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!
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
#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.
Greg McKeown on Effortless: What to Do When Everything Feels Important and Nothing Can Be Eliminated
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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
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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.