EPISODE 283: Better than Before
with Gretchen Rubin

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At one of my first personal growth and development retreats, I wrote down my goals to build a huge health and wellness center with yoga, a restaurant, diet programs, and more. Financially, I wanted it to be so successful that I spent the latter half of my life giving away wealth (think a yoga version of Bill Gates). This HUGE goal got me really excited when I was 25, but it was just too big and too abstract to pull out any specific actions I could implement right then.

It’s great to think big, but what do you right now to get started? What is your 1 week, 1 month, and 1 year plan?

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, we learn about incremental (but very significant) growth using the “Better than Before” mindset where we simply put one foot in front of the other and embrace the process without an over-obsession on the destination. This has been hugely important for me and my goals, many of which I have achieved surprisingly quickly (my Bill Gates status is still a work in progress). I think you’ll find it helpful.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Rewards versus treats
  • Inner vs. outer expectations: how to differentiate and utilize
  • How to utilize the strategy of treats to increase “self mastery”
  • Strategies to quit sugar (internal vs. external)
  • Rethinking procrastination

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Gretchen started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She is also an accomplished speaker and podcaster herself. Her show is called: Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

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