I was fortunate enough to hear Tom Bilyeu speak at a Freedom Fast Lane Live conference and became a big fan. He is a genuine guy and amazing speaker. I appreciated his down to earth nature and his desire to promote change.

In this episode of Impact Theory, he interviews Mel Robbins, author of the 5 Second Rule. For those of you not familiar with the 5 second rule, this is a brief overview:

The moment you feel yourself hesitate (when you know you should do something) start counting backward 5-4-3-2-1, the GO. The Rule is a proven, form of metacognition. When you use it, you shift mental gears, interrupt your habit of overthinking and awaken your pre-frontal cortex – making change easy. The rule acts as a “starting ritual” that breaks bad habits and triggers positive new behavior change.


Ms. Robbins details out why she thinks Motivation is Garbage, how your brain tricks you into screwing yourself, and more importantly, how to break the cycle and get more out of your life.