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Robin Sharma, leadership expert, 44, Toronto

2nd May, 2009

I believe every dream starts small. I self-published my book about my ideas, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. People laughed, but it became a word-of-mouth phenomenon. If you listen to your critics, you’ll never do anything great with your life.

I get up at 5am. My morning ritual is to spend an hour in what I call my holy hour. That’s where I work on personal leadership, developing my thinking, working through...

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