A Personal Story on Turning Fear into Freedom

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Feeling scared just means you're making progress. Fear's your friend. So turn it into fuel.

As you pursue the highest version of your largest vision, it’s so very easy to fall into the trap of thinking you’re the only one who deals with self-doubt, faces endless obstacles and the icy fingers of a thing called fear…

…but you’re not…

scared is the price brave people pay to enjoy lives that make history

…and the feeling of fear just means you’re making nice progress. And being a hero to every single one of us watching your rise…

I feel frightened too. I’ll admit it. I confront–and walk with–fear all the time. Pretty much every day, actually…

Why?

…because I relentlessly hold myself to a standard higher than you could ever imagine (yes, that standard is an ideal and I’m far from where I want to be–I’m a work in progress, like every human).

…because I push for better endlessly, move toward my discomfort daily and am viscerally devoted to spending the rest of my life realizing my potential. And giving everything I have to lifting others up with me…

…and because in my mind, good enough (even when everyone around you thinks you’re uber-successful) isn’t very good. The whole game of life is to leverage every day to become more, create more and give more, no?

Just one example…from my own life…and one of the icons of our world…

…last year I made a dream come true. I’d always longed to create and then deliver a world-class 4-day business and personal change event that not only created revolutions in peoples’ lives but allowed them to make friends with people at the highest level of success, wealth, decency and service to our world.

…I put together an elite faculty of top experts on peak performance, business mastery, health and longevity and social impact that included Seth Godin, Darren Hardy, Verne Harnish, James Rouse, James Victore and Kevin Harrington.

…I called the gathering The Titan Summit: The Ultimate Mastermind for Ultra-Successful Performers.

…I limited the the group to just 100 seats so it was intimate, transformational and unforgettable…and my team and I poured our hearts into making it epic.

…it turned out to be one of the single greatest experiences of my 18 year career.

…some called the event “poetic” and have used what they learned to build fortunes. Some took the insights and advanced tools and raised their personal lifestyles to the point where they feel true freedom for the first time in decades. Some left the event and rewired their mindset for deep gratitude, daily happiness and their finest health of their lives. The success stories still pour in…

Ok…

…it would have been so easy for me to repeat what I did last year and see similar results…

…but I need to push myself 100X. Always. So I came up with an idea…it was dramatic…and it scared me

…what if I reached out to Sir Richard Branson, widely considered the most famous entrepreneur on the planet, a veritable Titan and asked him to join us for this year’s gathering?

…look, I come from very humble beginnings. My parents are immigrants. I grew up in a town of 2000 people. No silver spoon in my mouth…so this was a reach…

…those in my inner circle told me it was impossible. He was too busy with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, philanthropic ventures and unleashing all his other big ideas on the world.

…those around me said that even if I could get to him, he would say no.

…but the impossible is mostly just the untried. And so I set about on a fierce mission to make my dream happen. I made phone call after phone call, sent email after email and did whatever was in my power to get my goal done.

…I was scared (of rejection, of success, of being laughed at). But forged forward anyway knowing that the more we practice being fearless, the more fearless becomes our way of being

…after relentless effort, I was connected with the person at Virgin who is responsible for Sir Richard’s engagements. And after more calls, communications and interactions, we got the job done.

…Sir Richard Branson will be at The Titan Summit 2014 LIVE along with my all-star faculty who will show the Titans in the room how to create EXPONENTIAL growth within their business and personal lives.

…I’m now turning my focus and drive to bring a hip-hop legend to the event. Who knows whether I can get to him and if he’ll come. But I need to give perfect effort to see what can be. And it never hurts to ask :)

If you’re interested in getting one of the very limited seats to The Titan Summit 2014, please check your inbox this Wednesday. I’ll open registration then.

Watch this short video trailer about the event.

With much respect and appreciation,

P.S. Kindly note I’ll only be offering about 100 seats to The Titan Summit 2014 with Sir Richard Branson (the rest of the spaces have already been sold to last year’s participants and clients at T48T this past June)…

…so if you feel you belong in that room, watch for my “registration open” message this Wednesday.

…and watch this video now.

All green lights! :)

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The Last Days of Average

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

You were born to win. Built to wow and designed to inspire. Live that potential today.

You were constructed to win.

You’ve been designed to wow.

And you’ve been built to inspire.

As we get you to your NLWC (Next Level of World-Class), I wanted to run you through some of the core distinctions between those who operate at average…

…and those who have the guts and acumen to aim for ICONIC…

Fair Warning: This piece is a little longer than usual. We live in a world where too many people have given up the ability to go deep and read intensely, preferring dancing cat videos and short bursts of cotton-candy content designed to entertain versus educate…

…my heartfelt encouragement is stay with this post until the end. Reflect on the insights I’ve worked so hard to share. And most key, live the message

And so

#1. Average performers love to talk about others. Iconic producers are obsessed with discussing their dreams.

#2. Average performers adore leisure. They know the hot tv shows, spend their finest hours playing video games and are first among friends to secure the latest gadget. Iconic producers are vastly different…their addiction is learning. They invest in books, go to conferences, mastermind with masters and do whatever it takes to make their tomorrows better than their todays. Please remember: the more you know, the more you can achieve. Knowledge is the greatness creator.

#3. Average performers resign themselves to mediocrity, thinking that the elite are somehow smarter, faster and cut from a different cloth. I call this The Myth of Genius. Don’t buy into it. Iconic producers have a different perception. They get that genius and legendary is not the result of divinely-orchestrated talent. Nope. It’s a lot more about focus, discipline, sacrifice, suffering, stamina and ridiculous amounts of hard work. They get that rising to world-class is never easy. But it’s always worth it.

#4. Average performers disrespect time. You’ll see them waiting hours for a great table in a cool restaurant. They buy groceries when everyone else buys groceries. They are often late and known for procrastination. Iconic producers understand that time is a blessing. They use their best hours for their most important pursuits. They have a clear written plan for the next 10 years, 5 years and this year. They schedule their days, knowing that structure is the doorway into freedom.

#5. Average performers use victimspeak. Everything is “a mess” or “trouble” or “a problem”. But the words you use drive the energy you feel. And to rise to exceptional, you need to tap into your natural reservoir of massive energy. So iconic producers leverage their words to raise their games. Their language inspires. And reveals the fact that–deep within–they view themselves as captains of their fate versus powerless little pawns.

#6. Average performers stop when they’re scared. Iconic producers press ahead when stricken by fear, understanding that persistence is the DNA of becoming a game-changer. And that bravery is the result of practice versus a natural gift.

#7. Average performers follow the crowd. Their dominant focus is to fit in, be liked and receive tribal acceptance. Iconic performers care not what others think. They’ve developed the confidence to think for themselves. They set their own dreams, run their own values and march to their personal drumbeat. That not only causes rare-air success. It produces enduring happiness.

#8. Average performers are pleasure-driven. Everything they do is about fulfilling their desires and feeling good in the moment (often done as an escape from the pain of potential betrayed). Iconic producers are purpose-driven. They are fuelled by their Mighty Why–that singular and gorgeous vision of a bigger future that keeps them up late and gets them out of bed early. They viscerally understand that the secret of passion is purpose. And that once you articulate your why, the hows automatically present themselves.

#9. The average performer is pure consumer. It’s all about buying and having things. Their self-identity is based on the brands, labels and badges of the moment. Iconic producers care very little about stuff. What stokes their fire has less to do with being a consumer and a lot more to do with being a maker. For them, their compelling cause is all about using their creativity, energy, talents and time to produce value that not only delivers their personal dreams but makes the world a greater place.

I sincerely hope these nine points inspire, help and serve your rise.

Your time really is now. My respectful suggestion: release all excuses, reasons, rationales and resentments. Today’s a fresh canvas. A new beginning. And your beautiful opportunity to step into the life you ache to live…

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:

…And for everyone who loved the video I sent out the other day and has been asking me to open up registration for The Titan Summit 2014 this December, please note I’ll do so next week (so check your inbox for my message so you get one of the limited seats)…

THANK YOU for the interest. It’s been overwhelming

If you missed my video, definitely watch it now.

Oh–and the BIG announcement everyone’s been wondering about is…

Sir Richard Branson will be on the stage with me live at this year’s gathering of people from across the planet coming together to share, learn and build epic businesses + legendary lives.

…I’m going all out for those who get in…

…my faculty is all-star, global experts on creating EXPONENTIAL results in your business, mindset, health, finances and impact on our world.

…I should mention that this 4-day event is not for everyone. Only people who get the value of world-class information and who understand the awesome value of spending 4 days in a room with billionaires, industry legends and ultra-successful human beings should come.

…so save December 9-12 (at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto) on your calendar and watch for my message next week signalling that registration is open (I’m limiting seats again this year to keep the gathering ultra-exclusive).

See you in December. Tons of respect and appreciation,

P.S. Go ahead and watch my video now

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Make Victory Your New Normal

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

I gave my heart and soul (and countless hours) making this new video for you

Those within my inner circle are saying it’s the single most life-changing video they’ve ever seen…

…but it’s taken a lot out of me…to share so much information, inspiration and visceral passion…

So in a few weeks, I’ll say goodbye for a while. It may be for a week or two. Or it may be longer. I just need time for myself…to renew, refuel and rethink…

Watch this video that I made with such devotion to awaken the bravest and best part of you

At my very core is my highest belief: that you are made to astonish, built to wow and designed to live a life that makes history.

This video will fuel your rise

With a ton of respect and true appreciation,

P.S. This epic video will expire soon so please watch it now before it comes down

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The 6 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

There’s a hidden beach on a tiny island that–for years–has been kept a complete secret…

…very few people have ever walked its sand and savored its staggering wonders.

I’d heard so much about the raw beauty of this hideaway and its remarkable power to inspire that I felt a longing to find it…

…and so I booked a helicopter, found a world-class crew and set off on a truly extraordinary adventure (that led me deep into the Indian Ocean, then over to Florence and later into the Tuscan countryside)…

I recorded it all for you because…

…along this unforgettable journey–I wanted to coach (and inspire) you on my hottest and most game-changing new ideas on creating EPIC success and producing the kind of results that only a limited group of people in the world have been able to achieve.

In this new video, I walk you through little-known insights and tactics that will help you shatter your limits, make quantum leaps in your personal power and get extraordinary things done in your life…

Watch it now before it expires

I know you’ll get so much value from all that you’ll see, learn and experience as you travel with me through this new training video that I made with such care, passion and love…

I viscerally feel you deserve to live your GREATEST life now versus later. We all have genius and boldness within us but most people just don’t know “the code” to unleash it.

My mission is to share it with you so TOGETHER we rock your dreams and get you to the place where you and I both know you deserve to be playing at.

Life’s just too short to postpone what’s most important!

Your success partner,

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39 Ways to Die Enormous

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

When you fall, feel the pain. And then stand up. You were born for victory. And failure has no place in your world.

Hip hop icon Jay-Z once observed “I’d rather die enormous than live dormant.”

And I know you totally get that your days (and mine) are numbered. So this day’s the right day to start living FULL ON…

With this outcome in mind, I spent many hours reflecting on and then writing 39 of my best ideas for living in a way that will cause you to make history…

May these 39 insights fuel your rise. And transform your game…‎

#1. ‎Dream up a vision so brave it makes all around you roll with laughter. Or reply with ridicule.

#2. Care a lot more about how many people you help than how much recognition you receive.

#3. Become the heavyweight champion of your craft. The undisputed titan of your field. And–quite simply–the best there ever was.

#4. Protect your pristine reputation. It’s an asset of priceless value. And each day, make your good name worth even more by doing acts of excellence, work that astonishes and gestures that inspire.

#5. When you fall, feel the pain. And then stand up. You were born for victory. And failure has no place in your world.

#6. Offer great words. Your language forges your beliefs. And your beliefs drive your behaviors. Speak like a lion, never a sheep. Talk like a leader, never a victim.

#7. Lean into your fears. Go out to your edges. Because the place where your greatest limits live is also the place where your greatest growth lies.

#8. Become a walking, talking excuse-free zone, understanding that your excuses are nothing more than the lies your shadows have sold you. As of this moment, do what needs to get done. And remember: just because something was hard to do yesterday doesn’t ‎mean it won’t be easy to do today.

#9. Silence your critics. Ignore your haters. Delete your cynics. The very act of playing at mastery and elevating the world is a massively disruptive act. Average people will become threatened by your brilliance. And so, try to stifle your genius.

#10. Mentor a child. Inspire a kid. Raise a neighborhood. To be great is to be of use. And an instrument of service.

#11. Most epic performers invested in 2.44 hours of daily training for ten straight years before the first signs of their greatness showed up (that’s ten years of anonymous). Most iconic companies took twenty years before they dominated their industries. World-class is a process. And legendary takes time.

#12. To double your success, triple what you spend on personal development and professional learning. Because the person who knows the most becomes the best. This idea alone not only built my life–it saved it.

#13. Forgive those who need to be forgiven. Each of us is doing the best we can, based on the information we know. No point in wasting too much time getting even. The Chinese proverb said it best: “before you go off to seek revenge, it is best to dig two graves.”

#14. Be radically generous. Give your customers 100X the value they expect (they’ll fall in love with you). Give your loved ones 100X more love than they demand (they’ll adore you). And do it without expectation of any return. Otherwise it’s not a real gift–it’s a trade.

#15. Be an original. Copycats never become ubiquitous. And clones don’t become game-changers.

#16. Spend time in solitude. Daily. As you rise into your heroism and construct a life that will make history, you’ll face the voices of dissent. Spending time alone will forge your conviction for your mission. And allow you to refuel. So you stay strong for your vision.

#17. Be not afraid of heartbreak. The root of the word “passion” means “to suffer”.‎ And all masters suffer. They suffer the pain of stumbling their way to greatness. And the hurt of standing for their artistry. And the wound of being misunderstood. Along with the sacrifice of practicing their craft to extreme degrees.

#18. When you witness injustice, speak up. And do something about it. If you don’t, you allow unfairness to rule our world.

#19. Get fit like an athlete. Not just to look good and become lean. But to live long. So you can inspire, elevate and serve for many many more years. Staying in the game longer than anyone around you is a gorgeous strategy for becoming iconic.

#20. Be real. Too many of us are so petrified to be ourselves that we invest our energy in becoming great pretenders. But few things are as powerful than a human being who’s comfortable in their own skin.‎ Authenticity is an element of mastery. Oscar Wilde said it perfectly: “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”

#21. Say sorry when you need to. Say thank you like you mean it.

#22. Remember that gratitude is the antidote to misery. Neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine get dumped into your brain. You’ll feel happier, stronger more alive and on fire to rise to remarkable.

#23. Trust that the only opinion that matters is your opinion of yourself.

#24. And stop comparing yourself to others. It’s a great way to destroy confidence and diminish performance. There’s only one you on the planet today. You’ve been built to dazzle. And designed to inspire.

#25. Never lose your exceptional curiosity. Just watch a child: their eyes sparkle from the wonder they see. Lose that and you’ve lost it all.

#26. Do a living funeral now so you deeply understand what will be most important on your last day. Then reverse engineer it to start living in that way today.

#27. Develop a monomaniacal focus on contributing massive amounts of value, ingenuity and beauty to as many human beings as possible. The person who helps the most humans wins.

#28. Care about the smallest of details. Little refinements done consistently stack up into unforgettable user experience. And you and I are both in the business of wow.

#29. When you see someone doing a first-class job, do not hold back. Unleash your appreciation. Share your fascination. And tell them they’re awesome. You’ll change the world this way.

#30. Remember that dead people don’t care about monuments. Better to focus on producing masterpieces and being incredible while you’re alive than to spend much time on your legacy. [Yes, I know I've written so much on legacy in my books. Sorry. I've changed my mind.]

#31. Know that success belongs to those who learn, grow and study. And that education is inoculation against disruption.

#32. The moment you feel like quitting is the time you need to keep on going. Persistence fuels genius. And grit creates champions.

#33. Develop singularity of focus. Simplicity breeds mastery. And genius is more about what you have the discipline to say no to versus yes to.

#34. Adversity yields opportunity. And a problem only becomes a problem when seen as a problem.

#35. Your associations determine your success. You become your conversations. Spend time with people who show you what’s possible versus diminish your talent.

#36. Fill your life with art. Go to the Sistine Chapel. Spend time at MOMA. Visit the Tate Modern. Being around the works of greatness will awaken yours.

#37. Leave everyone you meet better than you found them. Become an encourager of potential versus a destroyer of confidence.

#38. Remain true to your boldest ideals. Possibilitarians–not cynics–change the world.

#39. And be loving. At the end, each of us will have wished we had cared deeper, served higher and laughed a little louder.

I also need to thank the thousands and thousands of people who RUSHED to get onto my Priority Access List so they get first chance to get into my famous online course The Robin Sharma Success System‎ when ‎I open doors in a few weeks…

This is the first time I’ve opened doors to registration in this life-changing online ‎program in 11 months. And the interest has been seriously EXPLOSIVE (as word of mouth on the value and power of this transformational course has circled the globe…)

If the ideas and insights on rising to world-class and using your life to MAKE HISTORY have inspired you…and left you ready for my advanced strategies and systems that only my private coaching‎ clients receive

…and you’re serious about revolutionizing your results, performance, prosperity and happiness over the coming weeks…

…and you’re ready for me to be your success coach and walk you through a complete system for living a life you adore, then definitely get onto my Priority Access List so you’ll get first chance at one of the spots in the course

I’d really love to help you and this course is one of the finest ways I can think of to do so…‎

The Robin Sharma Success System has taken me over ten years of research to assemble‎, 100s of hours to construct and vast investments of effort to perfect as an exciting yet robust online training program…

…‎and it comes with my 100% no-questions asked money back guarantee so there’s ZERO-RISK to try it out for 30 days…

So make the choice that will change your life forever and get into my Priority Access List so you get first chance at one of the limited memberships when I open doors in a few weeks

Hesitate and you’ll miss this beautiful opportunity…

Ok. Hope the 39 insights were valuable. Go act on them…

…and be awesome.

Your success partner,

P.S. Memberships into The Robin Sharma Success System are limited…

…Your best chance to get one is to get onto my Priority Access List so you get advance notice of when I open doors before I make it public.

Go ahead and get onto my Priority Access List

Talk soon..

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