#171: Live the Earned Life with Marshall Goldsmith

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Are you a goal-oriented overachiever? Do you believe that once you accomplish X, Y, and Z goals you will be happy? Or perhaps you feel like you’re drowning in regret for opportunities you’ve missed. Today’s guest, leading executive coach, and best-selling author, Marshall Goldsmith reminds us about the importance of living in the present. In this episode, Marshall joins Hala to discuss his new book, The Earned Life: Loose Regret, Choose Fulfillment.

Topics Include:

- Marshall’s childhood and early years

- Hitchhiking and why Buddhism is Marshall’s life philosophy

- Marshall’s interpretation of Buddhism

- How Buddhism philosophies play into Marshall’s favorite sayings

- How he uses his Buddhist philosophies in coaching

- His book, The Earned Life: Loose Regret, Choose Fulfillment

- The marshmallow research and the benefit and drawback of delayed gratification

- Coaching moment and the power of “I am”

- Impermanence and the every breath paradigm

- Letting go of past successes

- Two exercises to earn your life every day

- Definition of an earned life

- Why not worry about the outcome

- The parable of the golfer and the beer can

- How regret and fulfillment are opposites

- The three demands when it comes to living an earned life

- Demand #1: Live your own life, not someone else’s version of it

- How vicarious living prevents us from living our own life

- Demand #2: commit yourself to earn every day, make it a habit

- Demand #3: attach your earning moments to something greater than mere personal ambition

- What is the agency of no choice and why is their freedom in limiting choices

- Marshall’s actionable advice

- Marshall’s secret to profiting in life

- And other topics…

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is recognized as the leading expert on leadership and coaching for behavioral change. He has been named one of the Top Ten Business Thinkers in the World and the top-rated executive coach at the Thinkers50 ceremony in London since 2011.

Marshall is the author of several Wall Street Journal and New York Times #1 bestsellers including Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, which is also the winner of the Harold Longman Award as Best Business Book of the Year. His newest book, The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment was released in May 2022.

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Resources Mentioned:

The Earned Life by Marshall Goldsmith: https://marshallgoldsmith.com/book-page-the-earned-life/

YAP Episode #42: Become a Better Leader with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith https://youngandprofiting.com/42-become-a-better-leader-with-dr-marshall-goldsmith/

“The Better Boss” Marshall’s New Yorker Profile: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/04/22/the-better-boss

Marshall’s Email: marshall@marshallgoldsmith.com

Marshall’s Website: https://marshallgoldsmith.com/

Marshall’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marshallgoldsmith/

Marshall’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachgoldsmith/

Marshall’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachgoldsmith

Marshall’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall.Goldsmith.Library

Marshall’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtvlM6xRUC_ErV_q1FgUgiA

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