The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

by Mel Robbins

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The TEDx Talk about The 5 Second Rule was viewed over 18 million times on YouTube. The 5 Second Rule itself was the top nonfiction book on Audible and sixth most-read book on Amazon in 2017, and it was named Audible's 2017 Book of the Year in the category of self-development.

Using the right tools, it takes just five seconds to become confident, break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt, beat fear and uncertainty, stop worrying and feel happier, and share ideas with courage. The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make ourselves do it. The 5 Second Rule gives us the answer for how to push ourselves.

About the Author

Mel Robbins is an American television host, author, and motivational speaker. 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.