“Leadership is less about the position you hold than the influence you have. It’s about doing world-class work, playing at your peak, and leaving people better than you found them. It’s about Leading Without a Title.” ~ Robin Sharma
I follow thought leaders for a reason. Because I want to lead, not live, but LEAD (Live & Engage – Authentically, Daily) a life of wonderment, joy, world-class work and leave this world better than I found it.
Truth is I want to die empty. Shrivelled up empty.
Robin Sharma is one of my virtual mentors whose work has inspired and motivated me to do better, to unleash my inner genius and to do world-class work. Through his work, I am learning to be more passionate, find beauty in everything from what I eat, to where I spend my time and what I work on, to be authentic – to truly make the most of this life as I add more value than anyone expects to this world.
I was so fortunate I got to meet him recently at Personal Mastery Live – right here in Toronto. 2 days of personal mastery with Robin. I was blown away! I hugged him, shook his hand and told him how much I love his work. Truly one of the best moments in my life.
Below are 10 life lessons that have helped me on my journey to greatness.
“You are born into genius. But have you resigned yourself to mediocrity?” ~ Robin Sharma
“Be the Mick Jagger of the mailroom, the Warren Buffet of bookkeeping and the Bono of stapler selling.” ~ Robin Sharma
“Leadership begins and ends with 3 words: Absolute Personal Responsibility.” ~ Robin Sharma
“Small little details done excellently and consistently stack up into something the world sees as Mastery.” ~ Robin Sharma
“Give no energy to critics. Spend time in the mountains. Know your top 5 values.” ~ Robin Sharma
“Understand that when you play small with your success, you betray your potential.” ~ Robin Sharma
“The best leaders are the most dedicated learners. Read great books daily. Investing in your self-development is the best investment you will ever make. Model Mandela and you’ll find at the end of your life you lived an awesome one.” ~ Robin Sharma
8.That solitude is a gift. To spend time with yourself focused on that one thing –that game-changer and you will stand way above the rest. I’m learning that discipline is freedom. That being disciplined with my focused time & my solitude fuels my innovation & creativity – allowing me to do my best work.
“To have the rewards that very few have, do the things that very few people are willing to do.” ~ Robin Sharma
“The way you start your day, drives how beautifully you live it.” ~ Robin Sharma
“Self-belief is so incredibly important. Because if you don’t believe you can achieve a vision/goal, then you won’t even start to do the work needed to achieve that vision/goal.” ~ Robin Sharma
Thank you Robin for doing world-class work. I am on my journey of greatness because I am here to do legendary work and I will be leaving something behind that is far greater than my mere existence. Stay tuned for another post on another great thought leader who have inspired me on my journey to greatness.
Who inspires you the most? What lessons have you learned from your own virtual or actual mentors?
“Genius is not the result of innate ability but deliberate practice and the relentless pursuit of Mastery.” ~ Robin Sharma
I am inspired by you and would love to hear how you are creating a life you really love on your own journey to greatness. Will you drop a comment below? Your words may just be the inspiration someone needs on their journey to greatness. Continue to let your inner greatness shine and have the courage to show up, do great work, love more, play bigger and be the best you. xoxo
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