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Review: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari By Robin S. Sharma

Robin S. Sharma’s The Man Who Sold His Ferrari, published in English in 1997 has been a best-selling self-help book and motivational book. It has been translated into 70 languages, and is now available in over 50 countries.

Sharma tells a story about her theories on motivation and happiness. Julian Mantle, a wealthy, ambitious, and feisty lawyer, suffers a heart attack while he is being tried. He was forced to quit his profession and became “disappeared” after the incident.

He knocks at John’s office and tells John how he went on a pilgrimage to Nepal and met the Great Sages of Sivana who guided him. These are his top ideas for a happy and enriching lifestyle.

The main focus of the book is on certain “virtues”, that we can describe in terms concrete advice.

Control your thoughts: A pleasant life starts with positive thoughts.

  • Define your life’s mission and follow it with consistency

External success starts within us. Practice “kaizen” to take care of your mental, physical, and spiritual health.

  • Cultivate self discipline and act with courage, determination and perseverance
  • Respect your time. It is the most precious thing you have.
  • Help others without self-interest
  • Accept the present and live each day to its fullest.

Sharma explains the importance of each idea and develops them. The most important thing about this book is the fact that it provides a series exercises and tips for achieving the goals we want.

Sharma also insists that we simplify our lives and get rid of unnecessary luxuries and false needs. We don’t need to be a slave of money or seek economic well-being.

They are historical, but they are the reflections and conclusions that the author has made.


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