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Expert on Defeating Doubt, Award-Winning CNN Commentator & Bestselling Author


“Change is happening all around us… how do you focus on what matters?” said Mel Robbins. “In order to get what you want, you’re going to have to change.”

In order to succeed and thrive in a constantly-changing environment, we need to make our own internal changes, according to award-winning commentator and bestselling author Mel Robbins.

“Change comes down to a choice. Not the big choice – actually, the little ones. The ones that happen five seconds at a time,” she said.

“Knowing what you need to do is not enough. In order to change, in order to change yourself… you’ve got to make decisions in five-second windows that are different that the decisions you make on autopilot.”

In her viral, globally acclaimed TEDx talk, Mel Robbins wowed the world with the science-backed secret to change: The 5 Second Rule. Over 12 million views later, the 5 Second Rule has become a bestselling book and a life-changing movement that challenges thinking and accelerates personal and professional growth.

Three million people have learned Robbins’ secret to reaching their true potential — now it’s your turn. You are meant to do extraordinary things in your career and your life and the 5 Second Rule will help you achieve it.

We are wired to resist change.

The “activation energy” to change a behavior takes much more investment than the energy required to maintain the status quo. We’re designed that way, said Robbins.

“Any time you’re about to switch gears from what you’re doing, and push yourself to do something new, uncertain, scary or brave, guess what you’re going to feel?”


The only obstacle you have is yourself, she said – the excuses, the patterns of behavior and resignations that get hard-wired into all of us.

“It’s going to require you each and every time that you’re going to be brave, that you’re going to make a small, five-second change, to push through that.”


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