Mel Robbins: The work of 10 CM

Mel Robbins is the bestselling author of The 5 Second Rule. In this weeks, the work of series, Owen explores the work of Mel Robbins and the power of the 5 second rule!! A great speaker with a TEDx talk that has more than 10 million views to date.

Stop saying your fine

Stop hitting snooze

Brain betrays you… fake limits


You’re not fine… what do you want… lean into change

2017 The 5 second rule

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 seconds.  

What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? 

In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to do it.

The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it. 

No shortage of information HOW. Problem is we say we are FINE!

You’re never gonna feel like it. Motivation is garbage.

Wake up half an hour earlier and get straight out of bed. 

Face to face with physical force required to change your behavior

Act with Autopilot/Emergency Brain

Get outsider comfort zone… first three seconds the worst…. 

Impulse to do something… if don’t do it in 5 seconds…  you will lose the will to do it

“If you have an impulse to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill the idea.”

Here are 3 reasons why this simple idea of a 5-second countdown can do the same for you:

  1. Through little acts of courage, the 5 Second Rule makes you less afraid over time.
  2. There are three reasons the “right time” will never come, so you just have to start.
  3. The 5 Second Rule helps to override your feelings, a tactic which is called psychological intervention.

If you’re sick of telling others and yourself you’re feeling “fine,” when you’re clearly not happy with where you are in life, this is for you. 5…4…3…2…1 – go!

You don’t motivate yourself to change you push yourself

5 seconds to talk self out of something

5 seconds to build a habit

Mind designed to do three thing: Regulates body to keep you alive, sleeping half of mind catalogues to have memories and protects you by maximising risk. True change comes down to 5 second windows.

You’re never gonna feel ready. Our minds designed to stop you at any stage to do anything that might hurt you. You’re not going to feel it. Why is it so hard to do little things that would improve my life. We have a habit of hesitating. Hesitation sends stress signal to brain. Brain works to protect you… spoptlight effect… magnifies stress

One decision away from totally different life.


That leads to a goal

You must push yourself

within 5 seconds

or your brain will kill it

Push yourself to next level. Take action

Be honest with yourself

Follow your curiosity

Stop caring what others think

Do important work first… 30 minutes wake up early 3 0 before 7:30

Know what you want (what do I stand for?

It is an ANCHOR Thought

Stop waiting for permission: external vs Internal forcel

Does this decision help you grow and enhance your life?

Push yourself through the fear

Be more selfish

Progress principle: make sure I make progress on one thing I make progress a day

Recommended Links and Products:

Mel Robbins Website

The 5 Second Rule Mel Robbins 2017

Stop Saying You’re Fine: The No-BS Guide to Getting What You Want Mel Robbins 2011

Kick Ass with Mel Robbins: Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”  2018 AUDIBLE AUDIO BOOK