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extensively, mostly because it’s the tool that transformed my life. The 5 Second Rule helps you achieve your goals because it pushes you into action. When using the Rule, you don’t have to use your willpower to think about making a decision. Instead, it’s a metacognition tool that pushes you into action before you even hesitate. I like to say that The 5 Second Rule doesn’t make things easy–it just makes them happen. When you couple the Rule with the other strategies listed above, you will find that it’s actually possible to follow through on every single goal that you have set for yourself. TO SUM IT ALL UP… Here’s a quick recap. 1. Think of your goal and have it at the forefront of your mind. 2. Write down your assumptions. What must hold true in order for you to actually achieve this goal? Where are you assuming that you will use willpower? 3. Then, in order to decrease the amount of willpower needed, figure out how you can use these strategies: 1. Pre-commitment: What can you sign up for or commit to RIGHT NOW that will keep you accountable? 2. Planning the night before: How can you leverage the power of Future You to set yourself up for success tomorrow? 3. Work on your goal first thing in the morning: What can you do, first thing in the morning, to work on your goal? 4. Use The 5 Second Rule: Don’t think. Don’t hesitate. The instant that you have an instinct to act on your goal…5-4-3-2-1-GO. Using these strategies, you will be able to stick to your goals–and make this your best year yet. Xo, Mel ABOUT THE AUTHOR Expert on Leadership & Defeating Doubt, Award-Winning CNN Commentator, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Powerhouse Mel Robbins is one of the most sought after motivational speakers trusted by global brands to design and deliver business expanding, life- changing, interactive keynotes that inspire change, challenge thinking and accelerate personal and professional growth. Her TEDx Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has over 10 million views across 37 countries, and her book on the brain and productivity, “Stop Saying You’re Fine”, is a business best-seller that has been translated into four languages. She started her career as a criminal defense attorney and went on to launch and sell a retail and Internet technology company. Mel has led multi-year coaching programs at: Johnson&Johnson, AG Edwards, Bear Stearns and Partners Healthcare. The media has tapped Mel to host award-winning shows for FOX, A&E, Cox Media Group and now CNN. Mel is currently one of CNN’s most popular on-air commentators and opinion writers; her articles drive tens of millions of page views for Mel has an extensive television résumé as an expert on human behavior and motivation for Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Oprah, The Today Show and Fox News. She was named America’s Outstanding News Talkshow Host at the 2014 Gracie Awards. Mel is a speaker, TV personality and coach with the credibility and experience to deliver the goods for audiences of all shapes and sizes: men and women; intimate to arena; technical sales trainings to innovation summits. She will work with you to create an unforgettable, high energy and momentum-driven event that reinforces brand and sponsor objectives, delivers fresh, actionable content and engages and entertains your attendees with music, original videos and interactive leadership exercises. Mel is a Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School graduate. She and her husband of 18 years have three young kids. She lives in the Boston area, but remains a Midwesterner at heart. 2017 2017 SPRING FALL 19