The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 seconds.
The 5 Second Rule – Throughout your life, you’ve had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?
Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.
It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement.
In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:
Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt
Beat fear and uncertainty
Stop worrying and feel happier
Share your ideas with courage
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back.
The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.
Book Review by Lucky One
I purchased “The 5 Second” book during a Lewis Howes YouTube video interview with Mel Robbins.
Viewing inspiring videos first thing in the morning had become part of my morning ritual. So had watching past my allotted time for it. The 5 – has been a game changer – especially when getting moving is important.
We lost our only child just before her 15th birthday to suicide. I found her, administered CPR and an ordeal with a coma ensued. The aftermath is a journey through grief leaving me with many issues. The simple became difficult and PTSD is what the doctors said I was experiencing.
The 5 Second rule has helped me stay on tasks, get going in the morning, find my mind when it feels gone, and focus on my business. Best of all – happiness and hope are a big part of my life AGAIN! The 5 has helped me feel alive when I needed it.
Book Review by joe
Save your money. This book was little more than “Here’s the rule now look at 100+ pages of social media screenshot testimonials.” Her advice is sound but I expected more from the book and find her ancillary materials have more substance.
About the Author
Mel Robbins is the host of the new daytime syndicated talk show The Mel Robbins Show, which airs nationwide on September 16th, 2019.
She has spent the past decade coaching, teaching, and motivating millions of people around the world. Her practical, no-nonsense advice and life strategies provide tangible results and skills that help people push through the everyday challenges we all face in life, work, and love.
Mel is the most booked female speaker in the world and an international best-selling author whose work has been translated into 36 languages. In 2017, Mel broke self-publishing records with her international best-seller The 5 Second Rule. It was named the #1 audiobook in the world and the fifth most read book of the year on Amazon. When Mel launched her science-backed productivity planner, The 5 Second Journal, the first print run sold out worldwide within minutes.
Originally published: 28 February 2017
Genre: Self-help book