The Earned Life with Marshall Goldsmith

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“In the real world, every day we start over; every breath, we start over.”

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall joins us today to discuss what it means to live an earned life. He outlines his ‘Triple A’ model and what we need to live a happy, fulfilled life.

He explains the Buddhist ideas and principles that inspire The Earned Life and discusses why we need to unlearn the achieve mindset in order to be happy. He also highlights the dangers of a ‘vicarious life’ and underscores the importance of aligning with our purpose.

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • What inspired Marshall to write The Earned Life
  • Aligning risk and effort with the overarching purpose in our lives
  • Why we should avoid overvaluing results and outcomes
  • How happiness and achievement are independent of each other
  • The ‘When-Then’ fallacy and how the pursuit of happiness can trap us
  • The Buddha’s life and enlightenment
  • Aspirations and why we need to have some answer to the great ‘why’
  • Considering our ambitions and daily actions
  • How the advertising industry worsens the West’s addiction to achievement
  • Viktor Frankl and his philosophy
  • The marshmallow test and why we’re not enjoying life more
  • Buddhist impermanence and the “Every Breath Paradigm”
  • The role of gratitude in being happy and being in alignment with purpose
  • The role of long-term friendships in an ‘earned life’

The Guest:

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business educator and coach who has drawn over 150 CEOs and their teams   to address workplace change. Since 2011, Marshall has been regarded as one of the Top Ten Business Thinkers in the World and the top-rated executive coach at the Thinkers50 ceremony in London. He is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the books Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. In his newest book, The Earned Life, Marshall shows us how we can live our own lives—and not someone else’s version of them.

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