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Modern Time Mystics, Spiritual Teachers & Leaders

Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma (born in 1964) is a Canadian writer and leadership speaker, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series. Formerly a litigation lawyer, he walked away from his legal career at age 25 due to dissatisfaction with his life, and self-published MegaLiving, a guide to stress management which incorporated both western and eastern spirituality techniques. 

He initially also self-published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which was then picked up for wider distribution by HarperCollins and became a Canadian and international bestseller.

In his experience of over 20 years, Sharma has spoken for organizations such as Nike, Microsoft, PwC and HP. His presentations are based on his book, The Leader Who Had No Title, in which he tries to deliver the message that anyone in any role can be a leader. Sharma’s speaking engagements are arranged through The Harry Walker Agency.

He has since published 11 other books and founded the leadership training firm Sharma Leadership International. In 2007, an independent survey of businesspeople named Sharma as one of the most influential leadership gurus in the world.

Robin Sharma’s Best Tactics for Personal Greatness:

#1. Don’t check emails or your social feeds first thing in the morning. Exploit your most pristine hours for your most valuable projects. That’s what the Titans do.

#2. Create your “victory move”. This is a physical pose you do at certain times of the day to kickstart your mental concentration and unleash your physical energy. Doing so often is a strong ritual supported by some very good science.

#3. Forgive anyone you haven’t forgiven. It’s a gift you’ll give yourself. [Hard to climb a mountain carrying someone on your back].

#4. Remember that the bigger your dream, the more important your team. You can’t get to world-class with a low-performing support circle.

#5. Read “Peak” by Anders Ericsson.

#6. Get out into nature at least once a day. Tremendous benefits for your mindset, heart set, health set + soul set.

#7. Stop being so hard on yourself. You’re human. We each have our gifts and our flaws. Our hopes and our fears. You and I work in progress. Celebrate who you’ve become. And honor the progress you’ve made [instead of demanding perfection].

#8. Plan your week in intimate detail every Sunday morning. This removes the need to make multiple decisions each day [because you now have a beautiful blueprint in place]. And that frees up your focus + energy to dial into the few priorities that are most vital to your A-game.

#9. Let go of the relationships in your inner-circle that steal your joy. Your highest life depends on this one winning move.

#10. Travel more. You’ll receive your most genius ideas and experience your happiest moments running through the streets of Paris, swimming with the dolphins in Mauritius and watching the sunset over the Taj Mahal in Agra.

#11. Have good judgment. Yes, I know I’m old-school on this. But I think we’re living in a culture of oversharing. People show up in their pajamas on Instagram, reveal their intimate details on YouTube and have no boundaries on the internet. Go, contrarian.

#12. Breathe more deeply. Regularly. All elite producers do.

#13. Drink more water. And ginger tea with fresh lemon in it.

#14. Run my “Daily 5 Ritual”. It’s helped millions of people do amazing things in business + their personal lives. Five small goals done with perfect execution every day make 150 accomplished goals a month and 1850 in a year. Life changer. Truly.

#15. Read “What Doesn’t Kill Us” by Scott Carney. Fascinating.

#16. Read “Into The Magic Shop” by James Doty. Moving.

#17. Get enough sleep. Yes, I made the 5 AM Club famous but I’ve never evangelized sleep deprivation. You absolutely need excellent sleep to perform at otherworldly levels. And to be happy, healthy and strong.

#18. Remember that your pain has served your growth. Your setbacks have strengthened your character. And your heartbreaks have helped your heroism. [Let resentments go. And trust life has your back].

#19. Find your Dream Room. This is a place you go where you have zero devices to distract you. Schedule chunks of time in here at least 3x a week. To produce Michelangelo-level work. That wows the world.

#20. Run my “2 Massage Protocol”. Getting two 90-minute massages a week isn’t an expense. It’s an investment in your peak mindset, massive levels of daily energy [you can’t inspire the world if you’re exhausted], battleproofing against stress + extending your life [a great key to legendary is longevity].

#21. Respect time. Learning how to leverage your time like a pro is mission-critical to leading an epic life. So many people want gorgeous results but aren’t doing the things required to have those rewards. You can’t own your game without installing the core mentalities, routines, operating systems and life structures that the best use every day.

#22. Protect your willpower. One of the most valuable of your performance assets is self-discipline. You can have a brilliant ambition, a sensational mission, exceptional talents, and great products. But without the ability to execute on these–and translate your grand intentions into daily results, nothing happens. So understand that elite performance without regular recovery leads to depletion.

#23. Be alone a lot. Solitude is where you get to remember your greatness. World-class performers spend a lot of time alone. Envisioning. Planning. Scripting. Practicing. Studying. Iterating. You should too.


“Big people don’t make people feel small.”

“The mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.”

“I once read that people who study others are wise but those who study themselves are enlightened”.”


“Laughter opens your heart and soothes your soul. No one should ever take life so seriously that they forget to laugh at themselves.”

“All great thinkers are initially ridiculed – and eventually revered.”

“Would you rather live your life according to the approval of others or aligned with your truth and your dreams?”

“Give out what you most want to come back.”

“Your “I CAN” is more important than your IQ.”

“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.”

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”

“You can’t make someone feel good about themselves until you feel good about yourself.”

“The smallest of actions is always better than the noblest of intentions.”

See more at http://www.robinsharma.com/,