Youâ€™ll be skeptical. We all are. Yet we all need improvement. Lord knows I do.Â
Youâ€™ll probably go into it already having an opinion about "self help" books and movies. Youâ€™ll mock it and him, Iâ€™m sure. And, yes, you will be disappointed if you want compelling journalistic insight into Tony Robbinsâ€™ personal life or peers in his industry.Â
But who cares?
You will be highly entertained and enlightened by the new Netflix documentary about Tony Robbinsâ€™ "Date with Destiny" seminars. Titled "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru," itâ€™s an amazing look at the motivational speaker and his team as they hold one of his marquee events in Boca Raton, Fla. Â
Directed by Joe BerlingerÂ â€“Â who produced great documentaries on Metallica, the infamous gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, Paul Simonâ€™s "Graceland" album and others â€“ the new Netflix film lets you get out of it what you want while telling riveting stories about many of the event attendees and also offering insight into how Robbinsâ€™ seminars are produced and managed.Â Â Â
During the event, in case you didnâ€™t know, Robbins encourages attendees to confront their various issues and take charge of their lives. The doc and Robbinsâ€™ teachings, of course, work because we all have something that can be changed in our lives.Â
If youâ€™re a "self-help" skeptic, youâ€™ll probably think it watches like a hyped-up infomercial.Â Thatâ€™s your choice. Iâ€™ve always been a fan of Robbinsâ€™ and a consumer of his messages for 20-plus years. His "Unlimited Power" is one of the better books on the subject, and Iâ€™ve seen him live twice, so I can more than vouch for his presence, capacity to inspire and real motivation to help others lead more full, actualized lives. I take nuggets from him daily via his books and Twitter and access his content via his app regularly.
I need constant reminders of how to live and in my own ways am always looking to improve. Thus, I loved this film and highly recommend it.Â