Gretchen Rubin gave up a career in law where she clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to start a career in writing. She created success with The Happiness Project, a book that tells the story of her year long quest to be happier.
We talk about her journey, writing process, and her upcoming book on habits.
Below is a summary of our interview:
“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Gretchen take us through how her career in law dovetailed into writing
Gretchen recounts the leap to writing and how she knew it was her calling
When Everything Clicked
Moments on inspiration for her first couple books are retold.
We go through Gretchen’s weekly workflow and how she has become so popular in social media.
What’s Exciting Gretchen
We discuss her books Happier at Home and upcoming book Before and After, which uncovers what happens to people before and after learning habits. Plus an aromatic surprise.
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Helpful Habit – One Minute Rule
Internet Resource – Science Daily
Helpful People – Gretchen’s sister, also a writer and Christy Fletcher, her agent
Gretchen’s Purpose “Try to understand human nature”
How to follow Gretchen
“Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree that the key to happiness is relationships…When we shape our lives and our habits to reflect our nature and values then we are happier.”
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