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Heartbreaking Acts of Daily Destruction

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

It really is heartbreaking to me how many potentially amazing human beings dim their genius by little daily acts of average:

–being late versus early

–complaining versus creating

–busy versus productive

–entertainment versus education

–discouraging versus inspiring

–wowing versus coasting

–moving versus sitting

–meditating versus worrying

–building versus blaming

–taking versus giving

–hating versus loving.

–your birthright is mastery. It just is [whether you wish to own this fact or not; science backs me up].

You have it in you to display originality. You have the capacity to perform the extraordinary. Your true nature speaks to what’s legendary.

But if you do what the majority does, you’ll experience what the majority gets.

Yes–exceptional success does take acute focus, a fierce work ethic and the fire to release all chains of mediocrity.

I wouldn’t be honest with you if I suggested otherwise.

And yet–the hard truth is also that uncommon achievement and beautiful results are not at all as difficult to get as most people have been programmed to think.

So I do my very best to get your 2017 off to a GARGANTUAN start, I’m sending you one of the most inspirational + tactical training videos I’ve ever released.

Just watch it [addictions to excuses + afflictions with interruptions won’t make this new year world-class; a deep devotion to learning and personal growth will]. And share it. And study it. And live it.

Play: The First Day of Your Best Life


Hope all this high-impact training I’ve worked so hard to produce is serving your hopes, gifts and greatness.

I send it to you at no cost. All I ask is that you share it. And act on it.

We transform the world by revolutionizing ourselves.

With strong faith in your potential, much love for you as a person + deep respect for your dreams,

P.S. Later this week I’ll be sending you my first new adventure video in a year!

I can’t wait to release it. I’ll teach you some potent insights to raise your game + lift your life exponentially as you start 2017…

…including an unforgettable lesson as I stood in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island a few months ago.

Everyone’s been waiting for this hot new video. I’ll send it over to you in a few days.


With love + respect,


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3 Simple Tactics to Make History in 2017

Monday, January 16th, 2017

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

I promised you I’d be sending you a series of high-impact + behavior-shifting videos and posts over the first weeks of 2017 to help you get some quick and genuine breakthroughs in the important arenas of your life.

In about a week, I’ll be releasing my first new adventure video [fully loaded with powerful lessons for exceptional success + fulfillment] in over a year.

It will blow your mind [and includes a segment of me sharing the elements of a heroic life while standing in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island].

Today’s video is an absolute must-watch if you want to discover the 3 habits that will guarantee that 2017 will be the year of your biggest bravery, highest productivity, greatest prosperity and deepest joy.

Go ahead and definitely watch this now before it comes down.

Play: Unleash Your Greatness

Why is it so extremely important that you learn the insights and wire in the new moves of SuperProducers and world-builders early on in this new year?

–Because the way you show up over the first 90 days sets the tone for how 2017 will unfold.

–Because a strong beginning creates the momentum for a legendary ending.

–Because seemingly small initial victories when done consistently over weeks deliver empires of mastery over months.

And so, give your finest self the gift of some real personal development by watching this valuable video I’ve handcrafted for you.

Winning starts with beginning. A few smart new moves practiced today will light a fire that endures [if you protect and maintain it].

You have what it takes to become an exceptional performer. You are strong enough to make the changes I know you wish to make. No need to make excuses anymore.

Today we start you on your road to a remarkable life.

You owe it to yourself to rise to great. You have a responsibility to your loved ones–and our world–to ascend to your best.

With love + respect,


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How The Masters Get New Year’s Dreams Done [deep post]

Monday, January 9th, 2017

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

I write this message with a single intent: to ensure this year becomes the finest year of your life yet.

This is the time of lofty ideals, high ambitions, fresh commitments and gorgeous intentions.

We’re all smart enough to know we’ve been blessed with the fresh chance of an innocent 12 months. The past is history. What lies ahead is up to our creativity.

I write this message with a single intent: to ensure this year becomes the finest year of your life yet.

This post is deep, longer than usual and rich with content. Read it all. Reflect on it. Study it. [The uncommon talent within you deserves to see the sunlight over 2017, doesn’t it?].

There’s too much superficiality in this world right now. Who has the right clothes? Are we in the hippest restaurant? What did that celebrity eat for breakfast today?

The majority longs for pure success, real greatness and their place at the table of legendary.

Yet they refuse to install the beliefs, run the routines, do the work and live the days that would make so much of that their reality.

Add to this the fact that digital media has caused our brains to resist content that takes some effort, stretches our thinking and sparks our growth.

Society is selling us on the virtues of easy thinking and instant gratification lives. But you know there’s zero gain there.

Those who will win + shine + own the game in this New Year love ideas and information that push their limits. They ache to expand. They hunger for the heroic.

…Personal elevation is their oxygen.

…Relentless optimization is their addiction.

…Making this year x100 better than last year is their obsession.

The rare-air few who lead their fields totally get that effort breeds reward. That hard work delivers beautiful fruits. That focus + practice provides genius.

The cold yet precious truth is this: you’ve been presented with an exceptional series of opportunities by this pristine New Year:

–A genuine shot at your own version of greatness.

–An open window to let go of former resentments, hurts and disappointments.

–The space to blueprint precisely what you wish to do and who you devote to become over 2017.

–The platform to release the dream stealers from your life so people who understand you, encourage you and fuel your bigness start showing up.

–A clean canvas to produce work that is poetic and release value that is magnificent.

–A blank slate to develop the interior life like the giants of humanity.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sending you some of my best information through a series of videos and posts.

Each piece has been carefully crafted and lovingly produced to help you make the first 90 days of 2017 the best 3 months you’ve ever had.

See–by starting this New Year ultra-strong, you’ll get the wind behind your back.

A fire will have been lit. An instinct to win will become ignited. An energy of mastery will have been excited.

To start our work together so we make 2017 breathtakingly great for you, I [strongly] encourage you to make the following 9 clear moves starting TODAY:

#1. Write a Win List. This is an inventory that you write with pen and paper [yes–go analog so your brain gets pushed] noting the 25 victories you created over 2016.

#2. Draw Your Perfect New Year. I have my clients who attend my live events like Personal Mastery Academy do this with spectacular results over the weeks that follow. Just get a large piece of paper and some crayons. And like a child with eyes of utter wonder, map out your ideal year in courageous detail. Do not think small here!

#3. Set Your Monthly 5. On the other side of the paper, record your five priorities for each month of 2017. They can be personal or professional. Just get them down so your best nature can start sensing opportunities to make them happen. You now have a tool you can use for regular review to keep you monomaniacally focused on the vital few.

#4. Do a Life Detox Audit. The negative people, the pursuits you dislike and the environments that deplete your joy are costing you fortunes of income and empires of impact. In my online courses on elite performance, one of the best things I teach is releasing these success bandits from your life. So you can become the person life truly wants you to be.

#5. Run The 60-Minute Student Routine. Spending sixty minutes every day learning and growing is an absolute game-changer. The more you know, the better you can do. And the faster you’ll grow, the higher you’ll fly. Schedule a daily period to invest in your personal development and mastery of your craft. Build this right into your daily schedule for the next 90 days. Because the things that get scheduled are the things that get done.

#6. Make Your Dream Collage. Pictures seduce your subconscious mind on the benefits of your visions. Want to get ridiculously fit fast in 2017? Find images of your ideal body, the foods you’ll eat and the new lifestyle you’ll embrace. Amped to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of your market this year? Get some pictures and glue them onto a large sheet. Do this for all your core ambitions over the next 12 months. Then put the collage in a place where you can see it often, as positive psychologists now have hard data confirming that “triggers and cues” are powerful forces to reshape daily behavior.

#7. Take a Wonder Walk. Now you’re super clear on what needs to happen for 2017 to be epic [Clarity Breeds Mastery]. Next do something I do almost every day: go for a long walk in nature. Many of the most creative and productive people from history ran the ritual of nature walks. As you step, reflect on the opportunity of this new year. Resolve to forgive those who have hurt you [they made you stronger and more noble]. Commit to letting go of what no longer serves you [it got you to here]. Promise yourself that the next 3 months you’ll stay with your plans no matter what walls show up. Because they always do.

#8. Create Your Morning Declaration. Come up with a 3 paragraph statement to remind yourself of who you are at your best, how you wish to live each day [master the day and you recode your life] and what you vow to stand for in the world. Reciting this aloud when you first wake up reverse hypnotizes your brain and heart so you delete negativity and bring on your audacity.

#9. Just Breathe. You know, life’s too short to be too serious. Yes, it can be tough. Sure, unexpected events happen. Definitely, our great hopes can sometimes be destroyed. Yet–there is so much striking beauty in the world. And you have such good in your life. So just breathe, keep doing your best and remember that vast blessings are definitely on their way.


…I truly hope this post I’ve invested so much energy in has been helpful to you.

All I ask is that if you’ve found value in it, you’ll not only share it so we can help someone who needs it but that you’ll also do the work needed to live it.

I just don’t want you to miss out on making 2017 the brightest and most important year you’ve lived to date.

The world needs more heroes. Today–become one of them.

You CAN do this. I’m here to help. Let’s get this done.

Love + respect,


P.S. As I mentioned, all month I’ll be sending you some of my finest content, like this very heartfelt video walking you through my predictions for 2017, so you start this pristine year super-strong. Definitely stay on the lookout for it.

Because nothing will change if you don’t start the process of change.

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My Predictions for 2017

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

Happy New Year.

First: I wish you and your loved ones the best fresh year of your lives yet.

Second: I shot this very heartfelt video for you walking you through my predictions for this pristine year and the core moves to make to ensure 2017 becomes the best year of your life. Yet.

I know it will fire you up, serve your rise and lock you onto what’s most important so you start this New Year super-strong:

Play: My Predictions for 2017

It’s vastly important that you start the next 30 days with deep focus, high passion and great game.

The way you begin 2017 will set up how brilliantly you live it.

So definitely make a few new decisions and steps to get the new results and dreams you want to experience over the next 12 months.

Nothing happens until you move.

With love + respect,


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26 Big Lessons 2016 Taught Me

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

One of my rituals to run as we near a new year is to deconstruct the past 12 months to raise awareness so I can repeat [and refine] what worked and remove what didn't.

One of my rituals to run as we near a new year is to deconstruct the past 12 months to raise awareness so I can repeat [and refine] what worked and remove what didn’t.

I also do a “100 Lessons This Year Taught Me” list within my journal.

I thought it might serve you well if I shared‎ 26 of them with you. So here you go:

#1. A superb mindset without an elevated heartset [a word I’ve been introducing in my work along with “healthset” and “soulset”] is a fake win. You need all four of these interior arenas operating at world-class to bring your brightest fire into the world.

#2. Being productive at your craft is important. Being productive in your devotion to grow as a human is essential. [Inner empires precede outer ones].

#3. Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity and showing up with outright love.

#4. The most important things in life have nothing to do with things.

#5. Creative masters get that time in solitude is the A-Player’s peak protocol. [There’s a difference between being busy and being productive. And there’s a reason why the legends spend a lot of time alone].

#6. Being out on the jagged edges of your abilities is a scary place to be. So few have the guts to play here. Your weaker self thinks you’re being foolish. People think you’re strange. Peers will copy you when you get good. But this is ‎where the great ones live.

#7. Your income reflects your self-identity. Your impact reveals your personal story.

#8. What society calls impossible, the visionary sees as the untried.

#9. Everyone alive today is doing the bes‎t they can do based on the way they see the world. Their level of perception is driving the quality of their behavior. Don’t judge them. Understand them.

#10. People who cause others pain are people in a lot of pain.

#11. Your elite performance routines will not work if you don’t do the work to make them work.

#12. Own your morning and you’ll win your day [yes–I’m still writing The 5 AM Club. It’s been two years. I just want to get every word right for you. Thank you for your patience. And the tremendous encouragement].

#13. Your past was perfect preparation for your gorgeous future. Honor it versus regret it.

#14. Long meals with loved ones, sunsets and full moons, walks in the woods on crisp Autumn days and deep talks with new friends [in the South of Italy] are massive forms of wealth. Money doesn’t buy true riches like these.

#15. Humility shows your greatness. [When I hung out with Woz–the co-founder of Apple–at The Titan Summit in Zurich a few weeks ago, I met one of the most modest + kindest people I’ve ever met‎. Powerful experience for me]. True Titans don’t brag.‎

#16. To lead is to serve. [This past July, standing in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island, I got that insight deeper into my core than ever before].

#17. Most people have really good hearts. They’re just really scared to take down the armor that has allowed them to survive. Your job is to inspire them to do so.

#18. My life works a lot better when I’m reading every day. And a house full of books [analog] is a magical home.

#19. Make the time to mentor, coach and develop your team. You’ll grow your business swiftly by helping your people unleash their gifts beautifully. And it’s the right thing to do. [Leaders grow more leaders].

#20. Less ego. More authenticity. Less me, more we. Less talk, more do.

#21. The toxic people you’ve allowed into your life are costing you your dreams.

#22. The more I invest in personal growth + professional game, the more my ability to influence positively rises exponentially.

#23. Talk to yourself like you love yourself. You wouldn’t speak to your loved ones the way you sometimes speak to you.

#24. The more powerful you become the less you’ll need to advertise how powerful you are.

#25. You really can Lead Without a Title. I met the JoBurg janitor again this past year. The Michelangelo of The Washroom. Still sees himself as an Ambassador for South Africa [someone please give this man a medal]. Still works like it’s the most important job on the planet. Still smiles like a little kid. Still teaches me what being a good person is all about.

#26. Stop waiting for the‎ world to provide more heroes. And–today–start becoming one of them.

I hope I’ve served you well over 2016. I’ll work even harder for you in 2017.

I have your back. I’m in this with you. And I’m counting on you to bring on the fullness of your talents in the new year for the benefit of your potential, your family, your community and all of us who are longing to see you fly.

With love + respect,


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