The Methods for Superhuman Productivity

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Robin Sharma shares 4 game-changing methods for superhuman productivity.

We live in The Age of Dramatic Distraction. Many shiny toys to chase every waking moment yet so few of those pursuits create real value and grow a life brilliantly lived.

Too many of us are overscheduled, overconnected and overstimulated by all the noise, interruptions and complexity of current society.

The cost of this way of operating? You’ll arrive at the last hour of your final day and realize you spent your highest potential on your lowest leverage activities.

Epic performers, A-Players and World-Builders play a very different game. The Elon Musks, The Mark Zuckerbergs, great artists and top scientists all run their days under completely different mindsets and rituals than those who get trapped in the groove of “being busy being busy.”

As a private coach to many of the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet and founder of The Titan Summit, which brings together ultra-performers from 43+ nations for 4 days of elite training on productivity, business acceleration and lifestyle optimization every December in Toronto, I’ve observed firsthand how human beings who get more done in a week than most get done in a quarter realize their results. I’ve also developed a complete methodology for exponential productivity that I teach participants at this event.

Here are 4 of the game-changing elements of my approach:

#1. The 20/20/20 Formula.

The way you start your day powerfully shapes how productively you live it. Reserve the first 60 minutes for personal preparation. As the Spartan warriors said: “Sweat more in training and you’ll bleed less in war.” Spend your first 20 minutes in intense exercise. Sweating releases BDNF, a brain chemical that actually grows neural connections. Working out also releases dopamine (the neurotransmitter of motivation) and serotonin, which makes you feel happy.

For the next “20 minute pocket”, review your annual plan and reflect deeply on your quarterly goals. Clarity precedes mastery and this practice will deepen your focus through the day.

Invest the final 20 minutes of this morning routine on learning (i.e., read autobiographies of great humans or listen to a leadership podcast or download the lessons of yesterday into your journal).

#2. The 90/90/1 Rule.

This habit alone has delivered vast value for my clients. Simply stated: for the next 90 days, dedicate the first 90 minutes of your work day to your single most important opportunity, the one thing that if you executed on it flawlessly, would cause everything to rise.

Average performers get to work and check their email or surf the net. For the true leader, reaching the office is the start of showtime. They understand that developing a monomaniacal focus on their vital few priorities unleashes legendary results.

#3. The 60/10 Method.

Good research confirms that what makes the best athletes the best in the world is not what they do in their sport but how effectively they recover. For example, it was the rituals that star tennis players did in between points that made them stars. What made the Russian weightlifters so undefeatable was their “work-rest ratios”.

So, set a timer for 60 minutes and during those intervals, turn off your technology, shut your door and dive—with massive intensity—into the project that matters. Then, recover with a pristine break like walking, listening to music or reading. Just try this protocol for a month and witness the gains.

#4. Find Your Circle of Genius.

Behavioral scientists have discovered the phenomenon of “emotional contagion.” This describes the fact that, unconsciously, we adopt the beliefs, feelings and behaviors of the people we spend most of our time with.

Want to get ultra-fit? One of the finest ways is to join a running group or make friends with athletes. Ready to be happier? Then remove the energy vampires and complainers from your life. Set to build a truly world-class company? Then start spending far more time with those who have been there and done it. Their mindsets and ways of being will automatically influence you, over time. And associating with people whose lives you want to be living shows you what’s possible. And once you know more, you can achieve more.

Finally, please allow me to remind you about the shortness of life. Even the longest one is a relatively short ride. You owe it to the talent you were born into, the team you lead, the family you love and the world that longs for you to display your greatness to do whatever it takes to reach exponential productivity.

Hopefully, you’ll embrace the methodology I’ve shared to fulfill your leadership potential.

As always, I hope this message has delivered real value to you and sets you up to finish what remains of this year “in the rare air of outright mastery.”

Your partner in leadership + success,

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28 Responses to “The Methods for Superhuman Productivity”

  1. Archit Gupta says:

    Thank you so Much Mr. Robin Sharma, This is you because of whom I have stayed so Positive even in the hardest times of my life. I love Your vision and thoughts and try to follow them and Share them as Much as I can. I wish U a Wonderful life and Keep doing what You are doing. U r making someone live a better life and Motivating them to help other to do so, which is as per me a Wonderful task. what U say is like a perfect Mantra of life for me. And i will try my level best to follow it. Thank you Robin Sir once again. :)

  2. Leslie says:

    Really appreciate your work & efforts, Robin! I always look forward to your shared visions of how to make myself more productive and in turn leave an epic legacy of making our world a great place.

    I strive to follow your example by sharing those visions to my family, friends and colleagues and of course manifesting them in my actions. I hope my short message may also give you happiness & fulfillment in turn as you have definitely had given me.

  3. Lidija says:

    Thank you so much Mr. Sharma. It’s always a real pleasure reading your thoughts. Your ideas made me take some big decisions which I probably would never have the guts to do. I’m thankful for all positive energy and courage you deliver to us who follow your work. Hope I get to visit one of your seminars in the future and be able to shake your hand. You really did help me open my eyes so I realised it’s all up to me. I made some great steps since then and I intend to keep that direction. Thank you.

  4. Pankaj Uppal says:

    Dear Robin, thanks for being there. I have implemented the method in my life today. I will make it work. Thank you.

  5. Silvio says:

    Dear Sylvia

    it’s 60 minutes work. 10 minutes break. that’s all.

    wish all the best to my name-mate

    Silvio

  6. Noopur Agrawal says:

    Dear Mr Robin,

    i dont know how it happens, but whenever i m in deep depression, ur positive message comes….!!!

    i feel like God is only helping me, just name is Robin.

    Thank you so much for being with me all the time.

    i am lucky to have ur mails/messages in my life…!!!

    stay blessed.

    Noopur.

  7. Nisha Dsouza says:

    Dear Robin

    Thank you for this wonderful message . I was in the midst of thinking how will I reorganize myself n my priorities n there your email appeared like a god sent message to my rescue . Not being dramatic but that was exactly how I felt when I went through your email . I was just thinking to myself I have too much work n too many technologies to distract me from completing them . I will surely start working on this methodology .

    Thank you again
    Nisha dsouza

  8. Donnish says:

    Thanks Mr Robin,everyone of your thought made me keeps me motivated…thanks a ton

  9. Ebun says:

    Hello Mr. Sharma, as always it’s a pleasure to read from you and be energised with a good dosage of motivation.
    Thank you

  10. prajakta says:

    hi robin
    positivity is truly contagiously. No doubt reading you boosts my energy positively. Amidst of so much turmoil in life maintaining positive attitude seems too very difficult. But you make things strategically easy and that is what brings me back to you. Thanks a ton.
    Be blessed.

  11. biplab says:

    sir as u have said in greatness guide you always love to heard two magical words “thank you”

  12. Ravi says:

    Thanks Robin For Helping people motivated

  13. shabbir deesawala says:

    robin you are greaaaatttttttt

  14. balasubramanian says:

    Long live RobinSharmaji, without your inspirational books I would have been nothing today.Thank you Sir.

  15. balasubramanian says:

    It is indeed my priveledge to be a contemporary of the great RobinSharmaji

  16. kushagra says:

    so awesome…. bt sir wt to do fr regularity??these things go on for maximum of two three days nd then its hard to follow. … how to make it in habit

  17. Priyanka says:

    Super practical! Highly motivational!
    Thank you:)

  18. Rajendra Joglekar says:

    Dear Robin, Your book ” The Leader who had no title” & your messages help me in being positive & productive. Your 5am club suggestion has given enormous benefits Thank you.

  19. keshab says:

    Life has many ups and downs. When we are in trouble then sometimes we don’t know what to do in such conditions. Depression can misled a man in negative path.
    The inspirational thoughts of robin sir really brings a positive thoughts which changes the man life..
    Thanks a lot for sharing useful things which is highly commandable..
    Thanks a lot.

  20. Sandamali says:

    Dear Robin, You are the most wounderful person I’ve ever known. I’ve read so many books of yours and I’ve got some of them downloaded so that I can read them any time. When I feel sad, I go through over those magical pages or, your invaluable audio or a live video, which makes me really comfortable and happy. I forget all the sorrowness within seconds and I get myself motivated. I can’t express how grateful I am when you show the right way to so many of us.You are a great master. You serve this world in many ways…All of our blessings with you. May you live long!

  21. Peace says:

    Inspired and enlightened. Bless you

  22. chakra dumre says:

    thanks robin sharma ji , i am very pleased and inspired by your articles . as your follower I am going through your books too .they are motives of my thoughts towards my destiny

  23. Vinyasa gowda says:

    Thats a superb information Robin. You are my role model
    I am a big fan of you and have a dream of meeting you soon :-)

  24. Nithin says:

    Hi Robin,

    Great article.!
    Your motivational strategies are awsome and please keep posting
    such articles. This is a good opportunity for people like me working
    In middle east to cope up with the intense stress in our
    work scenario. Now i realise what truly meant :-‘A World class’
    Thanks a lot and appreciate your efforts.

    Kind Regards,
    Nithin Paul.

  25. Dasrath Persaud says:

    Great article

  26. Anand says:

    Hello Robin – Thank you for the great service that you are rendering. Every word is coming from within, from the supersoul within all of us. He is showing the light through you.

  27. Dipesh silwal says:

    Thank you soo much sir, for your phenomenal strategies.. You are superb, genius and great leader. Thank you, thank you so much for your great work..

  28. rohitchandran says:

    Thank u sir
    is a game changer

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