The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
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Now, in this life-changing book, 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.
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Review of The 5 AM Club
I’m halfway through this and so far, it feels like 5% amazing guidance / advice and 95% fluff (or at most 10/90) Great advice, but after the first 5 chapters or so, I just had to go to a skim / scan approach – just too long-winded and repetitive. BUT – there’s some really wonderful and inspiring guidance in there, if you don’t mind having to wade thru the mediocre story-telling in between.
UPDATE: Just finished it. Wow. Writing that is often so bad that I laughed out loud; fiction is NOT Mr Sharma’s gift and hard to understand how his editor would allow this to be published in it’s current form. Forced dialogue, shallow characters, overall clumsy storytelling. (And I just read another reviewer say it’s the best book he’s ever read! ?? !!! ??? He must be fairly new to reading, or otherwise have not been exposed to any skillful storytelling.)
And yet – there are some lovely, powerful ideas here. Nothing new – all of this familiar and timeless advice is available many other places – but a decent compendium of useful guidance and tips on achievement, habit development, life in general and a variety of personal growth / development ideas. This would have been a GREAT and really useful 20 page eBook guide if stripped of the shallow, repetitive, awkward storytelling.
So I guess I’ll stick with my 3 star review, tho if there was a 2.5 option available, I’d have chosen that.
PS: Recently finished James Clear’s “Atomic Habits” – excellent. The scope of that book is narrower than this book, but TERRIFIC habit formation and related advice.
Related – How to Argue and Win Every Time
Review of The 5 AM Club
Robin Sharma’s latest work “The 5 A.M Club” (“the book”) presents itself as a formidable contender for “The Worst Book of 2018” award. Extraordinarily insipid, extremely uninspiring and inexplicably long-winded, the book is well served remaining unread! Replete with borrowed quotes, resonating with irrelevant similes, and riding on a by now familiar philosophy, Robin Sharma feebly and futilely attempts to package old wine in a new bottle. Unfortunately, the damaged quality of the bottle deteriorates the very essence of the wine.
So what exactly is the “5.00 A.M Club?”
A. A simple, ordinary message stretched to an unimaginably inordinate degree
The message being dished out by Mr. Sharma is neither innovative nor novel. The basic idea being to jump out of one’s bed at 5.00 A.M in the morning and perform a set of activities involving the exercise of both mental and physical faculties. THIS IS IT both in a nutshell as well as in the philosophy’s entire expansion. However, what could have been ensconced within a precise tract or even a pamphlet is extended, elongated and elaborated in a most painful manner that makes a reader plough through 314 excruciating pages. The fact that in a book titled “The 5.00 A.M Club”, it takes 51 pages for a character to actually wake up at 5.00 A.M speaks volumes about the peripheral irrelevance that masks the core matter.
B. A story that is totally irrelevant
In order to convey a purely simplistic message, Mr. Sharma bizarrely elects to employ a story telling method which exasperates and enervates the reader to an infuriating degree. Yes, you really become tired reading (or at least trying to) the book. It is an unenviable chore trudging through a morass of pages that has at its centerpiece three characters. An entrepreneur who comes perilously close to taking her own life, courtesy an attempted investor coup before a seminar transforms her. Wearing bracelets with inspirational quotes etched on them, she signs on to become a member of the 5.00 A.M Club. She is joined in this endeavor by an artist who keeps fidgeting with his dreadlocks when not repeatedly mouthing “def” for “definitely. The mentor for both the entrepreneur and the artist is a quirky billionaire who when not mouthing quotes picked from Gibran to Seneca or doing dervish whirls and hand stands, spends time taking his two students on freewheeling tours to Mauritius, India, Italy and South Africa, imparting the tenets of the 5.00 A.M club. To assist him in this endeavor he keeps addressing his students as “cats” while himself using surfer slang such as “gnarly” to such a liberal extent that the reader feels like taking a sail boat over the book!
C. Pareto Principle in Action with Corny Passages
80% of the book is an astonishing exercise in futility. A communication that could have been accommodated within 20-30 pages takes up a whopping 314 pages. Pages that are packed with passages so reeking with irrelevance that they are enough to make the reader tear her hair out in sheer white frustration! Sample this:
“The artist laughed as a baby gecko jaywalked across a broad plank. He took off his black shirt in the dazzling sunshine, exposing a Buddha-sized belly and man breasts the size of fleshy mangoes.”
“…. she admitted as the skin on her forehead scrunched together like a rose contracting in the cold.”
“. the artist interrupted with all the energy of a puppy seeing its owner after a long day alone.”
D. Invest in a book of quotes instead
In addition to beginning every chapter with a famous quote, the book strings together sayings at a speed which would put even the reproductive capabilities of rabbits to total shame! Quotes by the renowned and the reviled fly at you from all angles making both deflection and assimilation equally impossible. One would do well instead to invest in a book of quotes and peruse the same meticulously.
E. Read these Alternative Books
The 5.00 A.M club borrows liberally from the philosophies of luminaries such as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and also pop psychologists such as Malcolm Gladwell. In the event one manages to get through the tedium and torture of the “5.00 A.M Club”, the following books may serve as the perfect antidote:
• “Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi;
• “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg;
• “Eat, Move, Sleep” by Tom Rath;
• “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey;
• “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill;
• “The Empires of the Mind” by Dennis Waitley
• Read these Alternative Books
F. The George Orwell Rule
Mr. Sharma, while meticulously putting together the powerful sayings of many greats who have trod on this Planet, seems to have missed out on a set of most important rules – the immortal Six Rules laid down by George Orwell. One of the rules postulates, “If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.”.
If only this rule was followed the “5.00 A.M club” would have been an eminently readable book.
The “5.00 A.M Club” – deserving of a pass.
From the Back Cover
The 5 am Club is the trailblazing — and astonishing — story of two everyday human beings seeking greater productivity, prosperity and serenity in this age of digital distraction and overwhelming complexity who meet a most weird and wonderful tycoon.
The quirky yet brilliant billionaire takes them on a marvelous voyage across the world that dramatically upgrades their businesses, rewires their effectiveness and awakens their happiness, along with their sense of personal freedom.
Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5 am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.
About the Author
ROBIN SHARMA is a globally respected humanitarian. Widely considered one of the world’s top leadership and personal optimization advisors, his clients include famed billionaires, professional sports superstars and many Fortune 100 companies. The author’s # 1 bestsellers such as The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari , The Greatness Guide and The Leader Who Had No Title , are in over 92 languages making him one of the most broadly read writers alive today.