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This 5-Second Rule Can Help You Finally Get Stuff Done

This 5-Second Rule Can Help You Finally Get Stuff Done Chef Deb Culinary Business Coach

How could a 5-second rule change your culinary business? In a big way, actually. No, I’m not talking about the 5-second rule that if you drop food on the floor it’s still safe to eat (is it really though?). I’m talking about the 5-second rule that Mel Robbins, a commentator on CNN and a life coach and renowned speaker has created.

Mel Robbins is the international bestseller of the book “The 5 Second Rule” that is based on her popular TEDx talk. Essentially what the 5-second rule is, is that the moment you feel yourself hesitate (when you know you should do something), you count down from 5 and then do it.

This rule is a proven form of metacognition (I know, fancy psychology terms) that helps you interrupt your typical way of thinking and awakens your pre-frontal cortex, making change easy.

I know some of that jargon might be confusing for us non-psychology folks, but in short the 5-second rule is a proven scientific method for creating better habits that lead to positive change. This method has helped thousands of people including big companies like REMAX, Johnson & Johnson and others improve productivity.

Why should you care about this 5-second rule? Because it can help your business too. I can’t tell you how many times I have worked with chefs who knew what they needed to do in order to make positive changes in their culinary business, but never did. They listened to my advice during our strategy-calls but they never followed through. Guess what? Those chefs weren’t the ones seeing results and making more income like the other chefs who did follow through.

If you’d like to learn more about the 5-second rule, you can watch the interview below with Mel Robbins on

I would definitely like to test out this 5-second rule for my own business and see how it works for me!

Are you looking for support as your grow your business? Someone who can hold you accountable and help you make quick decisions? I would love to help you. You can learn more about my different coaching programs here.