One hour a day can change your life : Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma

New
Delhi, Feb 15. Private lessons that leadership and elite performance expert
Robin Sharma has been imparting to billionaires and celebrities have now found
their way into his new book “The 5 AM Club”, which the globally
renowned author of “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”, says can change
the life of its readers.

By Saket
Suman

Robin Sharma,
whose books have sold over 15 million copies and have been translated into at
least 92 languages, spoke to IANS here, during his ongoing book tour in the
country.

He said that
the twilight period in the morning is of utmost “peace and
tranquility”, and tranquility being a “luxury” in our times,
should not be missed.

“People
are very attracted to the idea of an hour for themselves before the day gets
busy. It is almost like a retreat to the simpler times. I have been teaching
the 5 AM club method for above 20 years. The book is not just about waking up
at 5 a.m., but there is a specific morning routine — 20: 20: 20 — which I
urge the readers to follow. I have been teaching that to my high-profile
clients like billionaires, sports superstars and celebrities, CEOs. It has
brought tremendous change in their lives,” Sharma told IANS in his characteristic
inspirational tone.

He said that
upon realising the “magic” that the 5 AM Formula had done for the
successful people, he wrapped it around a story, like he did in “The Monk
Who Sold His Ferrari”, and published it in the form of a book.

He has
divided the first hour of the day into three equal segments of 20 minutes each.
The first sequence is for sweating — to do some physical activity. The second,
he says, is for reflection, through prayer, meditation or writing a journal.
And finally the last 20 minutes before the day gets busy, says Sharma, is for
growing by reading, watching a useful video or listening to a podcast.

“There
are a lot of people with a lot of money but money is all they have. It’s very
inspiring to see how many people want to be the heroes of their lives, how many
people want to grow and rise above their circumstances. One of the keys to my
longevity is that I want to help people, I don’t just write books but I am
putting down the information that is not superficial but really creates
change,” he said, pointing out that one hour a day, if utilised in the
manner that he has put forth in his new book, can change lives.

He said he
wrote “The 5 AM Club” for over four years because he wanted it to be
a beautiful and powerful book. “I wanted every line to be hand crafted and
so I put my heart and soul into it.”

Although a
phenomenon today, Sharma had self-published “The Monk Who Sold His
Ferrari”, and at a bookshop met a publisher from HarperCollins, who then
acquired the book and published it globally.

That changed
his life and Sharma said that it is love that keeps him going; the more he
works with love, the more he is able to connect with people.

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