I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend Robin Sharma’s fire-starter The 48 Hour Transformation training on self-mastery. The energy and people were awesome, and I’m excited to apply his teachings to transform my life! I was so excited and honoured to have the opportunity to speak with Robin Sharma 1-on-1 and get a picture with him!
Here are five of my key learnings to share with you:
We all know how fast-paced the world is. We all know how hard it is to stop ourselves from multi-tasking. Robin Sharma’s first rule: focus. Think long and hard about the projects that are truly important to you right now, then spend the first 90 minutes of your day doing them. Key word: important, not exciting. For me, one of the important things I want to accomplish this year is to publish my book, so I spend the first 90 mins of my day working on the content and marketing of my book. If you know you have to optimize your LinkedIn profile to get found by recruiters but it feels like a chore, spend 90 minutes tomorrow making sure you have the best profile out there. That way, you’ll be able to go through the rest of your day with a weight lifted off your shoulders.
2. Aim for iconic, go for legendary.
Transforming your life is synonymous with transforming the lives of those around you. When you change your perspective and attitude, you inspire others to achieve your success. Aim to be an expert in your field and be known for what you do. Remember, it takes 10,000 hours before you can become a master. Robin Sharma’s top tip: it takes 66 days of doing something before it becomes a habit. Stay persistent, build your reputation and brand, and you’ll be ready to catapult your career to legendary status.
I’m challenging myself to wake up at 5am every morning to get an extra three hours of work and one of personal time per day. More importantly, I want to feel more energized and alive! I wake up and immediately go to exercise, meditate, and schedule the next few hours. I start my day feeling refreshed and ready to take on anything! Successful people are able to push past the pain to do what needs to be done, and in 66 days it won’t be a chore, but a habit.
3. Deliver 10x value, always.
Always focus on proactively delivering 10x value, or going above and beyond all expectations. Be an instrument of service to the world and dig deep to understand what your audience, or potential employer, wants. This will help you identify ways that you can apply your unique background and add value to an organization. What can you do to create WOW experiences and perfect moments?
4. Simplify everything.
Complexity is what distracts us. Robin Sharma’s key tip is to live as minimalist a life as you can. By keeping things simple, you free your mind to deal with the truly important aspects of your career, business, and life. The best thing you can do to free up your head space is to make a schedule at the beginning of everyday and stick to it – don’t let yourself get bogged down trying to make plans on multiple devices and online tools. When you section out your days and weeks into manageable chunks, you allow yourself to leave behind the stress you’ve been carrying around about the volume of work you have. What are the 5 most important things you want to accomplish daily to achieve our yearly 5 important goals?
5. Have grit.
To be a game changer, you have to have grit. You have to be able to persevere where others gave up. The same goes for your job search – if you’re currently unemployed, take a moment to recognize that this process may last longer than you anticipated. You may receive more rejections than you thought you would. That’s okay! A lot of the times, it’s not something you can control and it’s also not a reflection of your worth as a person. Check out Angela Lee Duckworth’s popular TED talk to learn more about why grit is an accurate predictor of success.
To learn more, check out Robin Sharma’s website and check out his free resources. I highly recommend subscribing to his blog – it is one of the few that I read religiously! To get his teachings at an affordable price, purchase his two books: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Leader Who Had No Title.