DJ Khaled and Tony Robbins, two of the most inspirational human beings on earth have combined their motivational talents to appear on a cover of a magazine together.
Just three months ago world-renown motivational speaker Tony Robbins barely knew who or what a DJ Khaled was or did, but he said he was “impressed” with his zest for life.
Fast forward to now, Complex has brought the two of them together for a cover story.
In an intense Q&A the pair of motivators each talk about their early struggles [both used to live in their cars], the stresses of raising a family while having a demanding career and Robbins even attempted to get DJ Khaled past his fear of flying.
Here is an excerpt from the conversation:
Complex: Tony, whatÔÇÖs your strategy for commanding a crowd?
Robbins: Get out of your head. IÔÇÖm in the audience. IÔÇÖm feeling what they are feeling. I might have a game plan of what IÔÇÖm going to go for, but that game plan disappears the minute I feel the audience. Whenever people have trouble public speaking, itÔÇÖs because they are just thinking about themselves. I donÔÇÖt give a shit how IÔÇÖm coming across. All I give a shit about is if I can produce the result. Stay in the moment and fully associate it to who you are trying to serve.
Complex: Khaled, you DJ for arenasÔÇª
Khaled: Yes, stadiums.
Complex: [Laughs.] My mistake, stadiums…. And weÔÇÖre talking about packed venues and private jets, but you both once lived in your cars. What advice do you have for someone in a similar situation?
Robbins: I learned to park outside of DennyÔÇÖs because itÔÇÖs 24 hours. I made a deal at a 7-Eleven with a mailman so I could get my mail delivered there. The biggest thing I did was that I used to go to the library. I fed my mind every day. I was like, ÔÇ£If I donÔÇÖt change my mind, if I donÔÇÖt change my heart, if I donÔÇÖt develop some skill, IÔÇÖm always going to be sleeping in my car.ÔÇØ
Khaled: God has blessed me to see the luxury side of things. IÔÇÖve seen my family work so hard and come up, and IÔÇÖve seen it all get taken away. I had to man up, and part of that was sleeping in my car, getting an apartment for a month, and getting evicted the next month. Staying in the $25ÔÇô$35 hotels. I just never panicked. I stayed focused and I never surrendered. Now I take care of my mother, my father, and my entire family, as well as myself, my woman, and my team that I consider family.
Robbins: Baby on the way.
Khaled: And a beautiful baby on the way.
Complex: Tony, do you have any parenting advice you could share with Khaled?
Robbins: IÔÇÖll sayÔÇöI have four kids! I married a woman when I was 24 years old. She was 13 years my senior. She had been married twice before. I adopted them. I was 24 and had a 17-year-old son instantly, an 11-year-old daughter, a 5-year-old, and a child on the way. So I had to learn how to become a parent very quickly.
The most important thing is what you already do. ItÔÇÖs being authentic. ItÔÇÖs being curious, trying to discover their gifts. Then being there like the rock that I know you are. ItÔÇÖs not playing a perfect life where there are no mistakes, no challenges. That makes people grow up and think that they are not going to have any. They are not prepared.
Read the entire story here.
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