Welcome to FOMO Sapiens, the podcast that explores the minds and habits of entrepreneurial thinkers who don’t just follow the crowd, but instead take their own path to success in business and in life.
In this episode, host Patrick J. McGinnis is joined by best-selling author Greg McKeown, known for his transformative book “Essentialism.” Together, they explore his latest thought-provoking work, “Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most.”
In our society, hustle and struggle have become almost synonymous with success. But Greg challenges this norm, suggesting that we can achieve our most significant goals without the inevitable burnout. How can we make the essential tasks of life easier? Is it possible to work smarter, not harder?
During this enlightening conversation, Greg takes us through the heart of his book, discussing how to make the path to success less arduous, and more ‘Effortless’. He shares insights on transforming our approaches, changing our preconceived notions about success, and mastering the art of making life’s most important tasks effortless.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, dealing with burnout, or simply looking for ways to optimize your workflow and lifestyle, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom. Join us as we redefine productivity and success with Greg McKeown’s ‘Effortless’.
Meet our guest:
Greg McKeown has written two New York Times bestsellers, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” which has been voted by Goodreads as “The #1 Leadership and Success Book to Read in a Lifetime” and “Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most”. Together they have been published in 37 languages.
McKeown is one of the most sort-after public speakers in the world and has spoken to more than 500 companies as he has traveled to more than 40 countries around the world. Clients include Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Nike. He’s the host of The Greg McKeown Podcast which has been ranked in the Top 5 of all Self Improvement podcasts (out of 11,000) and Top 10 in all Educational podcasts (out of 30,000) on Apple Podcasts. Guests have included Harvard professor Arthur Brooks, Matthew McConaughey, Maria Shriver, John Hope Bryant, and Ariana Huffington. His work has been covered in print media including in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, Fast Company, Fortune, Politico, Inc., and Harvard Business Review. It’s been covered on NPR, NBC, FOX and many times on The Steve Harvey Show.
McKeown is an active Social Innovator. He served for 7 years as a Board Member for Washington D.C. policy group Resolve and as a mentor with 2 Seeds, a non-profit incubator for agricultural projects in Africa. He has also been a speaker at non-profit groups including The Kauffman Fellows, Net Impact and Stanford University where he co-created the popular class, Designing Life, Essentially. He serves as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. He recently moderated a session at the Summer Davos in China called, Unpacking Social Innovation Models for Maximum Impact, and served as a panelist at the Sharpening Your Creative Edge working session at the Forum. Prior to this, McKeown collaborated in the research and writing of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and worked for Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Leadership Practice assessing senior executives.
McKeown did his Masters of Business Administration at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, his Global Leadership and Public Policy certificate at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and is currently doing doctoral research at the University of Cambridge.