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Course Opens December 2022

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What is The Happiness Project Experience?

The Happiness Project Experience is a twelve month program to help you develop greater self-knowledge and identify the key resolutions that will help you and build a happier and healthier life. Through video lessons, live calls, expert interviews, and more, Gretchen Rubin shares the secrets and strategies to creating new habits and making lasting change.

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This course has helped me to know what truly makes me happy. The themes of each month are perfect for exploring the many facets of a human life. I plan to take one of Gretchen’s suggestions and spend 2020 going through the course again with the goal of solidifying the habits that increase my happiness.

— Therese A. on The Happiness Project Experience

The Four Tendencies framework has given me a great understand of myself and allowed me to have a lot of grace in realizing that I need accountability. I kept telling myself that I should be able to do it on my own because my husband could do it. Thank you! Thank you for the research that has allowed me to recognize something in myself that I needed to see. I feel like I will have the ability to be better and do more because of your works!

— Bekah Taylor on The Four Tendencies Course

This is by far the most useful/productive challenge of any type I’ve ever done. I was actually looking forward to getting the texts each day and loved the accountability without feeling hounded. I would love for the challenge to last longer – it was a great experience!

— Student on Outer Order Inner Calm

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Frequent Questions

Once I purchase the course, when will it start?

The minute you sign up, you’ll gain immediate access to the introductory videos and worksheets that provide an overview of the entire year. You’ll also gain access to all content for the month of January, so you can jump in right away to start brainstorming your January resolutions. The course officially begins on January 1, 2022. New content for the upcoming month unlocks on the 26th of the previous month.

How does the payment plan work?

If you would like the convenience of spreading out the cost of the course, you may purchase the payment plan option. You will be charged $75 each month for 4 consecutive months starting this month. The total course price of $300 is charged in four installments.

What happens when the year is over?

When the year is over you will feel so proud of yourself for all you have accomplished—gold star for investing in yourself and your happiness! You have access to the course from the date you purchase through January 31st of the following year. If you’re interested in maintaining access to the material and participating in a new project for the new year, you can renew your subscription to continue for another year.

I have already read your book, is this still for me?

Even if you’ve read my book The Happiness Project, this experience will help you implement all the ideas and tips through personalized, concrete, and manageable resolutions. The course also offers accountability that a book simply can’t, thanks to virtual coaching through SMS messages throughout the course, monthly live calls with me, and the opportunity to take the course alongside an accountability partner. If you haven’t read The Happiness Project, you don’t need to read it in order to participate in the course. If you want to get the book after you take the course to continue pondering the ideas, terrific, but not required.

What countries does this work for?

The course is available to anyone with an internet connection. Internet is required to watch the videos, download the worksheets, participate in live calls, and connect with the community. The SMS check-ins will be available for US/Canada phone numbers and via Whatsapp for international participants.

How long do I have access to the course content?

Purchasing the 2022 course grants you access to all the videos, worksheets, and live calls from now until December 31, 2022. If you’re interested in maintaining access to the material and continuing to participate in the live calls with Gretchen in 2022, there will be an option to subscribe next year. Your plan will not auto-renew if this is your first year.

How often will students receive SMS text updates throughout the course?

Students should expect to receive 1-2 text updates and check-ins per week of the program. The messages vary per month based on that month’s content and proposed exercises that Gretchen shares.

What if I don’t want to receive text messages?

The SMS component of this course is completely optional. The primary course content is all available on the course website. You can choose to sign up for text message check-ins from Gretchen—but it’s not necessary in order to be a part of the course. The text messages from Gretchen are designed to nudge you, encourage you, and help you stay on track with your resolutions. If you’re going away or need to pause, you can stop and restart the text messages at any time. Don’t worry: we value your privacy and we will never share your number. The only messages you will receive are from Gretchen.

What are my payment options?

At this time, we only accept payment via credit card. We take privacy and protection of personal information very seriously. We do not view, save or store credit card information. Credit card information does not reside in our system in any way. To handle credit cards, we use Stripe, the same credit card processing platform used by millions of online retailers. This enables us to provide our courses with the safety of our users in mind.

How do I purchase this course as a gift?

Thank you for your interest in spreading happiness this holiday season! If you’d like to purchase The Happiness Project Experience 2022 as a gift, please visit this page, select one-time payment, and toggle to a gift purchase on the checkout page.

What if I haven’t finished my 2022 course by the end of the year? Can I still sign up for 2023?

Yes, we understand that some students might need more time to complete their course at the end of the year. We offer a grace period of a month to complete the current year. After that, you will have to renew your subscription to continue. You will be able to start your next project whenever you are ready.

My accountability partner purchased the course, how will I receive notifications of their updates?

You and your partner will receive individual messages and prompts through the Happiness Project Experience SMS platform, asking you to share updates and progress with your partner. As you interact with the system and accomplish tasks, your partner will be notified, on their individual thread with the Happiness Project Experience platform. Note – you will not be able to message your partner directly  on this message thread.

Can my accountability partner join me after I’ve started the course?

Yes! Your partner can join at any point during the course and pick up the exercises alongside you.

What happens if my accountability partner denies my invitation?

Your course will progress normally if your partner does not accept your invitation. You are welcome to send the invitation to another potential partner if your original invitation is not accepted. Simply update your requested partner email within your account. Reminder, only one partner per student is allowed.