Ep 144 | Essentialism with Greg McKeown

August 4th, 2020 · 47 mins 48 secs

About this Episode

Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The disciplined Pursuit of Less joins us to discuss how his philosophy can complement your KonMari journey.

Our guest Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people and teams break through to the next level—and others don’t. His New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller,
“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” has frequently been the #1 Time Management book on Amazon. The book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success.

Greg also hosts a podcast called Essentialism with Greg McKeown.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • The personal and professional, experiences that led Greg begin to pursuit the essential
  • Essentialism boiled down
  • Essentialism's connection to our personal energy management
  • How to build life by design instead of default
  • Essentialism's impact on Greg's family culture of "resounding yes" clarity
  • The difference between Essentialism and "No-ism"
  • The first episode of Essentialism podcast with Greg's wife Anna
  • The short cut to Essentialism and how it impacts projects at home
  • How to explain Essentialism to children
  • How to journal like an essentialist
  • Greg's tips for reevaluating what's essential as we navigate this pandemic
  • Essentialism 21 Day Challenge

Greg's favorite tidying/productivity tip:
Discard one thing right now.

What sparks joy for Greg:
Making a list of twenty things that spark joy for you.

You can find Greg over at essentialism.com and sign up for the 21 day challenge.

"[Essentialism] is the anecdote to the undisciplined pursuit of more."
"Non-essentialism is a con...it doesn't deliver."
"I want to do the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons."
"Anything less than 90% important is at least questioned, or in fact entirely discarded."
"Essentialism is about becoming more of who you really are and less and less of who you really aren't."
"Is it essential?"
"Protect the asset."
"You can design essential activities to be fun or you can design them to be awful."

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