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What I’m Reading

Monday, June 6th, 2016

By Robin Sharma

Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.

Education is inoculation against disruption.

Education is inoculation against disruption.

As you learn and study more, you’ll know more about your craft and understand how the masters lift their games. And once you do that, you’ll be able to deliver more value to your marketplace.

And those who deliver the best value get paid the most, enjoy the greatest fulfilment and create lives they adore.

So, in the spirit of sharing, here are some “learning updates” from me to you:

#1. What I’m Reading.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

–Knight’s the iconic founder of one of the most successful companies on the planet. He explains how he started, his fascination with Zen and what makes him great.

The Billionaire Who Wasn’t by Conor O’Clery

–Another superb book. About Chuck Feeney who made his fortune at duty free shops and then stayed underground about his wealth. And finally gave it all away.

Smartcuts by Shane Snow

–Productivity hacks and super-efficiency mindsets that will help you scale a better company and produce a brighter life.

Mad Genius by Randy Gage

–I loved this book about how to grow in creativity, ingenuity, audacity and bravery. Randy’s a straight-shooter. And tells it like it is.

#2. What I’m Watching.

Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman

–I find immense and intense value in watching documentaries of lives well lived. Wasserman was the king of Hollywood and an innovator who brought moves like actors getting a cut of the gross to the game. Fascinating, inspiring and ultimately tragic. Watch it.

Runnin’ Down a Dream: The Tom Petty Documentary

–Again, another one I loved. Tom Petty has sold almost 100 million records, fought the industry titans when he was mistreated and produced some of the finest songwriting in history. Superbly done documentary on a very cool human, who works his craft like a pro.

#3. What I’m Doing.

–You know from my Instagram and Facebook posts I’ve been writing my new book The 5am Club in Rome and other places. For everyone asking, I’m really not sure when I’ll release the book. It needs to be my best work before I can put it out there. And I’m not sure when I’ll feel I’m there.

Personal Mastery Academy, my new live event, completely sold out. The only other live event my shop will produce this year is my flagship annual event The Titan Summit. It will be held from Sunday, December 4 To Wednesday, December 7 in Zurich. Most of the seats have already been purchased by my Titans at last year’s event but I will offer some seats over the coming months. When they are offered, grab them. Your business and life will never be the same.

Here’s the trailer

Hope all this helps you outlearn your industry, rise in mastery and impact our world.

With love and respect,

P.S. Here’s The Titan Summit trailer

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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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The ONE Thing Titans Do

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The ONE Thing Titans Do

By Robin Sharma
Author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”

Really important message today. It’s a little long because I’ve put A LOT of effort, research and thought into what’s below…

…But the ideas, hard-core “elite performance intel” (and the announcement at the end) are DEFINITELY worth 3 minutes of your precious time…

I’m in Durban, South Africa as I write this. At a special little hotel called The Oyster Box. It’s a rest day on this tour. My windows are open, the sea roars and the breeze is salty.

I’m genuinely hoping you are feeling on game, fuelled by your mission and executing brilliantly on your vision for 2013. Not so much time left to make this year your best yet….

Which brings me to the idea of being “A Titan”.

…In Greek mythology, “Titan” referred to a member of an ancient race of powerful Gods with incredible strength, power and influence.

…In today’s world, a Titan is a man or a woman who is a member of the financial, business and social elite.

Ultra-billionaires Carlos Slim, Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffett, Li Ka-Shing, Liliane Bettencourt, Elon Musk and Bernard Arnault are just a few who come to mind.

But so do athletes like Roger Federer, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Floyd Mayweather and Maria Sharapova.

Artists like Jay-Z, Rihanna, Basquiat and Warhol are Titans.

22 year old chess wunderkind Magnus Carlsen qualifies…as do former Navy Seal Eric Greitens, author J.K. Rowling and inventor of the Internet Tim Berners-Lee.

And of course world-builders like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. are Titans.

So what’s the ONE thing each of these people have in common?

— yes, each of them has what University of Pennsylvania psychology professor Angela Duckworth calls “grit”. [Her research has proved that people with “grit”—the trait of exceptional persistence and devotion in the face of obstacles—consistently outperform those with higher IQs].

— yes, each of them understands that “focus plus time equals genius” so that while average people are trying to do 100 things, these performers are monomaniacally focused on doing just a few things really, really well.

— yes, these SuperAchievers all have an uncommon respect for time (time truly is priceless and the hours average people waste on gossip, tv and video games, Titans use to create remarkable results).

— yes, these people all engaged in deep daily practice which led to their exceptionalism (please read the article “The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance” by Anders Ericsson–the father of “The 10,000 Hour Rule” and you’ll have all the science you need to understand that greatness in ANY field is far less about natural talent and far more about deliberate practice).

— yes, they take “hedged risks” (versus betting the farm) that ordinary people don’t take because it makes them feel too uncomfortable and scared.

— yes, most Titans invest far less on entertainment and so much more in their education (especially on their personal development). The world TRULY belongs to the learners because the more you learn the more you will achieve.

— and absolutely yes these people had the guts to believe in their own vision of their future even when they were the only people on the planet who believed in that vision.

But out of all that I’ve observed coaching so many of the financial elite and ultra-achievers for 17+ years, sharing long meals with them and traveling to exotic locales with them, the ONE thing they all have in common is this:

All Titans live and breathe “The Law of Association” (which says that “your results always rise to the level of your influences.”).

This is REALLY REALLY important my friend…

To create world-class results you absolutely MUST spend time with people whose lives you want to be living.

BECAUSE…

— Science has proven that mindsets and emotions are contagious. Associate with elite performers, those leading world-class lives, who are in the top .001% financially, super-healthy and seriously great human beings and their ways of thinking, doing and being unconsciously start to influence you.

And…The Law of Association also ensures that:

#1. Your income generally is the median income of the 10 people you spend most of your time with.

#2. Your levels of motivation will look A LOT like the motivation of the people in your social circle.

#3. Your ability to execute on your goals and deliver results on your dreams will be a lot like the “execution intelligence” of your friends and associates.

#4. Your lifestyle will reflect the lifestyles of the people who populate your life.

#5. And your overall beliefs and happiness-levels are definitely a mirror of the beliefs of those you associate with most of the time.

So my strong encouragement is to take a good hard look at who you associate with (as well as your environmental influences).

Few things are as important as getting this piece of the “uber-success code” right.

So starting today, my strong and respectful encouragement is that you have the guts to clean out associations that are toxic, limiting and demotivating…

Your productivity, wealth, fitness, mindset and family life will transform when you get this one thing flawlessly done. And the highest level of success and performance is my greatest wish for you.

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The 10 Best Personal Development Books?

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

By Robin Sharma
Author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”

Greetings from New York City.

Just did a light run through Soho (exercising FIRST thing in the morning has been such a game-changer). You owe it to yourself to try it for 7 days.

Now I’m settled into creative mode. Great Colombian coffee. Book-filled room. Fresh flowers. (Another tip: your environment dramatically influences your creativity).

So, I wanted to share some more good information with you in my ongoing OBSESSION to help you Lead Without a Title + build out a life THAT MAKES HISTORY.

I’m often asked which books are most transformational for people like us who want to do fantastic work and lead our best lives.

So here are 10 of the best. Read them. Share them. Study them. LIVE them…

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. By Richard Bach.

    With lines like: “Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation,” this book will move you deeply. I re-read it in Thailand. Still amazingly good.

  2. Think and Grow Rich. By Napoleon Hill.

    Fantastic book. Not so much about financial wealth as it is about the making of a rich life. You’ll learn how important it is to have a burning desire (this galvanizes your focus and causes the release of your creativity) + the imperative of setting clear goals + the value of “a mastermind alliance”. This book truly changed my life when I was starting out as a self-published author with nothing but a dream in my hands. Times were tough. This book got me through.

  3. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. By–well, Marcus Aurelius.

    Marcus Aurelius was a warrior—who then became a Roman emperor. He wrote his lessons on greatness and a life well lived during a multi-year military campaign. Someone got his notes. And put it into this book. I go back to this book often. It strengthens my character. And resolve to help more people.

  4. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson.

    One of the best books I’ve ever read. Period.

  5. Long Walk To Freedom. By Nelson Mandela.

    Nelson Mandela’s one of my heroes. Noble. Courageous. Focused. A visionary. If I could be 1/100 of who he is, I’d be overjoyed. This is his autobiography. You’ll walk with him through his days as a lawyer, his time as a disruptor, his prison years and his period as the positional leader of South Africa.

  6. Stop Acting Rich. By Thomas Stanley.

    Thomas Stanley became famous for “The Millionaire Next Door”. But this book–not so well known–is exceptional. He explains the concept of “The Glittering Rich”, shares how too many of us live beyond our means and how to create true financial freedom. Like most of the books I read, I listened to it.

  7. As You Think. By James Allen.

    Maybe 10 times. That’s at least how many times I’ve read this book. And like all great books, it seems better+wiser and deeper every time I read it. Of course, the book hasn’t changed. Just my ability to grasp the information. And understand the concepts. This book is all about the power of your daily thinking. And how it drives your life’s behavior. As you know so well: your behavior shows us your beliefs. And this awesome book will inspire you to build new ones.

  8. The Magic of Thinking Big. By David Schwartz.

    Uber-practical. Tons of value. Great concepts, like “Go Through Life First-Class.” Every student, teammate and human being should read this book (along with “How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie–that work should also be on my list. True.).

  9. Talent is Overrated. By Geoff Colvin.

    Read this one a few years ago. Changed the way I viewed Genius. Confirms a lot of the work of exceptional performance researchers like the famed Anders Ericsson that talent is less about natural gifts and far more about devotion to a skill, relentless practice and patience. Another superb audiobook.

  10. Spark. By John Ratey.

    One of the best books I’ve read in years. I’m on my 3rd reading. Shares the latest (and so fascinating) research on how exercise transforms the brain, our performance, our productivity and even builds a new type of brain that is excellent at resisting stress. Please do your life a giant favor. And read this book. Today!

Ok. So there you go. Some of my favorite books. Go study them. And use them.

Please remember, ideas–flawlessly translated into reality are the keys to breathtaking success. And you becoming more of who you truly are.

Oh–and definitely make some time each day to read. Small little advances in your knowledge base lead to quantum improvements in your performance over time.

Thanks for making the time to read my posts. I work hard to make them valuable for you. So we get you to your best. Sooner versus later.

Be great. And dream even bigger. The world needs you to shine.

Speak soon,

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Be Strong to Be Useful

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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BE STRONG TO BE USEFUL
About two weeks ago, an idea hit me so hard my thinking might never be the same. I was flying home from Miami. At 40,000 feet. Settled into my seat with a stack of magazines to “rip+read” (a practice I’ll explain sometime-maybe ask me on Twitter). I was going through OUTSIDE magazine and came across a fascinating new exercise trend called Paleo-Fitness. The leader’s name is Erwan Le Corre and basically he takes his clients outdoors, returns them to the land and gets them doing moves that cavemen did oh so many years ago (i.e., climbing trees, swimming underwater, stalking prey and cutting wood). The whole program is designed to get people to peak fitness. And into the mindset of a champion.

Le Corre’s back story is cool. He did triathlons, made soap as a job, and hunted for innovative ways to play at his physical (and mental) best. In 2004, he heard about a little known training manual written in 1912 by a French naval officer named Georges Hebert.

It seems that Hebert had a brush with death a number of years earlier. He’d been working on a naval ship located off the shores of Martinique when a volcano erupted, killing most of the area’s 30,000 inhabitants. Hebert and his colleagues saved over 700 lives-primarily due to the incredible condition they were in. This experience led him to coin his mantra: “Be Strong to Be Useful”. The idea being by getting to world-class fitness, we prepare ourselves to make a world-class difference.

“Be Strong to Be Useful.” I put down OUTSIDE magazine and sat silently for an hour. Maybe more. Hebert was right. How could I make the impact I’m devoted to making unless I have the stamina+physical strength+energy to do my mission? And what would business – and the world at large – look like if each one of us got so strong – and uberConditioned – that we became simply unstoppable in hot pursuit of what matters most.

I’ve done a few YouTube videos on unleashing your highest energy reserves and getting superfit. They are yours to watch, to help to amp up your conditioning. For now, I invite you to wrap your brain cells around the “Be Strong to Be Useful” motto that I’ve learned. And then, take the passionate action required to breathe that vision into reality. You, those around you and this big world of ours will be better for it.

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