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The monk who sold his ferrari


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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari- By Robin S. Sharma
One the most beautiful & infleuencing book that can really add on to your self-improvement.

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The monk who sold his ferrari

  2. 2. ABOUT THE BOOK • Author: Robin S. Sharma • Publication: Jaico Publishing House • Distributed By: India Boos Distributors (Bombay) • Published Year: 2003 • Total Pages: 198 • Price: Rs175/- • It has been on India’s Top 10 Best Selling Books for over 2 years.
  3. 3. ABOUT THE AUTHOR • Occupation: Canadian lawyer, Leadership expert and writer. • Citizenship: Canadian • Alma mater: Dalhousie University School of Law. • Notable works: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, "The Leader Who Had No Title" "The Greatness Guide" 'The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart's Desires. • Notable awards: Golden Gavel award by Toastmasters International in 2011, Top 10 Leadership Gurus in the World.
  4. 4. • Robin Sharma is the globally celebrated author of 12 bestselling books on leadership and personal development. • His work has been published in over 50 countries and nearly 70 languages, making him one of the most widely read authors in the world. • He shot to fame with “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”, which has topped International Bestseller Lists and sold millions of copies. • He holds two law degrees and has worked as a Litigation Lawyer. • He is the founder of Sharma Leadership International Inc., a global training firm whose clients include corporations such as General Electric, Nike, FedEx, NASA, Unilever, Microsoft, IBM, The Young Presidents’ Organisation and Yale University.
  5. 5. MAIN CHARACTERS OF THE BOOK • YOGI RAMAN- A person or one of the sage amongst the Sages Of Sivana. The person who is responsible for John Mantle’s transformation. • JULIAN MANTLE- The main storyteller. A great, brilliant, fearless trial attorney. • JOHN- The Monk (transformed person) who is the friend as well as colleague of Julian.
  6. 6. OVERVIEW OF THE STORY • The Fable (Story) The book takes the form of a fable about Julian Mantle, a high-profile attorney with a crazy schedule and a set of priorities that center around money, power and prestige. As such, Mantle represents the values of our society. The story is told from the perspective of one of his associates, who admires Mantle’s great success and aspires to be like him. • But when Mantle has a heart attack, he drops out of the game and disappears. He sells all his possessions and goes to India to seek a more meaningful existence. When he comes back, he’s a changed man. Really, it’s as if he’s a completely different person. He’s learned from some mythical Himalayan gurus who give him mystical and yet practical advice, which he shares with his former associate (and the reader).
  7. 7. SEVEN VIRTUES OF ENLIGHTENED LIVING 1. Master Your Mind- The Magnificent Garden  Mind management is the essence of life management.  Pain can be a wonderful teacher.  Your outer world reflects the state of your inner world.  The boundaries of your life are merely creations of themselves.  Every second you spend thinking about someone else’s dreams you take time away from your own.
  8. 8. 2. Follow Your Purpose- The Light House  The principle of enlightened living; the purpose of life is a life of a purpose.  The real source of happiness can be stated in a word: achievement.  You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see.  Respectfully say that “My cup is Still Empty”.  “Always remember that what lies behind you and what lies in front of you is nothing when compared to what lies within you”.
  9. 9. 3. Practice Kaizen- The Sumo Wrestler  The only limits on your life are those that you set yourself.  Once you master your mind, body and character, happiness and abundance will flow into your life almost magically.
  10. 10. 4. Live with Discipline- The Pink Wire Cable  When spider webs unite, they tie up as a lion.  Don’t race against others, race against yourself.  Spend entire day in vow of silence, except in response to a direct question.  Mantra- ‘I am more than I appear to be, all the world’s strength and power rests inside me.’
  11. 11. 5. Respect Your Time- The Golden Stopwatch  Failing to plan is planning to fail.  Have the courage to say ‘NO’.
  12. 12. 6. Selflessly Serve Others- The Fragrant Roses  Chinese proverb- “A little bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses”.  Every dawn is a new day to the one who is enlightened.
  13. 13. 7. Embrace the Present- Path of Diamonds  Happiness is a journey, not a destination.  We in the real world will never get a second chance to live life to the fullest.  Today is your chance to awaken to the gift of living----- before its too late.  We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
  14. 14. LESSONS LEARNED • The only limits on yourself are those that you set. • Spend some time in solitude everyday in meditation. • Visualize yourself as a disciplined, firm person fully in control of your mind. • Take a break from what you are used to do and start doing something you actually have taste for.