The Business Society Podcast

What can we learn from a genuine Happiness Expert?

October 11, 2021 Melissa Houston / Gretchen Rubin Episode 70
The Business Society Podcast
What can we learn from a genuine Happiness Expert?
Show Notes

“A lot of times, anxiety is very, very helpful... but you want to take action on that.”
—Gretchen Rubin

How do you successfully create the types of habits that bring positive change to your life?

How do you get a better night’s sleep when you’re feeling stressed or anxious?

How do you know when your self-soothing habits are actually healthy for you?

In this episode, these questions and many more will be answered by the world’s foremost expert on happiness!

My guest is Gretchen Rubin, the New York Times bestselling author of books such as The Happiness Project  and The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too). She is the host of the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast and creator of Better, an app based on her Four Tendencies framework.

Gretchen’s work on happiness draws from cutting-edge science, ancient wisdom, lessons from pop culture, and her own experiences — and she shares some incredible insights during our conversation!

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌

  • Simple steps that you can take to help reduce anxiety or intrusive thoughts
  • How to monitor your stress levels — even when you’re not consciously feeling it
  • A tool to help you stop “breaking the chain” of taking positive actions


02:15  Meet Gretchen Rubin

03:57  Personalities & entrepreneurship

06:38  Pandemic shifts & positivity

10:13  How to deal with stress

12:56  The Upside of Stress

15:24  Anxiety tells

18:06  Are your self-soothing habits healthy?

20:38  Tips for business owners

23:58  Takeaway


Gretchen Rubin

Twitter:  @gretchenrubin

Instagram: @gretchenrubin

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