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THE 5-SECOND RULE (Chapter 1): 5 Seconds Can Change Your Life | Keto Mom Book Club

Updated: Jan 17


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    "Five seconds can change your life. I created the 5-Second Rule at a time in my life when everything was falling apart. By everything I mean, my marriage, my finances, my career, and my self-esteem was in the gutter. The problem seemed too big, that it was such a struggle for me to get out of bed every morning. So what I did is, I created a rule for myself" ~ Mel Robbins

Points To Ponder:


00:14 "The 5-Second Rule" by Mel Robbins

01:08 The Goal Is Getting Your Mindset Right

02:07 Start Leading Yourself, Others Will Follow

03:02 The 5 Second Rule

04:10 Take Action In Different Areas

05:04 Get More Courageous

06:11 Say No To Something You Don't Need

07:23 Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

08:05 Reacting versus Responding

09:03 Awareness

10:52 What Is The Definition Of Courage?

11:17 Action Step For Today: Five seconds


Full Episode Transcript:


Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, and happy December 1st! It's a new month, it's going to be an incredible month. We are going to talk about this book, "The 5-Second Rule" by Mel Robbins. We're going to discuss how five seconds could change your life... As you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? Who worked out this morning? Who woke up with a feeling of, "Yes!, it's a new month".

I actually wake up every day thinking "I have to get up, I might probably miss something". It always goes through my head while I'm lying in bed, things like "I better get up, somebody needs me", or "I have to get up for work"...
Welcome to Day 2 of our Book 9 session

By the way, who has read the book? We're going to go through chapter one today because it really sets the stage for the rest of the book. I'm going to tell you what it's all about, so if you have the book and you want to go through it with me, awesome! But If you don't have it, you can just listen here. My goal every morning is to talk about mindset and to get you thinking in the right direction. To get your life, your morning, and your day on track in a positive direction. That is the goal! There are different tips, tricks, and ideas that have to do with keto and recipes. You can scroll through the page, for the last six and a half years, it's all there for you and I will continue to share it with you...

This is what I'm most excited about. Everything else will come if you have the right frame of mind. So here is what chapter one is all about. She said, "Five seconds can change your life". The author is Mel Robbin, it's an incredible book, and I read it years ago. She said, "If you're searching for the one person who will change your life, look in the mirror".

That's number one, it's going to have to be you. Don't wait for other people to pull you or wait for them to do it with you. You have to do it, and you have to be the leader. You might say, "I'm not a leader". Yes, you are! The most important person that you will lead and should be leading right now, is yourself. Once you do that, other people will see it and they will follow you, whether it's your spouse, child, or co-worker. You have to lead yourself first. Alright, you are a leader, I need you to know that. The author talked about the 5 Second Rule, and this is just to give you a basic understanding of what that is about.

You can use the 5 second rule in many areas
She said "I created the 5 Second Rule at a time in my life when everything was falling apart. By everything I mean, my marriage, my finances, my career, and my self-esteem was in the gutter. The problem seemed too big, that it was such a struggle for me to get out of bed every morning. So what I did is, I created a rule for myself"...

She created this for herself, and then she realized the power of what it did. She said, "I invented the5 Second Rule to help me break the habit of hitting the snooze button"... So at that time when her life was falling apart, and she needed to get out of bed. She would say, five, four, three, two, one, and without thinking she was out of bed. No snooze! She just counted backward, and that's where it all started. She said five, four, three, two, one go!

Did you know, that I actually have to sometimes do that to come and talk to you? I've been doing live videos for years, and sometimes I get nervous. Sometimes I really don't want to make the phone call or do the live video. And so I'll just say, "five, four, three, two, one, Go!".

I actually was second-guessing how I look today. I clearly have not gotten ready. You know how you get in your head sometimes? This 5-second rule is to get you out of your head and take action in lots of different areas... Today, I'm looking at myself as I'm talking to you, and I feel that I need to go fix myself. But then I said to myself, "Five, four, three, two, one, I'm not going to because I have stuff to do"... I homeschool, I work from home and I can look like this. I love this concept! We're going to take the things that you are challenged with, like eating the doughnut, going to the gym, hitting the snooze button, or whatever it is. You're going to take five seconds, and just don't think about it. You're going to take the action that you need to do it. Five, four, three, two, one, Go!

Many people's lives have already been changed

That's what we're going to talk about and how that five seconds can change everything. You're going to start taking action and get more courageous... The author said, "I not only woke up, but it shook my entire life up. I use this one tool to take control and improve everything with more confidence. It changed my cash flow, my marriage, my career, my productivity, and parenting"...


And then she goes and interviews other people. Just so you know, the first chapter is all about how different people use the 5 Second Rule. One person said, "The 5 Second Rule changed everything by teaching me just one thing, how to change. Using the rule, I replaced my tendency to overlook the smallest moves, with a bias towards action. I use the rule to master self-motivating and become more present and productive. The rule taught me how to stop doubting, and to start believing in myself, my ideas, and my abilities. And the rule has given me the inner strength to become a better much happier person, not for others, but for me"...


Five, four, three, two, one, Go! Five, four, three, two, one, workout! Say no to something that you don't need to do, and just drive past the drive-thru. Five, four, three, two, one, make the phone call! Five, four, three, two, one, have the hard conversation!... "Five seconds" It's a simple concept and it can be used in any area of your life. She said, "The rule can be the same for you. That's why I am excited to share this with you"... Here are a couple of things that people have used it for.

She said, "It wakes up the inner genius, leadership, the rock star athlete, the artists and changes people from the inside. The rule is used to be more influential at work"... This man said, "It helped me be more courageous with my boss and the ideas that I have". So it's five, four, three, two, one, I have an idea! You can't turn back...
Just count "5-4-3-2-1", and take action!

The 5 Second Rule has been used for more productivity. Five, four, three, two, one! Get up and go do the laundry. Get up and get on the lawnmower... This other person talked about not making excuses, but it helps them take action. Five, four, three, two, one... You can also use this rule to step outside of your comfort zone and become more effective in networking and meeting people. Five, four, three, two, one! "Hi, I've seen you at church, at the office, or at the coffee shop. I just wanted to say hi, I would love to get to know you"... I know this sounds crazy but I would be interested to see how many of you use it today.

Mel Robbins said, "You can also use the rule to self-monitor and control your emotions". Five, four, three, two, one! "I'm going to take a breath instead of reacting and I'm going to respond when necessary", "I'm not going to eat the doughnut because I'm emotional", "I'm actually going to think about what I want to say to that person when I'm ready"...

Five seconds! I always tell my girls that we don't have to react. Instead, we can respond, take a deep breath, and chill. If that's all it does for you today is help you chill, that is a huge help. Five seconds! All right, going back to what the author said, "Executives inside some of the world's most respected brands are using the rule to help their managers change, drive sales, exchange teams and innovate". And then she goes on to tell what other people are using the rule for. She said, "It's helped people battle addictions and depression. Five, four, three, two, one, No! Five, four, three, two, one, put it down! It even saved somebody's life, when a man was so depressed because he had lost his wife. Instead of committing suicide, he took five seconds and he called for help"...

She said "Even at your lowest point, greatness is there"
It's really not about reacting in life but it's about responding. Here we talk a lot about awareness in your whole life. Even if it's just an awareness of, "How you are feeling and why you're eating that?", "Why are you not going to the gym?", or "Why are you making that decision?"... If you have an awareness of everything that's going on, instead of reacting, you can take five seconds and respond in an appropriate way with what you're feeling and not what you're thinking all the time.

Because your mind can make you second guess, doubt, and makes you afraid. It makes you not want to press start because you're afraid of what other people are thinking... She said "The 5 Second Rule is only ever working on one thing, You. You have greatness inside of you. Even at your lowest point, greatness is there. The rule gives you both the clarity to hear that greatness and the courage to take action"... The courage to take action, it's going to give you courage. It really is a great book, and I would encourage you to grab it or you can follow along. She said, "Only through action. Have I unlocked the power inside of me to become the person that I've always wanted to be"...


What do you want to be?, What do you want in this new month and the upcoming New Year, and What are you striving after? Five, four, three, two, one! You are going to go after it. Then she talked about courage, and how your brain is not involved. "Your heart speaks first, and then you listen. The rule teaches you how to listen"... Five, four, three, two, one! Here's what my heart is saying, "Go!"... Alright! "Courage! What is the definition of courage? The ability to do something that is difficult or scary, stepping outside of your comfort zone, sharing your ideas, speaking up, and showing up. Standing firm in your beliefs and your values and someday getting out of bed"... This 5 Second Rule got her out of bed and then she used it in every area of her life. That is chapter one of "The 5 Second Rule"...

Your Action Step: Count 5 seconds, and respond!
Tomorrow, we're going to go through "How I discovered the rule. Courage is found in unlikely places"... I'm excited about the book. You're going to find some tactical action steps to put in place. Here's your action step today. When you need to make a decision, maybe say no to something, make a phone call, have a hard conversation, you have an idea, or you want to take action on something. Think about yourself, maybe you need to write it on your hand like a big number five. Five seconds! Don't react. Five seconds! Then respond. There's a difference...

I hope that was helpful. So message me with any questions that you have. Again, all of the Keto tips, tricks, and recipes, are on the Keto mom page for the last six years. If you have a question, send me a message and I will answer you. I hope you have an incredible day. Thank you for showing up! Your presence matters and I truly appreciate it. Have a wonderful December 1st. If you're watching this on replay whatever day it is, I hope you have a great day! We'll talk to you soon.


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