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27: Gretchen Rubin – NY Times Bestselling Author and Habit Expert

By May 13, 2015Podcasts
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Gretchen Rubin is a New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, whose latest work Better Than Before, is a book about personal habits and taking action. And it couldn’t be any better reading for players in the Whole Life Challenge.

We invited her to join us for this episode of the WLC Podcast because of the value both Michael and I got from reading Better than Before. We thought that talking with Gretchen about her research and methods would give us additional insight into her specific and practical advice about making positive and lasting change in your life.

Let’s just say she didn’t disappoint! Join us as we discuss taking action as it relates personally to both of us, along with some of the things we discovered about ourselves that apply to how we approach the Whole Life Challenge.

For more on Gretchen, and to find out which of the four action-taking types you are, check out her website.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.