Robin Sharma has written an exceptional book titled The Leader Who Had No Title, the book is packed with real-world lessons and inspiring exercises that will help any person realize extraordinary results, no matter their title. It is a must read and should be added to your personal development library. Below are a few paragraphs which will give you a brief insight into what the book is about. There is so much wisdom instilled in this book, it will transform your life if you act upon it.
“Graves fascinate me. They serve to dramatically remind me of how short life is – same place in the end. Just a pile of dust. And all those things we believed were so important, things like titles, net worth, and social position turn out to be so very unimportant. The CEO gets buried next to the street cleaner. And on your last day, all that truly matters is whether you got to know your inner leader and if you did, whether you had the bravery to allow it to offer its gifts to the world around you. The interesting thing about reflecting on your death is that it reawakens you to what’s truest about life.”
“Leaderships isn’t just for CEOs, military generals, and people who govern nations. Leadership is for everyone. And in this period of dazzling change in business and society, it really is the single most important discipline required to win. And the only thing I really need to become a leader is to be a breathing human being, right? Yes, if you can breath, you can lead.”
“So many people go to work with the mind-set that when they get a bigger title and when they are granted more responsibility, then they will perform at mastery and go the extra mile in everything they do. But a restaurant is the only place I know of where you get the good stuff first and then you pay the price. In work, and in life in general, you need to pay the price of success before you get all the rewards due to you. And by the way, just because you haven’t yet received the benefits of positive deeds you may have done, that doesn’t mean they’re not coming. You’ll always reap what you sow. The chickens will always come home to roost. You’ll always get what you deserve. Even the smallest good act has set in motion a good consequence.
“An essential part of the whole Lead Without A Title method is to start doing a lot more of what you know you should be doing every day in your work but in the past have just been too timid to do. Scared gets you nowhere. Lucky people don’t get lucky. Lucky people create lucky. And they do this by taking bold risks and seizing excellent opportunities.
“Don’t give up. Just keep moving closer to your discomfort and taking even more intelligent risks. Each of your fears will steadily begin to vanish. Do what frightens you daily, and you’ll elegantly transform fear into power every day. That’s how you build self-confidence and become invincible. Push risk. Hug change. Go for your biggest opportunities. And each time you do, your inner leader is fed more fuel. And soon you’ll arrive at a place where anything is possible.”
“Though being out on the edge of that mountain peak terrifies you, it really is the safest place anyone in business today can be. Out on that edge, embracing all the change, feeling off your center, and releasing the way you used to do things isn’t easy. But it’s the only place leaders hang out. It’s also a place of intense freedom, man. Oh, by the way, all of the fears that are chaining your progress as a leader and as a person are nothing more than the lies you’ve sold yourself. Stop investing in them! Because life’s just too big to play small.”