273 | Michael Easter | The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self

This episode of The Greatness Machine will serve as a poignant reminder that greatness is often forged in the crucible of discomfort. 

In this episode, Michael and I talked about:

  • The importance of embracing short-term discomfort for long-term benefits
  • Michael explains the concept of the “2% mindset”
  • The concept of awareness and choice
  • Michael discusses the idea of Misogi by Marcus Elliot
  • The benefits of pushing boundaries and taking on challenges
  • Why it matters to incorporate movement into daily routines
  • Removing bad habits as a precursor to adopting good ones
  • And other topics…

Meet Michael:

Michael Easter is a New York Times bestselling author known for exploring the globe to uncover actionable insights that help people live healthier, happier, and more remarkable lives. His research has taken him from war zones to the Arctic to the Bolivian jungle, where he has interviewed thousands of experts, including Nobel laureates, world-class athletes, and leading scientists, to find the most effective, science-backed strategies for optimizing life.

He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Scarcity Brain and The Comfort Crisis, where he distills complex ideas into accessible and practical advice. Through his books and his work as the founder of the influential organization 2%, he has inspired millions to make positive changes.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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