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Better Than Before: How to Change Your Habits with Gretchen Rubin – Episode 83 on The Action Catalyst Podcast

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her books The Happiness Project and Happier at Home were both instant New York Times 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. Her new book, Better than Before, is about how we change our habits and was just released last week. Learn more at

Show Highlights:

• On this week’s podcast Rory chats with #1 New York Times bestselling author @GretchenRubin

@GretchenRubin and I discuss habits, happiness, and how to change your life

• #1 NYT bestselling author of The Happiness Project, @GretchenRubintalks about her new book

@GretchenRubin explains why “Rewards are dangerous when it comes to habits.”

• How to change your habits with @GretchenRubin

• Happiness issues are almost always the result of bad habits – @GretchenRubin

@GretchenRubin and I delineate the difference between simple and complex habits

• How to make and break habits – for real with @GretchenRubin

• What you are doing that is ruining your chance of good habits w/@GretchenRubin

• @GretchenRubin explodes several common misconceptions about habits…

• What you may not realize about habits and how to form them…

@GretchenRubin discusses w/ me why rewards undermine intrinsic motivation.

@GretchenRubin and I explore the difference between self-discipline, will power and habits

• What you don’t understand about habits w/ @GretchenRubin

• Listen to me  and #1 NYT bestselling author @GretchenRubin talk about habits and self-discipline

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

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