Sooqr must-reads: The 5 Second Rule

Sooqr must-reads #3: The 5 Second Rule
Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

In response to #worldbookday, our troopers will be sharing their (professional) must-reads. Number three in this series: The 5 Second Rule (Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage) by Mel Robbins. The must-read of our lovely Venetia. 

Venetia, HR & Recruitment

The 5 Second Rule
By Mel Robbins

’The 5 Second Rule really kickstarted my career. It’s brilliant! Mel Robbins has changed my life. She has made me look at situations differently and taught me how to respond. Both in my personal life, as well as my professional career. The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face; we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do, it's knowing how to make yourself do it. Ever since I realized that...I cope with certain situations a lot easier!’

In this book, Mel Robbins explains it takes just 5 seconds to become confident, break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt, beat fear and uncertainty, stop worrying and feel happier and share your ideas with courage.

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 explains the power of a ‘push moment’. She gives 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.

The 5 second rule - when you have an impulse, you must take physical action within 5 seconds, or your mind will hit the emergency brake. So, the next time you have an impulse to do something (something positive of course), count down from 5 to 1 and then do it! Take action.

Curious? Get the book here!