Who is Robin Sharma?
Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. Sharma worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25, when he self-published Mega Living, a book on stress management and spirituality.
About The 5 A.M Club :
Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness. The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.
Whats the 20/20/20 Rule?
So according to Robin, getting up at 5am is the best appropriate time as everyone is sleeping, you get into the mood of getting the important things done before the world wakes up. This not only gets you enthusiastic about the day, but also makes you feel proud of your achievements. It puts a smile on your face for the rest of the day.
This is where the magic happens: the 20-20-20 Rule. According to Robin its a technique to boost-start the day just after you get out of bed. Here each ’20’ represents 20 minutes, so the three 20’s make 60 minutes or simply an hour. Now this is how to follow :
1. 5:00am – 5:20am
The first 20 minutes is to spent on a exercise. You can even split into 3 parts if want. as per my plan in first 5 minutes you can do stretching. 5 minutes of jog and for the rest you can do basic stretches followed by a set of squats, sit ups, push-ups and the lying leg raises.
The next 20 minutes is about reviewing your daily task and planning for the day. Or can also set the goals for the day for more efficient work and positive results.
The last 20 minutes should be spent on learning something informative or new or just looking through motivational sources. You can also try for listening to motivational podcast available on google podcast for free.
I would recommend, try to avoid smartphone until breakfast and also before going to bed. It would make you lose concentration and motivation, which you need the most to be productive and throughout your day.