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The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  29,808 ratings  ·  3,299 reviews

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.

Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author ove

Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published December 6th 2018 by Harper Thorsons (first published December 4th 2018)
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Emdee08 It depends which part of the book you didn’t like. The initial part is pretty much the same until the end. Try to read the chapter with the characters…moreIt depends which part of the book you didn’t like. The initial part is pretty much the same until the end. Try to read the chapter with the characters meeting their mentor in a different country. If you didn’t like the style (self-help fiction) and didn’t enjoy the first pages then you might not enjoy the rest. In my opinion, the characters were a little cheesy. I liked the settings, not so much the setup. But the wisdom and insights were both great reminders of life lessons I already know and eye-openers for some new perspectives that for sure inspired me to live more fully. I’ve always wanted to be a morning person and this book has made me realize why I wanted to be. It’s not exactly the earliness for me as much as it is about how one spends their first hour/s upon waking up. If I used to hit the snooze button couple of times before getting up, reading this book at least made me get up on the first alarm, for a week now. I would recommend for the anecdotes and insights. :)(less)
Tsapu 6 hours of sleep is not healthy... There is a reason you have a hard time getting up - your body demands the sleep it deserves.
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Jan 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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 deterior ...more
Emma Sea
wow, this is terrible. The ludicrously bad story woven around the ultimately blog-post-sized advice has some of the worst writing I've ever experienced. Wow. ...more
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This fiction book with teaching and importance why to wake up at 5 am.
Join the 5 am club,own your morning .Elevate your life( theme of book).

The story revolves around the person artist and entrepreneur both attend the teaching of spellbinder (motivational speaker) and where they meet billionaires (Mr.Riley stone)
Both entrepreneur and artist will fall in love,the journey of learning about technique of 5 am club and other self help techniques by Billionaire
The story travel to various place Mauriti
Nicole Donadio
Unnecessary and boring prose with a story so outlandish it makes it hard to read. Would have been much easier and engaging if it were written as a good-old-fashioned non-fiction/self-help/psychology book.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed. I was expecting a straightforward book with clear advice. Instead, I got a book with boring characters.

Not recommended.
Jonathan H. LATER
Dec 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Instead of writing a short, succinct book explaining his theories and methods accompanied by true anecdotal supporting evidence and which could have been used as a handy reference guide, the author has chosen to mire this information in a fictional account that is both poorly written and just plain annoying. Take for example this line of dialogue — “...That groovy cat was a pretty gnarly dude.” This is the tone of the dialogue throughout — phoney forced jive talk. If I’d had to read one more “an ...more
Ashok Rao
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You must have read many self-help books. I have too, but I always prefer biographies to self-help books. The reason being they all sound the same. So I am pretty surprised with this book. It has actually helped me with my goals. One particular quote from the book which really worked for me is, "Stop managing your time and start managing your focus." Isn't that true? I mean, don't we talk about time being the most valuable thing. Well, what is the use of being disciplined if you don't know what y ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's a self help book that tries to be a novel and fails on both accounts. The prose is purple, the characters are flatter than my pathetic attempt at making pie crust and there isn't a single dialog tag that the author didn't shove in. There's a ridiculously superficial romance subplot (tho that would imply there is any kind of plot to this) that made me bang my head against the table in frustration. Also, there's a quirky mentor figure - he randomly starts exercising and/or yodeling whenever h ...more
Max Kayajanian
Apr 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is honestly the worst book I have ever read in my entire life. This book is actually a fictional allegory for productivity and it reads like it was written by a 5th grader. Honestly, it’s 311 pages of waste written like the positive story your racist aunt reposted on Facebook. Truly terrible. I hated it so much that I was inspired to actually review it. Fuck this book.
Vishnu Chevli
I admire the writer for attempting a new concept of sharing motivation idea in a fiction way to get readers interested in it. The author has shared a beautiful concept to develop inner power to get external achievements. It also shares how should we develop our inner power by following daily rituals. 5 AM club doesn't only share the benefits of waking up early but it shares how powerful it impacts on our rest day activities. The book helps to develop the habit of rising early and also shares wha ...more
Mary Paul
Mar 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-hold-forever
This is impressively terrible. Wow. Got about 40 pages in, skimmed the rest, laughed, and deleted, never to read again. Dang, that is some truly awful writing.
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My my my this book really moved me. It influenced me greatly to wake up at 5am daily and to be not only the most productive I've ever been but to also have fun! Work hard play hard as they say.

The only thing that I didn't really like was how the book was written. It could have been much more simplified and cut down to half it's size. There's narrative and storytelling in it that I don't see the purpose in but the take-away's are still so valuable I still have to give it 5/5 stars.

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Dannii Elle
The 5 AM Club is the place where leaders and victors are made. It is the special hour that exists before the sun rises and when most of the population is still asleep. This time is for a dedication to and preservation of ourselves and what we do during these sixty precious minutes can impact not only the hours to come, but the rest of our lives beyond it.

I like to consume self-improvement books at semi-regular intervals. Whilst many similarities might lie inside their pages and the format remain
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book of Robin Sharma that I read many years after ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’. This book suffers from many of the same issues as the other one – a silly wrapper story to general guidelines on self-improvement.

The book starts of with a group of people attending a workshop with ‘The Spellbinder’, a self-improvement guru. Among the attendees are an entrepreneur, an artist, and a seemingly homeless man. We are soon told about how the homeless man is not really that – he is a
M Thogerson
Here's a mental exercise. Take the ubiquitous adage of "the early bird gets the worm", or any approximate platitude, and then stretch that concept out into not a 250 word blog post - but a full blown book.

I am still in the process of listening to the audio version of this book and I feel that I must continue to read it because I'm starting to enjoy the strain on my eyes as they roll to deeper into my head.

This drivel contains the most rudimentary group of characters that seem as if they were s
Ruchika Luthra
This book is nothing more than a collection of quotes from here and there.
Quotes have been deliberately put into a not-at-all impressive story by stating examples like he wore a hat/tee-shirt/watch blah blah which had this or that quote written.
Highly disappointed by this book. I wanted more of an actionable checklist to install the habit of waking of early. Only 3 pages in this book are worth reading if you want to save some time and effort.
Page No 232 describing the pre-sleep ritual of iconi
Krystelle Zuanic
Apr 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hello and welcome back to ‘Esther makes mistakes by reading certain books’. I’d like to kick this one off with a quote from this work, and it’s a doozy: ‘Poverty is the consequence of an inner condition, not an outer situation.’

This quote really sums up the blasé attitude taken to people’s lives in this book. It’s disgustingly entitled, horrendously lacking in empathy, and focuses on building industry on the backs of people who will read stuff like this and think ‘Hey, I can do this and become a
Radhika Roy
Aug 29, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Just Google some motivational quotes, and it'll be the same as reading this. Only without the unnecessary faff and the terrible storyline.

PSA: Please get your full 8 hours of sleep, kids. Nothing else matters in life.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a terrible start to the New Year! Bought it with a book voucher and thought it would be a pseudoscientific lifestyle type book, but it's like The Secret (which I also hated but hadn't bought so I didn't finish). This book is written as a "story" and I could only finish it reading it by thinking of it as a parody (and it was pretty funny then). If you liked the Secret, you might like this. I thought out was awful. It says things like "Poverty is the consequence of an inner condition, not ...more
Ranga B
Good book and motivation part of the book is truly inspiring. His way of 5 am regime and evening routines are thought provoking. I'll start adopting some for sure.

Robin needs to improve his novel writing skills, story telling and story building skills. I would suggest Robin to NOT to mix motivation messages he wanted to convey and characters or analogies he wanted to build as part of a story - rather write a direct motivational book. Monk who sold his Ferrari was a classic (I didn't like some an
Samarth Agnihotri
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
•It's my personal experience that I am more productive in between 5AM to 7AM than the entire day.

•You all know, don't you how much you can achieve if you woke up at 5 AM everyday and work.

•Whats better than being more efficient, motivated, productive and ultimately be more happy.

•This book will provide you with some advantages of waking up early and how to wake up early?

•There is a 20/20/20 rule which tells us-
1. Spend 5 to 5:20 AM in exercising.
2. 5:20 to 5:40 in reading.
3. 5:40 to 6 for some
Dec 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good explanation but badly written in novel form. Lots of recycled quotes from others. Would habe been better as a 'self help/fact based type of book. ...more
Before writing this review, I was going to be generous and give this book a little more credit given that I saw what it was trying to do in its intentions and structure. However, meditating on my reflections for it a few days after (and the fact I promptly returned this audiobook to Audible because of the bad taste in my mouth it left), I'm just gonna go for the 1-star review (originally I had settled on 1.5-2 stars, but thought that was too high for my experience with it).

Ye Gods, this was pain
Feb 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So bad it’s hilarious. I listened to the audiobook thinking it would be self-help non-fiction but it was a “novel”. So many what-not-to-do examples for writers.
Nat C
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most Anticipated Book in a Long time

Over the course of my life I’ve always thought that rising early possessed some sort of Magical Powers - while I’ve never consistently done it, I have experienced some great benefits whenever I did and for that reason I anxiously waited for this book to be published.

I can’t say I’m totally pleased or extremely disappointed...but what I will say is there is great value in the ides and principles given to us by Mr Sharma.

Don’t expect amazing story telling becaus
Javier Lorenzana
May 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-grow
It's a self-help/productivity book disguised as a novel. And while it did have its charm at times, the narrative structure and world-building were just not executed very well. It's filled with clichés and I'd find myself wincing at the pages.

This book does have a good message and some pretty original content, though. However, the padding and 'eh' narration make the good stuff unnecessarily hard to find.

I feel like reading a summary of the ideas would be good enough.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A bunch of stories with unmemorable characters and no substance.

Highly do not recommend. It felt like it could have been condensed to an online blog post.

You are better off reading Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits and reading the 7th habit “Sharpen the Saw” chapter. It basically summarizes this book in a succinct way that is to the point.
Bindi Boo
A tale filled with inspiration, motivation and encouragement.
Highly recommend this book if you want to change your life.
I am Day 20 of practicing the techniques in this book and I cannot remember feeling this motivated and energized ever! Own your morning, elevate your life!
Mar 07, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: disappointments, dnf
Not worth your while is really all I can say...
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Robin Sharma is one of the world’s premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. The bestselling author of
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,
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The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO and four other books on self-transformation.

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