Why it’s recommended for the first timers?
I recommend Giant Steps by Tony Robbins to anyone who’s interested in Tony Robbins work but have not been exposed to his work. Also for people who do not have enough time to read through a book but want to get involved with Tony Robbins teachings and learn to apply them, Giant Steps by Tony Robbins is excellent for those busy people.
(If you are not familiar with who Tony Robbins is, click on this article.)
I believe it’s a perfect book to ease into his work, because some of terminologies and techniques that he discuss throughout his other books and seminars may not be easily understood the first time you are exposed to his work and it may get you overwhelmed. He also discusses a lot of technical terms in a fast pace, so you may have a hard time catching up and get confused with information overload. (He uses a lot of terminology derived from Neuro-Linguistic Programming.)
What the book is about…
The book helps you to get slowly exposed to different strategies and techniques discussed in one of his bestselling books, “Awaken the Giant Within.”
Also it’s not just a book that you sit down and read through, but it’s a daily interactive book that suggests you to go through one page a day. There are 365 pages of daily inspiration and exercises throughout the book.
A page only contains a paragraph or two and it may seem very simple if you are just going to read through it like any other books. However, each pages can be very powerful and can produce some big changes internally and externally if you allow yourself to take some time to go into depth of what he is talking about and take actions that are suggested in those pages.
So I highly suggest don’t flip through pages fast. It’s better if you sit down, read one page per day, contemplate what’s written in the page, and TAKE ACTIONS. If you want to, you may even want to repeat a page for more than one day.
Personally, I’d like to read a page a several times and really think about what he is talking about and apply what is suggested on the page more than once.
As I have said, the book can be very powerful if you are willing to go in depth and take actions.
As I have briefly mentioned in the article “Who is Tony Robbins?” Giant Steps by Tony Robbins was the first book that I have purchased that was by him. Some of the techniques, strategies, and terminologies that he discusses rapidly in his seminars were somewhat overwhelming to me at times because of the fast paced speed and sometimes for not being familiar with his lingo.
But the Giant Steps by Tony Robbins was easy for me to digest and allowed me to go at a much slower pace. I’d like to let things marinate fully before moving on. Also even if some of his teachings in the book may seem like common sense to some people, because the book is designed to take one day at a time, it allowed me to fully think about these “common sense” before moving on to the next. By doing so, I was also able to discover the power behind these “common sense” which I have overlooked many times in the past and disregard them as insignificant.
You may be surprised that a lot of people may already “know” what to do to improve their lives and become successful, but what separates them between these people and successful people is that successful people do not just regard these common knowledge as just a simple knowledge. But they go into the depth of it and understand thoroughly and apply it continuously in their lives. And the book “Giant Steps” by Tony Robbins is definitely the book that can assist you to get to the higher level.