In this wonderfully crafted fable, protagonist Julian Mantle, a tough, high-powered, and incredibly driven lawyer, changes his life radically after a heart attack nearly kills him. To the amazement of all, he decides to abandon his successful ...
ful career, sell all his possessions, and trek to India in an effort to find timeless wisdom on living a more meaningful life. Months later, when he returns to the West looking tranquil and radiantly young, he recounts the story of his life-changing journey through the Himalayas, sharing with his former law protg seven principles and practices he discovered there that can help us get off the career treadmill and begin to experience the true joy of life.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari imaginatively presents a set of simple yet profoundly effective lessons for personal growth, created by bestselling author and renowned professional speaker Robin S. Sharma, based on his own search for life's true purpose. In a tale that is both wondrous and mystical, Sharma offers practical and wise advice on how to:
develop joyful thoughts follow your life's mission and callinglook within for successcultivate self-discipline and act courageouslyvalue time as your most important commoditynourish your relationshipsand live life fully, one day at a time.
The book tells the story of a man who was obsessed with work and success and one day was suddenly hit by a massive heart attack. Obviously, from that point onwards his life deeply changes, as well as his perspective of life.
Mr. Sharma writes like
..." like an excited priest or a minister while preaching to his congregation and makes a lot of promises (after reading this book you’ll become younger, healthier, happier, wiser etc etc). I wonder who is RS’s target. A former CEO or successful business man (as the Monk was in his former life)?. Don’t think so. A young guy stepping up his career? Naaah, very unlike. Sometimes it seems to me that is audience is made of dummy children, like this Mr John, the middle-class lawyer whom the monk tells his enlightening experience (sort of modern “Dante-Vigilio” model).
In the last chapter Sharma is really boring and the three million copies sold around the world really upset me.
When I bought the Monk I also bought another RS’s book (The Leader Who Had No Title). Double mistake.