Melanie "Mel" Robbins (born October 6, 1968) is an American on-air CNN commentator, television host, author, and motivational speaker. Robbins is best known for her coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and her book "The 5 Second Rule."
There was a time when author and speaker Mel Robbins’ life was in the toilet: her marriage was falling apart, her finances were grim, and she felt like she was wasting away. It all changed for her in five seconds, when, depressed and unable to get out of bed, Robbins counted backward from five and forced herself to get up and start the day. It was a watershed moment for her, and she discovered a principle that would revolutionize her perspective on life. She regained power to make decisions and reclaimed control of her life one small decision at a time. She exhorts others to do the same in her ultra bestseller The 5 Second Rule.
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