What is the 5 Hour Challenge?

The #5HourChallenge is very simple and it’s all about reading and growing daily. We are basically reading 5 hours a week or 1 hour a day consistently. The challenge was influenced by Inc.com. An old blog post resurfaced explaining how some of the top Billion Dollar Leaders today are using the “5-hour” Rule, where they are consistently putting aside time to learn.

So, please join us. Hashtag #5HourChallenge on your social media post and tag @PRinsights on Instagram.

INC.COM Article Below:

How the best leaders follow the five-hour rule
For the leaders I tracked, the five-hour rule often fell into three buckets: reading, reflection, and experimentation.

1. Read

Oprah Winfrey credits books with much of her success: “Books were my pass to personal freedom.” She has shared her reading habit with the world via her book club.

These two are not alone. Consider the extreme reading habits of other billionaire entrepreneurs: Mark Cuban reads more than three hours every day. Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot, reads two hours a day. Billionaire entrepreneur David Rubenstein reads six books a week. Dan Gilbert, self-made billionaire and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reads one to two hours a day.

2. Reflect
Other times, the five-hour rule takes the form of reflection and thinking time. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong makes his senior team spend four hours per week just thinking. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner schedules two hours of thinking time per day.

3. Experiment
Finally, the five-hour rule takes the form of rapid experimentation. Throughout his life, Ben Franklin set aside time for experimentation, masterminding with like-minded individuals, and tracking his virtues. Google famously allowed employees to experiment with new projects during 20 percent of their work time. Facebook encourages experimentation through Hack-a-Months.

— This article was written by Michael Simmons, co-founder of Empact, with Ian Chew and Shizuka Ebata.

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