ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer of Indian origin. He previously worked as a litigation lawyer. However, unable to find peace or satisfaction in that job, Sharma turned to writing at the age of 25. He self-published his first book, MegaLiving: 30 Days to a Perfect Life, in 1994. The book dealt with spirituality and stress management.
Sharma attained overnight fame with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. It was this book that made him a full-time author. Over the years, he also became a much sought-after speaker.
He is also the founder of the Sharma Leadership International, a training firm that helps employees across various organizations to ‘Lead without a Title’.
Julian Mantle was a renowned trial lawyer. John worked as an associate in the same firm as Julian. The two were good friends.
Initially, practicing law was a source of pleasure for Julian. However, as he grew famous, it became business. He became obsessed with work, putting in eighteen hours a day. This eventually took a toll on his health. This was no more evident than when he suffered a heart attack in the middle of a trial. This incident forced him to look back on his life, prompting him to give up his legal practice. He sold off all his material possessions and left for India.
Three years later, Julian paid John a visit. Julian, who was in his fifties, looked surprisingly young and vibrant; he looked a completely changed man. Julian then goes on to share whatever he learned from Yogi Raman, his spiritual master. The rest of the book is about this life-changing experience and how one can incorporate those techniques into their own daily lives.
WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a must-read for anyone looking for some guidance to get their life back on track. The author has used short tales to convey important life lessons.
Based on his enlightening experiences with Yogi Raman, Julian shares the Seven Virtues of Life with John. Under each of these sections, Julian tells his friend about some habits he can easily develop. Julian also shares some valuable techniques that can change the course of our lives. Most of these methods are rather straightforward and do not take more than a few minutes to implement.
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER ABOUT THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI
While insightful overall, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari does have a couple of downsides. New readers may find it hard to grasp so much information, which is remarkably crammed into such a short book. Besides, some of these techniques come over as conflicting, which may leave many a reader more confused than they were at the beginning of the book.
The secret of happiness is simple: find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy towards doing it. Once you do this, abundance flows into your life and all your desires are filled with ease and grace.
Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again. Those who use time wisely from an early age are rewarded with rich, productive, and satisfying lives.
If you are looking to make some positive changes to your life, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is the right book for you. The author hasn’t just shared some brilliant tips to add value to our lives, but also actively encourages readers to integrate these into their daily lives. He also stresses the need to adopt these techniques one at a time. All in all, the book is a concise manual for a happier, productive life.
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