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

The Ultimate Health Podcast

Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/gregmckeown420 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 Show sponsors: Alitura <== 20% off your first order of Alitura’s life-changing skin care products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Paleovalley <== 15% off all Paleovalley products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Related links: Greg McKeown - Effortless (book) Greg McKeown's website Follow Greg McKeown on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Greg McKeown - Essentialism (book) What’s Essential (podcast) Listen to Greg McKeown previously on TUHP (episode #250) Gorden Hinckley - Cultivating an Attitude of Happiness and a Spirit of Optimism (article) BJ Fogg - Tiny Habits (book) David Allen - Getting Things Done (book) Ben Bergeron - Chasing Excellence (book) Jessica Jackley - Clay Water Brick (book) Kiva 21-Day Essentialism Challenge Related episodes: Cal Newport – A World Without Email Is Coming (#396) 355: Celeste Headlee – Break Away From Overworking, Overdoing, & Underliving 318: Michael Hyatt – Achieve More By Doing Less, Work Productivity Hacks, The Power Of Constraints 286: Cal Newport – Digital Minimalism • Create Time For Solitude • Stop Socializing On Social Media 278: Robin Sharma – The 5 AM Club • Mastery Is A Process • The Power Of Solitude How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. If you'd prefer to watch vs listen to the interviews, head over to our YouTube channel and enjoy the full video conversations. Be sure and subscribe while you're there. 3. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 4. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 5. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 6. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 7. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!

1hr 11mins

20 Jul 2021

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Work less, achieve more, with Greg McKeown

How I Work

A tip just for you - you’re doing too much, friend. You’re probably conditioned to think the harder you work, the better the results...  And you might have even hit burnout once or twice along the way.  Leadership and business strategist Greg McKeown wants you to fight against that conditioning.  Instead of wondering “How can I work harder to get more done?”, Greg wants you to ask yourself “How can I make this easier AND get the best results?”. But can you genuinely take fewer steps and still get to the same destination?  Greg shares his simple strategies for working effortlessly and also helps me out with some tips to get me through my writer’s block.   Read Greg’s latest book, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most or listen to his podcast What’s Essential.Connect with Greg through his website, Linkedin or Twitter.  Connect with me on the socials:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanthaimberTwitter: https://twitter.com/amanthaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanthai/ Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.coCREDITSProduced by InventiumHost: Amantha ImberProduction support from Deadset StudiosEpisode producer: Jenna KodaSound engineer: Martin ImberSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Jul 2021

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CNLP 423 | Greg McKeown on How to 10X Your Influence by Listening, What He Learned from Stephen Covey, and How to Live Effortlessly

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast is a podcast all about leadership, change and personal growth. The goal? To help you lead like never before—in your church or in your business.

1hr 34mins

15 Jun 2021

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Making Work More Effortless (with Greg McKeown)

The Accidental Creative with Todd Henry

Do you ever feel like you’re teetering right on the edge of burnout You’re running faster but not moving closer to your goals? Everything is so much harder than it used to be? As high achievers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. We believe that if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. On this episode, Greg McKeown is here to help us sort through how to make our work more effortless. His new book is called Effortless. This episodes is sponsored by Indeed. Get started get started right now with a free $75 job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.


14 Jun 2021

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Turning Habits Into Rituals to Live an Effortless Life with Greg McKeown

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

Greg McKeown is a husband, father, author, public speaker, and leadership and business strategist. He is the author of the books Essentialism and Effortless and the CEO of McKeown Inc. McKeown is a renowned LinkedIn Author for the Harvard Business Review and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Fortune, and Politico. Greg’s main purpose is to help people and teams discover what drives success and what doesn’t. McKeown thrives off of challenging conventional wisdom and focuses on what you really need in order to be successful. Mistake-free living is not something we should be interested in, either for us or our children. Honesty, humility, and leadership are the key elements that allow us to come back from our mistakes and better ourselves so that we can strengthen our relationships. Our children learn from our actions, so if we make mistakes and recover quickly from them, they learn how to do the same.  Greg is a huge proponent of gratitude. He talks about following a complaining statement with a statement of gratitude; this can make a vast difference in mindset. Mindset is the key to going from a chore, to a habit, to a ritual. These three things are how we can achieve a state of effortlessness in our lives.  For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://gooddadproject.com/effortless/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage

1hr 11mins

31 May 2021

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#183 How To Achieve Your Goals Effortlessly with Greg McKeown

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

We’ve been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. The more important the goal, the harder we have to grind. That if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. Now, working hard is more exhausting than ever and many of us are stuck in an endless loop of “Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat” and we’re often working twice as hard to achieve half as much.This week, I’m joined by writer, speaker and podcast host, Greg McKeown who believes that getting ahead doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it. In his new book, Effortless: Make It Easier To Do What Matters Most, Greg explains that no matter what challenges or obstacles we face, there is a better way: instead of pushing ourselves harder, we can find an easier path. And that it's absolutely vital that we find it so that we can fulfil the most important missions of our lives.This conversation is full of relatable anecdotes and actionable advice for making the most essential activities in your life the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out. There is so much freedom to be gained from Greg’s advice and I’m sure your life will be better for hearing it.Thanks to our sponsors:http://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/livemorehttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreShow notes available at https://drchatterjee.com/183Follow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 May 2021

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Greg McKeown on Effortless: What to Do When Everything Feels Important and Nothing Can Be Eliminated

Mint Arrow Messages

If you’ve read the book Essentialism, there’s a good chance it changed your life as it did mine. You probably went through your life and started eliminating everything that was not essential, and found freedom and joy in living your new life as an essentialist!  But what happens when everything left is actually still really important? What now? This is the question Greg McKeown asked himself after writing, speaking on, and teaching Essentialism for several years which led him to write his newest book, Effortless.  If you’re wondering how to get yourself out of a rut, how to move onto the next most important thing when it feels like everything is the most important thing, or how to not drown in all of the responsibilities life demands of you, Effortless is going to provide breakthrough clarity for you.  I’ve read this book and devoured its contents, and I am so very excited to share with you today my interview with my friend and mentor Greg McKeown on Effortless, a new way to live once you start asking yourself, “what if this could be easy?” In this episode, you will hear: Essentialism is related to the big rocks theory where you put in the big rocks in a container first before putting in the small rocks and the sand so that they would all fit. But if you put in the sand and the small rocks first, before the big rocks, then nothing fits.  The big rocks theory is a metaphor of putting your most important relationships first and the projects you feel most pulled towards doing.  But what if you have too many big rocks in your life? You can either give up on something essential, or look for an alternative, easier path. Not because you're lazy, but it's a matter of necessity to find a different way to do things.  The book, Effortless, is for high performers who feel on the edge of exhaustion. The 3 principles in living an effortless life: being in effortless state, creating effortless action, and effortless results One way of being effortless is by taking something you already enjoy doing, and linking it with something essential to you (ex. dinner with family). Make things easier so you have much more energy to just be together and not have that extra exhaustion on you.  When you deal with something important, the challenge is simply asking – what's the effortless way to do this?  Everybody is suffering in some way almost all the time. That's why the principles, questions, and practices in Effortless are so essential. There's no situation so hard that a certain way of thinking and operating won't make them harder. Reading the book Effortless allows for emotional unlocking, mental unlocking, and mental paradigm shifts. It doesn’t mean you're not going to put in any effort anymore, but you're doing a whole different way of utilizing that precious effort. We often have a grudge to fulfill an emotional need that is not currently being met. But grudges don't deliver a satisfying return on our investment.  What percentage of your emotional energy and mental energy do you feel has been absorbed by your grudges and your anger? Think of the productivity loss and the opportunity cost.  Forgiveness is the ultimate productivity hack. Removing grudges will have a tremendous rebate.  Keeping the commandments is a shortcut to happiness and so many things – results and fulfilling your mission in life. Life is full of struggles. But primary among the tests of life is whether we will trust Him.  We need to unlearn all the ways we overthink, over exert, over complicate, overburden, over judge, over criticize – all of that too much.  Supporting Resources: “Effortless: Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most” by Greg McKeown https://amzn.to/32ILx2o Greg McKeown’s website https://gregmckeown.com/ Greg McKeown’s Podcast “What’s Essential” https://gregmckeown.com/podcast/ “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown https://amzn.to/2QQMwL8 Subscribe and Review Have you subscribed to our podcast? We’d love for you to subscribe if you haven’t yet. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. Episode Credits Produced by Emerald City Productions


3 May 2021

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The Secret to Effortless Productivity & Overcoming Overwhelm w/Greg McKeown EP 1102

The School of Greatness

“If you can’t work any harder, you’ve got to find an easier path.”Today's guest is Greg McKeown. Greg is a speaker, bestselling author, and host of the podcast, What’s Essential. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Fortune, and Inc.. He previously wrote the New York Times bestselling book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, which has sold more than a million copies worldwide. He’s now written a new book called EFFORTLESS: Make It Easier To Do What Matters Most.In this episode Lewis and Greg discuss the simple and surprising keys for a productive life, the 5 questions to ask yourself before starting a new project, how to stop beating ourselves up for relaxing more often in our lives, the two questions that changed the course of Greg McKeown’s life, and so much more!For more go to: www.lewishowes.com/1102Check out Greg's podcast: What’s EssentialCheck out Greg's new book: EffortlessThe Wim Hof Experience: Mindset Training, Power Breathing, and Brotherhood: https://link.chtbl.com/910-podA Scientific Guide to Living Longer, Feeling Happier & Eating Healthier with Dr. Rhonda Patrick: https://link.chtbl.com/967-podThe Science of Sleep for Ultimate Success with Shawn Stevenson: https://link.chtbl.com/896-podSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 54mins

26 Apr 2021

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#510: Greg McKeown — The Art of Effortless Results, How to Take the Lighter Path, the Joys of Simplicity, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show

Greg McKeown — The Art of Effortless Results, How to Take the Lighter Path, the Joys of Simplicity, and More | Brought to you by UCAN endurance products powered by SuperStarch®, FreshBooks cloud-based small business accounting software, and Headspace easy-to-use app with guided meditations. More on all three below.Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of the new book Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most and a previous book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, which hit The New York Times bestseller list and has sold more than a million copies. He is also a speaker and the host of the popular podcast What’s Essential.Greg has been covered by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fast Company, Fortune, Politico, and Inc., has been interviewed by NPR, NBC, Fox, and The Steve Harvey Show, and is among the most popular bloggers for LinkedIn. He is also a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. Originally from London, England, he now resides in California with his wife, Anna, and their four children.Please enjoy!This episode is brought to you by UCAN. I was introduced to UCAN and its unique carbohydrate SuperStarch by my good friend—and listener favorite—Dr. Peter Attia, who said there is no carb in the world like it. I have since included it in my routine, using UCAN’s powders to power my workouts, and the bars make great snacks. Extensive scientific research and clinical trials have shown that SuperStarch provides a sustained release of energy to the body without spiking blood sugar. UCAN is the ideal way to source energy from a carbohydrate without the negatives associated with fast carbs, especially sugar.  You avoid fatigue, hunger cravings, and loss of focus. Whether you’re an athlete working on managing your fitness or you need healthy, efficient calories to get you through your day, UCAN is an elegant energy solution. My listeners can save 30% on their first UCAN order by going to UCAN.co/Tim and using promo code TIM. *This episode is also brought to you by FreshBooks. I’ve been talking about FreshBooks—an all-in-one invoicing + payments + accounting solution—for years now. Many entrepreneurs, as well as the contractors and freelancers that I work with, use it all the time.FreshBooks makes it super easy to track things like expenses, project time, and client info and then merge it all into great-looking invoices. FreshBooks can save users up to 200 hours a year on accounting and bookkeeping tasks. Right now FreshBooks is offering my listeners a free 30-day trial, and no credit card is required. Go to FreshBooks.com/Tim and enter “Tim Ferriss” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!*This episode is also brought to you by Headspace! Headspace is your daily dose of mindfulness in the form of guided meditations in an easy-to-use app. Whatever the situation, Headspace can help you feel better. Overwhelmed? Headspace has a 3-minute SOS meditation for you. Need some help falling asleep? Headspace has wind-down sessions their members swear by. And for parents, Headspace even has morning meditations you can do with your kids. Headspace’s approach to mindfulness can reduce stress, improve sleep, boost focus, and increase your overall sense of well-being.Go to Headspace.com/Tim for a FREE one-month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation.*If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Discover Tim’s books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferrissPast guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, and many more. 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1hr 58mins

22 Apr 2021

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Greg McKeown | Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Are you looking to make your life more efficient? Are you wanting to make today and tomorrow a little easier? Best-selling author, Greg McKeown shares about his new book Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most.


22 Apr 2021