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You can change your life and Mel Robbins will show you how.

Mel is in a category all her own. As one of the most widely booked and followed podcast hosts and authors in the world, she’s sought after by the world’s leading brands and medical professionals for her research-backed tools and motivation. And, at the same time, Mel has amassed millions of followers online, with her advice going viral online almost daily.

Her female-led media company produces provocative, life-changing content, with millions of books sold, billions of video views, six #1 audiobooks, and the #1 podcast on Audible. Her work has been translated into 41 languages and has changed the lives of millions of people worldwide.

And despite all that, Mel is one of the most down to earth and relatable people you’ll ever know.

Probably because she learned everything she teaches the hard way: by first screwing up her own life, and out of necessity, discovering the tools and research that transformed her life and got her to where she is today.

In the Mel Robbins Podcast, Mel gets more personal than ever, welcoming you into her life and taking you behind the scenes in real time. Every episode is packed with deeply relatable topics, tactical advice, hilarious screwups, compelling conversations, and the tools and inspiration you need to create a better life.

Tune in and buckle up – your life is about to change. New episodes of The Mel Robbins Podcast drop every Monday and Thursday.

To learn more about Mel, go deeper into every episode, find the resources and research she mentions, or submit a topic or question, check out www.melrobbins.com

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You can change your life and Mel Robbins will show you how.

Mel is in a category all her own. As one of the most widely booked and followed podcast hosts and authors in the world, she’s sought after by the world’s leading brands and medical professionals for her research-backed tools and motivation. And, at the same time, Mel has amassed millions of followers online, with her advice going viral online almost daily.

Her female-led media company produces provocative, life-changing content, with millions of books sold, billions of video views, six #1 audiobooks, and the #1 podcast on Audible. Her work has been translated into 41 languages and has changed the lives of millions of people worldwide.

And despite all that, Mel is one of the most down to earth and relatable people you’ll ever know.

Probably because she learned everything she teaches the hard way: by first screwing up her own life, and out of necessity, discovering the tools and research that transformed her life and got her to where she is today.

In the Mel Robbins Podcast, Mel gets more personal than ever, welcoming you into her life and taking you behind the scenes in real time. Every episode is packed with deeply relatable topics, tactical advice, hilarious screwups, compelling conversations, and the tools and inspiration you need to create a better life.

Tune in and buckle up – your life is about to change. New episodes of The Mel Robbins Podcast drop every Monday and Thursday.

To learn more about Mel, go deeper into every episode, find the resources and research she mentions, or submit a topic or question, check out www.melrobbins.com

    You’ll Never Be Truly Happy Until You Start Doing This

    You’ll Never Be Truly Happy Until You Start Doing This

    I was lying in bed one morning, and all of a sudden it hit me…

    If I ever want to be truly happy, I have to stop doing THIS.

    So do you.

    What is this thing we need to stop doing?

    I call it the “Campaign of Misery.” 

    In the background of your mind, there’s a campaign of misery running on a loop. And until you stop it, you will never experience the happiness, joy and contentment you deserve.

    I promise you - it is there. In the background - talking to you all the time.

    This is the missing piece to true happiness.

    When you remove the campaign of misery, you create room for joy.

    I recorded this episode the same morning I had this profound insight.  What you're about to hear is a conversation with me and two friends and colleagues, Amy and Jessie. Pull up a seat at the kitchen table; I want you to hear me unpacking this breakthrough about happiness in real time.

    My two friends saw their “campaign of misery” immediately and started describing in detail the ridiculous ways they torture themselves. You’ll laugh, you’ll nod along, and you might even cry a little. We sure did.

    Because when you realize how much you rob yourself of the happiness you deserve, it is sad.

    I always say, this isn’t just a listening podcast, it’s a doing podcast. So by the end, there’s something specific I will be asking you to do with us while you listen.

    In three simple steps, you will join us as we put down the sword, grab a book of matches, and pick up the pen to write new default programming into our minds.

    Don’t worry, I’ll explain why you need matches near the end of the episode.

    And you’ll be so happy that I did.

    You have the power to change the way you think and the way you talk to yourself. You have the power to stop seeing all the reasons your life is hard and teach yourself to see how this could be easier.

    Yes, you can be happy.

    You can be content.

    But first, you have to stop making yourself miserable. Let’s support one another on this.

    If we fight this battle for happiness together, side-by-side, I am certain we will win.

    Xo Mel

    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    What happens when you get caught up in your stories
    My profound breakthrough around the importance of mindfulness
    How to start celebrating yourself right now, no matter your mindset
    The 3 incredibly powerful mindset hacks I did with my friends and colleagues, Amy & Jessie

    Go deeper:

    Do you want to create a better morning routine? Join my free 5-day Wake Up Challenge and I’ll coach day by day on setting your day up for success here.

    Morning Pages inspired by Julia Cameron: The Artist’s Way

    For complete show notes, click here.

    • 52 min
    The “It” Factor: How to Hack Charisma & Use Body Language to Boost Your Influence, Income, and Impact

    The “It” Factor: How to Hack Charisma & Use Body Language to Boost Your Influence, Income, and Impact

    Buckle up and get ready to take notes because this episode is a masterclass.

    The tools you’re about to learn will help you become more confident, influential, and even make more money.

    Today, we’re talking about The “It” Factor.

    Some people just seem to have IT, right?

    When I think of The It Factor, people like Oprah, The Rock, Taylor Swift, the Dalai Lama, and Martin Luther King, Jr. come to mind.

    These people make you want to lean in, join in, and learn more.

    So today we’re asking…

    What is “It” that some people have that makes us automatically trust and like them?

    And, more importantly, how can you get it?

    Here to answer that question is Vanessa Van Edwards, a best-selling author, researcher, and founder of the behavior lab The Science of People.

    I cannot wait for you to dig into what she has researched.

    Turns out The It Factor has another name: charisma.

    And the good news?

    YOU can learn how to have charisma, starting today.

    You’re going to want to. Research finds that charismatic people are more influential, earn a higher income, and have a bigger impact at work, in their communities, and in their relationships.

    The secret to hacking it? Social cues, like body language and the way you speak.

    That’s why today’s episode is a masterclass.

    You’ll learn…
    Shocking research from Princeton about how people size you up
    3 things you must do in the first 10 seconds of a Zoom call
    Tips for nailing an interview
    The major mistake you’re making as you speak
    How to ask for a raise
    A simple test that will help you figure out how charismatic you are
    Why you never want to fake a smile
    Tips for charisma for introverts
    Why a second impression is as important as the first

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Today’s episode is jam-packed with simple, tactical research and tools that will help you and anyone you care about develop the skill of charisma.

    And you deserve that.

    Xo Mel

    Join the free 5-day Wake Up Challenge with me and master your morning routine here.

    All show notes for this episode can be found at melrobbins.com/podcast

    Check out the video version of this podcast on my YouTube channel here.

    • 51 min
    How Do I Learn to Love Myself, Really?

    How Do I Learn to Love Myself, Really?

    Whatever you're doing right now, stop and make time for this conversation.

    Every single day, I get questions from listeners about self-love, self-hatred, and what it actually means to like yourself.

    I understand why it’s confusing.

    The topic of self-love is so broad, and there is very little actionable advice on how exactly you learn to like yourself, especially if you’ve spent your whole life being hard on yourself.

    So don’t worry, I’ve decided to attack this topic of self-love in a completely unique, surprising, and tactical manner. This is also one of the most personal episodes I’ve released because I’m inviting you to join a conversation I’m having with our 17-year-old son, Oakley.

    This is not a “podcast interview.” This is an intimate conversation between a mother and a son about the most important topic you could discuss: self-love.

    When Oakley was in middle school, he hated himself, and as his mom, it was awful to see him so lonely and sad. In today’s conversation, he shares things with me about this time in his life that I never knew.

    And more importantly, we unpack the moment he had an epiphany that changed everything.

    You will absolutely relate to everything he shares and his reflections about it.

    I’m so proud to share this conversation with you. You will be blown away because you’ll not only feel like you’re part of our family, but we’re also welcoming you into our hearts.

    You will laugh out loud, even though your heart might break a little. And by the end of it, you’ll have not only wisdom, but also a couple of simple tools to help you learn how to like yourself a little more.

    This conversation is a must-listen for EVERYONE in your life. And especially for young adults because when they hear these insights from someone their age, it’s way more compelling than getting advice from an adult.

    I do want to be up front about one thing: Oakley is 17 and like most 17-year-olds, whether they do it in front of you or not, he has a case of the F’s, meaning he drops the F-word a fair number of times, and I made a decision to record it as is and allow him to speak freely.

    And, I just can’t emphasize enough how much insight this is going to give you into your own relationship with yourself.

    I hope you will make the time to spend a half hour with the two of us, because I know you will leave feeling seen, understood, and liking yourself a little better.

    I cannot wait to hear what you learn.


    Xo Mel


    For complete show notes, go to melrobbins.com

    • 35 min
    How to Have More Fun: A Guide to Enjoying the Holidays

    How to Have More Fun: A Guide to Enjoying the Holidays

    I want you to get serious about inserting fun back into the holidays this year.

    It might seem odd to have an entire conversation about fun. But here’s why we have to: most of us aren’t having any.

    In fact, it’s gotten so bad that researchers have a term for it: “a fun drought.” You’re not alone – 97% of people want to have more fun.

    And wouldn’t it be fabulous if you had an absolute blast with your family this holiday season?

    It is possible. And you’re just the person to make it happen.

    On the topic of family, I find it interesting that most of the advice out there is focused on toxic family dynamics and boundaries. If your family is that toxic, the only thing you need to do is make other plans. You’re not required to spend time with them.

    But… if you are planning to spend time with family during the holidays, make this the year you bring the fun.

    Fun breaks up old dynamics, fun draws people out of their shells, and fun gives you something to talk about other than the weather and how the school year is going.

    And laughter is not only great medicine, but it also makes you happier and strengthens your relationships with those you’re having fun with!

    Today you and I are getting serious about fun.

    In this episode, you’re going to learn the 3 things that get in the way of you having fun – the biggest one being that you don’t plan for it.

    So, we are going to discuss how to plan for and have more fun, and I’ll give you all kinds of ideas to consider.

    This is the perfect episode to listen to with your family if you’re traveling. It’s appropriate for all ages.

    So shake off the dread and pull out the party hats. I’m on a mission to inspire you to have more fun.

    Xo Mel

    For complete show notes, go to melrobbins.com

    • 32 min
    The Secret to Stopping Fear & Anxiety (That Actually Works)

    The Secret to Stopping Fear & Anxiety (That Actually Works)

    I used simple research from Harvard Business School and UCLA to tame my fear of public speaking and become one of the most successful keynote speakers in the world.

    I used this same tool to overcome my fear of flying.

    If nerves or fear are holding you back from applying for that promotion, asking someone on a date, speaking up at a meeting, or traveling to another part of the world, this brain hack will change your life.

    Your fears make your life small. Your nerves limit your potential. Your anxiety robs you of happiness and confidence.

    Today on the podcast, you’ll hear me coach someone through one of her biggest fears.

    You’ll hear the hilarious ways I used to cope with my fears and you’ll also learn why telling someone to calm down never works.

    You’ll leave this episode with a 4-step tool that you can apply to your life the moment you learn it.

    Stop letting your fear make your life small.

    Board that plane, step onto that stage, apply for that promotion, and never let your nerves stop you from living your life the way that you want to again.

    And please, share this episode not only with people you love, but particularly with all the young adults in your life, because research shows that this tool not only helps you tame your anxiety – it also helps you perform better on tests, be a better athlete, and compete at a higher level in academic competitions.

    Xo Mel

    For complete show notes, go to melrobbins.com

    • 53 min
    How to Improve Any Relationship: The 4 Attachment Styles You Need to Know & Tools to Become More Secure

    How to Improve Any Relationship: The 4 Attachment Styles You Need to Know & Tools to Become More Secure

    What if you could show up in any relationship feeling secure, exactly as you are?

    You didn’t have to overthink every text you sent.

    You wouldn’t have to play the dating games.

    If somebody ghosted you, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

    Well I’m here to tell you today that you CAN be that person.

    Meet the phenomenal Dr. Marisa Franco, New York Times bestselling author of “Platonic” and expert on attachment theory.

    Today, we’re shining a light on your attachment style.

    What is an attachment style?

    Simple. It’s a framework backed by decades of research that will help you understand how you show up in relationships.

    There are 4 attachment styles, and whether you’re aware of it or not, you default to one of them.

    If you have a hard time setting boundaries with family members…

    If you keep dating the same kind of people…

    If you cling to relationships that have long expired…

    Or if you’ve never been able to connect with someone on a deeply emotional level.

    Blame your attachment style.

    And here’s the good news: when you understand attachment theory, you can change your default attachment style and become more secure, which leads to happier and healthier relationships.

    You deserve that, which is why this episode is for you.

    Today, Dr. Franco breaks down the 4 attachment styles that make or break your relationships, AND the powerful tools you can use to improve them.

    Once you understand your attachment style, you’ll have a lens through which to improve absolutely every relationship, especially the one you have with yourself.

    Because at the deepest level, becoming more secure is about allowing love in.

    Xo Mel

    PS: One way to let more love in is to get in touch with your big dreams. Let me help you with a free journal guide: melrobbins.com/dreambig

    For complete show notes, go to melrobbins.com

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Desert Rat 🖤 ,

Heck yeah Christmas crowns!

I can’t wait to bring the party to Christmas. I’ve been wanting this for years. Very motivating

marymcg531 ,

Incredible

This podcast has literally been life changing. I have a totally new perspective when interacting with other people and listening to my inner voice. HIGHLY recommend!!!

NH-Susie-Knitter ,

Wonderful Show

I’ve only listened to three episodes but I’m enjoying the topics and how it’s presented. Thanks Mel. The topics are timely for my journey and I thank you Mel for the great guests you have on the show. Reccomend!!

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