Self Development Programs are Like Ice Cream
March 11, 2010 5 Comments
Yesterday I attended a nice full day workshop by the best-selling author Mr. Robin Sharma. His most popular book is “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari“. I enjoyed the workshop but there is a variety of self-development books which I read before made this workshop look similar. Once you read few of these self-development books you will find them repeat the same principles. They are like choosing a flavor at Baskin-Robbins, the color and taste might be different but the basic ingredient is Ice Cream. I distilled the presentation to the following important points:
- All human are equal and anybody can be an amazing leader.
- We all have equal opportunities which we should take advantage of before it is too late.
- We need to set long-term personal targets (10-50 years) and then dissect them into smaller tasks.
- Work everyday on 1% of the task (or goal). You will accomplish the goal withing the target date without being overloaded.
Keep on focusing on your goals all the time.
- Fall in love or be passionate about what you do. Keep your focus on that ultimate goal and neglect other distractions.
- Do not make yourself a victim. Do not blame other people or circumstances for your failures.
- Learn from you failures, they are a good opportunity to learn.
- Do not be afraid of risk. Change will always bring the best in you.
Mr. Robin Sharma has a good presentation style that captivate the audience and has a talent for telling passionate stories that makes the audience want to cry. On my scale I would give Mr. Sharma 7/10 when compared with other motivational speakers.