Happiness & Habits with Gretchen Rubin | Episode 022



“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These are familiar words here in the United States. It seems fitting that this Converge episode about exploring happiness, is releasing only a few days before we celebrate Independence Day and the signing of our Declaration that secured us those rights.

What does the pursuit of happiness actually look like?

Well-known author and speaker, Gretchen Rubin, joins Dane to talk about happiness, habits and what it looks like to pursue those things. And not only just pursue them but do it in a way that reflects what’s important to you. Not what someone else thinks should be important to you.

They explore ideas around embracing what you already love and letting go of the fantasy of what you think you should or wish you did love. Gretchen talks about habit formation and how to look at your past for cues on how best set yourself up for success in the future.

If you find yourself exhausted at the idea of infinite potential this episode may offer a freedom you have never considered before.

Follow @GretchenRubin on Twitter or Facebook. Check out her books The Happiness Project, Happier at Home and Better Than Before (coming soon).

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.

Testing Your Good Idea with Charles Lee | Episode 021



When is the last time you woke up in the middle of the night with a great idea?

Or maybe your good ideas come in the shower. What is it with the shower and good ideas anyway?

No matter when your brilliance strikes, it remains only an idea until you do something about it. So what should you do about it? Join Dane along with author and speaker, Charles Lee, as they talk about what to do with your good idea to take it from living in your head to seeing it come to fruition.

They talk about the process to go through to test your ideas, how to deal with the disappointment of realizing someone else had your good idea already and did something about it as well as when to share your ideas and invite collaboration.

If you want to see more of Charles’s work or connect with him:
On Twitter @charlestlee
On Facebook
His Book: Good Idea, Now What?

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.

Reality Check with Grant Baldwin | Episode 020


What do you do when you realize life as you know it isn’t how you want to live your life? More specifically, what do you do when your career, that you may have spent years studying to earn a degree for, isn’t what you want to do for the rest of your life? Was earning that degree wasted time? What will your friends and family say if you completely change directions?

Author and speaker Grant Baldwin is all too familiar with the described scenario. He decided to leave a job with a steady paycheck in pursuit of something he enjoyed. And he choose to do it when he and his wife were expecting their first child.

In this episode of Converge Dane and Grant talk about freedom, the risk and fear (positive and negative) involved and how our past experiences set us up for the unique contribution we have to offer the world. If you are considering a career change or any significant life change and are struggling with fear and uncertainty about making the jump, take a listen to Dane and Grant’s conversation.

Also, check out Grant’s book Reality Check.

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.


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Get Rich Slowly with J.D. Roth | Episode 018


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Intentional Wandering in the Creative Process with Dan Rubin | Converge Episode 017

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Innovation From Within | Converge Episode 016


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