BOOK REVIEW – The 5AM Club: Own your morning, elevate your life. By Robin Sharma, Adam Verner, et al.
This is a great book! It presents a good story on how to own your morning in order to conquer your day. It presents a similar approach to what’s known as the compound effect, where small increments lead to huge benefits in the long term.
The 5AM Club is a story where the lives of a billionaire, an artist and an entrepreneur get intertwined to produce a plethora of learning experiences and events that redefine and reshape the mindset of the last two, guided by the unorthodox yet appealing billionaire.
In audio format, this is an 11-hour book. It took me four days to listen to it entirely, but a couple of hours into I was psyched and hungry to keep learning more.
Event though this is depicted as a fiction story, the life lessons are real. I bought into this approach and I’m applying it myself.
In a nutshell, the book presents an approach to devote 1 hour a day to yourself. From 5AM to 6AM this is a time to practice the 20-20-20 method, which consist of 20 minutes of intensive exercise to the point of breaking a sweat, followed by 20 minutes of meditation and rest, and finally 20 minutes of deep learning about anything that improves your life.
A very important part of this is to jump right out of bed with no distractions, no technology, no news. It just you and you only. Resisting these temptations is a key component for this to work.
I’m just three days into this and I’m seeing good results already.
But, hey…this is not something new! It’s being said that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit, but it takes around 66 days to get such habit ingrained in our subconscious minds, so it becomes automatic.
I’ll share with you my results half-way thru to such period, to let you know what kind of progress I make. However, I want to share with you now a few quotes that I gathered from this book.
- Change is hard at first… messy in the middle… but gorgeous at the end.
- The moment you most feel like giving up is the instant when you must find it in you to press ahead.
- One who sweats more in training bleeds less in war.
- High victory is made in those early morning hours when no one is watching and while everyone else is sleeping.
- To find your best self you need to lose your weak self and that only happens thru relentless improvement, continuous reflection and ongoing self-excavation.
- The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live.
You can borrow it from your public library. Let me know if you need help with that.
Or you can get it on Amazon.
You’re welcome to join the club!
Have a nice day!