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The 5 AM Club offers advice on making your mornings the kickstart you need to attain your most remarkable achievements. Mornings are often a struggle for people. But Robin Sharma believes his formula can help anybody feel inspired and focused early in the morning. He also offers neuroscientific support for approaches that will help you rise far more quickly than the rest of society.

The 5 AM Club

The 5 AM Club

by Robin Sharma

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The 5 AM Club

The 5 AM Club is a parable about genuine success. The kind of success that will turn you into a hero. Heroism may sound romantic, but it is possible for anyone to achieve it by embracing discomfort and working on daily habits for self-improvement. The first habit is to simply wake up at 5 a.m. an...

1. The Five Ground Rules

A key feature of your success will be effective preparation. So, Sharma breaks this preparation down into five fundamentals:

  1. Distractions are the death of creativity. Those who make history and build empires dedicate an hour before dawn to themselves. This time offers them new opportu...

2. The Three-Step Success Formula

Sharma provides a three-step formula that you can apply to all parts of your life. First, you should be working on improving your awareness. This heightened level of insight and consciousness will then optimize your daily decisions. Improved awareness will lead to better choices. Finally, once yo...

3. The Four Focuses of History Makers

Sharma researched where the most influential people place their focus. The result of this research is his four focuses of history makers.

These four focuses are:

1) Capitalization IQ

Natural talent is not what defines great individuals. It is the extent of that ...

4. The Secret of Morning Genius

When we get up at five in the morning, the stillness, solitude, and silence trigger our brains. Our brain waves shift from beta to alpha, through to theta. And then, a pharmacy of mastery is stimulated in our brain. These changes help us produce groundbreaking thoughts that would not have previou...

5. The Four Interior Empires

To be a genius and thrive in the long run, we need to take care of ourselves. Sharma calls these our interior empires and provides the four most important ones:

  1. Mindset: Relates to the psychological aspect of our being, for example, our thinking and optimism.

6. The Five Scientific Truths That Govern Successful Habits

Based on research, Sharma offers you five scientific truths that will help you develop habits:

  1. Strong willpower isn’t something you’re born with. It’s a skill you can develop through constant practice. Getting up at 5 A.M. is perfect self-control training for the rest of your day. If ...

7. Heroic Habit Makers Share These Three Values

Sharma explains that the most proficient habit makers live by three key values. These are:

  1. Persistence and consistency are the keys to victory. Of course, anyone can be great for just one day. But to be great consistently is what is required to become heroic.
  2. Your level of resp...

8. The Lifetime Habit Arc

The lifetime habit arc is the four-part automation pattern we mentioned earlier.

The first step is the trigger. It’s the cue that initiates the habit. Once the habit is initiated, we need to follow a particular ritual to continue it. Then, after completing the habit, it’s time for us to rew...

9. The Habit Installation Protocol

According to research, it takes around 66 days for any habit to become automatic. That said, these 66 days are divided into three stages. 

  1. Stage one is destruction, where we destroy our old habits and try to implement a new one.
  2. The following 22 days are part of the installatio...

10. The Three Pockets of the 20/20/20 Formula

The first hour of your day should be split into three 20-minute pockets of exercise, reflection and study.

Pocket #1: Move

5:00 AM to 5:20 AM is when we have to move. This includes doing intense exercise, hydrating ourselves, or breathing deeply. This is because your ...

11. The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling multiplies our clarity and awareness. This clarity and awareness are the only way to ensure we are on the right path.

Journaling activates deliberate gratitude. It is often easy to get tied up in the business of our daily life and forget to be grateful. Journaling is a fantastic ...

12. The Pre-Sleep Ritual

When we talk about getting up at 5:00 AM, it’s impossible unless we sleep on time. We need to sleep on time and have a high-quality sleep. It is vitally important that you keep to a healthy pre-sleep ritual to ensure these two factors. Generally, this ritual should occur between 7:00 PM and 8:00 ...

13. The Amazing Day Deconstruction and The Ten Tactics of Lifelong Genius

Sharma deconstructs what a fantastic day looks like. His day starts at 4:45 AM and ends at 9:30 PM.

Different people will have different timetables, and their needs will differ. However, you can still take this as a basic guideline and reframe the structure according to your needs. By keepi...

14. Twin Cycles of Elite Performance

We have five assets: mental focus, physical energy, personal willpower, original talent and daily time.

We have to protect these five assets. We protect them by following this twin cycle: the high excellence cycle and deep refueling cycle.

We work with complete focus in the high excel...

15. Use Joy as a GPS

With this concept, the author has mentioned we can use joy to guide us on the right path. Spend time with people who spark joy in your life. You should also spend time on the pursuits and in the places that spark joy.

When you use joy as a GPS, you ensure you are happily achieving your goal...

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