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In her global phenomenon The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins taught millions of people around the world the five second secret to motivation. Now she's back with another simple, proven tool you can use to take control of your life: The High 5 Habit.

Don't let the title fool you. This isn't a book about high fiving everyone else in your life. You're already doing that. Cheering for your favorite teams. Celebrating your friends. Supporting the people you love as they go after what they want in life.

Imagine if you gave that same love and encouragement to yourself. Or even better, you made it a daily habit.

You'd be unstoppable.

In this book, Mel teaches you how to start high fiving the most important person in your life, the one who is staring back at you in the mirror: YOURSELF.

If you struggle with self-doubt (and who doesn't?)...

If you're tired of that nagging critic in your head (could somebody evict them already?)...

If you're wildly successful but all you focus on is what's going wrong (you're not alone)...

If you're sick of watching everybody else get ahead while you sit on the couch with your dog (don't bring your dog into this)...

...Mel dedicates this book to you.

Using her signature science-backed wisdom, deeply personal stories, and the real-life results that The High 5 Habit is creating in people's lives around the world (and you'll meet a lot of them throughout this book), Mel will teach you how to make believing in yourself a habit so that you operate with the confidence that your goals and dreams demand.

The High 5 Habit is a simple yet profound tool that changes your attitude, your mindset, and your behavior. So be prepared to laugh and learn as you take steps to immediately boost your confidence, happiness, and results.

It's time to give yourself the high fives, celebration, and support you deserve.

©2021 Mel Robbins (P)2021 Mel Robbins

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I was really excited for another Mel Robbins book

I have never left a 1 star review before.

I could not relate to this book at all. Mel keeps on saying "you feel like you're not good enough", "you think you're too fat", "you think it's your fault"... blah, blah, blah.

If you negative speak to yourself this is probably the book for you. If you don't negative speak, you might find it repetitive, draining and depressing... and you might find yourself saying "actually Mel, I don't".

I hated this book by chapter 5, but gave it one more go. I am returning it at chapter 6.

I really wanted to enjoy this book, but I guess I don't dislike myself enough. And that's fine by me.

I am sure it will help plenty of people though.

I will look forward to the next book instead.

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Self Help Junkie

I am the queen of self help books, audios; this one is different, listen or read on!
An honest, clever piece of work. Well done Mel… to your great success!
MC

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I cried about the painting too

I'll keep this short, I loved it. I am glad I got it on audible as your voice delivers this so well, especially the part about the painting, glad you didn't edit the emotion out.
Thank you for all your work and I have signed up to start the challenge in the morning although I've been doing it in every mirror I see.
For anyone sceptical, this woman has never let me down with her advice. There are things that I perhaps have other opinions on but that is normal.
I said I was keeping this shirt hahaha...

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This is amazing!

I've heard everything I needed to hear at this moment! My eyes were in tears at some points. Finnished the book in one day! Thank you, Mel!

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high 5 mel!!

loved this, smashed it out in 3 days which is good for me! I've just told my husband he needs to listen to it & as soon as he's finished I'm going to listen again. TBH when i started listening I thought, I don't really need this, I've been so good with my self care over the last year, its an integral part of my life & I feel too good to let it slip, but as the story progressed I got deeper & deeper, I realised I did need it, for the last few months I've bought a dream to life that I didn't realise was a dream! I'm now happier than I've ever been & with my new high 5 habit I'm going to realise that f***** dream. In April I'm going to have my very 1st art exhibition & I'm going to shave my head!!! Go me! thanks Mel, you rock xxx

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Aimed only at people with low self esteem...

I really tried to persevere with this book, but it's mainly aimed at people with very low self esteem - and that's not an issue I deal with. I'd suggest if you don't think you have self esteem issues avoid it. But if you have self esteem challenges explore it. Definitely not for me.

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Insightful and filled with honest,supportive tools

Even though I just completed the 4th chapter, the content of this book feels so honest and supportive.
I am the kind of person who need to understand the dynamics behind anything I learn new . By Mel explaining the science behind is helping me greatly to translate the content into actions and implement the tools in real life.

Thanks Mel for gluing the content in a practical and simple way!

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Mel is fantastic

I just love Mel Robbins. She is so real and speaks from experience. She is forward and no nonsense. You won’t be patronised or mollycoddled, but inspired and motivated. This title is just what you need, especially after the worst days of the pandemic, the isolation and the fear we experienced. I’ll never get tired of Mel. She inspires me every day.

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Best book, best performance!

I have laughed, felt thrilled, and cried my way through this audiobook.
I LOVE that Mel read it herself - it made it more real, and the part where picture finally finds its way to her, where she gets emotional - you can hear it, oh lord, I cried. Dear Audible, and every other audiobook publisher - please let the author be the one who narrates their own book - wow, it is SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL!
I am now using the High Five to my heart, and in the mirror - and I have taught it to my coaching clients.
This is truly life changing.
Thank you Mel ❤️

Love from Denmark 🇩🇰
Søs Irini Armyrantis
Life-coach and FlowGame host (game for deep, meaningful and transformational conversations that matter)

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Mel has done it again!

I am a huge fan on Mel Robbins, and I often listen to her audiobooks through the night (simply because I read that you take in a lot when you sleep). With this book, I couldn’t sleep through. It was as though Mel was speaking to me directly and she has something so very important to tell me. Although I have listened to all of Mel’s audiobook’s several times. This is the first one I have bought the physical book for and I love it. There is some real raw emotion in this book and parts that really made me laugh. I had high hopes for this book and I was not at all disappointed. The book came to me when I needed it the most. Brilliantly read, great relatable content and overall
inspirational book

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  • 05-10-21

Narrator issues.

This is basically a story about how accomplished this author is. She the most influential, most popular, most sought out, and so on and so on… it gets extremely over done hearing her continuing running through her accolades. She does different(annoying)voices in the narration, which were often mood killers. Essentially, we coulda saved 6 hours by her just saying, “look in the mirror, truly believe in yourself, and give yourself a high five when you look in the mirror.” The end.

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  • 03-10-21

Life Changing- this book is gift to yourself!

I began high 5ing myself in the mirror prior to reading this book (follower of Mel on social media) I felt "dumb" and stopped. I binged listened to this book- amazing listen - in 48 hours. I have started high 5ing me again- and I get it! Often with tears and smiles of new learning love for myself (like taking my first steps at 54 yrs young!)- I am again high 5ing myself every morning. I also high five my heart many times a day--something powerful is happening within me. I walked into an abusive hostile job 2 days ago and resigned. What's next? I am not sure- but it is going to be incredible- because- all of the sudden- I am the author of my path forward, not a victim of my past! Will it be easy? no way! But- "I got this!" Thank you Mel- you gave me hope and my wings to fly. I write this with fresh tears and a high five to you Mel Robbins- for the gift YOU have given to me. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-21

Best book of the year.

Loved the tools and science behind them with the right mix of the metaphysical. It is already helping me gain control of my daily battle with fear and anxiety.

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  • Robyn L. Coburn
  • 29-09-21

Fully actionable advice

Really enjoyed that all the steps are research driven and Mel explains the science clearly. Feels like easy to implement actions to create positive change and dovetails with her other programs.

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  • Tiffany Danilewicz
  • 30-09-21

love love love Mel. another winner 100%. thank you

You did it again girl! A book full of endless inspiration, motivation and stories and concepts that truly hit every single thing that's ever plagued and those that have truly delighted you in some way. A "must read/listen to", and a "must actually do" (high 5!). Incredibly relatable and such an amazing speaker, another 5 star audible, from the amazing "master of motivation" hahaha. 😉 😘 Well done!

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  • Malia F
  • 08-10-21

MEL hits a HOMERUN AGAIN!!!

You HAVE to read this book! It’s changed my life at 53 years old! Let me say, however, that the Audible version is the way to soak in all the scientifically backed knowledge by a motivational speaker! Of course you have to listen to it!
Thank you Mel for your books, I say Touchdown!

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  • Blessed777
  • 04-10-21

Best Audible Book in My Extensive Personal Development Library

I was entirely awestruck by the straightford wisdom in this book. Mel Robbins has not only done it again, she has outdone herself. 5 Stars is not enough.

Stephen Rue
Certified Life Coach, Attorney, and Author.

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  • Howard_a
  • 29-09-21

Give yourself a high-5!

I've been a fan of Mel Robbins ever since I got the "5 Second Rule" audiobook a few years ago. I've heard all of her books but I haven't followed her podcast. I saw one of her TV Shows, I think it was the first one, I really can't stand TV (in general,) but I love her books. So I pre-ordered this one months ago, and it finally came out and I'm glad I was between books so I can take it on right away. I love the chapters on jealousy and guilt are really well done and chapter 14 was just AWESOME! She couldn't even read it without tearing up! Just totally lovely! Overall the book provides great advice mainly for being kind to yourself. Self care & love cannot be expressed enough, and she nails it and makes it very actionable! She is very entertaining with her f-bombs in the audiobook, a little tamer in the Kindle version :-) I will try high 5'ing myself in the mirror and see how it goes!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-21

A great "How To Book" to get your life in order!

I have served in the US Army for over 20 years. and many of the tool Mel Robbins shared in this book are many of the same ones I have personally used to navigate during my career. Now as a small business owner, Mel has brought these tools and skills set back into my life. Much needed and right on time.
thank you Mrs. Robbins for this book. I am truly grateful.
Pat B.

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  • Sometimes I Buy Things
  • 01-10-21

Mel Robbins has done it again

Mel is one of my favorite self development speakers. She is authentic, real, and gives you REAL & ACTIONABLE advice. She covers every day problems and how we can conquer them with simple and easy tasks. She's also a great and engaging narrator for her book. She cheers you on and motivates you to try what she offers. Highly recommend!

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