Good News

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Hope you’re in superb spirits today.

Got some good news for you today… to thank you for being someone with the guts to pursue creativity + productivity + mastery.

So. Are you ready to learn how people like Picasso, Edison, Bill Gates, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, JK Rowling and Mozart think? [They have a COMPLETELY unique way of seeing things compared to most people].

In my hotel room in beautiful Johannesburg, South Africa I recorded this inspiring training video to help you UNLEASH your best in these uncertain times. You’ll learn advanced ideas like “The Seduction of Genius” and my “Scheduled Increments” strategy to 5X your achievement level.

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In about a week, I’ll be sending you a video where I take you on an unforgettable adventure with me. Definitely check your inbox for it.

I’ve worked really hard and spent a lot of money to make all these videos valuable for you. So please ACT on the information. These videos will kickstart your best life. And help you make your mark on the world.

Speak soon,

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It comes with a 30 day, 100% money back guarantee so you have absolutely nothing to lose and the life you have always wanted to live to gain.

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All best wishes + talk soon.

Begin Video Transcript:

Hi. It’s Robin Sharma, the author of The Leader Who Had No Title. Welcome to my hotel room here in South Africa. I’m in Joburg, one of my favorite cities in the world. The land of the Jacaranda, the land of Nelson Mandela.

I’m about to give a presentation to about 1,600 people at the Sandton Conference Center– or, Convention Center. And I just wanted to in real time– or, right now share some ideas that I think will take you to a whole new level of success, a whole new level of focus. Whole new level of mastery. In other words, the mindset of mastery.

I’m going to get right into it. The first idea I want to share with you is, the hypnosis of genius. Society says the geniuses are somehow cut from a different cloth from us. So when we look at a Messi, a Federer, a Picasso, a Da Vinci, a Michelangelo, a Branson, a Sergey Brin, a Larry Page, a Bill Gates, we see the end result of all their hard work, devotion to their craft, endless hours and years or study to be best in the world at what they did.

So we look at the end result. And we forget the back story behind genius. And I guess what I’m suggesting to you is, if you look at the truth behind genius, not the hypnosis– the truth behind genius is, all geniuses started off and they made a commitment– no, an obsession– to know more about their field of study that anyone else who had ever done their field of study in the history of the world. And then secondly, for years and years and years they practiced.

Now I’m going to give you an example. Bill Bradley. Bill Bradley– very famous many years ago. Very famous NBA player. And people look at him and they looked at the end result of him on the court as an NBA basketball player and they said, he did moves that no one had ever seen before. He could pass the ball almost as if there were eyes on the side of his head. He did jump shots that were incredible. But they didn’t look at the back story.

And here’s the truth.

Bill Bradley fell in love with basketball when he was about 10 years old– and this comes from a book called Mastery, to give credit where it’s due. He fell in love with basketball when he was about 10 years old. But he wasn’t naturally gifted, because genius is not the realm of genetics. Genius is the realm of practice. But one thing he did have going for him, he was very tall. And so what he decided to do to pursue his dream of being a great basketball player was, he devised one of the most disciplined, elaborate, intense practice programs ever known in the history of sports.

What did he do? He got the key to his high school basketball gym. And then he would go in there, and here was his practice regimen. Three and a half hours after school, every day. Three and a half hours on Sunday, eight hours on Saturday, for years.

So while everyone else was watching movies, gossiping, watching TV, having fun, relaxing, chilling with their friends, he had a monomaniacal obsession to be best in the world as a basketball player. What else did he do? He put 10 pound weights on his feet so that would increase the spring in his jump shot. He bought these glasses, eyeglasses and attached these pieces of cardboard underneath them, so that way, when he was dribbling, he wouldn’t see the ball. He’d just look around in front of him. It improved his ball handling.

What else did he do? He got all these chairs and he pretended they were opponents. And for hours and hours, over weeks and weeks, and months and months, and years and years, he would dribble around these chairs to become an even better passer. When he was walking down the streets in Missouri, his hometown, he literally trained himself to look straight in front of him but through peripheral vision, notice the objects in the stores around him. So that strengthened that part of the brain, because here’s another idea, you get the brain you earned not the brain you want.

And literally, through the power of neuroplasticity, you can grow your brain, build a smarter brain, a better brain if you exercise the brain and practice the brain. In other words, another example is, London cab drivers their brains were studied. And the part responsible for spatial reasoning was larger than the average brain because of the streets they had to navigate in London.

So back to Bill Bradley. Then what happened? One day his family– I mean, this guy was obsessed with basketball and practice and devotion and studying the game tapes of the best basketball players, while everyone else was busy being busy, he knew what his personal Everest looked like. Finally, his family said, you know what, let’s go to Europe. We’re going to take a two week trip. Bill will be with us, he’s not going to play basketball. What did he do? In the corridor of the ship, for hours a day, he dribbled up and down, practiced and practiced, did his training regime.

And then what did we do when we saw Bill Bradley as a superstar? We saw him do things that we thought no one else would ever do, and we looked at his and we said, look, he’s a genius. He’s naturally gifted. He’s somehow different from us.

The first point I want to offer to you is simply this, please don’t be seduced by the hypnosis of genius. You can be a genius at the things that you want to do. You can be so much more successful than you currently are. But to have the results that only 5% of the population have, you must be willing to do what only 5% of the population are willing to do.

The second idea I want to share with you is called, scheduled increments. Very simple idea, comes again from the latest science. And what it’s found is, if you actually write things down you increase your commitment to getting them done. And that’s why written goal setting works so well.

And if you actually have a daily schedule– which I teach in my program, The Robin Sharma Success System, exactly what to do– you literally start to learn how to schedule in hourly increments of time. You see, because the hours that ordinary people waste, extraordinary people leverage. And one thing that the billionaires, and the super successful people, and the highly productive superstars all know is, they understand the acute value of every passing hour. They have a gorgeous respect for time.

So this idea about scheduled increments is really important. You want to schedule the best hours of your day in one hour increments and then in those chunks actually write down on a written schedule the most important work you need to get done. Because the things that get scheduled are the things that get done. And what you start to do is, you start to, through the power of neurobiology, increase your commitment to getting things done.

And then the interesting thing– it becomes an upward spiral of success. You start getting things done. You release a neurotransmitter called dopamine which is the source of motivation. Because you got the thing done, you feel even stronger. Now you have more confidence, and more power, and energy to get the next thing done. And it becomes this upward spiral of success where you start doing things you never thought you could do. And this is how you build power, productivity, creativity, and world-class.

And then, the final idea I want to share with you in this video is really the dignity of labor. I mean, all work is noble. All work has dignity. A job is only just a job if you make the choice to see it as a job. Even if you sweep streets, sweep streets like Picasso painted. Because all work is a chance for you to go out in the world today and express your gifts and your talents that you were born into.

All work is a chance for you to bump up against your fears and the things that frighten you, and transcend them by doing the things that you were resisting. All work is a chance for you to express your values in front of your customers and your teammates. All work is a chance for you to inspire other human beings in your job. And my job is to uplift people and give faith to the faithless and inspire people around us. And I guess what I’m suggesting to you, with deep respect as always, all work is a chance for you to change the world.

From Johannesburg, South Africa, as always, I’m your fan, Robin Sharma.

You take great care. Bye bye.

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29 Responses to “Good News”

  1. Ashwini J says:

    Hello Mr.Sharma,

    Im a girl from India with lots of dreams in mind.. But now m sitting idle, doing nothing like a helpless girl. Recently broke with my love too.. And this s one of the reasons for not doing anything.. But i seriously want to step out of my life n do something but being emotionally im wasting my time n life but i just cant do watever i want to do. I finished my bachelors degree in computer science engineering but i dont want to continue my career in a IT field so i am jobless right now. So from all the ways my life got messed up. & it will be really helpful n appreciateble if u can give some advice on this. & right now i am nit in a position to pay any amount.

  2. Sourabh Mittal says:

    I really appreciate the work done by you. You have very deep insight . I am not fully acting on your theories but I love reading you and watching you. I think you are the best inspirational teacher one can meet. My first encounter with your work was the monk who sold his Ferrari . And I will wait for the day that I can enroll in your online success program after earning. And hope that you don’t close the program by that time.
    Thanks for what all you have done.
    With regards
    Your follower

  3. Pushkar says:

    Thanks, Robin Bhai….as always.

  4. Rajvarma says:

    Great Mr.Robin….
    Nice to hear much more from you…

  5. bill burns says:

    Hi Robin,

    First – I’m a big fan – and love most all of your commentary, suggestions, teachings, etc.

    BUT, I have to take issue with the “myth” propagated by you and others that genius is solely – or even mostly – a product of hard work.

    I played pro tennis – albeit at a minor league level – in the John McEnroe era -in NYC. I had friends who trained at the same Port Washington Tennis Academy as John.

    Two things were/are true:

    1 – It was clear almost from the start that John was “special” – that he was destined for greatness – long before he put in his “10,000 hours” – and

    2 – John was NEVER the hardest working kid at the academy – not even in the top 10. He immediately was beating much older, harder working kids.

    And I feel confident that Roger Federer would readily admit that there are harder working players on the tour than him.

    I realize that you and your cohorts in the self help business are selling the promise that anyone can be great – and that’s a noble effort – shoot for the stars – and land on the moon – so to speak. Much better than not trying at all.

    But, I respect you too much not to call you out on putting out this propaganda that anyone – if they work hard enough – can be the next Bill Gates or Roger Federer or Tiger Woods.

    No doubt – believing its possible for oneself most likely produces better results than not believing its possible – but there also comes a time – when – its in one’s own best interest to cut one’s losses and move on.

    The character actor who hangs around – waiting for their big break while waiting tables – and never gets it – while they could have been pursuing something potentially more rewarding than a lifetime of rejection.

    In my case, I worked my butt off – even after college – when I was actually in denial about my chances – (my talent and ability – not my work ethic) – and that time would have better been invested elsewhere.

    That said, love reading/viewing your stuff – and I welcome your response

    Best,

    Bill

  6. Ronnie Harriparsadh says:

    As usual, Robin, your suggestions, emails, videos and articles continue to motivate and inspire us and infuse a sense of
    self esteem and confidence in us.

  7. Angom says:

    Mr.Sharma’s I had been reading your books and following your teachings for a good number of years.The first book I ever picked up was the monk who sold his Ferrari.:)
    I would like to thank you for such good work and touching the life of millions somehow somewhere being so motivational.

    I really look forward to many more…

  8. M.Javed says:

    Robin , your speech & videos so much inspire me & give the motivation to achieve my life target.

  9. Sunny Parmar says:

    Thank u sir

    It’s amazing

  10. Sunny Parmar says:

    Sir I want to be like u if I get chance in life

  11. sophia says:

    Pls help me as to improve myself n my health. tqvm

  12. Jagan says:

    Ever since I read your ” the monk…..”, I became a great fan of yours. Great contribution to humanity which is more urgent.thanks a heap for the inspiring n motivational work.

  13. Kuldeep says:

    Hi Mrs. Sharma

    Thanks for sharing..its a very inspiring and motivational words which will help any one in different ways.

    Great job man:)

  14. Ravi says:

    Truly wonderful, right on Target!

  15. Raj says:

    Hi Robin,

    The hard work you put into making the videos and sharing is amazing. I have read your books and now it’s great to follow your words, videos and wisdom, it helps me revise my focus and commitment towards my goal.
    Thanq so much for everything!

  16. Sunney Kurian says:

    Hats off, for your dynamic thinking and passion for training

  17. Ojobe C. Prince says:

    Thanks Boss!

    Natural gift is also welcomed, but it just like a gold that will have to pass through fire to regain its true value and services to mankind. Natural gift + hard work and nurtured dream and passion + hard work, both produces good results.

    -Nurtured dream and passion, my life and career.
    -Natural gift, my bid brother, Nelson’s ability to draw anything that he see. But he has to go through devoted practice and coaching to know how to put sketches together to form a figure.

    Ojobe C. Prince
    Author and Motivational Speaker

  18. sahil says:

    Thank u so much sir.

  19. Sanjeev says:

    Dear Mr. Robin,

    You are wonderful. Pls keep up your good work!

    May be one day I shall make myself rich enough to afford your course(s). Am a SAI Vibrionics healer and provide free service like my 3000+ SAI brothers and sisters around the world. To keep my service going, am employed with a technology company. NLP interests me, and am a stauch believer in the power of prayers. So godwilling, we shall meet in Bangalore, India.

    Lovingly,

  20. Helen Sharmila Nathan says:

    Hi Robin,
    Tnx a lot. I have read ur ‘Leadership Wisdom’,'Family Wisdom’,'Who will cry when u die?’ and recently completed ur “Monk who sold his Ferrari” ..and keep watching ur motivational videos almost daily ..and u r definitely leading a very holistic and beautiful life which is indeed inspiring to thousands of ordinary persons who cannot escape their monotonous routine. Now we r motivated to give r BEST and leave the REST to DESTINY which will only shower the results which it thinks is BEST for us…& coming across ur books is also DESTINY’s way of appreciating r efforts :-)

  21. Omer says:

    smart advice……will u please explain in a simple way about the 2nd point ” scheduled increments of time” . thanks

  22. himali says:

    Hi Mr Robin,
    Good morning.
    I have been your follower since 3-4 yrs .. U have been inspiration in my carrer as well.. Thank u fr inspiring and touching lives of million of ppl out here.
    I knw its not easy to reply to all followers but it would really be appreciating if you personally answer some of the followers.. In some way, this might even boost morals of ppl like me .. Once again thank u .
    Regards,
    Himali

  23. ADMAS says:

    Hi mr robi;
    I am from Ethiopia your inspirational teaching and thought are very practical and helpful for me .keep it on
    regards
    Admasu

  24. Tshepo Mohapi says:

    Hi Robin

    I was introduced to you through one of your books called ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ and I have never admired you so much more,if it’s applied knowledge that you offer then what more can one ask for.

    Much love and respect
    Tshepo

  25. Sshariq ansari says:

    Hello mr Robin sharma
    i want to study in harvard or at MIT but it require a big amounts of bucks and sometimes thinking about it i get inside of black hole of tension and choas.
    what i want from you is to motivate me and help me cope this situation with courage.
    and i have a lot of fear with horror movies and ghost .do you have any medicine for this too…
    help your greatest fan is awaiting for your response

  26. priyanka says:

    HEy Same problem like Ashwini J….Even word to word same in my case.Sometimes i assimalate my whole energy to get normal but on next day again same condition .I really finding it hard to deal with this emotinal stufff :(

  27. Pepa says:

    Тhank You, Robin Sharma for all:-) . God bless You:-) . Have a beautiful days :-) .

  28. Onesimus says:

    Thanks

  29. Enming says:

    Hi Robin,

    If “dispelling darkness” is the job description of a guru, you’re absolutely qualified for the laurel.

    Love your philosophy, it brightens my world.

    Enming

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