TONY ROBBINS: My work isn't really focused on healing the wounds of the past because, frankly, you can spend your whole life doing that. But I do want to understand how the past frames people's belief structures and their value system. When I work with someone, the central question for me is what that person wants at this stage of their life, and what they can do now to enhance the quality of their life in the future.
There are two master skills at the core of what I do. One is the science of achievement, which comes from studying people who are models for excellence in whatever arena of life you want to achieve mastery, whether it's finances, or athletics, or whatever. I've spent much of my life finding people who are the best in the world, and asking them, “What do you do to get the results that you get?” And then, once I'm able to model that, I teach what I learn to others.
But even more important for me is the second set of master skills, which involve the art of fulfillment, something that's not reinforced in our achievement-oriented, consumer culture. If you're going to have an extraordinary life, you have to understand a fundamental truth: your two-million-year-old brain