Rules for The Remarkable

Rules For The RemarkableOn a train from Lake Como to Rome. Was here to work on my next book. Amid deeply inspirational surroundings. And unforgettably delicious pasta.

Reflecting on what’s most important. For leadership. Business excellence. Human exceptionalism. Quickly wrote out these simple rules. Hope they are of value to you. And I pray you use them to build a better organization/life/world:

1. Give more than you take.

2. Be the most optimistic person you know.

3. Remember that manners matter.

4. If you’re not innovating, you’re on a descent into obsolescence.

5. Your work and personal life reflect your standards and self-worth.

6. Doing your best work is a core secret of sustained happiness. We spend most of our lives at work so why not aim for genius at it?

7. Business is about relationships. And if you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.

8. Every moment in front of a customer is an opportunity to express your most important values. And to make a difference (another of the truths of happiness).

9. See your work as a craft, not just a job. And practice every day.

10. Remember, your physical fitness is directly tied to how successful you are at work.

11. Remember that whether you’re building a business or growing a family, you’re a creative artist.

12. Be the first to greet others vs waiting to be greeted (I learned this one from Nelson Mandela)

13. Use the language of leadership vs the phrases of victims (like “there’s a problem here” or “I have some bad news” or “I’m in trouble” or “this will never work” or “I’m always tired”).

14. Refuse to allow any form of mediocrity into any touchpoint of your life.

15. Enjoy possessions but don’t be owned by them.

16. Remember that blaming others is excusing yourself.

17. The fears you don’t face become your chains. (And every fear you embrace causes growth in your confidence and personal power…my new book “The Secret Letters from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” is all about how to achieve this).

18. A problem’s only a problem if you choose to process it as a problem.

19. Honor excellence.

20. Pursue beauty.

21. Appreciate firefighters, teachers and mothers… the real heroes of this world versus reality show celebrities who make fortunes in their race to the bottom.

22. Inspire your teammates.

23. Work harder than is common.

24. Make today’s work better than yesterday’s.

25. To double your income, triple your rate of learning (and personal growth).

26. Use your life to have an Impact… while you create a gorgeous lifestyle for yourself and those you love.

Keep Leading Without A Title.

Robin Sharma

P.S. For more ideas and insights like this, read “The Leader Who Had No Title

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35 Responses to “Rules for The Remarkable”

  1. Steve says:

    Thank you so much Robin. You are an incredibly inspirational and wise man. Steve
    PS: Enjoy this beautiful late summer T.O weather!

  2. Praveen says:

    Thank u Robin and it is really good information.Once again thanks.

  3. Robin Sharma you are such a role model. We are now fans of you… Let us know when you are comming to Guatemala City, it will be an honor for us. God bless you forever! And thank you for every single word, phrase and advise you give, because is nothing but food for our soul. Thanks again robin sharma!!!

  4. srishti says:

    sir do we need to read the monk who sold his ferrari before reading ur book whch u r working on??? or can we read tht book as a fresh????

    pl reply sir………………………..

  5. Paula says:

    AWESOME INSIGHTS Robin!! THANK YOU for sharing your journey so openly and graciously with all of us!! If I may also add one more thought to your list…For us all to take a few moments at the beginning of our day and read the profound! “inspiration of the day” from Robin’s book “The Daily Inspiration from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”!!…SWEET WORDS of GRACE!!

  6. Soo says:

    Thanx Robin. Really inspirational.

  7. Rich says:

    Thank You.

  8. Ann Ryabova says:

    Thank you, Robin! Excellent rules!

  9. Sukhvinder S. Bhatia says:

    It is always Great to Read You Robin. Whenever I feel Low, Read The Top 200 Secrets of Success and the Pillars of Self-Mastery. It is a forever Book moreover Guidance for a graceful life. The Monk and Greatness Guide are also great gifts to Reader. Thanks for inspiring and making others to grow by challenging their own limits. May God Bless You! SsB

  10. Vaj says:

    Love this Line Robin.
    I read it again and again

    To double your income, triple your rate of learning (and personal growth)

    Very true. Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom

  11. Robin Sharma says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone. @srishti It may be a good idea to read, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” first.

  12. Urika says:

    Wow, truly inspirational. I actually printed out my favourite Robin Sharma quotes and I have copies on my wall at work, and I read it everyday, keeps me driven and motivated:) thanks Mr Sharma:)

  13. krishna says:

    fantaaaaaaaastikkkkk sir

  14. krishna says:

    its really real thing which are to be adopted for daily life

  15. krishna says:

    these are object oriented things not an ordinary things

  16. krishna says:

    one of the practical based.

  17. krishna says:

    I bought lot of books among them swami vivekananda and monk who sold his ferrari are the best and I bought kannada edition of all 3 books of yours.and Sir, i request you that publish more books of yours especially in kannada? thanking you,↲↲ with great pleasure. good night

  18. Hi Robin

    I dig this list.

    #1 is the rule of rules. Give freely, all the time. Keep giving and giving, and you never have to worry about receiving. It happens quite naturally.

    #13 is sometime only a select few do, but it instantly puts you into a different vibe. Seeing opportunities to grow from makes you feel optimistic. Seeing problems tends to lower your energy. A problem is an opportunity waiting to be observed, to be investigated. The solution is inherently within, so it can’t be a problem.

    Thanks for sharing.


  19. Madhuri says:

    Sir, i read The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.. Its really amazing n inspirational. N m trying to apply them in my lyf. I hav done one of them i wake up in very early mrng,it feels really gud. Thanks to guide us sir:)

  20. srinivas says:

    Hi Robin,

    I have one query.

    Few times you used to mention ‘be super fit’. I agree with this. But there may be some issues, which are not in our hands. One simple example is Retina problems such as lattice/holes etc. We can not do anything except doing regular checkups. I would like to know what can be your suggestions in this case.


  21. vivekbgopal says:

    Hai robin,
    Thank you for your notes its truly inspirational.

  22. Ajith Ravi says:

    Thanks for the Valuable Quotes….

  23. Priyanka says:

    Thanks for the amazing rules.
    I’m reading ur book “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and each and every page is inspirational and not even at a single point I felt bored…

  24. Rusty says:

    Fantastic list! Absolutely in total agreement, this is the perfect “cheat sheet” to success if there ever one! A real inspired post! I have not yet read your book but soon will be! Take care!

  25. Paula Marcu says:

    Excellent point of view! Congratiulations for the upcoming book! I hope to buy the books.From what I am reading they must be very good writing!

  26. Mehraz Sheikh says:

    dont stop guiding us Robin, its always a pleasure reading you !!!!

  27. Claudia says:

    Hi Robin,
    These are greatly motivational rules. I’ve got a question: how far should we go when it comes to helping others? As the head of a dpt I must get a product. I help, show and lead my colleagues towards the task to be achieved but there are situations in which I ask myself ‘should I be doing this?’.
    Thanks for sharing all your inspirational blogs.
    All the best and blessings for you.

  28. srinivas says:

    Hi Claudia,

    Just my thoughts on helping others:

    In the example you have mentioned (it is applicable to me too), you need to provide sufficient inputs, so that your team members start work on this. You may provide further inputs wherever required. Its upto you how you are dealing this situation based on team members.

    However in this situation, we can not call it as a help, as it is our daily duty. Help is something like, which is not part of our regular job/responsibility. It can be simple or big, to your colleagues or others, which is not part of our job responsibility. And its upto each individual how we are helping others.

    Please correct me, if I am wrong here.


  29. TEJAS says:

    hey…..most of my turbulent times u have helped always….and these quotes are just carrying the trends of motivation and leadership to new heights……….thanks robin…..i will keep following your writings as a silent fan…TEJAS

  30. sneha says:

    You’re always the most inspiring. We’re glad to have people, writers like you who help so many people find their inspiration. I just want to say, thank you. Thanks for everything you are sharing with us. Looking forward to reading more from you.


  31. Gaurav Patel says:

    hello mr. robin… it is really good to know information… i love all your books, the way you convey those life-learning lessons…. i love it! i was in depression for last couple of months after breakup with my gf and not getting selected in campus interview in university…. but my boss gave me your “the monk who sold his ferrari” and i read it. No, i actually learned it. i m totally out of past now and i am much happier, i feel so energetic… i practice that meditation tricks daily and i m getting results. thanks for everything you and your books have done for me… i m a better human being now…. credit goes to u and the one who suggested me ur book…. Thank you sir once again!!!

  32. Leela G says:

    Hi Robin,
    Can’t wait for The Secret Letters to The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. From all of your books I have read, I can see the man who walks his talk. Thank you.
    Currently enjoying your Little Black Book For Stunning Success and looking forward to meeting you. Some how. Some day.
    Live Life Love Life
    Leela G

  33. robin welldone and we are expecting much from you

  34. am yet to read THE CEO!

  35. pragati says:

    sir ur thoughts are very inspirational…I luvd it:-)

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