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

You must have heard or read a very famous book named The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari. Yes…it’s written by Robin Sharma. That was a good book with an impressive title. Since then he authored quite a number of books, but didn’t meet that line. The recent offering is ‘The 5 AM Club’. If you read the prologue you will get an idea that the author has been teaching this concept to many sorts of individuals for over 20 years. So, this book is a product of his own experience, spiraling out of teaching. Well, the common knowledge is that if you wake up early and go to bed at the right time, then no success seems out of line. True...we all learnt that in school days. As the title says, grab your morning, and then rise above in your life. Be it any field.

The book has around 17 chapters and they run like – mix of personal and moral lecturing. The book is more about fluffy content than anything serious in nature. The uses of getting up early have been told through a story of an entrepreneur – that’s quite common in his books. Around first 10 chapters are built around casually, with no particular seriousness. After that the crux of the book begins coming out. Well, the question is will you be able to hold nerve till then. It is a spiritual cum self-help kind of book. Read it if you like anything from Robin Sharma, otherwise find your options.

With these kinds of books either there is an ocean to sail through or you beat around the same bush. As the concept of the book is quite evident, without giving away much we can that this doesn’t carry the usual punch of Robin Sharma. On other side, language is good, but narrative is bit sluggish.


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