Become Better Than Before with Gretchen Rubin


This episode of the Thrivecast is a great way to start a new year and become Better Than Before. Learn how your typical response to expectations affects how you create and maintain good habits or break bad habits. Gretchen Rubin joins Jason Blumer and Greg Kyte to help them understand their own tendencies and to relate to others with different tendencies.

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Mentioned in the show:

Better Than Before
Gretchen Rubin
Brene Brown Ted Talk, The Power of Vulnerability
Brene Brown Ted Talk, Listening to Shame
Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
Almost Interesting by David Spade
Gretchen’s Four Tendencies Quiz
Happier Podcast

Audio Engineering by: Aaron Dowd

Produced by: Jennifer Blumer

About our guest: Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her New York Times bestseller, Better than Before, is about how we change our habits. The Happiness Project and Happier at Home were both instant bestsellers, and The Happiness Project spent more than two years on the bestseller list, including at #1. Her books have sold more than two million copies, in 30 languages. She has a popular podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Here, she writes about test-driving ideas from contemporary science and ancient wisdom about building good habits and a happier life.

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