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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.

    136. What If You Could Be 1% More Intelligent Everyday?

    136. What If You Could Be 1% More Intelligent Everyday?

    Have you ever felt that there are some subjects that you just can't master? Have you ever imagined what would be possible if you could get more intelligent? What would happen if you got 1% more intelligent every single day? By the end of this episode, you will be able to increase your intelligence, figure things out faster, absorb knowledge more quickly, and even learn what you once struggled with. Let's begin

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    • 31 min
    135. How To Live Life In Crescendo with Cynthia Covey Haller

    135. How To Live Life In Crescendo with Cynthia Covey Haller

    Have you ever felt like it's too late for you? Have you ever felt like life passed you by, that your dream is gone forever, or that too many awful things have happened to you? Today I have as my guest the daughter of the late great Stephen R. Covey. Her name is Cynthia Covey Haller, and she has spent 10 plus years completing a book for you. She started it with her father, and it was his last big idea. Today, we will share this new habit of highly effective people with you, along with actionable advice for putting it into practice. By the end of this episode, you will have learned or relearned about the greatest power that is in you, a power that will help you hope again. Let's begin. 
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    • 45 min
    134. The Highest Leverage Activity In The World

    134. The Highest Leverage Activity In The World

    Have you ever underinvested in your personal development? Have you ever been too busy living to think about life today? I'm going to share an inspiring story, something counterintuitive that I've learned, and some actionable advice. By the end of this episode, you will be able to take advantage of what might be the highest leverage activity on earth. Let's begin.
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    • 21 min
    133. Why 10X Is Easier Than 2X with Dr. Benjamin Hardy (Part 2)

    133. Why 10X Is Easier Than 2X with Dr. Benjamin Hardy (Part 2)

    Have you found that in your current busyness you have underinvested in your personal growth? If you have, then you're in the right place, and this is the right episode for you today. I have invited back my friend, Dr. Ben Hardy, onto the podcast to tell us why it is easier to do 10X than 2X. By the end of this episode, you will be able to shift your mindset from the limits of 2X thinking to the freedom of 10X thinking.

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    • 42 min
    132. The Disciplined Pursuit of Doing Nothing

    132. The Disciplined Pursuit of Doing Nothing

    What can we learn from the world's greatest public servant and most experienced diplomat? In this episode, we're diving deep into the practices that will help you create space to understand others, no matter the differences that stand between you. This is one of the rarest abilities to possess, but by the end of the episode, you will have everything you need to reap its rewards.
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    • 26 min
    131. Machine Living: Operating System for Your Life with Rob Dyrdek (Part 2)

    131. Machine Living: Operating System for Your Life with Rob Dyrdek (Part 2)

    Have you ever had the sense that you had greater potential than your current life requires or even allows you to produce? Do you ever feel like there's a lot more inside of you, but you are already so busy, you can't possibly get to any of it. By the end of this part 2 episode with Rob Dyrdek, you will have a vision of what you have to create in order to create a life of highest contribution.

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Customer Reviews

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711 Ratings

Kadeeeeejha ,

A reawakening of self

For a while I’ve been silently asking myself “How is it that you’ve always been the one in first place, the smartest in the room or the one with THE right idea, but you struggle to apply this intelligence to your business and yourself?

I just finished the episode on Intelligence and the insights about how I may have been conditioned have answered this question. I’ve slacked on learning and investing in my learning. My EGO, for a while, told me that I know all that I need to know — but learning is never ending.

This podcast (and Essentialism, the book) have been instrumental in my reawakening and are now a part of my daily routine. Thank you, Greg, for creating this space!

Amy RG ,

Another inspiring podcast

I like to listen to Greg’s podcasts in the morning because they help put me in the right mindset for the day. This podcast was another terrific example that got my thoughts flowing in a positive way and reminded me to make the main thing the main thing. Thank you for this!

nemnie122 ,

Way to inspire, Cynthia!

Loved hearing from this sweet, older sister about her life experiences and goals to contribute and not just aquire. Thank you.

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