The 5am club is a lifestyle created by Robin Sharma, one of the world’s leading experts in leadership and performance. He says that our most valuable hours are between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.

The purpose of this lifestyle is to be awake and active when even the rest of the world sleeps and so our day ends up being much more productive and effective. Instead of running after our day, it seems we are ahead of it.

Some people, who you may know or sound familiar to you, are Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, who got up every day at 4:30 am; Mary Kay Ash, the passionate founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics who was one of the first people to viralize the 5 am club, or the famous author and marketer Frank Bettger.

But you may ask: What does the 5 a.m. club is about?

The idea is to get up, every day, or at least 5 days a week at 5:00 AM sharp.

The best of getting up at this time is that you have a more productive day, at 5 in the morning, after having rested for at least 6 hours, what you have to do are three fundamental things, in the span of one hour:

1) Exercise

It’s the first thing you have to do when you get up. It doesn’t matter if you go running, jump the rope, go to the gym, swim, the point is that over the first 20 minutes of your day you become physically active.

2) Plan your day

The next 20 minutes of your morning, review your things to do. When plan your day you will be able to perform much better at work and also do some project that you had out there forgotten. Fulfilling your goals will give you great satisfaction and motivation to do more and more.

3) Read or study about a new topic

Dedicate the last 20 minutes of your “magic hour” to learn something new. Whether you read something of your interest on the internet, watch a video that inspires you or listen to an audiobook. Learning new things is a great way to keep our brain active and receptive to find different solutions to your problems.

Now that you know what is the importance of getting up at 5 am I invite you to get up at 5 in the morning and experience the benefits of doing it.

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