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The 5 AM Club

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The 5 AM Club

Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life


15 min read
9 take-aways
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What's inside?

Join the 5 a.m. Club and become a legend and a history maker.

Editorial Rating



  • Visionary
  • Inspiring


In consultant Robin Sharma’s self-help parable, an entrepreneur and an artist, both frustrated by failure, meet and travel with a mysterious billionaire, Stone Riley. The two travelers have front-row seats to inspirational speeches that Riley peppers with the mantra: “Own your morning. Elevate your life.” Riley emphasizes that success springs from starting your day at 5 a.m. He promises that will enable you to surpass your dreams, make history and free your inner genius. Sharma’s advice, though valid, is familiar from his other books. Recommended for his fans and those who love fables.


Rising at 5 a.m. will help you let go of mediocrity and become extraordinary.

An entrepreneur is unhappy, and wonders if life is worth living. She attends a motivational speech by the “Spellbinder.” He is old and seems unwell, but he’s inspiring about overcoming adversity so you can live your best life. Also present is an artist who is unsatisfied with his life and seeks a new path.

The Spellbinder collapses. An apparently homeless stranger appears. He expresses admiration for the Spellbinder and shares a secret: The stranger says he is fabulously wealthy. The artist and entrepreneur are not convinced. 

The man invites them to enter a “secret reality” known only to geniuses and masters. He tells the entrepreneur that she is struggling with her employees because they can’t keep up with her vision. He advises the artist to take breaks from his technology.

While doing one-armed push-ups, the man chants: “Own your morning. Elevate your life.” The artist and the entrepreneur agree that they would like to learn his secrets. He tells them they must break with their weak selves to find...

About the Author

Leadership consultant Robin Sharma also wrote The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Greatness Guide and The Leader Who Had No Title. His books have sold 10 million copies. 

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    K. B. 7 months ago
    It had some interesting concepts, but I felt like I needed to create a chart to follow to accomplish anything.
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    M. K. 12 months ago
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    S. M. 1 year ago
    this is by far the worst self help book I have ever consumed. I listened to it on audible, and I actually listened to the end because I was dying to see if it would ever actually get good given all the reviews for it.