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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Robin Sharma

5 mins

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a self-help classic telling the story of fictional lawyer, Julian Mantle, who sold his mansion and Ferrari to study the seven virtues of the Sages of Sivana in the Himalayan mountains.


The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

by Robin Sharma


This book is about Julian Mantle, a fictional, seven-figure-making lawyer who had a Ferrari - but then was unhappy, so he sold it. It turns out, he didn't need his Ferrari. He needed wisdom. So after he collapsed from all the stress with a heart attack, he sold everything and ventured into the Himalayan mountains.

There, he found the Sages of Sivana, which taught him seven virtues, making him promise he'd pass on their teachings. Flowing through the quill of Robin Sharma, who published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari in 1997, Julian did pass on what he learned. Over 6 million people have picked up his lessons.

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Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.

- Robin Sharma

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