12 episodes

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Felt busy but not productive? Or like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?

I'm Greg McKeown, and welcome to the Essentialism podcast. Through my best-selling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, I've been fortunate to help many people deliberately distinguish the vital few from the trivial many and then remove these obstacles to create a clear path to accomplishing what matters. The Way of the Essentialist is not about trying to fit it all in - it's about fitting in only what matters.

Aspiring essentialists are always asking me for how they can apply these principles to their own lives. They want real examples from real people. This Essentialism podcast is my answer. Every week, we have conversations - sometimes with thought leaders, sometimes with celebrities, and often with people like you and me - to understand what they want to prioritize and help them apply Essentialism to achieve their goals in real life. I answer listener questions and talk about my own experiences as well, as I too am an aspiring Essentialist! You're invited to join us and take an hour or two a week to focus on learning how to put what matters to you first.

After all, if you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.

Essentialism with Greg McKeown Greg McKeown, Wheelhouse Entertainment

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9, 162 Ratings

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Felt busy but not productive? Or like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?

I'm Greg McKeown, and welcome to the Essentialism podcast. Through my best-selling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, I've been fortunate to help many people deliberately distinguish the vital few from the trivial many and then remove these obstacles to create a clear path to accomplishing what matters. The Way of the Essentialist is not about trying to fit it all in - it's about fitting in only what matters.

Aspiring essentialists are always asking me for how they can apply these principles to their own lives. They want real examples from real people. This Essentialism podcast is my answer. Every week, we have conversations - sometimes with thought leaders, sometimes with celebrities, and often with people like you and me - to understand what they want to prioritize and help them apply Essentialism to achieve their goals in real life. I answer listener questions and talk about my own experiences as well, as I too am an aspiring Essentialist! You're invited to join us and take an hour or two a week to focus on learning how to put what matters to you first.

After all, if you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.

    Cal Newport on Unplugging the Static

    Cal Newport on Unplugging the Static

    Cal Newport, author of both Digital Minimalism and Deep Work, shares his research about the inevitable noise of technology and social media in our minds. He and Greg explore practical methods to unplug digitally and cover essential strategies to find deep focus.

    Essentialism Podcast
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    Greg McKeown
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    Wheelhouse Entertainment
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    Credits:
    Hosted by Greg McKeown
    Produced by Greg McKeown and Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Avi Gandhi, Brent Montgomery, Eric Wattenberg, and Ed Simpson
    Co-Produced by Emma Gladstone and Paul Dizon

    • 44 min
    An Essential Intervention with BJ Fogg

    An Essential Intervention with BJ Fogg

    This intervention episode explores the mind of BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits, and founder of Stanford's Behavior Design Lab. BJ and Greg discuss the challenges of balancing the demand of an ever-busy work schedule and cultivating optimal quality of life. They discuss how the resolution can be achieved by simply applying small changes with an Essentialism approach.

    Essentialism Podcast
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    Greg McKeown
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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregmckeown
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    Wheelhouse Entertainment
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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wheelhouse-group-llc/

    Credits:
    Hosted by Greg McKeown
    Produced by Greg McKeown and Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Avi Gandhi, Brent Montgomery, Eric Wattenberg, and Ed Simpson
    Co-Produced by Emma Gladstone and Paul Dizon

    • 48 min
    Eve Rodsky on Playing Dysfunctional Games

    Eve Rodsky on Playing Dysfunctional Games

    Eve Rodsky, author of Fairplay, and Greg discuss the age-old universal problem of gender imbalance when it comes to allocating domestic responsibilities. They dive into the toll this has on couples and families, and explore real, essential solutions to rebalance life at home through organizational and time management strategies.

    Essentialism Podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/essentialismpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/essentialismpodcast

    Greg McKeown
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregorymckeown
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregmckeown
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregorymckeown/

    Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheelhousegroup/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wheelhouse-group-llc/

    Credits:
    Hosted by Greg McKeown
    Produced by Greg McKeown and Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Avi Gandhi, Brent Montgomery, Eric Wattenberg, and Ed Simpson
    Co-Produced by Emma Gladstone and Paul Dizon

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Patrick McGinnis on The Fear Of Missing Out

    Patrick McGinnis on The Fear Of Missing Out

    Patrick McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO, and Greg discuss the anxiety we all sometimes feel, globally known as the fear of missing out. From its roots as a biological response to a term amplified in culture through social media, this episode helps us to understand how to combat this feeling through practical decision making, prioritizing what is essential, and turning FOMO into a positive mindset.

    Essentialism Podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/essentialismpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/essentialismpodcast

    Greg McKeown
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregorymckeown
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregmckeown
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregorymckeown/

    Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheelhousegroup/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wheelhouse-group-llc/

    Credits:
    Hosted by Greg McKeown
    Produced by Greg McKeown and Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Avi Gandhi, Brent Montgomery, Eric Wattenberg, and Ed Simpson
    Co-Produced by Emma Gladstone and Paul Dizon

    • 59 min
    An Essential Intervention with Nurse Emily Stewart

    An Essential Intervention with Nurse Emily Stewart

    This special intervention episode takes you through the eyes of a frontline nurse working through a global pandemic. Emily Stewart (National Health Service) and Greg discuss that authentic struggle we can all relate to. Finding the balance between work and family, putting it all on the table, and having something left at the end of the day. They identify real-life, actionable steps we can all take to begin the Essentialist path.

    Essentialism Podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/essentialismpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/essentialismpodcast

    Greg McKeown
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregorymckeown
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregmckeown
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregorymckeown/

    Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheelhousegroup/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wheelhouse-group-llc/

    Credits:
    Hosted by Greg McKeown
    Produced by Greg McKeown and Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Avi Gandhi, Brent Montgomery, Eric Wattenberg, and Ed Simpson
    Co-Produced by Emma Gladstone and Paul Dizon

    • 1 hr 3 min
    David Allen on Getting the Right Things Done

    David Allen on Getting the Right Things Done

    David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, and Greg discuss the practical ways and key specifics to immediately begin the journey of cutting out what is non-essential, both personally and professionally. They go back and forth on the deeper and visionary elements of why it’s beneficial to focus on doing what matters most.

    Essentialism Podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/essentialismpod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/essentialismpodcast

    Greg McKeown
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregorymckeown
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregmckeown
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregorymckeown/

    Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheelhousegroup/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wheelhouse-group-llc/

    Credits:
    Hosted by Greg McKeown
    Produced by Greg McKeown and Wheelhouse Entertainment
    Executive Produced by Greg McKeown, Avi Gandhi, Brent Montgomery, Eric Wattenberg, and Ed Simpson
    Co-Produced by Emma Gladstone and Paul Dizon

     

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Olivia Jenks ,

Great podcast

Essentialism is dynamic and evolving. The interviews aren’t the standard tell me about your book. Authors and others alike the interviews are great. The interview with BJ Bogg magnificently brought out the best aspects of both author’s books and how Tiny Habits and Essentialism can weave together. Kudos to BJ for his authenticity during this podcast to help others.

evangelistmatt ,

Game changer

Think the world of Greg. His book Essentialism is a game changer and I’m so pumped he’s doing this podcast!

AviGandhi ,

Essentialism is for everyone

UPDATE: I’ve been listening for a few weeks now and am enjoying it. I don’t know every guest, but I do appreciate how he will talk to both “normal” people and the rich and famous. Still 5 stars!

Greg McKeown’s philosophy is necessary for anyone who feels like they’ve hit a wall or are doing more to achieve others’ goals than their own. It’s resonated in my life and many of my friends and family’s. Super excited about this podcast!

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