Your ‘Before I Die’ List

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

To construct an awesome life, build your daily life around your deepest priorities.

It’s a fresh Spring day in my hometown

I’m in my Crocs, working at home and appreciating the solitude after an intense cycle of travel that has included Helsinki, Madrid, Chennai, Zurich, Zagreb, New York City and too many parts in between to mention.

Excited about all that’s coming up including a number of very valuable resources I need to ensure you know about including:

The Robin Sharma Success System (my famous online personal mastery program that has helped many thousands of people live lives they adore). I’ve been DELUGED with requests to open doors again for over 11 months. I’ve decided to do so in a few weeks. To get on the priority access list, go here.

The 48 Hour Transformation (my annual live event), which I’m so excited to do as I get to spend a weekend with some of the smartest, fastest and coolest performers on the planet.

–Continuing my philanthropic work with my foundation to help underprivileged children (my goal is to spend the majority of my time on this pursuit over the coming years).

–And hopefully chasing Winter by doing some skiing below the Equator. I’m thinking of Chile or back down to New Zealand.

I’m also taking stock…

…reviewing my Big 5 for this year (the 5 main things that need to get done for me to feel this year was my best one yet), auditing my values and habits (to ensure alignment and integrity) and reviewing the game plans for my businesses and personal life (because clarity breeds mastery).

Which brings me to the main idea of today’s post: Our Priorities.

Seems so obvious to say that one of the mission-critical moves for enduring success is to build your daily life around your deepest priorities.

Seems like such a platitude to offer that there’s no point in spending your finest hours climbing mountains, only to realize that at the end of the quarter/year/decade/life you climbed the wrong ones.

Seems so common to suggest that it’s foolish to invest your best days pursuing ideals that later turn out to be success according to someone else’s definition rather than your own.

But in this Age of Dramatic Distraction–where so many of us are in a constant state of relentless stimulation over things that–ultimately–will have amounted to nothing, this way of thinking is rare.

And for a lot of us, it takes a defining event like the loss of a loved one or a personal brush with death to wake us up…

…to what matters most.

It happened to Ted Leonsis, the Vice-Chairman of Groupon…

Ted’s a smart and ultra-successful man.

He used to run AOL. He owns NHL, NBA and WNBA teams. He writes good books. And, from all accounts, he’s a decent person.

And his “101 Things to Do Before I Die” list is pretty well known.

Leonsis was on a flight a few years ago when the pilot announced something none of us ever wants to hear on a flight: that the plane was in serious trouble, all recovery measures had failed and all passengers had 35 minutes left to live.

So Leonsis prepared to die.

And as he did, he reflected on what truly mattered. On all the potential he still had left to spend, on all the achievements he still had left to do and on all the joys he still had left to experience.

Fortunately, the plane didn’t crash.

Shortly after it landed, Leonsis took out a piece of paper and scribbled the 101 goals he promised himself he’d reach before the end of his life. These included:

–fall in love and get married

–take care of in-laws

–have children become self-actualized

–have a net worth of 100M

–create the world’s largest media company

–own a yacht

–own a Ferrari

–change someone’s life via a charity

–own a sports franchise

–go to Alaska

–go to Bali

–write a book

–swim with dolphins

–help someone who innovates in science

So far, Leonsis has managed to check off 74 out of his 101 “To Dos Before I Die”…

…and live a life he loves.

So may I suggest, that in this world where so many people are following the herd and swiftly moving in circles, you rise from the crowd and get uber-clear on what you really want your days to stand for–by writing your own “101 Things To Do Before I Die” list.

And above all else, then start living it. Today.

If this post resonates with you and you’re really ready to live life at wow versus postpone your best…

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This is a real program for real people who want real transformation in the key areas of their lives…

You’ll look back on this as one of the smartest investments you’ve ever made…

Can you really afford not to find a way to be in the room with me and all the other exceptional people from the world who have already invested in this event?

We’re headed for another completely sold-out program so claim your seat now

And please write out your “101 Things To Do Before I Die” list before you come to The 48 Hour Transformation so how you want to spend the rest of your life is your focus through the entire weekend.

Ok. Thanks. I hope this post has kickstarted your A-Game and fuelled your loftiest ambitions.

The world needs you to shine. And we all need you at your best.

With much respect and total gratitude,

P.S. Here are all the details on The 48 Hour Transformation

Speak soon. Bye.

The Man Who Lost His Face

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

The place where failure happens is also the place where courage lives

Heroism is less about “pre-installed bravery” and more about what you do when you’re petrified.

The women and men we see as heroic are mostly good, ordinary people who found strength they didn’t know they had in moments of difficulty, threat or danger.

We all have untapped courage within us. You absolutely are much stronger than you know.

Which brings me to Niki Lauda, the past Formula One racing world champion…

…and what he experienced on August 1, 1976.

It was early in the race, at the German Grand Prix at Nurburgring. As Lauda made a turn at high speed, he lost control and hit the wall, his Ferrari exploding into flames.

Lauda was trapped in his car for nearly a minute at temperatures that neared 425C.

His scalp and face were dramatically burned.

“Another ten seconds and I would have died,” says Lauda.

At the hospital, a priest was called in to deliver last rites.

“When I came into the hospital. You feel like you are very tired, and you would like to go to sleep. But you know it’s not just go and sleeping. It’s something else. And you just fight with your brain. You hear noises and you hear voices, and you just try to listen to what they are saying and you try to keep your brain working to get the body ready to fight against illness… I did that and that way I survived,” Lauda explained to a reporter at History Versus Hollywood.com.

He added that when his wife at the time first walked into his hospital room, she fainted. “So I knew it could not have been good.”

Yet…

remarkably, Lauda–with bloody bandages covering his damaged scalp–put on his racing helmet to compete only 6 weeks later at The Italian Grand Prix.

He placed fourth.

Lauda is now an aviation entrepreneur and successful ‎businessman.

And he rarely appears in public without his famous red cap. That covers his scars.

Our Takeaways:

#1. You’re Stronger Than You Know

Inner strength and personal toughness are not natural traits. No. They are character elements that get forged in the fire of hard conditions.

You really are stronger than you know. Difficult situations allow your power to express itself. And pushing yourself well past your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual limits only serves to expand them.

#2. Get Back into the Car Fast

Lauda admitted he was frightened to race again.

And to get back into the seat only 6 weeks after his near-collision with death strikes many as an act of insanity.

But Lauda knew that the longer he waited, the more his fear would become his way of being. And so he felt the pain, confronted his demons and got back into the game.

Same for you and I. When we fail, fall and stumble, get back up and keep on going as quickly as possible. As you know so well, the place where failure happens is also the place where courage lives.

#3. Never Stop Accelerating

Lauda kept on racing–even after he left the track.

After retirement, he started two airlines. He wrote a book. And he just continued his winning streak.

You see, for the epic performer, there is no top end.

The whole game is the process. For A-players, the end of one victory is the beginning of the next.

You just never want to coast. Never want to rest on your laurels. Never want to slow down, stagnate and base your self-identity on the trophies you won 20 years ago.

And so with sincere encouragement for your greatness, I wish you all green lights.

Your fan always,

PLEASE NOTE…

If you’re really ready to develop the mindset of a champion, the habits of a top producer and create an exceptional life, I’d LOVE to help you…

So please note…

…only a very limited number of seats remain for my annual LIVE event The 48 Hour Transformation this June.

…‎this is widely considered one of the best personal development and self-mastery weekends in the world.

…the way you work, behave and live will never be the same after this event (can you really afford not to be in the room with us?)

as with all my events, we’re headed for a completely sold out program.

So if you want to make quantum leaps in your mindset, discover how the most successful and happy people in the world get their results and raise your life to the highest level (versus letting your greatest potential remain dormant)…

definitely claim one of the remaining seats now before it’s too late

We’ll spend two full days together where I’ll walk you through my breakthrough insights, models and tools on peak productivity, elite confidence, superachievement and constructing a life that you can truly be proud of.

I probably won’t do this event again given the demands on my time these days so I really encourage you to make the choice that will change your life by joining me and all the other amazing people you’ll meet at this event.

Snap up your seat now

Hesitate and you’ll miss this opportunity.

Really looking forward to meeting you in June and helping you do some aw‎esome things with your life.

Be great.

P.S. Here are all the details on The 48 Hour Transformation along with testimonials of wowed past participants who made changes they never thought they could make.

I truly want to meet you personally and help you make your dreams come true.

Speak soon. Bye.

How to Keep a Journal

By Robin Sharma

#1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title

Keeping a daily journal has not only changed my life – it saved it.

During my hardest and most painful times, I’d write my suffering out on a blank piece of paper. And I’d reconnect with all the simple blessings in my life – along with my highest dreams. My journal kept me going…

Groundbreaking research on elite performance and ultra-achievement is now confirming that keeping a journal on a regular basis boosts mental focus, increases self-confidence, elevates your mental attitude and increases the levels of happiness that you feel.

For YEARS, people at my seminars + those following me on Facebook + Twitter have been asking me to record a practical training video on why + how to keep a journal.

So in my hotel room in Luanda, Angola I did it. It’s a GREAT little video that explains the game-changing value of journaling in easy steps.

Please share this video:

Hope you’re getting a ton of SUPERB value from all this free training I’m sending over to you. I really wanted to do something special for you.

Let’s get you + your life to a completely new level of productivity + success + happiness. Actually, let’s help you shatter your limits, doubts and excuses so you become “one of the Great Ones.” Life’s just too short to play small.

Your success partner,

P.S. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A YEAR, I’m making a limited number of memberships to my famous 21-day online program for ultra-achievement and living a life you love available. The Robin Sharma Success System has helped THOUSANDS of people just like you defeat their fears, achieve giant goals and enjoy more happiness than they could ever have imagined.

If you’re ready for some DRAMATIC and LASTING improvements in your mindset, energy levels, productivity, performance, financial life and overall happiness, then – seriously – you truly cannot afford not to try this 21-day online Success System.

It comes with 100% money back guarantee so you have absolutely nothing to lose and the life you have always wanted to live to gain.

I’m not ready to make any of the limited memberships available as of yet, but to get onto the priority access list (PAL) to get advance chance at one of the limited memberships, go here.

Ok. That’s it for now. Go do something great today. Please.

Begin Video Transcript:

Hi. It’s Robin Sharma, the author of The Leader Who Had No Title. Welcome to my hotel room here in Luanda, Angola.

I just finished a Lead Without a Title presentation for about 500 leading executives here in this amazing country with incredible opportunity. Businesses from around the world are pouring into Angola. And I had a great presentation, a great time with them.

I’ve got my water filled with some vitamin C, one of my secret weapons on the road. I’m on this 10-country tour. I’m getting ready to go down to the gym to have a nice work out where I not only get my cardio going and do some resistance training, but also put on my iPod and go through audio books.

But this video is a very special one. First of all, I want to express gratitude to you for being with me on this video. I appreciate your time and I want to some great value. And this video is about a subject that a lot of people have been asking me about for a lot of years. Why keep a journal? And I talk a lot in my books about journaling.

From the stage I really evangelize the power of journaling to keep your mindset positive, to reconnect you with your goals every morning and your mission, to keep your productivity high, and to keep you nice and happy. And towards the end of this video I’m actually going to let you inside my own journal and show you what I wrote this morning, just to give you a really crisp and clear example of the kinds of things you can do in a journal.

But let me get right into it with why you should keep a journal. Number one, writing in a journal allows you to record your daily progress. There’s a lot of scientific research on the small win theory. And what it says is this, if every single day you record small daily acts of progress, you actually dump dopamine, a neurotransmitter, into your brain.

And that is a great source of motivation. You feel happy and you feel strong, and you feel inspired. So every single morning, in your holy hour from 5 to 6, take 20 minutes, record you’re wins of the previous day in your journal. It’ll keep you motivated, it’ll make you feel like you’re making progress, it’ll keep you inspired versus always feeling like you’re never achieving enough.

Second thing that you can do in your journal. Record daily insights. So every single day is a platform for learning more. I mean, if you just learn something but you don’t really record it, you really don’t deepen the learning into your mindset. So part of what I do my journal is I record daily learning in my journal. And that just increases my awareness.

So if I’m reading a book or listening to an audio book, by writing it down it increases the stickiness of the learning. And I can actually go back a week later and highlight the learning, so it becomes more powerful and I can act on it. Because you know this, ideation without execution is delusion. So you want to be executing constantly about what you’re learning.

What else? Writing in a journal is a great way to record gratitude. So you know, I think about that Persian proverb, I cursed the fact I had no shoes until I saw the man who had no feet. What am I suggesting to you? Well, the third reason to journal is so that you heighten your blessings, the good things in your life, in your mindset.

I mean, most of us have food on our table. Most of us have fresh drinking water. Most of us can breathe fresh oxygen. Most of us have people we love. Most of that us have work that matters. Most of us have all these incredible blessings that most people would never imagine having.

And yet we curse the fact that there’s too much traffic. We get upset about a difficult conversation with a hard customer. We stumble as we move towards closer our goals or our mission, and we get frustrated. And to make little things into big things and we start developing this mindset where little problems become problems. And as you know, a problem is only a problem if you choose to see it as a problem.

And what I’m suggesting to you is recording gratitude in your journal. Shift your mindset so you start to see things you didn’t notice around you. And everything becomes a miracle. And even this day becomes a blessing. And even if customer or a teammate or your child in front of you becomes this incredible blessing.

I mean, I remember when I was in South Africa on a previous trip that I was talking to someone driving a cab, who was driving us around from event to event. I said, where do you get your point attitude from? He was always smiling. And he said, every person in front of me is a blessing. I said, why? He said, because it’s not a dead body. He said, most of my life I’ve seen so many dead bodies around me. And he said, when I see a person in front me I smile because it’s life. It’s a human being in front of me. It’s not someone dead. And to me that’s the kind of thing that you could write about in your journal.

What else can you write about in your journal? Well, Bruce Lee, when he was worried, would dump his worry out onto pieces of paper and then he would light those pieces of paper onto fire. And he said, that little trick allowed him to clear out the worry from his mind so he could focus on what’s most important.

Now there’s a few lessons in that idea. I mean, first of all, creativity needs a space to present itself. If your mind is full of worry then there is no space for the muse, the creative goddess, to show up with your game changing ideas that you can then act on to get you to world class. So again, creativity needs space, but if your mind is so full of worry and different ideas, then creativity will not present itself.

The neurobiology, or neuroscience of it is alpha state. I know I’m giving you a lot of information here, but your brain needs to let go of the worry and relax so it can rise to the realm of genius, which is called alpha state. And that’s the state you have. We all have the realm of genius. But you need to create a space for those genius ideas to present themselves.

So writing in a journal allows you to release your worries, release all your mundane, trivial ideas that are swirling around your brain so then you can create that space to get those game-changing ideas that get your career, your business, you like, your fitness, your finances to world class.

And what I’m simply saying– this comes from the Ohio State University. They’re realizing that thoughts are almost like material things. And so when you write in a journal, you take these so-called almost-material things out of your mind, pour it out into paper, you’re then free to focus, to create, to relax, and to feel peaceful.

What else? In your journal you can write and record life’s daily progress. I mean, you have a great meal in a restaurant– I actually will take the business card, I’ll glue it in with my glue stick, I’ll put it right into my journal. And then I’ll write about the food, the space, the chef, the conversation, how I felt, when I learned.

I mean, Your life is worth living. Your life matters. Your life is legendary. Your life is epic. Record it every day. If you would have come into my home and walk into my study, you would see 10s and 10s of these leather bound journals, where I’ve recorded my days, my victories, my lessons, quotes that I love, pictures that I sometimes take on my phone and then I print out and put in here. I’ve got my collages in here of the places I want to ski, the places I want to visit, the things I want to have, the impact I want to have, it’s all in the journal.

Which brings me to my journal. I’m going to let you in it. This morning’s recordings, right now. OK. I promised I was going to take you right into my journal. So you can see, right here– and you can see I write things down all the time. This is my mole skin that I write– that I work out with. And I just get all these different ideas from audio books that I listen to or different influences.

So this is my journal. I’m letting you right into it. Today is Wednesday, February the 19th. I’ve written down [? Blessed ?] Luanda, Angola. You can see right here, daily gratitude. I hope you see this clearly. I’m just trying to be of service to you and let you right into my personal journal. And I’ve written down, I am grateful for my family, health– my family, they’re healthy, they’re passionate, they’re authentic, they’re loving and then they’re awesome.

Underneath that I put down I am grateful for my great health. Wealth is peak health. Health is the crown on the well person’s head that only the ill person can see. Right from my journal here in Luanda, Angola this morning.

And then I put down this thing, iteration. Because with better awareness you can make better choices. Better choices, better results. So leadership and excellence and world class is about iteration. So I’ve said, iteration– I want to start drinking four litres of water today, eat every four hours, which I try to do, and just stay clean. In other words, eating clean. By writing down your daily goals, research has shown you have a much greater ability to get the goals done. Daily goal setting is another thing you can do in your journal.

What else is in here? My daily gratitude. Well, my mission. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve 500 people today. To inspire, to uplift, to elevate, to educate, and to spread the Lead Without Title message. I hope this is helping you. Just trying to show you really practically– I’ve also written, I am so grateful to be out on this tour with Jason. Jason is our CEO. I so appreciate his excellence and commitment, and my team’s dedication, and our opportunity to do our part to change the world. Right out of my daily journal. Just to reinforce what’s most important. In this age of dramatic distraction, I come back to my mission every single morning in here and so can you.

I don’t want to bore you. Let me just keep on going here. I’m so grateful for the simple but beautiful meal at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria yesterday and the– oh, I can’t even read my own writing. Oh, the amazing audience at the event. And then, I am grateful for this day. My life in miniature. To pursue my craft, express my talents, and to have some fun.

And then what did I do this morning? I went, tour goals revisited. So daily goal setting. It just locks me in while the rest of the world is asleep, it locks me in to what this day is going to stand for so I can execute flawlessly. I put stay fit, strong, focused, and positive. Create content, ideate, and learn daily. That’s another one of my tour goals. It’s a 10-country tour. World class at every show. Serve the client. Proper rest, pacing, and be peaceful. Have fantastic meals, great– what is my writing here? Great conversation, have fun, increased experiences as a– increase my experiences as a global nomad and evangelize my message, Leading Without a Title, and being an inspirational force.

So there you go. I actually took you, for the first time I’ve ever done this, right inside my own journal and the notes that I made this morning here in Luanda, Angola. I hope you keep a journal. I hope you adopt this daily best practice that I’ve shared with so many elite performers from around the world. And if you’re currently already journaling, I hope you take the practice to the next level. I hope I’ve been of service to you. Bye bye from Luanda, Angola.

Disappointed

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

dThe art of winning lives in never feeling that you’ve won

Yesterday I saw a woman lose hope.

She was standing in front of me. In line at a store.

She opened up her purse to pay for her purchase. And then asked for a lottery ticket.

She scratched the numbers while the cashier waited, two humans holding their breath in hot anticipation for one of life’s great surprises to come their way…

But the numbers were losers. And the tickets were useless.

And so the woman’s life remained the same…

She looked visibly disappointed. And the cashier–a teenager who cared more than usual–gave her a “I’m so very sorry your life didn’t transform today” sort of a look.

It made me think about The Tale of 2 Mindsets…

The first and by far the most common is The Lottery Mindset.

It’s the default way of thinking of people resigned to being average. They believe that the only way to a life they love is to get lucky. To win the lottery. To have fortune fall into their laps one sunny Friday morning.

The second–and much more rare–mindset is The Mindset of Mastery.

The people who run this mental story get that you don’t get lucky. You create lucky.

These ultra-performers get that success and prosperity and vitality and service to humanity isn’t an act of coincidence, but a clearly constructed result.

You see…

We all can achieve amazing things in our lives.

But sadly, most of us haven’t learned the strategies, tools, daily habits and tactics to rise to the personal greatness that is our truest nature…

…you truly have been built to win and designed to wow.

…you truly are meant to be happy, fit, grateful, passionate, excellent and influential.

…you truly can achieve awesome things and make your mark on this big, brave and beautiful world we are blessed to find ourselves in.

But far too many among us are caught in The Lottery Mindset…

…giving away their power to luck versus strategy…

…hoping things will change versus knowing exactly what to do to make it all happen and then starting their process of mastery and success.

Please remember that life’s just too short to play small with your talents, gifts and purest potential.

Make today the day you throw off all chains, release all excuses and make a decision that will change the game for you.

This is my LARGEST hope for you.

IMPORTANT:

If what I’ve written with sincere passion and boundless conviction to help you live your best life speaks to something special within you, then please DO NOT MISS the opportunity below as this window of opportunity will vanish before you know it

…a few hours ago I opened up the next block of seats for my annual self-mastery weekend The 48 Hour Transformation

We’re headed for another completely sold out event this year (and it’s probably the last year I’ll do it given the demands on my time these days).

The 48 Hour Transformation has helped people from across the world…

–breakthrough the fear and limits that have kept them small their entire lives

–develop an unbeatable mindset and massive confidence

–discover the habits and rituals of the most successful people on Earth

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–get fitter than they’ve ever been and happier than they’ve ever known

–experience prosperity at a level very few ever will

–make personal changes they could never make before to live the life they’ve always dreamed of…

The 48 Hour Transformation is 2 full days with me where I’ll walk you through:

–the latest neuroscience on world-class willpower and creating the mindset of mastery

–what I’ve learned from influencing billionaires, NBA superstars, rock legends and members of royalty

–the single best ways to rewire your thinking for epic achievement

–my “insiders insights” on unleashing personal power, getting huge dreams done quickly, dominating your field and making a lasting impact on the world…

AND…

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…my team and I will treat you with uncommon respect, appreciation and gratitude

…you’ll learn more in two days than most people learn in five years

…you’ll reawaken your inner fire, you’ll remember what you’re made of and you’ll grow inspired to lift the ceiling off your current way of living…

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Let go of all excuses and get your seat now before it’s too late

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Go ahead and get your seat now

See you in June. Speak soon.

Your fan always,

The Biggest Lie in the World?

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

Your greatest fear is the biggest liar in the world…

That fear that keeps you small, blocks your progress, limits your achievement and blinds your dreaming is nothing but a huge LIE.

You picked it up along the way. Someone taught it to you. It’s not who you truly are. But now you believe it.

(Karl Menninger said: “Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out.”)

So let’s “educate them out”. Beginning today…

In my ongoing obsession to help you create epic results and a life that wows, I wanted to share a video I recorded a while ago that went COMPLETELY viral.

DEFINITELY take a few minutes to watch it now:

4 Big Secrets of The Top 5% Achievers

As always, I hope the video inspires you and delivers many hard-hitting tactics to help you create a life you adore.

Your fan always,

P.S. We’re 93% SOLD OUT… For the first time in a year, I’m doing a personal mastery weekend where I take you through my most advanced strategies for living a legendary life and unleashing your personal power.

It’s called The 48 Hour Transformation and it’ll completely change the way you think, perform and live.

Seating is now very limited, so my encouragement is to snap one up right now if you’re ready to breakthrough to your best life. If you wait, it’ll be too late.

Here are the details. I’d love to have you join us. It’ll be awesome to work with you over this extraordinary weekend to create a real and lasting transformation in the most important areas of your life.

When you claim your seat today, you can still take advantage of the special early bird price.