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Tactic Six – The Two Massage Protocols
Sharma believes it is a good idea to have two massages per week. This is because massages help you relax and gain the energy you lose throughout the week.
Tactic Seven – Traffic University
The idea is not to waste the time we spend commuting. We can accomplish so much more by utilizing this time productively. This is what Robin Sharma has called traffic university. If you are on public transport, you can use this time to think of creative ideas. If you are driving, you can listen to a podcast or an audiobook to learn as you commute.
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External always expresses internal. Your creativity, productivity, prosperity, performance, and impact on the planet are always an expression of what’s going on inside you. Your internal reflections will always manifest within your external behaviors. So, challenge yourself when you are negative ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Based on research, Sharma offers you five scientific truths that will help you develop habits:
The cortisol levels in the brain decrease, while the dopamine and serotonin levels increase. The prefrontal cortex then rests, which allows us to enter into the flow state. Flow is a state of mind when we are genuinely engaged in the activity that we pursue and lose track of time. This state is m...
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:
Sharma explains that the most proficient habit makers live by three key values. These are:
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...
According to research, it takes around 66 days for any habit to become automatic. That said, these 66 days are divided into three stages.
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...
A key feature of your success will be effective preparation. So, Sharma breaks this preparation down into five fundamentals:
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...
Journaling also allows you to plan effectively and set demonstrable goals. This means you will understand when your performance improves. As we have heard so many times, what gets written gets done. So, the act of journaling will help keep you more motivated. Finally, journaling captures your lif...
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...
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...
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 ...
When we exercise first thing in the morning, our cortisol levels decrease. Our dopamine and serotonin levels also increase. These changes elevate our mood and our metabolism. So, we are ready for the day ahead. We will be less stressed throughout the day, and our energy levels will remain higher ...
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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.
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N.E.T. stands for “No Extra Time,” and it’s based on the concept that you always have time during your day that you can fill with learning.
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Having a long commute to work is an overall drag whether we're working at our dream job or doing the things we like. We're most likely rushing ourselves to get there on time.
The solution to this is to allow more time for your commute or to remove it. The stress from rushin...
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