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The 7 Beautiful Things Excellent Leaders Do

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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

Learn to lead

I’m up here in the mountains with my loved ones post-tour. Refueling. Reviewing 2014 year-to-date results. And doing some early Spring skiing.

Been thinking so much about what my team and I need to take the Lead Without a Title movement that’s exploding around the world to the next level of virality.

So more people show leadership. So many more unleash their brilliance on an unsuspecting marketplace. And so the world has more Picassos walking within it.

Which also got me thinking about the 7 things excellent leaders do.

Let’s run through them together…

#1. Excellent Leaders Focus on The Vital Few

Too many amongst us fill our lives with more complexity–missing out on the key fact that genius resides in the realm of simplicity.

Pick that one thing you can be BIW (Best in World) at and then have the discipline to say no to everything else. Picasso didn’t practice the piano. And Beckham didn’t study bookkeeping.

Seriously–for the next 90 days, clear the decks and focus on that one project or opportunity that will be the game changer.

And do the same for your personal life. Simplify. Become pristinely focused on just the few, most important, things.

#2. Excellent Leaders are Masters of Their Crafts

Oh–what an awesome opportunity. Most businesses and most business people operate at average.

Walk into their restaurant and no one smiles, the room’s a mess, the food is mediocre, the details are undone and there’s zero element of utter surprise.

Hop onto most airplanes. Or observe most retailers. All average. No wow. Underwhelming passion. Bankrupt innovation. Just a bunch of companies copying everyone else and playing not to lose versus aiming to win.

This leaves a gorgeous chance for you and your business to stand for Mastery. To know more about what you do than anyone who has ever done what you do. To dazzle by acumen and skill. To leave us–as your customers–with tears in our eyes by the exceptionalism that you model.

Please remember: a job’s only a job when seen as a job. See your job as your craft. And your chance to leave your mark on the world.

#3. Excellent Leaders Cherish Time

Ordinary people watch time. Exceptional people leverage time…to create epic results, financial fortunes and global impact.

When I think of the celebrity CEOS, famed billionaires and superstar entrepreneurs I’ve served as the private advisor to, I think of people who don’t waste time gossiping about people, who would never think of waiting in line for an hour to get into a restaurant and who have a ferocious respect for the value of every passing moment.

These excellent leaders decide with speed, delegate everything but what they do best and have gigantic execution intelligence.

Please remember…time is such a special asset. Use it to fuel your dreams, realize your ideals and elevate society for the generations who follow.

#4. Excellent Leaders Forge Human Connections

The bigger the dream, the more key the team.

Swift and superb companies understand that a brilliant vision without an effective team is a delusion.

Make the time to develop your teammates. Invest in growing a high-performance team. And dedicate yourself to building a culture within your organization where people can bring their best selves into the office every morning.

#5. Excellent Leaders Have Optimization Mindsets

When Microsoft released their first version of MS-DOS, it was filled with over 300 bugs. But they just kept iterating it until the product got better and better.

When Cirque du Soleil first launched, the big tent collapsed at a press conference. But they just kept making things better. Consistently. Daily.

Here’s my point: what makes a great company, career or personal life isn’t some great win. Nope. What makes outright greatness are those small steady supertiny wins when done each day with focus and resolve lead to world-class over time.

So make innovation, iteration and optimization your obsession. Over the long run, you’ll arrive at a place where your firm is the dominant player in your industry. And where your peers revere you as a legend.

#6. Excellent Leaders Don’t Surrender

The #1 factor that determines success isn’t intelligence or creativity. It’s “grit”–that ability to stay with your goal longer than the world thinks is reasonable to stay with your goal.

It’s stunning–and sad–how quickly ordinary performers give up on an objective on the first sign of failure.

Excellent leaders are different. They get knocked down or laughed at or disappointed. And they stay in the game. They persist. They keep the faith. They rise even higher.

And so, in the end, they win.

#7. Excellent Leaders Have Impressive Habits

Study anyone who is at the top of her game. And guess what you’ll see? An individual who has installed strikingly strong habits of success.

These often include:

–an early morning workout

–a meticulous daily plan

–an hour a day for learning

–attending a conference every 90 days

–consume smaller amounts of food

–a weekly period of renewal and reflection

–scheduled family dates and dinners

–nature walks

–associating with positive, A-performers

–little or no TV

So make Leadership your way of being. You know leadership has less to do with a title and more to do with your mindset, performance and dedication to making a difference.

If you’d like to turn your teammates into Leaders Without Titles who create world-class results, checkout the details of my new train the trainer program right here

My team and I will help your company become a “victim-free company” where everyone shows leadership and excellence in all they do.

All green lights. Bye.

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How to Think Like a Superhero

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

By Robin Sharma
Author of the #1 bestseller The Leader Who Had No Title

Hope you’re superb today, making these mission-critical first 90 days of 2014 rich with results, productivity, creativity and pure excellence.

A respectful reminder: The way you begin this year drives the way you’ll end it.

So today I’m sharing a pretty cool video on “How to Think Like a Superhero”.

You’re smart so you know that your thinking creates your reality. And that the fastest way to see better results in your life is to install better beliefs in your brain.

Watch the special video now

Very important Notice:

The response to me opening doors to my famous online course Your Absolute Best Year Yet has been overwhelming

Thank you for all the amazing feedback and encouragement to offer it again this year. I love seeing all the results alumni are getting…

… from doubling incomes and shedding unwanted pounds to reconnecting with loved ones and doing childhood dreams.

This is THE program that is changing the lives of many thousands of people around the world just like you. It just works beautifully (of course it’s not a magic pill–you need to do the work).

And it’s widely considered one of the finest personal transformation and peak performance courses available today.

I’m sorry but I have to close doors soon and will not open them up until this time next year… (what will it cost you over 2014 not to be in this program this year?).

So go ahead and snap up one of the remaining memberships now

If you’re not ready to join, not to worry. Please just enjoy all of the free training I’ve been sending over to you to inspire, support and serve your highest goals, hopes and dreams.

But if you don’t want this year to be just another year…

And are set to make this year the year you get your confidence, prosperity, fitness, career, family life and impact on the world to its HIGHEST level then you really need to join me in this life-changing program…

Get your membership now

Let’s make this YOUR year…I’m ready to help…it’s now up to you to get off the fence and just follow NIKE’s brilliant advice: Just Do It!

Oh, and at the very special sale price I’m offering, I encourage you to gift memberships to your family, friends and teammates as well so 2014 becomes their Absolute Best Year Yet too.

Hope all these free training videos have kickstarted your passion, fuelled your drive and delivered real value to you.

Let’s do something great together!

Your success partner,

P.S. Please remember what all ultra-successful people know: investing in your personal development is the best investment you’ll ever make…

Your Absolute Best Year Yet is fully guaranteed so there’s zero risk to try this… (I just really want you to do this amazing program so you enjoy a GREAT life this year. So I’ve put all the risk on my shoulders with a complete money back guarantee).

Go ahead and get your membership now

I’d love to have you in this incredible online course with me and all the other new members joining from around the world.

Speak soon. Bye for now. Be great.

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A Formula For Uncommon Success This Year

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

By Robin Sharma
Author of the #1 bestseller The Leader Who Had No Title

A few weeks ago, I vacationed in Rome with my family.

On the morning of Christmas Eve, we sat in the Sistine Chapel and adored Michelangelo’s masterwork on the ceiling.

Tears filled my eyes at the sight of this epic work. His devotion to expressing his artistic genius just moved me.

That night, we walked the streets of Rome, taking in the Colosseum, the Pantheon and climbing the Spanish Steps–sipping hot espresso while consuming dangerously delicious gelato…Yes, I couldn’t sleep that night ;)

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Paris, New York and Moscow lately, but Rome is provoking my passion and creativity as never before…

And so, to follow through on my devotion to uplifting, championing, supporting and serving your personal greatness in 2014…

…I rose early one morning to shoot a new training video for you. It’s a superb way to get reconnected to the few things that will make the greatest difference in your success this year.

I wish you could have walked the Roman streets with me and my family, but this video will be the next best thing…

Remember: the thoughts you think, the projects you start and the habits you run these first 90 days of 2014 will make all the difference…

And so, on this practical video recorded in my hotel room (yes, the background is a little different than usual), I walk you through 5 supremely powerful rituals to run to see swift and superb improvements…

Watch the video now

All my best wishes and hope the video kickstarts your highest potential!

Your success partner,

P.S. You know that victims make excuses while successful people are making results…

And that the key to doubling your success in 2014 is tripling your investment in personal development in 2014…

So definitely watch this great new video

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My 20 Best Quotes for High Achievement

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

By Robin Sharma
#1 Bestselling author of “The Leader Who Had No Title”

20 of my best quotes for getting bold dreams and bright goals done.

The other day I promised to send you 20 of my best quotes for getting bold dreams and bright goals done.

These come from my books, tweets and blog posts…

…they are central pieces to my formula for extreme achievement that has helped millions of people in 100+ countries build lives that matter. And realize their highest potential.

I know you’re awesome. But–with sincere conviction–today I encourage you to BANISH your excuses, PUSH your limits, beat your fears and present your GREATEST self to the world…

…The 20 carefully chosen quotes that I’ve developed over the years will help you immeasurably…if you live by them…

So with a ton of great wishes, here you go:

#1. Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

#2. Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.

#3. Clarity breeds mastery.

#4. Education is inoculation against disruption.

#5. A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.

#6. All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.

#7. If you’re not scared a lot you’re not doing very much.

#8. Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity.

#9. The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.

#10. Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.

#11. Criticism is the price of ambition.

#12. Potential unexpressed turns to pain.

#13. Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education.

#14. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.

#15. The only failure is not trying.

#16. Focus is more valuable than IQ.

#17. To double your income, triple your investment in self-development.

#18. Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.

#19. An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.

#20. Life is short. Be of use.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Something ever so special is happening…and I want you to be a part of it…

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EAF is a world-class online program where I walk you through the habits, strategies and “insider moves” of the most successful people on the planet.

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We’re headed for a completely sold out program so if you wait, you’ll miss out on this GORGEOUS opportunity.

I’d love to help you… snap up one of the remaining memberships now

Be great,

P.S. Get all the details on EAF here

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Ted Turner’s Wealth Psychology

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

By Robin Sharma
#1 Bestselling author of “The Leader Who Had No Title”

Ted Turner's Wealth Psychology

Ted Turner’s a pretty amazing man…

—he founded CNN from nothing

—he started The Cartoon Network

—he’s won the America’s Cup

—he created Ted’s Montana Grill

—he launched The Goodwill Games

—he’s given away billions to great causes

So how did he build such a TEL (Truly Epic Life)?…

…In today’s message, I’m not going to get into his winning business choices

… I’m not going to rant about his daily success habits nor the rewards that his associations with the entrepreneurial elite brought to him

…And I’m not going to get into his strong relationship with his powerful father and the influence that connection had on him

This piece (that I’ve worked really hard to get right for you) is about something else…the root cause of all rare-air productive, financial, personal and global success…

…your psychology.

If you’re not thinking like the dominant star of your industry, your performance will never rise to match that expectation.

If you’re not thinking you can get your massive dreams done, your behavior will never be sufficient to get giant goals done.

If you’re not thinking like someone who’s the rockstar of their field, financially free, healthy as an athlete and happier than you could ever imagine, then there’s no way you’ll get there.

Why? Because your outcomes always reflect your self-identity (a.k.a. your psychology).

Researchers like Sonja Lyubomirsky have done some fascinating work on “the power of the self-fulfilling prophecy”. Definitely read her book The How of Happiness this week.

Bottom line: the hard-core psychologists confirm that your psychology and expectations for your performance determine your results.

You absolutely have to learn to think like the very best do to experience the rewards and lifestyle that the VERY best have.

So back to Ted Turner…

… even when he was the “new kid” going up against ABC, NBC and CBS–with nothing but the unreasonable idea for a 24 hour news network– he believed that he’d win because he surrounded himself with other visionaries and “industry disruptors” who modeled massive success. [The Law of Association].

… even when he was kicked out of the company that he founded, he started a new one (Ted’s Montana Grill) because his psychology was such that he had developed the “neural architecture” of resilience and radical confidence. [The Law of BounceBack].

[Btw: none of this is natural talent. It's all the result of learning how to think like this and then practicing it until it becomes a habit].

… even when his beloved father died, he kept his fierce focus on his greatest dream alive by outworking, outinnovating and outproducing everyone around him because he got his psychology right. [The Law of Grit].

So what were the core beliefs that he practiced relentlessly until they hardwired in as his psychology of fantastic productivity, ingenuity, wealth, confidence, influence and impact?

I’ve identified 5 of them below and have observed the same ones in the industry titans and international superstars that I advise:

#1. Ted was Obsessed with Making Everything Better

In an interview with famed broadcaster Charlie Rose, Ted Turner said:

“I like to make things better. When I was in the news business, I was just trying to make things better. In the restaurant business, I’m just trying to make things better…

…When I was a boy my parents said ‘Do The Best You Can’. I’m just following orders.”

#2. Ted Focused on Producing Value vs. Making Money

This way of thinking is so contrarian to the way most businesspeople think (and that’s why most businesspeople never join the ranks of the financial and influential elite).

If your whole focus is on making money, it’s off delivering the staggering value that will create the fanatical followers who will pay you money.

Ted Turner was a Rotarian (as was my father and myself). The motto of Rotary is: “He profits most who serves the best.”

Of course, serve for the beauty and internal fulfillment of serving. But know that the inevitable by-product of phenomenal service to others (your customers, communities etc.) is material prosperity well-beyond anything you’ve yet to experience.

#3. Ted Played The Long Game

Some things never change as society changes. No matter what anyone tells you, traits like integrity and honesty will always yield success and victory. Yes–if you play the short game and cut ethical corners, you may win for a while.

But nothing is more valuable (and an industry differentiator) than the value of your good name. Making your reputation a priceless asset is a brilliant decision.

Turner was always honest. Always ethical. Always did his best to stay true to his word.

“I wanted my Dad to think I was worthwhile, like every son. And I wanted to impress my mother. It was great to have her proud of me.”

#4. Ted Went for Uncommon Opportunities

Turner said that building a television network was actually easy. Why? Because the barriers to entry were so high that most people didn’t have the capital nor the stomach to get in.

He did. And so he made a fortune. And changed the world.

The belief worth wiring into your mindset: go for the opportunities very few believe they can realize. It’ll be a lot easier than you think to get traction as well as to lead the field because there’s so little competition.

#5. Ted Built Bridges

Turner and Rupert Murdoch had been fighting for years. But as Ted Turner matured, he realized that energy spent on conflict is energy stolen from “production”.

So when Rupert Murdoch “went green” (Turner is a passionate advocate for environmental causes), he reached out to him with sincere congratulations.

Murdoch replied with an invitation for lunch. And a truce was forged.

Ted’s psychology: pick your battles. And focus on getting great things done versus trivialities and pettiness.

Ok. There you go my friend. Ted Turner’s psychological foundations that allowed him to craft an iconic life.

And as always, THAT’S my greatest wish for you.

All green lights…your fan,

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