Changing lives, 5 seconds at a time

first_imgMel Robbins is a dynamic CNN legal analyst, an entrepreneur, a sought-after personal development speaker whose message has changed (and even saved) lives, and a take-charge mother of three with a successful marriage.She’ll be the first to tell you it wasn’t always that way.In the wake of the financial crisis, Robbins had lost her job and her husband’s business was on the ropes—putting immense pressure on the family financially and pushing Robbins to the brink emotionally.She argued too much with her husband, snapped at her kids, drank too much, and did little to get back on her feet professionally.“It felt like everything I had worked toward was disappearing before my eyes and all my hopes and dreams had evaporated,” she says. “I was in a hole, and I had no idea how to get the courage or the confidence to get myself out of it.”The epiphany came one evening when Robbins watched a TV commercial that featured a countdown to a rocket launch. She committed on the spot to breaking the bad habit of maxing out her snooze button and taking the first step toward regaining control of her life. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Carroll facing lengthy lay-off

first_img Carroll, who is on loan from Tottenham, was hurt during England Under-21s’ 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic last Friday. He scored the only goal as England triumphed in Prague. Press Association Swansea’s England Under-21 international Tom Carroll faces up to six weeks on the sidelines due to ankle ligament damage.center_img A Swansea spokesman has confirmed that the 22-year-old midfielder is now expected to be out for between four and six weeks. Carroll has so far made 18 appearances for the Swans after joining them last summer on a season-long loan. Swansea manager Garry Monk, meanwhile, is understood to be awaiting results of a scan on winger Jefferson Montero, who reportedly suffered a muscle strain playing for Ecuador against Mexico last weekend. Swansea resume their Barclays Premier League on campaign on Saturday when they host Hull City. last_img read more