DiscoverYoung and Profiting with Hala Taha#151: Crush Your 2022 Goals with Gretchen Rubin
#151: Crush Your 2022 Goals with Gretchen Rubin

#151: Crush Your 2022 Goals with Gretchen Rubin

Update: 2022-01-173


There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for becoming happier and more productive! 

This week on YAP, we’re chatting with Gretchen Rubin!

Gretchen is a 5X Best Selling Author, Speaker, “Self-Help Queen”, and Happiness Expert. She is known as an influential and thought-provoking observer of happiness and human nature. 

In today’s episode, we’ve compiled the most actionable of Gretchen’s knowledge in one place. We’ll yap about how to make your goals for the new year fun and attainable by choosing a theme like UPGRADE or a phrase like Walk 20 in 2020 that makes taking action easy! We learn how to personalize goal setting by covering the famous 4-tendencies: Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel and how these personalities should best approach their desired outcomes. Lastly, Gretchen teaches us how to form new and helpful habits. She shares her delightful challenge this year of Rest for 22 minutes each day in 2022 and explains how habits and goals don’t have to be extravigaint, but can be boring! 

It’s never too late to start a new year’s resolution! Make sure to listen and learn how to do it right in this week's episode! 

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(0:00 ) - Hala welcomes Gretchen to the show 

(1:27 ) - The Concept of Drifting in Life

(3:20 ) - Gretchen’s Career Pivot From Law To Research & Writing

(5:30 ) - Importance of Loving to Talk About Your Job

(6:30 ) - Drifting In The Age of Covid

(9:12 ) - New Year's Resolutions/ Temporal Landmarks

(12:22 ) - Correlation Between Goals and Happiness

(14:14 ) - Setting a One Word Theme For Our Year

(17:20 ) - Gretchen’s Concept of 22 in 22

(18:29 ) - Gretchen Describes Her Tasting Parties

(20:20 ) - Should We Place Boundaries When Setting Goals

(23:15 ) - Sticking To Your Goals/ Four Personality Types

(24:24 ) - Upholders

(24:43 ) - Questioners

(25:16 ) - Obligers

(26:00 ) - Rebels

(27:00 ) - Gretchen’s Four Tendencies Test

(30:00 ) - How Does Each Personality Type Stick To Their Goals

(30:10 ) - How Rebels Stick to Goals

(33:20 ) - How Obligers Stick To Goals

(35:45 ) - Can We Grow Into a Different Personality Type? 

(39:10 ) - Why Obligers Are Not People Pleasers 

(40:10 ) - How Questioners Stick to Goals

(42:42 ) - What is the Arrival Fallacy?

(45:45 ) - Gretchen’s Approach to Breaking Bad Habits

(49:20 ) - What is Gretchen’s 22 Minutes of Rest for 2022 Challenge?

(51:55 ) - Getting More Sleep to Be Happier

(56:08 ) - What is the one actionable thing that our listeners can do today to be more profiting tomorrow?

(59:45 ) - Gretchen’s Secret To Profiting In Life

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Better Than Before (Gretchen’s book): 

The Four Tendencies (Gretchen’s book): 

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#151: Crush Your 2022 Goals with Gretchen Rubin

#151: Crush Your 2022 Goals with Gretchen Rubin

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