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My Strange Success Rituals

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

achieving massive productivity, serious success and spectacular impact really isn't that hard

Achieving massive productivity, serious success and spectacular impact really isn’t that hard…

…it’s all a pretty simple process.

…actually it’s a very simple process.

I’ve been blessed to be the private advisor to many of the world’s celebrity billionaires and grateful that my success tools have been used by top performers ranging from Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi to NBA and NHL superstars.

The ideas and tactics I teach at my live events like my annual The 48 Hour Transformation coming up this June are strikingly easy. And yet staggeringly powerful.

Please just remember that success is really all about a masterful consistency around the basic fundamentals.

Watch Kobe or Eminem, Michelangelo or Mozart, Philippe Starck or Jony Ive…they are all about stripping away complexity and hammering away at simplicity…knowing that’s the essence of outright genius.

The thing is that the vast majority of well-intentioned, decent and good people just don’t know what the epic performers know.

Schools teach math and geography. Televisions teach news and distraction. Society teaches materialism and hedonism.

But what about what to do to become great?

How about the daily habits of the performance masters?

And the key moves to make to get the big results you want?

Part of my passionately-held and emotionally-charged personal mission is to share the mindsets, practices and behaviors that those playing at BIW (Best in World) run so you can do your finest work…

…and carve out a life that truly matters.

In today’s message, I want to share 7 of the rituals I’ve personally used to do my best work and drive excellent results.

Fair notice: these rituals are a little strange…but they’ve helped my clients realize elite personal performance, grow personal fortunes, positively influence communities and make the world a far better place…

…so please just stay open to trying them…and applying them for the next 66 days until they wire in as your new normal…

Strange Ritual #1: Use a Timer to Do World-Class Work

On the two days a week I schedule as “Creative Days”, I set blocks of time to achieve specific outcomes and results–generally working in the 90 minute bursts of intensity that have been scientifically proven to yield best performance (insight: each of your days only has 16 of these 90 minute segments so use them well).

I then use the countdown timer on my smartphone to heighten my awareness about the passage of each chunk of time. Not really sure why this ritual works so well (I’m deep into brain science these days so once I know, I’ll share of course). But it just does. So do it. Please.

Strange Ritual #2: One Hour Walks

Steve Jobs loved doing walking meetings. Thoreau loved walking in the woods. Mandela would walk for entire days. There’s just something beautifully special about installing the daily habit of walking…

…it’ll give you time to think and ideate. You’ll kickstart your creativity and multiply your innovation (bring paper or your phone with you to download the ideas that will pour into your imagination)…

…productivity will soar and your moods will elevate as your endorphins get released. And you’ll boost your fitness to your next level of wow.

After studying many of the creative masters, I’ve been doing a daily walk for years. It’s definitely been a game-changer for me, especially at the end of a productive day.

Strange Ritual #3: The Second Wind Workout

The daily walk ritual leads nicely into the “2WW” Ritual that has also served me so well: The Second Wind Workout.

Here’s the basic idea: given that exercise is one of the finest productivity tools ever created, why not use it more often within a day to get more valuable things done?

Yes–definitely do your morning workout to get you mentally and physically amped for a brilliant day. But then, at the end of your work day, go for that walk or take the swim or nail a run.

Creating a second workout ritual later in your day will give you so much more energy each evening, relax you with your loved ones, minimize the dangerous effects of stress, deliver a deeper sleep and even reduce your cravings later in the night.

Strange Ritual #4: Talk to Yourself

One of the tools that people who attended last year’s 48 Hour Transformation told me created very real breakthroughs for them was autosuggestion.

The reality is that most of our daily choices and behaviors are not conscious. We think we know why we do what we do but the truth is 90% of our moves are driven by our subconscious programming (all the beliefs and rules that our parents/teachers/media/peers have taught us).

This is why we’ll read a book or go to a conference and say we’ll make fantastic changes–but rarely do.

For a new idea to create true breakthrough, you need to go to the source. And use autosuggestion to install a new story about your place in the world.

Our conscious mind really does want to make the improvement within our business and personal life. But all the negative patterns within our subconscious hold us back. And sabotage our progress.

Autosuggestion is simply using words and verbal commands to rewire and rescript the unconscious realm of our brain. The subconscious is dramatically influenced by words.

The average person uses words that create limitation, scarcity, drama and failure in their lives–without even knowing it.

Best performers know that words drive performance. And so they use them brilliantly.

To be specific, I suggest that you clean out the victimspeak from your vocabulary. Speaking “I hate this” or “this will never work” or “I’m not good at this” or “I can’t achieve that” or “I’m in trouble” forge subconscious beliefs that make your words self-fulfilling realities.

Instead, use the language of world-class. Talk words with power, grace and positivity. Speak like the person you’ve always wished you could become. And, with time and consistent practice, you’ll step into that person’s shoes.

Strange Ritual #5: The WTOH Question

Please remember that a problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.

Many of the great business innovations came from a so-called “failure”.

Many of the greatest growth periods of our lives were derived from a period of pain.

Within every setback lies the gift of progress, advancement and outright mastery.

Too many of us encounter an obstacle and drop into victim-mode, giving away our power to it and throwing in the towel.

Instead, use “The WTOH Question” and ask what’s the opportunity here?

This ritual has saved my life. It has allowed me to leverage the unexpected into pure possibility. And turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

It’s helped my team produce epic results in the face of Plan A not going to plan.

And it’s moved my clients to achieve legendary businesses as well as lives they adore.

Strange Ritual #6: Thank the Value Chain

Key principle: Gratitude is the antidote to Apathy.

To get giant things done, you need to feel inspired and alive and highly confident and unbeatable…

…positive psychologists are teaching us that “deliberate gratitude” (the actual habit of practicing gratitude versus leaving it to chance) is one of the smartest ways to build that state.

Another one of the strange rituals that has served me so very well is what I call “thanking the value chain”.

When I eat an excellent meal in a restaurant, I silently thank the chef, the servers, the delivery people, the owners, the farmers and every other human being along the value chain whose hard work has allowed me to savor the meal.

On an airplane, I silently thank the attendants, the pilots, the ground crew, the aircraft makers and even the back office workers for the gift of the flight. And the opportunity for me to attend another event to inspire and share with people who want to win.

I do my best to run this ritual as much as possible as I live out each day.

It completely changes the way I view each experience, encounter and person. And it fills me with energy, passion and hope.

I sincerely wish the same for you.

Strange Ritual #7: The Sunday Morning Planning Process

Every Sunday morning, I sent aside an hour to review the past 7 days. I then write my “Weekly Story”, a fast review of how I performed and behaved over the past week (based on the notes on my written daily schedule). This alone breeds huge amounts of awareness of what’s working and what needs to be improved.

Next, I review my annual one-page plan, reconnect with my Top 5 Values and consider my commitments for the next 7 days.

All this moves me to then write out my “Blueprint for a Beautiful Week” on a written 7 day template that has time blocks from 5 am to 11 pm.

Everything goes in here from my early morning workouts and journaling sessions to my family meals with those I love.

This ritual is one of the best habits I’ve developed. And has helped so many of our clients achieve more in a few weeks than most people get done in a year.

Hope these strange rituals of mine provoke you to install some new disciplines.

The world needs you to be at your best. And I’ll continue to do all I can to help you get there. Definitely.

If you found these insights and tools valuable and are ready to discover what the most successful people on the planet are doing in their careers and personal lives to get their uncommon results, I’d love to help you make the single biggest leap of your life…

My famous live event The 48 Hour Transformation is coming up in June…and it’s a total life-changer.

I only do it once a year and the first two blocks of seating that I made available have sold-out…

…I’ve just opened up the next block of seats and you can still get them at the special early bird price if you take swift action…

Making the decision to get out of the office, come to this event, learn my advanced strategies and be in the room with amazing people will be one of the best investments you’ve ever made…

…so go ahead and get your seat now

Hope to meet you personally in June.

Your success partner,

P.S. Regret happens when we don’t seize opportunities…

…and superstars understand that to double their income they need to triple their investment in personal development and professional learning.

So join us and register now

All green lights. Bye.

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Why Not You?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

The question is not can you. It's will you?

Someone will do something fresh, new and brave today…why not you?

Someone will befriend a stranger, deliver hope to the hopeless and model decency…why not you?

Someone will turn pain into power, fear into fortune and confusion into clarity…why not you?

Someone will be recognized for their mastery, celebrated for their acumen and praised for their excellence…why not you?

Someone will forge a new start, install a new habit and build a better routine…why not you?

Someone will let go of their past, rewire their present and rewrite their future…why not you?

Someone will get the sale, finish the book or close the deal…why not you?

Someone will set larger goals, take bigger risks and go to their limits…why not you?

Someone will show uncommon kindness, be a giver not a taker and leave people better than they found them…why not you?

Someone will discover their “Mighty Why”, reconnect with their purpose and so radiate their passion…why not you?

Someone will release their excuses, shatter their doubts and break free of their chains…why not you?

Someone will experience true gratitude, speak real appreciation and feel sincere happiness… why not you?

Yes—why not you?

Let’s be honest…you were born into genius. You’ve been built to amaze. And you’re designed to make history.

The question’s not can you. Nope. It’s will you?

And a friendly reminder about something that will help you LIVE what I’ve written above…

Registration is now open to my famous annual event The 48 Hour Transformation. This weekend experience is widely considered one of the most powerful personal mastery vehicles in the world…can you really afford not to join us?

The 48 Hour Transformation is for real people who want to create amazing lives, become revered in their fields and have a fantastic impact on everyone around them…

I pour my heart and soul into making this event breathtakingly inspirational, powerful and practical…(if you’ve even been to one of my live events, you know my team and I deliver massive value and do this with LOVE for our guests…)

As always, seats are limited and they go fast…

So let go of any excuses that your fears may try to sell you and make the decision that I predict will change the way you think, perform and live forever

Get your seats now at the special early bird price

I’d love to meet you, help you and serve your greatness this June in beautiful Toronto, Canada. Let’s do this!

Go be amazing,

P.S. Elite performers love and invest in learning and their personal growth…

…so make the decision to join me and the rest of all the people coming from around the world…you’ll never regret this…

So go ahead and get your seat now

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You 2.0

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Become your best self

Drinking coffee. Trip hop music’s playing. A harsh Winter’s making way for a bright Spring.

I sit in my dream room with a forest around me.

And I think…

I think of the people I’ve met recently. At events, in airports, on chairlifts. In the streets.

Good people. Great intentions. But so many sharing that they long for so much more….

…to feel more fully alive. To know what it truly means to feel inspired. To totally know their gifts, talents and potential. And to discover the bravery to let it all see the light of day.

You’re smart and talented and cool…

so…

…you know that potential unexpressed turns to pain.

…you know that you have genius within you and it needs to come out for you to live truly.

…you know that the seductions of success that society sells you are meaningless at the end.

…you know that what this game’s really about is using each day as a platform to express your greatness.

…you know that the clock is ticking and that mastery postponed never gets done.

…you know that you just can’t afford to wait another day to become the person you’ve always dreamed of being.

And so I respectfully suggest that you…

…make your start today (every master was once an amateur you know).

…have the guts to go to your edges (because as you meet your limits, your limits will expand).

…and remember that the easiest thing is rarely the best thing.

Ok–to be practical, here are 3 fresh habits to install:

Habit #1: The 90/90/1 Rule

For the next 90 days, devote the first 90 minutes of your work day to the one best opportunity in your life. Nothing else. Zero distractions. Just get that project done. Period.

Habit #2: The 30 Minute Inspiration Pocket

Schedule 30 minutes every day for the next week to get re-inspired. Please remember that you need to get your mindset right before you can achieve massive results in your outer world. All masters make the time to fuel their well of inspiration. Daily. Go to art galleries, read fascinating autobiographies and drink coffee with giants. Walk in the woods, listen to awesome music and eat beautiful food.

Habit #3: Write Your Ideal Days

This one’s cool. Every morning–while the rest of the world sleeps–write out the way your day will look if it were to unfold at perfection. Doing this will train your brain to look for opportunities to make your daily vision happen. Your mental focus muscles will grow stronger. And since your days are your life in miniature, this new habit is a life-transformer.

Hope this sincere burst of words that I needed to share with you on this fine morning inspires, encourages, supports and serves…

And I express my deep and real gratitude to you for believing in me, following my work and being a model of possibility out in this world we belong to.

If my message speaks to you and you are ready to kickstart your life so you raise it to a completely new level of mastery, prosperity, happiness and abundance, the announcement below will be your game-changer…

The 48 Hour Transformation 2014 doors are now open!

…Registration is now open to my famous personal mastery event The 48 Hour Transformation.

I only do this LIVE weekend event once a year and I may not do it again given the ever-growing requests for my time…

I’ll personally walk you through my advanced ideas and techniques on thinking, performing and living a legendary life…And you’ll feel more confident and inspired than you may have felt in decades…

Seats are selling really fast so go ahead and get one of the limited seats now

As you know if you attended last year, there’s nothing quite like the energy of being at this live weekend event with me to shatter your limits, revolutionize your mindset and create massive breakthroughs you never dreamed you could make…

Please also know…

…as with all my programs, seats are very limited to ensure your experience is world-class (my team and I just won’t do an event unless we can make it amazing) so definitely register today if you want to join us.

The Essential Details for You:

The content of T48T2014 is all-new because I want everyone who attended last year to return so we re-create the same magic–and give you your next series of transformations. [Full Disclosure: I'll keep the life-changing exercises that were so valuable to attendees at last year's event].

–If you were not there last year, everything will be totally fresh for you. And you’ll get the unique chance to make personal transformations you have never been able to make before (no matter how successful you’ve been).

–T48T2014 will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8 in beautiful Toronto, Canada.

–Each seat is $5000 but I’m offering you the early bird rate of only $1497 if you book today (you save $3500). The reality is what you’ll experience is priceless.

–By popular demand, I’m doing the VIP option again this year…

…I’ll likely only accept around 30 people into the VIP class so this will be very powerful and personal…

…it was incredibly cool the way we stayed well past the 5 pm ending time on the T48T VIP Day last year so I could order in food for everyone and keep jamming on the content…

…this year, with the VIP Option, you’ll get the weekend event and then a private dinner with me and the other VIPs on the Sunday night (June 8) as well as the exclusive VIP day on the Monday which proved to be so epic last year. The standard cost for the 3 day VIP option is $25000 but the early bird price is $5000.

Ok…so…

I’d love to help you create your best life so get your seats here now

If you’ve ever been to one of my live events, you know this is personal for me…

…I give you my very best content, tactics and strategies to create real and lasting results in the important areas of your life.

…I deliver huge amounts of value so you feel your investment in the program was returned many, many times.

…I create a world-class user experience that delights and wows you.

And the people who show up from around the world are many of the smartest, most successful and amazing human beings you will ever be blessed to meet. (Spending 3 days with people of this caliber is alone worth the price of your investment in T48T2014).

So hop off the fence, take some beautiful action and…

…get your seats today before they’re gone

Please remember: to 2X your income, 3X your investment in your personal development and professional education.

I so want you to “play in rare air” so you live the life you are built to live. And so you elevate the world by the example you set.

So get your seats, fasten your seatbelts and I’ll see you in Toronto this June!

With much respect, appreciation and inspiration,

P.S. T48T2014 will sell out again this year…

You’ll never regret making the decision to join me and all the other wonderful people from around the world at this life-changing live event.

So go ahead and get your seat now

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Doors Closing

Friday, February 14th, 2014

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

It's not too late to make 2014 your best year yet

Really, really important message today if you’re into personal development and serious about achieving the most spectacular results of your life in 2014….

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 46+ 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 2014 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 teleseminars ($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 2014…

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.

With my best wishes,

P.S. Successful people don’t hesitate. They spot a great opportunity and swiftly seize it.

So go ahead and snap up one of the last memberships before I close doors

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We Crushed the Servers

Friday, February 14th, 2014

By Robin Sharma
#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

I recently hosted my first global live webinar called “World-Class Willpower” sharing the latest breakthroughs on how to unleash your self-discipline to reach mastery + an epic life.

24,922 people registered so we CRUSHED the platform and our servers.

In case you couldn’t get on here is the replay

Hope you love the ideas and tactics as much as so many people did.

Your success partner,

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