The Action Rule that Matters; Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule!

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The Only Action Rule that Matters, Mel Robbins; The 5 Second Rule! 


Ok so we are all busy, rushing here, rushing there, demands from this person and more demands from that one, so busy that many of the things we want to do never get done.

How many great ideas did you have a year ago that never happened?

They were hot ideas a year ago, but somehow they got pushed aside by your busy demands within a short time and forgotten until now when I reminded you of them.

Mel tells us that the amount of time that we have to act on these ideas is 5 seconds.

Five seconds to take action before these ideas get pushed aside by some other demand or idea.

So take some action Now, like in, within 5 seconds!

  •    Walk towards it
  •    Write it down
  •    Make a call


So write down this rule right now, give it a try this week, and let me know how it works for you this week.




Mel Robbins: 5 Second Rule


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Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Your post really makes sense. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 19, 2018 08:28 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Yes! Sometimes, if you give yourself a little less time, you just think of things that much faster and almost all areas of life.

Mar 19, 2018 11:31 PM #12
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It really does make so much sense to act on things a little faster in a minor way and then go back and fine-tune later. I’ve heard that’s called the ready, fire, aim approach. Corey Martin

Mar 19, 2018 11:34 PM #13
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I heard her speak a few years ago at a KW Luxury Conference. She has some really good points.

Mar 20, 2018 05:23 AM #15
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP
525 Realty Group - Edmond, OK
Buy and Sell with Confidence

Makes perfect sense.  I have a list of ideas that I have not committed to yet - probably time to revisit them with the 5 second rule 
Thank you for sharing and Congratulations on the Feature Bob Crane 

Mar 20, 2018 05:45 AM #16
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Bob Crane Great pick!  I have been listening to Mel Robbins and she makes so much sense.  I love her 5-4-3-2-1 rule and have been trying to follow it.  Definitely not a habit yet, but when I use it, it works!

Mar 20, 2018 07:14 AM #17
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Mel spoke last month at the United Real Estate conference in Miami. What a motivation!

Mar 20, 2018 07:45 AM #18
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Yes, I write it down! And then go back periodically to that page where I keep those notes when I have some time. I call it my "marketing page". 

Mar 20, 2018 07:54 AM #19
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I had/have systems to document that have served me well if performed

Mar 20, 2018 08:10 AM #20
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Bob - this is true for so many things in life. Sometimes my husband will ask me if I'll find something for him, look something up on the computer, or do some small favor. If I get up to go do it immediately he'll say "It doesn't have to be right now." My answer is always that if I don't go do it now, or at least write it down, I'll forget later.

Mar 20, 2018 08:23 AM #21
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Oh my, I have had a lot of great thoughts and then I don't do anything quickly and then I forget what that thought was!  I love this idea. Good video. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 20, 2018 08:42 AM #22
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

I think this is explains, at least partially, how I can read a post and then fail to comment as I move on to the next!

Mar 20, 2018 09:03 AM #23
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

Awesome, Bob Crane .  I need to put these actions into practice today.

Mar 20, 2018 09:56 AM #24
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

This is a great post, seen and read interviews with Mel talk on this many times. All it takes is to do something, don't think twice, don't hesitate, just act on it now!

Mar 20, 2018 11:17 AM #25
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

True words of wisdom...Act immediately if you want results :)




Mar 20, 2018 12:09 PM #26
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Bob, this is a great post, truly spoke to me. If we wait, we will eventually talk ourselves out of acting on those great ideas. Thanks for sharing the video.

Mar 20, 2018 01:30 PM #27
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Bob - this certainly does make sense considering our short term memory.

Mar 20, 2018 01:55 PM #28
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much for sharing.  This is so true.  Take action immediately or the timing will be gone!  I have to send myself messages all the time to make sure I get things done.  Sitting in a CE class, I take notes.  B = blog idea; N = Newsletter idea; R = adding it to my real estate practice.  In those 5 seconds I make lists this way.  

Mar 20, 2018 04:05 PM #29
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Bob, your post spoke to me. I need to write ideas down more often because I'll move on to the next thing and then can't remember what the idea was. Great post.

Mar 21, 2018 07:36 AM #30
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - proper preparation and planning. More to ponder.

Mar 21, 2018 07:50 PM #31
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