chief and Publisher in Success Magazine

1) Modelling great personalities: If you were to sit, stand, talk, eat, breathe, sleep like any great person that you aspire to be, it is believed that you’re putting yourself in their ‘state’.

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham

2) Language of love: We as humans respond using five modalities- visual, auditory, kinesthetic, gustatory or olfactory. Of those, the first three are used predominantly.

It’s no secret that during the courtship days of a relationship, we give in a lot to it. The ‘honeymoon phase’ is real. As you become more comfortable in the said relationship, your dominant modality takes over.

For example: In the beginning of our relationship, the two of us would show each other love by gifting things (Visual), saying I love you’s and sweet nothings (Auditory), sneaking in touches every now and then (kinesthetic) and so on. But I as an individual might actually use the visual modality more and as the relationship progresses, I do things that show love and like receiving things or being ‘shown’ that I’m loved. (Visual)

However, my person might be an ‘auditory’ person who likes listening to I love you’s and sweet nothings and does the same back.

Do you see how this could cause conflict? I might feel he no longer loves me because he doesn’t ‘SHOW’ me I’m being loved but ‘TELLS’ me he loves me. I wouldn’t understand because I’m using my visual modality and I don’t ‘SEE’ his love. He might feel I no longer love him because I don’t ‘TELL’ him as frequently as I ‘SHOW’ him the love. Since he uses his auditory modality dominantly he finds a lack of it from me. This is why learning each other’s modality is important.

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham

3) Congruency: Let’s see how I understood this- Say you’re an advertiser and I come to you to bid on my site or run advertisements on my site. If I were to tell you I’m raking in enough people that would view my site and that I believe my work is ‘ABSOLUTELY AMAZING’, would you believe me? Would you believe me if I was saying that I’m doing good but personally, I don’t feel like I am because of the way I sit like I have no interest, the way I talk with no confidence, my face that doesn’t look like I know what I’m doing?

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham



This is me being incongreunt. Would you still be confident in me?

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham


To get something, you’ve got to be congreunt. You’ve got to believe in it with everything you have and show that you do. It starts with you.

4) Food habits: Even though I’ve been studying medicine seriously for close to three years, this particular section blew my mind. The author highlights how effective breathing enhances lymph circulation which carries out most of your toxins. How eating meat isn’t necessarily all that great of a source of protein. (I was howling at this point because I absolutely love non-vegetarian food and he calling me out for it.) How certain age old combinations of food actually might be the things causing problems. How eating water rich foods are the way to go and when you should be eating fruits. For more on it: Click here.

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham





5) Communication and Rapport with people: Here’s where I think a little bit of manipulation and sort of hypnosis comes into play.

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham



Rapport– building a nice rapport with people determines how the communication goes. Sometimes, just your face gives off ‘nasty vibes’ and so, you could be denied the chance of making a new impression, a real one. This is where ‘mirroring’ comes into play.

The author talks about how ‘mirroring’ the person you’re talking to will make him feel like y’all are the same people- sitting the way he does, using his tone, using his pitch, cocking your head in the same direction. Whilst this does make sense and does give a sort of comfort knowing I’m talking to someone similar, this just feels odd if I knew I was being subject to this kind of manipulation even though nothing bad might come out of it.

6) Tapping into multiple options:

Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins
Tony Robbins
Anya Abraham

7) Giving back: This is going to pinch a little but….. Up until this point the formula for your money, according to my knowledge was 50-30-20 (50%- necessities, 30%- luxury, 20%- saving) But having read the book, that formula changed. I don’t necessarily try any of these because I’m at home and I have zero expense on me from my pocket at this point but, if you can try these, why not right?

70-20-10 (70%- necessities and whatever, 20%- savings, 10%- give back.)

Here’s how it’s portrayed– You give back to the source you got it from. The world gives you money. Dollar bills don’t rain on you randomly. Use a portion of that to give back to the world. Find someone in need, help in fixing them. Giving back was so well described in this book, I might’ve shed a tear.

This is in no way a book review because there’s so much more in those 420 pages than what I spoke here.

If you do get around to picking this book up after reading this, you should know that it was because of MY thoughts, not because you were told what the entire book is about. This is MY understanding of the book, whether it be the same as the author intended or not.

Here’s why you should read Unlimited Power:
a) It’s a workbook of sorts. It doesn’t just make you feel empowered, it tells you how to get things done. It helps you ‘walk the talk’; provided you give it a fair chance.
b) Apart from the things that I spoke about, you have much more important things you can learn from there – success, putting your values straight or even recognizing them, anchoring so you can bring back your most resourceful states over and over again, a part where you can consciously deal with certain mental health issues and SO MUCH MORE.

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I want to leave you with one final thing that I read recently in a book: When a writer decides to write a book (Take the case of a best seller) he does a lot of research. He reads tens and hundreds of books and materials to give you the juice of it all. He picks the best and eliminates the rest. So next time you pick up a book or think of it, know that you’re getting the best.

Trust the books you read and read more.

Help your girl out here a little and take the poll given below, please.



Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

56 Comments on “Not A Book Review: Unlimited Power (Tony Robbins)”

    • It’s getting me to rethink certain habits. I don’t know if I’ve changed much but I’m fast approaching it, I believe. (Atleast I hope so xD)
      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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    • Can I ask why? I’m new to his work and don’t really know much about him apart from authoring this book.

      I’ll check into that, thank you 😁

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      • I read his 1st book loong ago and, minus a bonus chapter where he provided math-based reasoning for being vegetarian, it all struck me as mumbo jumbo. I feel like his giant smile and commanding voice mesmerize a lot of people.

        Maybe I’d have a different feeling now. I don’t know. But I’m genuinely glad you found positive and encouraging content!!

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      • I did. These are just some of things that stood out for me. I don’t agree with a lot but he seems to have quite an impact.

        I don’t know about Ellen though. I don’t think I like the news I hear about her these days in the tabloids. COuld be just stories but my perception of the nice lady she seemed is slowly changing.
        Thank you for sharing, Leenda πŸ™‚

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      • Yeah… I don’t know what to think about all the hateful tabloid stories. But I definitely feel she’s tired of her talk show. I’m tired of it too – but I’m not the target audience. I think her game show is a little cruel so I don’t watch it.

        For the most part, I’m probably just tired of seeing these celebs and it’s made me jaded.

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      • Oh that’s a way of putting my thoughts right. She does seem bored of her show and all the new games she’s coming up is just to keep herself entertained I think
        But who really knows right?

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      • Oh never heard of her ‘ready to end the show’ thing. Must as well bow out when there’s still people watching. She’s probably not going to have the best time when it all gets back to normal

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      • Rumor was that she’d cancel, or leave, the show after the 20th season but she’s currently on 17 and seems pretty much ready to go. I know there was talk of her not returning this year but she decided to keep going.

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      • ps: I’m old enough to have seen him as a talk show guest, and his abundant infomercials, ad nauseum. I’m sure that figures into things. I’m now similarly disillusioned with Oprah and Ellen.

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