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250: Greg McKeown - Essentialism • The Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) • The Cost of Saying Yes

By Dr. Jesse Chappus & Marni Wasserman

Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” and his writing has appeared or been covered by Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, and Harvard Business Review. He graduated with an MBA from Stanford University. Originally from London, England, Greg now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and their four children. In this episode, we discuss: Greg’s desire to teach and write Permission to consider a different path What is essentialism? The undisciplined pursuit of more The paradox of success The work of life Living life reactively The disciplined pursuit of less How to filter through the noise You have a choice... you don’t have to do what other people are doing JOMO – the joy of missing out Following the path less travelled Creating a space to explore 3 phases of essentialism If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will The birth of Greg’s daughter and how essentialism was born Saying no gracefully The cost of saying yes The difference between counterfeit play and real play Your mind is being renewed with play Explore what is essential Greg’s life-changing morning ritual Reading is thinking with another person’s mind The practice of journaling Why some people underestimate time Creating healthy boundaries Show sponsors: Thrive Market <== As a new customer you get a free 30-day membership, 25% off your order, and free shipping (US only)* CoreChair <== Apply the code tuhpcc at checkout for your listener discount (free shipping in North America) Four Sigmatic <== 10% off all Four Sigmatic products & free shipping over $100 Sunwarrior <== 10% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $100 Related links: Greg McKeown - Essentialism (book)* Greg McKeown's website Follow Greg McKeown on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Jim Collins - How The Mighty Fall (book)* The Undisciplined Pursuit of More (article) Monica Torres - How to take a ‘think week’ (or day) like Bill Gates (article) Joseph Smith - Book of Mormon (book)* David McCullough - John Adams (book)* Clayton Christensen Download our FREE TUHP iOS app! Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to follow our show on Spotify. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures. 5. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!

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