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30 Days of Genius: Gretchen Ruben

Chase Jarvis

5 mins

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In this talk with Chase Jarvis, New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin talks about leaving behind her life as a high-powered attorney to follow her dream of becoming a writer.


30 Days of Genius: Gretchen Ruben

30 Days of Genius: Gretchen Ruben

by Chase Jarvis


Oftentimes we find ourselves drifting – following the predicatble path of least resistance, and doing what's prescribed instead of following our dreams. Gretchen Rubin chose something different.

In his 30 Days of Genius series, photographer, author, and CreativeLive co-founder Chase Jarvis interviews some of the most compelling personalities in fields from arts and culture to sport and business. Here, Gretchen Rubin talks about her drastic midlife career shift, and how others can follow her lead. Once a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court and a lecturer at Yale Law School, Rubin is now the author of bestselling books such as Better than Before and The Happiness Project.

Don't get caught up in the events of your life and drift towards a preordained conclusion. This interview will help you ask the hard questions to get to know yourself and live life creatively.

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Knowing yourself is key to everything.

- Gretchen Rubin

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