Ep. 19: SUCCESS Chat With Mel Robbins

Uber, Etsy, Upwork, eBay—if you’ve ever transacted on one of these platforms, then this episode is for you. In the August issue of SUCCESS magazine, the editors tackle the growing entrepreneurship trend of what’s been called the gig economy or sharing economy, and now what we’re calling the YouEconomy. Shelby and Josh explain why we’re calling it the YouEconomy and what it means to the way we work, play and live our lives. Plus we get time with best-selling author and SUCCESS contributing editor Mel Robbins who knows a thing or two about taking control of your life and mapping your own destiny.


  • Flexible technology is what makes the YouEconomy possible. Market yourself or your businesses on social media and save money by building a digital storefront.
  • When it comes to doing something new, fear of failure and criticism tend to hold us back. Mel Robbins says she deals with negative feedback by understanding that she’s tweaking something in her life that most people desire in theirs—freedom.
  • Robbins’ Five-Second Rule is about acting on opportunity quickly. Josh talks about how he would apply the Five-Second Rule for success in dating and networking.
  • You don’t have to quit your job to join the YouEconomy. Shelby shares how taking small steps toward managing your time allows you to control your life as a YouEconomist.


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Favorite quote from this episode:

“One of the best things that you can do for your soul, that you can do for your bank account, that you can do for your future… is to listen to yourself and to pursue things that actually interest you.”

—Mel Robbins

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