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Aug 18, 2023

For many people, particularly high achievers, happiness and fulfillment are often tied to the results they achieve – and despite reaching certain levels of success, they find that they are constantly seeking something more. If you’ve ever felt this way, the solution may lie in striving to live what Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, our guest in Episode 160 of The MINDSet Game® podcast, calls an “earned life.” 

With nearly 40 years of hands-on experience working with over 200 major CEOs and their management teams, Marshall is the leading expert on leadership and coaching for behavioral change – in fact, he’s been ranked as the world's #1 executive coach and is a member of the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame. In addition to several other accolades, Marshall is a New York Times #1 best-selling author who has written and edited 51 books, including “What Got You Here Won't Get You There” and “Triggers.” In this week’s episode, Marshall discusses insights from his career and particularly from his latest book, “The Earned Life,” including the following:

  • What it means to live an earned life, or when your activities, mission and purpose are connected with a higher sense of aspiration, regardless of the outcomes
  • The importance of doing the best you can to be happy now and looking inwards for satisfaction, rather than to external factors
  • Tips for identifying what is meaningful to you, and why doing so is important in order to feel fulfilled

To learn more about Marshall and his work, search for his books on Amazon or visit, where you’ll find a library of free videos and other resources. 

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