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The Greatness Guide: 101 Lessons for Making What’s Good at Work and in Life Even Better Paperback – August 19, 2008
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“Sharma frames his wisdom in a friendly, accessible way that will appeal to readers at every level.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Like having a really cool big brother show you the ropes on the first day of high school.” (New Age Retailer)
An easy-to-digest 101-item buffet of life-altering advice. (Play Magazine)
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I personally thoroughly enjoyed Robin Sharma's easing conversational writing style and humble approach to these sometimes touchy topics. While some of these jolts of wisdom may on the surface seem like common sense, I for one certainly needed to hear them again. This is one of those rare books that should become a perennial read for all - it certainly will for me.
Though this book is a quick and easy read, I highly recommend that you don't let the power of each of the 101 gems-of-advice slip past you. I got the most value by taking the time to reflect on the key point of each gem and identifying action items for myself that would make the key points stick.
The Greatness Guide may well be Robin's best book yet. From his opening disclaimer "I am no guru" to the very end challenging us to claim our greatness, Robin speaks from the heart in a way that makes for not only an enjoyable read but an impactful one.
All too many books of this type seem to be written as if they are a research summary of best practices. Helpful reminders, but only as helpful as a reminder. By sharing a series of everyday personal experiences, good and bad, Robin helps us to self-discover that life is -- or at least can be -- a glorious melody of successes and opportunities to learn (the latter which some call failures).
Just an example of one of his many nuggets: "Reading is one of the best disciplines I know of to stay `on your game' and at your highest. Reading from a great book is really all about having a conversation with an author." Exactly...and that is the feeling I had reading the book. Robin was sharing his journey with me so that my journey would be far better.
Already looking forward to my next conversation (book) from this very gifted sharer.
I enjoyed reading Robin's other books like "Who will cry when you die" and "The Saint, the surfer and the CE0" and found this book similar to the others , inspiring, practical and fun to read. There are lots of anecdotes/stories about leaders, some well known celebrities ( Mick Jagger, Bono, Steve Jobs, Jennifer Aniston, Bon Jovi, Puff Daddy) and some lesser know celebrities like an eye surgeon, a wise tailor.
Robin's biggest gifts is his infectious enthusiasm.., you can feel it as you read through the 101 short practical insights each presented in a separate chapter.
His premise is that each person is a great leader and can unlock the leadership potential by doing "inner" work, getting more disciplined and being persistent in setting and getting to our goals.
The good book to read at the beginning of the year when you feel inspired about the new year, goals and resolutions.
Thank you Robin.
In my opinion, the book is best read in bits and pieces. Read one "chapter" a day and think about it. (The chapters are two pages at the longest). You will therefore have a new empowering thought or idea each day, similar to "Who Will Cry When You Die."
As with any book of this type, it is useless unless you put the ideas contained therein into action. Make this year your best year ever. Don't make resolutions; rather, set specific goals with specific action steps and stick to them. Use the "wisdom" of the "Monk" to fulfill your wildest dreams.
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This book inspires, motivates and captivated me from the first page itself. Like reading letters from a trusted friend, the chapters are full of advice from the heart. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anupama
This was an enjoyable read which provided lots of practical guidance. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to improve oneself. I had a hard time putting it down.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book if you are willing to advance your life into a different level.Published 14 months ago by Mansour S. M. Turki
simple and forward. It's combination of wisdom from different people with explanation by Robin. Great work.Published 15 months ago by zaki alabdullah