THE 5-SECOND RULE (Chapter 6): What Are You Waiting For? | Keto Mom Book Club

Updated: Jan 17


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    "Whatever reason you hold yourself back for, it's wrong. It's not safer to be quiet. It's not better to keep the peace. It's not always better to sit back and just wait for the perfect time. We waste so much of our lives waiting for the right time to have the conversations, to ask for the raise, to bring it up, to start things. You will never regret the shots that you do take, but you will always regret holding yourself back" ~Mel Robbins

Points To Ponder:


00:07 "The 5 Second Rule" by Mel Robbins

01:02 Have You Seen The Snow?

02:22 What Are You Waiting For?

02:42 What's Holding You Back

03:15 There Is No Right Time

03:57 Take Note Of This Phrase

04:02 What Are You Holding Yourself Back For?

05:23 What If You're Wrong?

06:57 Stop Waiting

07:29 There's No Perfect Time

07:46 The Time Is Now

08:17 What Have You Been Wanting To Do?

09:35 The Little Things

10:06 Courage versus Discipline

11:34 There Is No Such Thing As Luck


Full Episode Transcript:


Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie. We are diving into "The 5 Second Rule" by Mel Robbins... As you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? If you saw my stories, it is snowing. It's very cold, but we can't complain about it because we asked for it. This would be super interesting, I had a couple of people message me yesterday and they said, "I've either never seen snow", or "I've only seen snow once when I was a child"... I had many people who have never seen snow before. We actually have lived all over the place. My husband, me, and two of our kids were born in Minnesota. We lived in Oklahoma for five years and we lived in Florida and Kentucky...

Welcome to Day 7 of our Book 9 session
I remember living in Florida with our girls, and people would say, "We've never seen snow". My girls would tell them, "You've never seen snow? It's so beautiful, fun, and it's cold". So I would love to know if you've never seen snow and if you have not? Then that should be your mission this year. Feel the snow, because it's very beautiful.

We live on a lake and our lake is frozen, except for one little part. I don't know why the geese aren't flying away, but I checked on them this morning. If you watch my stories, you'll see them waddling out on the ice. They really need to fly down south, because it's cold for them...


Anyway, we're diving into chapter six of "The 5 Second Rule". If you've not heard me talk about this book, we've been talking about it for the last weeks. So go grab the book! Why? Because it's going to help you take action. Why do you want to take action? Because you want to reach your goals. It's just an incredible book, and it's an easy read. It's an incredible gift to give or ask for yourself.


You can also follow along for some little golden nuggets, to help with your mindset in the mornings. But I would highly recommend getting the book. I do have a new book that I'm going to post by Monday, but I just can't post it yet because I'm giving it as a gift, and I don't want certain people to buy it. Trust me, it's super great. Alright! The title of this chapter is, "What are you waiting for?". This is actually perfect for this month because oftentimes people are waiting. New Year's is around the corner, some are waiting for the perfect time, and the perfect year.

So she tells a lot of stories at the beginning of this chapter. I'm not going to actually share all the stories, but she said, "Whatever reason that you use, to hold yourself back, you are wrong"... The tool is five seconds and counting backward. This will help launch yourself into doing something or saying no to something.
Stop holding yourself back & discover your strengths

She said, "Whatever reason you hold yourself back for, it's wrong. It's not safer to be quiet. It's not better to keep the peace. It's not always better to sit back and just wait for the perfect time. To not risk. You are wrong. All your excuses and your reasons are wrong. There are no right times to improve your life. The moment that you move, you'll discover your strengths. That's the way to bring the real you to the table by pushing the real you out of your head and into the world. And the best time to do it is right now. We waste so much of our lives waiting for the right time to have the conversations, to ask for the raise, to bring it up, to start things. It reminds me of a famous quote, 'You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take'. Here's the thing, you will never regret the shots that you do take, but you will always regret holding yourself back"...

Have you guys heard that quote before? It's pretty popular, "You will miss one hundred percent of the shots that you don't take". So my encouragement to you is, what are you holding yourself back for?...

Going back, she said, "Life is already hard. Yet we make it so much harder when we listen to our fears, we convince ourselves to wait, we hold ourselves back, and we tell ourselves we're not great. We all do it. And not just in certain circumstances, but in all areas of your life. We hold ourselves back at work, at home, or in our relationships. The question is why do we do this?"... Why aren't you starting the gym? Why aren't you talking to that person? Why aren't you willing to do the hard? Why aren't you willing to step out and do something that you want to do, but you're afraid to do it?... Okay, so she shared a story of her daughter. Her daughter wanted to try out in a play. She's an incredible singer, and her coach said, "You should try out for this". But her daughter said, "I'm scared to do it. What if I'm not good enough?". All the excuses, right? And Mel Robbins said, "But what if you're wrong?"...

We should just stop making excuses for ourselves
So what if you're not doing something, or you don't believe that you can do it? Excuses like, "I will never be that weight", "I could never join that class", "I could never be a part of that gym". But what if you're wrong? She said, "It's a powerful question that we don't ask ourselves nearly enough. You'll never stop yourself from starting to worry about something. You're never going to stop yourself from having a worry seed that pops into your mind. But you can stop yourself from letting those worries drag you into a parade of worries that take control of your mind and your life"...

It's 5-4-3-2-1, say "No". 5-4-3-2-1, I'm going to go do that. I'm going to launch myself out of bed. I'm going to launch myself into the gym. I'm going to launch myself away from the doughnut shop. Counting 5-4-3-2-1 is a tool. Alright! So she said, "Are you waiting for somebody to ask you, drag you, pick you up, and catapult you into the spotlight? Or are you waiting to find the courage to push yourself? Are you waiting to feel ready, waiting for the right time, waiting to gain confidence, waiting to feel it, waiting to feel worthy, and waiting until I have more experience? Sometimes there's no next time, no second chances, and no time out. Stop waiting. It's either now or never. When you wait, you aren't procrastinating, you're doing something more dangerous. You are deliberately convincing yourself, now is not the time. You are actively working against your dreams. You may think that you're protecting yourself from judgment, rejection, or upsetting somebody else, but when you make excuses and talk yourself into waiting, you are limiting your ability to make your dreams come true"...

There's no such thing as perfect
There's no right time. There's no perfect time to start a diet or lifestyle. To learn how to eat better, to say no to the pop and to drink more water, or to move your body. It's not just about health, I'm just saying all of that because it's a Keto page. But it's actually about anything in life. The time is right now, we don't know if we have tomorrow. What if there are things you should say, somebody, you should call, or somebody that you should have done something with and you waited. You will never get to do it.

Going back to Mel Robbins, "There's no right time, there's only right now. You get one life. There it is and it's not going to begin again. It's up to you to push yourself to make the most of it and time to do it right now"... So as you're going through the rest of your day and your week, my encouragement to you is, "What have you been waiting to do?". Like what have you been wanting to do? Have you used the five-second rule at all, in the last couple of weeks? I used it actually today.


We have a friend that comes over and works out with my husband and me, but when he doesn't come over, it's easy for us to sleep in extra. My daughter made a comment about the time that I get up. By the way, we work from home, and we homeschool. My daughter said something about me, she's said, "You are not a morning person. I can wake up easier than you"... So the alarm clock went off this morning, and I asked my husband, "Are we not working out?", he said, "Ah, our friend can't come"... And At that moment, I swore I heard Amelia, our 14-year-old. I thought I heard her door open upstairs, and I jumped out of bed. I thought, "She is not going to get me. I am working out just like she is". Because she would always tell me, "I get up easier than you", or "I'm going to do my workouts". We have this fun little contest of, "Who's going to be stronger, mom or daughter?"... So I walked out, and it said, "Nope! I'm doing it!". I found out she wasn't even awake yet, but I got out of bed right? Isn't that funny? The little things that will get you out of bed? My bed is super warm and super comfortable. It's a purple Mattress. If you don't have one and you're looking for a new one, it's incredible. Not the first version but the second one.

The Courage to start & the Discipline to keep going
Okay! So I said to myself, "No way! No way she's going to get stronger than me!" That's my push... Okay! I've got a couple more things to read to you and then I'm going to let you go. So she said this, "The difference between people who make their dreams come true, and those of you who don't, is just one thing. The courage to start and the discipline to keep going"...

The courage to start and the discipline to keep going. That's what you're going to need, especially going into this new year. Don't be one of those people that start a New Year's resolution, or have all of the things written down, and then all of a sudden by February, they're done. It takes a lot of reading, plugging into a community, asking questions, and finding accountability, to stay consistent over time. The more you do it, the more you build habits, the more you learn to love it. But if your goal is truly fat loss, my encouragement to you is to get it in, this entire year. You've got an entire year. I know it sounds crazy but you didn't get here overnight, you're not going to get there overnight. If you can commit to a year, you will look different, you will feel different, and you'll feel incredible.


One year, it took me one year to truly feel like I could make keto food. I don't know if you've heard that story but I would say, it took me one year to get comfortable in the kitchen of eating vegetables, not eating everything from a box, and working on different things... All right! I think that was all I was going to read to you. The book is great, it has a lot of fun stories. Lastly, she said, "Life is not one and done sort of deal. You've got to work for what you want"... It's not just going to be handed to you. There's no such thing as luck, I believe you are blessed by doing hard work.

Push Yourself and Discover the power inside of you
She said, "5-4-3-2-1! When you push yourself forward, you will discover the magic in your life. And you will open yourself up to the world, to opportunities, and to possibilities. You might not get everything that you want or the responses that you want. But that's not the point! In the end, you'll get something way cooler. You'll discover the power inside of you"...

It's a great book, I would encourage you to get it or just tune in here. We will continue tomorrow. Message me with any questions that you have. I need to go sit by the fire. I should have done the live video by the fire, but sometimes the dogs bark and they bother me. We have four of them and they're just loud... Anyways, I hope you have a great day. I'm always here to help, reach out with questions or send me a message. Whatever it's about, I will always get back to you. I hope you have an incredible day. I need to go wake up my kids, so we can do some homeschooling.


I think you're awesome. Thank you for tuning in. We'll talk to you soon!


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