Break the Chain What the Heck is a Totus, Anyway?

Exclusive (1/13/2002) All right, all right. You made me do it. I tried to ignore it, but the Lotus Totus just won't go away.


Subject: Lotus-Totus

This Lotus Totus has been sent to you for good luck from the Anthony Robbins Organization. It has been sent around the world ten times so far.

You will receive good luck within four days of relaying this Lotus Totus.

Do not keep this message. The Lotus Totus must leave your hands in 6 MINUTES. Otherwise you will get a very unpleasant surprise. This is true, even if you are superstitious, agnostic, or otherwise faith impaired.

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, "I love you", mean it.

FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY ONE. Spend some time alone.

Now, here's the FUN part! Send this to at least 5 people and your life will improve.

1-4 people: Your life will improve slightly.

5-9 people: Your life will improve to your liking.

9-14 people: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next 3 weeks

15 and above: Your life will improve drastically and everything you ever dreamed of will begin to take shape.

Good Luck to everyone!

The words that we regret most are the words we never take the time to say...


Typically, does not deal with this type of chain letter. It doesn't promise riches and beg you to help a sick kid or claim to be a true story. Besides, let's face it, if you honestly believe that forwarding an e-mail message will have the slightest impact on your luck, then maybe you shouldn't be at this site, anyway. - free web hosting. Free hosting with no banners.
But a lot of people have been annoyed by this piece of drivel and have begged me to break it. That, in itself, should be reason enough to send this one to the recycle bin. Most people who forward it do so with the best of intentions, but let's face it - it's really annoying.

No, this didn't come from public speaking guru Anthony Robbins. I've seen versions of it that were unattributed, as well as ones that claim to be from a myriad of other sources. How Robbins came to be associated with it is anybody's guess, but most likely it's either because someone felt this is the type of advice the motivational speaker would spout, or that at some time, some employee of Robbins' forwarded it and had his name, and that of his company, automatically attached to the message. Break this Chain!

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