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The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life. (edition 2018)

by Robin Sharma (Autor)

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Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.

Now, in this life-changing guide, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.

Through an enchanting??and often amusing??story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through:

  • How great geniuses, business titans and the world's wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements
  • A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day
  • A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth
  • A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed
  • "Insider-only" tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world
  • Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

    A supplemental Enhancement PDF accompanies this audiobook… (more)

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    Title:The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.
    Authors:Robin Sharma (Autor)
    Info:Harper Thorsons (2018), 336 pages
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    Book title and author: The 5AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Emily Sanders reviewed 1/24/24

    Why I picked this book up: There was an Ad for headway called Read Daily to Grow Steadily. The first, second and fourth are books I’ve already read, I reread it and reviewed it again, the second I don’t wanted to reread and this third book was my first time reading on the list so I chose to read it.

    Thoughts: Written By Emily Sander
    The 5AM Club by Robin Sharma is a book about establishing an early morning routine to boost mental focus and reach peak performance. Its motto is, “Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.”

    The 5AM Club isn’t a dry, repetitive non-fiction book. It’s told in a story format and is packed full of inspirational quotes, which makes it an easy and enjoyable read for the most part.
    The book took me three days to read. It begins with a struggling artist and a disillusioned entrepreneur attending a seminar featuring The Spellbinder, a man widely known as the best executive coach in the world. After listening to the speaker’s intriguing message, the pair meet a billionaire who knows him personally.
    The group then begins traveling across the world together, with the billionaire mentor imparting wisdom, outlining his worldview, and explaining the importance of a revolutionary morning routine at every stop.
    Themes of Book
    The 5AM Club features seven primary themes. They are:
    1. Tap Into Your Full Potential If you’re going to do something, do it to your full potential. Be elite. Reach that top five percent.
    o “Life’s too short to play small with your talents.”
    2. The message here recounts Teddy Roosevelt’s famous Man in the Arena speech.
    3. Escape Complacency The 5AM Club notes that many people live their lives in complacency. It urges you to break out of this cycle.
    o “The soreness of growth is so much less expensive than the devastating costs of regret.”
    o “Failure’s just growth in wolf’s clothing.”
    4. Change is Hard, but Worth It Leaving our comfort zones and making major changes in our lives can be difficult, but it is worth it in the end.
    o “World-class begins where comfort ends.”
    o “All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.”
    o “As we leave our comfort zones, the brain gets triggered. As we raise our expertise and lift our influence, it gets frightened.”
    o “...there’s a battle in our brains going on. And the ancient, lower - more primitive - brain inside all of us wants to stop our evolution.”
    5. The more willing we are to do the things that scare us, the things other people don’t want to do, the more successful we will be in both our personal life and our professional life.
    6. Discipline Trumps Talent Not everyone who has talent will succeed in life. Discipline, hard work, and dedication are much more important.
    o “...what makes a legendary performer so good isn’t the amount of natural talent they are born into but the extent of that potential they actualize - and capitalize. ‘Many of the finest athletes in the world…had less innate skill than their competition. But it was their exceptional dedication, commitment and drive to maximize whatever strength they had that made them iconic.”
    o “A-Players don't get lucky. They make lucky.”
    7. Go After the Right Things If you’re going to invest time and energy into chasing after something, make sure it is something that matters.
    o “Our culture tells us to pursue titles and trinkets, applause and acclaim, money and mansions. All that’s fine - it truly is - so long as you don’t get brainwashed into defining your worth as a human being by these things. Enjoy them, just don’t get attached to them. Have them, just don’t base your identity around them. Appreciate them, just don’t need them.“
    o “The first fifty years of our lives are a lot about seeking legitimacy, you know. We crave social approval. We want our peers to respect us. We hope our neighbors will like us. We buy all sorts of things we really don’t need and obsess about making money we really don’t enjoy.”
    8. Leadership is About Making a Difference Sharma notes that leadership is not about the big office or the fancy job title. It’s about making a difference.
    o “Leadership is about making a difference, right where you’re planted.”
    o “Because leadership is a lot less about having a formal title, a large office and money in the bank. And a lot more about committing to mastery over all you do - and in who you are.”
    o “I believe the humblest is the greatest. Pure leaders are so secure in their own skin their main mission is the elevation of others. They have such self-respect, joyfulness and peacefulness within themselves that they don’t need to advertise their success to society in a feeble attempt to feel a little better.”
    o “...one of the primary aims of a wonderfully crafted life is contribution. Impact. Usefulness. Helpfulness. What business-builders might call ‘unlocking stakeholder value.”...to lead is to serve.”
    9. Focus Your Energies It is impossible to do everything at once. If you want to succeed in life, try to focus your energies on just a few tasks, projects, or goals.
    o “Simplify. Streamline everything. Become a purist…concentrate on just a few projects…”
    o “Stop managing your time and start managing your focus.”
    10. Taking this simple step will help you make quantum leaps in productivity.
    Optimizing the early hours of the morning is a golden opportunity to set up success for the entire day. Leaders at the highest levels make better daily choices than average people. A good investment made every day, compounds and leads to extraordinary things.

    The Four Interior Empires
    The 5AM Club espouses a holistic approach to self-improvement. It teaches that individuals who want to be successful should not spend all their time trying to be more productive or efficient.
    Instead, they should polish all of their four interior empires:
    1. Mindset (Psychology)Most gurus focus on developing their clients’ mindsets. They do so because it drives most of our behavior as human beings. 

However, it’s vital to remember that mindset is just one of our four interior empires. We shouldn't devote all of our energy to developing it.
    2. Heartset (Emotionality)We cannot succeed if our hearts are filled with anger, sadness, disappointment, or fear. 
Spend a few minutes a day developing your emotionality if you want to become your best self.
    3. Healthset (Physicality)A healthy body leads to a healthy brain. Dial in your physical health so your brain is operating at its highest level.
    o “Getting healthy and ultra-fit worked wonders for my business, you know?”
    4. Try to work out for at least 15-30 minutes a day.
    5. Soulset (Spirituality)
    If you want to succeed in life, you must remember who you truly are.
    • “...soar with the angels of your highest nature and dance with the gods of your most precious talents…”
    The stronger your relationship with your inner self becomes, the more successful you will be.
    • “The greatest starting point for winning in your work and making a splendid life is joining what I call The 5AM Club. How can you ever be world-class if you don’t carve out some time each morning to make yourself world-class?”
    The 5AM Club method is known as “The Mother of All Routines.” It involves building a new habit of investing the first hour of your day in high-value activities that maximize personal growth and personal development. It establishes a consistent practice of working on the most important things first thing in the morning.

    Sharma believes the steps you take during this “Victory Hour” will improve the rest of your day and transform every aspect of your life.
    Here’s how it works:
    The Habit Installation Protocol
    The Habit Installation Protocol is a 66-day process. It involves three stages:
    1. Deconstruction Destroy your past patterns and re-write your way of thinking. This step will be difficult - but it will be worth it in the end.
    o “If it wasn’t hard initially, it wouldn't be real - and valuable - change.”
    2. Remember, a space shuttle uses more fuel in the sixty seconds after liftoff than it uses during an entire orbit around Earth.
    3. Installation Begin installing your new operating manual. During this stage, you are likely to feel confused but hopeful. You’ll sense that bigger things are just around the corner.
    4. Integration
    Finalize the integration of your new early-rising habit into your daily life. The 5AM Club method will become your new normal.

    The 20/20/20 Formula
    The 5AM Club recommends breaking your 60-minute Victory Hour up into 20-minute blocks:
    1. 5:00-5:20 AM (Move)Exercise vigorously. Make sure you sweat.
Your cortisol levels are highest in the morning. This hormone can stunt your genius, but exercise significantly lowers it.
Sweating also releases BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), a powerful protein that repairs damaged cells and accelerates the formation of neural connections.
    2. 5:20-5:40 AM (Reflect)Do something that will free your mind. Enjoy a period of deep peace.
Meditate. Pray. Journal. Brainstorm. Whatever works best for you.
    o “Be thoughtful and intentional on the values you want to be loyal to over the hours ahead of you.”
    3. 5:40-6:00 AM (Grow)
    Do something that will expand your knowledge of your industry or teach you a new skill.
    Sharma recommends reading a book, listening to a podcast, or watching a short documentary.
    • “To double your income and impact, triple your investment in personal mastery and personal capability.”
    Sleep
    To perform at the peak of your capabilities during the day, you need a good night’s sleep.
    The 5AM Club suggests following this pre-sleep ritual to ensure you get 7.5 hours of sleep every night:
    1. 7:00-8:00 PM
    Eat your final meal of the day. Ideally, that meal should be something healthy and nutritious.
Close your social media apps, turn off your electronic devices, and enjoy a distraction-free hour.
    2. 8:00-9:00 PM
    Unwind. Read a book or have a conversation with a loved one. 
You can also use this time to meditate or take an Epsom salt bath.
    3. 9:00-10:00 PM

    Go to your bedroom and begin preparing for sleep.
    Ensure your room is cool, dark, and free of technology. You don’t want anything to interrupt your sleep!
    Quick Takeaways
    The 5AM Club is packed full of actionable tips, insights, and advice. I highly recommend reading it in full to see how it has helped transform thousands of ordinary people into top performers.
    However, if you do not have time in your busy schedule to read it right now, here are a few quick takeaways you can put into action immediately:
    1. The 90/90/1 Rule: For 90 days, schedule the first 90 minutes of your workday on the one activity that, when completed at a world-class level, will help you own your field.
    2. The 60/10 Method: After running your 90/90/1 segment, use the time to work at your best for 60 minutes. Then refuel for 10 minutes by listening to music or taking a walk.
    3. The Second Wind Workout: Schedule a second workout at the end of your day to give you a second wind for a great evening.
    4. The Two Massage Protocol: Get two 90-minute deep-tissue massages per week. They will reduce your muscle tension and increase your serotonin levels.
    5. Traffic University: Use your commute to listen to podcasts or audiobooks that will help you get ahead in your work.
    6. The Dream Team Technique: Surround yourself with people who are leaders at what they do and will make your rise to legendary status quicker and easier.
    7. The Twin Cycles of Elite Performance: Couple the high-performance cycle with a deep recovery cycle. Rest is an essential ingredient for elite performers.
    For more advice on how to succeed in life, whether it’s a small change, big idea, or a summary of a potentially life-changing book, subscribe to my newsletter!
    Quotes to Remember
    The 5AM Club features tons of memorable quotes. The 5AM Club features tons of quotes that will help you on the road to a more successful life. Here are a few of my favorites:
    • “Never mail it in. Always bring it on.”
    • “World-class is a process, not an event.“
    • ‘You become undefeatable in the world by what you do when no one else is watching.”
    • “Why be alive if you’re not going to be totally alive?”
    • ‘Install the right habits to make them superstars. And live fascinating, adventurous and purposeful lies.”
    • “Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.”
    About The Author: Emily Sander is an ICF-certified leadership coach with more than 15 years of experience in the business world and the author of Hacking Executive Leadership. She’s been featured in several print publications, online articles, and podcasts, including CEO Today Magazine, Leading to Fulfillment, and Leadership Powered by Common Sense.
    Why I finished this read: Overall I really enjoyed reading this book. I am not a hippie, used to surf and skate and have loved to read. This book had a lot of reading, philosophy, Psychology, being, planning, spirituality and useful information that I enjoyed reading.

    Stars rating: Although, the writing is more kicked back, seems to be a fun group of people that I could envision seeing myself hanging out with and I have it a 4 of 5 stars, worth reading and I highly recommend picking it up. At the end, this kind of fell off for me. ( )
      DrT | Jan 24, 2024 |
    Wish I had read these reviews before I borrowed this book. I keep thinking this book is so bad. I should quit on it. 10 hours more to listen to. Yea I’m going to quit on it. If you’re preparing yourself better than I did swipe past this one. ( )
      sblatt1950 | Jan 23, 2024 |
    I've read many self-help books, and the more I read, the more disillusioned I become with the entire genre. In The 5 AM Club, Sharma took a different approach than most of his colleagues. Rather than offering science-based discoveries and recommendations sprinkled with anecdotal evidence, he wrote the book as a fictional account of two people whose lives are changed forever in the most outlandish ways by a chance encounter with a billionaire.

    Like most books of this type, The 5 AM Club is all about how a few small changes can lead you to become one of the wealthiest, brightest, and most successful people in the world. Sharma claims that simply waking up at 5 AM and following his 20/20/20 formula (20 minutes of rigorous exercise, 20 minutes of reflection, and 20 minutes of learning) is all you need to become one of the "top 5% of performers" in the world. As though life was some kind of recipe you could just follow to get guaranteed results!

    I get the appeal of this type of book; I really do. Who doesn't want to know the step-by-step process by which we mere mortals can also become extraordinary? Unfortunately, Sharma's approach is short-sighted, extremely limited in scope, and doesn't take into account the lived experience of most people. Oh, and the writing is cringe-worthy. ( )
      Elizabeth_Cooper | Oct 27, 2023 |
    Poor book but great concept. Just do it ( )
      guptaanuj | Jan 6, 2023 |
    As a Muslim, I have been rising before the sun for many years as I try not to miss my morning prayer. But I have been inconsistent in staying up after doing my morning prayers So, I bought this book to get some practical advice re how I can consistently stay up after the prayers. It has been very helpful and am trying to apply the learning. Still a long way to go but I really loved the book. I wonder whether Robin knows about the morning routine of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions. Lot of the things I have read hear has been covered in the practical teaching of Prophet Muhammad.. ( )
      Azmir_Fakir | Oct 31, 2022 |
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    Business. Self-Improvement. Nonfiction. HTML:

    Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.

    Now, in this life-changing guide, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.

    Through an enchanting??and often amusing??story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through:

    How great geniuses, business titans and the world's wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed "Insider-only" tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world

    Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

    A supplemental Enhancement PDF accompanies this audiobook

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