#290: Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity

1/10/2018, 2:00:45 PM , duration(0:0:8)
Business Health Education
<p>Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Four-Tendencies-Indispensable-Personality-Profiles/dp/1524760919/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_blank">The Four Tendencies</a>, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Better-Than-Before-Habits--Procrastinate/dp/0385348630/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_blank">Better Than Before</a>, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Project-Revised-Aristotle-Generally/dp/0062414852/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_blank">The Happiness Project</a>, and <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Happier-Home-Self-Control-Experiments-Everyday/dp/0307886794/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_blank">Happier at Home</a>. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.</p><p>On her popular weekly podcast, <a href="https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/" target="_blank">Happier with Gretchen Rubin</a>, 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."</p><p>Fast Company named Gretchen Rubin to its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she's a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100.</p><p>Enjoy!</p><p><strong>This episode is brought to you by</strong> <a href="http://www.shure.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Shure</strong></a><strong>. </strong>Shure is the brand behind my favorite headphones -- the SE846.&nbsp;Shure has been trusted by musicians and sound experts for years, and I use Shure equipment to help record each episode of the podcast. <a href="http://www.shure.com/tim" target="_blank">The SE846 earphones</a> feature a groundbreaking low-pass filter that delivers extended high-end clarity and unparalleled low-end performance of a true subwoofer without sacrificing clarity or detail of mids or highs.</p><p>Go to <a href="http://www.shure.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>shure.com/tim</strong></a> and <strong>use the coupon code "TIM" at checkout</strong> to save $100 on these phenomenal headphones through January 2018.</p><p><strong>This podcast is also brought to you by&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://www.freshbooks.com/pages/tim?ref=11864&amp;utm_source=tim-ferriss&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=2016&amp;utm_content=email" target="_blank"><strong>FreshBooks</strong></a>. FreshBooks is the #1 cloud bookkeeping software, which is used by a ton of the start-ups I advise and many of the contractors I work with. It is the easiest way to send invoices, get paid, track your time, and track your clients.</p><p><a href="https://www.freshbooks.com/pages/tim?ref=11864&amp;utm_source=tim-ferriss&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=2016&amp;utm_content=email" target="_blank"><strong>FreshBooks</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;</strong>tells you when your clients have viewed your invoices, helps you customize your invoices, track your hours, automatically organize your receipts, have late payment reminders sent automatically and much more.</p><p>Right now you can get a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.freshbooks.com/pages/tim?ref=11864&amp;utm_source=tim-ferriss&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=2016&amp;utm_content=email" target="_blank"><strong>free month of complete and unrestricted use</strong></a><strong>.&nbsp;</strong>You do not need a credit card for the trial. To claim your free month and see how the brand new Freshbooks can change your business,&nbsp;<strong>go to </strong><a href="https://www.freshbooks.com/pages/tim?ref=11864&amp;utm_source=tim-ferriss&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=2016&amp;utm_content=email" target="_blank"><strong>FreshBooks.com/Tim</strong></a><strong> and enter "</strong><a href="https://www.freshbooks.com/pages/tim?ref=11864&amp;utm_source=tim-ferriss&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=2016&amp;utm_content=email" target="_blank"><strong>Tim Ferriss</strong></a><strong>" in the "how did you hear about us" section.</strong></p>