Book Review-"The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life" by Robin Sharma

Book review Col (Retd.) Anil Ahluwalia  |   2 mins read June 16, 2021 | 1 | 150 eye icon

The latest book from the well-known author Robin Sharma who also wrote ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ is “The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life”. It has been well received by many of his readers, but at the same time has also drawn some flak from others. It is an absorbing fictional story of a Spellbinder’s vision, which is translated into experiencing the real amazing effects of people who belong to the 5 am club, that is, the time when they start their normal day's routine. The same is woven into a nice story where there is a rich tycoon who helps two people struggling with their respective lives.

Robin Sharma is a master storyteller, crafting his stories and then weaving them beautifully into the human experience of achievements, fame, money, and the works. The story thus is engrossing since the author takes us on a whirlwind tour of different exotic places around the globe and practically spells out the immense benefits that people adopting the 5 AM Club habits derive. Some of the practical aspects the author gives in terms of frameworks, tactics, and the formulae one can embrace to accrue maximum advantages for self-development, productivity, virtuosity, and invincibility are indeed heart-warming and motivate a person to follow the ideas shared to increase one’s self-realization.

The book, however, I would admit is not as engaging as his first piece of work ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’, which could be read in one go, as it was very captivating right from Page one onwards. There are a number of repetitions in this book, in terms of the benefits tools Robin shares from owning one’s morning to elevate our lives. I must admit that these tools are very useful, but there is a tendency like I mentioned, to repeat the same things in different nomenclatures right throughout the book. Also for people who by compulsion have to do night shifts, the 5 AM Club adoption may not be practically feasible.

However, on the whole, I would say that the book is definitely a good read and one enjoys the author’s inimitable style of writing and a decent compilation of useful guidance and tips on the attainment of success, development of good habits, life in general, including a number of personal growth/development ideas. The advice given by Robin Sharma towards the achievement of whatever goals one desires is indeed very pragmatic, doable, and useful if one can adopt even a fraction of the delightful practical examples Robin shares throughout the book with the reader.

Col (Retd.) Anil Ahluwalia
Academic Director
Westford Education Group

 

Col (Retd.) Anil Ahluwalia has more than 30 years of experience in the domain of Academic, Corporate, HR, and Business Management Training Services and is acclaimed as an outstanding leader. The various training programs conducted by him have immensely benefited senior and junior management employees, managers, supervisors, front-liners, and staff from various industries. Prof. Ahluwalia is presently spearheading the conduct of all training courses for Westford School of Management in UAE, India, and other regions, as the Academic Director.

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Greg   1 year 1 month ago

Amazing blog!

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