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The Morning Routine of Legendary People

Friday, May 13th, 2016

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

For 10+ years I’ve been teaching a concept called The Game-Changing Move.

For 20+ years, I’ve been evangelizing a strategy called The 5 am Club (that has impacted the lives of millions of people).

None of this is motivation. The protocols are built on hard science from brain and performance optimization research. And my “boots on the ground” coaching work with billionaires, movie stars, sports heroes and celebrity entrepreneurs as well as the world-builders in my exclusive IconX program.

Here’s the main idea I offer: dialing in your morning routine is the one move that transforms every other move [and the rest of your day].

In this potent little video I shot off my phone in a quiet burst of sincere passion, I walk you through the morning routine of people who get the most done, have the most fun and do their part to inspire a better world.

I also deconstruct The 5 am Club so you know exactly what to do each morning.

Watch this video if you want to become an early riser who leads your field and creates a life you adore:

Hope it helps you fly. Go be great.

P.S. Here’s the link I mentioned in the video

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Habits to Build Your Empire

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

Really, really, really valuable insights in today's message if you want to do the best work of your life and release your highest talents in the process.

Really, really, really valuable insights in today’s message if you want to do the best work of your life and release your highest talents in the process.

So my deep encouragement is to take 5 minutes now, turn off your notifications, breathe, and then focus on this potent piece that is the result of decades as a creative producer devoted to my craft…

…so…

…I’m getting a lot of people coming to my events, driven to do gargantuan things in the world.

Many want to build business empires. A lot want to scale creative empires. And quite a number are obsessed with building humanitarian empires.

I’ve been in the productive pocket these past weeks, in seclusion writing my new book The 5 am Club so I’ve had time to reflect on some of the best protocols I run to get massive projects done.

I’ll share 7 of them below and if you want to go x100 deeper into them and get some of the most valuable training available anywhere to build your empire, join me at Personal Mastery Academy, my all-new live event in June.

Ok. Let’s go.

#1. Get Away from Your World.

You can’t do the finest work of your career staying in your city. I’ve found I get big things done when I’m on airplanes or in hotel rooms. It’s a total needle-mover to book a fantastic room in a place you adore and then put the “do not disturb” on the phone and door for a week. Yes, take it off so your room gets cleaned ;)

And put your devices in a plastic bag with a label on it that says “My Masterpiece is more important than my email!”

Just think about it: in a hotel room, no one can distract you, you can order room service when you need to, sleep when you need to, you can workout when you need to workout and you can isolate yourself so that Transient Hypofrontality [the neurobiological state of genius that we ALL have but so few know how to access] just shows up; you can’t miss Personal Mastery Academy if what I’m writing is speaking to you deeply.

Some people say “but a great room costs too much.” I think of what I’ve learned from Warren Buffett: focus on value versus cost. If you do work that wows a whole industry and makes you a legend in your field, was the investment returned 1000 times over?

You can’t become a history-maker stuck in tiny thinking. You just can’t.

#2. Fight to Be Dark.

I know you’re important. I know you’re a busy producer. I get people need your attention and your decisions. Go to war. Fight to go dark and be completely unavailable. Distractions are costing you your genius. The business won’t burn down and your team will figure it out.

You doing masterful work is all that matters here. Trust me on this. Be nearly totally unavailable. Just watch what ideas start downloading and just see the quality of your output.

#3. Become a Spartan.

Don’t fill your room with shiny toys! Have the goodies in the mini-bar taken out before you arrive. Give the magazines and newspapers and welcome basket to Housekeeping with a radiant smile and a big tip.

You’re like a Spartan soldier now. As little in your personal monastery that the world calls a hotel room as possible. You’re Edison and this is now your Menlo Park. The place where you breed the ideas and execute on the concepts so you raise the entire world.

Keep it pure. Keep it lean.

#4. Find a Rhythm.

As I write The 5 am Club, I’ve found a profoundly awesome daily pattern here in a small town in Europe that works so beautifully for me. I rise. I have coffee. And then I write. No food. Just writing.

After three good hours, I run along the lake and watch the snow-capped mountains. Then I do some drills in the gym. Then, after a light meal, I go back to the craft.

After another few hours, I’ll do a 60-minute walk to decompress. Evenings are reserved for a lovely meal and House of Cards ;)

I do this almost every day. All I care about is sharing what works for me so it works for you. And this all works. Period.

#5. Seek Inspiration.

When I need to complete a project of primary importance, I’m around nature a lot. Today, after 7 days at the table, I closed my iPad Pro (a shiny toy worth having) and took the day off. I shot pictures of Spring flowers, basked in the sun, ate lunch outside at a very cool Bohemian shack in the edgy part of town and found a women’s art exhibition in a hidden warehouse.

My game’s refueled. I’ll be back at the writing, re-created, tomorrow.

#6. Resist the Saboteur.

You’ll feel like Skyping the office or checking your Instagram feed (follow me here) or taking a nap.

Don’t let your lower self cause you to betray the gifts embedded in you. Your loved ones need you to fly. And our world will be a whole lot better off when the brilliance of your light shines.

#7. Reward Your Wins.

In over 25 years as a Creative, I’ve hardly watched television. I haven’t known the hip shows nor watched the hot programs. It’s been mostly family, fitness, my personal development and my craft. Very minimalist. Highly unorthodox.

You have a different way of conducting your life? Beautiful. This is how I’ve lived mine. I don’t really do it for the fame or the money. I do it because I need to. Because my heart makes me do it. Because it’s what I’ve signed up for. Because I know no other way.

Anyway, mini-rant aside. I’ve discovered House of Cards. My kids made me do it ;)

So here in this long trip to finish the book, after a day of writing, I eat an excellent meal (fresh food, simply prepared is my favorite) then watch Kevin Spacey work his chops. Total guilty-pleasure. Perfect end to my day in flow zone.

Hope you feel the passion which I feel as I write this.

You are built to do epic work. You are constructed to make a gorgeous impact.

Step up. Show up. Make history.

With love + respect!

P.S. If you want to seriously lift your mindset, performance and lifestyle, you owe it to your talent to be in the room with us at Personal Mastery Academy.

I’m only doing two live events produced by my shop this year. And any event my team and I does is absolutely top-tier. Or we wouldn’t do it.

Get your seat here before there are no seats to get.

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Steve Jobs’ Most Valuable Talent

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

I recently watched Charlie Rose interview Jony Ive, the design master at Apple who is also known as Steve Jobs’ closest working partner.

As I observed, I discovered a leadership insight that I’d never heard before…

…Ive shared that one day he was upset with Jobs for being too ferocious and demanding with an Apple employee who failed to deliver at his best.

Jobs listened. Paused. Then replied to Ive without holding back, candidly mocking him for being so vain that he cared more about being liked than producing beautiful work that helps people’s lives.

Profound insight, yes?

I guess what I’m suggesting is while Steve was clearly intelligent, focused and relentless, his greatest talent just might have been his acute comfort in his own skin.

And his rare capacity to stand in his own power and authenticity [even though it was too aggressive for my liking].

He had the internal strength, sense of self and passionate authenticity to speak his truth and be himself, at all costs.

His vision and the product mattered more to him than being stroked by others. And fitting in.

In our world, we need more heroes. More humans being real, delivering on their dreams, creating amazing things, running their own races and making lives better.

We need less fakers, pleasers and masqueraders–in both business and society.

The key to working + living like this? Work on your interior life. Access your true power. Get to know your real visions, gifts, longings and needs. Become fully human [Jobs spent years working on himself before he became an icon in the world].

Do this and everything in your outer life follows automatically [because your exterior world is just a reflection of who you are].

So to help you make some big leaps in your inner power and close in on self-mastery, I’ve made 2 new training videos for you.

No charge. All free. Just watch them, make notes on them and execute on the ideas within them.

Excuses don’t build empires. Action does…

Get both new videos here

And please journal or otherwise reflect in the insight I offer from Steve Jobs’ way of being. I really believe it to be worth thinking through.

I’ll be in touch. Make today great.

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4 Facts on Immortality You Need to Know

Monday, April 25th, 2016

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

4 little-known facts that I wanted to share with you today in the spirit of being helpful to your agelessness.

I’ve been reading a fair amount of research on longevity and on the scientific quest for immortality.

4 little-known facts that I wanted to share with you today in the spirit of being helpful to your agelessness. [Just imagine how genius you’ll be with 100 years of practice around your craft].

#1. Some jellyfish appear to live forever. Observing this as well as other remarkable phenomena, the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have founded Calico with the primary aim of increasing human lifespan.

#2. The average life expectancy rose from 70 in 1960 to 79 in 2012. Some researchers expect children of today to live to 120 in the future.

#3. Russian tech mogul Dmitry Itskov, who has founded the “2045 Initiative”, predicts that by 2025, an artificial life-support system for the human brain linked to a robot will allow people whose bodies have worn out to continue living.

#4. Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, sees a time when advances in technology, gains in nutrition and the results of the anti-aging research currently being conducted will “enable humans to live indefinitely.”

All eminently cool, yes? It’s all still a little off into the future but let each of us remember Eubie Blake’s idea: “If I’d known I’d live this long I’d have taken better care of myself.” :)

So beginning today, take even better care of yourself. Produce work that fuels your best self. Be with people who inspire [and rejuvenate] you. Make time to rest, exercise, meditate, walk in nature, keep a journal and study (no, devour) books that reveal new territories of unimaginable possibilities.

There’s ANOTHER way to reach immortality that few people talk about: Create a Life That’s Legendary.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die,” wrote mythologist Joseph Campbell.

And so I’m personally inviting you to spend 2 life-changing days with me in a room with some of the most successful, creative, vibrant and amazing people on the planet at my ridiculously valuable all-new event Personal Mastery Academy (PMA).

Go ahead and get your early-registration seat(s) here and save over 70% off the regular tuition fee, which will soon be in place

This is the first new LIVE event I’ve done in a few years and it’s like nothing I’ve ever done before.

This event is absolutely for you if you are ready to experience world-class levels of confidence, fearlessness, productivity, prosperity, energy, happiness and beautifully impact the world in a powerful community of other people just like you.

This is your time. Believe in your greatness. You are worth it. Let’s do this TOGETHER.

See you at The Ritz-Carlton in ultra-stylish Toronto, Canada Saturday June 11 + Sunday June 12.

With vast encouragement + much respect,

P.S. Please don’t delay in getting your seat(s) to my all-new live event Personal Mastery Academy because if you hesitate, PMA may be sold-out and you’ll miss this opportunity of a lifetime.

Go ahead and get your seat here

Talk soon. Be great.

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Big Announcement: All-New Event…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Personal Mastery Academy

Recent research confirms that the #1 way to make strong improvements in your life easily is to associate with people who you want to be and live like.

For example, a study at Dartmouth College by economist Bruce Sacerdote found that students who weren’t achieving great grades raised them noticeably simply by finding roommates who were doing well. The researchers wrote:

“The students appeared to infect each other with good habits” that caused better grades.

Extremely cool information, yes?

In the landmark book Connected, Nicholas Christakis M.D., Ph.D. writes:

“Social networks help us achieve what we could not achieve alone. One biological mechanism that makes behavior contagious may be the so-called mirror neuron system in the human brain. Our brains practice doing actions we merely observe in others.

The Powerful Idea: if you want to make PROFOUND improvements in the way you think, feel, perform and live FEW things work as well as being at a LIVE event with other people making the same improvements.

And so I’m personally inviting you to spend 2 life-changing days with me in a room of some of the most successful, creative, vibrant and amazing people on the planet at my ridiculously valuable all-new event Personal Mastery Academy (PMA).

Go ahead and get your early-registration seat(s) here and save over 70% off the regular tuition fee, which will soon be in place

This is the first new LIVE event I’ve done in a few years and it’s like nothing I’ve ever done before.

This event is absolutely for you if you are ready to experience world-class levels of confidence, fearlessness, productivity, prosperity, energy, happiness and beautifully impact the world in a powerful community of other people just like you.

This is your time. Believe in your greatness. You are worth it. Let’s do this TOGETHER.

See you at The Ritz-Carlton in ultra-stylish Toronto, Canada Saturday June 11 + Sunday June 12.

With vast encouragement + much respect,

P.S. Please don’t delay in getting your seat(s) to my all-new live event Personal Mastery Academy because if you hesitate, PMA may be sold-out and you’ll miss this opportunity of a lifetime.

Go ahead and get your seat here

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