A Peek Inside My Village: Gretchen Rubin

As I've said, my village means everything to me. I have only gotten to where I am because of the sage mentors, mentees, sponsors, peers, friends, and family who surround me and help raise me up. Every month, I will be highlighting one of these incredible women, my fellow drop the ballers, who are achieving more and recognizing the need to do less. 

Gretchen Rubin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project, a wife, mother and the real deal when it comes to women elevating other women. After reading Drop the Ball she featured me on her blog and invited me to her home for a FB Live soon after its release—an enormous demonstration of support from a woman who already has a lot on her plate.

One of the things I love about Gretchen is her authenticity and honesty about the things on her list that don't get done: "I consistently drop the ball about making appointments—doctors, the dentist, hair cut, and so on. I have used all kinds of strategies to push myself to do this (not difficult) task, but it’s a struggle every time. For some reason, I dislike making the appointments even more than I dislike going.” We hear you, Gretchen. To get a jump start on understanding why you might drop the ball on some things and not others, be sure to preorder The Four Tendencies, Gretchen's forthcoming book, which is sure to be another bestseller.