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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Short Summary

The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma is a very philosophical book. Its protagonist, Julian Mantle, doles out loads of advice, tricks and tips of living life to the fullest, to his ex-colleague and friend, John.

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The author intends to help the reader help himself reach his goals and live a happy and healthy life.

Overview of  The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Julian Mantle was a successful lawyer, who leaves his practice after his health fails. He then joins the sages of Sivana in the mystical land of Sivana and discovers the path to enlightenment.

Mantle wants to share the secrets to lead an enriched life with his friend John, who was also his colleague in the past.

The fictional conversation between Julian and John is the core of the book where the author shares a number of techniques to help the reader live happily and healthily.

My understanding and summary:

Julian shares the following fable with John: ‘A Sumo wrestler comes out of a light house into a blossoming garden, wearing nothing but a pink wire cable. He spots a watch in the garden, wears it and suddenly falls down. After sometime, he is awakened by the fragrance of yellow roses and he follows the path covered with diamonds. This helps to easily remember the various principles to be followed in life to be happy.’

In short, this fable contains everything that the author has to say.

The main tips shared by Julian’s character in  The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny are as below: (quoting the author’s words)

Quotes from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari:

Techniques to reach one’s goals

1) To master the mind

2) The Power of Self-Examination

3) Practice Kaizen

4) Live with Discipline

5) Respect Your Time

6) Selflessly Serve Others

7) Embrace the Present

You will have to look up each technique to learn more to use it effectively. Read the book and make notes for yourself.

All in all, the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a very good self-help book. At least a few tips and techniques can be used everyday, if all cannot be used immediately.

I hope my summary helps you decide to read the book entirely. It is a truly encouraging force to reach your goals.

Check out the book on Amazon. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

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Also check out Robin Sharma’s The Secret Letters Of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. This book is like a continuation to The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and interesting as well.

The Alchemist is a related book about life is one of my most loved reading materials.

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