Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life || Book Review of The 5 AM Club

Productivity, quality, and impact are the language of great geniuses, icons, and history-makers. But what do they do that makes them great? What is the secret? How can we raise our productivity, quality, and impact in this world?

These questions are explored in The 5 am Club. It’s about an entrepreneur and an artist who meet Stone Riley and decide to go on a self-transformation journey that changed their lives forever.

This conference was inspirational and motivational with deep insights. It was magical, powerful, and will spark jolts of electricity within you. I recommend you read them regularly.

I liked the characters. They were relatable, and well described with struggles, backstories, and motivations.

I liked the artist because he recorded the conference. It’s something I would do. But I relate to why he attended it and liked the way he helped the entrepreneur. Their relationship grew to the extent that they got married. Trust me, it’s not a spoiler, the nonfiction content is. And about Stone Riley… He’s one weird character shown throughout the book.

I liked the book references of Eugene O’Kelly’s Chasing Delight and Jonathan Livingstone’s Seagull. Besides, the locations where they learned the learning models served as great contexts.

Every chapter had interesting, inspiring, and thought-provoking quotes. Here are my favorites ones:

  • If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius.
  • hands, like a sculptor the raw material he will fashion into a figure.
  • I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
  • It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.

I loved the beautiful blend of fictional storytelling and non-fictional narrative. Besides, it touched on an important aspect of how digital distraction kills productivity.  

The 20/20/20 formula, the core of this book, comes in the latter part. The learning models before it shows how disruptive this formula is. Besides, they can be used in other areas as well. But this book doesn’t end after the formula. It adds more learning models that marked the beginning of the end.

This book is worth your time. The speech is awesome. The logic and science behind the learning models and morning routine make it strong, disruptive, and an enjoyable read.

My Takeaways:

1.     An addiction to distraction is the death of your creative production.

2.     To have the results the top 5% have, you must start doing what the 95% aren’t willing to do.

3.     Start managing your focus and stop managing your time.

4.     The soreness of growth is co much less expensive than the devasting cost of regret.

5.     One who sweats more in training bleeds less in war.

The 5 AM Club is one of the best books for productivity, inspiration, and motivation. It’s packed with a great story and lessons to help you raise your productivity, quality, and the impact you can have in this world.  

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