• Summary: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

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  • Narrated by: Leigh Serling
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The 5 Second Rule is a guide to transforming people and directing them towards taking action, changing their behavior, and taking on the challenges of life head-on without worry.

It was devised by Mel Robbins in his book The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, in which she explains the science behind the 5-second rule, how it works, and how to apply it to the important areas of life.

According to Robbins, individuals only have five seconds to act on an impulse before they hesitate. In order to overrule one’s hesitation, he/she must commit to acting by the time he/she counts down 5-4-3-2-1. Robbins refers to these moments as “push moments.” These are the times when you have a thought about something such as approaching someone new or speaking up in a meeting.

If individuals act rather than think, they will grow more courage and gain confidence. As individuals begin to use this starting ritual in their everyday lives, they will begin to see changes in their personal and professional lives. This starting ritual is a way to combat self-doubt and fear by making yourself physical move forwards.

The book has become a best seller among other non-fiction books in the United States. It has effective and easy to implement tips that anyone can follow in order to start taking control of their lives and thus move forward with confidence towards a brighter future.

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This summary gives you the core information.

The actual book was in need of editing as the testimonials were excessive in number and repetitive. This summary gives you the core information without the "filler to write a book" with excellent questions at the end to make you review and reflect.

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This book is for you.

There is a nice wrap-up of the key lessons learned. Whether you are looking to improve your communication skills for business or personal reasons, this book is for you.

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I am surprised.

I am surprised. It has mystically changed my conduct, changed my life. It has loads of extraordinary thoughts that are extremely useful to life lead. Really I completely value this rundown and re-read. Very well presented. It is genuinely a '5 second principle ' that would change your methodology towards whatever you do in your life.

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I now use this as a “refresher”.

Excellent summary of the highlights of the book (which I did purchase after I listened to the summary). I now use this as a “refresher”.

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This isn't Mel...

This is someone telling you the store of Mel Robbins book. So when you see Mel's name, you kind of think that you will be hearing it narrated by Mel. BUT it's narrated by a female who characterizes Mel as "the author". It has none of Mel's heart or realism. I wish I could return it. Get the REAL 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. This is like buying a fake Gucci bag.

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Good summary book

I found this book to be very helpful in order to stop procrastinating and also build motivation for times when I feel frozen in my productivity. I don’t think there’s enough information to read the book and it’s entirety but the summary proved to be very helpful and has helped me to be more productive. Basic concept and easy to put into practice.

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simple no magic words or thoughts. Math only move

count down from 5 move your ass or not. If not ask your self again. Cont down from 5 try again.

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We can all improve on how we manage ourselves.

We can all improve on how we manage ourselves and our life and 'The 5 Second Rule' offers a simple solution to get you out of being stuck in a very effective manner as I soon learned by myself.

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It's honestly that simple and quick to understand.

It's honestly that simple and quick to understand. I don't necessarily agree with everything written - I personally found the chapter on Anxiety seems to simplify it to a "one thing fits all" when anxiety can be found on so many levels and isn't always that easy to "fix".

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It was a thought put into action.

I actually counted backwards, and did what I thought about doing. It was a thought put into action, without the procrastination.

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  • Valerie
  • 09-10-19

buy the original

don't bother with the summary, buy the original. Mel Robbins is fabulous. buy the original