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Leadership Guru and Best-selling author Robin Sharma’s book ,’The Mastery Manual’ is a life changing guide for personal and professional greatness, says Anuradha in this review.
Robin Sharma is an author of 15 bestselling books which are translated into 75 languages. He is the founder of Sharma leadership International Inc.
His book, ‘The Mastery Manual’ has about 36 Modules with stunning, yet simple and practical ideas, implementing which will fetch you obvious and deserved success in your lives. There are inspirational quotes, points to follow, questions to journal on, which would act as definite helpers in every module. The author at many stages firmly tries to make the readers realize the benefits of reading and writing. The 7thmodule of the book highlights learning with a 6 point programme and enumerates 11 rules for a deeply rewarding life. ”The power of your Association” has an impact both in personal and professional lives and this module surely provides ways for a positive growth through association.
‘The Steve jobs question’, ‘A salute to my Heroes’, ‘Monumental Moments’, ‘What makes an Elite performer’ are the modules that are gushing with inspiration and enthusiasm. I quote from page 114 of the book on excellence versus perfection: ”Too many amongst us wait for perfection to occur, and in so doing, miss openings to get to our dreams. The years slip by unbelievably fast. Don’t blink you’ll be old. Do your juiciest goals now. Get started this very moment. Be excellent. Forget perfection. And don’t wait. Please.”
In order to attain greatness in both personal and professional lives, certain discipline, plan of action, and a few set of rules need to be followed rigorously. In spite of doing so, many may not be a part of the success circle, the reasons vary with individuals so as the outcomes too. The modules like ‘Life wisdom to enrich your path’, ‘Reinvent Yourself’, ‘Build your Awareness’ will come in handy for those in that circle.
Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda’s poem ”From Dies slowly” is worth remembering:
Slowly dies who doesn’t turn the table upside down,
Who’s unhappy at work,
Who doesn’t risk the certainties for the unknown to pursue a
Who doesn’t allow himself to run away from wise suggestions,
At least once in a life time.
Slowly dies who doesn’t travel, who doesn’t read,
Who never listens to music, who doesn’t find grace in himself,
Slowly dies who destroys his self-esteem,
Who spends every day to complain about either his bad luck or
The never –ending rain.
Let’s avoid death in small doses, keeping in mind that being
Alive always requests a much bigger effort than the simple
Fact of breathing.
The author is successful in presenting the gist of the book in one module itself with an apt title ‘THE 5 GOLDEN DISCIPLINES OF LIFE MASTERY’, which bestows accurate mastery. It also carries along with it the 6 ways to deepen your human connection for high-quality, trust based relationships. The author insists in having a travel plan to renew ourselves. He also sternly believes that travel aids in learning. So, pack your bags and set sailing.
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