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Tony Robbins Podcast, Are Robots Coming to Take Your Job? | Tony Robbins Podcast

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hi it's 20 Robbins welcome to the

podcast once again today's focus is on

the power of anticipation look if I

could give you one competitive advantage

in business it would be to stop reacting

and start anticipating you know we've

all heard the story I'm sure and I had

the privilege of working with one of the

Great's in hockey Wayne Gretzky and

everyone said look he's not the tallest

guy he's not the strongest guy he's not

the fastest guy and yet he's the best

and when somebody asked him a long time

ago you know how is it that you managed

to consistently with the best players in

the game and perhaps in history and he

was very very calm about it and very

humble he said well perhaps it's because

I skate to where the puck is going not

where the puck is the anticipation where

the puck is going was his advantage in

business the more you can anticipate

what's happening with your clients

what's happening in the economy what's

happening with competition the greater

advantage that you have and yet it's

also an advantage in terms of

understanding just stages of life what's

happening to you personally what's

happening to your family to your kids I

always say that look leaders anticipate

and losers always are reaction of an

example I often give us playing a video

game against the child I'm sure we've

all been roped in at one point whether

you knew better and maybe you gave the

child a gift for Christmas or their

birthday and you're a mom a dad and

answer an uncle and young boy or girl

says to you'll come play this game with

me uncle mom dad whoever you are and you

say no no no I'm not good and they go no

it's really easy let me just show you

and they go and they pick up the guy

then they kill like ten guys in ten

seconds and you're like I could do this

thing oh come on join me so you say okay

I'm gonna show this kid a thing or two

and what do you do you get in there Bam

Bam Bam in three seconds you're dead and

the child looks at you and says that was

very good and then they go and shoot BAM

- BAM - BAM - BAM - BAM and they go on

for 45 minutes before they get knocked

out of one turn now you're pissed now

you're frustrated now you're gonna show

this kid you're really determined and

what happens you're dead in five seconds

and the kid goes on for another hour you

know the drill right we've all been

there so why does the child always win

why is it cuz

smarter cuz they're quicker cuz they're

faster cuz they're younger no it's cuz

they know the road ahead they know the

road ahead because they played this game

before so they're not reacting they're

anticipating they know the first bad guy

is gonna be on the left and up and the

next bad guy is gonna be on the right

and down and so they can go there

instantly without hesitancy instead of

trying to react to a problem or a

challenge that comes forward to them and

I really believe this is one of the

greatest gifts you can give you in your

life so today I'm gonna talk with you

here I have a little session with you

here on the power of anticipation one of

my power talks years ago and you know if

you think about in business

those that anticipate those that find

that advantage those are the people that

completely dominate right it's it's

another version to some extent of this

idea of the blue ocean strategy but in a

different way and if you will really

anticipate you're gonna get a gigantic

competitive advantage so I want to talk

with you about that and by the way I

also want to point out to you in advance

that some people anticipate for a period

of time I mentioned in this audio a

little bit about the great advantage

that Bill Gates created by his

anticipation of where you know the

personal computer market would go but

he'd stopped anticipating when it came

to the web that's why Google started

dominated a higher level Apple found its

niche by anticipating so that's what

you're really looking for and then to

help you think about life differently

you know many people try to think of

anticipate tomorrow by looking at

yesterday and we're living at a time of

geometric change we know technology

isn't just changing a little we've hit

that curve and the geometric growth

where all of a sudden you have these

giant transformations that occur over

the next few five 10 years 15 years

things are gonna happen look like magic

so I thought we do is I asked any work

to interview Martin Ford Martin wrote

the book the rise of the robots the

technology and the threat of a jobless

future and what's really cool about this

he said everybody talks about they want

things to be better but nobody wants to

change and we're gonna go through some

major changes in our job market in our

technology because not only are robots

coming this is not something 15 20 30

years from now there's some coming right

now

but the price for it's gonna be so low

it could give you a huge advantage of

business if you understand what's kind

of

so enjoy the podcast and enjoy Martin

Ford but first let's talk about some

anticipation and its power in your own

business in life we live in a world

where all business owners have to be

able to run two businesses the business

you're in today and the business you are

becoming the world is changing

constantly and now more than ever we

need to be aware of new technology

breakthroughs new insights and changes

in culture and economics the business

leader who is constantly anticipating

and looking at what's around the corner

rather than just running the business

they're in now is the one who will

thrive and grow and as the developed

world stands at a unique moment in

history where technology is replacing

more jobs than it creates your ability

to anticipate could make or break your

business the people in our society that

have been able to anticipate certain

trends are the people that are the best

in the world at what they do and they

are incredibly successful and wealthy a

simple example this would be Bill Gates

here's young man who's now the richest

man in America how they do it was he an

absolute genius yes he was very very

bright but there are a lot of other

people brighter than the other one he

went to Harvard in fact that's one of

the things he was most frustrated with

he used to be king of the hill he went

to Harvard he wasn't the best but he did

one thing better than anybody else can

tissa pated the growth of an industry

called personal computers and a specific

need that this industry would have basic

software and you know what he even

anticipated the best way to market it

that if he went out and tried to sell

this himself he would never succeed

instead he made a decision that is made

in hundreds of millions of dollars a

year and royalties ever since he decided

to give that technology to IBM and allow

them to promote it as the industry

standard anticipation what if you could

have anticipated the idea of using

satellites like Ted Turner what did you

could have anticipated the change in

eating habits in our nation where people

like good food by choice not because

they're forced you or because they have

to they actually look forward to it it's

like their first step what if you could

have anticipated fat-free foods or

yogurts just think about what you could

have done with that and you know what if

you look at some of the failures in your

life wherever they come from I would be

willing to bet they came from your

failure

to anticipate so how do you anticipate

change on the horizon by accepting new

paradigms because in business the

psychology of a leader who resists a

coming trend is capable of destroying

everything he or she has built what do

we really need then to master this

principle of anticipation what do we

need to do so we can utilize paradigm

shifts to our advantage the first thing

we've got to do is adopt a new belief

system and that belief system is the

nullius change inevitable but it is our

advantage the status quo is not to your

advantage unless you're already on top

and have mastered it for decades now if

you're one of those people let me tell

your advantage you're gonna have to grow

which will make you happy because you're

not gonna be happy just sitting on top

doing nothing but for most people like

they're still pursuing a way to become

better more successful and if the rules

of the game are changing it means guess

what you are on an equal playing field

with almost anybody else I'll give you a

fun example I've been reading a lot of

books recently because I've really

wanted to master this experience of

anticipation I wanted to make it more of

a science so one of these I started

doing is reading a lot of books

forecasting the future so I went back

and I reread megatrends from years ago

and then I read megatrends 2000 and then

I read some of toffler's books and then

I read Joel Barker's book on future edge

and managing the future and as I started

reading all these books I've you know

faith popcorn's book obviously The

Popcorn report and what I decided to do

is I thought well this is really

wonderful but what I'm doing here is I'm

getting everybody else's view of the

future which is really valuable

information but I want to know how are

they predicting it that was one of my

major goals and meeting with some of

these individuals personally how are

they predicting the future in other

words in life what I used to do is I say

who is really successful at something

but something I want to master and then

I go find out what they're doing that

makes them successful I do the same

thing I'd model their actions and I get

very similar results and it allowed me

to save myself a tremendous amount of

time I compressed time by learning by

their experience but as the years went

by I drove my modeling a little deeper

and I started asking not only okay this

person's getting a result what are the

actions getting that result but I

started going a step deeper and said

what are the organizing principles that

are allowing them to know that these are

the actions to take in the first place

in order to get those results

consistently

and I began to pursue organizing

principles which is by the way all power

talk is about it's my chance to be with

you and to share with you organizing

principles and by having this program I

got to continue to pursue new ones that

I can share with you certainly we need

to review the ones that make sense

repetition is the mother skill but I'm

always searching for another distinction

another organizing principle that can

increase the quality of our life so with

these people that are futurist I started

saying okay what are they doing then I

started saying how are they doing it

where are these trends really coming



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[Music]

hi it's 20 Robbins welcome to the

podcast once again today's focus is on

the power of anticipation look if I

could give you one competitive advantage

in business it would be to stop reacting

and start anticipating you know we've

all heard the story I'm sure and I had

the privilege of working with one of the

Great's in hockey Wayne Gretzky and

everyone said look he's not the tallest

guy he's not the strongest guy he's not

the fastest guy and yet he's the best

and when somebody asked him a long time

ago you know how is it that you managed

to consistently with the best players in

the game and perhaps in history and he

was very very calm about it and very

humble he said well perhaps it's because

I skate to where the puck is going not

where the puck is the anticipation where

the puck is going was his advantage in

business the more you can anticipate

what's happening with your clients

what's happening in the economy what's

happening with competition the greater

advantage that you have and yet it's

also an advantage in terms of

understanding just stages of life what's

happening to you personally what's

happening to your family to your kids I

always say that look leaders anticipate

and losers always are reaction of an

example I often give us playing a video

game against the child I'm sure we've

all been roped in at one point whether

you knew better and maybe you gave the

child a gift for Christmas or their

birthday and you're a mom a dad and

answer an uncle and young boy or girl

says to you'll come play this game with

me uncle mom dad whoever you are and you

say no no no I'm not good and they go no

it's really easy let me just show you

and they go and they pick up the guy

then they kill like ten guys in ten

seconds and you're like I could do this

thing oh come on join me so you say okay

I'm gonna show this kid a thing or two

and what do you do you get in there Bam

Bam Bam in three seconds you're dead and

the child looks at you and says that was

very good and then they go and shoot BAM

- BAM - BAM - BAM - BAM and they go on

for 45 minutes before they get knocked

out of one turn now you're pissed now

you're frustrated now you're gonna show

this kid you're really determined and

what happens you're dead in five seconds

and the kid goes on for another hour you

know the drill right we've all been

there so why does the child always win

why is it cuz

smarter cuz they're quicker cuz they're

faster cuz they're younger no it's cuz

they know the road ahead they know the

road ahead because they played this game

before so they're not reacting they're

anticipating they know the first bad guy

is gonna be on the left and up and the

next bad guy is gonna be on the right

and down and so they can go there

instantly without hesitancy instead of

trying to react to a problem or a

challenge that comes forward to them and

I really believe this is one of the

greatest gifts you can give you in your

life so today I'm gonna talk with you

here I have a little session with you

here on the power of anticipation one of

my power talks years ago and you know if

you think about in business

those that anticipate those that find

that advantage those are the people that

completely dominate right it's it's

another version to some extent of this

idea of the blue ocean strategy but in a

different way and if you will really

anticipate you're gonna get a gigantic

competitive advantage so I want to talk

with you about that and by the way I

also want to point out to you in advance

that some people anticipate for a period

of time I mentioned in this audio a

little bit about the great advantage

that Bill Gates created by his

anticipation of where you know the

personal computer market would go but

he'd stopped anticipating when it came

to the web that's why Google started

dominated a higher level Apple found its

niche by anticipating so that's what

you're really looking for and then to

help you think about life differently

you know many people try to think of

anticipate tomorrow by looking at

yesterday and we're living at a time of

geometric change we know technology

isn't just changing a little we've hit

that curve and the geometric growth

where all of a sudden you have these

giant transformations that occur over

the next few five 10 years 15 years

things are gonna happen look like magic

so I thought we do is I asked any work

to interview Martin Ford Martin wrote

the book the rise of the robots the

technology and the threat of a jobless

future and what's really cool about this

he said everybody talks about they want

things to be better but nobody wants to

change and we're gonna go through some

major changes in our job market in our

technology because not only are robots

coming this is not something 15 20 30

years from now there's some coming right

now

but the price for it's gonna be so low

it could give you a huge advantage of

business if you understand what's kind

of

so enjoy the podcast and enjoy Martin

Ford but first let's talk about some

anticipation and its power in your own

business in life we live in a world

where all business owners have to be

able to run two businesses the business

you're in today and the business you are

becoming the world is changing

constantly and now more than ever we

need to be aware of new technology

breakthroughs new insights and changes

in culture and economics the business

leader who is constantly anticipating

and looking at what's around the corner

rather than just running the business

they're in now is the one who will

thrive and grow and as the developed

world stands at a unique moment in

history where technology is replacing

more jobs than it creates your ability

to anticipate could make or break your

business the people in our society that

have been able to anticipate certain

trends are the people that are the best

in the world at what they do and they

are incredibly successful and wealthy a

simple example this would be Bill Gates

here's young man who's now the richest

man in America how they do it was he an

absolute genius yes he was very very

bright but there are a lot of other

people brighter than the other one he

went to Harvard in fact that's one of

the things he was most frustrated with

he used to be king of the hill he went

to Harvard he wasn't the best but he did

one thing better than anybody else can

tissa pated the growth of an industry

called personal computers and a specific

need that this industry would have basic

software and you know what he even

anticipated the best way to market it

that if he went out and tried to sell

this himself he would never succeed

instead he made a decision that is made

in hundreds of millions of dollars a

year and royalties ever since he decided

to give that technology to IBM and allow

them to promote it as the industry

standard anticipation what if you could

have anticipated the idea of using

satellites like Ted Turner what did you

could have anticipated the change in

eating habits in our nation where people

like good food by choice not because

they're forced you or because they have

to they actually look forward to it it's

like their first step what if you could

have anticipated fat-free foods or

yogurts just think about what you could

have done with that and you know what if

you look at some of the failures in your

life wherever they come from I would be

willing to bet they came from your

failure

to anticipate so how do you anticipate

change on the horizon by accepting new

paradigms because in business the

psychology of a leader who resists a

coming trend is capable of destroying

everything he or she has built what do

we really need then to master this

principle of anticipation what do we

need to do so we can utilize paradigm

shifts to our advantage the first thing

we've got to do is adopt a new belief

system and that belief system is the

nullius change inevitable but it is our

advantage the status quo is not to your

advantage unless you're already on top

and have mastered it for decades now if

you're one of those people let me tell

your advantage you're gonna have to grow

which will make you happy because you're

not gonna be happy just sitting on top

doing nothing but for most people like

they're still pursuing a way to become

better more successful and if the rules

of the game are changing it means guess

what you are on an equal playing field

with almost anybody else I'll give you a

fun example I've been reading a lot of

books recently because I've really

wanted to master this experience of

anticipation I wanted to make it more of

a science so one of these I started

doing is reading a lot of books

forecasting the future so I went back

and I reread megatrends from years ago

and then I read megatrends 2000 and then

I read some of toffler's books and then

I read Joel Barker's book on future edge

and managing the future and as I started

reading all these books I've you know

faith popcorn's book obviously The

Popcorn report and what I decided to do

is I thought well this is really

wonderful but what I'm doing here is I'm

getting everybody else's view of the

future which is really valuable

information but I want to know how are

they predicting it that was one of my

major goals and meeting with some of

these individuals personally how are

they predicting the future in other

words in life what I used to do is I say

who is really successful at something

but something I want to master and then

I go find out what they're doing that

makes them successful I do the same

thing I'd model their actions and I get

very similar results and it allowed me

to save myself a tremendous amount of

time I compressed time by learning by

their experience but as the years went

by I drove my modeling a little deeper

and I started asking not only okay this

person's getting a result what are the

actions getting that result but I

started going a step deeper and said

what are the organizing principles that

are allowing them to know that these are

the actions to take in the first place

in order to get those results

consistently

and I began to pursue organizing

principles which is by the way all power

talk is about it's my chance to be with

you and to share with you organizing

principles and by having this program I

got to continue to pursue new ones that

I can share with you certainly we need

to review the ones that make sense

repetition is the mother skill but I'm

always searching for another distinction

another organizing principle that can

increase the quality of our life so with

these people that are futurist I started

saying okay what are they doing then I

started saying how are they doing it

where are these trends really coming


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