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WHO WILL CRY 
WHEN YOU DIE 
- ROBIN SHARMA 
 
THE TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS NOT DEATH, BUT WHAT WE LET DIE INSIDE OF US WHILE WE 
LIVE. 
- NORMAN COUSINS 
 
Contents 
Preface 
1. Discover Your Calling 
2. Every Day, Be Kind to a Stranger 
3. Maintain Your Perspective 
4. Practice Tough Love 
5. Keep a Journal 
6. Develop an Honesty Philosophy 
7. Honor Your Past 
8. Start Your Day Well 
9. Learn to Say No Gracefully 
10. Take a Weekly Sabbatical 
11. Talk to Yourself 
12. Schedule Worry Breaks 
13. Model a Child 
14. Remember, Genius Is 99 Percent Inspiration 
15. Care for the Temple 
16. Learn to Be Silent 
17. Think About Your Ideal Neighborhood  
18. Get Up Early 
19. See Your Troubles as Blessings 
20. Laugh More 
21. Spend a Day Without Your Watch 
22. Take More Risks 
23. Live a Life 
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WHO WILL CRY 
WHEN YOU DIE 
- ROBIN SHARMA 
 
THE TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS NOT DEATH, BUT WHAT WE LET DIE INSIDE OF US WHILE WE 
LIVE. 
- NORMAN COUSINS 
 
Contents 
Preface 
1. Discover Your Calling 
2. Every Day, Be Kind to a Stranger 
3. Maintain Your Perspective 
4. Practice Tough Love 
5. Keep a Journal 
6. Develop an Honesty Philosophy 
7. Honor Your Past 
8. Start Your Day Well 
9. Learn to Say No Gracefully 
10. Take a Weekly Sabbatical 
11. Talk to Yourself 
12. Schedule Worry Breaks 
13. Model a Child 
14. Remember, Genius Is 99 Percent Inspiration 
15. Care for the Temple 
16. Learn to Be Silent 
17. Think About Your Ideal Neighborhood  
18. Get Up Early 
19. See Your Troubles as Blessings 
20. Laugh More 
21. Spend a Day Without Your Watch 
22. Take More Risks 
23. Live a Life 
24. Learn from a Good Movie 
25. Bless Your Money 
26. Focus on the Worthy 
27. Write Thank – You Notes 
28. Always Carry a Book with You 
29. Create a Love Account 
30. Get Behind People’s Eyeballs 
31. List Your Problems 
32. Practice the Action Habit 
33. See Your Children as Gifts 
34. Enjoy the Path, Not Just the Reward 
35. Remember That Awareness Precedes Change 
36. Read Tuesday’s With Morrie 
37. Master Your Time 
38. Keep Your Cool 
39. Recruit a Board of Directors 
40. Cure Your Monkey Mind 
41. Get Good at Asking 
42. Looking for the Higher Meaning of Your Work 
43. Build a Library of Heroic Books 
44. Develop Your Talents 
45. Connect with Nature 
46. Use Your Commute Time 
47. Go on a News Fast 
48. Get Serious About Setting Goals 
49. Remember the Rule of 21 
50. Practice Forgiveness 
51. Drink Fresh Fruit Juice 
52. Create a Pure Environment 
53. Walk in the Woods 
54. Get a Coach 
55. Take a Mini – Vacation 
56. Become a Volunteer 
57. Find Your Six Degrees of Separation 
58. Listen to Music Daily 
59. Write a Legacy Statement 
60. Find Three Great Friends 
61.  Read The Artist’s Way 
62. Learn to Meditate 
63. Have a Living Funeral 
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WHO WILL CRY 
WHEN YOU DIE 
- ROBIN SHARMA 
 
THE TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS NOT DEATH, BUT WHAT WE LET DIE INSIDE OF US WHILE WE 
LIVE. 
- NORMAN COUSINS 
 
Contents 
Preface 
1. Discover Your Calling 
2. Every Day, Be Kind to a Stranger 
3. Maintain Your Perspective 
4. Practice Tough Love 
5. Keep a Journal 
6. Develop an Honesty Philosophy 
7. Honor Your Past 
8. Start Your Day Well 
9. Learn to Say No Gracefully 
10. Take a Weekly Sabbatical 
11. Talk to Yourself 
12. Schedule Worry Breaks 
13. Model a Child 
14. Remember, Genius Is 99 Percent Inspiration 
15. Care for the Temple 
16. Learn to Be Silent 
17. Think About Your Ideal Neighborhood  
18. Get Up Early 
19. See Your Troubles as Blessings 
20. Laugh More 
21. Spend a Day Without Your Watch 
22. Take More Risks 
23. Live a Life 
24. Learn from a Good Movie 
25. Bless Your Money 
26. Focus on the Worthy 
27. Write Thank – You Notes 
28. Always Carry a Book with You 
29. Create a Love Account 
30. Get Behind People’s Eyeballs 
31. List Your Problems 
32. Practice the Action Habit 
33. See Your Children as Gifts 
34. Enjoy the Path, Not Just the Reward 
35. Remember That Awareness Precedes Change 
36. Read Tuesday’s With Morrie 
37. Master Your Time 
38. Keep Your Cool 
39. Recruit a Board of Directors 
40. Cure Your Monkey Mind 
41. Get Good at Asking 
42. Looking for the Higher Meaning of Your Work 
43. Build a Library of Heroic Books 
44. Develop Your Talents 
45. Connect with Nature 
46. Use Your Commute Time 
47. Go on a News Fast 
48. Get Serious About Setting Goals 
49. Remember the Rule of 21 
50. Practice Forgiveness 
51. Drink Fresh Fruit Juice 
52. Create a Pure Environment 
53. Walk in the Woods 
54. Get a Coach 
55. Take a Mini – Vacation 
56. Become a Volunteer 
57. Find Your Six Degrees of Separation 
58. Listen to Music Daily 
59. Write a Legacy Statement 
60. Find Three Great Friends 
61.  Read The Artist’s Way 
62. Learn to Meditate 
63. Have a Living Funeral 
64. Stop Complaining and Start Living 
65. Increase Your Value 
66. Be a Better Parent 
67. Be Unorthodox 
68. Carry a Goal Card 
69. Be More than Your Moods 
70. Savor the Simple Stuff 
71. Stop Condemning 
72. See Your Day as Your Life 
73. Create a Master Mind Alliance 
74. Create a Daily Code of Conduct 
75. Imagine a richer reality 
76. Become he CEO of Your Life 
77. Be Humble 
78. Don’t Finish Every Book You Start 
79. Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself 
80. Make a Vow of Silence 
81. Don’t Pick Up the Phone Every Time It Rings 
82. Remember That Recreation Must Involve Re – creation 
83. Choose Worthy Opponents 
84. Sleep Less 
85. Have a Family Mealtime 
86. Become an Imposter 
87. Take a Public Speaking Course 
88. Stop Thinking Tiny Thoughts 
89. Don’t Worry About Things You Can’t Change 
90. Learn How to Walk 
91. Rewrite Your Life Story 
92. Plant a tree 
93. Find Your Place of Peace 
94. Take More Pictures 
95. Be an Adventurer 
96. Decompress Before You Go Home 
97. Respect Your Instincts 
98. Collect Quotes That Inspire You 
99. Love Your Work 
100. Selflessly Serve 
101. Live Fully so You Can Die Happy 
 
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WHO WILL CRY 
WHEN YOU DIE 
- ROBIN SHARMA 
 
THE TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS NOT DEATH, BUT WHAT WE LET DIE INSIDE OF US WHILE WE 
LIVE. 
- NORMAN COUSINS 
 
Contents 
Preface 
1. Discover Your Calling 
2. Every Day, Be Kind to a Stranger 
3. Maintain Your Perspective 
4. Practice Tough Love 
5. Keep a Journal 
6. Develop an Honesty Philosophy 
7. Honor Your Past 
8. Start Your Day Well 
9. Learn to Say No Gracefully 
10. Take a Weekly Sabbatical 
11. Talk to Yourself 
12. Schedule Worry Breaks 
13. Model a Child 
14. Remember, Genius Is 99 Percent Inspiration 
15. Care for the Temple 
16. Learn to Be Silent 
17. Think About Your Ideal Neighborhood  
18. Get Up Early 
19. See Your Troubles as Blessings 
20. Laugh More 
21. Spend a Day Without Your Watch 
22. Take More Risks 
23. Live a Life 
24. Learn from a Good Movie 
25. Bless Your Money 
26. Focus on the Worthy 
27. Write Thank – You Notes 
28. Always Carry a Book with You 
29. Create a Love Account 
30. Get Behind People’s Eyeballs 
31. List Your Problems 
32. Practice the Action Habit 
33. See Your Children as Gifts 
34. Enjoy the Path, Not Just the Reward 
35. Remember That Awareness Precedes Change 
36. Read Tuesday’s With Morrie 
37. Master Your Time 
38. Keep Your Cool 
39. Recruit a Board of Directors 
40. Cure Your Monkey Mind 
41. Get Good at Asking 
42. Looking for the Higher Meaning of Your Work 
43. Build a Library of Heroic Books 
44. Develop Your Talents 
45. Connect with Nature 
46. Use Your Commute Time 
47. Go on a News Fast 
48. Get Serious About Setting Goals 
49. Remember the Rule of 21 
50. Practice Forgiveness 
51. Drink Fresh Fruit Juice 
52. Create a Pure Environment 
53. Walk in the Woods 
54. Get a Coach 
55. Take a Mini – Vacation 
56. Become a Volunteer 
57. Find Your Six Degrees of Separation 
58. Listen to Music Daily 
59. Write a Legacy Statement 
60. Find Three Great Friends 
61.  Read The Artist’s Way 
62. Learn to Meditate 
63. Have a Living Funeral 
64. Stop Complaining and Start Living 
65. Increase Your Value 
66. Be a Better Parent 
67. Be Unorthodox 
68. Carry a Goal Card 
69. Be More than Your Moods 
70. Savor the Simple Stuff 
71. Stop Condemning 
72. See Your Day as Your Life 
73. Create a Master Mind Alliance 
74. Create a Daily Code of Conduct 
75. Imagine a richer reality 
76. Become he CEO of Your Life 
77. Be Humble 
78. Don’t Finish Every Book You Start 
79. Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself 
80. Make a Vow of Silence 
81. Don’t Pick Up the Phone Every Time It Rings 
82. Remember That Recreation Must Involve Re – creation 
83. Choose Worthy Opponents 
84. Sleep Less 
85. Have a Family Mealtime 
86. Become an Imposter 
87. Take a Public Speaking Course 
88. Stop Thinking Tiny Thoughts 
89. Don’t Worry About Things You Can’t Change 
90. Learn How to Walk 
91. Rewrite Your Life Story 
92. Plant a tree 
93. Find Your Place of Peace 
94. Take More Pictures 
95. Be an Adventurer 
96. Decompress Before You Go Home 
97. Respect Your Instincts 
98. Collect Quotes That Inspire You 
99. Love Your Work 
100. Selflessly Serve 
101. Live Fully so You Can Die Happy 
 
 
Preface 
I honor you for picking up this book. In doing so, you have made the decision to love more deliberately, 
more joyfully and completely. You have decided to live your life by choice rather than by chance, by design 
rather than by default. And for this, I applaud you. 
 Since Writing the two previous books in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series, I have received 
countless letters from readers who saw their lives change through the wisdom they discovered. The 
comments of these men and women inspired and moved me. Many of the notes I received also encouraged 
me to distill all that I have learned about the art of living into a series of life lessons. And so, I set about 
compiling the best I have to give into a book that I truly believe will help transform your life. 
 The words on the following pages are heartfelt and written in the high hope that you will not only 
connect with the wisdom I respectfully offer but act on it to create lasting improvements in every life area. 
Through my own trials, I have found that it is  not enough to know what to do – we must act on that 
knowledge in order to have the lives we want. 
 And so as you turn the pages of this third book in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series, I hope you 
will discover a wealth of wisdom that will enrich the quality of your professional, personal and spiritual life. 
Please do write to me, send me an e-mail or visit with me at one of my seminars to share how you have 
integrated the lessons in this book into the way you live. I will do my very best to respond to your letters 
with a personal note I wish you deep peace, great prosperity and many happy days spent engaged in a 
worthy purpose. 
 
Robin S. Sharma 
 
Emil address: wisdom@robinsharma.com 
Internet address: www.robinsharma.com 
 
 
 
 
 
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WHO WILL CRY 
WHEN YOU DIE 
- ROBIN SHARMA 
 
THE TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS NOT DEATH, BUT WHAT WE LET DIE INSIDE OF US WHILE WE 
LIVE. 
- NORMAN COUSINS 
 
Contents 
Preface 
1. Discover Your Calling 
2. Every Day, Be Kind to a Stranger 
3. Maintain Your Perspective 
4. Practice Tough Love 
5. Keep a Journal 
6. Develop an Honesty Philosophy 
7. Honor Your Past 
8. Start Your Day Well 
9. Learn to Say No Gracefully 
10. Take a Weekly Sabbatical 
11. Talk to Yourself 
12. Schedule Worry Breaks 
13. Model a Child 
14. Remember, Genius Is 99 Percent Inspiration 
15. Care for the Temple 
16. Learn to Be Silent 
17. Think About Your Ideal Neighborhood  
18. Get Up Early 
19. See Your Troubles as Blessings 
20. Laugh More 
21. Spend a Day Without Your Watch 
22. Take More Risks 
23. Live a Life 
24. Learn from a Good Movie 
25. Bless Your Money 
26. Focus on the Worthy 
27. Write Thank – You Notes 
28. Always Carry a Book with You 
29. Create a Love Account 
30. Get Behind People’s Eyeballs 
31. List Your Problems 
32. Practice the Action Habit 
33. See Your Children as Gifts 
34. Enjoy the Path, Not Just the Reward 
35. Remember That Awareness Precedes Change 
36. Read Tuesday’s With Morrie 
37. Master Your Time 
38. Keep Your Cool 
39. Recruit a Board of Directors 
40. Cure Your Monkey Mind 
41. Get Good at Asking 
42. Looking for the Higher Meaning of Your Work 
43. Build a Library of Heroic Books 
44. Develop Your Talents 
45. Connect with Nature 
46. Use Your Commute Time 
47. Go on a News Fast 
48. Get Serious About Setting Goals 
49. Remember the Rule of 21 
50. Practice Forgiveness 
51. Drink Fresh Fruit Juice 
52. Create a Pure Environment 
53. Walk in the Woods 
54. Get a Coach 
55. Take a Mini – Vacation 
56. Become a Volunteer 
57. Find Your Six Degrees of Separation 
58. Listen to Music Daily 
59. Write a Legacy Statement 
60. Find Three Great Friends 
61.  Read The Artist’s Way 
62. Learn to Meditate 
63. Have a Living Funeral 
64. Stop Complaining and Start Living 
65. Increase Your Value 
66. Be a Better Parent 
67. Be Unorthodox 
68. Carry a Goal Card 
69. Be More than Your Moods 
70. Savor the Simple Stuff 
71. Stop Condemning 
72. See Your Day as Your Life 
73. Create a Master Mind Alliance 
74. Create a Daily Code of Conduct 
75. Imagine a richer reality 
76. Become he CEO of Your Life 
77. Be Humble 
78. Don’t Finish Every Book You Start 
79. Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself 
80. Make a Vow of Silence 
81. Don’t Pick Up the Phone Every Time It Rings 
82. Remember That Recreation Must Involve Re – creation 
83. Choose Worthy Opponents 
84. Sleep Less 
85. Have a Family Mealtime 
86. Become an Imposter 
87. Take a Public Speaking Course 
88. Stop Thinking Tiny Thoughts 
89. Don’t Worry About Things You Can’t Change 
90. Learn How to Walk 
91. Rewrite Your Life Story 
92. Plant a tree 
93. Find Your Place of Peace 
94. Take More Pictures 
95. Be an Adventurer 
96. Decompress Before You Go Home 
97. Respect Your Instincts 
98. Collect Quotes That Inspire You 
99. Love Your Work 
100. Selflessly Serve 
101. Live Fully so You Can Die Happy 
 
 
Preface 
I honor you for picking up this book. In doing so, you have made the decision to love more deliberately, 
more joyfully and completely. You have decided to live your life by choice rather than by chance, by design 
rather than by default. And for this, I applaud you. 
 Since Writing the two previous books in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series, I have received 
countless letters from readers who saw their lives change through the wisdom they discovered. The 
comments of these men and women inspired and moved me. Many of the notes I received also encouraged 
me to distill all that I have learned about the art of living into a series of life lessons. And so, I set about 
compiling the best I have to give into a book that I truly believe will help transform your life. 
 The words on the following pages are heartfelt and written in the high hope that you will not only 
connect with the wisdom I respectfully offer but act on it to create lasting improvements in every life area. 
Through my own trials, I have found that it is  not enough to know what to do – we must act on that 
knowledge in order to have the lives we want. 
 And so as you turn the pages of this third book in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series, I hope you 
will discover a wealth of wisdom that will enrich the quality of your professional, personal and spiritual life. 
Please do write to me, send me an e-mail or visit with me at one of my seminars to share how you have 
integrated the lessons in this book into the way you live. I will do my very best to respond to your letters 
with a personal note I wish you deep peace, great prosperity and many happy days spent engaged in a 
worthy purpose. 
 
Robin S. Sharma 
 
Emil address: wisdom@robinsharma.com 
Internet address: www.robinsharma.com 
 
 
 
 
 
1. 
Discover Your Calling 
 
When I was growing up, my father said something to me I will never forget, “Son, when you were born, you 
cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries while you 
rejoice.” We live in an age when we have forgotten what life is all about. We can easily put a person on the 
Moon, but we have trouble walking across the street to meet a new neighbor. We can fire a missile across 
the world with pinpoint accuracy, but we have trouble keeping a date with our children to go to the library. 
We have e-mail, fax machines and digital phones so that we can stay connected and yet we live in a time 
where human beings have never been less connected. We have lost touch with our humanity. We have lost 
touch with our purpose. We have lost sight of the things that matter the most. 
 And so, as you start this book, I respectfully ask you, Who will cry when you die? How many lives will 
you touch while you have the privilege to walk this planet? What impact will your life have on the 
generations that follow you? And what legacy will you leave behind after you have taken your last breath? 
One of the lessons I have learned in my own life is that if you don’t act on life, life has a habit of acting on 
you. The days slip into weeks, the weeks slip into months and the months slip into years. Pretty soon it’s all 
over and you are left with nothing more than a heart filled with regret over a life half lived. Bernard Shaw 
was asked on his deathbed, “What would you do if you could live your life over again?” He reflected, then 
replied with a deep sigh: “I’d like to be the person I could have been but never was.” I’ve written this book 
so that this will never happen to you. 
 As a professional speaker, I spend much of my work life delivering keynote addresses at conferences 
across North America, flying from city to city, sharing my insights on leadership in business and in life with 
many different people. Though they all come from diverse walks of life, their questions invariably center on 
the same things these days: How can I find greater meaning in my life? How can I make a lasting 
contribution through my work? And How can I simplify so that I can enjoy the journey of life before it is 
too late? 
 My answer always begins the same way: Find your calling. I believe we all have special talents that are 
just waiting to be engaged in a worthy pursuit. We are all here for some unique purpose, some noble 
objective that will allow us to manifest our higher human potential while we, at the same time, add value to 
the lives around us. Finding your calling doesn’t mean you must leave the job you now have. It simply 
means you need to bring more of yourself into your work and focus on the things you do best. It means you 
have to stop waiting for other people to make the changes you desire and, as Mahatma Gandhi noted: “Be 
the change that you wish to see most in your world.” And once you do, your life will change. 
 
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