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114 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gretchen Rubin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gretchen Rubin, often where they are interviewed.

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114 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gretchen Rubin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gretchen Rubin, often where they are interviewed.

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Gretchen Rubin ON: How Understanding Your Habits Allows You to Thrive in Work, Love and Life

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Gretchen is an “Upholder”. She views inner and outer expectations as helpful and ease to maintain. An “Upholder” is one of the four “Rubin Tendencies” outlined in Gretchen Rubin’s book The Four Tendencies.

On this episode of On Purpose with Jay Shetty, Jay talks with author and speaker Gretchen Rubin about how understanding your own personality tendency can help you become more successful at work, love and life. Grethcen is the vastly popular author of The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, and The Four Tendencies. Take her Four Tendencies Quiz and let Jay and Gretchen know on Instagram which one you relate to most! PS. Jay is a rebel. 

Four Tendencies Quiz!: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/

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Jan 11 2021 · 1hr 6mins
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Growing Bolder: Gretchen Rubin; Larry McCool; Dig Into Community Gardens

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Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential voices in self help. She says it is possible to experience happiness, even in 2020 and in the midst of a global pandemic. She shares her tips for surviving this stressful year.

Then, health experts are warning we may see a “twindemic” this year when flu season collides with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to protect yourself and your family.

Also in this episode, there is no question that social ties create positive health effects and something as simple as a community garden can be the catalyst that brings a building full of strangers together. Learn what happened when neighbors started working together toward a common goal, raising plants and growing friendships in the process.

And finally, we’re going to introduce you to someone who has stood up for the rights of others his entire life. Larry McCool is still right in the middle of things, showing up at protests with his “No Drama Llama” Caesar. McCool explains how animals can not only light up your life, they can have an extraordinary effect on sad and tense situations.

Jan 10 2021 · 52mins

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How to Hack Happiness With Gretchen Rubin (RECAST)

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Gretchen Rubin practically invented the concept of hacking your happiness. She's the author of The Happiness Project, host of the podcast Happier with Grethen Rubin, and for years has been exploring the good habits that bring joy to everyday life. She's here to chat about how we can get happy and stay that way. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow

Jan 04 2021 · 1hr
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Gretchen Rubin | From the Vault

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Gretchen Rubin is a bestselling author and podcaster whose area of expertise is happiness and she joins me on the podcast to unpick how to navigate a path towards happiness.

This episode was recorded in December 2017 and I had time with Gretchen to discuss her book The Four Tendencies, which gives insight into four personality types based on how we react to internal and external expectations.

Not only is it an interesting way to understand oneself, it also offers valuable insight into how other people process the world.

In this conversation, @gretchenrubin and I discuss:

  • Why she’s a ‘happiness bully’ but how that has helped her find her own happiness and help others find theirs.
  • How we can better our personality by interrogating how we react to inner and outer expectations, as explored in her book The Four Tendencies.
  • How to know if your tendency is one of a questioner, obliger, rebel or upholder.
  • Why, when our basic needs are met, we can then explore what happiness means to us.
  • How times of stress, change and anxiety can affect our happiness.
  • Why 50% of our happiness is genetic (and what the other 50% is made of).
  • How meeting Oprah impacted her and her work.

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Dec 18 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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3. How to Make Better Decisions with Gretchen Rubin

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Gretchen Rubin, 5-times New York Times Best-Seller, an award-winning podcaster, and speaker, discusses her latest book, "The Four Tendencies." 

This episode explores the four personality profiles identified in her book: the upholders, the questionnaires, the obligers, the rebels, and how they respond to their inner and outer expectations. 

By understanding your profile, you can improve your productivity, your life, and the lives of those around you. 

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Nov 12 2020 · 33mins
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Gretchen Rubin: ...that decluttering would lead to a happier life

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The pandemic has all of us staying home more and perhaps being bothered more by the clutter in our homes. Clearing our messes can actually lead to more happiness. On this episode, we talk to Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling author of 'Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness;, . She is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. In this interview, she shares insights, strategies, stories, and tips that will help you understand yourself and create a better, more organized life.


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Nov 08 2020 · 36mins
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Gretchen Rubin on Finding Your Highest Point of Contribution

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Gretchen Rubin (author, The Happiness Project) shares her insight and work on human nature. Her and Greg discuss some of their own creative motivations, understanding different types of personalities, and the importance of relationships and self-knowledge in leading a happier life.

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Oct 26 2020 · 33mins
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The Loopholes That Destroy Our Ability to Form Habits, with Gretchen Rubin

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#278: Does this sound like you?

You want to exercise, but you can never find the time for a workout. Eventually, you grow tired of putting exercise off. You commit to working out every morning. You become so enthusiastic, you buy new gym clothes for the occasion.

Your enthusiasm carries you for five days, and on day six, you’re swamped with work. You promise yourself you’ll exercise tomorrow - after all, taking a break for one day won’t hurt. And then … you never get back on the wagon. The cycle repeats.

Most habits and routines start with good intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough to carry you through tough times. Good intentions aren’t enough to overcome the excuses you’ll make, either.

That’s what today’s guest, Gretchen Rubin, is here to explore.

Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, and The Four Tendencies. She joins us on the podcast to discuss the loopholes that we use - the excuses that we make - when it comes to breaking bad habits and forming good habits. Why is this important? The more aware we are of loopholes, the better we can resist them.

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Sep 29 2020 · 1hr 16mins
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Gretchen Rubin Stays Positive

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What makes us happy? How do we even define happiness? There’s perhaps no one better to answer those questions than Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling author of The Happiness Project and host of Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She and Carla talk about how to stay positive in these uncertain times, and how it’s never too late in life to say yes to something new. This week’s ingredient: Do something you loved to do when you were a kid. 

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Sep 29 2020 · 39mins
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The Tendencies that Make You Happier & More Effective — Gretchen Rubin

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In the world of productivity hacking and self-help, Gretchen Rubin needs little introduction. She’s a nationally acclaimed author who writes popular books about habit change and happiness. In fact, her books have sold millions and have been on the New York Times best seller list numerous times.
Gretchen draws from cutting edge research, tried and true wisdom and her own life experience, but she also isn’t afraid to admit that she herself is not an expert. She’s not a scientist, but she writes about topics that have a scientific edge. She has become one of the country’s top thinkers on happiness and human nature.
We cover a lot of ground in this interview, and talk discuss her framework The Four Tendencies because of how much it impacted me. It’s about how people respond to expectations. In this episode, you’ll learn why self-knowledge is the key to a better life, and how knowing your tendency can revolutionize the way you work and live.
You’ll love this episode, heroine, it’s a great one.
Sep 03 2020 · 45mins