Today, Shelley and Rowena are going to be talking about The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin. This book has been a game changer for both of us -- in the way we run our businesses and understand ourselves.
Are you like Rowena? You’re quite self-directed and don’t have too much trouble keeping to deadlines or managing your tasks. But, you get the jitters when your plans change or can’t understand why it’s so hard for someone to keep their promises.
Or are you more like Shelley? You’re spontaneous and boldly face up to challenges, but you feel constrained by schedules and rules. When you find something you love, you pursue it with all your heart, but if there’s something that has to be done, it’s just SO. HARD. TO. DO…
According to Gretchen Rubin, these behaviours occur as a result of our tendencies — whether you’re an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel.
[02:09] Background to The Four Tendencies
[03:27] What are the Four Tendencies? And how can you find yours? Do the quiz at: quiz.gretchenrubin.com
[08:39] Structure of the Book
[10:54] What did we enjoy about the book?
[17:52] Strengths and weaknesses of each tendency
[21:57] Top Takeaways
[26:08] We can all create the life we want, but we must do it in a way that is right for us.
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