May 15, 2019

Gretchen Rubin

Episode 34: Outer Order That Works for You, with Gretchen Rubin, NAPO2019 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker

Gretchen Rubin

On this episode of NAPO’s Podcast Series, Stand Out, we welcome Gretchen Rubin, NAPO2019 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker.

Gretchen is one of the most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity and in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience.

She shares with us how there is no “one size fits all” solution for anything you want to take on in life, and why it’s up to every individual to decide what works for and appeals to them. It is only when we know ourselves and what works for us that we can change our habits and our lives for good. Having written a number of highly popular books including The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project, Gretchen has a ton of wisdom to share, along with some key takeaways from her latest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm.

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Gretchen transitioned from her law career into becoming a writer.
  • The increasing awareness about the relationship between your environment and well-being.
  • Learning to enjoy people’s differences instead of trying to change them to be more like you.
  • How small routines can help you transition from work to personal life, and vice versa.
  • Being careful of the ‘frenzy of the clear’ and why you need to be mindful when decluttering.
  • The benefit of having someone help you through the process of getting organized.
  • The importance of releasing into the world that which you don’t need.
  • And much more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals —

Gretchen Rubin —

The Four Tendencies on Amazon —

Better than Before on Amazon —

The Happiness Project on Amazon —

Happier Podcast —

Outer Order, Inner Calm on Amazon —

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill on Amazon —

Housing Works —