- Tony Robbins is 57 years old, and regularly works 16-hour days.
- He typically gets 3-5 hours of sleep, and starts the morning with a 10-minute ‘priming’ exercise.
- He’s virtually always working with an inner circle of around seven to 10 people who fly around the world with him in his private jet.
The energy you see on stage with Tony Robbins isn’t an act — he brings it to all aspects of his life.
In a typical year, the life coach will travel the world for 60 events (ranging from a few hours to several days), go on media tours for his latest project, monitor the 33 companies he’s invested in, consult businesses and professional sports teams, and work with his small list of one-on-one clients like the investor Paul Tudor Jones.
When he’s on the road, he’ll often only get a few hours of sleep a night, and works to the point of exhaustion.
At 57, Robbins is increasing his list of responsibilities rather than cutting back, and has found daily rituals to help maintain his intense lifestyle.
We recently traveled to Robbins’ Fiji resort Namale, where he was hosting the winners of Shopify’s Build a Bigger Business competition for entrepreneurs.
Robbins has a habit of making last-minute changes to his schedule, and there’s enough variety in his workload that most days don’t look the same, but he gave us an inside look at some recurring themes in his daily life.
Robbins typically wakes up between 7:00-9:00 a.m. after getting 3-5 hours of sleep. He starts his morning with a 10-minute ‘priming’ exercise, which he’ll do outside if the weather’s nice.
The exercise starts with a set of Robbins’ take on an ancient yogic breathing exercise and then moves to a mindfulness meditation, where he focuses on what he’s grateful for and what he wants to achieve.
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Robbins regularly has 16-hour days that involve him running and jumping around a stage, and so he needs to stay in shape. Four years ago he hired a full-time personal trainer, Billy Beck III.
Beck is an acclaimed trainer who’s worked with high-caliber clientele like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, NFL and NHL players, boxers, and UFC fighters.
Beck has a residence near Robbins’ primary home in Palm Beach and his Fiji home at Namale, and is part of Robbins’ inner circle. He trains Robbins nearly every day, with only a couple exceptions per month.
Beck designed a high-intensity, extra short workout for Robbins to do each morning. We had him take us through it.
It only takes 15 minutes but involves brief bursts of maximum exertion while maintaining a very high heart rate.