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November Book Recommendation: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Happy Today!

Each month I identify at least two personal development books I would like to read and I add them to my reading bucket list.

This month the book I am most excited about is The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Remarkable Story if Living Your Dreams by Robin Sharma. At thirteen chapters, it’s a short read and the introduction was full of notable quotable information.

Photo robinsharma.com Robin Sharma

 

“Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw

The quote by George Bernard Shaw is the quote which opens the book. Immediately following this quote is a personal introduction from the author.

The introduction of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a story of motivation, rejection, and success after perseverance. Snippets include:

Motivation

“Every great dream starts with a simple beginning.”

“I’d work on my manuscript through the night and at my legal job through the day.”

“I self-published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and started selling it, one copy at a time, at public service clubs and country fairs. I started speaking about the book’s message of hope, happiness and inspiration”

“There were times when I felt like giving up and returning to the comfortable life I’d created as a lawyer. But I didn’t. I guess my faith was larger than my fears.”

Rejection

“people laughed at me when I started out.”

“The book you are now holding was criticized, discounted and given a next-to-zero chance of succeeding.”

Perseverance

“So I chased my mission with a deep sense of purpose, doing my best to block out the chattering voices of the critics and naysayers. And as I did, something life-changing happened: ordinary people (just like me), from every imaginable walk of life, started responding to The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. And in ways I never imagined. I chased my mission with a deep sense of purpose, doing my best to block out the chattering voices of the critics and naysayers. And as I did, something life-changing happened: ordinary people (just like me), from every imaginable walk of life, started responding to The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. And in ways I never imagined.”

Robin Sharma’s introduction and the accompanying prologue made me grateful for the money I spent on the book and excited about the lessons I would learn.  This book is available in your local library, but if you are like me and want to highlight or make notes – your money will be well spent on purchasing your own copy.

Do you have a book you think I should add to my reading list?  Leave its name in the comments below.  Well, back to reading.

Til next time,

“Every great dream starts with a simple beginning.” – Robin Sharma

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2 thoughts on “November Book Recommendation: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  1. Very nice read , fully agree.

    The points mentioned in the book did resonate with me as well.Being a big Simon Sinek fan , I was able to correlate the concepts mentioned in the book with those that Simon Sinek preaches to achieve fulfillment in life.

    Robin Sharma’s book and Simon Sinek’s fulfillment principles inspired me too to write a blog on this topic.Hope this spreads a word of motivation around.

    https://wordpress.com/post/viewpointsunplugged.wordpress.com/226

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