It’s been ages since I read “The Monk who Sold his Ferrari ” and today all by chance came across Robin Sharma‘s 50 top rules for work I did read the top tips for life as well but I could hardly agree with all of them including the one that said get up 5:00 am every morning…hmmmmmmmmmmm yep that was a long pause and then I thought to myself if I could do that every day I would be an author myself obviously what would I have done with all the extra time in my life! Here is list of things I could more relate to or agree ….
The 50 New Rules of Work
– You are not just paid to work. You are paid to be uncomfortable – and to pursue projects that scare you.
– Take care of your relationships and the money will take care of itself.
– Lead you first. You can’t help others reach for their highest potential until you’re in the process of reaching for yours.
– To double your income, triple your rate of learning.
– While victims condemn change, leaders grow inspired by change.
– Small daily improvements over time create stunning results.
– Surround yourself with people courageous enough to speak truthfully about what’s best for your organization and the customers you serve.
– Don’t fall in love with your press releases.
– Every moment in front of a customer is a moment of truth (to either show you live by the values you profess – or you don’t).
– Copying what your competition is doing just leads to being second best.
– Become obsessed with the user experience such that every touchpoint of doing business with you leaves people speechless. No, breathless.
– If you’re in business, you’re in show business. The moment you get to work, you’re on stage. Give us the performance of your life.
– Be a Master of Your Craft. And practice + practice + practice.
– Get fit like Madonna.
– Read magazines you don’t usually read. Talk to people who you don’t usually speak to. Go to places you don’t commonly visit. Disrupt your thinking so it stays fresh + hungry + brilliant.
– Remember that what makes a great business – in part – are the seemingly insignificant details. Obsess over them.
– Good enough just isn’t good enough.
– Brilliant things happen when you go the extra mile for every single customer.
– An addiction to distraction is the death of creative production. Enough said.
– If you’re not failing regularly, you’re definitely not making much progress.
– Lift your teammates up versus tear your teammates down. Anyone can be a critic. What takes guts is to see the best in people.
– Remember that a critic is a dreamer gone scared.
– Leadership’s no longer about position. Now, it’s about passion. And having an impact through the genius-level work that you do.
– The bigger the dream, the more important the team.
– If you’re not thinking for yourself, you’re following – not leading.
– Work hard. But build an exceptional family life. What’s the point of reaching the mountaintop but getting there alone.
– The job of the leader is to develop more leaders.
– The antidote to deep change is daily learning. Investing in your professional and personal development is the smartest investment you can make. Period.
– Smile. It makes a difference.
– Say “please” and “thank you”. It makes a difference.
– Shift from doing mindless toil to doing valuable work.
– Remember that a job is only just a job if all you see it as is a job.
– Don’t do your best work for the applause it generates but for the personal pride it delivers.
– The only standard worth reaching for is BIW (Best in World).
– In the new world of business, everyone works in Human Resources.
– In the new world of business, everyone’s part of the leadership team.
– Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well.
– You become your excuses.
– You’ll get your game-changing ideas away from the office versus in the middle of work. Make time for solitude.
– Creativity needs the space to present itself.
-The people who gossip about others when they are not around are the people who will gossip about you when you’re not around.
– It could take you 30 years to build a great reputation and 30 seconds of bad judgment to lose it.
– The client is always watching. The way you do one thing defines the way you’ll do everything. Every act matters.
– To be radically optimistic isn’t soft. It’s hard. Crankiness is easy.
– People want to be inspired to pursue a vision. It’s your job to give it to them.
-Every visionary was initially called crazy.The purpose of work is to help people. The other rewards are inevitable by-products of this singular focus.
– Remember that the things that get scheduled are the things that get done.
– Keep promises and be impeccable with your word. People buy more than just your products and services. They invest in your credibility.
– Lead Without a Title.