#337: How Tony Robbins Was Inspired By A Turkey To Feed Millions
Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1I9Fne7. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Tony Robbins, The New York Times number one bestselling author, is working to feed 100 million meals to America’s hungry this year through a partnership with Feeding America –and they’re almost there. (You can donate here.) Robbins explains the tragedy of hunger in America, saying, “It’s a tragedy that in the United States, the richest country in the world, 49 million people, including 16 million children, may go to bed unsure if they will have a meal tomorrow. These are some of the hardest working people on the planet, often people that we interact with each day, and are scraping by from paycheck to paycheck, just one unexpected expense away from not being able to put food on the table.” It struck me as being almost out of character that the author of Awaken the Giant Within, a book that is all about teaching people to take responsibility for themselves to overcome whatever obstacles they may face, would be so engaged in this effort. So, I asked him why. His answer surprised me. This giant of a man, who is the very picture of success, relates to the hungry personally because he was once hungry. “I know that those are more than startling statistics — those numbers are human beings suffering — and I came from one of those families,” Robbins confessed. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1I9Fne7. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.