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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.

    Eye to Eye, Face to Face with Professor C. Terry Warner

    Eye to Eye, Face to Face with Professor C. Terry Warner

    Have you ever felt seriously stuck in a relationship where the harder you tried, the worse it got? I am thrilled to have one of the wisest people I have ever had the fortune of knowing to be joining us – Professor C Terry Warner. His book Bonds That Make Us Free, changed my life more than once and I return to it regularly. This is part one of two, Warner shares the story behind one of the most startling discoveries in psychology over the last 50 years. By the end of this episode, you will understand what keeps you trapped in the most frustrating relationships of your life work or at home. 

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    • 34 min
    Solve Problems Before They Happen with Dan Heath

    Solve Problems Before They Happen with Dan Heath

    Can you think of a problem that irritates you repeatedly? What has the total cost of managing that been to you over several years today? I have invited the New York Times best-selling author Dan Heath to help answer the 10 X dilemma. By the end of this episode, you will be able to solve problems before they happen.

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    • 53 min
    What Residual Results Are You Getting in Your Life?

    What Residual Results Are You Getting in Your Life?

    A critical key to understanding yourself is discovering the residual results you're getting in your life. These are the things you get by default as a result of the systems and habits in your life. This could look like too many meetings, too many emails, too many calories, too much procrastination, or a myriad of other things. Luckily, there's a way to reduce the amount of these residual results and make essential results easier to produce and non-essential results harder to produce. By the end of this episode, you'll understand the counterintuitive practice that will turn modest efforts into remarkable results.

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    • 29 min
    Understanding Each Other with Parker J. Palmer (Part 2)

    Understanding Each Other with Parker J. Palmer (Part 2)

    Have you ever had someone come to you with a dilemma, but when you start to share your advice, they resist your every suggestion? The relationship gets more strained. You leave feeling frustrated, but when you open up, you immediately get advice and feel more alone and more confused than you were before. For this episode, I continue the conversation I started in Episode 17 with one of my heroes, Parker J. Palmer. He's sharing a story or two, some of the things he has learned over decades, and some actionable advice. By the end of this episode, you will be better able to help people unravel their confusion and find the right way forward.

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    • 48 min
    Understanding Each Other with Parker J. Palmer (Part 1)

    Understanding Each Other with Parker J. Palmer (Part 1)

    Have you ever had someone come to you with a dilemma, but when you start to share your advice, they resist your every suggestion? The relationship gets more strained. You leave feeling frustrated, but when you open up you immediately get advice and feel more alone and more confused than you were before. For this episode, I have invited one of my heroes, Parker J. Palmer, to share a story or two, some of the things he has learned over decades and some actionable advice. By the end of this episode, you will be better able to help people unravel their confusion and find the right way forward. 

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    • 48 min
    Turn Your Story into Meaningful Action with Dan Davis, Founder of Stiry

    Turn Your Story into Meaningful Action with Dan Davis, Founder of Stiry

    Have you ever wanted to be seen; to be heard? To be known? To feel that your life with its challenges, even its suffering – that all of it matters. Have you wanted to be able to understand your own story better and to be able to share that story with other people – even to have it last after you are no longer here. By the end of this episode with Dan Davis (founder of Stiry Films), you will learn a step-by-step process for how to turn the suffering of your life into a meaningful story. A story that can inspire you to go forward and further a story that can inspire other people around you, a story that can inspire people after you.

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    • 45 min

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North Star

This podcast, as well as Greg’s books, are like a North Star guiding his listeners to a better, more impactful path.

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Changing by Educating

The thing I most admire about this podcast is that Greg doesn’t just remind me of things I should be or want to be doing; he educates me. And when I know better, I DO better.

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One of the best! Go Upstream.

The Upstream episode on solving problems before they happen is a game changer! So many real-life cases of how careful study

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