The other day I was trying to motivate a friend, so I started counting down from 10. What ended up happening was I got motivated.
So I put a post on Facebook:
Of course I tagged my own mother, who explained " I think we just count because we’re trying not to lose our shit!"
It seemed to work for some with kids falling in line before 2 was mentioned. Then there were the happy counters who loved counting with their parents and not understanding the undercurrent of approaching consequence.
After some fun banter, my friend KiKi mentioned Mel Robbins and The 5-Second Rule. I wondered what dropping food on the floor had to do with compliance, so I dug in and took a look.
The 5-second rule is a tool for hyper-intentionality, action, and identifying moments in your life where there is tremendous opportunity and joy. I'm super excited to read her book and try it out. If you're interested, check out the video from the TEDx talk: