“When a baby enters the world, the world rejoices while the baby cries. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

That’s a nice little lesson courtesy of Robin Sharma’s father.

I first heard about Robin when someone gave me a copy of his best seller, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. That was back in 2002 when I was struggling. It helped me. You could certainly choose worse books to read.

Recently Robin spoke at Verne Harnish’s Gazelles seminar. Afterwards Verne interviewed Robin and he dropped three great tips. You can watch the video below for more.

Robin’s #1 Tip – The 20:20:20 Start to Your Day

Train yourself to get up at 5am (CB says, “Why so late? LOL”).
Spend the first 20 minutes in exercise.
Spend the next 20 minutes working on your plan.
Spend the next 20 minutes reading.

That’s not bad. I prefer my routine

Robin’s #2 Tip – 90-1-90

For the next 90 days, spend the first 90 minutes of your day on your number one priority.
Hopefully everyone here knew this one already.
That’s the 80-20 rule. Ninety minutes is about 20% of your day, and that will give you 80% of your results.

Robin’s #3 Tip – 2X to 3X

To double your income and productivity, triple your investment in education.
I agree with this. My income went through the roof when I hired a business coach, joined a Mastermind, started going to more seminars, and networking with people that were making a lot of money and who demanded that I play UP a level.

Make the same investment and it will pay HUGE dividends.

Get up earlier tomorrow,

Craig Ballantyne

Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education. – See more at: http://www.robinsharma.com/blog/10/my-20-best-quotes-for-high-achievement/#sthash.QINa96eO.dpuf

“Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education.” – Robin Sharma

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com