There's something I didn't tell Tony Robbins when I asked him to be a part of what was then known as "The Financial Grownup Project". It wasn't something I hid on purpose, but I chose not to mention it. The truth is that even though I had interviewed hundreds of top CEO's, celebrities and newsmakers in my career as a global financial news reporter, I was completely intimidated. Here was the very first person I had put on my "dream" list of Role Models for the project, and I didn't know if I had the guts to get the words out.
But as ridiculous as it may sound, I heard Tony's voice telling me to go for it. To decide. Tony does not know this but I have been listening to him for years. That has included the classic Awaken the Giant Within, and more recently Money: Master the Game. The second one twice- once on the kindle, once on audio. I literally imagined what would Tony say to me at one of his Unleash the Power Within events? He would say - speak up- stop making excuses for why he would say no. And let's be real here, he would probably add some tough language for impact. So I told him about the project and asked for his involvement.
That decision took what became "How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom." to a whole new level. Tony looked at me and a big smile broke out. He just said "Bobbi, how can I help?". That led to Tony contributing his Financial Grownup moment and lesson, and after he saw the complete work, to the incredible foreward that begins the journey for our readers.
My next goal: Get to Tony''s Unleash the Power Within events. I hope to see some of you there and hear your thoughts on the book, and how you have incorporated advice from Tony story, and the other Role Models.