Title: The 5-Second Rule to Change Your Life

The Lesson: While it may seem like a surprisingly simple trick to improve your behaviors and habits, counting to 5 has a variety of benefits; the most important of which is closing the knowledge-action gap that keeps so many people from achieving their goals.

Notable Excerpt: “When you’re checked out and you’re on autopilot, any behavioral pattern that you repeat can take over. And guess what are the behavioral patterns that we repeat? Self-doubt; worry; procrastination; over-thinking; analysis paralysis; and fear. Those are all thinking patterns that become habits.”

The GuestMel Robbins is an American author, life coach, inspirational speaker, and CNN commentator who has specialized in motivating the masses with her 5-second rule. In addition to being the most booked female speaker in the world with appearances on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Oprah, The Today Show and Fox News, she is also renowned for delivering the wildly popular TEDX Talk “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over”.

The Host: After spending years of his young life and athletic career struggling with his own emotional wellbeing, a crippling injury left Lewis Howes without an identity and without any work. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, however, Howes recreated himself as a multi-million dollar media producer, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and podcast host. The ex-football player now spends his days chatting with the most inspirational icons of this generation on his School of Greatness podcast.

Podcast: The School of Greatness podcast is available for download on Soundcloud and iTunes. You can also watch footage of the interviews on Howes’s YouTube channel.

Books: Howes is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “The School of Greatness”: an in-depth collection of lessons and wisdom that he has gathered from interviewing hundreds of the world’s greatest role models and thinkers. Howes’s latest book, “The Mask of Masculinity”, is based on his experience with the dangerous stereotypes and expectations that are placed on men in modern society.

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