Archive for the ‘Ideas and Inspiration’ Category

Why Mandela Won

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Every movement we've made has created a consequence. Every cause has had an effect...

My fascination is with Icons. Titans. Heroes. And Legends…

…the great souls who accept the call to greatness we each have on our lives and rise up to their best.

On a visit to Johannesburg to deliver a leadership presentation a while ago, I had the privilege to have a private conversation with someone in Nelson Mandela’s inner circle.

I learned more of his visionary nature, his rare-air discipline and his longing to be a force for good in an increasingly chaotic world.

What has stayed with me most is that I heard Mr. Mandela only became Nelson Mandela during his years in prison. In other words, it was the solitude, degradation, devastation and inhumanity of that time in confinement that made him who he became.

Here’s my real point…

…it was the time away from the world that allowed him to lead in the world.

While he was on Robben Island, he read the books of the iconic leaders. He studied the habits of the great souls. He reflected on the key moral virtues. He transmuted hostility into opportunity. He transformed his anger into forgiveness.

And as the gorgeous result of his inner work, when he was made president of South Africa, his jailers were invited to the ceremony. When asked why, he replied that if they were not there, he’d still be in prison (because his mind would still be in chains).

And so, I ask you with true respect…are you longing to work and live at wow in the world but walking through your days with a mind shackled by chains?

Nothing is more important than building your inner architecture of undefeatability and greatness.

Nothing is more important than strengthening your character, elevating your thinking and releasing your fearful beliefs.

Nothing is more important than cleansing your heart of resentment and forgiving those who have wronged you.

Nothing is more important than shifting from selfish to selfless–and donating the rest of your life to a mission that is bigger than yourself.

I guess the idea I’m really inviting you to play with over the next few days is that your outer world is a beautiful (or messy) reflection of your inner world.

Victims blame everything on everyone. But to really LEAD your life, you and I absolutely must own that all that’s in our lives right now is the result of our own actions. Every movement we’ve made has created a consequence. Every cause has had an effect…

…and as we make the rise to excellence of thought, performance and being, all we do rises with us.

Anyway, hope this relatively quick piece I’ve just tapped out in a burst of inspiration and desire to serve is helpful. And that it reminds you of your truest nature…as well as the potential within you asking to be expressed.

Make today epic. This IS your time. And I’m here with you on this ride.

With much appreciation + encouragement,

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Great Quotes for Hard Times

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

8 quotes to inspire during times of deep change and epic uncertainty.

Most of the messages and videos I send you are about leadership, elite productivity and bringing on your A-Game for the benefit of the world.

We all have our times in the sun, on the summit and at our best.

But we also have hard times. Times in the valley. Days in the wilderness, when our best laid plans fall apart. And life invites us in an entirely new direction.

To the untrained eye, these are “bad times”. But to the leader–and warrior–these are life’s richest times of growth, opportunity and possibility.

Here are 8 of my favorite quotes to inspire me amid times of deep change and epic uncertainty:

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger–something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb

You can get more inspiration during your challenges on my Facebook page here

Wishing you great triumphs, giant victory and a life that we celebrate as legendary.

Your fan always,

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The A-Player’s Creed

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Achieve your goals in 2015

In a world that has lost it’s way, be a light, never a shadow.

Radiate optimism, even when you least feel like it.

See the best in people who have never caught sight of their best.

When you’ve delivered excellence in your work, make it even better, as all masters do.

Protect your mindset against the thought viruses of victims who see lack, scarcity and fear everywhere they go.

When life pushes you down, stand back up. Take the lesson. Keep your head high. Believe in YOU.

When you feel tired rest. But also keep raising your vision, elevating your producing and making your richest dreams come true.

When you speak, leverage your words to uplift and inspire.

When you think, train your brain to spot the great, note the positive and celebrate the wins.

Too many people have been hypnotized into thinking they don’t deserve a spectacular life. And that the icons are superhumans.

The truth, as far as I can see, is that an epic life is the birthright of everyone alive today.

Once you understand and own this belief, you can then start the habits, practice, focus, passion and bravery that will make the potential on your life an eventual reality.

Now, go be great. Today.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:

As a courtesy, I’m letting you know that doors are closing to my famous online course, Your Absolute Best Year Yet.

This course is widely considered one of the finest personal transformation programs in the world–the exact system that has helped thousands of people just like you achieve EPIC success and live lives they adore.

It’s shown people just like you how to:

  • rewire their mindsets to become unbeatable
  • install the habits of the super successful
  • grow financial fortunes
  • get ultra-fit and feel better than ever before
  • balance work and family
  • do world-class work that inspires others
  • achieve all the goals that they never could achieve before

People already in the course this year are telling me it’s the best program they’ve ever encountered…and that they’re already losing weight, multiplying their happiness, achieving their goals and doing their dreams…

The response to me opening up the course for the first time in a year has been INCREDIBLE, with new members joining from 50+ countries…

But SORRY–it’s time to close enrollment…

…and if you wait (and find excuses not to join versus getting off the fence and taking action to have a much better life), you’ll miss the single greatest opportunity to make 2015 your best year yet…

Actually, not joining us will cost you a lot more in terms of all you could have learned and achieved but didn’t because you hesitated…

So make the decision that will change your life and get one of the last memberships

Your Absolute Best Year Yet comes with my no questions asked 30-day money-back guarantee so there’s no risk at all to try this…

–And you get the 9 life-changing video modules that my private clients paid $12,000 for, the 12 potent pre-recorded webinars ($5000 value) and 18 bonus audio programs ($5000 value)…

…the whole course is worth over $20,000 of REAL value…

…yet I’m offering you your membership for only $477 because I want to help you fly this year!

And you get full access to everything for the entire lifetime of the site.

…I’ve done everything I could to make this course full of world-class information and of massive value. And I’d LOVE to help you make big things happen for you in 2015…

So just do it…and register now before I close doors and you miss out

Together, let’s make this YOUR year…the year you changed the game and made HISTORY.

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My Eyes Burned

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Achieve your goals in 2015

My eyes burn as I watch you overcome your trials, stand in the fire and still walk forward to touch your dreams.

I am awed to see how you leverage adversity and turn it into bravery.

You make me feel stronger as I see you battling your fears, transcending your doubts and releasing your excuses so you visit the places that frighten you.

I grow inspired as I witness your relentless devotion to improving every aspect of your self, your life and our world.

You clearly get that there are no extra people alive today. We are all built to do epic things. And walk with the giants.

You get that there is a call on your life, a mission you’ve been delivered and a dream that must be done. Anything less is surrender.

Heroes aren’t just the warriors, the firefighters and the teachers.

Heroes are the women and men, who each day, pursue a silent personal victory. A victory over average. A win against mediocrity. And a success above defeat.

I know reaching for what’s highest can be hard. I’ve faced my own times in the valley. But please trust that every season has its end. The darkness always becomes overwhelmed by the light. And icy winters inevitably make way for the fullest blossoms of breathtaking spring.

So on this day, I want you to know, that you are a gift. You have power beyond what you currently know. Strength beyond today’s evidence. And gifts that each one of us alive today long to see.

I believe this. And I know it to be true.

Today, go own your best. We’ll always love you for it.

With heartfelt gratitude and an appreciation deeper than you’ll ever know,

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:

As a courtesy, I’m letting you know that doors are closing to my famous online course, Your Absolute Best Year Yet.

This course is widely considered one of the finest personal transformation programs in the world–the exact system that has helped thousands of people just like you achieve EPIC success and live lives they adore.

It’s shown people just like you how to:

  • rewire their mindsets to become unbeatable
  • install the habits of the super successful
  • grow financial fortunes
  • get ultra-fit and feel better than ever before
  • balance work and family
  • do world-class work that inspires others
  • achieve all the goals that they never could achieve before

People already in the course this year are telling me it’s the best program they’ve ever encountered…and that they’re already losing weight, multiplying their happiness, achieving their goals and doing their dreams…

The response to me opening up the course for the first time in a year has been INCREDIBLE, with new members joining from 50+ countries…

But SORRY–it’s time to close enrollment…

…and if you wait (and find excuses not to join versus getting off the fence and taking action to have a much better life), you’ll miss the single greatest opportunity to make 2015 your best year yet…

Actually, not joining us will cost you a lot more in terms of all you could have learned and achieved but didn’t because you hesitated…

So make the decision that will change your life and get one of the last memberships

Your Absolute Best Year Yet comes with my no questions asked 30-day money-back guarantee so there’s no risk at all to try this…

–And you get the 9 life-changing video modules that my private clients paid $12,000 for, the 12 potent pre-recorded webinars ($5000 value) and 18 bonus audio programs ($5000 value)…

…the whole course is worth over $20,000 of REAL value…

…yet I’m offering you your membership for only $477 because I want to help you fly this year!

And you get full access to everything for the entire lifetime of the site.

…I’ve done everything I could to make this course full of world-class information and of massive value. And I’d LOVE to help you make big things happen for you in 2015…

So just do it…and register now before I close doors and you miss out

Together, let’s make this YOUR year…the year you changed the game and made HISTORY.

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20 New Rules for The New Year

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

You are born into genius, but have you resigned yourself to mediocrity?

I’m on fire to help you make 2015 the year you breathe reality into your most beautiful dreams. Let us accept nothing less.

I suggest we start our work together this year with a simple idea: if you run the rules most people run, you’ll get the results most people receive.

To make a right-angle turn so that 2015 is 100x better than 2014, I encourage you to set some new rules to govern your life by. Here are 20 to consider and then implement over January:

#1. Generosity beats scarcity in every situation.

#2. If you’re the most successful person in every room, find a new room.

#3. If you’re not up early, you’re sleeping too late.

#4. Epic performance has more to do with saying no than saying yes.

#5. Commit to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of your craft.

#6. Get fit so you can serve more people.

#7. Impact is a better measure of success than income.

#8. A failure only becomes a failure if you let it become a failure.

#9. Your job is to see the greatness in people who have yet to own the greatness within themselves.

#10. Don’t wait to be inspired to start your dream. Start your dream to grow inspired.

#11. What the victim calls luck, the hero calls relentlessness.

#12. Be polite. Be on time. Be optimistic.

#13. Make each fresh day of this new year a little better than yesterday. Daily optimizations will soon lead to exponential improvements.

#14. Make time to rest. Sleep is a secret weapon of true A-Players.

#15. To double your income, triple your investment in your professional education and on your personal development.

#16. Trust your instinct more than what society says is reasonable and possible.

#17. Go directly to where your fear lives because on the other side of that is where your power lies.

#18. Genius is less about genetics and more about obsessive amounts of practice.

#19. Never be too busy to be kind.

#20. Remember that life’s just too short to play small with your potential this New Year.

Oh–and please remember, the way you start 2015 profoundly influences the way you’ll end it so definitely kick it into HIGH gear right now.

Resource: I’ve meticulously built out a 4-part video training series that walks you through how to make this New Year the single best year of your life.

It’s free and packed with useful ideas. The first video will be released next week. To be notified when this video is available, please go here

With appreciation and respect,

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:

As a courtesy, I’m letting you know that doors are closing to my famous online course, Your Absolute Best Year Yet.

This course is widely considered one of the finest personal transformation programs in the world–the exact system that has helped thousands of people just like you achieve EPIC success and live lives they adore.

It’s shown people just like you how to:

  • rewire their mindsets to become unbeatable
  • install the habits of the super successful
  • grow financial fortunes
  • get ultra-fit and feel better than ever before
  • balance work and family
  • do world-class work that inspires others
  • achieve all the goals that they never could achieve before

People already in the course this year are telling me it’s the best program they’ve ever encountered…and that they’re already losing weight, multiplying their happiness, achieving their goals and doing their dreams…

The response to me opening up the course for the first time in a year has been INCREDIBLE, with new members joining from 50+ countries…

But SORRY–it’s time to close enrollment…

…and if you wait (and find excuses not to join versus getting off the fence and taking action to have a much better life), you’ll miss the single greatest opportunity to make 2015 your best year yet…

Actually, not joining us will cost you a lot more in terms of all you could have learned and achieved but didn’t because you hesitated…

So make the decision that will change your life and get one of the last memberships

Your Absolute Best Year Yet comes with my no questions asked 30-day money-back guarantee so there’s no risk at all to try this…

–And you get the 9 life-changing video modules that my private clients paid $12,000 for, the 12 potent pre-recorded webinars ($5000 value) and 18 bonus audio programs ($5000 value)…

…the whole course is worth over $20,000 of REAL value…

…yet I’m offering you your membership for only $477 because I want to help you fly this year!

And you get full access to everything for the entire lifetime of the site.

…I’ve done everything I could to make this course full of world-class information and of massive value. And I’d LOVE to help you make big things happen for you in 2015…

So just do it…and register now before I close doors and you miss out

Together, let’s make this YOUR year…the year you changed the game and made HISTORY.

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