By Robin Sharma
Author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”
Hope you’re excellent. I wrote today’s message with one idea in mind: to help accelerate your expertise.
So you become BIW (Best in the World within your field)….and just maybe the best there ever was (think “The Michelangelo of Manufacturing” or the “Federer of Finance” or the “Einstein of Entrepreneurs”).
My obsession is to help you reach this lofty realm. So you get your largest dreams done. And make the world better for the mastery you share…
I hope you can feel my passion, sense my faith in you and know how much I care…
I’ve been ever so focused on sending you information of exceptional value that really serves your success beautifully.
And in the coming weeks, I’ll be sending more (along with some exceedingly valuable videos, like the one I just shot in Africa on “How to Wake Up Early”).
It takes a lot of energy and time to create these pieces for you. All I ask is that if you like them, please share them with others…
Especially this one…
Because it’s all about being so good they can’t ignore you…
So insanely great as a high performer and elite producer of deep value that tears flow in the eyes of those watching you…
So, here we go…
Average performers work hard to fit in. UltraPerformers work really, really hard to stand out.
True, the global economy remains a mess (and I predict it will get a lot worse). But for those aiming for iconic and settling for nothing but their absolute best, economic volatility is irrelevant.
Why? Because they are so exceptional at what they do and the value they produce that they’ve created their own personal economy.
They are playing at such a high-level, so original and indispensable to their companies and customers that they’ve become famous.
It’s a pretty awesome goal for you to aspire to…
…Becoming famous for how good you are at what you do.
Famous for your Mastery.
Famous for your Acumen.
Famous for your Expertise.
Famous for how superbly your work serves the world.
And the truth is that there’s just not much competition up in rare-air.
So to assist you in claiming your fame–so that masses of people beat a path to your door–I’ve listed the 27 best ways that I know of to become an expert…
Here you go:
#1. Model the mindsets, habits and behaviors of the people performing at the level you want to play at. Surround yourself with as many world-class experts in your field as you can possibly network with.
#2. Teach your craft. As you share what you’re learning about in your area of expertise, it deepens your understanding. And heightens your awareness. “Teacher learns the most” is a smart motto.
#3. Fail as quickly as you can. Each time you stumble, study the data, recalibrate and iterate your next move. Do this daily and you’ll see steady gains in your performance standards.
#4. Become monomaniacally focused on knowing all there is to know about one or two things. The secret to Mastery is concentration of attention. Period.
#5. Read. It’s something too few people do on a daily basis. Reading collapses learning time–and allows the brilliance of the best to rub off on your thinking.
#6. Get a mentor. I’ve had a number of key mentors in my life and watching them show up at peak was a game-changer. You just can’t reach your personal Everest without some help.
#7. Practice insane amounts of hours. Anders Ericsson is the world’s pre-eminent researcher on exceptional performance. His research (popularized by Malcolm Gladwell) showed that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to make an expert. Put in the time and out will come the expert.
#8. Go to your edges. Elite athletes, violinists, writers and chess players all do the same thing: every day they have specific times that they push their skills to the edge. And by relentlessly pushing their talents past what’s comfortable, their talents quickly expand.
#9. Play to win versus playing to avoid failing. Experts have a tendency to pursue their idealized image of excellence while average performers behave in a way designed to avoid making mistakes. Big difference.
#10. Remember that things you once found hard you now find easy. You are built to grow, to flourish and to adapt to new standards.
#11. Set up a support team. At our annual self-mastery event The 48 Hour Transformation I encouraged the hundreds of participants to form “Navy Seal Teams”. The level of connection, support, sharing and helpfulness that took place in these groups was unforgettable. Find others like you–devoted to becoming the best in the world at their craft. And create an alliance.
#12. Keep a journal. Writing in a journal each morning or every night is a superb way to build expertise. It allows for you to reflect deeply on what you’re doing right–and celebrate those wins–and what areas of performance you can most improve.
#13. Remember that expertise is a process, not an event.
#14. Reward your successes. Staying passionate with your field of expertise and your lofty goals is absolutely essential to getting your through the inevitable failures/plateaus and obstacles on the path to Mastery. By setting up a clear reward structure, you’ll fuel your energy and stay amped to win.
#15. Read “Talent is Overrated” by Geoffrey Colvin. Superb book.
#16. Stick with the new move for 66 days. According to research at The University College of London, it takes 66 days of practice to wire in a new habit. So as you work on a new element within your field of expertise, do it for 66 days until the “neural highway” in your brain has been installed. The new move will then become automatic.
#17. Raise your standards. Our behavior reflects what we’ve settled for. All experts are obsessed with becoming the best there ever was. And so their performance matches that mindset.
#18. Know that becoming an expert isn’t easy (otherwise everyone would be doing it). But it’ll be truly worth it. That I promise you.
#19. Clear your mind. A messy mind causes messy results. Make all efforts to have fewer goals, priorities and responsibilities so your mind becomes incredibly centered on the dominant focus of your professional life: the one field you are committed to mastering.
#20. Go first-class. If you’re really serious about world-class performance then have the guts to invest in world-class training tools, world-class coaching, world-class instruments, world-class conference, world-class nutrition and a totally world-class environment to support your rise to the top.
#21. Watch the uber-inspiring documentary of expertise “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”.
#22. Sleep less to achieve more. Yes, sleep is essential for peak results. I get it. But too many people sleep too much. Most of the ultraAcheivers I work with sleep very little. They’d rather use that time to practice, study, produce awesome work, grow their fortunes, build their families and contribute beautifully to the world.
#23. Understand that mastery loves the hardworking.
#24. Keep the self-promises you make to yourself. It’s a fantastic way to increase self-discipline.
#25. Keep a written daily schedule. The things that get scheduled are the things that get done. Expertise comes from clear and structured effort. A written schedule of your practice times, study times, coaching times as well as a listing of your other essential life commitments will ensure you’re on track.
#26. Show up when you don’t feel like it. Experts don’t show up to do the work only when they feel strong, energized and excited. They show up when they’re tired, discouraged and exhausted. That’s what it takes to be the best.
#27. Do it for yourself as much as for the world. Becoming an expert is one of the finest methods I know of to move toward self-mastery. The process of expressing your greatest talents and potential develops your character. You teach yourself patience, perseverance and toughen your faith. Yes, you’ll help/inspire/create value for so many people via your inevitable expertise. But don’t just do it for that. Choose it for what this uncommon journey will make of you as a person.
VERY IMPORTANT: Second Advance Notice: Announcing THE TITAN PROGRAM:
Absolutely a fantastic response to me making the pre-public announcement on this ultra-exclusive new coaching program and networking group.
I’m amped to make this the world’s best mastermind alliance and the decision that you’ll look back on as the one that completely changed everything for you…
Seems the need for something this unique and special has been there for a long time…
… and maybe I should have decided to do it sooner.
Anyway, you’re on my list so I’m giving you the opportunity to get one of the next small block of memberships–still at the early bird price–before I go public to my online community of 1,000,000+ people later this Fall…
And a genuine “Welcome” to all the new members from around the world who got one of the limited spaces I made available last week.
In case you missed the big announcement, please carefully read it below and then I strongly encourage you to snap up one of the memberships before they’re gone…
…For many years, clients have been asking me to offer an elite one year-long coaching program for people who are already successful but want to leap into “rare-air results” and break through to the HIGHEST level of performance, mindset, wealth, health, happiness and global influence…
I’ve resisted it for years but am finally excited to do it…
…I’m letting you know this before I make this announcement public later this Fall because you’re on my list.
…and because I truly appreciate your faith in me and the message I’ve been sharing with millions of people in 100+ countries…
…THE TITAN PROGRAM (TTP) is a one year high performance coaching program where I share the exact same systems, strategies and techniques I share with the private coaching clients who invest a minimum of $150,000 per year to engage me as their advisor.
…there are very few programs that will teach you the information those who are able to get one of the limited number of memberships in TTP will discover.
…Titan Program members will be walked through the insights and strategies known only by true insiders at the top level of business, wealth and international contribution.
…this information will dramatically accelerate your success, influence and impact while the limiting mistakes and costly errors that so many of us regret.
…TTP is not for everyone…
— The program is limited to 100 people worldwide as I want this to be ultra-exclusive. And it’s only for people who are ready to be the dominant players in their industries, lead EPIC lives and have a massively great impact on our world.
(I’m going to be very closely involved—and invested—in the progress and results of every member so I really need to ensure TTP has members with “the right stuff”)…
— please note that THE TITAN PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Admission into The Titan Summit, a 4 day live event with me and and thought leaders such as Darren Hardy and the world’s top marketing guru (surprise guest–yes, he’s super famous) who will both join us via video. To be clear, this will be 4 intensive days in a room with just me and 99 other people where you discover my most advanced strategies on performing at truly world-class levels, multiplying real productivity, building great wealth, getting super fit, growing an amazing company, rewiring your mindset for deep motivation and systems to get some serious balance back into your life (your family life alone will never be the same after the summit).
The Titan Summit will be held on December 10/11/12/13 in Toronto, Canada. Billionaires have signed up, many respected CEOs are attending and possibly even a few heads of state.
And… every night me, you and the other Titans who will be at this event will have fantastic dinners, excellent wine and unforgettable conversations.
Part of what makes The Titan Program so special is that I’ve designed it to be one of the best networking groups in the world. [Imagine being in a coaching program with billionaires, amazing entrepreneurs, giant dreamers and some of the most decent, inspirational and fun people alive---that's what The Titan Program is all about...]
The Titan Program also includes…
— World-class monthly coaching with me via live webinar for 10 months so the ideas and strategies that I teach you create measurable and lasting results on your bottom line, mindset, achievement levels, lifestyle and standing as a member of the global elite.
— You’ll learn the information that few Titans will ever share…information that will truly create spectacular results in your personal, financial, business and internal life. On these high-level webinars, you can directly ask me questions and get the highest level of “extreme performance coaching”.
— AND every week you’ll also receive support from me in the form of a video or an article to keep you motivated, energized and on your best game.
— AND every day you’ll receive a personal message from me as your mentor…to ensure you feel focused, encouraged and in the process of building a truly uncommon life.
Yes–this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. And I’ve created TTP with so much care, attention and love…
…Are you ready to associate with billionaires, exceptional performers, hugely productive superstars and some of the most motivated people on Earth?
…Are you set to join one of world’s best mastermind groups who will share their hard-won lessons with you, encourage explosive growth in the important areas of your life and support you as you achieve the success that you know you’re meant to achieve?
…Are you amped to get my most advanced elite performance coaching in this one year program for spectacular results and enjoying a life that is legendary?
This IS your time you know. This IS the day you can make the decision that changes everything for you…
So let’s do this my friend. Life’s just too short to play small…And I’m so committed to helping you win…
HERE’S WHAT TO DO NOW:
Please note The Titan Program is limited to only 100 people worldwide. Many of the memberships have now already been sold.
The good news is that today I’ve opened up 10 more spots in the program.
So the first 10 people who register today are in… First come, first served.
Wait and you’ll be too late.
The cost of a membership in The Titan Program is $25,000 CDN (it’s worth hundreds of thousands–at least).
But the first 10 people who snap up a spot today pay the early bird price of only $9997.
The level of interest in this program is obviously extremely high and we’re headed toward a sold-out program.
To get one of the 10 seats at the special $9997 price just send an email right now to Angela Pazienza, my Executive Programs Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can call my office and speak with a real human being who actually cares: +1 416 962 7900
Thank you very much. All great things,