Jan 21, 2013

The Monday Peptalk - 12 lessons for success

Robin Sharma, a former lawyer, quit his job and self-published a book his mother helped editing. He stored 2000 copies in his kitchen. His second book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was also originally self-published until a big publishing company discovered Robin in a bookstore. The book, and the series that followed, have become one of the world's most successful publishing franchises. Today Robin Sharma is one of the top five leadership gurus in the world helping people to achieve their greatest potential and to create their best lives. For this Monday Peptalk I share some of my own favourites of Robin Sharmas best lessons for success in business and life. 

12 Great lessons for success 

  1. The more you worry about being applauded by others and making money, the less you’ll focus on doing the great work that will generate applause. And make you money.
  2. To double your net worth, double your self-worth. Because you will never exceed the height of your self-image.
  3. The more messes you allow into your life, the more messes will become a normal (and acceptable) part of your life
  4. The most dangerous place is in your safety zone.
  5. It generally takes about 10 years to become an overnight sensation.
  6. The secret of passion is purpose.
  7. 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.
  8. Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business.
  9. The thoughts you think today determine the results you’ll see tomorrow.
  10. Success lies in a masterful consistency around a few fundamentals. It really is simple. Not easy. But simple.
  11. Understand that a problem is only a problem if you choose to view it as a problem (vs. an opportunity)
  12. The most precious resource for businesspeople is not their time. It’s their energy. Manage it well.

Let´s have a happy MONDAY!


  1. i need to embrace #3!!! love this post. xO!

  2. Som vanligt härligt peptalk så här på måndag morgon, tack!

    Ha en fin måndag! Kram Jennifer

  3. Egentligen är det märkligt att det ska behövas några topgurus att förklara så enkla saker. Det mesta är ku ganska självklart. Men man behöver påminna sig då och då. Typ varje måndag är en bra idé

  4. Sensible advice indeed!

  5. I LOVE your Monday peps.

    You are my mentor and give me that kick I need.


  6. Have to read that book!

  7. I loved reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari...and I'm going to embrace the 12 great lessons for success...thanks for this...I needed this today ;-)

  8. Such wonderful lessons to remember! Hope you are doing well! xoxo

  9. Så bra tips! Jag måste läsa dem igen och reflektera , kram Nilla

  10. So inspiring. I love the one 'it generally takes 10 years to become an overnight success' it made me laugh! :)

  11. Yes! I think I'll send this to my college kids. Sometimes younger folks believe that there is an easy way to success and happiness. Nothing is a cake walk.. and it's all about perception.


  12. Always look forward to Monday with you!'xo Karolyn