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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Felt busy but not productive? Or like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? Welcome to the What’s Essential podcast. Join Greg and his guests – thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and people like you – for inspired weekly conversations focused on learning how to put what matters to you first and do less, but better. Subscribe now – because if you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will!

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Greg McKeown is such a good interviewer. He’s a good listener, good at restating, great questions, so meaningful. Love the podcast. ❤️

Creating Jenny / 2020-07-26

Thought-Provoking and Wonderful

I loved this podcast so much I went out and bought his book then went to Patreon! Greg asks his guests incredibly thought-provoking questions that not only provide you, as the listener, with great knowledge and wisdom, but they as provoke reflection within oneself. My only regret is finding the podcast so early because I want more and now I have to be patient!

Dysdyb / 2020-07-25

Too long. Make it more essential.

I love the book, but this podcast is too long and after 20 minutes the “interviews” lose track and the focus on “what are we talking about?”.

marciocantelli / 2020-07-23

Grow Fast while Doing Less

This podcast is not just inspiring and educational, it also encourages us to on new ways to apply essentialism to the very areas of our lives that matter most.

Angel Lebak / 2020-07-20

Not what I was hoping for... until episode 7

Update 7/17/2020: The essentialist intervention with Emily was the first episode I loved! Finally, essentialism for the everyday person. Thank you for including this episode. I look forward to more like it. Original review: I am a big fan of Essentialism. I read the book again each year to refresh and refocus. But a huge downfall for me with the book... and now the podcast... is how unrelatable it is to everyday life. The book is written for CEOs and big business people... now the podcast is also focused on big, successful, famous business people and the message of essentialism is not standing out to me at all in the episodes. Too bad. I was really looking forward to getting more from the podcast.

Yalnifm / 2020-07-17

Not essentialist

This podcast is too long for an essentialist. I want the meat, spare me the bones.

Andy Duncan / 2020-07-17

Perfect time for this essential message

The book was life-changing. How thrilled I am now to look forward to these reinforcing episodes to remind me about the book's lessons and get ideas for how they can be implemented in my life. The timing is remarkable...I think we are all more receptive than ever to Essentialism's core message as we are forced into the "Great Pause" and reevaluating our priorities. This podcast will be enormously helpful as we rethink what we want our life to be like whenever we emerge from the pandemic's grip. Thank you.

Riverwoodwriter / 2020-07-15

Essential Listening

You need this podcast. It is interesting, insightful and transformative. Greg’s brilliance and warmth come through beautifully.

Paul from MP / 2020-07-08

Love it

This podcast is brilliant. I loved the book and being able to hear straight from Greg is even better. I would love an episode about essentialism and health, as I’ve heard him mention a few interesting practices, like giving up sugar or only drinking water.

essentiallyshai / 2020-07-07

Great app!

Terrific app! Highly recommend

silversaber / 2020-06-30

Conversation with Dr. Easterling Williams

What a triumph! This conversation is a must listen. There are several ideas brought up that are blow away! I’ve been a huge Essentialism fan since Greg’s work was published 6 years ago. Thrilled there’s a Podcast now and did not expect this wonderful episode. Thank you Greg and keep up the good work!

9erSteve / 2020-06-26

Essentialism

There are times in our history where life’s journey needs rational perspective to help along life’s essential journey. Greg McGowan’s Perspectives will help with the obstacles and clutter getting in the way of true effectiveness. Great podcast Greg.

Nappiekid / 2020-06-26

SPOT ON

My favorite quote - “When you focus on what you lack, you lose what you have. When you focus on what you have, you lose what you lack.” It’s all about perspective; it’s all about GRATITUDE

backseatdriverpodcast / 2020-06-25

Find your life’s essential mission

I love what Greg teaches in this podcast and his book. Greg and Anna have helped me cut back so I can pursue the most important things in my life with greater focus and energy, which has led to greater progress.

Neilspencer / 2020-06-24

“Prioritize your life or someone else will”

As a singer/songwriter of 15 years I’ve learned the power of simplicity. As a builder and occupant of a tiny house for 7 years, I embraced essentialism long before discovering, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less. Little did I know I had a lot to learn. Greg’s book has changed my life and his podcast continues to enlighten me.

cruport / 2020-06-23

Great Follow-up to the Book

After reading Essentialism twice I am so glad to have found this Podcast to be reminded of these concepts. I particularly enjoyed the first episode. It was thoughtful and entertaining.

Kirina / 2020-06-23

Over the mooon

Greg….I love this book and in fact it not only became an instant hit with me but my favorite book! I fully subscribe to all the areas and concepts in this book. I subscribe to his newsletter and his book is prominently displayed in my home. I am looking forward to more with the podcast. I’m giving this a 4 ⭐️ not because I think is not all the way good but because I always believe we can be better, so get the book and get ready.

AronJA / 2020-06-18

Love this

Essentialism has help me and the book is fantastic. Great podcast, ready to learn more to do and be better.

c kump / 2020-06-18

Good stuff

Greg’s work is helping me take my life back. I’m learning that Essentialism is a whole new way of going about this crazy life - one that makes life simpler and more beautiful.

JKoyle1 / 2020-06-13

Great stuff

Even better to hear it in your own voice. Thanks Greg.

Enjoyed the book / 2020-05-22

Transformative Book

If the podcast is anything like the book, we are all going to be substantially better for it.

Sean O'Donoghue / 2020-05-21

Going to be Awesome!

What is essential to me is meaning.

J.McKeown / 2020-05-21

Can’t Wait

Loved the book- changes so many aspects of my life in work and personally. So stoked to get a weekly thought from Greg

Me and a sexy wife / 2020-05-20

Counting the days!!!

I had the opportunity to read the book in English, Spanish and German. I’ve learnt what “essential” really means. In Switzerland we are ready to listen to you.

atardecer50 / 2020-05-19

Looking forward to this one

The book really helped me gain some perspective and I can’t wait to listen to the podcast.

dcordova23 / 2020-05-19

Can't Wait!!!

I loved this book, absolutely can't wait for the podcast to launch!!!

ERG1995 / 2020-05-18

So Excited!!!!

I am so excited for this to come out! Loved this book and I am sure it will be a perfect listen for right now!

great game but more life / 2020-05-18

So excited!!!

Can’t wait to hear more!

DogLover2215 / 2020-05-18

Can’t wait for this

So excited about this. Love his work!!

lindseymadd / 2020-05-18

Must Listen

AMAZING!!! Changed my life.

Essential Q / 2020-05-18

Excited!!!

I’ve been looking for a podcast like this!!! Can’t wait for the first episode.

kar1794 / 2020-05-18

Make Your Highest Contribution!

Greg’s work has been truly essential for me! He has helped me think differently about what is truly important, identify all of the non-essential things in my life that can easily consume precious time, and come up with a practical way to execute on what is essential. I love his work, and I love his heart behind the work. He wants us each to make our highest contribution to the world and not waste this beautiful life we’ve been given. I can’t wait to go on this podcast journey with Greg!

ccwalters / 2020-05-17

Brilliant!!

Greg has consistently written and spoken Essentialism. This is a way of life that he himself lives and breaths. I look forward to this podcast and in hearing how he lives what he teaches and how others have been effected by this wonderful way of living!!

Joshuahidj / 2020-05-16

Essentialism Saved Me

Essentialism gave me the language, the tools, and the power I needed to take control of my life. I’ve used it to improve my relationship with my daughter, I’ve used it to get out of debt, and I’ve used it to make a difference in my career. If you’ve ever felt stuck, listen to this podcast.

SpencerJP / 2020-05-16

Can’t wait

This podcast feels like it’s going to be life-changing. “We all have a unique and essential mission in life.” Look forward to hearing more especially now when the things that felt so important months ago seem absolutely irrelevant.

J. Fella / 2020-05-16

This is a Game Changer

Greg McKeown has a remarkable ability to connect with people in such a way that makes them feel cared for. Greg has a passion for helping people to see what truly matters, so that they can live their best lives. He’s changed my life for sure.

BPC Wentzville / 2020-05-16

Essentialism Changed My Life

There is one book that totally shifted my thinking and haunted my soul that there was a better way to do life. A manifesto to trade busy for better. It was Essentialism. I own the book, ebook, and audiobook. I read it every year. This podcast no doubt will do the same. Ready for the essential conversations.

MalachiAOBrien / 2020-05-16

No doubt this is a must-bookmark podcast

Greg McKeown is certainly one of the best thinkers of our time. I literally can not wait for this podcast! Let’s go!!!!

felixjimenez / 2020-05-15

Can’t wait

I’m a huge fan of Essentialism - can’t wait for the podcast!

romilana / 2020-05-15

Essentialism is for everyone

Greg McKeown’s philosophy is necessary for anyone who feels like they’ve hit a wall or are doing more to achieve others’ goals than their own. It’s resonated in my life and many of my friends and family’s. Super excited about this podcast!

AviGandhi / 2020-05-15

You’ve got to listen to these!!

Fantastic conversations! Absolutely brilliant! ❤️❤️❤️

lizzy chivers / 2020-05-15

Awesome!

Thanks Greg for creating very interesting thing! I adore listening the podcast.

igor.bomz / 2020-07-06

Excellent

This podcast is great 👍. Keep going!

LauraChamonix / 2020-07-24

Go woke go broke

It was published before everyone went woke, and it’s excellent. This podcast, however, not so much. Same predictable guests saying the same predictable things. A shame really as the book changed my life.

Rrtuuyt / 2020-07-21

Design not default

Way before I discovered life design I discovered Essentialism and it has informed my work and home life. Can’t wait for regular top-ups from the new podcast!

Hazza Age 7 / 2020-05-22

Life changing

I listened to Greg’s book over and over and over and it became a core part of my outlook on life. So, I can’t wait for the podcast!

Scott Gould / 2020-05-21

Spot on

Every podcast episode I’d listened to was inspiring and to the point. It motivated me to look at things I’m doing differently and reinvent my relationship with doing and busyness. I love the idea of doing less but better. Looking forward to every new episode

Amazinglifeforever / 2020-07-22

Very boring and bad sound quality

I have tried to listen to an episode with David Allen. It was a very random and unstructured conversation where I could not get anything valuable out of it. The sound quality was not good either.

podcast_lover_2020 / 2020-07-28

Empowered and encouraged

I feel empowered and encouraged after each episode.

Marvinwaldner / 2020-07-14

Greg delivers!

Time well spent! Solid great stuff!

Kris Ward 2016 / 2020-07-01

Gratitude

The book shifted my experience...looking forward to what the podcast has in store

Paul Maccormack / 2020-05-21

This podcast is an essential must subscribe

Finally! Greg has launched a show to address the subject that will make our lives easier, less stressed, and more fulfilling. If you live your life with the essentials that make your life grand, your live will be amazingly better than it is now. This show will show you how to do this.

Michael Levitt / 2020-05-17

Essentialism is for everyone

UPDATE: I’ve been listening for a few weeks now and am enjoying it. I don’t know every guest, but I do appreciate how he will talk to both “normal” people and the rich and famous. Still 5 stars! Greg McKeown’s philosophy is necessary for anyone who feels like they’ve hit a wall or are doing more to achieve others’ goals than their own. It’s resonated in my life and many of my friends and family’s. Super excited about this podcast!

AviGandhi / 2020-08-03

Game changer

Think the world of Greg. His book Essentialism is a game changer and I’m so pumped he’s doing this podcast!

evangelistmatt / 2020-08-06

Great podcast

Essentialism is dynamic and evolving. The interviews aren’t the standard tell me about your book. Authors and others alike the interviews are great. The interview with BJ Bogg magnificently brought out the best aspects of both author’s books and how Tiny Habits and Essentialism can weave together. Kudos to BJ for his authenticity during this podcast to help others.

Olivia Jenks / 2020-08-09

Exceptional

Greg is one of the truly brilliant minds of our time. If the world could collectively apply this guidance I’m convinced we would increase both productivity and life fulfillment, the holy grail of mortality.

andybcs / 2020-08-15

Refocusing

I love Greg McKeown’s perspectives and strategies for living an essentialist life, the podcast complements his book so well. Really interesting conversations and interventions, particularly enjoyed the BJ Fogg episode - two titans in the minimalist life design sphere go head to head. Thank you for your work and podcast, inspiring and refocusing.

ZZNoise / 2020-08-19

Amazing content

Thanks Greg for the amazing value

Mateo Melgar / 2020-08-23

Thank you Greg, I really appreciate your work 🙏

This podcast is a fascinating further exploration of the philosophy layered over the guests lives. I’m thoroughly enjoying!

Finn505fggjjj / 2020-08-23

Invest Your Time...Listen to Greg!

Greg McKeown is one of the best interviewers I’ve ever listened to. He picks fascinating guests and asks peculiar, insightful questions that generate amazing discussions. You will enjoy!

Relish Rob / 2020-08-24

Wonderful intervention episodes

I really enjoy the intervention episodes. They really help me to think through my choices and get clarity in my own life.

Dfr1019 / 2020-08-24

Outstanding

Practical inspirational interviews with bright individuals. Greg is the ultimate communicator and has a unique ability to drive a very intelligent conversation with his guests .

NO MBA / 2020-08-30

Generalized with Specifics

Greg McKeown does what few experts have the courage and compassion to do: he teaches his essential general principles by doing specific “interventions.” The messy intersection of real life and first principles reveals true value.

HEBud1957 / 2020-09-07

Life changer

Simply the most interesting, informative and actionable discussions available in podcast form.

jf4lc0n / 2020-09-16

Essentialism for the family

These podcast have been great for creating family discussions, thank you Greg and all of your guests.

DrDanGG / 2020-09-17

Learning so much !

Especially the Essential Interventions are helping me a lot putting Essentialism into practice.

luaö / 2020-09-19

The Best

Essentialism is applicable to every aspect of life whether it be work, family, social, or yourself. It’s a mindset that needs to be shared with everyone and this podcast covers all the areas!

PSD9283 / 2020-09-21

Inspired

I am enjoying these varying perspectives of applying essentialism. Thank you for this bonus to the Essentialism book that has been helping me in many ways the past few months since discovering it! After leaving my 5-year teaching career to pursue motherhood and support my husband on his career journey, I was thrust into building a world of my own with no real guidance or expectation. In the last almost seven years of designing, dabbling, and struggling (yet persisting) it’s no wonder the “essentialism movement” is striking a chord with me. Thanks for helping me with steps I’ve been ready to take for awhile now! Amazing things will happen, especially now that I’m more focused than ever on what is essential to my personal purpose and mission in life.

AubTeaches / 2020-10-02

Always insightful and refreshingly relevant

I read Greg’s book a few years ago and knew I’d found something I could work with. Some time later I eventually found, and started listening to, the podcasts and, wow, these made another level of difference to me again! Greg’s skills and manner are remarkable. He finds the perfect way to let the stories and learnings from his interviews unfold naturally. His guests are a range of people, some more well known authors or writers, and some just regular folks. All help bring the ideas and wisdom of essentialism to life in different and amazing ways that you cannot imagine until you hear them. I can honestly say that this podcast keeps getting better. Ever time I think I’ve heard the most enlightening and relevant story or message, the next podcast just takes it further still! I find his unique style of humility and curiosity to be totally up-lifting. I’m grateful that I found this podcast series and can’t recommend it enough. Greg, thank you so much.

MartinC11 / 2020-10-08

Life changing book and podcast

Greg's work has made me say no things that I otherwise wouldn't have had the courage to say no to. It's been a game changing book and podcast for me and I know others would see the same results!

NCBY19 / 2020-10-14

Love your podcast- prefer your old cover photo

Love your book too!

riveruniverse / 2020-10-20

Essential listening

I could probably keep on writing to express how valuable this podcast is. I read the Essentialism book several times now and it probably has had the most (positive) effect on me a book has ever had. In combination with this beautiful podcast it is shifting my mindset to understanding what is essential in my life - or life in general. It has already helped me make changes that have improved my life. What a gift. Greg, you are doing something that is truly valuable here. Something a lot of people - if not all - could benefit from in many different ways. For that I sincerely thank you. Martijn

MartijnWV / 2020-10-23

This podcast is Essential!

Greg’s extraordinary book, Essentialism, and this podcast provide all of the tools you need to make every day of your life more meaningful. Start your journey as an Essentialist! Focus on the few things that really matter — what’s essential. Eliminate everything else.

CADS67 / 2020-10-24

The only corporate leaders I keep coming back to

The only book and the author I keep coming back among 100 of management related books. His simple approach in problem solving and essential thinking is gold! Whenever I have struggle with my business I keep coming back to him and gain some clarity to make next breakthrough happen.

LUTHORCORP / 2020-10-27

Quality Content

There are so many podcasts to choose from, but Greg’s should be on your curated list of quality content. He brings you what is truly essential, concepts that you can implement right now for a more fulfilling life. Highly recommend.

Tyinaustin / 2020-10-28

True definition of priority

Learning Wednesday conversations are even better with key insights from 3 great sources: 1) essentialism book and 2) weekly essentialism podcast with Greg McKeown and 3) weekly one minute newsletter. It is now the priority to eliminate the non-essential to give space for the essential.

30MinutesA_Day / 2020-11-04

A Truly Worthwhile Listen

The approach in the podcast almost feels like therapy. Greg’s interview style with all his guests allows you to put yourself in their shoes and consider how you can improve on doing what’s essential in life. It is a valuable, weekly reminder to chase only what is the most important to you.

acott21 / 2020-11-04

Clarity & Purpose

Wow! So grateful for the recommendation from a colleague to read your book. Naturally, it led to my signing up for your podcast & newsletter. These resources are game-changers for how I’m intentionally planning and living life moving forward. Thank you!

Em_arel / 2020-11-08

Definitely worth listening!

Thank you for reminding me how important is to find and keep essentials in life! I am honoured to have the ability to listen to this podcast.

Ju14TS / 2020-11-07

So glad to continue to learn what is essential

The book Essentialism has changed my perspective on life to the better and this podcast is a gift. To continue to learn about what is essential with this timely podcast is immensely helpful since becoming an essentialist is a constant work-in-progress with ups and downs. Loving the interviews and insights on this show.

Arthemis S. / 2020-11-08

Very well done with depth- What’s Essential

I read the book twice the first month I bought it a few years back. Then I made an entire outline of notes based on the book. This podcast is such a wonderful supplement to the book. Greg does an excellent job of listening, unpacking and getting into depth with both his advice and his conversations. Highly recommended! Always my best, John Allaire

JohnAllaire / 2020-11-09

Amazing podcast!

I look forward to my weekly dose of essentialism in the form of this podcast. In addition to the book, the podcast helps me apply essentialism principles in my everyday life. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to lead an intentional, purpose-driven life.

Travelgirl879 / 2020-11-11

Essentialists united

The most value part of this podcast is that there’s a lot of different stories involving essencialsm (and also non essencialism) out there and, somehow, all the stories have something in common with mine, showing that is possible to learn more and live better. Besides being an excellent author, Greg shows his ability to host, understanding what’s essencial on the context, and clarifying that to the listeners.

Matheus N Moura / 2020-11-12

Essentialism is Key!

Love the weekly podcast to reinforce the importance of essentialism. I enjoy the discussions with people dealing with essentialism in their real-life situations as well as the great guests.

LMT-345 / 2020-11-19

Great

Good work

JanardhanN / 2020-11-28

Essentialism By GM is, well, ESSENTIAL!

The book changed my life. After two painful moves because of the amount of stuff we had accumulated, then a forced downsizing because my husband became very ill, I read the book “Essentialism.” (I actually read it twice within the same month. It was that good.) When my husband began to heal, and we were able to buy a home again, it was a completely different and enjoyable moving experience. We completely eliminated the storage unit full of stuff we never used. More than the physical difference, the idea of keeping what is essential (stuff and thoughts) was SO freeing. I continue to slide the principals daily. Now, to have a weekly podcast! I. Love. It. I also get the weekly email and it’s one of the few I always read. Always. Thank you Greg. Thank you so much!

GmaCaryl / 2020-11-28

Many perspectives on essentialism, and new ideas

I am re-reading Essentialism after a couple of years, and it is still excellent. I appreciate this podcast because it brings in so many perspectives from other thinkers on this topic. Excited for Greg’s next book, and I can hear hints of his latest thinking in these discussions!

Rkuip / 2020-12-03

Minnesota nurse~thank you!!

Found out about you through the millennial minimalists. Listened to your audiobook essentialism. Changed my life. I’m a wife, mom to two girls, and a pediatric RN on a local oncology floor. My attention, time management, compassion, and mindfulness toward running my house with husband, kids, self-care, and at work taking care of patients have drastically improved! Thank you so much!!

Lodubb22 / 2020-12-11

Great podcast!

I loved the book Essentialism and this podcast lives up to the same standard! It is inspiring and continues to drive the “essentialist way of life” home.

Brie1017 / 2020-12-14

Amazing podcast

I love the concept of essentialism and appreciate Gregs work so much. His podcast just adds deeper insight and real world application to his amazing book and work!

SHCovey / 2020-12-19

Amazing content

Thanks Greg for the amazing value

Mateo Melgar

Can't Wait!!!

I loved this book, absolutely can't wait for the podcast to launch!!!

ERG1995

So Excited!!!!

I am so excited for this to come out! Loved this book and I am sure it will be a perfect listen for right now!

great game but more life

So excited!!!

Can’t wait to hear more!

DogLover2215

Can’t wait for this

So excited about this. Love his work!!

lindseymadd

Must Listen

AMAZING!!! Changed my life.

Essential Q

Excited!!!

I’ve been looking for a podcast like this!!! Can’t wait for the first episode.

kar1794

Make Your Highest Contribution!

Greg’s work has been truly essential for me! He has helped me think differently about what is truly important, identify all of the non-essential things in my life that can easily consume precious time, and come up with a practical way to execute on what is essential. I love his work, and I love his heart behind the work. He wants us each to make our highest contribution to the world and not waste this beautiful life we’ve been given. I can’t wait to go on this podcast journey with Greg!

ccwalters

Brilliant!!

Greg has consistently written and spoken Essentialism. This is a way of life that he himself lives and breaths. I look forward to this podcast and in hearing how he lives what he teaches and how others have been effected by this wonderful way of living!!

Joshuahidj

Essentialism Saved Me

Essentialism gave me the language, the tools, and the power I needed to take control of my life. I’ve used it to improve my relationship with my daughter, I’ve used it to get out of debt, and I’ve used it to make a difference in my career. If you’ve ever felt stuck, listen to this podcast.

SpencerJP

Can’t wait

This podcast feels like it’s going to be life-changing. “We all have a unique and essential mission in life.” Look forward to hearing more especially now when the things that felt so important months ago seem absolutely irrelevant.

J. Fella

This is a Game Changer

Greg McKeown has a remarkable ability to connect with people in such a way that makes them feel cared for. Greg has a passion for helping people to see what truly matters, so that they can live their best lives. He’s changed my life for sure.

BPC Wentzville

Essentialism Changed My Life

There is one book that totally shifted my thinking and haunted my soul that there was a better way to do life. A manifesto to trade busy for better. It was Essentialism. I own the book, ebook, and audiobook. I read it every year. This podcast no doubt will do the same. Ready for the essential conversations.

MalachiAOBrien

No doubt this is a must-bookmark podcast

Greg McKeown is certainly one of the best thinkers of our time. I literally can not wait for this podcast! Let’s go!!!!

felixjimenez

Can’t wait

I’m a huge fan of Essentialism - can’t wait for the podcast!

romilana

You’ve got to listen to these!!

Fantastic conversations! Absolutely brilliant! ❤️❤️❤️

lizzy chivers

Essentially, One of the Best Podcasts

Excellent, insightful content, true to the book. I commend Greg for the lack of overt or covert commercialism; I need not wade through seven minutes of ads to get to the subject matter. His message- doing what is essential, based on one’s own sense of purpose- is more important than ever, in the midst of information overload and dollars chasing our time and attention. Thanks for what you do and how you do it.

Ricper12 / 2020-12-28

I love this show

I just listened to the Gretchen Rubin episode and it’s fantastic. Tons of useful information crammed into a short entertaining conversation. I loved learning about Gretchen’s writing process and how she works as well as hearing her talk about the insights she’s gained. So good!

HoshBaron / 2021-01-01

Relevant & Engaging

Essentialism is the book I most recommend to my corporate clients (I’m a Performance Psychologist based in Australia), and the method has helped me to personally reshape my life. The podcast has been a great initiative and continues Greg’s high quality work. Strongly recommend to anyone who values sustainable performance in all areas of life.

*Clueless* / 2021-01-04

Essentialists united

The most valuable part of this podcast is because there’s a lot of different stories involving essencialsm (and also non essencialism) out there and, somehow, all the stories have something in common with mine, showing that is possible to learn more and live better. Besides being an excellent author, Greg shows his ability to host, understanding what’s essencial on the context, and clarifying that to the listeners.

Matheus N Moura / 2021-02-11

Amazing podcast for life and work.

Love listening to these. Learning and inspiration. Intelligent and applicable. Thanks Gregory. Love everyone. Can’t wait for more.

JTCOW / 2021-02-13

THE BEST!!!

Refreshing and inspiring... a must read for all!

Worthen Family / 2021-02-13

The Right Purpose, At The Right Time, With The Right Resources

Since reading the book Essentialism I’ve been on a journey to do what matters most in my life each day and continually be mindful of what’s essential and what is not. Most recently, the book has helped me explore and clarify my own boundaries. This podcast is a beautiful way to be reminded of many key principles and applications of the book. Furthermore, by interviewing other authors and business leaders you’ll find new ideas to explore in your own life. A great example of this is WHO over HOW to accelerate progress toward your goals and focus on gains over gaps for gratitude and happiness.

Evan Bloomberg / 2021-02-15

Greg’s Essentialism work is a game-changer!

When I finished Greg’s book, Essentialism, all I could think was, I want to hear even more on this topic! So you can imagine how excited I was when he launched this podcast. If you want to build a life focused on what truly matters, check out this podcast!

Keltiem / 2021-02-16

Changed my Life

I lived a non essentail life until I read Greg's book and started listening to his podcast. My two favorite episodes so far are Arianna Huffington and Ben Bergeron. Greg brings high quality interviews and insights. It's a must listen to. Try the 21 day challenge as I did - really enlightening

Michealszjada / 2021-02-15

Companion course is great

I listened to the Essentialism audio book years back and subscribed early to this podcast. I’m frequently recommending this as a resource for anyone who feels overwhelmed by their task list. I also signed up for the 21-day email challenge and found the videos helped me reflect on the core ideas from the book.

NadiaBoBadia / 2021-02-15

Love learning to be an Essentialist!

Terrific podcast. Very insightful. Never miss an episode.

PhxBmw / 2021-02-16

Best Commute Podcast Ever!

Greg is an amazing author and focuses on helping others declutter life using simple and practical methods. He has brought that same energy, passion, and helpful guidance to a brilliant podcast that is the best commute to work listen, for everyone who wants to be in the right mindset and make their day at work!

Reviewcritic112233 / 2021-02-17

Great podcast. Life Changing

I love the book and the podcasts. It changes how we look at life and our priorities.

Veronika Monell / 2021-02-16

Great Resource & Insights!

Greg has an awesome podcast and framework for knowledge and living a principled intentional life, great resource for anyone wanting to change their perspectives! - Justin Beswick

Tayne B / 2021-02-17

transformation & success are within your grasp

This podcast is a perfect companion to the insights found in McKeown's book, "Essentialism". Providing real life illustrations and actionable takeaways that support you in your quest to live a more essential life.

PennyCasselman / 2021-02-18

A must read in our world of too many choices!

Thank you Greg. This is one of the best books I have ever read in this genre - it’s given me insights on how small tweaks and mindfulness before saying yes to everything could add volumes to the quality of my interactions, productivity and happiness! I highly recommend this book to anyone who has the constant feeling of being busy or who feels like they have to say yes to most opportunities that come their way!

anita visvanath / 2021-02-18

Very helpful, very insightful

This podcast has become my go to for learning how to prioritise life. I think I am becoming part of the essentialism movement.

luke.tatt / 2021-02-20

One of my favourite podcasts

I’ve listened to every episode, and find value in each one. So much wisdom in each episode. Essentialism is a must-learn skill for anyone who doesn’t want to drift through life with a vague sense of undefined purpose.

LBrielleG / 2021-02-20

The podcast to help you succeed and stay happy

I say this with total certainty... THIS PODCAST IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE... SUCCEED AND STAY HAPPY I have been one of Greg’s die hard fans since I read his book Essentialism. It changed my life... it helped me learn to focus my energies, it helped me be a better leader, coworker, friend, husband, father and more. This podcast is Greg sharing that critical knowledge and support to help everyone do the same.

Muhammad Talha Imtiaz / 2021-02-20

Life changing

Essentialism literally changed my life. Finally after years of anxiety and frustrations I’d been battling with, Greg McKeown illustrated them back to me so beautifully in his 1st book Essentialism. It hit me in the face that, this guy gets it! It changed my perspective forever. There was no going back. I left my business partner and my business in which I’d poured 6 years of my life into to focus on what really mattered, and I’ve never looked back. I come back to the eBook on a monthly basis as a little refresher. The podcast is just an extension of reinforcing the methods and practices and a chance to discover new ways of operating from like minded people. It can be challenging to find others on the same page. I have huge admiration for Greg and can’t wait for Effortless!

mredrollo / 2021-02-20

Solid Podcast

Huge fan of Greg and his ability to help others cut out the non-essential and ultimately live better, more fulfilled lives!

Nelson3377 / 2021-02-21

Loved his book, LOVE his Podcast!

Essentialism is one of my top 3 favorite books of all time, so it was an easy decision for me to subscribe and start listening to Greg’s podcast once it was released. Love the content that he’s sharing with amazing guests from his wife to successful entrepreneurs. I gain something new from every interview and look forward to the new episode every week! Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a podcast that will provide true value, insight, and tactical takeaways to become their best self.

Female Foodie / 2021-02-21

What’s needed

Great podcast that tells you how to get there and what’s needed

cgl1984 / 2021-02-21

Great insight from a great man.

His book and podcast and content are so direct and clear that every second you spend with Greg and his material adds years of knowledge!

Steve13524asd / 2021-02-20

Love the empowerment

Absolutely enjoy the show, finding more clarity and peace in the day!

133ryry / 2021-02-20

Inspiration Every Episode

I absolutely love this podcast. I take notes and am inspired every week. I love Essentialism and can hardly wait for Effortless. Thank you for your insights and perspectives.

Sherri at A Quilting Life / 2021-02-20

Fantastic

I’ve been a fan of McKeown’s work since Multiplier’s so I was stoked to hear about this podcast. Really digging the guests and the interviews so far.

taylorbhowe / 2021-02-20

Incredibly helpful for decision making

This podcast has been so helpful for creating a decision filter for everyday choices. Helping me choose what matters most so that I’m able to prioritize and stay present to that. Thank you Greg!

A must for mothers! / 2021-02-20

Timely

Greg’s messages are always timely but even more so with the current state of the world.

Family Keystone / 2021-02-20

Love this podcast

The principles discussed always give so much to think about and help me feel like I’m taking a deep breath. Definitely recommend this podcast to everyone & anyone!

autumn DJ / 2021-02-20

Seeking the Essential!

I first read Greg’s book in 2018. Since then, I’ve read it cover-to-cover 3 more times. I frequently revisit the many highlights/underlines I have made in this book. The concept of Essentialism has changed my worldview forever, and I can’t help but reflect on my actions/decisions through the lens of Essentialism. When I feel stuck or anxious about something I ask myself “Am I being essentialist in my thought process?” I cannot recommend the book or podcast highly enough. Greg has brought me more peace than he could ever know. I recommend his book to everyone I know, and I’ve already preordered Effortless. His podcast is equally valuable and insightful. I regularly listen to it on my commute to work, or when I am exercising and it brings me joy to hear the many applications of Essentialism in peoples’ lives. Thank you Greg. I’m looking forward to reading Effortless.

Jackson Sturgeon / 2021-02-20

Conquering More with the Essentials

This year we started our company Conquer More Book Club reading Essentialism. It is a life changer doe the individuals at our company and for us collectively. Our entire operating plan this year focuses on the essentials of each department and we are hitting record numbers. I’ve loved this book for my team and company but I love applying it to all aspects of life as a father and husband and have found that applying the principles of essentialism truly helps me focus in on what and who matters most.

Trevor Farnes / 2021-02-20

If you loved essentialism, you’ll love this podcast

Essentialism is one of my favorite books and really opened my eyes to what’s important. This podcast is the perfect reminder to keep implementing what’s essential. Plus it helps get me through the next weeks, as I patiently await the release of Effortless.

juouio1345 / 2021-02-20

Love this podcast!

Love everything about essentialism- the podcast, the book, the Social media feeds. If you need a reminder of how to accomplish the things that are most important, this podcast is for you. Not only is Greg’s voice awesome to listen to, he is well researched, inspiring and motivational. Great podcast! 5 stars!

Ashspeaker / 2021-02-20

Essential!

Love listening to these insights and learning how I can improve. Tangible goals and lessons that are easy to apply. Wonderful podcast

Gurulost / 2021-02-20

Good as Gold

I’ve been a huge fan of Essentialism for years— it changed my mindset and in turn has affected my life positively. So happy to have somewhere new to listen to Greg’s wisdom. 🙌🏼

Livefreemiranda / 2021-02-20

A Must-Listen To Podcast!

I read “Essentialism” for the first time a little over a year ago, and then again shortly thereafter because I really wanted to “get it.” I started listening to this podcast when it began, and it’s seriously one of my favorites! I always come away with new insights that will help me in my continuing quest to become an Essentialist, and I couldn’t recommend this podcast more! Thank you, Greg, for changing my life, and I cannot wait for my copy of “Effortless” to arrive so I can dive into it.

SusanKga / 2021-02-20

Best ever

Love everything about his philosophy, not only the themes in the podcast but his book is one of my all time favorites. I purchased it for all my employees.

chop1654 / 2021-02-20

Life Changing

I found Essentialism when I was 17 years old and it absolutely changed my life. I’m 23 now and the path I’ve chosen and the way I’ve tried to get where I want to go in life has all been deeply influenced by Essentialism. I’m usually not much for podcasts, but had to make an exception for Greg because the principles are so life changing. This pod is filled with solid guests, thoughtful discussions about how to live a better life in the 21st century.

qeertyyuyre / 2021-02-20

Love everything from Mr McKeown!

Great podcast and excellent book Essentialism. Can’t wait for his next book to be released! Loved having him on my podcast too!

Busyfamily / 2021-02-20

Totally essential

Greg McKeown’s advice comes at a time when we need it most. How do we whittle down our choices to the ones that will most benefit and enlarge us? His podcast explores this brilliantly.

Sara Tiefenbrun / 2021-02-20

Enligthning

Greg thank you very mucho for these ideas of great formation ! Send you a big Hugg from Argentina Emilio

Emiparis22 / 2021-02-24

Good content with misplaced ads

I've been a big fan of the book for a long time. I enjoy the podcast. I do not enjoy the ads smashed into the middle of the dialog. It ruins the flow of the conversation and mentally takes me away from the content. Is it Essential to be there?

Eric podcost review / 2021-02-25

Transformative

Greg’s growing body of work on essentialism is a must for anyone who’s ever struggLed to find focus or make sense of the competing forces in their life. On his podcast, you get to see a more personal side to him that makes essentialism even more accessible.

Cowleesa / 2021-02-28

Love this podcast

Huge fan of Greg and this podcast is so timely. Absolutely authentic and life changing.

alphabeanie / 2021-03-07

To the point and practical

The podcast episodes are just as to the point as the newsletter. It’s not a one-man show saying ‘look how great I am’.It’s more a humble way of sharing ‘look what helps me and maybe can help you as well’.

mydailycious / 2021-03-15

Relevant & Engaging

Essentialism is the book I most recommend to my corporate clients (I’m a Performance Psychologist based in Australia), and the method has helped me to personally reshape my life. The podcast has been a great initiative and continues Greg’s high quality work. Strongly recommend to anyone who values sustainable performance in all areas of life. On flip side, very disappointing that I paid for 21 day challenge, and have received nothing. I expect I made the mistake on my email address and have contacted them to ask for support and no reply. They’ve cashed the money.

*Clueless* / 2021-03-14

Listen to Greg

I send the book Essentialism to successful people who are overworked and over leveraged. It’s a life changer!

capsharp / 2021-03-22

Essentialism for the family

These podcasts have been great for creating family discussions, thank you Greg and all of your guests.

DrDanGG / 2021-03-29

Nothing unique here.

I love Greg’s book, Essentialism and it’s great. This podcast, not so much. I don’t find the guests very interesting and Greg isn’t a great podcast host. Some of the questions aren’t very well thought out and leaves a bit of a rambling response.

MattJackson_ / 2021-04-07

Best podcast out there

No nonsense, straight to the point, incredible advice and content from start to finish. Every time. If I could listen to only one podcast, this would be it.

Christian Schaffer / 2021-04-12

Episode #47 - Jon Acuff. AWESOME!

Fabulous episode. His new book Soundtracks hits the mail on the head. Simple in its approach. I shared this one w a number of friends. Worth’s listen.

LRES22 / 2021-04-19

What’s Essential podcast gets me excited for Monday mornings

The What’s Essential podcast excites me for Monday mornings! Today, Greg McKeown hit it out of the park with guest speaker Jon Acuff talking about the internal Soundtracks we put on repeat and how to proactive change those soundtracks to be more successful! Can’t wait to read both Effortless and Soundtracks! Give a listen for a preview of this great content.

"Court"case / 2021-04-19

It’s an Essential Listen!

Essentialism was a game changer for our family! Now having weekly episodes to think on and continue to apply these principles is exciting and motivating! I loved the episode with John Acuff, what a brilliant perspective on thoughts. The idea of a soundtrack hit home and inspired me to be the director of those thoughts!

A W M / 2021-04-19

Helpful and enjoyable

Greg is a focused, concise interviewer who asks the direct question we all were thinking, doesn’t ramble and forces the deeper conversation. I never feel like I wasted my time, I look forward to new episodes and I have learned a lot that has had direct, positive impact in my life.

JSLV13 / 2021-04-19

Choose this podcast!

What I love about this podcast is that application matters. People are interviewed, ideas are discussed, thoughtful questions are presented - but what counts the most for me is they discuss how to actually apply it in your life. The latest episode with John Acuff, author of Soundtracks, is a favorite. I loved learning about thoughts,overthinking, and the concepts of soundtracks of your mind and choosing a symbol that is personal, visible and simple.

jericanary / 2021-04-19

Soundtracks & Jon Acuff

I’m a huge admirer of Jon Acuff’s work as well as Greg’s books and philosophy. Why don’t these guys have a podcast together? I loved the “light & easy” mindset that Jon talks about. I’m making a small incremental shift for my future and for those things that I do in all facets of my life. I’m about to purchase both books. I needed this episode.

Petrolandman / 2021-04-20

Always Worth Your Listening Time

Hi Greg, Once again the “What’s Essential” podcast has created a shift in my perspective. I started my afternoon walk listening to your chat with Jon Acuff (#47). By the end of your podcast my “Soundtrack” changed. Thank you for bring forward insightful topics and supporting my efforts to focus on what’s essential. In gratitude, N-J

Getting The Right Things Done / 2021-04-20

muito útil - obrigado

a frase mais importante do podcast, se você carrega algo com você mas nunca o inicia: será um sucesso ou uma história - vá der wichtigste Satz aus dem Podcast, wenn du etwas mit dir herumträgst, aber nie anfängst: es wird ein erfolg oder eine geschichte - leg los

Feierabendinvestor / 2021-04-22

Jon Acuff - Overthinking

Fascinating and remarkable conversation between Greg and Jon. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation. The insights were eye-opening and I look forward to changing my negative soundtracks. My favorite line was that 'it's either a success or a story.' I look forward to reading Overthinking and an unexpected bonus is that I now know about Jon's podcast, All it takes is a goal! Thank you both.

RobinThomas99 / 2021-04-22

World's Best Podcast

This has been my #1 podcast for months, and has been quite literally life changing. I've been listening to the latest episodes on repeat, and the latest with Jon Acuff was one I'll be revisiting at least a few more times! If you only listen to one more thing this year, listen to this podcast.

SoundtrackCrafter / 2021-04-23

It’s very good

I found this podcast thou a different podcast were Greg was being interviewed, so when they said he had a podcast, I’m a podcast lover I had to check it out, listened to my first one today with Jon acuff, who I am also a fan off and it is amazing! Greg really thought of some amazing questions to ask and to get the scoop into what is being talked about, I highly recommend this podcast and will be listening to more for sure

Jenjen553 / 2021-04-25

Interesting AND useful

Interesting ideas and and stories, with concepts that can be applied in your own life. This one’s a keeper.

Studentdadmanager / 2021-04-26

Great Content but Interviewing Style Could Improve

I love the subject of your podcasts, I’m hooked, but I feel you railroad your guests sometimes into the conversation YOU want to have. Example: Why did you insist so much on fixating on the subject of the rest Mr. Bryant was lacking when clearly Mr. Bryant was trying to tell you that that wasn’t the real issue? I felt like you were having two different conversations within the same discussion and it’s a shame because what he was bringing to the table was so much more interesting. Keep going! But maybe leave the aggressive insistence to keep to your initial idea or podcast script on the side. That and it seems like you talk sometimes more than your guests... I wasn’t interested in you telling Bryant what he already knows but wanted to listen to his experiences and life stories. I hope you take the is comment well because I will definitely keep listening due to the great guests you have!

adnejj134 / 2021-04-27

Excellent podcast

Great podcast from one of my favorite authors. Great interviews, high quality learnings. Really well done!

INostix / 2021-04-29

Episode with Arthur Brooks

This is a great episode with incredibly practical tips, rooted in science. Arthur did a great job of very simply explaining a few tips for becoming instantly happier. This is right in line with the podcast’s goal of helping successful people better themselves, not by working harder, but by working more effortlessly

BenderBabes12321 / 2021-06-21

Top podcast

This is among my top 3 podcasts. I look forward to each episode.

JKoyle1 / 2021-06-25

Always uplifting and spot on material

I loved the interview this week. Leadership is such a fascinating topic and I love hearing supporting discussion around the fact trust it’s changing and we have to adjust or else we will become obsolete as leaders. In a long list of podcast updates I get every week, this one is always the first one I make sure to listen to. I feel like the material is spot on for what I need to be better in so many ways and I love Greg’s ability to make the material practical and applicable!

NinthRadar / 2021-06-29

ESSENTIAL Listen For All

As a public school administrator, I’ve found immense value in both Greg’s literary work and this subsequent podcast. Greg’s ability to authentically engage all his guests in the process of identifying what’s essential in their lives is so refreshing to my own journey of leading a contemplative life. If we could all lead from a place of essential thoughts and actions, we’d see a more focused and united effort in all of our organizations and societies. MUST listen for all of those seeking further clarity and purpose in their lives.

Ben Monnett / 2021-07-03

General feedback

I’m new to this podcast. Looking forward to more podcasts. Thank you!

Ohio Vick / 2021-07-18

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Greg does such a great job of sharing his wisdom and I love how he leads meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

ASobering / 2021-07-20

In a word, essential.

Greg's podcast provides outstanding content. His interviews are interesting and provide actionable information for improvment.

gp_w00d / 2021-07-21

Love this show and Greg!

His book Essentialism was a game changer for me and how I view my life.

AnnieFocusd / 2021-08-02

Effortlessly Essential

Do yourself a favor. Pick up Greg’s books and listen to this show weekly. Greg is an engaging and charismatic personality. His listening skills and more importantly his ability to draw out something compelling from his guests for his listeners to glom on to each week is astounding. Nearly all of his guests are compelling and insightful. Even when they're not, Greg has a way of making it entertaining and useful all the same. This show should be listed under edutainment because that’s what it is. Thank you Greg! Stephen Grateful listener

9erSteve / 2021-08-03

New book

Go! To Unconscious Competence by Anna and Greg. The draft has been done, chapters need a little of work, the body of work on DI from Greg, a state of Go! And from Anna Unconscious Competence. I’ll do my thing, you do your thing then we complete the journey. I’ll send my bank details later.

neill ultra / 2021-08-18

I love this show

I just listened to the Gretchen Rubin episode and it’s fantastic. Tons of useful information crammed into a short entertaining conversation. I loved learning about Gretchen’s writing process and how she works as well as hearing her talk about the insights she’s gained. So good!

baronjosh / 2021-01-01

I loved the episode with Jacob Morgan

I just listened to the episode with Jacob Morgan, and I loved every minute of it. It was a great conversation. Leaders must be lighthouses who safely guide their people and organization to success. They must build themselves up then shine their light onto others and the sea of uncertainty we are all a part of I am looking forward to listening to more!

Josuediazv / 2021-09-07

Good podcast, but

I really enjoyed Greg’s books and find most of the podcasts quite interesting, but I really don’t like the intro and sometimes I stop listening then. I am all for essentialism, but the bit about “this being the only place for successful people” bugs me every time. Be honest, we’re all just figuring it out and some people start with more privilege than others, so drop the ego stroke about it being the only podcast for successful people. A person might be successful at making money, but be a horrible person in personal life or visa versa. You can be a successful parent but unfulfilled in work life and so forth. Make the intro more “essential” by dropping the exclusionary language about superiority please.

Boston Podcast Fan / 2021-09-13

Finally concise podcast show

This show is a bit shorter, concise, and well organised. Truly essential points are in it, and nothing else. Also, reading email where the episode is introduced very well covers the topics to remember even more of it.

Tomasmit88 / 2021-09-14

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