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A guide to using ancient practices to improve your quality of life and achieve your goals

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma is a self-help book that uses a fable to teach principles for personal growth and fulfillment.
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    While working as a wealthy, high-power lawyer, Julian Mantle had a spiritual awakening.

    This is the fictitious tale of Julian Mantle, a man who, seemingly, had it all. A graduate of the famous Harvard Law School, Mantle was one of the most well-known trial lawyers in the United States. He was making seven-figures; he lived in a mansion; a red Ferrari was parked outside. He was living the dream.

    However, underneath it all, he was struggling. His workload was far too heavy for him to handle. Each day there was a new, important case for Mantle to take on and he approached every proceeding diligently. Eventually, the stress became too much for him, and one day Mantle suffered a severe heart attack and collapsed in the courtroom.

    After that incident, he never returned to practicing law.

    In fact, no one at his firm heard from him after his heart attack. Rumor had it that he’d moved to India in search of some answers and a simpler life – and, indeed, that’s exactly what he had done. Before moving, Mantle sold his mansion and his Ferrari; he was sure that his quest for meaning was more important.

    And then, three years later, he returned, showing up without warning at his former colleague’s office. He was the picture of health, with a Buddha-like smile stretched across his face.

    Mantle had been traveling from village to village in India by foot. On his journey, he had learned about yogis who seemed to defy aging. In Kashmir, he had heard about the Great Sages of Sivana. And these new discoveries inspired him to venture to the Himalayan Mountains, where he came across the monks that lived there.

    It was there that Mantle had a reawakening and finally found his soul.

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    What is The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari about?

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (1997) offers a remedy to the problems of modern life. A fable, it tells the story of the enlightenment of ex-lawyer Julian Mantle and gives advice on how to live a happier, more rewarding and enlightened existence.

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Review

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (1997) is a captivating tale that shares profound life lessons through an engaging story. Here's why this book is a must-read:

    • It presents deep wisdom in a simple, relatable way that resonates with readers.
    • The fable format allows for memorable, impactful messages that can be easily applied to everyday life.
    • It offers a holistic approach to personal development, addressing mind, body, and spirit.

    Embark on a transformative journey by reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari today.

    Best quote from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make.

    —Robin Sharma
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    Who should read The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    • Fans of self-help books
    • People interested in Eastern mysticism
    • Workaholics

    About the Author

    Robin Sharma, a former lawyer, is widely recognized professional speaker in the field of life improvement and leadership. His other books include Megaliving: 30 Days to a Perfect Life and The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO.

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    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is worth reading for its profound life lessons and captivating storytelling.

    Who is the author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    The author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is Robin Sharma.

    How many chapters are in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    There are 13 chapters in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma.

    1. The Wake-Up Call
    2. The Mysterious Visitor
    3. The Miraculous Transformation of Julian Mantle
    4. A Magical Meeting with the Sages of Sivana
    5. A Spiritual Student of the Sages
    6. The Wisdom of Personal Change
    7. A Most Extraordinary Garden
    8. Kindling Your Inner Fire
    9. The Ancient Art of Self-Leadership
    10. The Timeless Secret of Lifelong Happiness
    11. The Magic Rule of 21
    12. The 10 Rituals of Radiant Living
    13. Embracing the Present

    How many pages are in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    There are 198 pages in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

    When was The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari published?

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was published in 1997.

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