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Monk who sold his ferrari

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Monk who sold his ferrari

  1. 1. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - By Robin Sharma
  2. 2. About the Author •Born in Canada from Parents of Indian Origin. •Lawyer by profession. •Author of 8 books (6 international bestsellers). •One of the world’s top experts on personal and organizational leadership. •The CEO of Sharma Leadership International Inc., a premier training firm. •The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is the 5th bestselling book in the history.
  3. 3. About the book o It teaches us the art of simple living. o It’s a book on self help & self transformation. o It encourages us to read more, eat less, exercise everyday, spend more time with our family. o One of the best Selling books of all times.
  4. 4. The characters • Julian Mantle-A rich lawyer turned monk • John-Julian’s friend & co-worker • Yogi Ramanan-A sage of sivana • Yogi Krishnan-Lawyer turned monk like Julian • Jenny-John’s wife
  5. 5. Summary of the story •A story of a rich lawyer Julian Mantle who had lost interest in life. •After suffering a heart attack retires from his profession & goes to Himalayas in search of a life changing odyssey. •After 3 years he visits his friend John & tells him about his experience with sages of sivana. • He narrates to John the fable that contained the 7 virtues for a life abundant with inner peace, joy and a wealth of spiritual gifts.
  6. 6. Summary of the story • At first John disagrees to Julian’s narration, but after learning the techniques eventually agrees to it. • The story goes on with Julian narrating the 7 virtues along with the various techniques & examples relating with the virtues. • At the end Julian asks John to spread the secrets for the benefits of others.
  7. 7. The story
  8. 8. Garden • Here Garden symbolizes the mind. • Mind management is the essence of life. • Self awareness is the stepping stone of the mind mastery. • One should be passionate about things to avoid Fatigue. • Think positive always. • Don’t judge; just experience. • Mind is wonderful servant but terrible master. • Suggested techniques: – Heart of the roses – concentration and control. – Opposition thinking – zero negative thinking not even 1. – Secret of the lake – put mental images of what you want to be.
  9. 9. Lighthouse • Lighthouse is the purpose. • To reap the most, serve the most. • It is enlightening to study oneself. • Set your Goals. • Happiness is in achievement. • Enjoy and have fun while advancing in the path of goals and purpose. • Never measure your self worth against other’s net worth. • The purpose of life is a life of purpose. • Suggested techniques: – Positive Pressure – Public Pledge. – Attach a timeline and write it down. – Rule of 21 – Do it for 21 days.
  10. 10. Sumo Wrestler • Sumo Wrestler is Kaizen – Constant & never ending improvement. • Change is a powerful force. • Beginner’s Mind – Questions. Enter the zone of unknown. • Fear is a mental monster & Pain is a great teacher. Do the things you fear most. • Put of short term pleasure for long term fulfillment. • Change yourself before you change your life. • Self mastery is DNA of life mastery. • Enlightenment - Consistent cultivation of mind, body & soul. • Suggested techniques: – The ritual of Solitude. – The ritual of Physicality – Power of physical care. – The ritual of Live Nourishment. – The ritual of Abundant Knowledge – Study (not read). – The ritual of Personal Reflection – Know yourself. – The ritual of Early Awakening. – The ritual of Music – “the finest Motivator” Julian Mantle – The ritual of Spoken Word – “the Mantra” – The ritual of Congruent Character – The ritual of Simplicity – less is more; rid material.
  11. 11. Pink Wire Cable “When spider webs unite, they tie up a lion” – An African proverb • Pink Wire Cable is Discipline. • The Will of Iron – Strong wire cable made up of weaker wires. • Do what you say, when you say. • Willpower is not being stubborn. • Do things that you do not like. • Positive always overcomes negative. • Suggested techniques: – Mantras / Creative Envisioning – “I am more than I appear to be, all the world’s strength and power rests inside me.” – The Vow of Silence – “Maun Vrata”
  12. 12. Stopwatch • Stopwatch symbolizes Time – The most precious commodity. • Respect your time. • Time mastery leads to life mastery. • Be Priority Driven i.e. effective and efficient use of time. • Be Holistic – Cover all areas of life. • Procrastination kills time. • Develop a Deathbed Mentality. • The best time to plant a tree was 40 years ago; the second best time is today. • Suggested techniques: – The ancient rule of Twenty. – Have the courage to say no. – The Deathbed Mentality
  13. 13. Roses “a little bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.” – a Chinese proverb • Shedding the shackles of self - Give yourself to others. • You come with nothing and leave with nothing. • Selflessly serve others. • To cultivate sacredness of each day, live to give. • By elevating the lives of others, your life reaches its highest dimensions. • Suggested techniques: – Practice daily acts of kindness. – Give to those who ask and those who need.
  14. 14. Path of Diamonds • Path of Diamonds is living in present. • Live in “Now”. • Slow things down & enjoy what is all around you. • Never sacrifice happiness for achievement. • Difference between making a lot of money & making a lot of life. • Life may not give you what you ask for, but it will give you what you need. • We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not vice versa. • Happiness is a journey, not a destination. • Suggested techniques: – Live your children’s childhood. – Practice gratitude. – Grow your destiny.
  15. 15. Criticism •Not for people who want quick results. •The 7 virtues of sivana are hard to adopt in our daily life. •The principles can be practiced in parts. •Language in the book is hard to understand & follow, but quite attractive. •At the end it’s a great book & each one must read it.
  16. 16. Summary •Never give up! •Time is the most precious thing. •Live life to the fullest. •Nurture your mind daily. •Control your thoughts, mind & become the master of our life. •Set goals in life & try to achieve it.
  17. 17. Thank you

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