Ken Okazaki Blogging is serious business

5Oct/101

A Motivational Speaker is Born!

Tell me if you didn't cringe while watching this!

23Aug/103

A Cancelled Breakthrough

Some of you may have guessed by now that I'm a bit of a Tony Robbins fan, and as such am disappointed at NBC's decision to pull the plug on his reality show "Breakthrough with Tony Robbins" after only two episodes.

It brings me back to the reality that no matter how hard you try, and no matter how much good you do to bring happiness to others, if it ain't popular with the big money-making (network) boys, then you're out of business, at least their businesses.

Another reality that stabbed through my fluffy feel good thoughts is that he's just not mean enough. Increasingly each year more mean, cutting, and just plain rude shows are climbing TV's popularity charts. What is the object of most reality shows these days? To win at all costs, and the more you cut down and sabotage your competition, the more popular the show is.

Tony's show is about a win-win situation where everyone is happy in the end, but most people want to see someone lose, someone humiliated, someone hurt, or even physically injured.

My only wish now is that another network will pick up the remaining 4 episodes and market them to a more receptive audience that will appreciate the quality content that Tony provides.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

--Thomas H. Palmer