Mogul Talk Alert! Two of the most inspirational life coaches are gracing the cover of Complex’s August/September 2016 issue.
Both Khaled and Robbins have come from humble beginnings to get to where they are right now. And for the first time, these two moguls are offering some motivational advice to readers for the magazine’s “Most Inspirational Issue” ever.
Read some of the highlights from Khaled and Robbins’ “special cloth” talk below.
On DJ Khaled’s Fear of Flying (he has not boarded a plane in over nine years):
Khaled says, “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 fear 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.”
Robbins coaches him through it saying, “That plane is a bitch. Great men do what they want. Bitches do what they can. No more ‘can’ stuff. You do what you want. I want to make sure that if you want to take a plane you can. Are you in?”
On How to Command a Crowd:
Robbins says, “Whenever people have trouble public speaking, it’s because they are just thinking about themselves. I don’t give a s— how I’m coming across. All I give a s— about is if I can produce the result. Stay in the moment and fully associate it to who you are trying to serve.”
Khaled says, “I work off of energy. If I put out good energy, I’m going to receive good energy. When I’m performing, or speaking, or just living my life, I want to put out and produce good energy.”
On Their Humble Beginnings (both DJ Khaled and Robbins once lived in their cars):
Robbins: “I learned to park outside of Denny’s because it’s 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, ‘If I don’t change my mind, if I don’t change my heart, if I don’t develop some skill, I’m always going to be sleeping in my car.’”
Khaled: “God has blessed me to see the luxury side of things. I’ve seen my family work so hard
and come up and I’ve 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 $25–$35 hotels. I just never panicked. I stayed focus and I never surrendered.“
On most important life lessons 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 you’re going to be happy no matter what.”
Complex magazine’s August/September 2016 issue, with DJ Khaled and Tony Robbins on the cover, will hit newsstands next week. You can pre-order the issue at Complex.com.