Short bio: Robin Sharma is the globally celebrated author of 11 international bestselling books on leadership including The Leader Who Had No Title, one of the bestselling business books on the market today. His work has been published in over 60 countries and in nearly 70 languages, making him one of the most widely read authors in the world. He shot to fame with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which has topped international bestseller lists and sold millions of copies.
Starting his ‘presentation’ with an introduction movie with a lot of quotes. Don’t be busy with being busy. Focus is more valuable than intelligence. Mastery is also doing the hard things when nobody is watching. Sometimes you have to ‘suffer’ to go for your talents and dreams.
‘Genius is eternal patience.’ Michelangelo.
First principles for creative mastery:
+ Create a reality distortion field (believe in your vision and have the ability to see a future that nobody else have seen)
+ Be so great you become iconic (make sure that people can’t ignore you)
+ Leave the echo chamber (differentiate yourself – create your own rituals)
+ Pursue dangerous work (do the hard work – think big)
+ Maintain the apprentice’s mindsets (stay open and be curious)
+ Build execution intelligence (ideas are worth nothing … it’s all about execution. And focus. focus. focus.)
+ Remember: Failure is just greatness waiting to happen (fail fast, often and forward. It’s about grid – persistence)
“The seduction of safety is more dangerous than the commitment to uncertainty.”
“If you are not uncomfortable on a daily basis, you are not making progress.”
The 6 daily habits for creative mastery:
+ Go minimalist like Michelangelo: know what you want to achieve – what are the five things that you want to achieve in your life). Don’t be immersed in complexity, go small and go for 1 thing.
+ Practice the supertiny win phenomenon (small daily improvements lead to a tsunami of great results). Commit for 66 days – build up a routine. Every day.
+ Find your dream room (find your spot where you can think, to plan, to get inspired, … NO technology but a white paper)
+ Walk with giants (surround yourself with the people where you want to be)
+ To be more productive. Take more vacations (take a time-off)
+ Ritualize tight bubbles of non technology (get offline)
Do every day 5 little things! Make progress. Get confidence.
Creative mastery begins with self-mastery:
+ Practice deliberate gratitude (write down 5 things you’re grateful for)
+ Get fit to get more done longer (healthy body)
+ Savor life while you chase greatness
+ Life is short. Be of use.
Question to think about: What do you want to do at your last hour of the last day?