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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.
 
“21 years ago I survived a sexual assault from my boyfriend. 14 years ago I decided not to kill myself. 11 years ago I was left with 350 k worth of bad debt. 9 years ago I had a #MeToo moment (sexual coercion, gossip, harassment) 7 years ago I welcomed my beautiful daughter into the world. 5 years ago I left my marriage to fall in love with myself. 3 years ago I allowed myself to fully heal and reconnect with my feminine; 2 years ago I rebuilt my life, moved into my own tiny home and found m ...
 
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. I ...
 
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Have you ever found yourself between two conflicting groups at work or in your personal life? In this episode, I'll share with you a lesson I observed from Pope Francis on being a great mediator. You'll also learn the power of creating a high trust agreement to ensure all groups involved get exactly what they want. Resources Mentioned: Harvard's Wi…
 
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 …
 
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. Learn more about my books and course…
 
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://…
 
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 Learn more a…
 
KYRIAKI aka Katie Elizabeth Chonacas is a Greek American artist working in the entertainment industry for two decades. On Katie's website, chonacas.com, you'll see some of the creative ventures she’s been a part of TV/FILM acting, voiceovers, music, podcasting, and articles that she has written on Arianna Huffington’s publications. Katie is a multi…
 
April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to help us spread awareness and talk about this serious matter, Lamont N' Leah invited special guest, Candice Smiley, fellow Podcaster of Create the Ripple Podcast. In this episode, we talk about what sexual assault is, why it happens, what consent is and isn't, and what available resources are out there…
 
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 mo…
 
Welcome to our first ever guest episode! To start us off on the absolute best foot possible, we sat down with a phenomenal woman - a truth speaker, a wounded healer, and a courageous and bold modern wise woman - Candice Smiley, of Create the Ripple Podcast, to talk about living in authenticity, sharing your truth with courage and confidence, and be…
 
This episode is all about learning how to RECEIVE more of what we desire. Oftentimes, when we are building businesses, marketing, creating new programs etc, we end up slipping into hustling and "making it happen." Download the Badass Boundaries Free Starter Kit Here: https://www.thebadassacademy.com/ While this can serve us at times, lets not forge…
 
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 fu…
 
Have you ever pushed yourself past the point of exhaustion and woke up the next day completely burned out? In this episode, I explore how setting a sustainable pace allows you to reach peak performance, not for a day, a week, or a month but your entire life. You'll learn why rest is a critical component for performing at your best and why one of th…
 
Sometimes we ruin it. Other times, someone tries to ruin us. Either way, the things meant for evil shall be turned for the greater good. For your greater good. For the greater good of those whom you will touch and cross paths with. Remember this, you are loved by a Power greater than you can comprehend. Destiny cannot be lost when it's owned by the…
 
In this episode, I am joined by my friend Stephen M.R. Covey to talk about his new book, Trust & Inspire. You'll learn how the right leadership produces effortless results and relationships. For fifty years we have heard that we need to move away from "command and control" leadership. But nobody has named what we should do instead. That's what Step…
 
The Chinese said: Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. Programming is an exciting and dynamic field to work in, there is always something new to learn, new opportunities (problems to solve), so they rarely are required to repeat the same task for years. We are masters of the unknown, continuously faced with: new problem…
 
You are a wise woman. You have within you all the knowing you need... we tend to forget this or in some cases have this part of ourselves knocked out of us. Erin, Ellie and I wander through conversation that will wake you up and remind you, it is safe for you to know your true self, show up as that self every day and that the world needs you to sho…
 
Two weeks ago I shared some thoughts on "the genius of routines" and the response from listeners was off the charts. Questions poured in. In this Q&A episode, my wife Anna joins me to respond to these questions and share immediately applicable and realistic ways to apply routines in families. This podcast episode is not just for people in the c-sui…
 
Boundaries are a thing. This is a fun episode. Lots of laughs and loving self-depreciation and a lot of honesty from a gal who has won a GRAMMY and has rubbed shoulders with some incredible people in Hollywood and L.A. And even she feels like an imposter sometimes... she struggles to set good boundaries and say no?! This is an episode for the woman…
 
Do you ever feel like you have so many important things to do that it’s impossible to prioritize them? Even knowing where to start can be challenging. In this week’s episode, I talk with prioritization expert Dr. Bjorn Lomborg. Through his think tank, The Copenhagen Consensus, Dr. Lomborg has prioritized the most significant challenges facing the w…
 
Bob Wheeler has been to Mount Everest Basecamp... He's climbed Mount Kilimanjaro... And he's written a book about Emotional Spending. He is by far the most interesting accountant I have ever met, and one of my all time favorite conversations I have had to date on the podcast. Have a listen! ** “Learn how to stay in difficult conversations. Learn ho…
 
One of the most significant setbacks of the last few years has been the dismantling of many of our boundaries and routines. I think we have all felt this. Whether you are living out of your inbox, overwhelmed with texts and notifications, or have found yourself caught up in a zoom-eat-sleep-repeat lifestyle, it's an exhausting way to live. Join me …
 
TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss abuse and trauma in this episode, so if that content isn't for you, please exercise your discretion with this episode. This might have been one of the most important conversations I’ve had about healing your trauma yet. Learn about fawning as a trauma response. Why it’s likely that you have done this, or might still be;…
 
Do you ever find that your mind always seems to drift from what you're doing now to something else no matter how hard you try? Well, I have some welcome news. According to Dr. Amishi Jha, Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami and author of the new book PEAK MiND, there is nothing wrong with your brain. It was built to be distractable. …
 
I had Tamra Andress on my podcast and I sat in deep contemplative silence for over 30 minutes after the show. That's the powerful effect that someone who is living that grounded into their truth, faith and purpose has. It moved me to consider, and reconsider my life, my choices. And to wish, deeply wish to follow the stirring within to show up more…
 
We live in a noisy world by any estimation. And while we need people, we also need solitude. This week I’m speaking with Adam Shoalts, who was named one of the “greatest living explorers” by Canadian Geographic. Adam is an author, speaker, and adventurer who has learned to tap into the rejuvenating power of solitude. In our conversation, Adam remin…
 
I am joined by the beautiful Anika Wilson as we discuss leadership, being a woman of color and how I fear the angry black woman. As always this is a conversation about topics that really matter - and today's is about how subtly and insidiously racial prejudices and stereotypes are... and what the heck I can do about them. ** “If a black woman start…
 
One of the biggest lessons I have learned over the last few years is that you can’t design a life that really matters without a community of people who support each other. Yet too often, we try to go it alone. In this week’s episode, Jennie Allen, author of the new book Find Your People, joins the show to discuss how you can find your people, begin…
 
What happens when leaders stop listening? What happens when they use their power or rather, abuse their power, to shut down and shame? I guess I have an expectation of leadership; the expectation that they will behave better, think bigger, respond from a place of established emotional maturity. That is to say, they will hold lightly to their person…
 
If your life is anything like mine, you probably have far more problems than you can solve in one day. It’s easy to become overwhelmed. When this happens, it is often our most important relationships that suffer. But the good news is there is a solution. Taking just a few moments to celebrate small wins, especially with those that matter most, can …
 
Rachel Shumway joins me to have a beautiful, candid, and unscripted conversation. This is about two healed trauma survivors who connect on anger, acceptance and being unafraid to be messy in our own journey to heal more fully and share with total transparency. ** “In a partnership, I think we have to be able to be vulnerable and have that trust. Fi…
 
Does saying no make you feel awkward? Are you worried about missing out on an opportunity? Or are you fearful of rocking the boat? In this episode, I’m talking about practical ways to make saying no easier and sharing simple strategies you can use to deliver a graceful no. Learning to say no takes practice. But once you’ve mastered it, you will fin…
 
TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss abortions in this episode, so if that content isn't for you, please exercise your discretion with this episode. Carmen Cervantes is a woman who never thought she would be a mother, by her own conscious choice. When she and her husband found themselves unexpectedly pregnant they consciously decided that they would have a…
 
How often have you heard someone say they want to live their life with no regrets? Our society often teaches us that a successful life is one lived without regrets. But in his new book The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, best-selling author Dan Pink offers a different perspective. Regret, he suggests, is a valuable raw mater…
 
Trigger Warning. This is a Tell the Truth personal podcast that might be triggering for some. Saturday, January 22nd marked the 49th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling. That landmark moment is now being threatened as the political landscape has changed in the last few years. Now, in this podcast I am endeavoring to NOT go into the…
 
How well are you listening to your life? Truly listening is one of the greatest gifts you can give. And we can all get better at doing it. That’s why I invited Ximena Vengoechea, author of Listen Like You Mean It, to join me on this week’s episode of the What’s Essential podcast. In our conversation, we explore how becoming a better listener will m…
 
Grab your pen and journal for this podcast. I am joined by Oola Coach, Joel Haasenritter, and the intent of this show is to give you topics that if you just begin to think about them might just be catalytic for change in your life. Joel is my coach and I am so glad to be diving into personal development again after taking a few years off (healing!)…
 
This week I’m talking with my friend, entrepreneur, and television star Rob Dyrdek. Every time I speak with Rob, I leave with a clearer view of what it takes to get to a completely different level in my life. The secret Rob has learned that allows him to be so successful is that not all effort is created equal. Rob has carefully designed his life a…
 
This is why you might not need to listen to another goal setting podcast if you want to hit your goals in 2022. I'm wondering if it's a "self worth" question. Insert "what's love got to do with it" tune here. Seriously though, do you need another goal setting podcast or how to make up the vision board? Probably not, although you can check out my sy…
 
This is the 1st episode in our series The Passionate and Essentialist Programmer, in which we discuss the importance of having a purpose, becoming independent-minded and embarking on a quest for novelty in your coding career.We focused on the Why? of your journey where you'll learn how to start a quest for novelty not conformity, becoming an indepe…
 
How clear are you on what’s essential in your life right now? Pretty clear? Really clear? Completely lost and overwhelmed? Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, becoming clear on what’s most important will help you find purpose and direction in your life. In this episode, I discuss how you can gain greater clarity by creating an essential …
 
One of my goals for 2022 is to be more centered. With all that is going on, being centered feels like a bit of a challenge right now. Perhaps you feel this way too? That's why I invited Chip Conley to be my first guest of the new year. Chip is a strategic advisor for Airbnb and helped them not only survive the pandemic but thrive as they focused on…
 
With 2022 so close this is the perfect episode to use as a catalyst to think about what you want, who you might be if your beliefs didn’t de-fine or limit you or to open yourself to expansive change and see what source might have in store for you in the future. This is an episode for the one who is not afraid of a little woo woo, discussions on pas…
 
How happy are you on a scale of 1-10? Regardless of what number you answered, the more important question is, what would it take to make that number a 10? In this special replay of one of 2021's most popular episodes, I speak with Harvard happiness professor Arthur Brooks about living a better and happier life. You’ll learn: The three ingredients o…
 
Have you ever sacrificed your time, energy, and sanity simply because you believed the only way to accomplish something worthwhile was through great effort? What if you could find a way to make essential things easier? Join me as I share an excerpt from my latest book, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. In this episode, you’ll lear…
 
I can’t thank you all enough for tuning in each week and showing all the love and support for season 1 of Create the Ripple Podcast. From my family to yours, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season and stay tuned for season 2 and some more amazing things happening in 2022! -Candice Smiley ** “Listen, pay attention & make the changes…
 
Discernment is at the core of what it means to be an Essentialist. It helps us sort through the trivial many and identify the essential few. It allows us to see things as they really are. It guides our intuition, helping us make decisions and take actions that really matter. Join me and my wife Anna as we discuss how we can become better at discern…
 
Whew. When I read the bio on Lisa Morton I felt all kinds of intimidated. Then we met online to podcast and it was like I found a long lost sister. This woman shared her story and entrepreneur journey with me with such vulnerability and transparency it was like taking a deep breath of fresh mountain air. This is a show for the very-human big-dream …
 
Are there high-stakes conversations in your life that you need to have but are putting off? This week I welcome special guest Joseph Grenny, one of the authors of the bestselling book, Crucial Conversations. In this episode, we talk about: Why silence is the most significant communication error we make The cost of not speaking up How to make it saf…
 
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