The 5 AM Club is the story of two strangers who meet an eccentric billionaire who teaches them the powerful habit of waking up at 5 AM.
Own Your Mornings, Elevate Your Life
It is no coincidence that many top performers are early risers.
The highest quality work can be done first thing in the morning before the decision fatigue gets you.
If you start your day the right way, the rest of the day will take care of itself. This is the core theme of this book.
Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
Do you know why the space shuttle uses more fuel in the 60 seconds after liftoff than during the entire orbit around the earth?
The hardest step is the first one, if you want to achieve greatness, start now! No one will believe in our ability to do great things until we first believe in our greatness and them put in the sincere and rigorous efforts to realize it.
The Habit Installation Process
It takes 22 days to destroy your existing negative habits.
It takes another 22 days to begin to install the new habit
It takes the next 22 days to integrate the new habit into your routine.
In total, it takes 66 days to instil a habit.
The 20-20-20 Formula
This is your victory hour, there is no ironclad way of how to do it. The needs of different people will be different. When done right, for 66 days continually, you will instil these productive habits into your life.
- Physical exercise: This can be a gym session, some yoga, or even a short run. Whatever you do, make sure that you sweat. (20 Minutes)
- Reflection: Fill in a journal, or meditate. You can also write down the things you want to do during the day. (20 minutes)
- Learning: Read a book, listen to a podcast or learn something related to work. Use this time to become an expert in your field and grow. (20 minutes)
The Pre-Sleep Ritual of Top Performers
In order to wake up at 5, you need a proper pre-sleep ritual. Between 7 and 8 pm, you should have your last meal of the day.
Between 8 and 9 pm, have conversations with your loved ones, do some self-care.
Between 9 and 10 am, dim your lights, keep your gadgets away and prepare to sleep.
You can come up with the ritual that is right for you. There is no single way of doing it. Whatever you do, prepare for your victory hour in the morning, the night before.