Author Archives: Greg McKeown

Two Phrases That can Change Your Life

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you. Mistake 1: Not protecting yourself from others. I once worked [...]


Entrepreneur Article “How to Prioritize When Everything Is a Priority”

Greg’s originally published post on LinkedIn was featured in Entrepreneur Article titled “How to Prioritize When Everything Is a Priority”. You can read the full article by going here: You can read the quoted article below: I recently was the keynote speaker [...]

How To Design Your Life’s Mission Into Your Career

When web designer Ben Blumenfeld was working for a major TV network, he was responsible for creating websites for mainstream shows. One day, he made a breakthrough that led to a significant uptake on a show, but the success struck [...]

How to Say No Gracefully

Saying no to a senior leader or customer seems almost unthinkable, even laughable, for many people. However, when saying yes is going to compromise your ability to make thehighest contribution, it is also your obligation. We would expect a CFO [...]


If You Don’t Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will

“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” So said Mahatma Gandhi, and we all know how his conviction played out on the world stage. But what [...]


The Most Important Hour Of Your Life

An executive called me up a few months ago in existential pain. He had spent the last several years pursuing a career path he now admitted was not right for him. He had overstayed his time building a software company [...]

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day – Harvard Business Review

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money.  He even got along well with his in-laws!  So why did he have so much [...]


The Chalene Show Diciplined Pursuit of less

In this episode Chalene speaks with New York Times best selling author Greg McKeown about how to practice the disciplined pursuit of less and how our culture has taught us to do more and to be more and that in [...]

Two Questions to Ask Yourself Every Morning

I recently spoke at a conference in Silicon Valley and I was pleased to stay for the rest of the event afterwards. The final speaker, Connie Podesta, said something which struck my curiosity. She said, “I am going to share [...]


How To Simplify Your Life In 5 Minutes A Day

The situation for many of us is that life is fast and full of opportunity. The complication is we think we have to do everything. The implication of this is that we make a millimeter progress in a million directions. [...]