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  • Mary Foley

[Stay Strong] The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

What books inspire you to stay strong in business and life during uncertainty?

So, I’ve got another for ya. Will only take 5 seconds. It’s The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins!

When you don’t want to do something. When you hesitate. When you start to think about what’s for dinner and it’s 9 am.

Use the 5-Second Rule:

Count down OUT LOUD… 5-4-3-2-1, then move your body (walk, dial, type, getting out of bed, etc), and simply START doing what you need to do next.

Sounds corny, I know. But it works.

It work because this simple audio queue shifts what part of your brain is in charge.

From the back of your head. Where your reptilian brain says, “I don’t want to do anything I don’t have to”.

To the front of your head. Where your frontal cortex brain says, “I understand not everything is comfortable, but let’s get going.”

It’s the perfect tool to not letting Resistance stop you. (Learn about the devious plans of Resistance in The War of Art by Steven Pressfield here.

The 5-Second Rule is a quick, fun, motivating book that will take you more than 5-seconds to read. But you can use it right away, every day, all day to keep going and stay strong!


Do you want to stay strong?... Do you want to do it together?

I didn’t write a book, but to inspire you to stay strong, I created a 10-part email series called Stay Strong + REV UP. In this series, you will:

  • Discover your first (and last) hurdle to success and staying strong

  • Why your revenue can remain strong if you’re a magician rather than a mule

  • The very best way to sell and serve others in changing circumstances

  • The simplest way to determine your client’s biggest problems…now

  • How to get past the fear of what to do next in any situation


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