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The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life

The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life [Kindle Edition]

Tony Horton
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“If you really want to GO FOR IT, in life or in fitness, Tony Horton is truly your guy. Not easy, but it’s not supposed to be. He’s as good as it gets, at the high end.” (Chris Crowley, New York Times bestelling coauthor of Younger Next Year)

“…Tony lives it--he beat the odds, took charge of his life, and changed his future. In The Big Picture, he shows you how to create breakthrough success in every area of your life.” (Brendan Brazier, Professional Ironman and author of Thrive)

“As a society, our collective bad habits and poor lifestyle choices are killing us softly. In The Big Picture, Tony provides us with a roadmap to change….This is an inspiring, motivating book that will make you feel accepted and understood, while also making you laugh out loud.” (John M. Ratey, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)

“…Tony gets vulnerable and allows us to peek into his journey to success, sharing valuable tools on how to succeed at anything and be happy, healthy, balanced and fulfilled while doing it. A very fun and inspirational read from a guy who has helped so many people transform their lives.” (Darin Olien, Creator of Beach Body's Shakeology)

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Part Tony Robbins, part Mehmet Oz, here is fitness guru and creator of P90X Tony Horton’s wake-up call for readers—a motivational and practical guide to creating a better life and a healthier body.

One of America’s best-known and most-loved fitness gurus, "master of motivation" Tony Horton shares his philosophy that will help you live your best life. In his first non-workout book, he offers 11 Rules that provide a clear path and purpose for achieving life goals and obtaining optimal health.

Written with his trademark irreverence, candor, and take-no-prisoners approach, The Big Picture shows you how your physical health is intricately linked to your mental, financial, and family health, and overall happiness and contentment—and how the same skills and principles that work in the gym work in every area of life. Tony shares stories of the hard-won battles he’s faced—many of the same life challenges experienced by his fans—from childhood bullies and problems at school, to financial troubles and being overweight.

Enlightening and practical, The Big Picture can help you how to slim down, feel good, and live better.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062282395
  • Publisher: HarperWave (4 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB3D35M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,761 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to buy this book! 1 April 2014
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A very helpful book. Clearly and entertainingly written. Tony Horton is an inspiring person who can convey quite profound principles in a very down to earth way. He doesn't preach at you, he shows you the way he did it himself and encourages you to do the same. Apply what he says and you will find that it's as simple as that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
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Brilliant read, could not put down another gem by Tony.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD PRINCIPLES 18 July 2014
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This book contains some excellent rules that are not only applicable for fitness but also for everyday life. They are practicable in their application and broken down in a manner that makes them easy to digest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great advice 25 July 2014
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Some really good advice and reads really well.
Simple rules to help improve your life that's for sure. Enjoy everyone
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is what Tony Horton is thinking beyond his one-liners... 4 Feb 2014
By Krykie - Published on
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I've been a fan of Tony Horton since Power 90, P90x, and now am half way through P90X3. When I saw this book announced on Facebook, I downloaded it to my kindle and finished reading it within a few hours.

The structure of the book is about Tony's "11 Laws," more like the principles he recommends for a better life. It isn't too in depth, more like a roadmap than a detailed guide. Nothing he said surprised me-- it certainly sounded like Tony. You'll recognize some of his one liners from the DVDs (for example a whole chapter on "do your best, forget the rest"), and some other insight on how is attitude toward yoga evolved. Also interesting is insight such as how he developed these programs for "in home" use (he was a trainer to Hollywood/music stars; they can't go to the gym or go for a run around the block -- they have to work out in their living room!).

This book is definitely centered around fitness, and reads almost like a beefy intro you might read before opening the plastic on a DVD to get you motivated -- with perspective and balance.

Overall, it was an interesting and easy read, filling in and adding color to what we thought we already knew about Tony.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tony You Think You Know... 6 Feb 2014
By Steve Edwards - Published on
... is Tony.

Disclaimer: I work with both authors of this book and have known Tony since we began working together on P90X. As I always tell people who ask: the guy is the genuine article. What you see is what you get.

What you don't get, however, in videos and on TV sound bites is his depth. This book brings it out, with clarity, thanks to his partner, my long time colleague, who is the single most talented writer I've had the pleasure to work with. Now in his mid 50's, Tony both looks and acts decades younger. This isn't just because he works out and eats well. It's in his mindset. Our brains drive our bodies, and Tony's defined time the way he has because he believes in life and engages it every step of the way. This book brings that side out, like no workout program can ever hope to do. If you're really after the big picture: body, mind, and spirit, this book is essential reading and the perfect accouterment to whatever workout program you happen to be doing, whether it's Tony's or someone else's.
38 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I admire Tony Horton as a fitness instructor, but..... 9 Feb 2014
By Antiquity - Published on
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Tony's great as an trainer, and I really respect how he has (and continues to) transform lives. He is the epitome of being fit and aging well, as also clearly someone who is genuine and happy in life.

But, as a writer and philosopher on life he leaves much to be desired. This book is light and airy, and makes for easy reading. But I was hoping for something a bit more profound and thoughtful; some "aha" moments. I was hoping to be challenged. I just read Bruce Lee's "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" which had such deep philosophical insights, and lines you would re-read.

This book, on the other hand, is poorly written and seems stretched to its limits to reach a couple hundred pages. He adds like a page of "Happy? Yes/No" chart for the hours in the day, simply to fill up page space. He adds interviews with his workout collaborators that literally go something like this:
Tony: "Hi Stepahanie. Isn't it fun designing our workout programs?"
Stephanie: "Yes, Tony."
Tony: "Good answer! How fun"
Stephanie: "Really fun!"

I'm not joking. That exchange goes on a couple of pages. Tony is simply not a good writer (no reason we should have expected him to be).

So, if you want to get into shape, turn to Tony Horton. If you want to be motivated to eat well, turn to Tony Horton. If you want to become better at other aspects of your life, turn to Dale Carnegie.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! 6 Feb 2014
By Traci Morrow - Published on
I've gotten into the best shape of my life with Tony Horton for the last 11 years, but he's also taught me so much by his example. He not only gets it, but he's a great teacher for others who are open to learn. He's fun and engaging; passionate about health & fitness, and that comes across loud and clear in his writing. His 11 Laws challenge thinking about LIFESTYLE, not just a quick health fad. He is real, and he explains in a very applicable way how to LIVE healthy and balanced. If your life has felt a bit out of balance and you need a (fun) teacher to show you how to see the "Bigger Picture", get this book and gift one to your friend. :) Then read with an open mind. You won't be the same!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony at his Best 10 Mar 2014
By Kristin Husby - Published on
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I've been a fan of Tony Horton for years. I appreciate the way he put his spin on some tips that I had heard before, but that hadn't quite registered with me. His personality, humor and perspective regarding his "laws" spoke to me in a different way and I feel now that I can apply them to my life.
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