Things I already knew, and that Robin Sharma teaches in his “Manifesto for Everyday Heroes”

This post was originally seen in Spanish on Blogpocket.com.

The book “Manifesto for Everyday Heroes” ( link to Amazon ) by Robin Sharma is a guide for those who want to transform their daily lives into one filled with meaning and everyday heroism. Sharma, recognized for his teachings on leadership and excellence, shares in this work his innovative system that has helped outstanding figures achieve tangible results every day. Through fundamental principles, protocols and mentoring tactics, the book seeks to achieve unlimited productivity, perform exceptional work and become spiritual leaders with global influence. Using inspiring stories and concrete examples, Sharma motivates readers to see their wounds as medals of valor, demonstrating that adversities can be turned into strengths. An important metaphor is that of the “Golden Buddha”, which represents how the true essence and gifts of a person can emerge when the layers that hide them are removed. The author highlights the importance of overcoming the victim mentality, cultivating successful habits, building healthy relationships, and maintaining resilience in the face of adversity, key elements for personal transformation and a meaningful life. In short, this book is a call to self-exploration and personal growth, in search of an authentic and full life, characterized by leadership, productivity, and spiritual freedom.

The above summary, from the book “Manifesto for Everyday Heroes,” was sourced from ChatGPT Plus and rewritten with the help of Canva.com.

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Things that you probably know too and that you can read in “Manifesto for everyday heroes”

Written by Antonio Cambronero

Below are a series of things that caught my attention after reading the book “Manifesto for Everyday Heroes.” These are things I already knew, but they may be of help to you in any case.

You probably know them too.

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Nothing is perfect

There is nothing perfect in this life. In “Manifesto for Everyday Heroes,” Sharma reminds us of the Japanese word kintsugi . It is a four-hundred-year-old practice of repairing broken pieces of pottery by joining them with pure gold. Something with flaws becomes something much more valuable.

The BHCT or “bubble sealed total concentration”

Like Robin Sharma, I need to create a BHCT to work in. I need to isolate myself physically and also create time-bound spaces. I need this to build that metaphorical wall around the 5 assets of genius: focus, physical energy, willpower, daily time and primary gifts.

The 6 daily habits that made Leonardo Da Vinci a virtuoso

  1. I was jotting things down . Keeping a journal about the topic you are aiming for is a perfect way to optimize your work. Start a blog!
  2. He exploited his natural curiosity . Children have an innate curiosity that is lost as an adult. Pablo Picasso said: “It took me four years to paint like Raphael but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
  3. He was incredibly patient . Without patience you get nothing done. Leonardo was able to look at the works he created for long periods of time, studying the details. He could apply a single stroke and walk away for weeks.
  4. I mixed multiple disciplines . It is the best way to achieve unique goals.
  5. He took time off . Leonardo said: “Men of idealistic genius sometimes achieve more when they work less.” That is absolutely true.
  6. He loved natural beauty . Being close to nature is a way to relax the mind so that ingenuity can emerge (1).

Life is too short to take tragedy seriously

This is hard to accept, but it is very important. It is not easy to make yourself more comfortable when things are more uncomfortable. It is all about making your happiness, peace and freedom less dependent on anything in the outside world. Like Robin Sharma, one of my wounds is the approval, applause and appreciation of others. However, taking yourself too seriously ensures that no one takes you seriously. You have to make your mental well-being come from what is inside you, not what is outside. The quote is from John Lennon: “Everything will be okay in the end. If it is not okay, it is not the end.”

The “just because” code

Some examples:

  • Just because your past is painful doesn’t mean your future won’t be miraculous.
  • Just because you didn’t do something yesterday doesn’t mean you can’t achieve it today.
  • Just because you didn’t see a solution to a problem a while ago doesn’t mean that solution isn’t on the way right now.
  • Just because reading daily isn’t popular in a cyber zombie world doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be a lifelong book lover and the most knowledgeable person in your field (2).
  • Just because someone you love doesn’t treat you with affection doesn’t mean they don’t deserve your love. Behind anger there is always pain, and beneath an attack there is always sadness.
  • Just because some people only think about themselves doesn’t mean you shouldn’t advocate helping, serving, and being kind, with few boundaries.
  • Just because life is a relatively short journey doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare to be here for a long time and leave your magnificent mark.
  • etc.
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The little things are the big things

The quote is from Anita Roddick (the founder of The Body Shop): “ If you think you’re too small to make an impact, try sleeping with a mosquito .” Small things can have outsized consequences. Micro-details and daily micro-victories are what will make you a master and earn you exceptional karma. Small, daily, seemingly insignificant improvements, when done consistently, lead to amazing results.

Never let your guard down

The trainer told the boxer in the movie Million Dollar Baby. Never assume that everything will go as planned. In life and in business, there will be people who betray you and take advantage of you. Trust, but verify. I have had a hard time with people who have taken advantage of me. But the important thing is not to fall but to be able to get up and continue. Mistakes are what we learn the most from!

Some VCG (Giant Competitive Advantages) that I carry in my DNA

  • I always arrive early . It doesn’t cost me any work.
  • I eliminate distractions . It comes naturally to me. It’s easy for me to focus on a few important interests, so that my abilities and talents are focused on my priorities instead of being distracted by too much triviality.
  • I seek definition rather than superficiality . It’s not about being a perfectionist (which I’m not) but rather about taking a thorough approach to consideration, being patient, meticulous. I find myself going deeper in my thinking, analyzing situations, and giving importance to my daily rituals. When I do something that matters to me, I don’t do it trivially. I tend to think outside the box ! (in spanish).

Some things I do to get inspired

You cannot inspire others if you are not inspired. It is curious that relaxation has a lot to do with inspiration. The more relaxed you are, the more muses you will see.

What do I do to get inspired? Robin Sharma style, in chapter 86:

  • Like Sharma, I also avoid most news programs (3) toxic people who make me feel bad, and dark places that lack any capacity to surprise.
  • If my mind is stuck, I go for a walk. Alone and without listening to music or podcasts. An hour is usually enough. It’s my biggest source of inspiration and it’s my way of meditating (in spanish).
  • Stressed? Having a tough time? Play a game of paddle tennis with your friends (including a few beers afterwards) and then get to work. My unfinished business? A daily training system. In another FOCUS ON TODAY post, we’ll talk about this and Darebee . You can’t imagine the magic that daily exercise produces for everything. And eating healthy (another upcoming FOCUS ON TODAY post?)
  • Chatting with someone I admire. They’re not common but it’s incredibly inspiring.
  • Read a good book. My goal for 2024 is to spend 3 to 6 blocks of the 100-block grid reading books. I usually read a lot throughout the day. However, I miss (and need) to devote myself to other types of reading that are not related to my work on the Internet. The 100-block grid seems to me to be a fantastic way to realize what you should spend less time on and what you should spend more time on.
  • Listening to music. My passion since I was 15. During my university days I studied with music on. I always had the cassette player next to me. It has always helped me concentrate and be much more productive. There are people who need silence as part of their BHCT. In that case, try block sequences with music and others without it 😉 .
  • Listen to a podcast. There are plenty of inspiring podcasts out there. And if they’re part of your drinking water supply, even better.
  • Watch a series or a movie. I can’t go to bed without having dedicated a few blocks, from the 100-minute grid, to watching a series, preferably a movie. I watch movies as series, in parts and over several days. If the series is good, I can watch several episodes in a row. If they make me think and reflect, even better.

But, as Picasso said: if the muses come to visit you, let them catch you working.

Conclusions about “Manifesto for Everyday Heroes”

The book “Manifesto for Everyday Heroes” by Robin Sharma is an excellent aid to reflect on the way we face the day-to-day in our lives, both in personal and professional aspects.

In this post I have reviewed some issues that have caught my attention and that you and I probably already knew. But they are important.

  1. I’m more of a city dweller than anything else, but I really enjoy a walk in the woods. I don’t go hiking often, but when I do, I feel good. I should consider adding it as a habit to my life!
  2. I buy and read paper newspapers – and books! – and I am proud of it.
  3. Regarding this, instead of resorting to contaminated water flows, I am looking into drinking water bubbles. I may publish a post on this topic in FOCUS ON TODAY ;).

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