- File Size: 21243 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Publisher: Savio Republic (February 28, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MUSNFOO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,419 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage Kindle Edition
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About the Author
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.
She is the creator and host of three #1 audiobooks on Audible and the co-founder and CEO of 143 Studios, a digital media company that produces content in partnership with Fortune 500 brands. In January of 2019, a quarter of a million people took part in her free 30-day Mindset Reset program online.
Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with more than 18 million views. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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The constant stream of "social proof" via the social media posts broke the flow of the text, and constantly took me out of the experience. One at the end of each chapter to bring home how to integrate the information into the reader's life? Sure. But one almost every page, and sometimes twice? C'mon! The format was simply too long for the amount of actionable information given, and the social proof stuff felt like fillers to justify the length of the book. Another reviewer wrote that the actual information given could've easily fit into a blog post, and I think they're correct. For that I'd give it 3 stars.
For the love of humanity, somebody - preferably a PROFESSIONAL editor - please, please, PLEASE edit this freaking book! I have a rule that once I start a book, I finish it, but the editorial mistakes were so pervasive that it was almost unreadable. (And I'm not talking about the "UR" or other grammatical errors on the social media posts either!) It got so bad that it actually started to piss me off. So much so that I actually took note of the publisher, and will avoid books from them in the future because of the epic editorial fail. If Ms. Robbins paid for an editor, she got ripped off. I was so grateful to reach the last page because it meant I was through with the book, but I don't think any author wants people to close their book in relief to be done with it. For that, I'd give it -0 stars if that were possible, and demand that the publisher's slew of proofreaders/editors give her her money back. The publisher did her an enormous disservice. Shame on them!
I've actually given this book as a gift to several people I know who will get a lot of it, but it comes with the caveat that the editing is sub par, for sure.
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.
I expected much, much more from this book from the way people were talking. I couldn't read this at all once I learned that her philosophy could be summed up in a paragraph, and was something so absurd as counting backwards. But she spends 240 pages continuing to self promote herself. Even the way the book is written is annoying, with cut and past social media postings from people praising how wonderful she is and how counting backwards has literally changed their lives. It's difficult to read with these postings everywhere in the book! I did not make it past page 29 when I realized how much of an insult to my intelligence this was. I sent the book back immediately. Don't waste your money at all. Waste of time and a huge waste of your intelligence. If you are looking for life changing motivation, there are tons of other great books you can read that will give you useful and helpful pointers and direction.
Why the 5 stars then? Robbins gave interesting insights on how the mind and heart works, incorporating areas on hesitation, instincts, goal related impulses, focus, and I think most importantly on feelings. I came away from the book with good information to fend off some of my own personal demons and felt better for having read the book. I consider that a win. I purchased the Kindle version and I would recommend it...perhaps not for the 5 Second Rule itself, but for the much greater insights on why we do what we do and how we can be stronger against the drama we create in ourselves that prevents us from moving forward.
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Mel give an insight on how the 5 second rule can help you in various different aspects of your life. The ones which stood out to me most was courage and procrastination.
The book is full of testimonials of people on how the 5 second rule has benefited them. The testimonials are original cutouts of social media posts. Unfortunately, some of the screenshots are blurry in the Kindle version of the book which makes them hard to read. Also, in my opinion there are far too many testimonials and repetitions inside the book which makes it a longer read than it should be.
I feel as if, inspite of some invaluable information inside the book, its filled with fillers in order to make the size of the book larger and charge a higher price!
This is something that works quickly and that old cliche is a game changer. After just a few pages I was taking small actions quickly which is a great habit to acquire. If you can read backwards from five then you can do it without feeling the fear thus saving you a tedious read of the Susan Jeffers book.