Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins tells Rocky story (The Original)

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sliced alone so that's just loan rocki rocki story is this even right but slices to slice a good friend of mine and when I first met him years ago he's listened to my tapes and stuff he invited me over for dinner we started talking and I said you know I've heard your story from other people but I really wanted to hear from the horse's mouth I don't know how much is mythology and urban myth and how much is true so he told me social story said the essence of it though was he said he knew his whole life what he want to do since he's very very young he wanted to be in the movie business period I mean that's just TV movies and you just he said why was for him it was a chance to have people the only escape but to inspire people and by the way that drive is what made most of his movies inspire people to what they're capable to overcome unbelievable obstacles because in his own life he felt like he did that when he was born he was pulled out by the forceps that's why he looked the way he did it's why he talked the way he did and he said so I really want to do that and he said I knew why I want to do it I wasn't willing to sell if anything else and he said what happened was I went out to try and get jobs and it's not like I went her dream they want you you're a star it didn't work out real well they looked at me and said hey you're stupid look and do something else you know cookie look is there's no place for you in that stuff you're never gonna be a star in the movies you're insane no one's know all this if somebody looks Doby and talks out of the side of their mouth right ain't got no after no after no after now he said I was thrown out more fit more than 1500 times of agents offices in New York I said I'm 15 minute agents in New York I said I know I've been on five six seven eight nine times he said number one guy went in there and I got in there at four o'clock and he wouldn't see me so I stayed there and I would not leave I stayed overnight became out this morning I'm still sitting there he's that's why I got my first job the guy said fine come in here and he sat down and he went through this and he gave my first movie I said oh really I thought Rocky's worst mom he said now this other movie I'd never heard of it he said I said well what character you play so I was in it for about 20 seconds I was a thug somebody beat up he said because they made me feel like you know some of the people hate your guts you getting beat up it'll be a good thing and he did like three movies like that never got anything kept going out rejection rejection rejection so finally realized it wasn't working so he changed his approach he said I was starving by the way he said I couldn't pay for to have heat in my apartment my wife was screaming at me everyday to go get a job I said well why didn't you he said cuz I knew that if I got a job he said I get seduced back and I'd lose my hunger he said I knew that the only way I could do this is if it was the only choice if I burned all other bridges cuz if I did a normal job pretty soon I'd be caught up in that rhythm and that stuff when I feel okay about my life and I feel like my dream would just gradually disappear he said I wanted to keep that hunger that hunger was the only thing I thought was my advantage he said my wife didn't understand that at all he said we have these vicious fights he said it was freezing so I was broke we had no money and he said so I finally went to the public library one day because it was warm today I want to read anything since I went in New York Public Library's I was hanging out there and I sat down this chair and somebody left a book there and he said I looked at this book and oh the poems of Edgar Allan stories of Edgar Allan Poe and he said so I started reading anything I got totally in there to go out and pull he said I know everything about it he was on for another 20 minutes telling me about a girl he knows everything how he died what it was about what really happened I said well what about you for you he said Poe got me out of myself he got me to think about how I could touch other people and not worry about myself so much and he said it made me decide to become a writer I said just imagine Rocky the writer right and he said if I try to write a bunch of screenplays nothing work nothing work I were totally broke he said I didn't even have fifty bucks and he said and finally I sold a script it was called paradise alleys as a movie I made many years later but I sold it and he said I sold it for a hundred bucks he said but a hundred bucks was a ton of money man I was so thrilled I thought I'm on my way but it never loved anything he said so finally he said I kept going and going going he said finally we were so broke he said I hocked my wife's jewelry he's the Tony there's some things in life you should never do he said that was basically the end of our relationship she hated my guts so much he said now we were so broke we had nothing no food no money and he said the one thing I loved most in the world was my dog he said I love my dog cuz he gave me unconditional love unlike my wife and he said so what happened was though we were so broken to survive I couldn't even feed my dog so I went to a liquor store it was the lowest day of my life and I stood outside the liquor store trying to sell my dog to strangers so I tried to sell my dog for 50 bucks and he said this father there's one guy negotiated with me and bought my dog for me my best friend on our earth for $25 he said I walked away from there and I cried he says the worst thing that ever happened my life he's a two weeks later I'm watching a fight between Muhammad Ali and Wepner this white guy that's getting bludgeoned but just keeps on coming and he said I got an idea he said as soon as the fight ended I started writing he said I wrote for 20 straight hours I did not sleep I wrote the entire movie in 20 hours straight right then saw the fight wrote the movie whole thing done he said I was shaking again I was so excited so I really knew man I knew what I wanted I knew why I wanted he said just like your t7 formula he said but I said man I took the action now it's time to deliver and so he said I went out started trying to sell it to agents and they all would read it they'd say you know this is predictable this is stupid this is sappy he said I wrote down all the things they said and I read them the night of the Oscars when we won is really good the greatest revenge is massive success they said so what happened was he said I kept going trying to sell it sell it nobody going broke I'm starving he said finally I meet these guys they read it and they believed in the script and they love it and they offered me a hundred and twenty five thousand dollars from my script I said oh my god you must been out of your mind he said I was I said just one thing though guys you got a deal based on one thing they said what's that he said I got a star in it they went what are you talking about you're a writer no no I'm an actor there's no no no you're a writer it's no no I'm an actor that is my story and I'm rocky said I gotta play it you know I gotta be the head person I gotta be the starring role this there's no way we're like add $125,000 take some no-name and stick you in that throw our money away we need a star you know and they want to have Ryan O'Neal play rocky to give you a picture can you imagine that's who they dicks right and so he said no way Ryan O'Neal's a rocky I'm rocky would do this whole thing right they funny he said they said we'll take it or leave it he said I left the room I said if that's what you believe you don't get my script he left here's the man with no money none totally broke offered $125,000 more money in his lifetime he walked away because he knew his real what knew his real what and why wanted he was committed to it so he said they called him a few weeks later and they came back and they offered to star in his own movie he turned it down because they said this is gonna happen then you're gonna take the risk with us and the bottom line is we don't think it'll work or at least won't spend a bunch of money on you and then they only spent a million dollars to make Rocky and it grows 200 million dollars it's not all right I mean it was done pretty well but what's interesting about this is here's the I said what you do me even 35,000 it's not a quarter of a million that's a lot of money when you don't have 25 bucks I said what's the first thing you did I figure you were not party to something he said I went to that liquor store for three straight days and hope that the man that my dog frequented the store this is I want to buy that my dog none of those cool all right it's really cool and so what happened he said third day I was there this guy walks by and I see him and I can't believe in there is my dog and I looked at her I said sir remember me and he said it had been about a month and a half I thought this would all come about he said member me and I'm the guy who sold you the dog yeah yeah I loved the dog he said look he said I was so broke I was starving he's my best friend I'm sure you love him too but I got a half-black please I beg of you he's all people hundred dollars to the dog I know you paid me 25 I'll give you 100 Manson absolutely not no way it's my dog now you can't buy him back right and so I said you know Tony you know he'd say no your outcome I said yeah I said I knew it he said I can't change my approach I went five hundred dollars for the dog the guys did absolutely no way he said $1,000 for my dog guy said no amount of money in Earth's ever gonna get this dog for you so what'd you do he said I knew my outcome right thus these things could come he says I take massive action he's that guy my dog I just kept changed my approach so I got as a word of caution fifteen thousand dollars and a part in Rocky the guys in Rocky [Music] enter the dog in rocky but kiss that slice real dog right that's the dog you buy the back so he put his dog in the movie and he put the guy in the movie I made 15 grand while he had 35,000 I'm not pretty cool pretty awesome [Music]

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