If seeing this book trailer made you think, “Goodness, Gretchen, I want to pre-order Happier at Homeright this minute,” then here are the links you need! Pre-orders are a big help to me, so thanks for pre-ordering.
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I had a terrific time meeting Nir Eyal yesterday. If you haven't read his blog, Nir and Far, check it out--"a blog about business, behavior, and the brain." Lots of thought-provoking material there.
Do you love great quotes? Sign up here for the "Moment of Happiness," and you'll get a happiness quote by email every morning. I found lots of great new quotes to share on my vacation. I did so much reading. Bliss.
For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully.
This week’s story: People do best what comes naturally.
Agree, disagree? It’s not that people can’t do what doesn’t come naturally, or can’t enjoy what doesn’t come naturally, or can’t train themselves to do well what doesn’t come naturally–but in the end, I do believe, people do best what comes naturally.
At least, this has been very true for me. During the course of my life, I’ve worked very hard, and often with success, at things that didn’t come naturally. But in the end, I do best–and certainly most enjoy–what comes naturally. By the way, the fact that something “comes naturally” doesn’t mean that it’s easy or doesn’t require tremendous amounts of practice.