Episode 133: Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than BeforeThe Happiness Project and Happier at HomeShe has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On 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.” Her podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015” and was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016.” BuzzFeed listed Happier in 10 Life-Changing Things to Try in June and the New Yorker said, “Their voices remind you that life is a human project that we’re all experimenting with.” The podcast consistently ranks in the iTunes Top Charts.

Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Show notes:

  • New video released this week! Check out my YouTube channel to watch
  • How Gretchen started her career in law and realized she wanted to be a writer
  • When she worked on a proposal, got an agent and started writing ever since
  • How she became interested in human nature in pursuit of understanding how people work
  • Gretchen didn’t feel fearful transitioning from a lawyer to a writer because she knew so much what she wanted to write
  • The difference between happiness and joy (does it even matter?)
  • Why it’s more important to focus on how to be happier than finding out what happiness “really is”
  • She shares different ways on how to process information
  • Why she loves Agatha Christie’s Autobiography
  • The truth about using rewards
  • The Four Tendencies Framework explained (which one are you?)
  • Find out your own tendency HERE
  • Download the Better App HERE
  • The beauty about novelty and challenge
  • Discussion on Mark Manson’s Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • How self-knowledge can result to a more productive, more creative and happier life
  • Make the perfect hard-boiled eggs with Krups Egg Cooker
  • Must-read books:

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