How to set good goals, get happier & get gritty

Talent Growth

In this episode of the TalentGrow Show, Halelly Azulay interviews Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, a Certified Professional Coach, Best-selling Author, Media Personality, and Keynote Speaker and Teacher. Caroline is an expert in the fields of empowerment, change, well-being and the science of goal accomplishment. Listen as Caroline shares insights about the secret to happiness, how we’re doing goal-setting all wrong and what to change about it, and ways to increase our success and daily ‘wins’ by becoming more gritty. You’ll walk away with actionable insights and ideas that you can apply to your own life and work to transform your satisfaction and effectiveness!

  • What’s the one piece of happiness research that rocked Caroline’s world and changed the course of her life and career forever
  • What we have all wrong about goal-setting and what to change about it
  • A magical little exercise that will create a profound impact on your happiness and success in just 20 minutes a day
  • Why the self-esteem movement is a huge failure that has created a bunch of narcissists and sociopaths, and the secret to creating REAL growth
  • Why you should stop trying to be a different person at home and at work
  • What you’re going to really remember when you look back on your life and how to make more of those memories
  • Why the concept of ‘grit’ has been watered-down and how to become truly more gritty, even if you’re not that gritty now (and why being successful is not necessarily correlated with being gritty)
  • The one question Caroline loves to ask everyone and which people always answer instantly, without blinking an eye
  • The relationship between risk and regret and the way to make important life decisions to avoid regret
  • What you need to do every day to create daily ‘wins’, and
  • What is the Top 10 List that Caroline has on her radar as part of her big, scary, gritty personal goals


Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of eight books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  Her new book, Big Goals, is anticipated for release in the fall of 2024.  Caroline has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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