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What's so great about the 5 a.m. Club?

Disclaimer: I haven't read the book, The 5am Club by Robin Sharma, but it's on my TBR list. When I decided upend my life and become a business owner, it seemed everyone talked about the value of getting up at 5 am. Now, that might be great for some, but the idea seemed a bit ridiculous to me.

Until I tried it.

Quite simply, the theory is that the most successful people get up early. You've no doubt heard it said that the "Early bird gets the worm." But I don't like worms.

You may have also heard, "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man strong, wealthy, and wise." I can get into that!

I'll admit that I don't always get up at 5:00 am. Certainly not on weekends or vacation.

But when I do, it's always worth it, without fail.

I get more work done in those early hours than any other time of day. I'm at my creative peak. I'm focused. I get it done.

So what's so special about this 5:00 am Club? Well, here's my take on it.

  • Absolute quiet.

  • Fresh hot coffee.

  • No incoming emails.

  • Time for devotions and prayer.

  • No Slack/WhatsApp/Text messages.

  • Just me, my thoughts, and purely uninterrupted time.

This time of day allows me to build the foundation for the rest of the day. After the first four or five hours, my primary writing for clients is wrapped up for the day and the remainder is made up of incubating ideas, project editing, completing administrative tasks, structuring the next day's projects, and creating content for my own business.

I never regret starting my day during the dark hours of the morning. I get more done by 10:00 a.m. than when I work "regular office hours."

If you haven't tried the 5:00 a.m. Club, I encourage you to give it a try. It's tough at first, but once you get into the groove, it sets the tone for the rest of your day.


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