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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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    J&J Northern NV 03-14-17
    J&J Northern NV 03-14-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Wow, definite 5 star, but when I started the audio I almost turned it off because of my impatience"

    When I started the audio I thought, get to the point, why is Mel telling us what she is going to say and what I will learn...just get to it. I'm not in the mood for a college syllabus outline.
    I skipped the first 5 chapters in hopes that the book would catch my interest. HOLY CRAP, it's not just a book, but a message from the universe to empower us with a simple life changing tool. The one we've all been looking for to unleash the warrior inside and blow the road block to productivity off the map!
    When the Muse landed on Mel thank God she used the 5,4,3,2,1 to accept the challenge to deliver it to the world.
    I listened to the whole audio, not just once, but numerous times feasting on the mana from the heavens.
    Thank you Mel for being a willing vessel with forward momentum despite doubt. I'm already reaping the benefits.
    Just signed up for you unbelievable FREE offer for the 31 video sessions too!

    17 of 18 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!

    130 of 144 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.


    35 of 39 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph P. Silva, Jr. 03-14-17 Listener Since 2008
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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

    31 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    april bryan DFW 03-14-17
    april bryan DFW 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great way to start your day!"

    I listen to just a few min each morning and every day since I started doing this my days have been more productive and focused. 5-4-3-2-1 and but this book on audible if you haven't. Brainwash yourself to know how very worthy and powerful you are. Stop living in the shadows and break free. As I just wrote this I realized I was talking about myself and so I am off to break free today and reach new horizons I've only dreamed of.

    49 of 56 people found this review helpful
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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.

    74 of 85 people found this review helpful
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    MichelleCruz 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excelent book"

    I love that the actual author took the time to actually narrate the book. Not many authors do that. It is changing my life already. Just when I needed it. It has helped me to believe that I can do anything and stop hiding from my true self.

    10 of 11 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!

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    Hardik Harsora 03-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Simple concept stretched beyond required"

    The concept is very simple and you will get it in probably the first 5 mins of your listening. The rest of the book is simply examples and examples. I went on to listen to the book every time expecting something different will come about using the 5 seconds rule and all I could listen to was examples.

    53 of 62 people found this review helpful
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    Latonya Brumfield 03-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read!"

    Anyone can benefit from this book. Wonderfully narrated by the author. You won't regret this read!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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  • 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.

    7 of 7 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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kenesha Caines
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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.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    4/13/17
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    "Really drags out a very simple concept."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Needed to move through the points more quickly and make this book MUCH shorter.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Very American in style


    Any additional comments?

    The concept is simple, count down from 5 and act. It is a good concept and its useful to know the science behind it, but dragged out far too long for my liking; 7 hours! No doubt others will like this book and enjoy the emotional aspect with the examples of people putting this into practice. But from the perspective of looking for new ideas for personal development there is far too much unnecessary content. It could have been an hour or less.I would recommend this book for the concept and nothing more.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • JedHoll
    3/19/17
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    "Absolutely fantastic"

    If you are interested in listening to this book - go for it. If ever there was an argument for listening rather than reading it applies to the book. Mel narrating adds a level of intensity, emotion and realism that I suspect I wouldn't have got from the print version. This book will become a classic and will still be relevant in fifty years time. Loved this book it was a pleasure to listen to and it has changed me for the better. Thank you.

    9 of 11 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.

    13 of 17 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!!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ionut Nicolae
    4/8/17
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    "Reborn"

    I never understood how to push against my feelings, to get where I want in life and what I really want. Very practical and easy to undertand.
    Thank you Mel Robbins

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Adam David Taylor
    3/19/17
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    "Extremely repetitive"

    Ok to listen to, narrated well. However there is only so many times you can listen to the same stories..."This person struggled...they counted 5,4,3,2,1 and changed their lives."

    14 of 19 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.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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