Think about it: if Tony creates a really great brand of toilet paper (lasts long, easy to use, wont clog the toilet, not too flimsy not too rough) he will actuallly make a positive contribution to society and have a guaranteed steady income.
If he stays in the enema business, he's at risk of a liability lawsuit if someone gets a colon rupture or some other catastrophe.
I have not seen the contracts with my own eyes but I would guess that they would have VERY extensive total releases from all liability before any of these "health retreats". I would ass-ume a team of lawyers would go over that stuff to the nth degree.
On a lighter note, don't be too surprised if you see some Tony Robbins biodegradable and Biomagnetic Aura Healing super-expensive branded Deluxe toilet paper someday! He is supposedly coming out with a bunch of new "health products" soon.
For example, he endorses the Qlink, which is in my opinion, a total scamola, and a Placebo at the very best. www.clarus.com/
This is Robbins ENDORSEMENT of the Qlink that was posted on the Qlink website)[/color:feda58c570]
America's Results Coach and Author of Awaken the Giant Within
" As a speaker, I’m often onstage for 12 hours or more a day. Almost 7 years ago, Dr. Herb Ross found that the extreme low frequency waves (EMF) emitted by my wireless headset were creating a physical weakness in my body. When I began utilizing the QLink, I noticed an immediate recovery in my muscle strength & a counteracting of the negative effects from the headsets low frequency waves. Scientific research has shown that the QLink makes a significant difference in reducing the impact of these harmful low frequency waves. I have certainly benefited from the QLink."
James Randi, the worlds most renowned Skeptic/Debunker has drawn his conclusion about the Qlink.
"I hardly think that Tony Robbins has been "misled." He's smart enough to know that his nonsense about the mind controlling the human body so that the fire-walk is possible, is fictional. I'm sure he also knows that this Qlink thing is just another piece of quackery. That's Michael's notion, that Robbins doesn't know; I think he does."
In a recent NYT article about Robbins move into the "health business", they list some of his new potential products. Look at this in light of what is being said about him here...[/color:feda58c570]
(excerpts from the NY Times) [Coz's comments in brackets][/color:feda58c570]
The Guru of Product Potential
By BETSY STREISAND
If it seems the world can't get enough of Anthony Robbins, the high priest of human potential, the feeling is mutual. Although he has built an empowerment empire estimated to be worth at least $80 million by selling nothing but himself, Mr. Robbins is no longer content just to influence the emotional and financial lives of his devotees.
"My driving force is to create a deep impact," he said last week during a phone conversation from Fiji between seminar sessions for business leaders. "I want to change the quality of people's lives." To that end, he aims to be in his followers' kitchen cupboards, medicine chests and gym bags, as well as their heads, coaching them to peak performance, 24/7.
Mr. Robbins and other titans in the field may preach self-reliance, but the self-help industry thrives on repeat business. That means selling the faithful a steady stream of products and services that promise to teach them to take control of their lives and to realize their full potential.
But no one is going after the much larger business known as "wellness," a broad term for the multibillion-dollar arena that includes things like vitamins and Pilates exercises, with quite the fervor of Mr. Robbins.
"I want to own it," Mr. Robbins said. [Yes You Can Do It Tony!!! ...Coz][/color:feda58c570]
Mr. Robbins, 43, is positioning himself to be right there with the goods. He is a principal and a vice chairman of IdeaSphere Inc., which manufactures natural and organic food and health products. IdeaSphere also has a controlling stake in Rebus Publishing, which prints health newsletters for Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Next month, according to Mr. Robbins, the company is set to join forces with one of the nation's largest athletic shoe and apparel makers, as well as a national chain of health food stores. He declined to identify the companies.
The sports deal will involve products including athletic wear, energy drinks and motivational tools, like what Mr. Robbins calls a "digital life trainer," an MP3 player that arrives loaded with a 30-day supply of life-changing motivation, he said.
["life-changing motivation" eh Tony? nudge nudge :wink: :wink: ...sayeth Coz][/color:feda58c570]
The partnership will also be used to promote Mr. Robbins's personal development book, "Emotional Fitness," due in April, as well as "Pure Energy," also to be published in 2004. Mr. Robbins said the health food chain would sell Idea- Sphere's nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals, which are foods or drinks with added vitamins, herbs or nutrients. [more Food Control for profit...Coz][/color:feda58c570]
"Consumers are looking for a partner, someone they can trust to tell them what to do on a daily basis," said Mark A. Fox, the president of IdeaSphere. "Tony is here to make the emotional connection between the consumer and those products."
["someone they can TRUST to TELL them what to DO on a DAILY basis", eh? Interesting...Coz][/color:feda58c570]
And nobody does emotion quite like Mr. Robbins, who stands 6 feet 7 inches tall and routinely takes the stage for hours at a time during his seminars, stirring up a motivational frenzy and reducing crowds of thousands to tears one minute and laughter the next.
"You've got to train your mind, your body and your emotions," Mr. Robbins said in an interview, using his characteristic mile-a-minute motivational speaking style. "Most people who are committed to making their life better may train their body, and diet and exercise, but they aren't happy. They have a two-legged stool. I'm going to give them the third: emotional fitness."
[Oh really Tony? And what makes you so qualified to "help" people with their "Emotions"? Why does your "advice" directly conflict with the state of the art scientific knowledge in Cognitive Therapy, which has been tested in hundreds of scientific studies, whereas you seem to have ZERO scientific studies, and just Salespitches? Where's the science? (if there is any, lets see it) ...Coz][/color:feda58c570]
His growing arsenal of products makes it clear that he considers helping people pursue happiness to be a full-time job. And if he pulls off all the deals he says he has in the works, he will be with his followers every step of the way. Here is a possible day in an all-Tony, all-the-time life: [she got it right here! ALL TONY ALL THE TIME for LIFE!!!][/color:feda58c570]
• You wake up, put on your athletic shoes — the ones soon to be available with Mr. Robbins's endorsement — and fire up your MP3 player preloaded with Mr. Robbins's motivational programs. [he gets to you in the morning when you are MOST SUGGESTIBLE. Nice touch.][/color:feda58c570]
• Are you thirsty? He has an energy drink with your name on it (and probably his name, too). Hungry? Try the energy bar. Then pop a day's worth of vitamins and supplements, courtesy of Twinlab, before heading to work. [you shall eat and drink of the Food of Tony, He is the WholeBread of Life...Coz][/color:feda58c570]
On the way, slip a Robbins disc — "Hour of Power" if it's a long commute, "Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment" if it's not — into the CD player to prepare you for a day of reaching your maximum potential. [yes, listen to Tony, EVERYDAY. EVERYDAY. EVERYDAY...it only takes a few minutes a day to get brainwash...sorry...I mean "motivated"...Coz][/color:feda58c570]
• When you arrive at the office, manage your time with the Robbins R.P.M. (Rapid Planning Method), conveniently downloaded into your hand-held computer. If you are having problems with a co-worker, refer quickly to Mr. Robbins's "Emotional Fitness," which reminds you that no one "comes to work intending to screw up" and tells you "to take a more understanding approach to the problem." [Yes Guru Master, you shall show me how to control every minute of the day, my Guru, and handle all of my interpersonal issues for me too, as i am but a stupid human with no brain of my own to think. You are my Leader, oh Guru of All Things...Coz}[/color:feda58c570]
• For lunch, you can enjoy a Pure Energy protein drink. Afterward, you can have a quick conversation with your personal coach. (An hour a week with Mr. Robbins will run you $1 million a year, but there are several less-expensive options in the Yellow Pages.) [Yes, we see how WONDERFUL Tony's coaches are in this forum NOT! And at $300-$500 an hour??? Remember, don't sign those contracts folks before you see a lawyer!! :lol: Coz][/color:feda58c570]
And when you call it a day, get back in your car, pop in the disc on "The Power of Relationships" and prepare to greet your ideal mate, open to possibility.
[Yes, Tony will teach you everything about finding your "Ideal Mate". He found his at one of his seminars! :D Its easy! You see, even though Tony has no accreditation in this field i am aware of, (if I'm wrong please let me know) and recently left his long-time wife, with lots of juicy J-Lo style "stories", :wink: he will teach you everything about it! Wait a sec, I am going to call up J-Lo for some marriage advice right now!][/color:feda58c570]
This NYT article pointed to a lot of interesting things, eh?
Actually, I think I have answered my own WHY question from before. I am surprising myself here!
WHY is he doing it?
This NYT article tells you his plan.
To be the Leader of a massive "group" of Robbins Groupies who eat, drink, pee, sleep, crap, "Think", talk, write, plan their day, dress, "feel", and everything else like their SuperGuru, Tony Robbins, while they obsessively listen to his "brainwashi" oh... sorry...i mean MOTIVATION, on CD's 24/7.
Its a Tony Robbins Dystopia folks!!! :shock:
Robbins Robots to the Rescue!
And some of you thought i was pulling this stuff out of my Robbins Enema Bag. (REB)
Can you feel the love behind it all?
Can anyone spell "Hubris meets Nemesis"?
The myth of Narcissus, anyone?
Is this not the masterplan for a White-collar "cultish group" of the highest order? It grosses me out! Gag me with a non-Robbins brand spoon!
Recently a fawning "book" was written called "Thank You Tony Robbins".
Well, I'll close with this.
NO THANK YOU TONY ROBBINS!