Private lessons that leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma has been imparting to billionaires and celebrities have now found their way into his new book The 5 AM Club, which the globally renowned author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, says can change the life of its readers.
Sharma, whose books have sold over 15 million copies and have been translated into at least 92 languages, spoke during his on-going book tour in the country. He said, that the twilight period in the morning is of utmost peace and tranquility; tranquility being a luxury in our times should not be missed.
“People are very attracted to the idea of an hour for themselves before the day gets busy. It is almost like a retreat to the simpler times. I have been teaching the 5 AM club method for about 20 years. The book is not just about waking up at 5 am, but there is a specific morning routine — 20:20:20 — which I urge the readers to follow.
I have been teaching that to my high-profile clients like billionaires, sports superstars and celebrities, CEOs. It has brought tremendous change in their lives,” says Sharma in his characteristic inspirational tone.
He said that upon realising the magic that the 5 AM Formula had done for the successful people, he wrapped it around a story, like he did in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, and published it in the form of a book. He has divided the first hour of the day into three equal segments of 20 minutes each. The first sequence is for sweating — to do some physical activity.
The second, he says, is for reflection, through prayer, meditation or writing a journal. And finally the last 20 minutes before the day gets busy, says Sharma, is for growing by reading, watching a useful video or listening to a podcast.
“There are a lot of people with a lot of money, but money is all they have. It’s very inspiring to see how many people want to be the heroes of their lives, how many people want to grow and rise above their circumstances.
One of the keys to my longevity is that I want to help people, I don’t just write books, but I am putting down the information that is not superficial but which creates change,” he adds. He says, he wrote The 5 AM Club over four years because he wanted it to be a beautiful and powerful book. “I wanted every line to be handcrafted, and so I put my heart and soul into it.”