THE 5-SECOND RULE (Chapter 16): Pursuing Passion | Keto Mom Book Club
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"Not once have I ever been asked to help somebody think about their passion. That's because finding your passion is an active process. And you'll find that five seconds is an incredible tool as an opportunity starts to appear. What stops people from finding their passion is they can't get out of their thoughts and move into action". ~Mel Robbins
Points To Ponder:
00:27 "The 5 Second Rule" by Mel Robbins
01:29 I Don't Feel Like It
02:05 Septic Tank Issues
03:47 EQ and AQ
05:09 Your Feelings Are Liars
05:37 Pursuing your passion
06:28 How To Find Passion & Purpose
08:29 Pay Attention To Envy,
08:51 What Are You Passionate About?
09:01 Action steps
10:59 Am I Ready To Commit?
12:37 Follow Your Instinct
13:32 Be Patient
14:07 Nothing Changes Overnight
16:51 Don't Tell You Dreams, Show Them
17:37 Make A Plan
18:12 "Goals" by Zig Ziglar
19:49 Make Better Choices
Full Episode Transcript:
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie. And we are almost done with "The 5-Second Rule". I'm gathering all of my favorite books, and I actually share them often in my stories, you can follow me on my Instagram @ketomomsecrets. People ask me all the time, what books should they be reading. I probably should just make a little note somewhere so you can always go and look at it the titles. But this is what we're talking about this morning, "The 5-Second Rule" by Mel Robbins. We are going to talk about "Pursuing Passion" and five seconds of courage... If you're new here on the Keto Mom page, welcome!
If you are new to reading, or maybe you've just been tuning in, to help you with your mindset, that's awesome! My encouragement to you is, to buy yourself a book. It doesn't have to be this book but has a book that you can circle, underline, read and refer back to. I love this book because it really puts you into action and we are going to talk about that in a second... So where are you tuning in from? We're tuning in from Minnesota.
I often say you're going to learn something, you're going to put it into action. You're going to learn something, did you put it into action? What are you doing? Oftentimes people will say, "But I just don't feel like it", "I'm just not in the happiest mood", or "I don't feel like it"... I'm going to tell you that sometimes, I don't feel like it either.
But I've gotten into a routine in the morning of getting up, chatting with my husband, working out, drinking my ketones every morning, drinking some water, reading my book and I do my morning FB lives. I just have a routine, so that even if I don't feel like it, I still do it... Like this morning, we found out last night that we have septic tank issues and it's overflowing in our yard. The septic man can't come until later this afternoon. This means our girls can't use an ounce of water, no shower, everybody has to go to the bathroom in a toilet that can't be flushed. How would you like that?
This morning, I really should be cranky. I can't use any water, and I actually didn't even brush my teeth yet. But good thing this isn't a scratch and sniff. So our septic system is not working, we were not able to use any indoor facilities, no indoor plumbing at all, I have not brushed my teeth, I haven't gone to the bathroom yet, just so you know. What I am trying to say is, this is real life and real-life happens.
Regardless of whether I feel like it or not, I still want to show up. I still want to read and I still want to do my morning routine, because it gets my mindset right. And yesterday as I was working out, I pulled a muscle in my back. So besides not being able to brush my teeth, I can't work out, because I'm going to the chiropractor in thirty minutes to help relieve the pressure on my back. It would be easy for me to go, "Hey, guess what? I don't feel like doing it. I don't feel like reading. I'm just gonna sulk in my day".
There are a couple of other things that we're dealing with, that I don't even want to talk about. But something that I've learned over the course of six years is EQ and AQ. So AQ, meaning adaptability. How adaptable are you? We are just rolling with the punches and I was like, "If we have to go to the gas station, then we'll go to the gas station". Then there's EQ. How well do you handle your emotions, to be able to respond versus react, and just keep going? I want you to think about that, as you go into the new year...
What I love about this book, as what Mel Robbins often says is that we let our feelings control us, when we can just count backward (5-4-3-2-1) and take action. "I don't feel like it". If you don't feel like eating healthy or going to the gym, then you need to revisit your "Why", you need to buck up and just do it. I know that's hard, isn't it? But just do it...
I know we are all going through different things. Like this septic man, this poor man, it's freezing here and he's got to come in and help us. We've got to suck out the septic system, figure out if we need to buy a new pump. What is the problem? Why is it overflowing in our yard?... Anyways, "I don't feel like it" if you catch yourself saying that to yourself or saying it to other people, sometimes your feelings are liars. If you have big goals, dreams, visions, and things that you want to do this next year, then your feelings are going to have to go to the wayside, and you're going to have to do what you know you need to do. For me? I still did everything I needed to do this morning, except for working out, until I go see the chiropractor...
Alright! We're going to talk about "Pursuing your passion". I think this is a great topic because we're going into a new year. And everybody's like, "Man, I want to do this", "I want to write a book", or "I want to have better relationships". Most of you want to look a certain way, or you want to have a healthy body. Maybe you want to look better in the summertime so that you can go on vacation, sit by the pool, and feel good about yourself. Not your feelings, but the feeling of being healthy...
Alright! Here's what she said about pursuing your passion. And your passion can be your health, your relationships, finances or it can even be a job. She said, "Over the years I've received lots of questions about how to find your passion and your purpose"...