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EBook publisher editions include some pretty cheap editions, so that's almost free. Prices for Be Extraordinary: The Greatness Guide Book Two: More. I found a greater transformation in my life after reading the Greatness Guide deeply and I believe you Download as PPTX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. GREATNESS. THE. WAYS. TO REACH THE. NEXT LEVEL. JAICO PUBLISHING HOUSE. Ahmedabad Bangalore Bhopal Chennai.

Nothing Fails like Success Be a Rock Star at Work Your Days Define Your Life Drink Coffee with Gandhi Get Some Skin in the Game Be into Breezes Make Time to Think Leadership Begins on the Extra Mile Mick Jagger and Reference Points Business Is Relationships How to Be a Happier Human Work Hard, Get Lucky Know Your Genius Listen Twice as Much as You Speak Your Customers download with Their Hearts Learn to Say No Burn Your Boats Grow Leaders Fast Your Four — Minute Mile Push the Envelope On Obituaries and the Meaning of Life What Do You Evangelize?

Under the Kimono: My Best Practices Culture Is King Shine as a Parent Be a Merchant of Wow Think like a CEO Act like an Athlete Grow Leaders Fast One of the training programs that we offer companies to help them get to world class in their market space is called Grow The Leader. Organizations all around the world including NASA and pharmaceutical giant Wyeth are using our unique process to increase employee engagement, enhance culture, dramatically boost performance and produce superior business results.

Grow The Leader is based on a simple yet powerful concept: The ultimate competitive advantage of your enterprise comes down to a single imperative — your ability to grow and develop leaders faster than your competition. The more quickly you can get every single person in the company demonstrating leadership behavior — regardless of their position — the more quickly you will lead the field. A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, like a CEO or managing director.

This means they focus on getting to solutions rather than on the problems. This means they do whatever it takes to keep customers happy. This means they worry about sales and do their part to reduce costs. This means they take personal responsibility for achieving results that move the business forward whether they run the mailroom or sit in a boardroom.

This means they shape culture, stay positive and lead by example. The ultimate competitive advantage of your Enterprise comes down to a single imperative — your Ability to grow and develop leaders faster than Your competition. That would lead to chaos. Businesses do need someone to set the vision and then lead the team to it.

And when they do — when they think, feel and act like leaders — good things will happen. And soon, your organization will get to great. A few do not. Join them. You might be viewing things through the eyes of your fears, limitations and false assumptions. Once you clean up the stained glass window you see the world through, guess what? A whole new set of possibilities appears. Remember, we see the world not as it is but as we are. That idea changed my life, over a decade ago, when I was an unhappy lawyer searching for a better way to live.

Before , it was believed that no runner could ever break the four — minute mile barrier. But after Roger Bannister broke it, many more replicated his feat — within weeks. Because he showed people what was possible. They got a new reference point. And then armed with that belief, people did the impossible. What false assumptions are you making in terms of what you cannot have, do and be? Your thinking creates your reality.

Your beliefs truly become self — fulfilling prophecies because your beliefs drive your actions — and you will never act in a way that is misaligned with your thinking; the size of your life reflects the size of your thinking. And you are so much better than that.

Celebrated neurosurgeon Ben Carson expressed it so well when he said: Push the Envelope How big do you dream? How fast do you move? How relentlessly do you innovate? I just bought my daughter an iPod. She was extraordinarily persistent in her asking — smart kid. Such an array of iPods to select from: Rather than resisting on its laurels with the massive success of this product, Apple just keeps innovating, reaching for something even better.

Talked about leadership and how the best get better. Shared how companies can achieve stunning success by making a few simple changes and course corrections. One young entrepreneur came up to me for a chat. Sure being a leader at work or at home or in your community is a lonely act. The very definition of being a leader means you are out in front — with no one else.

Taking the road less traveled. Taking responsibility for results in a world that loves to blame and deny responsibility. Seeing possibilities that no one else has yet dreamed of. Challenging the way things are. Remember every great leader or visionary or brave thinker was initially laughed at.

Now they are revered. So push the envelope. Refuse to accept anything remotely close to mediocrity. Let go of the chains that have bound you to the ordinary. And definitely leave the crowd.

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Stand for your best. Commit to excellence. Become massively innovative and wear your passion on your sleeve. They might call you different or weird or even crazy. But please remember, every great leader or visionary or brave thinker was initially laughed at.

Less willing to listen to negative people. Less willing to miss an opportunity to be loving, champion another human being, get closer to my dreams, or have some genuine fun. Contribution to community. The need to take calculated risks. Kindness through small, simple acts.

And love. To lead a beautiful life, I suggest that you need to ask the kinds of questions that will provoke you to think deeply and connect with what matters most. So ask profound questions. Good questions lead to excellent answers and greater clarity. And greater clarity is the DNA of authentic success and personal greatness. Ask yourself these five questions today. Write your answers in your journal. Talk about them. Think about them. Imagine that today is the last day of your life and you are lying on your deathbed.

Then ask yourself: Did I dream richly? Did I live fully? Did I learn to let go? Did I love well? Did I tread lightly on the earth and leave it better than I found it? My hope is that the answers you arrive at will help you live with more authenticity, passion and joy. Clarity really does precede success. So live your potential now. The Chinese say it so well: But the second best time is today. So many leaders are afraid of conflict — they have a deep — seated need to be popular and cherished.

They hate ruffling feathers and making waves. They are insecure and not so comfortable living in their own skin. But great leaders are different. They fearlessly make tough calls. They speak their truth. They run their own race, making the right decisions and worrying little about public opinion.

They are courage in action. I speak and write a lot about being caring and respectful to people. See the best in people and be the most compassionate person you know. Not once have I ever suggested that. Extraordinary leadership is a balance between being tender yet tough, compassionate yet courageous, part saint and part warrior, friendly yet firm.

As my gift to you, you can download the presentation for free at robinsharma. And that brings me to my gentle suggestion to you: Do the right thing rather than doing the popular thing. The best thing to do is generally the hardest thing to do. Please remember that. Make the tough decisions. Speak with candor. Let underperformers know when they are underperforming. Tell your superstars how much you love them.

Just be real. Who cares? Smart guy. What Do You Evangelize? But an evangelist, by definition, is simply someone who spreads good news. Each of us had it as kids. We wanted to be superheroes, astronauts, poets and painters. We wanted to change the world, stand on mountaintops and eat lots of ice cream. Then, as we aged, life began to do its work on us. Fearful people snickered at our dreams. Disappointments began to show up.

Life began to hurt us and we began to download into the propaganda that says we should not think too big, reach too high and love too much. Breaks my heart to think about it. You are meant to shine. I believe that fiercely. You are here to find that cause, that main aim, that vital destiny that will move you at the most visceral level and get you up at the crack of dawn with fire in your belly.

It might mean developing people at work and helping them live their highest potential. It might mean being an innovator who adds outrageous value to your clients and brings cool products to the world. Your cause might involve elevating communities or helping people in need. An evangelist? You are here to find that cause that main aim, that vital destiny that will move you at the most visceral level and get you up at the crack of dawn with fire in your belly.

Am I more special than you? But I do know this: My Best Practices I just want to help you shine. All I really care about is doing my part to help you get to your greatness. To help you reach your best at work. To help you find happiness at home. To help you make your mark. Well, when I help you live your finest life, I get to feel significant. That I matter. What are my best practices? In other words, what are the best things that I do to stay at my very best — on game and in potential?

Five big — time workouts a week. A 90 — minute massage every seven days. A world — class diet. A period of journaling most days. Journaling builds self — awareness. Affirmations or what I call Success Statements throughout the day — especially in the shower. Right thinking drives right action. A weekly planning session. I also review my goals here. Usually I do it Sunday morning. At least one conversation with an interesting person each week to keep my passion high and to surround myself with bug ideas.

A single conversation can change your life. In an issue of Business 2. This very day can be the first day Of your new life. I have more but these are my best personal practices, the ones that bring out my highest. Pick the ones that resonate with you. Discard the ones that you disagree with. Just find what works for the way you live. Then act on them today. This very day can be the first day of your new life.

Culture Is King At a leadership training program I recently gave for a group of high — tech managers, a distinguished — looking man came up to me at the break and shared: At our company, one of our top priorities is to work on our culture.

We talk about it all the time. Our focus on culture — building worked splendidly. Your competitors will copy your products if they are good. They will copy your services. They will copy your branding. But they will never be able to copy your culture. And your culture is the very thing that makes your organization special. Your culture lets people know what your organization values e. To me, culture is king. One of your most sustainable Competitive advantages will be developing what I call a Culture of Leadership.

The five best ways to build culture are as follows: They have unique rituals like 7 a. Rituals shape culture and keep it special. When you see someone living the values your culture stands for, make them a public hero. Behavior that gets rewarded is behavior that gets repeated. Catch people doing good. You need to evangelize what you stand for constantly.

He never did. A mission — critical focus to build culture is employee development. Hold seminars and have leadership workshops to instill the values you seek to nurture and build a leadership culture into their hearts and minds. When your people improve, your company will improve. Great companies have cultures where great stories are told from generation to generation. People want to go to work each day and feel they are a part of a community. One of the deepest psychological needs of a human being is the need for belonging.

We also want to work for an organization that values us, that promotes our personal growth and that makes us feel that we are contributing to a dream. There can be no authentic success and lasting happiness if your daily schedule is misaligned with your deepest values. If there is a gap between what you do and who you are, you are out of integrity. I call it The Integrity Gap.

The greater the chasm between your daily commitments and your deepest values, the less your life will work and the less happiness you will feel. Because you are not walking your talk. Because your video is not congruent with your radio. Because you are committing the crime of self — betrayal.

Worst crime of all. And the witness that lives within the deepest part of you — your conscience — sees it. Your schedule is the best barometer For what you truly value and believe To be important. Your schedule is the best barometer for what you truly value and believe to be important.

Too many people talk a good talk. But talk is cheap. Less talk and more do. I used to be a litigation lawyer. Witnesses in the courtroom could say what they wanted to. But the evidence never lied. Put your family, along with your health, at the top of your priority list.

Family matters. And few things are more important than being an extraordinary parent. Kids grow up unbelievably fast.

It seems like yesterday my son was in a stroller with the chubby cheeks of a baby and the sounds of an infant. I guess all I can do is stay devoted to them and be generous with my time my children have always been my number — one priority.

Here are some ideas for you to shine in the incredibly important role of parent: Try not to teach your fears to your kids. Lead By Example: The best way to influence your kids is to walk the talk.

Model the behavior you wish to see. Those little eyes watch everything you do. I talk about this in Family Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which is a book that will be very helpful to you as you grow young leaders at home.

Develop your children: Expose them to great art. Take them to interesting restaurants. Introduce them to cool people who produce unique ideas. During the meal, the Kennedy kids would learn from the guest — and then quiz the visitor to deepen their learning. Smart practice. Inspire your kids: Parents teach their children how to view the world. Parents show kids the way the world works. And if you see the world as a place of limitation, so will those little people you are raising.

Inspire them to be great human beings who will elevate the world — in their own special way. Be an enabler. Each night before my kids go to sleep. I make four statements to them. We know we should never give up and how much you love us. Thank you for being the father you wee. And thank you for those four statements each night.

They made a difference. I saw it being renovated a few months ago and made a mental note to check it out on my next visit to Miami. So here I am, waiting to be impressed, just aching for a reason to tell you something good about this place in a world where so many businesses are boring, slow and stale. I like trying new hotels when I travel. Good news! This place is amazing. Big smile when I entered from the doorman and a warm greeting.

Ultra — cool design inside none of the stark white of SOBE that used to be so hip that everyone copied it — which then made it un — hip. Lots of green and fresh colors.

Sexy music and vibes.

Super nice front desk staff — the smile thing again with a wonderful offer of Evian water with a slice of lime while I was checking in. Eric the bellman showed me the workout facility and then the spa. And the room is awesome — art deco, impeccably clean and stylishly put together. All very impressive. Stunning, actually — which is the standard I encourage you to aspire to. Hotel Victor under — promised and then over — delivered.

It had a chance to win me over, and through well — trained staff, unique and superbly kept facilities and excellent amenities, it did. Getting What You Want While Loving What You Have Some pundits encourage us to enjoy the moment and appreciate what we have, suggesting that constantly striving for more is unhealthy and the primary source of our discontent.

And other say that, as human beings, we were built to push beyond our comfort zones each day and reach for something higher — to become great. I call it The Mandela Balance. Nelson Mandela, a man I greatly admire, once said: I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.

But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk has not yet ended. Enjoy the view from where you are at. Savor how far you have come. Be grateful fro where you are along the journey that is your life. Live in the moment.

But also remember that with the gifts that reside within you comes great responsibilities. We must walk out into this world — each day — and do our best to be of greater service to others, realize more of our potential and become better citizens on the planet. We must continually walk toward our fears and make more of our lives.

We must constantly play a bigger game and use our creative talents to do, be and see more. This drive to realize more of our greatest selves has, I believe, been knitted into our DNA and to deny it is to deny our human nature. This world was built by people Who felt some discontent with the way things Were and knew they could do better.

And yes, as we set higher dreams and raise our personal standards, we will create some discontent. But this world was built by people who felt some discontent with the way things were and knew they could do better. Politically incorrect these days, I know. But I think he was speaking truth. The greatest among us were not satisfied with the way things were.

Think Gandhi.

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Think Mother Teresa. Think Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Think Bill Gates. Thin Einstein. Think Mandela. So love what you have.

And then go for what you want. Enjoy the climb up the mountain. But never take your eyes off the summit. Amazing company. The chairman is a visionary. There are top managers at Satyam. They run different divisions and functions. It provides them with resources, structures and opportunities. They just have to return results.

The concept inspires them to take ownership of their functional areas and behave like entrepreneurs. It gets them to act like real leaders. It encourages them to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Take personal responsibility for the success Of your business. Show up like an entrepreneur.

Grow sales. Cut costs. Get good stuff done. You are the CEO of your functional area. Do you have a finance function at your company? You are the CEO of that area, that small business. Work in human resources? Clean — up at the end of the day? You run a clean — up business that serves the larger company you work with. Take personal responsibility for the success of your business. You will shine in your career.

And the CEO will love you.

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Act Like an Athlete One of the best ways I know to create spectacular results in the most important areas of your life is through daily practice. Top athletes know that practice is how you get to greatness. I was in Moscow a while back for a series of speeches and workshops. One morning I went down to the hotel gym for a workout.

It was 6 a. Guess who was there? Mary Pierce, the tennis star. For two hours, she ran, lifted weights, did sit — ups and countless push — ups. She was paying the price for success. You need to practice to get to your greatness. Athletes know this so very well. Why does it seem so foreign to the rest of us? Sure practice takes discipline. But as my friend Nido Qubein the business consultant and motivational speaker often says: I would never suggest that you could get to your dreams without having to make some sacrifices and pay the price in terms of dedication and self — control.

The best among us make it all look so easy. I call it the Swan Effect — elite performers make personal and business mastery look effortless and seem to make things happen as gracefully as a swan moves along the water. Top athletes know that practice is how You get to greatness. In my life, I have a series of practices that set me up for a great day. This is a simple yet life — changing idea that has helped so many of our clients. Practices that will lock you into your best state include a morning journaling session where you record your feelings, thoughts and the blessings you are grateful for.

I often listen to music for 15 minutes, as it not only energizes me, it makes me feel happier. I also use Success Statements or affirmations to get my mind focused. You need to create them. Find your series of practices, perform them with consistency. And then go out into this beautiful world of ours and shine. Yet without enthusiasm, energy and passion, you cannot lead your field and an organization cannot get to world class.

Hey, I never suggested this leadership stuff was rocket science. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. The people I love to be around are generally those that have a simple, heartfelt quality: They are enthusiastic.

Wildly so. They are open to life. They are curious. They love to learn. They smile when they see me. Today, show up at work with all the enthusiasm you can genuinely muster.

Be outrageously energetic and madly alive. See the best in people. Go the extra mile to delight your customers. See the opportunity for learning and personal evolution amidst a seeming setback.

Embrace change as a chance to grow. Have a laugh with a teammate. Tell your loved ones you adore them. Spread some passion. But with an abundance of enthusiasm, I have no doubt that whatever the coming hours bring, you will handle them with grace, strength and a smile. Be outrageously energetic And madly alive.

They preach the latest technique and offer the latest modality that they say will speed you to your greatest life. Take a magic pill or try the latest fad and all will be fine — life will be perfect. Yes, crafting an extraordinary existence takes work. Of course, getting to greatness — personally and professionally — requires sacrifices. A primary sign of maturity is the ability to give up instant gratification for a much more spectacular pleasure down the road. And true, the right thing to do is generally the hardest thing to do.

I love that word. Most people give up too early. Their fears are bigger than their faith, I guess.

What are those fundamentals? I told you that you already know this stuff. Nike is a client of ours. And they got it right with all that JDI stuff: Just Do It! Getting to your best life is simple. Not easy but simple. It just takes focus and effort. That philosophy about the thousand mile journey beginning with a single step is true. Small daily gains lead to giant results over a lifetime. Most people give up too Early. Their fears are bigger than their faith. Personal — and organizational — greatness is not about revolution but about evolution, those small but consistent wins.

Sam Walton began with a single store. Richard Branson began with his first little record shop. Steve Jobs started Apple out of his garage. And only 23 people showed up for my first seminar — 21 of them were family members.

Every dream starts small. But you need to start. Nothing more — just feeling the touch of another human being and feeling connected. The paradox of our wired world is that as we become More connected electronically, we become less Connected emotionally.

The paradox of our wired world is that as we become more connected electronically, we become less connected emotionally. People spend hours each night reading blogs, downloading podcasts and surfing the internet. Do what you like. But I have no plans to show up at a cuddle party any time soon. Just doing that would give me all the cuddles I need. The Value of Good After I gave a speech for a major telecommunications company, a woman walked up to me with tears in her eyes.

But there was a man who actually lived your message. He died a few months ago. He was my dad. I was so honored to see that. Another long pause. He was the kind of person who was always the first to help someone in need. He always treated people incredibly well and was unfailingly polite. He walked the earth ever so lightly. Reality TV shows exhibit the worst of human behavior. We see music super stars who swear every five seconds.

We read about corporate leaders who fill their pockets to download bigger boats while share — holders lose their life savings. I love the movie Wall Street. But Gordon Geeko got it wrong: Good is good. Some people laugh at the notion of being nice and decent and noble. Soft is hard. What takes guts is to stand for something higher, to behave greater and to be of services to others.

Like Mandela, Gandhi. I wish I could be one — quarter as good as them. Gordon Gekko got it wrong: Sorry for ranting, but this is a big topic for me. That quest keeps me up at night. And I hold myself to a standard far higher than anyone could ever expect from me. Do I always get it right?

Am I always at peace and without anger? Do I always model my message? I try to each day but I slip sometimes. Grace Under Pressure Dr. What we are as human beings presents itself more fully in times of adversity than at times of ease. Anyone can be positive, polite and kind when things are going well. What distinguishes people with an extraordinary character from the rest of us is how they respond when life sends one of its inevitable curves. They reach deeply into themselves and present even more of their highest nature to the world.

Just a couple of hours ago, I want on the runway, ready to fly home from London. The flight had been delayed by a few hours so it felt good to be so close to takeoff. I had my iPod in place, a new book to read and my journal. We regret that we must cancel this flight. One man close to me became belligerent to a flight attendant. A couple in another row grumbled loudly.

A businessman in a dark suit actually kicked the seat in front of him. Yet some passengers responded differently, with a quiet humanity. An elderly gentleman smiled as he helped others take their bags down from the overhead compartments. A teenager, rather than trying to rush off the plane like most of the other passengers, stopped to help a woman with a disability.

The wisest among us have a remarkable ability to maintain grounded when times get tough. This very minute, somewhere in the world, there are parents dealing with the death of a child. This very minute, someone has suffered an accident that will devastate their loved ones. This very minute, there are human beings dealing with illness in a hospital bed.

Sickness, loss, disappointment. No one gets through life without experiencing this stuff. But you and I have the power to choose to rise above our external circumstances. We always have the choice to be strong and positive when things fall apart. We have the right to use our stumbling blocks as stepping stones to our greatest life. I believe this is truth. What distinguishes people with an Extraordinary character from the rest of us Is how they respond when life sends One of its inevitable curves.

Grace under pressure. My seatmate was right — things could have been so much worse. I have my health. I have two wonderful children. I have work I love and so much to be grateful for. Sure I now have to wait a few hours to catch the next flight home. I invite you to take a moment to think about that. Checking your email messages on your BlackBerry every 60 seconds will not make you more effective.

Refusing to take vacations will not make you a star performer. Einstein spent a ton of time sailing and connecting with his childlike self.

The creator of the sewing machine came up with the idea while dreaming about an island native holding a spear with a hole in the end of it. The 8 Rituals of Visionary Leaders while taking a long solo drive out in the country. When the idea hit me, I pulled over onto a dirt road and downloaded the ideas into my journal for more than two hours.

An unforgettable experience for me. I often joke with my audience that I make most of my income on a ski hill. People smile. But they get my point. You need to make space for your genius to flow. We get our creative bursts, those idea torrents that take our business and personal lives to the next level, while we are skiing or drinking coffee in a Starbucks or walking in the woods or meditating with a sunrise.

Those pursuits are not a waste of time. No way. Those pursuits are a superb use of your time. Creativity comes when you are relaxed, happy and enjoying the moment. And when it comes, it can bring ideas that rock your world. All it takes is one good idea to get you to previously unimagined results. Relaxing, taking vacations and making time for fun actually makes you more successful.

And these pursuits make you money. It benefits the people around you as much as it benefits you. Hewlett — Packard recently noted that constant interruptions of technology actually took 10 points off the IQ of an average employee in a work environment. And the U. Friday became the most productive and creative day of the week. So have some fun. Laugh with your co — workers. Go for a walk at lunch. Go fishing or swimming of golfing this weekend. Maybe sit on a beach for a week down in the Carribean or visit the great museums in France and Italy.

Or just take a nap and relax. The Two Magic Words I sometimes get a little bothered by ingratitude. I try to treat people well, help them win and celebrate them, so that they reach for their best life. And I know that life has a very fair accounting system and as one sows, one will reap. I had breakfast with a friend the other day. He looked at me and said: According to Gallup research, the number — one reason employees leave their organization is not because they were not being paid enough; they leave because they were not given enough appreciation.

Your talent goes to the competition because no one said thank you to them. The last is to say thank you. But they will make a world of difference. Today, take a moment and think about the people In your life who need to be cherished, appreciated And told that their support has been helpful. The Value of Dying Daily I have no desire to be the richest person in the graveyard.

Die daily. Connecting to the fact that life is short and no one knows when it will end is a great personal habit to stay centered on your highest priorities. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.

And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. And the days really do slip into weeks, the weeks into months and the months into years. Before we know it, we are lying on our deathbeds, wondering where all the time went. A participant in a recent seminar made the point beautifully, sharing the following quote from one of his family members with me: Now the night has fallen — and I remember my shopping. I have a gentle challenge for you:Another long pause.

Getting up early makes easy to do your inner work, enlarge your thinking. Miss this insight and you just might lost your business. With world — class reference points, you will realize far more of your potential and life will have more wonder.

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Client — Focused vs. Become a world — class listener. They preach the latest technique and offer the latest modality that they say will speed you to your greatest life.