Monday, January 28, 2019

Book Review: The 5 am Club by Robin Sharma

Title: The 5 am Club
Author: Robin Sharma
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

Robin Sharma’s ‘The 5 am Club’ is a fictionalized self-help guide for achievers at every stage of their lives. The helpful tips to mend one’s life has been doled out in the form of tiny nuggets chiefly through three characters — the artist, the entrepreneur, and the eccentric tycoon — who, while living their own struggles, heed the advice that is meant to turn their lives around.

Sharma’s latest release brings together lessons for those who want to make something of their lives. A legendary leadership and elite performance expert, the author introduced The 5 AM Club concept over twenty years ago. This revolutionary morning routine, according to the author, has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health, and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. In his latest release he goes back to this concept and emphasizes its viability through a fictionalized story.

His prose is clear and easy to read, keeping the focus on observations, questions, and recommendations. He also provides an effective vision of what makes a true leader. Overall, Sharma has yet again produced a useful guide that will aid people of all ages.

However, what kept irking me was the dragging story-line. It kind of seemed superfluous to me and could have been done away with. Whatever the author chose to say, he could have done it in a non-fictionalized version in the form of a true self-help book. In addition, much of what he writes in this book is the amalgamation of all his theories given out by him thus far in his previous releases. There’s nothing new in this one per se. Of course, for the new initiates it holds some terrific suggestions and advice.

Overall, Sharma’s ‘The 5 am Club’ is an authoritatively written life manual.

Robin Sharma is a globally respected humanitarian. Widely considered one of the world’s top leadership and personal optimization advisors, his clients include famed billionaires, professional sports superstars and many Fortune 100 companies. The author’s #1 bestsellers, such as the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Greatness Guide and The Leader Who Had No Title are in over 92 languages, making him one of the most broadly read writers alive today.

I'd like to thank the publisher for letting me review the book. I do hope you end up liking the book when you read it. Thank you so much for stopping by, and happy reading!

* I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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