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The 5 Second Rule Audiobook

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

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How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds.

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 eight 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:

  • Become confident
  • 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.

©2017 Mel Robbins (P)2017 Mel Robbins

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    M I GOSSELIN Lake Forest, CA 03-08-17
    M I GOSSELIN Lake Forest, CA 03-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I love the performance, mistakes and all"

    Having Mel Robbins read the book was great! I felt like she was in the car with me. I appreciated the mistakes that were left in, rather than edited out, and I LOVED the emotion. When she cried, I cried. When she sounded passionate, I felt passionate. Definitely worth a listen. My kids and I have listened to this audio four times, already. Love it.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    L.lasso 03-08-17
    L.lasso 03-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Go"

    I just did the 54321 seconds rule, I'm writing a review...this alone is frightening for me. I think it's because deep down I always want to write, what I think and feel, but I never bother because I thought about it to much . It's simple and a small start will do, I just did. Thanks to Mel Robbins, I have re-connected within my self to force myself the "GO" push using her 54321. I recommend it to anyone, who desperately wants a change and a chance to find them self again. I totally love her tone of voice and stories she use to demonstrate her point across. The message is so clear, that I'm so glad I was listening. I hope you find my review useful, but most of all, that you find yourself doing the 54321, now Go!

    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Julie N Gemignani 02-24-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Truly Amazing!"

    This book is truly life changing! Thank you Mel for creating such a powerful life altering tool.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    mingophoto 03-11-17
    mingophoto 03-11-17
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    "The most useful to the point book I have ever read"

    This book takes you from knowing you want to do something to "how to make it happen"! I finally have a road map to connect all the dots.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Erika 03-11-17
    Erika 03-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Most Inspiring!"
    What made the experience of listening to The 5 Second Rule the most enjoyable?

    It's refreshing how Mel Robbins doesn't sugar coat anything. She says it exactly how it is, no BS. I immediately started using the 5 second rule even before I finished the book and I can't stop talking about it, sharing it with my friends and family, or finding new ways to use it. In fact I find myself listening to it again. On a side note, there are parts of the recording where Mel obviously screws up and has to repeat herself and start sentences over. She could've edited that out but she didn't and I feel there is something so raw and authentic about that.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Moh 3aly 03-01-17
    Moh 3aly 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A life altering tool"
    Where does The 5 Second Rule rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There are two modes of thinking in Zen. The first is the observing mind and the second is the thinking mind. The thinking mind does, the observing mind observe. If you've ever done something while you said to yourself that you shouldn't be doing it, that's your observing mind telling you you shouldn't. If you've ever not done something that you felt you should absolutely do, that feeling in your guts pushing you to do it and decided not to, then that's your observing mind telling you not to do something and your thinking mind stopping you with a catalog of what consequences might happen to come.But if you don't like all the spiritual talk, you can instead think of it as right brain/left brain dichotomy (See https://www.amazon.com/Master-His-Emissary-Divided-Western/dp/0300188374 ) where it was shown through unfortunate stroke victims that the right brain is silent and holistic and the left brain is detail oriented and abstract, theories that came to be confirmed by hemisphere specific stroke victims where ones that had a stroke on the left hemisphere could still make an accurate drawing on paper about what they see, while those with a stroke on the right hemisphere could only draw a Picasso-esque shape (a ball with sticks poking out, an eye misplaced as a representation of a person). The left brain has an inhibitory effect on the right brain, this is further explained in detail in the book. My conjecture is, that this feeling we feel in our gut, our body, or soul is our right brain telling us what to do, if you don't do it before there's a shift in consciousness you will be filled with the dread of consequences, detail oriented left brain is very good in that regard, however with this tool, this 5 second count, you can skip it. You can ignore it and do what that inner voice tells you you should do. This is a revolutionary tool, both in your personal relationships and professional life.Larry King, a person that never went to college or had any credentials with a family on welfare got to a 15 million dollar salary and a private jet from a single meeting with the director of announcers at CBS on the street asking him what to do, and from there on out his journey started at 22 years old. Imagine if he were too scared at that time to go and talk to the guy, imagine the chances you missed or might miss in the future for not having the nerve to go ahead and simply do what you feel you really should be doing. This is where the 5 second rule can come in to the rescue and help you do what you are meant to do.


    What other book might you compare The 5 Second Rule to and why?

    Psychocybernetics
    Bruce Frantzis' works
    Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The son that died in a car crash


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    5 seconds to launch


    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph P. Silva, Jr. 03-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "the spark, the key, the push"

    I have read numerous books on success, they all say take action. This shows how

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rosie Velasquez 03-15-17 Member Since 2015

    Helping Mom's find their Mojo

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    "Absolutely life changer!"

    Not only is this book an absolute must read, the audio version is a gem listening to Mel Robbins get choked up with emotional testimonials is so genuine. I immediately applied the 5 second rule after the first chapter and am happy to say, it is contagious. My husband and I no longer snooze in the morning which has revived our outlook on our future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rocio suarez 03-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "An Inspiring 'Conversation' .."

    .. is how I would describe this book .. I felt more like I was speaking with Mel as opposed to her speaking at me… fantastic, transformational wisdom…

    As an avid reader, I do hear and read many of the same topics simply repackaged… This is different; very different… it is very telling and obvious that she wants you to not only hear what she has to say, but more importantly, she wants you to use her insight to transform your life now…

    5, 4, 3, 2, 1 .. get this book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    shawnequa 03-10-17
    shawnequa 03-10-17
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    "After listening to this book, I'm WINNING!!!"
    What did you love best about The 5 Second Rule?

    The easy applicable concept! Relatable testimonies and how inspiring Mel is!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mel and her personal stories! I was right there with her when she speaks of the love she felt for her daughter when they were shopping for dresses...took me to moments shared with my own mother.


    Which character – as performed by Mel Robbins – was your favorite?

    The Cisco Engineer (male)


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 5 Second Rule?

    Just doing it! No more procrastinating, I'm just going to get started and continue to right my to do lists...all day everyday!


    Any additional comments?

    Love Mel and your straight no chaser delivery of your book. I love the real talk and the feeling that her and I were having a private conversation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Kenesha Caines
    3/11/17
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    "Inspiring"

    I have been feeling stagnant for nearly 5 years. So I am excited to start. Didn't feel like cleaning at 6am this morning but I 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and started. I have overwhelmed but now I will looking at the small steps to move my mountain.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • S. Moseley
    Warrington,, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    2/25/17
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    "Excellent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have recommended this book to friends, even while I was half way through. 'Life-changing' is a fair description in my opinion - provided you put it into practice.


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding book. I listened to it in one sitting, but I will listen to it again several times until this becomes my habitual way of dealing with procrastination. I noticed several spots in the book where a mistake was made in the reading, so Mel reread it, obviously with the intention of an editor editing out the mistake, however these were not edited out. If she paid someone to edit this, then she needs to get them to put this right. I would be horrified if I was to hand a voice-over file back to a client with these errors in. Mel, if you want someone to edit your future audio books, I would be more than happy to do it. You will find me on your email list.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    3/15/17
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    "Mind changing - must read!"

    I'm putting this into practice immediately. I absolutely loved it. Great example and exercises to put into action

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
    3/12/17
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    "Buy this now"

    I cried, I laughed, I answered questions out loud as Mel asked them. Amazing book highlighting the power in the simplicity of 'the five second rule'. Thank you Mel for writing this down for others to benefit.

    Mel has a genuine and gentle reading voice. Her tone is easy to listen to piquing interest at points but not over doing it.

    I feel a renewed sense of possibility for my life knowing that something great is only five seconds away from starting.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Beverley Simms
    Northampton, UK
    3/17/17
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    "This WILL transform your mind, AND your life!"

    Listening to this audio felt like Mel was taking directly to me, in my living room. She's assertive, tells it like it is. She's knows what's in our thoughts; as she's been there. She gives you lots of live testimonies of this rule working. You will start to hear '5 seconds' going off in your head automatically when you're faced with temptation, like not wanting to get out of bed or wanting to eat something you know you shouldn't. I'm looking forward to getting the hardback copy of this book when it's released in the U.K. too. Anyone that 'wrestles' with making decisions or needs to change habits should get this book, today, via whatever means you can. I got the audiobook because the hardback was not being released until the end of March, and I couldn't wait. I'd been following Mel on Twitter and Facebook, so knew I had to get a copy. It deserved nothing less than 5 stars! Enjoy!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Alison P.
    3/24/17
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    "Just awesome"

    Mel talks to you openly and honestly, she's funny at times, swears a bit and is so passionate and has great conviction. This audio book is by far the best I've listened to in this genre, it will become my bible. Thanks Mel x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dabonnair
    London
    3/21/17
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    "Super Engaging, A Must Read (listen)"

    What I love about this book is that it's empowering. I was naturally already doing some of the actions but it's great to learn new lessons that too will enhance your life.

    The best thing about this book is Mel, who had the ability to speak directly to me just in her voice. I found myself knodding at my desk and saying Amen to the testimonials as its so easy to connect with real life

    Amusing at times too, just an overall great book. I finished it in 2 days and I'm gutted that it's over. However it is just the right length.

    Already as a result today of getting back into starting my days early, my colleague noticed how good of a mood I was in... Long may it continue...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MarkPT
    3/21/17
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    "inspiring"

    Mel talks in the first 25mins about the 5 second rule and i wondered how the rest of the book would be filled! i felt the first hour and a bit was a bit Laboured bit then the rest was amazing.

    I've read a lot of self development books both for personal use and for use with my clients but this is one of the best- simple but effective, thought provoking and motivating - add to your list!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Samir Patel "Sam"
    uk
    3/20/17
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    "Life changing"

    An amazing journey in this book on how we can transform our lives through a simple concept. Truly life changing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arriety
    3/20/17
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    "Buy this book"
    What made the experience of listening to The 5 Second Rule the most enjoyable?

    This is the best book I have ever purchased, and I have purchased hundreds.
    In my opinion, until you read, and "get" this simple concept, you'll spend a fortune seeking it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lots of them, and mostly ordinary people.


    Have you listened to any of Mel Robbins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Nope, Mel is completely new to me. Mores the pity.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me wish I'd found her way back.


    Any additional comments?

    My review is genuine, and for once I felt compelled to write one. It's a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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