Today’s episode features one of my favorite thinkers, Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity. In fact, when we sat down previously as part of the 30 Days of Genius series, her concept of sprinters vs marathoners was a bit unlock for my team (I’m a sprinter). Gretchen is the author of many books including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She also hosts the award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, is a speaker, columnist, and even been an answer on the game show Jeopardy.
In this episode, I share an interview that is a part of CreativeLive’s Between The Line series with the incredible Kelly Corrigan. Behind the Lines is an interview series focused on the stories behind the stories, tapping into authors’ wealth of knowledge and experience to give you insight into improving your craft. Gretchen’s life work has led not only to her ability to live her dream life, but she’s also supported millions of others on their paths to happier, more fulfilled lives.
A few highlights from the show:
- How to battle procrastination: one simple key (outer accountability)
- Why writing about embarrassing things can be a great way to connect with people
- The shifting role of writers- it used to be just writers write (now there different expectations about marketing yourself, having an audience etc.)
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