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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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DYING OF LAUGHTER with Chelsea London Lloyd is a podcast featuring interviews with millennial comedians and funny-at-heart humans with a deceased parent or sibling. Lloyd grew up with two sick parents; her dad died of ALS after a 15 year journey + her mom currently combats stage 4 metastatic breast cancer for the second time. Bonus episodes include interviews with grief counselors, funeral directors, cancer survivors, previvors, therapists, life coaches, oncologists + genetic counselors to n ...
 
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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Popping in to say hi and to remind you that less is more. We know this, yet we forget this. In Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown reminds us that less is more in an inspiring, relatable, and digestable way! I am reading this book for the third time. Yes, you heard me. So I'm just going to leave that right there... "Have you…
 
How do you achieve 10X results in your life, work or relationships without working harder? This is known as the 10X dilemma. What got you here, won't get you there. By the end of this episode, you'll learn 5 things you can do right now to be able to get that next level but without burning out. Join my weekly newsletter at GregMcKeown.com/1mw Learn …
 
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Have you ever been busy but not productive? Do you feel your time is constantly highjacked by other people's agenda for you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the way out is the way of the essentialist. By the end of this episode, you'll be better able to eliminate the non-essentials in …
 
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…
 
Today we sit down with Rebecca Soffer, cofounder of Modern Loss. Modern Loss is a global movement offering creative, meaningful, and practical content and community addressing the long arc of grief. @modernloss Her brand new book, THE MODERN LOSS HANDBOOK: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience, is now avaialble f…
 
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 …
 
Two weeks ago I threw a (Jewish) Funeral-Themed Birthday Party, because of course I did. My friend Brenna Guinan is interviewing me all about it! Yes, it was weird...no, I didn't die. Come for the food, stay for the tea. Brenna is a licensed mental health counselor, certified rehabilitation counselor and the host of the Real Fckn Talk Podcast. @rea…
 
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://…
 
DARA KURTZ, after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-two, left her twenty-year career as a financial advisor to focus on writing and speaking. Today her personal blog, Crazy Perfect Life (www.crazyperfectlife.com), reaches over 200,000 followers. Dara is the author of three books, her most recent being: I am My Mother’s Daughter…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Miles Adams and Max Lemper-Tabatsky co-founded their company, Oaktree Memorials, after a personal loss revealed that unique and high quality, modern urns were difficult to come by. Death is a natural cycle of life and Max and Miles honor this with environmentally-friendly manufacturing and ethical practices. "We founded Oaktree after experiencing f…
 
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…
 
In this episode, I am taking you behind the scenes of a play I am starring in called BLAZE. Blaze is a modern play portraying a dysfunctional family attempting to get their sister/daughter into rehab. I interject with standup and storytelling sets throughout the show. It would be an honor and a pleasure to see your face in the audience! Those in LA…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Eileen’s passion is found in enabling individuals, families and communities to live healthy and balanced lives. She fulfills her calling through a combination of executive coaching, health and lifestyle coaching, serving the community and on business boards, and investing in companies that are making a positive impact in the world. Today we discuss…
 
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…
 
Toya Nicole is a Digital Marketing Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Christian Author and travel influencer from Dallas, Texas. Today we discuss the loss of Toya’s mother to complications from heart disease in 2001 and the loss of her father to prostate cancer in 2002. With her company, L. Nicole Media, for the past 8 years she has worked wit…
 
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…
 
David is an author, public speaker, philanthropist, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. In Cycle of Lives, David shares the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer. Today we discuss the loss of David’s sister. Da…
 
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 …
 
As creative duo “KnifeRock,” Machete and Erin’s short films have been selections of Marfa Film Festival, LA Shorts, and Moonfaze Feminist Film. As screenwriters-for-hire they’ve worked on features and television, Moon Manor will be Machete and Erin’s debut feature film. ABOUT ERIN & MACHETE: Erin and Machete met in 9th grade Honors English, but tru…
 
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. …
 
In the Face of Death, We Laughed As AIDS ravaged my friend’s body, levity carried us through the end. by Laura Gentle, as published on MODERN LOSS Laura Gentle is a freelance writer and communication creative living her best weird life in New Orleans. Learn more about her at lauragentle.com. Read the Modern Loss article here. @modernloss - About La…
 
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…
 
Jesse Moss is the Community Engagement Manager at Experience Camps, a nonprofit that champions the nation’s 5.3 million U.S. children who will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the time they reach 18. Today we discuss the loss of Jesse's brother and mom. Jesse's brother died by suicide/overdose in 2012 when he was 19 and Jesse was 22. …
 
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…
 
Aliee Chan is an actor and screenwriter from New Jersey who hasn't brushed her hair since 2003. She’s known for creating and starring in the series Quirky Female Protagonist, which screened at the LA Film Festival and received critical acclaim from Huffington Post, IndieWire, and WUWM. She develops TV comedies @ CBS and Safe Space @ Lakeshore Enter…
 
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 …
 
Keep Going by Edgar Guest (Fine, I added the Queen.) Poem: When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must—but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists…
 
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…
 
What does a woman do when her life has fallen apart and her heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months? She goes on a wild adventure, makes some bad decisions, and does a sh*t load of soul searching. But most importantly? She finds out how to love…herself. This is so not Eat, Pray, Love. This is Eat, Pray, #FML. Gabrielle Stone is…
 
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…
 
I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days. I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred. I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; It’s just not their task I am no longer waiting for the perfect children; my children have 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…
 
Jasmin Jenkins is an Integrative Grief Guide, and the founder of Fall Up, a healing space that supports people navigating the spectrum of grief with 1:1 guidance, mentorship, community circles, and healing ceremonies. In her work, she brings her clients into the invitations within their grief journeys. Jasmin believes that healing is a co-creative …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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