Today I talk to Robin Sharma (@robinsharma), a multiple-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s premier speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery, named one of the World’s Top Leadership Gurus. Robin is the author of the new book The Everyday Hero Manifesto: Activate your positivity, Maximize Your Productivity, Serve the World.
Every day is a chance to do something extraordinary, and being a hero is as simple as putting your passions into action. Hear how Robin and John use their unique perspectives to live an intentional life and reach their goals. This episode will inspire you to take action and become the person you want to be!
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In This Episode, Robin Sharma And I Discuss His New Book, The Everyday Hero Manifesto
Robin Sharma generously shares his deep understanding of the principles, protocols, and tactics you could attain to unleash productivity that opens up leading a world-class life and becoming a spiritual heavyweight that lifts the world. Our discussion focuses on the everyday heroes we meet in our life. The unsung people that significantly impact our lives and how each of us can manifest our hidden powers and talent to become the superheroes of our lives. Robin shares how we can attain a life filled with satisfaction, gratitude, positivity, and eagerness to help others.
- Why the world today needs daily heroism
- Consistency is the mother of mastery
- You can change the world or be around negative people. You can’t do both.
- Why trauma can be our biggest teacher.
- The difference between the 5% and the 95%
- Obsessive attention to detail
- Even the longest life is a short ride.
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- And much more…
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More From My Interview With Robin Sharma on Why Changing the World Starts by Changing Ourselves
During our interview, I asked Robin why the minority of exceptional creative achievers operate under a completely different philosophy. And what is that philosophy?
Robin Sharma explains, “Well, there’s a lot of elements to the philosophy, but one part of it is OAD, obsessive attention to detail. So in the 5 AM Club, I used characters. It’s written in the form of a novel, as you know.
But there’s that example of deseeding, the lemon wedges. And that came from an experience that I had, I was working on a book in a hotel, and I ordered some lemon tea, as I love to drink when I’m writing. And the room service attendant brought in the tea. And I noticed the kitchen had cut a piece of lemon in half. But someone had taken the time to de-seed the lemon wedges so that they wouldn’t go into my tea cup. And that speaks to something very fundamental.
Too many people in the majority. What they do is they want the rewards of world-class, but they’re not doing what world-class requests. They mail it in. They don’t do their work with exquisite attention to detail to make everything beautiful.
Deseeding the lemon wedges is a great metaphor for what the top 5% do. Whatever they do, they do it with such care, such obsessiveness, such devotion to mastery. I think that’s really important. I love the word devotion. Yesterday, I went on a country walk. I’m working on a new book. So I’m here in the European countryside. And John, I came across the church, and the door of the church was open. So I thought I’d walk in, So I walked in, but no one was in there. And there was a nun at the front of the church, and she was playing this old wooden Oregon, and she was singing.
Now, I want to make this point. No one was in the church until I walked in there. But she was singing like there were 1000 people there. Wow. And I sat on. Yeah, and I sat on that pew. And tears came to my eyes. Because this is not about religion. It’s about devotion. And this woman, with no audience, was devoted to her mission. And so you ask, what are the top 5%? They are devoted. They are devoted to practicing. They are devoted to their vision of being world champions.
Great people in business are devoted to their craft. Great Human beings are devoted to their faith. They’re devoted to their family. They’re devoted to their habits. They’re devoted to getting up when they fall.
Thanks, Robin Sharma!
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- My solo episode on whether or not free will exists: https://passionstruck.com/does-the-concept-of-free-will-really-exist/
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- My interview with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman and Dr. Jordan Feingold on Choosing Growth and transcending self-doubt, fear, and anxiety: https://passionstruck.com/jordyn-feingold-scott-barry-kaufman-chose-growth/
- My interview with Dr. Katy Milkman on the behavior science behind how we change: https://passionstruck.com/katy-milkman-behavior-change-for-good/
- My solo episode on why micro choices matter: https://passionstruck.com/why-your-micro-choices-determine-your-life/
About Today’s Guest, Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is a globally respected humanitarian who, for over a quarter of a century, has been devoted to helping human beings realize their native gifts. One of the top leadership and personal mastery experts in the world, who has taught business titans, professional sports superstars, and entertainment royalty a revolutionary system that helped these luminaries turn their ambitions into reality. His #1 international bestsellers, such as The 5 am Club, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Greatness Guide, and Who Will Cry When You Die? have sold millions of copies in over ninety-two languages and dialects, making him one of the most widely read authors alive.
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