The Everyday Hero Manifesto Book Summary - The Everyday Hero Manifesto Book explained in key points
Listen to the Intro

The Everyday Hero Manifesto summary

Robin Sharma

Activate Your Positivity, Maximize Your Productivity, Serve The World

4.2 (875 ratings)
19 mins

Brief summary

The Everyday Hero Manifesto by Robin Sharma is a book that inspires readers to unleash their hidden potential and become everyday heroes. The book offers practical and actionable advice to help readers lead a fulfilling life and make a positive impact on the world around them.

Table of Contents

    The Everyday Hero Manifesto
    Summary of 5 key ideas

    Audio & text in the Blinkist app
    Key idea 1 of 5

    Each of us can become an everyday hero through intentional, hard work.

    Hero: it’s a word that gets thrown around a lot.

    We read about heroes who storm burning buildings to rescue others or those who land planes in frightening conditions. Heroes like Mahatma Gandhi or Rosa Parks stand up to oppressors while others surmount the odds to rise to dizzying heights in sports, music, and the arts.

    But a hero doesn’t always have to be loud and public. Author and motivational speaker Robin Sharma wants readers to know that within each of us lies a heroic force. Anyone who consistently strives to live their life with beauty, honor, self-respect, joy, bravery, and creativity can aspire to the title of everyday hero. Becoming a genius does not require hitting the genetic lottery. It’s a goal attainable by anyone willing to put in the work to get there.

    Take the author, for example. He decided in his 30s that he wanted to live his life in a better, richer, more meaningful way, so he set out to teach himself how. Every day, he woke up early while his family slept, and studied ways to improve his productivity, confidence, and happiness. He attended conferences, hired coaches, and worked with experts until, three years later, he felt transformed. He wrote a book to share his journey, calling it The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

    There was just one problem. He didn’t know a single thing about publishing. His mother, a teacher, edited the book, and his father, a family doctor, drove him to the copy shop to print out his first few copies. The copies were hard to read. Editors discouraged him. Hardly anyone showed up to his first reading. Yet he persisted, self-belief rising above all external discouragement.

    And then, one day, when he was in his local bookstore signing the six copies of his book that he’d given the store owner on consignment, a man approached him, curious about the title of his book. Robin eagerly filled him in, using this opportunity to pour out to the stranger all his enthusiasm, hopes, and dreams for the book and its message.

    As luck would have it, that man was the president of the publishing giant Harper Collins. The rest, for anyone familiar with the blockbuster status of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, is history.

    The moral of the story? Well, there are a few.

    One is that the capacity for great work lies in all of us, and it’s our job and even our duty to find it, polish it, and let it shine. Second is that your act of heroism requires self-belief and commitment to excellence that can’t be denied. And finally, it may take time for things to work out, but if you handle your journey the right way, you will reach your destination.

    But the very first lesson for becoming the everyday hero of your life? Don’t wait. “Action delayed is greatness betrayed,” is a saying Robin is fond of quoting.

    On that note, let’s get started on our journey.

    Want to see all full key ideas from The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

    Key ideas in The Everyday Hero Manifesto

    More knowledge in less time
    Read or listen
    Read or listen
    Get the key ideas from nonfiction bestsellers in minutes, not hours.
    Find your next read
    Find your next read
    Get book lists curated by experts and personalized recommendations.
    Shortcasts New
    We’ve teamed up with podcast creators to bring you key insights from podcasts.

    What is The Everyday Hero Manifesto about?

    The Everyday Hero Manifesto (2021) is a how-to primer for becoming the hero of your own life. It’s full of detailed plans interspersed with short essays, anecdotes, and even poetry to help you become happier, more productive, and more successful.

    The Everyday Hero Manifesto Review

    The Everyday Hero Manifesto (2021) is a book that challenges us to see the hero within and live a life of purpose. Here's why it's worth reading:

    • Packed with actionable strategies, it empowers readers to unleash their potential and make a positive impact in their everyday lives.
    • By sharing inspiring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, the book encourages us to believe in our own ability to create change.
    • With its practical exercises and thought-provoking questions, this book is anything but boring, making personal transformation an exciting journey.

    Who should read The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

    • Anyone stuck in a rut
    • Go-getters looking to improve their career trajectory
    • Self-improvement seekers searching for practical guides and techniques

    About the Author

    Robin Sharma is a former lawyer turned inspirational speaker, leadership expert, and best-selling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The 5 AM Club, The Leader Who Had No Title, and The Greatness Guide.

    Categories with The Everyday Hero Manifesto

    Book summaries like The Everyday Hero Manifesto

    People ❤️ Blinkist 
    Sven O.

    It's highly addictive to get core insights on personally relevant topics without repetition or triviality. Added to that the apps ability to suggest kindred interests opens up a foundation of knowledge.

    Thi Viet Quynh N.

    Great app. Good selection of book summaries you can read or listen to while commuting. Instead of scrolling through your social media news feed, this is a much better way to spend your spare time in my opinion.

    Jonathan A.

    Life changing. The concept of being able to grasp a book's main point in such a short time truly opens multiple opportunities to grow every area of your life at a faster rate.

    Renee D.

    Great app. Addicting. Perfect for wait times, morning coffee, evening before bed. Extremely well written, thorough, easy to use.

    People also liked these summaries

    4.7 Stars
    Average ratings on iOS and Google Play
    31 Million
    Downloads on all platforms
    10+ years
    Experience igniting personal growth
    Powerful ideas from top nonfiction

    Try Blinkist to get the key ideas from 7,000+ bestselling nonfiction titles and podcasts. Listen or read in just 15 minutes.

    Start your free trial

    The Everyday Hero Manifesto FAQs 

    What is the main message of The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

    The main message of The Everyday Hero Manifesto is that we all have the power to lead extraordinary lives and make a positive impact on the world.

    How long does it take to read The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

    The reading time for The Everyday Hero Manifesto varies depending on the reader's speed, but it typically takes several hours. However, the Blinkist summary can be read in just 15 minutes.

    Is The Everyday Hero Manifesto a good book? Is it worth reading?

    The Everyday Hero Manifesto is an inspiring read that offers practical insights and motivation to live a purposeful and meaningful life.

    Who is the author of The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

    The author of The Everyday Hero Manifesto is Robin Sharma.

    What to read after The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

    If you're wondering what to read next after The Everyday Hero Manifesto, here are some recommendations we suggest:
    • My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander
    • The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey with Rebecca R. Merrill
    • The Love Prescription by John Gottman & Julie Schwartz Gottman
    • A Handbook for New Stoics by Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez
    • Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
    • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
    • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam
    • Starry Messenger by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Who Will Cry When You Die? by Robin Sharma
    • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma