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Gretchen Rubin

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Latest 28 May 2022 | Updated Daily

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How You Can Boost Your Energy, Focus & Happiness In 5 Minutes or Less with Gretchen Rubin

The Science of Success

In this episode we discuss how to boost your energy, focus, and happiness in 5 minutes or less using a dead simple strategy anyone can apply right away. We explore the power of self knowledge and why it’s one of the cornerstones of success in any area of life, and we uncover several powerfully uncomfortable questions we can ask ourselves to be happier, healthier and more productive with our guest Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen Rubin is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and The Four Tendencies and her latest book is Outer Order Inner Calm. She’s appeared on TV outlets such as the Today show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday Morning, and more. She’s also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and many more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


19 May 2022

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Gretchen Rubin | How to Be Happier

Positive University Podcast

Welcome to Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast. Today Jon is joined by bestselling author Gretchen Rubin for a conversation about proven ways to be happier. It's really fascinating because Gretchen dives into the research and shows how being happier isn't a one size fits all approach but there are things you can do to become happier.   Learn more about Gretchen, her books (including "The Happiness Project") and more at https://gretchenrubin.com/books/   If you enjoy this, let us know. Share your favorite takeaways on social and tag Jon (@jongordon11) and Gretchen (@gretchenrubin). We'll pick a few people who post to win a copy of Gretchen's book The Happiness Project.


15 May 2022

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Gretchen Rubin on the Key to Happiness Is Knowing Yourself EP 134

Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Gretchen Rubin - The Key to Happiness Is Knowing Yourself | Brought to you by Babbel (https://babbel.com/passionstruck and Trade Coffee (https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck). Gretchen Rubin is an expert on understanding human nature and being able to explain complex emotional topics in easy-to-digest ways. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, Outer Order Inner Calm, and Happier at Home. Gretchen has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three and a half million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.The Key to Happiness is Knowing YourselfOn her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they’ve been called the “Click and Clack of podcasters.” Fast Company named Gretchen to its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she’s a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100. She’s been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, and eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman. On the Passion Struck podcast I discuss with Gretchen the life lessons she learned clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. How during that clerkship she realized that her purpose was to become a writer and not a lawyer. How the study of human nature became her purpose and the key to knowing yourself. The difference between happiness and being happy. Her views on how negative experiences influence our happiness. The importance of decluttering our lives and why doing so brings us more joy, building habits, the key role they play in building happiness and so much more.Sponsors:* Babbel is the new way to learn a foreign language. Save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to https://babbel.com/PASSIONSTRUCK. * Enjoy great coffee with Trade. Get a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck. Time Stamps0:00 Announcements and introducing Gretchen Rubin 4:20 Clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Conner 6:29 What led Gretchen Rubin to be a writer? 9:15 Why understanding human nature became Gretchen Rubin's passion 10:43 The keys to knowing yourself 14:08 The difference between happiness and being happier 15:59 Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast 23:15 The important role of negative experiences 26:44 How does one identify the priorities in their lives? 32:30 Don't reject your life, change your life 34:30 The role of habit formation on happiness 37:30 What are the two types of expectations we all face? 42:50 Gretchen Rubin's the happier app 46:00 Disproportionate connection between outer order and inner calm 48:00 Rapid Round of Questions 51:30 Episode wrap up and synthesisStay Connected with Gretchen Rubin* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GretchenRubin * Twitter: https://twitter.com/gretchenrubin * LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenrubin/ * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GretchenRubinNY * Happier App: https://thehappierapp.com/Links from the show* Books by Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project Happier at Home Inner Order Outer Calm The Four Tendencies Better Than Before * Interview with Susan Cain * Interview with Astronaut Nicole Stott *Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg *Solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA *Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ Follow John on the Socials:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/ Blog: https://johnrmiles.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/ -- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.


9 May 2022

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SPS 149: The 4 Tendencies of Bestselling Authors & Writing Great Books with Gretchen Rubin

Self Publishing School : How To Write A Book That Grows Your Impact, Income, And Business

Today's interview is a fun one with the ever so talented Gretchen Rubin! Gretchen is the author of The Four Tendencies, The Happiness Project, many other books, and the host of the Happier podcast. In this interview, we talk about: -How Gretchen broke out of writing stigma to write the books she wanted to write (and finally saw herself as an author) -How reading fiction helps her write better nonfiction books -A sneak peak at her new book. How she's structuring it and how she approaches book structure -The “no note card left behind” problem and how to avoid it as an author -Why she wrote 3 novels and scrapped them -Why you should create a quiz with your book to help sell more books ...and sooo much more! Gretchen is a wealth of knowledge and a blast to talk with. Don't miss this interview!


23 Mar 2022

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Books Connect Us

Arthur C. Brooks is the author of the instant bestseller FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, which is a roadmap for finding purpose, meaning, and success as we age. Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom—as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women—Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. Gretchen Rubin is the author of many books, including the blockbusters OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM; THE FOUR TENDENCIES; and THE HAPPINESS PROJECT. In this special episode, Arthur C. Brooks and Gretchen Rubin have an in-depth conversation about aging, productivity, and how to set yourself up for happiness throughout life.


14 Mar 2022

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Create Outer Order & Feel Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Millennial Minimalists

Kelly is joined by five-time New York Times bestselling author and award-winning podcaster and speaker, Gretchen Rubin to help you declutter your life and feel happier each day.Together they discuss insights from Gretchen's best-seller, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness,” to help you get your possessions under control and avoid needless buys.   Gretchen argues that when you create outer order, you will feel greater inner calm, focus, and possibility.You will learn how to adopt healthier habits and make better decisions so that you can design a happier and more productive every day. GretchenRubin.com The Four Tendencies Quiz Memento Keepsake Journal Podcast: Happier with Gretchen Rubin

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24 Jan 2022

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BEST OF: Creating happiness through habit with Gretchen Rubin

How I Work

**BEST OF 2021** Gretchen Rubin has dedicated the last ten years to researching and exploring how to be happier. And she’s discovered just how debilitating distraction can be - for both productivity and joy.  Gretchen has self-tested every habit under the sun, and shares which practices to incorporate into your workflow to bolster that joy… and crucially, gives insight into which ones don’t work for her. She also shares how we can help our kids create better habits.  She’s also created her own Twelve Commandments to help guide her in staying authentically Gretchen. Gretchen’s the host of popular weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and the author of several books including The Happiness Project, Outer Order Inner Calm, The Four Tendencies, and Happier at Home.  Connect with Gretchen on Twitter, Linkedin or through her website  Connect with me on the socials: Linkedin Twitter Instagram If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au CREDITS Produced by Inventium Host: Amantha Imber Production Support from Deadset Studios Episode producers: Jenna Koda and Liam Riordan Sound Engineer: Martin Imber


5 Jan 2022

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The Happiness Project: Gretchen Rubin

That's What She Said with Sarah Spain

Listen to Sarah's conversation with author Gretchen Rubin for useful tips about habit forming that can lead to greater happiness. Plus, Sarah is trying to assemble a crew for 2022. Details on how you can be a part of it are within this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


4 Jan 2022

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450: A Realistic Approach to Sustaining Your Unique Happiness | Gretchen Rubin

Conquer Local with George Leith

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project. Her books have sold over 3.5 million copies and have been published in more than thirty languages. Her "Four Tendencies" personality framework on sustaining happiness divides people into Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. More than 500,000 people have taken the quiz to figure out which tendency they hold, and you can to here. Millions of people read her blog each year, where she reports on her daily adventures in the pursuit of happiness and habits. As you can probably tell, Gretchen is the real deal and we could go on and on. The last note is that listening to her podcast Happier with "Gretchen Rubin" has been referred to as "one of the 10 life-changing things to do" by BuzzFeed.Gretchen dives into her Four Tendencies framework, going over how you can self-assess and determine which one you fall under. This is determined by how you react to internal and external expectations and frames routine in a way that we've never experienced before. Why is this so important? It directly relates to your happiness. How often are you trying to mimic others' routines and processes for finding happiness and success? As you listen to this episode, debrief. Be honest with yourself and be confident. Do you hold yourself accountable? Or do you find motivation in knowing that an external party is counting on you? Consider this and the much deeper dive within the episode, and let's find a little more happiness moving into 2022. Gretchen Rubin and your host, George Leith leave you with some insights into your own happiness and some very realistic measures you can take to make your personal happiness not only more attainable but sustainable.Conquer Local is presented by Vendasta. We have proudly served 5+ million local businesses through 50,000+ channel partners. Learn more about Vendasta and we can help you build your dream agency or learn more about Vendasta’s Affiliate Program and how our listeners (like yourself) are making up to $10,000 off referrals.Are you an entrepreneur, salesperson, or marketer? Keep the learning going in the Conquer Local Academy.


22 Dec 2021

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Gretchen Rubin: ...that outer order creates inner calm

Nobody Told Me!

The pandemic gave us plenty of time to online shop...maybe too much! If you need inspiration to reorganize, you're going to love this episode. 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.***Thanks to our sponsors of this episode!--> Bitefull Box: the quarterly subscription box putting tomorrow’s healthy pantry staples on your shelf today. Go to http://www.bitefullbox.com and use code TELLME25 for 25% off your purchase.--> Magic Mind: a magical 2oz shot designed to replace energy drinks and coffee! It's made up of 12 active ingredients designed to stimulate focus, creativity, energy, and motivation while decreasing stress, oxidation, and inflammation in the body. Go to http://www.magicmind.co and use code NOBODY20 for 20% off your order.--> Truebill: the easiest way to find subscriptions, manage bills, and even cancel recurring charges with a single click. Start canceling today at http://www.truebill.com/nobodytoldme.--> Ritual: experience the expertly-developed vitamin designed to fill the gaps in your diet designed only with the nutrients you need, in forms your body can actually use. Go to http://www.ritual.com/ntm to get 10% off your first three months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


22 Nov 2021