Ready to take the initiative & join our newsletter?

Episode 11: The psychology of success

An inside conversation between Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis

When a business is struggling, most business owners shift their entire focus to strategy. But 80% of the time, the chokehold on your business is actually your psychology. Yes, the strategy, the skills, the tools — these are all critical components to creating real and sustainable growth, but knowledge alone is not power, it’s simply potential power. Execution will always create greater results than theory. And execution starts with your psychology.

In this special episode of the Tony Robbins podcast, marketing expert Joe Polish speaks to Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis about their core beliefs, their approach to challenging times and their path to achieving an extraordinary life.

Listen on iTunes now

Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X Prize Foundation

Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X Prize Foundation


[1:20] How the kindness of a stranger changed Tony’s life
[3:35] Peter Diamandis talks about the origins of X Prize
[6:30] Technology helping the agricultural industry
[7:00] Sequencing genomes
[8:55] Life-work integration
[11:15] Finding your highest calling in life
[12:00] Reframing what is “impossible”
[14:00] Strategy vs. psychology
[15:00] Changing your state
[16:00] The science of achievement, the art of fulfillment
[19:00] Living in a beautiful state
[24:00] Thinking 10x bigger
[28:00] Surrounding yourself with a “nothing is impossible” community
[29:00] The news pollutes your mind
[31:00] Tony’s natural gifts and core beliefs
[33:30] Overcoming failure and criticism
[37:45] Defining your environment
[40:00] Life happens for you, not to you
[42:00] Rituals and practices to up your game
[46:30] Tony’s priming process


Never-ending contribution – Tony explains why giving in times of scarcity can be the most important and valuable action you take.

Is it an obstacle – or opportunity? – Learn more about why some of the best opportunities can come in times of pessimism and scarcity.

How hunger is more important than intelligence – Hunger is the key factor that separates successful entrepreneurs from everyone else.

Team Tony

related posts
The Tony Robbins Podcast

Are you a giver or a taker?

Read More
The Tony Robbins Podcast

Airbnb & the art of resilience

Read More
The Tony Robbins Podcast

The ultimate customer experience

Read More

Get Tony Robbins' articles, podcasts and videos in your inbox, biweekly.