I had never heard of Robin Sharma and “Who Will Cry When You Die” until a friend suggested I read the book. Although this has sold 6 million copies world-wide, apparently it’s not available from North American retailers as indicated on the back cover.
This work is ideal for the individual who may be revisiting a career calling. Passages stem from Buddhist philosophy and the points are tightly contained in small chapters. This book is easy to read and may jolt you if your current path is not in alignment with your intuitive calling. He presents concise exercises as means for rediscovery and makes reference to habits worth incorporating into our everyday lives all with a purpose of adding fulfillment.
“Who Will Cry” is a light read and I would recommend it as a forerunner in the self help genre. It takes broad strokes on philosophy with tips for practical application. At times, I found Robin to present from a posture of unnecessary authority as opposed to one which could be more suggestive given the nature of the material.
It is rare that authors reference death in the self help genre. Typically appeals are made to the dynamic of life instead of the meaning of life given the inevitability of death. Robin references meaning and perspective around the figures of pay and highlights the often forgotten contribution one makes when confronted with the logistics of sustaining a livelihood. Appreciably throughout, he colorfully challenges readers on possibilities for expansion.
In the improbable chance you are left uninspired having read this book, you will at least be strengthened emotionally with a renewed sense of Buddhist calm if faced with stressors undeserving of your attention.