NLP Book Review: Unlimited Power by Antony Robbins


"Unlimited Power" is not really an NLP book. It's more of a traditional Self-Improvement style book. So why have I reviewed it on a site about NLP books?

Because its a great book, that's why, and it covers several practical NLP techniques that are appropriate to the main elements of the book.

If you know absolutely no NLP, or would like a good "Self-Improvement" book, that actually delivers, or need a good kick up the behind, then this is the book for you.

This makes it one of those rare self-help books, that tells you what to do, and shows you how.

Tony covers a lot of ground with this book.

There is a lot of general self-improvement, such as goal setting, diet, and communication skills, and of course there are plenty of exercises to get you going, and to help you improve your skills.

Unfortunately, for Tony, and for us, "Unlimited Power" was a one off.

Afterwards, Tony wrote "Awaken the Giant Within", a book I was personally very disappointed in.

On "ATGW" Tony dropped the NLP connection completely, coming up with his own development NAC (Neuro-Associative Conditioning).

This seemed to me to be a case of "Not-Invented Here", something that seems to be a major problem with many businesses these days.

My biggest criticism of NAC is the last word "conditioning".

One of the strengths of NLP is its speed and scalpal-like approach. NAC seems to be designed to avoid any overlap with NLP as much as possible, and due this this it seems lacking.

As a general self-help book, its not bad, but the NLP is completely missing, so if you haven't read anything by Tony, please check out this book.



Previous comments

Good Book

I still really like this book. Read it absolutely ages ago. Its one to read once a year to give yourself a bit of a kick up the backside. Have you seen Tony Robbins in action? I keep thinking about it, but his seminars are really too expensive for me.

StevieB, Atlanta

Posted May 14, 2010 at 08:39

Unfortunately Not

I have yet to have the opportunity to watch Tony Robbins in action. Hopefully one day when he's in the UK ...

Chris Harrison, UK

Posted May 28, 2010 at 04:07

I read this book long ago. It had some NLP techniques in it. It helped me stop biting my fingernails.

Nancy Spencer

Posted February 5, 2012 at 15:08