What does it mean to be successful? I wrote in my book Die Empty that how you define greatness defines you, meaning that what you aspire to – even if you haven’t clearly articulated what it is – will shape how you go about your days and determine your priorities for you. If you don’t have a clear understanding of what success actually means to you, it’s possible to spend your entire life chasing vapor.
Today’s guest is one of the most respected coaches on the planet. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 41 books, which have sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated into 32 languages and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 200 major CEOs and their management teams. His new book is called The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment, in which he discusses the patterns of people who grow a life of meaning and purpose. In this episode, we discuss the nature of an “earned life” and how to be more purposeful in life and work.