Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (Film Review)

MindTrip Magazine
Like all great salesmen, multimillionaire “life and business strategist” Tony Robbins is a master storyteller.

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru documents the man's six-day “Date with Destiny” seminar, for which 2,500 people pay $4,995 a pop to watch Robbins intensely interrogate a chosen few of them in a hotel ballroom, breaking down their life problems into an easily definable core—typically their parents or their relationships—and building from that a path forward to some future happy ending.

He, in essence, transforms the messiness and complexity of each subject's life into a gripping narrative, one with a linear arc about overcoming one's fears to achieve a goal. These mini-narratives usually climax with a dramatic act instigated by Robbins: a bit of celebratory crowd-surfing in one instance, and a woman basically coerced into breaking up with her boyfriend over the phone in another.

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