420: How Success Can Come From Simplifying the Most Important Activities in Your Life | Greg McKeown


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Greg McKeown (IG: @gregorymckeown) is a speaker, a bestselling author, and the host of the popular podcast What’s Essential.

His New York Times bestselling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less has sold more than a million copies worldwide.

Today we’re discussing Greg’s latest book, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • There’s always a more effortless way to go about life
  • Essentialism is prioritization and Effortless is simplification
  • Greg's daughter's health crisis was the inspiration behind writing Effortless
  • If you get into the wrong state everything will be harder
  • After complaining say something you are thankful for
  • The biggest problem with being in a state of burnout
  • How can this be effortless?
  • Not everything needs the extra mile
  • Am I getting as much return for the effort?
  • Done for the day list
  • Create a high trust agreement with your manager
  • The practice of investing in the long tail
  • Ask yourself... how can I make this enjoyable?
  • The building blocks of joy
  • What's something that is essential to you that you wish was a little more effortless?
  • Creating workplace boundaries are important for family culture
  • The difference between effortless state and effortless action
  • The principle of effortless results
  • Linear results vs. residual results
  • Podcasting is a whole new genre

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Greg McKeown - Effortless (book)

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Listen to Greg McKeown previously on TUHP (episode #250)

Gorden Hinckley - Cultivating an Attitude of Happiness and a Spirit of Optimism (article)

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Ben Bergeron - Chasing Excellence (book)

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21-Day Essentialism Challenge

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278: Robin Sharma – The 5 AM Club • Mastery Is A Process • The Power Of Solitude

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