DJ Khaled and Motivational Speaker Tony Robbins sat down with Complex for the Monsters of Motivation Cover story. Mary H.K. Choi spoke with the two getting a little more information on just what it is they hope to accomplish. Take a look at some of what they had to say below and read the full story over at Complex.
Robbins on Life:
‘Either you grow or you die. We’re achievers and achievers don’t suffer, we don’t have fear. We just get stressed.
You’re the lion. And every lion has a time in their life when a thorn has got to them at one point. I’m going to invite you to an event. If you come, I’ll put you in an experience where I promise you at the end—I’ll take you and jump on my plane—we’ll take a flight together. It’s a cool plane.’
Complex: Khaled, how do you feel about that?
Khaled: I’m not ashamed to say I fear something. I’ll tell you, besides me having a fear to fly, I also don’t want to scare other people. When I’m on a plane, I don’t want to freak out everyone else, too. That’s just me caring because I’ve been in that situation. I would love for you to help me.
Complex: Tony, you make millions advising moguls. Khaled, you give a lot of advice away for free. Tony, could you consult Khaled on how to monetize that?
Robbins: [Laughs.] I think he’s doing quite fine. Listen, I’ve done what I do now—this is my 39th year. I’ve done it when I’m broke. I’ve done it when I wasn’t. I’ve never done it for the money. But, if you are abundant, you can do a lot more. I think about what’s the best way to serve people. In business, if you do more for others than anybody else does, you dominate. That’s the bottom line. And on Snapchat you are doing that in a beautiful, beautiful way. I’m a fan. That’s why I’m here.
Khaled: Thank you. I think the key is—other icons told me this—you don’t have to chase the money. The money is going to chase you. That’s part of success. That’s part of the blessings.
Complex: What’s the single most important lesson you’ve learned?
Khaled: We all fall. The only difference is that I get up. The message I’m trying to say is that I’m tough because of life experience. I can’t make this up. This is something I’m talking about from my life. You know what? I’m sure we could all relate because we’ve all got life. Some people ain’t got it. When you wake up and you complain and you’re stressed out—you’ve ever seen them graveyards? We not there. We blessed, man. We got life.
Robbins: The most important decision is the one you’ve already made, brother. It’s the decision that you’re going to be happy no matter what.