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The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage Hardcover – Unabridged, February 28, 2017
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Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
By Mel Robbins
How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 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 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.
About the Author
She also created the #1 podcast on Audible, "Start Here: Pep Talks for Life" and three #1 audiobooks: "Take Control of Your Life," "Kick Ass With Mel Robbins," and "Work It Out."
Her groundbreaking work on behavior change has been translated into 36 languages and is used by healthcare professionals, veterans' organizations, and the world's leading brands to inspire people to be more confident, effective, and fulfilled.
As one of the most widely booked and followed public speakers in the world, Mel coaches more than 60 million people online every month and videos featuring her work have more than a billion views online, including her TEDx talk, which is one of the most popular of all time. She also teaches signature online courses that have changed the lives of more than half a million students worldwide.
There's nothing Mel loves more than making a real difference in people's lives by teaching them to believe in themselves and inspiring them to take the actions that will change their lives. Mel lives in New England with her husband of 25 years and their three kids, but she is and will always be a Midwesterner at heart.
You can find out more about Mel, her courses, booking her to speak at an event, or sign up for her newsletter list with 700k other subscribers at: melrobbins.com
- ASIN : 1682612384
- Publisher : Savio Republic; Illustrated edition (February 28, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781682612385
- ISBN-13 : 978-1682612385
- Item Weight : 1.12 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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!