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Design a life that really matters. I’m your host, Greg McKeown, author of New York Times bestsellers "Effortless" and "Essentialism" and I’m on mission to help you advocate and negotiate your way to remarkable results without burning out. Come with me on this journey every Tuesday and Thursday as we examine the most essential areas of our lives. Learn more about my books and courses at https://GregMcKeown.com.

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    • 4.9 • 605 Ratings

Design a life that really matters. I’m your host, Greg McKeown, author of New York Times bestsellers "Effortless" and "Essentialism" and I’m on mission to help you advocate and negotiate your way to remarkable results without burning out. Come with me on this journey every Tuesday and Thursday as we examine the most essential areas of our lives. Learn more about my books and courses at https://GregMcKeown.com.

    Responding Instead of Reacting

    Responding Instead of Reacting

    When was the last time someone said or did something that triggered you? How did you feel – frustrated, angry, unsafe? What did you say? The chances are you reacted in one of two ways, either by shutting down, avoiding the conflict or by saying something defensive back because conflict begets conflict. In this episode, I share a story, things I am learning, and leave you with a specific action you can take right now to be able to respond rather than to react to the conflict in your most important relationships. You will be able to use your words to redirect the negative force of others towards a positive outcome.

    Resources mentioned:
    Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

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    • 33 min
    Tell Me Where I'm Wrong?

    Tell Me Where I'm Wrong?

    Have you ever wanted to increase your influence with someone who is really important to you? In this episode, I'll teach you a mindset shift to immediately 10x your influence with those who matter most to you. I'll also give you a tool to discover exactly what's most important and what's not significant to them.

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    • 27 min
    Choose Purpose Over Position

    Choose Purpose Over Position

    Welcome to Season 2, and new version of my podcast! In this episode, I share my new and exciting mission to help you advocate and negotiate your way to remarkable results without burning out. Come with me on this journey every Tuesday and Thursday as we examine the most essential areas of our lives.
    Learn more about my books and courses at https://GregMcKeown.com.
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    • 31 min
    What's Essential: Come What May & Love It

    What's Essential: Come What May & Love It

    In this final episode of the What's Essential podcast, my wife, Anna, interviews me about what's next in our lives, the podcast, and we invite you to join us on a new and exciting journey.

    Credits:

    Hosted by Greg McKeown

    Produced by Greg McKeown and Scratch Audiohouse

    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Brent Montgomery, and Ed Simpson


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    • 41 min
    What's Essential: What Happens Next Matters Most

    What's Essential: What Happens Next Matters Most

    Have you ever felt like it was too late for you? That life has passed you by – that your dream is gone? Or maybe too many awful things have happened to you or you’ve made too many mistakes? In this 100th episode of the podcast, I explore these questions and teach you how to have hope again. 
    The most important thing is not what you have done. The most important thing is what you do next.

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    Hosted by Greg McKeown

    Produced by Greg McKeown and Scratch Audiohouse

    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Brent Montgomery, and Ed Simpson


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    • 23 min
    What's Essential: Greg's Speed Coaching with Matthew McConaughey, Revisited

    What's Essential: Greg's Speed Coaching with Matthew McConaughey, Revisited

    Where do you want to be in 5 years?
    So many of us have a difficult time answering this question. And it’s not because we don’t know what we want to do. Often it’s because we lack the clarity to know where to begin.
    Join me for an impromptu coaching session with actor and author Matthew McConaughey. Together we explore Matthew’s big goals for his future, define what these goals might look like, and examine possible first steps he can take toward achieving them.
    There is magic in this conversation. And I hope it sparks some magic for you.

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    Credits:

    Hosted by Greg McKeown

    Produced by Greg McKeown and Scratch Audiohouse

    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Brent Montgomery and Ed Simpson


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
605 Ratings

605 Ratings

jules716 ,

Huge takeaway every time!

I’m a fan from reading Essentialism but recently started listening to the podcast. In this relaunch episode 1 was such a great insight in approaching conflict. And then episode 2 oh my goodness, if you’re in business there’s a lot that rings a bell but this new slight shift of simply asking where am I wrong is revolutionary. My brain is spinning in all the best ways! Thank you!

22TCF22 ,

By Small And Simple Means S 1: Ep. 101

Essentialism and Effortless have changed my mindset, my thought process, and ultimately how I approach life. Listening to the podcast helps me internally realign with essentialism principles and share them with those I love. The episodes with Greg and Anna are my absolute favorites and speak to my soul in a long-lasting way. This is the #1 podcast I look forward to!

Bravo for making an intuitive choice in courage and faith as you move to season 2! Your genuineness shows an inner strength and is simply contagious!

Kentmurawski.com ,

Thank you!

Greg, I just want to say thank you for the bold step you recently made in the shifting of your show to the Greg McKeown podcast. I really like the What’s Essential podcast, but I LOVE your new podcast. The first episode was FIRE. You can tell there is a renewed passion and inspiration behind it. Your story abs takeaway were so helpful to me. Thank you for following your gut abs for inspiring us to take bold steps!

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