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The monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

This book is such a gem

 

This book is a huge gem (diamond). I am really fascinated. It”s about the secrets of life and how to keep that balance between personal and professional life. I will surely come to read this book again and again, to buy my own copy, and make sure to underscore the parts that I resonated with, so I can reread it again and remind myself of these secrets and truths again and again when needed. It is really inspiring.

Do you believe success is your destiny? Are you hunger for more: more prestige, more glory and more money? You will never wish you spent more time at the office attaining success and money. You will wish on your deathbed to spent more time with your family and friends in a joyful moment together. I”ve also come to see that success on the outside means nothing unless you also have success within. There is a huge difference between well-being and being well-off.

“Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson. I have realized that failure, whether of the personal, professional or even spiritual kind, is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is. I have learned that self-mastery and the consistent care of one”s mind, body and soul are essential to finding one”s highest self and living the life of one”s dreams. How can you care for others if you cannot even care for yourself? How can you do good if you don’t even feel good? I can’t love you if I cannot love myself.

 

Appreciate yourself

 

Take the first step to shifting your paradigm with these awesome life lessons from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. 

 

1. Cultivate Your Mind

The Quality Of Your Life Is Determined By The Quality Of Your Thoughts

2. The Purpose Of Life Is A Life Of Purpose

The Power Of Self-Examination

3. Do The Things You Fear The Most

Self-Mastery Is The DNA Of Life Mastery

4. Live With Discipline

Do The Vow Of Silence

5. Respect Your Time

Have A “Deathbed” Mentality

6. Practice Daily Acts Of Kindness

By Elevating The Lives Of Others, Your Life Reaches Its Highest Dimensions

7. Never Sacrifice Happiness For Achievement

Live In The Now With Your Children’s Childhood

 

The time is now

 

Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you. It is only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. It”s only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the hearts of others. When you feel centered and alive, you are in a much better position to be a better person.

 

A Most Extraordinary Garden

 

Most people live – whether physically, intellectually or morally – in a very restricted circle of their potential being. We all have reservoirs of life to draw upon of which we do not dream.

                                                                                            William James

 

In a fable, the garden is a symbol for the mind. If you care for your mind, if you nurture it and if you cultivate it just like a fertile, rich garden, it will blossom far beyond your expectations. But if you let the weeds take root, lasting peace of mind and deep inner harmony will always elude you. Yet look at the toxic waste that most people put into the fertile garden of their minds every single day: the worries and anxieties, the fretting about the past, the brooding over the future and those self-created fears that wreak havoc within your inner world.

To live life to the fullest, you must stand guard at the gate of your garden and let only the very best information enter. You truly cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought – not even one. The most joyful, dynamic and contented people of this world are no different from you or me in terms of their makeup. We are all flesh and bones. We all come from the same universal source. However, the ones who do more than just exist, the ones who fan the flames of their human potential and truly savor the magical dance of life do different things than those whose lives are ordinary. Foremost among the things that they do is adopt a positive paradigm about their world and all that in it.

There is no such thing as objective reality or “the real world”. There are no absolutes. The face of your greatest enemy might be the face of my finest friend. An event that appears to be a tragedy to one might reveal the seeds of unlimited opportunity to another. What really separates people who are habitually upbeat and optimistic from those who are consistently miserable is how the circumstances of life are interpreted and processed.

 

All is well in your world

 

All success in life, whether material or spiritual, starts with that twelve – pound mass sitting between your shoulders. Or more specifically, with the thoughts that you put into your mind every second of every minute of every day. Your outer world reflects the state of your inner world. By controlling the thoughts that you think and the way you respond to the events of your life, you begin to control your destiny.

There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self – mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher. To savor the good one you must know the bad!

I suggest that you stop judging events as either positive or negative. Rather, simply experience them, celebrate them and learn from them. Every event offers you lessons. These little lessons fuel your inner and outer growth. Without them, you would be stuck on a plateau. Just think about it in your own life. Most people have grown the most from their most challenging experiences. And if you meet with an outcome you did nor expect and feel a little disappointed, remember that the laws of nature always ensure that when one door closes another opens.

 

Door to paradise

 

I hope you will enjoy reading this content as much as I enjoyed reading this book. That is just a few or words of wisdom, there are much much more to learn. I promise you, you will never regret reading this book, if you are open for these teachings of course. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!

Please, leave me a comment in a section below if you read this far, I would appreciate that. And please, feel free to like and share in you find it valuable.

 

I gave my best!

Maja!

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Designing your life

BUILD THE PERFECT CAREER, STEP BY STEP

Absolutely loved this book, because it shows you how to build and create life of your dreams.

Do you really think that someone else or something else is responsible for your life? Do you blaming others for your current situation? I know, It”s easier to blame others or something than to take full responsibility for your life. Everything that you decided to do up until brought you where are you now. Do you get it? No one didn’t told you what you should do, where, with whom. Your choices and priorities are the one. It”s hard to admit. I know! But honesty with yourself can bring you miracles. Alcoholic asks for help when he truly admits that he has problem. That”s when changes happen.

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SHE IS SELF-ASSURED

This book wrote Bill Burnett & Dave Evans and I will give score to their book 4, because I read the book very quickly, was easy to read which is not the case with every. And if It”s hard to read some book you should quit and find another one. That”s my advice to you! If you struggle to read, don’t understand anything, quit.

Book talks about Starting where you are. What they mean by that? Start with what you have. No matter where you are, what you do and what you have, just start where you are. About how to be immune on failure, how to build a team, how to unstuck yourself and how to design your dream job. Everybody today talk about Dream Jobs and Traveling the World. It”s possible, you just have to educate yourself of how to do that.

DISFUNCTIONAL BELIEF:

Your degree determines your degree.

REFRAME:

Three-quarters of all college grads don’t end up working in a career related to their majors.

True happiness comes from designing a life that works for you. You wanna create your life of your own terms, don’t let somebody else to make decisions for you. Get up, go to work, pay the bills, go home, go to bed doesn’t sound like a happy life. Wake up the next day and do it all again. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Big NO NO, to this kind of life.

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DESIGNERS LOVE PROBLEMS

Look around you. Look at your office or home. The chair you are sitting on, the tablet or smartphone you may be holding. Everything that surrounds us was designed by someone. You can too! And every design started with a problem. A problem that you cannot live anymore every day the same.

Chairs were created because someone, somewhere, wanted to solve a big problem: sitting on rocks causes sore bottoms. Do you have any idea how to change your routine, build your own perfect career and do something that you chooses to do, live on your own terms. And run a business that benefits you and your family and friends, because you have more free time for yourself and them. Think of it! What you would love to do? What do you really really love to do? And do it! Just do it!

THINK LIKE A DESIGNER

Before you can do life design, you need to learn to think like a designer. Do you really think that you have control over what is going on in your life, or this is some outside thing and that you cannot do much about that? Of course that your decisions and moves that you made in the past, brought you here and now.

A well-designed life is not a life of drudgery. You weren’t put on this earth to work eight hours a day at a job you hate until the time comes to die. That may sound a bit melodramatic, but many people would tell you that this is a good description of their lives.

I will give you now tools that you can use in order to change your life for better.Don’t be afraid of trying new things. Start with a small things and sage risks. You have to change something in order something to be changed.

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  • Be Curious. Curiosity makes everything new. It invites exploration. It makes everything play. Most of all, curiosity is going to help you “get good at feeling lucky”. It”s the reason some people see opportunities everywhere.
  • Try stuff. When you have a bias to action, you are commited to building your way forward. There is no sitting on the bench just thinking about what are you going to do. There is only getting in the game. Designers try things. They test things out.
  • Reframe Problems. Reframing is how designers get unstuck. Reframing also makes sure that we are working on the right problem. Reframing is essential to finding the right problems and the right solutions.
  • Know It”s a process. We know that life gets messy. For every step forward, it can sometimes seem you are moving two steps back. Mistakes will be made, prototypes thrown away. An important part of the process is letting go-of your first idea and of a good-but-not-great solution. And sometimes amazing designs can emerge from the mess. Teflon was created this way. Super glue. Play-Doh. None of these things would exist if a designer somewhere had”t screwed up.
  • Ask for help. The last mindset of design thinking is perhaps the most important, especially when it comes to designing your life: radical collaboration. What this means is simple-you are not alone. The best designers knows that great design requires radical collaboration.

ANTI-PASSION IS OUR PASSION

Most people operate under the dysfunctional belief that they just need to find out what they are passionate about. Once they know their passion, everything else will somehow magically fall into place. We hate this idea for one very good reason: most people don’t know their passion. Research shows that, for most people, passion comes after they try something, discover they like it, and develop mastery-not before.

Most people do not have that one thing they are passionate about – that singular motivator that drives all of their life decisions and infuses every waking moment with a sense of purpose and meaning. In truth, most people are passionate about many different things, and the only way to know what they want to do is to prototype some potential lives, try them out, and see what really resonates with them. You don’t need to know your passion in order to design life you love. Once you know how to prototype your way forward, you are on the path to discovering the things you truly love, passion or not.

I will wrap things up here and say that never stop exploring and trying new things, invest in yourself and career. Commit yourself to that!

For more informations and tools how you can design your life HERE.

Thanks for reading and make sure that you invest in buying this book because It”s gold, gold that shows you that you really can create life and career you love.

Best of luck!

Maja!