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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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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.

    153. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 2)

    153. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 2)

    Have you ever met a person who had a deeply profound effect upon you? And what was the relationship between that impact and the degree to which they listened and understood you personally and uniquely? Today I have Jack Zenger back for the second part of this interview about what great leaders actually do. They don't do what most people think listening is. They do something very different to that, and that makes all the difference. By the end of this episode, you will understand the difference between what average listeners do and what great listeners do, and how that can be life changing. Discover more from Jack here: https://zengerfolkman.com/

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    152. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 1)

    152. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 1)

    Today I have invited Jack Zenger to the show. Jack has spent, if you can believe it, five decades and then some working as an entrepreneur and also an academician. He's the CEO and co-founder of Zenger Folkman. He was a faculty member at USC and later taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, but beyond all of this, what Jack Zenger is really all about is relevant data. So that instead of just saying, "Well, this is what I think about the world," he actually has captured the data to distinguish between what we think and what is real. Discover more from Jack here: https://zengerfolkman.com/

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    151. How To Be Okay When You're Not Okay

    151. How To Be Okay When You're Not Okay

    What if gratitude isn't what you've always thought it was? Today, I will share a personal story, something counterintuitive I have learned and some actionable advice. By the end of this episode, you will be able to turn a negative into a positive, and a person who can do that can never be defeated.
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    150. The #1 Way To Remove Resistance In Your Day

    150. The #1 Way To Remove Resistance In Your Day

    Have you ever faced resistance from someone at work or at home to something that really mattered to you? How did you handle it? What was the result? Today, I will share a recent story in my life, something counterintuitive I've been learning, and some actionable advice, and by the end of this episode, you will learn the number one way to remove resistance in your day.
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    149. Agreeing vs. Understanding with Matthew McConaughey (Part 2)

    149. Agreeing vs. Understanding with Matthew McConaughey (Part 2)

    In part two of our conversation with guest Matthew McConaughey, we discuss ways in which a higher level of thinking can not only change our lives, but leave a lasting impact for generations to come. His new book, Greenlights: Your Journal, Your Journey, is available now at https://greenlights.com.
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    • 49 min
    148, Agreeing vs. Understanding with Matthew McConaughey (Part 1)

    148, Agreeing vs. Understanding with Matthew McConaughey (Part 1)

    In this episode, our guest Matthew McConaughey gives us insight into ways in which understanding how we operate on a relational level can give us a new outlook on how we live our lives. His new book, Greenlights: Your Journal, Your Journey, is available now at https://greenlights.com.
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Customer Reviews

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742 Ratings

742 Ratings

Ken Silvestri ,

He really, really cares. Therefore he listens and builds us!

Rare in our life do we have a friend or relative do curious about us that they seemingly devote their life to getting the best out of us. It feels like that when you listen to this or any episode of Greg’s
He cares so much, he listens. It’s probably he quest to get the most out of his own life that creates all this curiosity. I’ll take it. I want it too. Don’t we all?

Emfull83 ,

Manageable chunks of brain stretches

I love Greg Mckeown’s book, Essentialism, because it introduced to me a different way of seeing and being in life.
This podcast does the same - shows me alternative approaches to difficult times. It feels like a hearty conversation with a wise friend.

Meg B... ,

Gratitude for “How to Be Okay When You’re Not Okay”

Life is hard for so many right now and in so many ways. This was an incredible reminder of how important perspective and gratitude are when we face difficult times in life. Lately it’s seemed like a lot of hard things all hitting at once, and I really appreciated this episode and the focus on how gratitude can shift perspective and mindset into a healthier, more productive place to tackle life’s challenges. Thank you Greg, your wisdom is always timely and spoken in a way that resonates with me.

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