By Tim Grant
As one of the world’s most celebrated life coaches, Tony Robbins is best known for helping millions of people improve the quality of their lives in many personal and meaningful ways from losing weight and improving their relationships to overcoming some life-changing tragedy.
But in his first major book in nearly 20 years, Robbins goes a step beyond the emotional aspect of self-help and asks his audience to begin taking control of their lives in a different way, by embracing the complex world of finance and setting a goal to retire comfortably rather than die broke.
The high-energy style of teaching Robbins is famous for shines through in “Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom.”
He asks lots of questions and uses lots of exclamation points! And he is a big believer in taking immediate action.
“What if you don’t have a retirement account, a place to put your dedicated savings?” Robbins asks in the chapter on saving. “Simple: stop right now, jump online, and open up a savings or retirement account with a bank or financial institution. … Go ahead, I’ll wait …”
At 689 pages, “Money: Master the Game” is not the kind of light, leisure reading you would carry to the beach for a lazy weekend. This book is for serious readers who are inclined to take notes and action from start to finish.
Robbins delves deep into the topic of money, touching on the psychology of wealth, what holds people back from achieving financial success, and some cures, which include a systematic plan of saving a portion of one’s income in a “financial freedom fund” and allowing compound interest to work its magic.
While Robbins is not a financial adviser, his credibility as a financial author comes from his sources of information, 50 of the most successful investors in the world from self-made billionaires to Nobel laureates who shared their timeless wisdom with him in interviews over a four-year period which he used for the book.