The 5 AM Club
In this book, Robin Sharma introduces the The 5 AM Club concept, based on a revolutionary morning routine that can help maximize the productivity and activate the best health. This life changing books elaborates how early rising habits and routine can give epic results while upgrading happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.
Every professional was once a amateur, and every master started as a beginner. Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary feats, once they have routinized the right habits.
There is not one person alive today who cannot lift their thinking, performance, vitality, prosperity and lifetime happiness magnificently by writing in a series of profound daily rituals and then practicing them until they become your second nature. This is what Robin Sharma calls 5 AM Club. Rising at 5 AM truly is The Mother of all routines. The way we become our day really does determine the extent of focus, energy, excitement and excellence you bring to it.
ROBIN SHARMA GIVES US FIVE RULES WHICH WE MUST NOT FORGET AND MUST BE FOLLOWED: -
Rule #1 -Empire makers and history creators take one hour for themselves before dawn, in the serenity that lies beyond the clutches of complexity, to prepare themselves for a world class day.
Rule #2 –Excuses breed no genius. Just because you haven’t installed the early rising habits before does not mean you can’t do it now. Release your rationalizations and remember that small daily improvements, when done consistently over time, lead to stunning results.
Rule #3– All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Everything you now find easy you first found difficult. With consistent practice, getting up with the sun will become your new normal and automatic.
Rule #4– To have the results The Top 5% of producers have, you must start doing what 95% of people are unwilling to do.
Rule #5 – when you feel like surrendering, continue. Triumph loves the relentless.
THE FOUR FOCUSES OF HISTORY MAKERS
1-Capitalization IQ – 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 strengths they had made them iconic. By joining The 5AM Club we have a gorgeous window of oppoertunity every morning to cultivate our highest assets, take some time for self and do the preparation needed for us to take each day a tiny gem.
History Focus # 2 – Freedom From Distraction
In some ways the new technologies and social media are not only eroding the Everest of our glorious productive potential, they are also training us to be less human. We have fewer real conversations, fewer true connections, and fewer meaningful interactions. We must stop managing our time but start managing our focus.
History-Maker Focus #3: Personal Mastery Practice
It is obvious that if you want to be best in the world at business or art or chess or as a designer or as a mechanic or as a manager, you need to put in enormous amounts of practice time to advance your expertise. A performer must invest atleast two hours and forty four minutes of daily improvement on their chosen skill for ten years. This is the minimum viable amount of practice required for the first signs of genius to appear within any domain.
THE 4 INTERIOR EMPIRES- MINDSET – HEARTSET – HEALTHSET – SOULSET
Many gurus speak of MINDSET. They coach us to think optimistic thoughts every day. These teachers tells us that our thinking forms our reality and that, by improving our mind, we will improve our life. But elevating our mindset is only 25% of the personal mastery equation, because a superbly developed Mindset without a magnificently purified Heartset is a hollow triumph.
Heartset is our emotional life. Even with battleproofed beliefs and the distinguished thinking of a world class mindset, you wont win if your Heart is full of anger, sadness, disappointment, resentment and fear. How can we produce amazing work when our toxic feelings are weighing us down.
After Mindset and heartset, we also need to fortify our healthset each morning. Robin Sharma says- Do not die because you will never become a titan of your industry and an icon who makes history if you are dead. Beautiful things happen once you commit seriously to peak fitness and go hard on cheating aging. Every day is dramatically better with some exercise in it.
Soulset is all about remembering who you truly are, and connection with the self spirit. It refers to our spirituality.
History-Maker Focus#4: Day Stacking-
The morning routine-
1-The Trigger 2-The Ritual 3-The Reward 4-The Repetition.
In the morning at 5AM, jump straight out of bed before your reasoning mind can give a bunch of excuses about why we should go back to sleep. Next step is rewards. Always use the power of rewards for the advancement of the triumph.
Any habit becomes an automatic habit in 66 days minimum. Sixty six days of training to make a new habit yours. So don’t quit after few days or weeks or even 2 months. As it relates to becoming a member of 5AM Club, stick with your self promise for at least sixty six days.
The first twenty minutes pocket of The 20/20/20 formula requires that you move. Simply put, doing some sweaty exercise first thing every morning will revolutionize the quality of your days. Day must begin with intense exercise and that is non negotiable. Working out first thing in the morning also elevates our metabolism and by doing this we can set up ourselves up to stay healthy our entire lifetime.
The second pocket encourages you to reflect for 20 minutes. This segment is designes to help you reaccess your natural power, boost self awareness, dissolve your stress, fuel your happiness and restore your inner peace. Reflection is the source of transformation because once we know better, we definitely can do better. During this 20 minute segment of the hour, all we need to do is get serene, stay silent and enter the stillness. Use this segment to invent, visualize and dream. Explore Dream and Discover. Also can write a statement of ideal day ahead.
And next 20 minutes ensures that we grow, weather that mean investing some time in a book that will improve your understanding, or listening to an audio or watch and educational video. Study the lives of the greatest men and women of the past in this pocket. Learn about the latest advancements in psychology. Listen to audiobooks on personal mastery, creativity and business building.
Conclusion – All the best men and women of the world have one thing in common- extreme suffering and each of them evolved into they chose to leverage their circumstances to heal, purify and uplift themselves.
Leadership is for everyone. Each of us, no matter where we live, what we do, what’s happened to us in the past and what we are experiencing right now. Every one must rise each morning at 5am and do everything possible do to unfold our genius, develop our talents, deepen our character and escalate our spirits.