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Anthony Robbins and Mike Tyson

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This interview shook me at my very core. The funny thing is, it’s one small section of it that got me. It’s the segment when Tyson was talking about his adopted father and coach Cus D’Amato.

Tyson started crying uncontrollably as he recalled the man who transformed his life. It felt like the entire audience was crying. Anthony Robbins got very emotional.

I got triggered emotionally because I never had that kind of person in my life. To this day, I don’t even know what my father looks like. I know he passed away some years ago.

Mike Tyson credits Cus D’Amato for reinventing his life. As you might recall, Tyson was a beast in the ring. During every fight, he kept reminding himself that he had to win for Cus.

He said without Cus, he probably would not be alive today. “Cus told me i was going to be the world’s youngest boxing champion.” Said the iron Mike.

What really hit home for is when Mike said, “I believed everything Cus told me. Even is he were lying, I believed him.” Isn’t that powerful?

Every single one of us can be a Cus for someone. You can literally call somebody right now and share some uplifting words that boost his or her confidence or self-esteem.

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  1. Faith QM

    He is SO different than the image I had of him from media. I LOVE hearing how much he has grown and I like hearing that he is in such a healthy mental/ emotional place after all the things he has been through in his life. I respect you very much, Rene and this is why I gave this a chance – I may not have done so otherwise. Thank you!

    • Rene Godefroy

      Thank you very much, Faith. I value your respect. You are right! Mike has changed dramatically.

  2. christopher Mapfumo

    Wow Mr so inspiring. Was really motivated.
    It’s really a gem.
    Keep up the good work mentor.

  3. MagicJack

    Hi Rene, I became a fan in 2012, my book is a go, I did the 10/10, you know 10 pages, 10 chapters, now I need your help with my speaking.

    Please call-skype 916-913-9992, landline 916-476-4667, cell-916-825-4774

    • Rene Godefroy

      That is awesome! Please contact us through the contact form on the website.


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