4.0 out of 5 starsRobin Sharma at his best and thanks Amazon.in for this book.
26 November 2017
In my opinion (summary of this book in 1 quotation) 👇 To find the BLESSINGS of ur work and notice the DIGNITY within it, whether u run a NATION, lead a FAMILY , teach a CLASS, drive a TAXI , clean the streets or dig GRAVE or break BREAD. 🌏✌️
Paper Quality is not good, better say bad. You are using cheap quality papers. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book's quality is too fine. But recent Robin Sharma books paper qualities are downtrodden. But the content is always gripped.
Nothing really motivating nor inspiring. Some, same old concepts repeatedly repeated. The whole book could have been just one chapter. Examples n storytelling wasn't that effective either. Probably can help beginners looking for some basic material.
There is a common joke shared in the place where I come from. A husband once calls his wife and says, ‘The special dish you cooked for me two days ago was so nice. Can you prepare the same for me today too?’ The wife, angry with him for some reason, retorts, ‘Why make new? There are some leftovers from the same dish. Want to taste?’
This book of Robin Sharma tastes like those leftovers – stale and revolting. While revolting is a strong word to use against a book which contains appreciable wisdom, the verbose style of the book leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to inspiring the reader. If you have already read Robin Sharma, you can safely skip reading this book, for this book carries nothing new and everything that Robin Sharma has repeated in all his previous works.
Having read almost a dozen books of Robin Sharma already, I picked up this book hoping to learn something new. But this book is nothing but old wine in new bottle, with a new label. As always, there is a person whose life is in doldrums, appearance of a magical mentor, his imparting leadership lessons which he himself gathered from some saintly beings and the ‘happily ever after’ finish. Not just the style. The words and ideas also repeat themselves to a monotonous extent. Robin Sharma, as is his wont, wants you to wake up early, to spend an hour planning for the day ahead, to treat your customers to a ‘wow’ experience, to build up people instead of putting them down, to go to the grave with a contented mind and so on. Add to that a sprinkling of quotes from the great people in history. Not inspiration but a sense of déjà vu was what pervaded my mind throughout the reading of this book.
Also, this book could have been trimmed down to a total of hundred pages, in the styles of a Brian Tracy or Spencer Johnson. There are good lessons here and there but they are all drowned in the heap of ‘positive’ words that flood these pages. In fact, I feel that all the ideas that Robin Sharma has ever shared in his books could all be summarized into a page or two.
I picked up hoping that the book will be great and truly inspiring in the lines of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ or ‘The Greatness Guide’. But I simply couldn’t wait to finish and keep the book away. Such a boring sermon! Either I have grown out of reading Robin Sharma or Robin Sharma has not grown out of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’!
Your work is important, Regardless of the position you hold in your organization. You will be equally rewarded and recognised like a senior manager if you put in your best efforts to do your job as good as you can, instead of thinking that i am a junior employee and my work don't matter much. This is what is explained in these 216 pages with different examples. This is the third time i am being fooled with a fancy title by Robin Sharma. I will make sure this is the last time.
I have started to read this book with lot of hope but totally disappointed. Robin sharma is so good at selecting name for his book that you will surely put your time and money but it definetely misses the content. I have The monk who sold his ferrari which was again a boring one and continued with this book and i dont find single difference between this 2 books. Two guys keeps on talking, talking and u will get bored in few pages. He keeps on insisting on same concepts every book. First and foremost.. 1.Wake up early. 2. Eat healthy foods. 3. focus on true happiness than money, reward blah blah.. which my parents insisting from the day i was born. Having said that, no concept is new which was already told by someone but author should tell it in a way that readers should give a try about that thought. That spark is missing in robin sharma books.