My Journey and How I ended up with Robin Sharma
Six years ago I began my search for happiness. I didn’t know at the time that it was happiness that I was searching for. To be honest, I just wanted to end the anger and helplessness I was feeling at the time. My story will be told in another post . However, for now let us just say that I have come a long, long , loooong way .
A friend at the time had guided me to my first book in years and that was The Celestine Prophecy. You know one of those friends who disappear from your life for decades only to re-appear to bestow some words of wisdom and disappear again. That was my angel of a friend-Joanna Al Najjar. Funny thing is I was never a reader until then. I held my first book since under-grad. and I was hooked, she had opened me up to the world of possibilities. Needless to say, I did not understand a word of the book but I felt something begin to shift inside of me.
I went onto explore the works of Dr. Brian Weiss and Deepak Chopra and again, even though I truly understood nothing, I felt happy to be reading anyway. It wasn’t until I came across Robin Sharma and read The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and wow did it make a huge difference. All of a sudden everything fell in place.
A full circle with Robin Sharma
So the other day, I met up with a new friend. A wonderful lady who had approached me to teach kick-boxing and as we were getting to know each other, she asks me ‘So, what’s your story?’. As I proceed to give her a backdrop of where my conscious journey began, I find myself speaking of Robin Sharma once again. I explain to her how I had found it interesting that my favourite characters growing up were the Cheshire Cat, Yoda and Aslan the Lion. All along I thought well naturally they were my favourite because they were cute. But the truth is, apart from Aslan the Lion, the White Rabbit and Chewbacca are way cuter. And I am reminded of the truth that there are no coincidences is life.
That interaction was on Friday morning. By Friday evening-I receive a message from another angel friend of mine who disappears from my life every now and then-(Isn’t it funny how those who disappear you tend to love the most lol)-and she says she has a ticket to a conference happening the next day where…drum roll please…Robin Sharma will be speaking. Wow, I just had a big, fat smile on my face.
VIP Tickets and a room full of at least 1,000 entrepreneurs, The Socialight Conference was an amazing success.
Will of Iron as inspired by Robin Sharma
Leaders have an incredible level of self-discipline. They are consist, focused, follow through on their goals and ultimately live their dreams. They have a will of iron.
Robin Sharma shares these success traits with us and how to develop those through 4 main tactics, they are:
1-Join the 5 O’Clock Club.
Develop the habit of getting up at 5am-’Win the battle of the bed’. Benjamin Franklin said ‘There will plenty of time to sleep when I am dead’. This new habit may take you a few weeks but you can do it. It usually takes 3-4 weeks to install a new habit. We have this incredible ability to adapt as human beings. This will give you an incredible level of self-control and personal mastery.
Take 60 mins for yourself in a holy hour: Write your journal | Nourish your soul | Exercise | ‘Re-script your limited thinking’.
2-Finish what you start.
Many people stop doing something the moment it gets uncomfortable. Never give up, elite performers never do.
3-Do the Uncomfortable.
Get out of your comfort zone and when you do that you begin to develop an enormous level of personal power and self-discipline. Your will is like a muscle, the more you flex it and condition it the more powerful it becomes. You already have it within you, you just need to wake it up .
4- Celebrate little things.
When you follow through on self-promise, celebrate that little win. It is important to treat yourself when you follow through on that commitment. It doesn’t matter what it is: try reacting in kindness than in anger. It is already within you, just waiting to come out.
This post is dedicated to my inspirational friend-Carol Burnett who has the will of iron and is customizing her superhero suit as we speak. I love you Carol.
I am currently reading Robin Sharma’s latest book titled The Leader Who Had No Title, more good things to come .
Until then Be your authentic self,
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