Discovering True Wealth: Insights from Robin Sharma's Latest Book

I recently had the honor of interviewing Robin Sharma for my podcast, a man whose teachings have profoundly influenced not just my life but the lives of countless others seeking personal and professional fulfillment.

Robin's latest book, The Wealth Money Can’t Buy, offers a refreshing perspective on what it means to live a rich life—a theme that resonates deeply with our Dream Life philosophy.

The Eight Forms of Wealth

Robin introduced the 'Eight Forms of Wealth' model, which extends far beyond financial abundance. This holistic approach includes personal growth, wellness, family, craft, money, community, adventure, and service. He poignantly reminded us that many people with considerable financial means are impoverished in other, more meaningful aspects of life. 

Growth as the First Wealth

"Growth as a form of wealth means materializing your talents, getting to know who you truly are, becoming braver, more creative, and kinder every day," Robin shared.

It echoes the wisdom of Patanjali, who once said, "When you are inspired by some great purpose... you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."

Growth is about expanding beyond our perceived limits, and this personal evolution is priceless.

Wellness: The Crown of Life

Robin poetically cites, "Health is the crown on the well person's head that only the ill person can see," reflecting the age-old wisdom that true wealth is nothing without health.

Wellness encompasses not just physical health but also mental and emotional well-being, which together form the foundation for a life well-lived.

Family and Craft

Family is where our wealth of love and connection lies. "You can have all the money in the world, but if you're alone in your home because you have no love, what's the point?" Robin asks.

Similarly, seeing our work as a craft, no matter the profession, allows us to find joy and purpose in our daily endeavors.

The Power of Starting 

Discussing the importance of action with Robin, Kristina quotes the great Zig Ziglar: "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

It's the courage to begin that sets the stage for success, and the journey of personal growth and mastery starts with a single step.

Solitude and Hard Work

In an age where distraction is rampant, Robin emphasizes the power of solitude. He encourages us to create 'Tight Bubbles of Total Focus' to delve into deep work, bringing forth our best ideas and deepest transformations.

The notion of hard work, as Robin explains, is often misunderstood.

He admires the likes of Elon Musk and Kobe Bryant, who understood that outworking everyone else was not about losing oneself in work but about the passionate pursuit of one’s goals.

Gratefulness and Living Your Hero's Life

One of the most striking practices Robin shared was 'value chain gratefulness'—acknowledging and being thankful for every hand that has contributed to the goods and services we enjoy.

This practice helps foster a sense of interconnectedness and gratitude for the abundance in our lives.

Lastly, Robin left us with the thought-provoking idea of a 'Dead Board of Directors'—a council of historical figures whose wisdom guides us in our decision-making.

It's a testament to the timeless influence of great minds and how their teachings can still impact us today.

Wrapping Up

Robin Sharma's insights in our interview serve as a beacon, guiding us toward a life of genuine wealth, where success is measured not just in material gains but in the richness of our experiences and the depth of our connections.

As we embrace these forms of wealth, we align closer with our vision of helping you create a life you love.

To those embarking on this journey, remember Robin's words: "Do not be a great postponer."

Start today, start now, and let the dream life you envision become the life you live.

Thank you, Robin, for reminding us of the boundless wealth that life offers, waiting for us to claim it.

Until next time, keep dreaming, keep growing, and keep living your dream life.



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