The 5 Am Club by Robin Sharma found me at the right time.
I’d already fallen into some of the habits and routines he talks about in this book. And had been trying, with some days of success, and many days of failure, to wake up early.
The idea really appeals to me because I love the quiet solitude of the early morning. And getting the things I’d like to do done first, before my days gets busy and pulls me in different directions, really appeals.
I think there’s much wisdom to the ideas in this book and that working with a focus free from distractions really does promote excellence. If you are a home manager, whether full-time, or part-time like I am, much of that journey will be impacted by your ability to translate good work-flow management skills and organization tips to organizing chores, child or elder care, and family support. And if you are a home manager in a family where gender roles and respect for elders mean you must encourage a dependence that hinders good health, then this journey will be impacted by your ability to raise a family that is independent.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a life filled with focus. A life free from the unending digital distraction that clogs the minds of so many these days. And a life where there’s uninterrupted time to spend on the things that matter most.
I’d like my piano-student families to read ‘The 5Am Club’ – I think it’s a book for everyone actually. Even those who’d like to start their day later. The world really would be a nicer place if we all found a way to find solitude amid the noise and organization at times when the busy veers towards chaotic.