Episode# 002: Want More Success? Learn How By Getting More Grit With Caroline Miller.

Do you know what the number one predictor of success is in your life?  It’s not how smart you are (IQ).  It’s not how much money you have or come from.  It’s not how talented or well liked you are.  It’s how much grit you have.

The research on grit was made famously popular by my former graduate school professor and MacArthur Genius Award winner, Angela Duckworth.  She literally wrote the book on the theory of grit.

But it’s not enough to know the theory of grit.  If you really want to learn to be more successful – get that big promotion, build a lasting relationship, become a great parent, or just get really good at something – then this episode is an absolute must for you.  Today, I speak to Caroline Miller about how we can get more grit right now, and other unique insights from her book, Getting Grit.

I encourage you to check out this latest book of hers – it’s really the best practical guide there is to the developing more grit in your life – find it here Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose.

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In today’s episode, Caroline and I discuss:

  • Her motivation behind studying and writing about Grit and Goal Setting, including how she overcame a devastating eating disorder, to live a meaningful and purposeful life.
  • The number one thing that is preventing you from reaching your goals.
  • Habits and practices that will help you develop grit right now!
  • And much much more!

Caroline In Action

Caroline’s Latest Book

You can order Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose right now!

You can also download the first chapter of her book for free here.  Just scroll down below the book picture and follow the directions to download the chapter.

Books Caroline Recommends

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

The Clue in the Crossword Cypher by Nancy Drew

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

The best place to find out more about Caroline is at her website.

Admiral William H. McRaven’s commencement speech at the University of Texas, 2014. He talks about 10 life lessons to help us succeed and as Caroline noted, to help us become more gritty.

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The fastest way to create habit change is to change your environment.” – Caroline Miller

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