VIDEO BOOK REVIEW: The 5AM Club by Robin Sharma

The 5am Club

About The 5AM Club (from Amazon):

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept more than 20 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.


My Video Book Review:

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Welcome to another video book review. This week we were looking at The 5AM Club by Robin Sharma.

So I started waking up at 5:00 AM at the beginning of this year. And I just, I wanted to read the book just to see kind of, you know, what it taught.

I was surprised, it’s written as a fictional story and I wasn’t expecting that.

It’s like three character, well kind of three characters, main characters. Two of them start out at a seminar and at the end of the seminar end up meeting this homeless person. They end up going on this journey of discovery, this life-changing journey, where they learn that getting up at 5:00 AM is how to change your life.

The story gets a little silly at times. And I tend to read, so I read 10 pages of a non-fiction book per day. And so some days I was reading the 10 pages and by the end of the 10 pages, like nothing had happened, it was just these characters in this, you know, in this scene, whatever. And it sometimes felt like it got a little long and drawn out.

But the idea of the book is that getting up at 5:00 AM and doing the specific things that he teaches is the key to increasing your productivity, increasing your success, that you…it just starts your day on the right foot and kind of continues your day because you just started it out really strong.

I found the book really inspiring. Like I said, I was already getting up at 5:00 AM, so it was just kind of reinforcing in my mind that this was a good practice. After I read it, I decided to read The Miracle Morning, so that will be the next review that I do. I’ve read and completed that one, so I’m going to do a comparison to the two after I do the two individual book reviews.

I am not a morning person as some people have asked me when I’ve mentioned that I’ve read this book. I hate getting up at 5:00 AM. I hate getting up at 6:00 AM. I’d rather sleep. But as a busy mom with a full-time job and three kids I am starting to see and experience some of the benefits of waking up early and taking some time for yourself in the morning.

So I’m curious to see how it goes when I continue this practice and kind of see a few weeks months down the road, if I can really speak for the benefits that he says that you’ll see, and I’ll let you know.

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Published by Kelly Schuknecht

Kelly Schuknecht is a marketer with a background in the publishing industry. She is passionate about all things related to books and loves helping authors navigate the world of social media for book promotion. She recently launched the course Marketing Your Book on TikTok.

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