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Join Andrew Tisser with Caroline Adams Miller as they discuss the science of goal setting!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why goals matter and how best to achieve them.
  • Why Caroline doesn’t feel SMART goals are good enough.
  • The definition of true grit.
  • Much more!


Today’s Guest

Caroline Adams Miller


For centuries, people have sought advice about what constitutes a good life and how to find lasting happiness. Studies have found that the happiest and most successful people are those who wake up every day to clear-cut goals that provide their lives with meaning and purpose.

Today’s guest is one of the first 33 people in the world to attain the Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. The three books she has authored since graduating in 2006 – Creating Your Best Life, Positively Caroline, and Getting Grit – have been hailed around the world as pioneering approaches to finding happiness and success. 

She has coached and helped hundreds of leaders and individuals create and accomplish their goals using her unique, comprehensive and evidence-based approach. Her work has been featured in international media including the BBC, CNN and the New York Times. She is a top-ranked Masters Swimmer in multiple events, has a black belt in Hapkido, and is the mother of three adult children.


Book Re-release: Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide: Miller MAPP, Caroline Adams, Frisch, Dr. Michael B.: 9781454942603: Books







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