Mel Robbins on Why Motivation Is Garbage | Impact Theory 2 years ago

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Mel Robbins is a powerhouse speaker with one of the top 20 TEDx talks in the world. This former criminal defense attorney turned on-air commentator and CNN contributor exposes the myth of motivation and explains how to make the micro-decisions that will launch you into success in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Impact Theory is a first-of-its-kind company designed to facilitate global change through the incubation of mission-based businesses and the cultivation of empowering content. Every piece of content Impact Theory creates is meant to underscore the company mission to free people from The Matrix and help them unlock their true potential. Impact Theory exists to inspire the next generation of game-changing companies and creators that will make a true and lasting impact on the world.

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SHOW NOTES
Mel explains why she thinks motivation is garbage. [2:31]

Mel talks about taking control of micro moments. [5:57]

Tom and Mel discuss the origin of her life’s work. [7:16]

Mel exposes the trap of the knowledge-action gap. [14:07]

Tom explains why he wore his NASA t-shirt. [16:07]

Mel describes the science behind the 5-second rule. [21:56]

Mel reveals how to outsmart your brain to further your goals. [23:42]

Mel debunks the myth that confidence is a personality trait. [29:00]

Tom and Mel talk about overcoming the habits of worrying, anxiety, and self-doubt. [31:44]

Mel spells out the body’s physiological response to agitation. [36:35]

Mel shares how she used an anchor thought to overcome her fear of flying. [41:56]

Mel talks about her course called The Million-dollar Morning. [45:25]


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Mel’s popular TEDx talk “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over” http://bit.ly/1dK6evy [1:13]

Mel’s inspirational news website Inspire 52 http://bit.ly/2k2ybXo [1:37]

Mel’s new book The 5 Second Rule http://amzn.to/2kNn4Rp [1:56]

The spotlight effect http://bit.ly/2kdu5OJ [5:22]

The sunk cost fallacy http://bit.ly/1hMFIoJ [9:15]

Metacognition, or thinking about what you’re thinking http://bit.ly/2kcWfZN [23:43]

The definition of habit loops http://stanford.io/2k2YdtH [24:25]

The storage center for feelings and emotions, Basal ganglia http://bit.ly/2kDPZYe [24:37]

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