This episode will change your relationship to ease. Too many of us put “working hard” up on the alter, It becomes our religion. Ease simply isn’t part of the process we imagine we need to achieve our goals.

This is a mistake. Racking up the time and working harder – these are NOT the best ways to make your dreams happen. Success is not a function of sheer effort. The truth is that MORE time off, MORE ease, MORE simplicity and MORE fun are essential ingredients for greater, ground breaking accomplishments.

If you want to live an extraordinary life, your first step needs to be to create more periods of ease.


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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.

My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day.

I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.