The 5 Second Rule was recommended to me from Plus 1 Daily supporter and reader Winter Perkins. She told me about this incredible book she had read by Mel Robbins which she thought I’d love…
Mel Robbins…That name sounds familiar!
Well of course it does, she’s only the most sought after female speaker on planet earth an a contributor to my favorite magazine on planet earth…Success.
So I started reading this gem on July 13th around 11 pm at night…And if you have been keeping up with my life over the past few weeks, that was about 2 hours before my wife went into labor and out popped baby Isaiah.
So after about 3 weeks of sleepless nights and countless diaper changes, I got an evening to finish up the 5 Second Rule.
And I’m very glad I did…
This book is fantastic!
From start to finish, Mel Robbins does a great job of highlighting the amazing real life stories and examples of readers of the 5 Second Rule. Like all great personal development techniques and strategies, this is crazy simple to understand and put into practice.
She claims that your life can literally be changed in less than 5 seconds when you get the urge to do something and…Guess what….Actually do something!
And what’s funny is how we talk ourselves out of it. We know we need to put the Twinkie down, but instead of letting common sense prevail we start telling ourselves, one bite won’t hurt, I’ll work it off in the gym tomorrow…And now you see how procrastination and laziness creep into our daily lives.
And it doesn’t have to be health related either…Think of that project you’ve been meaning to start? That blog post you have been dying to write! Or that website you know will be a smash hit once you get it started….
Again, we talk ourselves out of it…
The 5 Second Rule allows us to ACT before we talk ourselves out anything positive. It’s so simple to understand and Mel does once again, a great job at making the lessons real, fun and easy to master.
She shares a ton of stories from fans of the 5 Second Rule but also shares her own triumphs and failures using this technique. That’s a real refreshing take from an author, to use herself as the guinea pig.
All in all, this is a great book. Call it personal development, self improvement, or inspiration, this is a book anyone can learn a lot from.
And not only learn but actually DO!
6 thoughts to “The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins [Book Review]”
I can feel the excitement in each of your posts, Jon. It reminds me to get back to the habit of reading, not just for work, but for life! I guess I need to rethink what to do during the ordinary LOL. Thank you for sharing your insights with us!
Awesome man, so cool to hear that! Glad you are enjoying the posts!!
This book sounds amazing! Well, ANOTHER one to add to my long list of books to read! Geez, Jon! Ha ha. On a serious note, time management is so important in order to achieve our goals. That is one thing I am trying to master and will get better at it as I go. It’s finding what works for you. 🙂
Thanks so much for the great posts & I always look forward to what you will write about next. 🙂
Appreciate the comments Jenn. Yeah the book was fantastic. A really good read and something everyone can learn from
Did you go through her 30 day free program videos?
PS. Btw I’m loving this thing she does with the backwards count, it actually works!
Nah man, havent dove into that yet but I will for sure.
And yeah LOL I found myself doing so much of it these past few days…..It’s pretty cool how it works!