Robin Sharma - The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
I don't know whether Robin Sharma ever had a Ferrari, but I know that this is one person who has had a great contribution in transforming my personal, professional and physical life. Robin Sharma's books have been a great source of inspiration and this person is the single most practical and levelheaded self help expert in the world today. His grassroots level thinking has helped me understand and discover the wonderful human being who has been lurking underneath a materialistic exterior. This is my tribute to the man - Robin Sharma
1. The man is simple. He lives his word.
2. Robin Sharma's books are awesome and at the same time very elementary and extremely practical. No preaching from the rooftop
3. Robin Sharma is the ultimate source of inspiration on leadership development
Did you know that
In February 2008 - Robin Sharma was named #2 in worldwide ranking of Leadership Gurus with Jim Collins, Tom Peters and Jack Welch
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Robin Sharma's First Book - The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
A Book Review
For any person who has ever been at a point in life where he/she didn't know which way to go - whether to take the road less traveled or walk on the beaten down path, this book from Robin Sharma works like a GPS Navigation System.
It introduces you to your own true self,your own true values and beliefs and gives you the courage to take that bold step, that one step which could give your life a whole new direction, a whole new meaning.
It's never too late to begin. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. The protagonist in the novel only discovers that something's terribly wrong in his life - when he has a massive heart attack in the midst of a packed courtroom.Just think about this person for a moment
This was a man who had everything that you and me could crave for.
- Immense Wealth
- Fast Cars
- And ofcourse- the coveted Ferrari
Basically he had the works, but yet his life was somehow hollow. He wasn't happy. He had a failed marriage. He had lost his health. He had lost his way.
That's when he decided to step up and take action. He took a sabbatical and wandered off the Himalayas where he met the wise Monks who taught him the timeless principles of living a happy and contented life.
Now before you begin to say, that you can't afford to head off to Himalayas in search of Nirvana,Hold on. Robin Sharma doesn't want you to. It is merely a metaphorical way of saying that you must take a hard look at your life and be totally committed to changing your life. You are responsible for the choices your make. This reminds me of the Robin's fundamental principles -which forms the foundation of many of his books and messages. His 3-step formula for success.
Awareness Precedes Choice which precedes Change.
With better awareness, you can make better choices and with better choices, you life will definitely change for the better
This book is an inspiration for all those persons who are so busy in shaping their lives and working towards their ideal life, that they forget to live their life along the way. They forget to the enjoy the little pleasures of life and enjoy the journey.
What I love about this book and about Robin Sharma in general, is all his messages or advice are extremely practical and can be implemented without having to quit our jobs and family and literally heading off to the Himalayas. The principles which are discussed in the book have a real world touch and are immensely believable and doable.
For those haven't read Robin Sharma - this is the place to begin. Trust me. This would really be the first day of a great life and you can make it happen.
Robin Sharma Recommends - Check out what Robin Sharma reads
Daily Inspirations - Robin Sharma
A Book Review
This book by Robin Sharma is in essence a very simple book, but it can act as guiding force in your day to day life.
It has 365 days worth of daily inspiration. Each day is devoted to one particular inspirational quote or thought or idea. You can read the book all at once. One day at a time. One month at a time. But this is one book that you can keep reading again and again and again.
I have made a habit of reading a few pages of this book everyday before heading off to work. It really perks you up.
So if you are seeking non-stop inspiration throughout the year, this book on Daily Inspirations from Robin Sharma is not going to let you down.
My favourite Blog Posts by Robin Sharma - Pearls of wisdom
- What's your Heartset?
An excellent and innovative thought on the important role of our heart's involvement in everything that we do.
- Robin Sharma Leadership Blog - Success is Dangerous
Another intriguing thought. Have you ever thought that even success could be dangerous?
- Robin Sharma Leadership Blog - Mandela's 8 Leadership Lessons
Leadership tips from another world class Leader. This is what i have enjoyed about Robin. He has introduced me to such lessons from world class leaders
- Robin Sharma Leadership Blog - It's All About How You End
An extremely important insight and what it means to finish strong and not just start stuff.
- Robin Sharma Leadership Blog - Trust The Gut
A thought which is very close to my heart as well. Trusting your own gut feeling. It does play an important role in your success.
Mega Living by Robin Sharma
A Book Review
Have you ever read a self development book, felt really great for a week or two and then slowly started sliding back to your oldself?
The primary reason why this happens,is there is usually no roadmap on how to implement these principles in your day to day life. Robin Sharma tries to counter this phenomenon through this book.
Mega Living is about a 30 day roadmap on bringing your life together on the right track. It provides you with day to day instructions on various aspects your life including food habits, exercise, will power techniques, relationship aspects.
By the end of 30 days you will notice improvement in each and every aspect of your life.
The best part of the book is that it acts like your life coach guiding you through each and every day and telling you what you need to do to improve your personal, professional and social life.
This is a must read for those who don't want to read through long discourses but prefer clear and concise instructions.
Robin Sharma Recommends - Listen to what Robin Sharma hears
PodCasts by Robin Sharma - Invaluable snippets of motivation
Listen to inspirational stuff from Robin Sharma. Links to the podcasts on the Robin Sharma website.
- Podcast # 1: SuccessPodcast - Welcome
This is the first podcast - where you are introduced to Robin Sharma
- Podcast #2: One Minute to be a Human Being
This podcast from Robin Sharma is all about bringing the human touch in all our daily activities.
- Podcast #3: From Dream to Action
In this Podcast, Robin Sharma explains the steps you require to take to convert your dreams to reality.
- Podcast #4: Leadership from the Inside out
This podcast is all about showing leadership in your own life and doings before you show up in the external world.
- Podcast #5: Lessons on Leadership from U2
Robin Sharma shows you how to take inspiration from U2
- Podcast # 6: What Makes a Leader
On the qualities of a great leader.
- Podcast # 7: Run to Fear
Robin sharma shows you how to overcome your fears
- Podcast # 8: What Bono Taught Me About Leadership
Leaderships lessons from Bono -Robin Sharma's favourite musician
- Podcast # 9: Life is Short, Get Up Early
Robin Sharma on why it is important to get up early.
- Podcast # 10: Everyone's a Leader
Every Human being is a Leader according to Robin Sharma
The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma
A Book Review
Very often I come across friends who do not like reading Non-fiction, philosophical books, because they are too long and boring and by the time the message of the book comes across, they have already fallen asleep. Also in this age, where time is at such a premium, it's important to get your message across as quickly as possible.
What I found while reviewing The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma is that this is a book tailor made for the ultra busy 21st century professional.
No small talk. Great Ideas - straight to the point. Every page has a new idea, new learning, new life enhancing tools. Eminently readable. 101 great ideas and very aptly titled as the Greatness Guide. It is in fact a guide which addresses several aspects of your day to day life.
For those who may have read Robin Sharma's other books, several of the ideas and concepts may be familiar, but it is the concept and layout of this book, that is the clear winner. You can keep reading a few pages every time you get a chance.
The other uncanny thing that I noticed about this book is that each time you read this book - one of the ideas will address some challenge or problem that you are currently facing in life. It's a great reference material for putting your life back in order.
Truly recommend both the books in this series - The Greatness Guide - by Robin Sharma. These are truly great books.
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Quick, what do you think of Robin Sharma?
Each one of us is called to greatness. We can have a significant impact on the world around usâif we so choose. If you are looking to craft an extraordinary life, The Greatness Guide is the powerful and practical handbook that will inspire you to get to world class in both your personal and professional life. Passionate, provocative, and full of big ideas that will challenge and inspire, The Greatness Guide is one of those rare books that will release your potential and awaken your best self. Leaders, top entrepreneurs, and high-performance organizations in more than 40 countries have turned to Robin Sharma, one of the world's most trusted advisors on personal and business mastery, for his deeply insightful advice on getting to greatness. In this much-awaited book, you will get an insider's look at the tools, tactics, and techniques that have transformed so many of Robin's personal and organizational clients. Make the leap today and learn what the best do to become even better. The Greatness Guide will show you exactly how to experience remarkable results in each of the important areas of your life while enjoying the journey of living. You will discover the personal practices of successful people, and learn necessary tools for achieving work-life balance. The Greatness Guide will help you meet your highest potential and live an extraordinary life.
Would you like to replace that empty feeling inside you with a deep sense of peace, passion, and purpose? Are your hoping that your life will not only be successful but significant? Are you ready to have the very best within you shine through and create a rich legacy in the process? If so, this potent little book, with its powerful life lessons and its gentle but profound wisdom, is exactly what you need to rise to your next level of living. Offering 101 simple solutions to lifeâs most frustrating challenges, bestselling author and life leadership guru Robin Sharma will show you exactly how to recreate your life so that you feel strikingly happy, beautifully fulfilled and deeply peaceful. Specific lessons include how to: "Discover Your Calling," "See Your Troubles as Blessings," "Enjoy the Path, Not Just the Rewards," and "Live Fully So You Can Die Happy." This is a truly remarkable book that you will treasure for a lifetime!
Some More Podcasts from Robin Sharma - Great motivational insights from Robin Sharma
- Podcast #11: Stand up for Greatness
Robin Sharma shows us how importance it is for us to do great work
- Podcast # 12: Your Health is Your Wealth
Your health is the most important wealth you can ever wish for. Robin Sharma explains in this podcast the true importance of health.
- Podcast # 13: Get Brilliant At Asking
Robin Sharma on how to get more out of life by asking questions
- Podcast # 14: The Five Forms of Wealth
What are the five different forms of wealth according to Robin Sharma
- Podcast # 15: How to Live a Committed Life
What it means to live a truly committed life by Robin Sharma
- Podcast # 16: How to Develop a Will of Iron
Developing a will of iron is an important step to self mastery according to Robin Sharma
- Podcast # 17: Relaxation Drives Innovation
Robin Sharma shows how a calm and relaxed mind is the best way to innovate
- Podcast # 18: Leadership Versus Management
Robin Sharma on the difference between Leadership and Management
- Podcast # 19: How to Live Forever
Robin Sharma's take on immortality and how to achieve it.
- Podcast # 20: Only The Weird Win
Robin Sharma on why it is important to be weird.
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