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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

22 Apr 2021

1hr 58mins

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

22 Apr 2021

1hr 58mins

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Quote

"If you focus on what you have, you gain what you lack. And if you focus on what you lack, you lose what you have"

Ideas

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There are always 2 paths; the darker heavier path, or the lighter easier path.
You can always choose to make something already hard worse by your response, or you can choose to make it easier by your response.

You can't complain and be grateful at the same time, and choosing to be grateful for something is often always a better path out than complaining about something.

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There are always 2 paths; the darker heavier path, or the lighter easier path.
You can always choose to make something already hard worse by your response, or you can choose to make it easier by your response.

You can't complain and be grateful at the same time, and choosing to be grateful for something is often always a better path out than complaining about something.

2

If you fill a container with small grains of sand first, and then the small rocks and then the big rocks, it doesn't fit.
But if you put the big rocks first, then the small rocks and then the grains of sand, it all fits.

The big rocks symbolize the most important things in our lives, our health, relationships and important projects. We need to invest in these first, before we go onto other things.

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If you fill a container with small grains of sand first, and then the small rocks and then the big rocks, it doesn't fit.
But if you put the big rocks first, then the small rocks and then the grains of sand, it all fits.

The big rocks symbolize the most important things in our lives, our health, relationships and important projects. We need to invest in these first, before we go onto other things.

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You not only need to do the right thing, but you also need to do them in the right way.
When you're down to only doing the essentials, and you can't work any harder, it means you need to find an easier way to get them done.

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You not only need to do the right thing, but you also need to do them in the right way.
When you're down to only doing the essentials, and you can't work any harder, it means you need to find an easier way to get them done.

Questions

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Can you think of something where you're making life harder than it needs to be?

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Can you think of something where you're making life harder than it needs to be?

What else is in the episode

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How forgiveness is actually a productivity hack

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How forgiveness is actually a productivity hack

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Questions in order to make everything effortless

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Questions in order to make everything effortless

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What high achievers often get wrong in life?

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What high achievers often get wrong in life?

Who is Greg McKeown?

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The author on Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most & Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less & Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He is also the CEO of a leadership and strategy design firm that has clients including Apple, Google, Facebook and more.

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The author on Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most & Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less & Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He is also the CEO of a leadership and strategy design firm that has clients including Apple, Google, Facebook and more.

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