Robin Sharma

(Robin S. Sharma)

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Knowledge is potential power. It transforms itself into actual power the moment you decisively act on it. Power
A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It's one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive. Leaders & Leadership
Anyone can show exceptional leadership ability in easy times. When all's going to plan, anyone can be inspirational/excellent/innovative and strong. The real question is how do you show up when everything's falling apart? Leaders & Leadership
As for whether I am a 'new age guru', I am not at all. I help companies build employees who lead without a title and become high performers.
As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.
Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organisation not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics. Power
By seizing the opportunities that disruption presents and leveraging hard times into greater success through outworking/outinnovating/outthinking and outworking everyone around you, this just might be the richest time of your life so far. Life ;Time ;Success
Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Cynicism stems from disappointment. Cynical and faithless people were not always like that. They were filled with possibilities and hope as kids. But they tried and perhaps failed. Hope
Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being.
Everyone is influencing the people around them one way or another.
Exercising will make you look better, feel stronger, and fill you with boundless energy. Staying fit will even make you happier.
Getting up early is one of the gifts I give myself.
Goal-getting matters. And writing down the brave acts and bold dreams you intend to accomplish will provide the spark to get them done.
Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare - and special - human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Here's the thing: When you become brilliant at listening, people feel that you care about them. When they feel you care about them, they begin to care about you. And when people care about you, your success becomes a part of how they define their success. Success
I adore India, its culture, and all the beauty of the nation. My father is from Jammu, and he's had a profound influence on my mindset and way of being.
I believe we can accelerate our acumen, performance and success by leveraging our associations and spending time with people better than us. Time ;Success
I bought my own home in 2004. It's a sanctuary for my family and a place of peace and calm. It's key for anyone committed to leadership and success to avoid the noise and focus on their best opportunities. Leaders & Leadership ;Success ;Families, Children & Parenting
I buy a lot of books I never read. But that's not really a waste, since all it takes is one idea from even one book to radically reshape the way a person leads, thinks and lives.
I get so many big ideas while I'm running and such clarity while I'm lifting weights. And staying fit keeps me happy and positive.
I had lost a clear sense of the vision and values instilled in me as a child and was no longer driven by any mission or passion. I made the difficult decision to pull back from the noise of my life and reinvent the way I was living and leading. Life
I have spent years as a leadership coach to the very wealthy and have been able to get behind the eyes of some of the world's best, studying the minute details of what makes a person great. Leaders & Leadership
I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I try to work out daily in the morning hours. This drives up energy levels dramatically. You'll feel more inspired. And you'll need less sleep. Morning ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I used to be incredibly afraid of public speaking. I started with five people, then I'd speak to 10 people. I made it up to 75 people, up to 100, and now I can speak to a very large group, and it feels similar to speaking to you one-on-one.
I was a litigation lawyer, following the crowd off the proverbial cliff, when I pressed the pause button.
I was a litigation lawyer, working in downtown Toronto. I was successful, yet I was very unfulfilled. I had the sense that I really wasn't living according to my values, and I didn't have the passion or sense of mission I was looking for.
I was a litigation lawyer. That's all very logical. Become a litigation lawyer. Become successful. Have a nice office. But there was some pull inside of me saying, self-publish this book. I followed that intuition and it's been a great choice for me in my life. Life
I'd done all the things I thought a person had to do in order to be successful and fulfilled, like getting a great education and becoming a lawyer, and yet there was zero spark in my life. But there was no light-bulb moment. It was gradual. In the early 1990s, I decided to experiment and try some new ways of living. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
If there are only three guys at the top of the organization handling things, it's the definition of a bankrupt company. In creating leaders without titles, we are going to have organizations with people at the helm putting forth their best.
If we are paying attention to our lives, we'll recognise those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and 'being busy, busy' that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that - if jumped on - would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of wow.
If you really want to be world class - to be the best you can be - it comes down to preparation and practice.
I'm a simple man. Grew up in a small town. Came from humble beginnings. No silver spoon.
I'm an evangelist for the idea of being ultrafit if you want to be the best of breed. Getting into world-class physical condition is one of the smartest moves you can make.
I'm not one of those New Age types that believe 'it's all meant to be' and that our lives have been scripted by an invisible hand.
I'm pretty conservative. I believe that buying good quality is a good investment. I buy fewer things but of better quality.
I've had some wins. And been knocked down with defeats. Glimpsed views from the top of the mountain. And walked through the darkest of valleys. But through this entire ride called 'a life' - I've refused to give up. Life
Just imagine how fast, innovative and excellent your business will be once every single teammate - from the janitor to the executive - begins to see themselves as the CEO of their own area of responsibility. Business, Commerce & Finance
Leaders understand that the real fight is the fight against time. There's so much to achieve in such less time. Time
Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives. Leaders & Leadership ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title. Leaders & Leadership
Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers. Leaders & Leadership ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done. Morning ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Let planning be the springboard, so that spirituality can be our splash.
Managers develop organisations; leaders develop people.
Most of my ideas are based on the latest research on productivity, performance and mental mastery - that's why so many iconic companies bring me in to help them grow and win.
My best investment, as cliched as this sounds, is the money I've spent developing myself, via books, workshops and coaching. Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you. Leaders & Leadership ;Money, Coins & Minting
No matter how busy I get or how much pressure is on my shoulders, a good workout makes me feel at ease. I come off the treadmill feeling relaxed, full of joy and with a sense of perspective over the issues on my plate.
No one wants to fail. So most of us don't even try. Sad. We don't even take that first step to improve our health or to deepen our working relationships or to realize a dream. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Once every seven days, do something that frightens you. Every time we do something that we resist and is frightening, we actually grow in our power. Time ;Power
People fear leaving their safe harbor of the known and venturing off into the unknown. Human beings crave certainty - even when it limits them.
Showing leadership doesn't mean every employee will run the organization; that would lead to chaos. Businesses do need someone to set the vision and then lead the team to it. Leaders & Leadership
Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution. Success
The best of the best understand that people do business with people they like. People do business with people they trust, and people do business with those who make them feel special. Trust ;Business, Commerce & Finance
The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
The fears you do not face become your walls. Most people in business, and in their personal lives, design everything so they can avoid doing what makes them feel uncomfortable. Yet any good business person knows we are not only paid to work, but also we are paid to be scared. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The fears you run away from run toward you. The fears you don't own will own you. But behind every fear wall lives a precious treasure.
The more people you help and the more value you create, the more your business will fly - and the quicker you'll win. Business, Commerce & Finance
The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. Take long walks in the woods. Time
There is a new model of leadership in the world that rides on the premise that every single person in the organisation can be a leader. Titles are important for structure and order, but real power does not come from titles. Power ;Leaders & Leadership
Three hours of focused time on the projects that will really add value and uplift your career are so much better than 10 hours where you are constantly being interrupted and taken off your focus. Time
Too many people start their day like a five-alarm fire. Instead, I teach people to start their day a little earlier than they usually do, and urge them to take the time to prepare, to practise, so when you get to work, it's show time and you're at your best. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Top athletes understand that to play at their best, they must alternate periods of intense performance with periods of strategic renewal.
Unsuccessful people are the ones who are impressed by celebrity, by people's names and titles.
Victims recite problems. Leaders develop solutions. That might seem like common sense, but common sense is rarely common practice.
We have a normal. As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.
We live in a world where many of us have a lot of friends on Facebook but yet we have lost human connection.
While their competition is asleep, world-class leaders are up - and they're not watching the news or reading the paper. They are thinking, planning and practicing.
Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
You cannot lead others until you have first learned to lead yourself.
Your billion-dollar ideas don't show up in the middle of dramatic distraction. They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish. Business, Commerce & Finance