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How Great Masters Think

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

To believe in you when no one believes in you is to start your rise to genius. Every master was a beginner. Every pro, once an amateur. Just believe in your dream + talent. Then start.

It’s springtime in my hometown. The tulips bloom. The leaves return. The warm breezes flow.

Reading the TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and fascinated not only by the choices but by the common commitment to utter excellence that infiltrates their lives…

They mention famed author Haruki Murakami, whose book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running I truly adore. Murakami is a marathon runner (he started at 33), a former jazz club owner and self-described loner who took up writing because he wasn’t a great musician. More importantly, his painstaking devotion to his craft has allowed him to have an explosive impact on the world of literature.

They list Harry Potter star Emma Watson (she auditioned for the first movie at the age of 9), a gender equality advocate whose “HeForShe” speech before the United Nations moved me deeply and reminded me that few things matter more than standing for a cause you’d take a bullet for.

They include Kanye West whose debut album College Dropout is without a doubt one of the greatest Hip Hop works of all-time (Do yourself a favor and listen to the song Last Call before you ever give up on a dream–you’ll get a sense of the struggles he had to transcend over many years to become “an overnight sensation”). Love him or dis-love him, West’s devotion to total craft mastery is indisputable. And inspirational.

TIME also profiles tech visionary Elizabeth Holmes, the 31 year old billionaire founder of Theranos. Henry Kissinger, on hearing her vision for her healthcare company after she’d just dropped out of Stanford, told her she had only two prospects: “total failure or vast success.” She clearly committed to the latter. And at a young age has become a master maker in the entrepreneurial field.

A discussion of rare-air influencers and epic producers also makes me think of…

–U2. I know they’ve been around for years but these guys are absolutely relentless in their pursuit of perfection. If the result is not amazing, they just don’t mess with it. Just listen to Bono sing Every Breaking Wave live on YouTube and tears will flow as you witness the pure mastery born of an adult lifetime of practice, gorgeously expressing itself.

–Jazz legend John Coltrane. As a sax player in his school band, he was unremarkable (just like Mozart’s first 10 years of musical compositions showed zero signs of genius). But after being blown away by a performance of Charlie Parker, he committed to the monomaniacal focus, study, training and sacrifice that eventually allowed him to produce sounds that no one had ever heard before (he practiced the sax so hard the reeds would be soaked with his blood).

–William Shakespeare. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Shakespeare wrote almost 1/10th of the most quoted lines in the English language and has been said to have introduced nearly 3000 words to it. A true titan of production.

So what do these A-players of immense achievement + global impact have in common that you can consider, to find your ideal approach?

The 4 Mindsets of Genius

#1. Nothing Matters More Than The Work.

Not fame. Not fortune. Not glory. “Balance” just isn’t the game of most people playing at legendary performance. Their lives are all about their craft. It’s their true love, their greatest passion and their central mission. And because of this, they overcome the impatience, self-doubt, fear of stumbling and attraction to distraction that causes most of us to give up prior to genius showing up.

#2. The Process Matters More Than The Masterpiece.

Icons of their fields get that elite performance takes years of deep training. They see themselves as apprentices, learning the skill (often at the feet of a master) step by step, day by day. They commit to their education. They ritualize the discipline. They understand greatness takes time (Darwin had the devotion to study barnacles for 8 years as part of forging his scientific understanding).

#3. The Audacity of Originality Is The Dream.

Great performers go through a series of phases. They start as beginners (every pro was once an amateur). In this period, they watch the masters and copy their moves. With focus, grit and practice they reach the next part: technical brilliance. Audiences are delighted by their proficiency. But what lacks is soul and bravery and audacity. As the performer continues, they reach the final stage. This is where world-class skill meets serious heart. The performer has the guts to express their own voice. Do their own thing. Behave in ways no one has ever seen. This is the goal of every A-Player. To become a phenomenon.

#4. Genius Is an Inner Play.

Here’s what I mean by this observation: genius is less about natural gifts than internal character. The titans of sport + science + art + enterprise are not the smartest nor the most talented (just think of all the super-talented people who do nothing with their potential). No, the best of the best are those with the character traits that allow them to stick to the vision, transcend insecurity, endure the pain of intense practice and ignore the envious ridicule of their critics.

At this year’s Titan Summit, my legendary annual event for people ready to rise to best in world in their work and personal lives, I’m bringing in the top experts on the planet to help those who get a seat make genius performances a way of being as well as create lives they adore…

For now, please allow me to offer you these practices to start installing today to fuel your rise:

A. Set Initiations. All rare-air performers set clear challenges like the writer who sets a goal to produce a book within 60 days that contains languaging well-beyond anything she’s ever done. Or the tech star who creates the app that disrupts an industry. Or the athlete who runs farther than he’s ever run. Committing to regularly going past your limits, painful as this behavior is, is how you blow past them.

B. Leverage Solitude. We live in a world afraid of being alone. But masters get that isolation breeds ideation. We do our best thinking–and download our genius–away from the world, not within it. When we work alone in our studio or walk solo in the woods, our brain waves shift from beta to alpha. Neurochemicals like serotonin, dopamine and anandamide (the brain chemical of bliss) get made. Our pre-frontal cortex (the part of our brains that do all the thinking–and self-criticizing) becomes quiet. And we access the staggering brilliance that lies within each one of us.

C. Renew Your Assets. For the legendary producer, there are 3 main assets needed to sustain fantastic results: focus + willpower + energy. If all you do all day is use these resources without replenishing them, they will deplete. The wells will empty. You’ll descend from mastery to mediocrity. Your greatness will decline.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT…

Sorry…for everyone asking, registration for The Titan Summit 2015 (which has featured thought leaders ranging from Sir Richard Branson to Todd Henry, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. James Rouse and Verne Harnish) hasn’t opened yet!

The best way to get one of the very limited seats to this event that many call the premier peak performance + business acceleration summit in the world is to get onto my priority access list here

You’ll go 100X deeper into the material in this post, get my most advanced information on growing a world-class company + life and spend 4 days with my amazing faculty. AND where else can you spend 4 life-changing days at The Ritz-Carlton in a room full of billionaires, sports stars, successful entrepreneurs and all round awesome human beings that will shape the rest of your life?

Get onto my advance registration list here to get first chance at one of the limited seats before we sell out the event again this year.

Ok. That’s it for today. Worked hard on this post. Hope it is super valuable + actionable!

Believe in the call on your life to do amazing things…and today, please just START! :)

P.S. A seat at The Titan Summit is one of the hottest growth event tickets anywhere these days…these 4 days with me and my rare-air faculty will help you create exponential results in your confidence, mindset, productivity, prosperity, business growth and impact on the world…

Can you really afford not to be in the room with us?….get onto the advance registration list here to get a chance at a seat.

Be great.

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6 Minute Audio Inspiration

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Robin Sharma shares an audio recording that will remind you of your highest nature and the poetic possibility you're truly built for.

A gorgeous spring day in my hometown, as I write this. It’s what I schedule out as a “Deep Creative Day”. So no technology, no distractions and zero interruptions. Just real work versus the fake stuff ;)

My game plan is to end the day doing my new favorite sport: mountain-biking in the woods. I just adore being in the forest, blitzing along the trails with a grin on my face at the joy I’m feeling–like I’m 8 years old again. With not a care in the world.

Anyway, that’s fun for later. My reward for doing what I’ve set out to do today…

…But for now, I want you to know that in a burst of inspiration that showed up this morning, I pulled out my smartphone and recorded a 6 minute audio that will do 2 things for you:

#1. Remind you of your highest nature and the poetic possibility you’re truly built for. [Life gets us off course...My obsession is to get you on course].

#2. Teach you The 7 Acronyms of A-Performers (you know I love my acronyms and these ones will be fascinating for you).

Oh–before I get to the link, so many people have been asking me how they can get a seat to my legendary 4-day event The Titan Summit that many are calling the single best business acceleration + peak health/longevity + self-mastery event in the world today.

…Kindly know I still haven’t opened doors but if you want to get a chance at a seat definitely get onto my Advance Registration List…

I expect over 5000 people will be on this list for one of the limited seats so obviously not everyone will get in but it’s your smartest move if you want to join me, my remarkable faculty (that has included Sir Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Dr. Daniel Amen, Darren Hardy, Jonathan Fields and Dr. James Rouse) and the amazing human beings that attend from across the planet every year. [32 nations were represented in that room at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto last December].

This is my favorite event. I pour my heart and soul into giving attendees 10X the value of their investment. My team shows up at 1000%. And this year’s event will be nothing less than mind-altering and limit-shattering–taking the rest of your life in its highest direction.

This isn’t for everyone but if you feel like you’re ready to attend an event of this caliber, get onto the list here

And here’s the 6 minute audio I call Your Return to Greatness

All green lights + go for great + make your mark,

P.S. Go here to get onto my Advance Registration List to have your best chance at getting a seat at The Titan Summit 2015.

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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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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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Robin Sharma: “My Blessing For You And Those You Love In 2015″

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

I’ve written this special message for you as encouragement to make 2015 the finest year of your life yet. This is your year. Period.

I hope you sense my passion to help you fly and trust that I’ll do all I can to fuel your greatness as we move through this New Year.

And so, please know…

Today, you’ve been blessed with a gift–a fresh, pristine and gorgeous New Year.
The limits of the past no longer can shackle you.
Old fears need not frighten you.
Who you were last year doesn’t define who can be this year.

You see, you have a strength and power within you that longs to awaken now.
You have more bravery than you know.
More wisdom than you imagine.

My prayer for you — and those you love — is that you rise in 2015.
Rise to meet all challenges with a peaceful heart.
Rise above mediocrity in hot pursuit of mastery.
Rise to live the life of your childhood dreams.
You deserve no less.

Happy New Year!

Your fan always,

ROBIN SHARMA

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P.S. I’m on fire to help you experience an entirely new level of confidence, mindset, mastery, health, prosperity and service to the world this year. So now I want to passionately challenge you to take some action so we get you going…

…in the comment section below, share the one audacious/sort of scary/super-inspiring goal that you commit to starting to make 2015 the greatest year of your life.

I’ll read all of them.

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