The Next Five Seconds are Most Important #mgtab @Mimisgang1 #RachelleAyala

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GO!

How many of you make a good decision and get up right away and get going? If you’re like me, you might think about it some more or put it off until you have more energy. You might decide you need more time or get distracted by something else.

However, research shows that the NEXT FIVE SECONDS are the most important five seconds of your life because you can only ACT in the present plus the next five seconds before something else pops up and kills the impulse.

Mel Robbins gave an excellent Ted Talk on forcing yourself to do what you know you want and need to do, and do it on impulse within five seconds. Don’t sit there and talk to yourself that you need to do it. Don’t think about how to do it. Don’t look up all the ways you could do it, and definitely don’t spend the rest of the day thinking or regretting how you could have done it.

Before you can countdown from five to one, get up and physically push yourself to do what you have decided you need to do. Instead, countdown, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … and get up and go.

Mel calls it activation energy. You need a physical push toward your elusive goals by taking action—not only visualizing or self-talk or mulling, but activating your body to make it real.

“It’s your job to make yourself do the crap you don’t want to do, so you can be everything that you’re supposed to be.” – Mel Robbins

Watch Mel Robbins’s Ted Talk: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

What is something you’ve been putting off and meaning to start, any time now?

Decide to do it, and then countdown 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and go for it.

This year, I decided to wake up positive every morning. If I get a little anxiety when I wake, I countdown 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and say a prayer, thanking God that he’s blessed me to see another day. I count the people and situations I’m grateful for and I don’t allow anxiety and worry to take over. I can’t help the waking up with a pounding heart, but I surely can change the next five seconds afterwards.

I also wrote and published eight books, including a book about Bitcoin (Smart Woman’s Guide to Bitcoin). How many times in the past did I “think” about Bitcoin, ask others about it, mull over it, and didn’t take the plunge? Well an old dog can learn new tricks and this year, I learned about cryptocurrency and decided to pass on what I learned to others in an easy-to-understand accessible way.

I had the impulse 3 days before November 1st to join Nanowrimo 2021 and write a complete novel in thirty days. Each day, I knew I had to add to my story, so 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … I opened up my document and put in the words. Lastly, being a writer means a lot of sitting down. I knew I needed more exercise and moving my legs during the day to prevent blood clots. My friend, Stacy, has a under the desk pedal “bike.” I thought about it too much until finally, I went and got one. Now, when I want to rest my eyes or my hands, I pick up a book and sit at the table and pedal.

What have you been putting off? Five seconds …

Books I wrote this year …

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I’m having a sale for Dottie’s Christmas Wish (99c the month of December). It’s a sweet and magical single father romance with a cheerful mail carrier who finds a little girl lost at the side of an icy creek. She didn’t wait five seconds before doing what she needed to do, get the girl to safety and call her dad. It was inspired by a real life story of a mail carrier who found a lost child in the snow.

Dottie’s Christmas Wish
All Merry Jolly wants is to make Dr. Colton Dale smile. All his daughter, Dottie, wants is a dog. Will Christmas wishes come true for three lonely hearts?

How about you? What will you do in the next five seconds? It could be life-changing!

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Where were you when you first heard of Bitcoin?

If you’re like me, you probably thought it was money for a computer game or something boys did when betting on sports. Or maybe you heard of someone making and losing a lot of money on it, and you steered clear of it.

I first became interested in Bitcoin when the governments all around word started printing money in the middle of the pandemic. Suddenly, trillions and trillions of dollars flooded the economy. It was supposed to stimulate the recovery and create jobs for people who lost their jobs. It was supposed to help common folks make ends meet and give people an opportunity to improve their lives.

Instead, all that money [liquidity] flowed into the stock markets and the real estate market. Prices shot skyhigh and people were still out of work. Oil prices skyrocketed, lumber prices went through the roof, and the inflation rate just came out at an eye-popping 5%.

What does this have to do with Bitcoin? Well, it made me investigate Bitcoin’s claim of being digital gold, something that doesn’t inflate or devaluate. And that led me to figure out what sound money is. It’s money that keeps its value. Money that doesn’t lose purchasing power.

Did you know that every time they print money? When they create dollars out of thin air, that they are stealing from all of us? That our existing dollars become worth less? That inflation is a stealth tax on everyone, and extremely regressive? Meaning it hurts the lower class worse since they don’t own assets [real estate, stocks, and commodities]. It hurts those with fixed incomes, living on Social Security, getting a paycheck that doesn’t keep up with inflation, trying to keep their heads above water.

Well, it turns out Bitcoin is a non-inflating currency, and it is enforced on a decentralized network of computers by mathematical properties in such a way that no one can “print” more of it. There will ever be a fixed number of Bitcoin, and it can be used to store monetary value and help people who are disenfranchised by the traditional financial system be able to keep what they earn. The country of El Salvador became the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender in an effort to lift its citizens out of poverty.

So, if you haven’t heard of Bitcoin before, or you’re curious about it, then please look into it more, because it can hedge your financial health against all of the “money-printing” central banking system. I felt this was so important, that instead of writing my next romance, I wrote a book to help you take a deeper look at Bitcoin. I made it understandable and skipped the hype. My book is a common sense approach to taking a closer look so you can make your own decision, or at least understand what all the conversation and debate is about.

This book is for the busy woman who wants to discover Bitcoin and understand enough of its mathematics and technology in order to gain conviction on how she’ll relate to Bitcoin.

  • You will learn about sound and unsound money, and why Bitcoin can never be inflated.
  • You will understand the way Bitcoin is created and why it is stronger and more secure than other cryptocurrencies.
  • You will get an introduction on ways to invite Bitcoin into your life: exchanges, wallets, payment systems, affiliate rewards, and tax considerations.
  • You will also get a dose of Bitcoin FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) and explore reasons why Bitcoin might not be the right date for you.
  • Finally, you will be treated to a short list of influential women in the Bitcoin space to inspire you and let you know what can be done with Bitcoin to make the world a more equitable and inclusive place.

Good luck and happy Bitcoining!