Gregg Krech

For Life on Purpose Episode #42, author, speaker, and teacher Gregg Krech, one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America returns to the show.

Gregg joins me for a very timely and inspirational conversation about:

  • New Year’s Resolutions and why they often don’t work;
  • Using dreams as a motivator instead;
  • Identifying your purpose vs. using feelings to guide your life;
  • Taking action as a way of figuring things out;
  • The urgency of 30,000 — the amount of days the average person has in their lives;
  • The Japanese psychology of Naikan;
  • His 30-day Living on Purpose online course (see below for more information including a 50% discount code), and much more!

Gregg was also a guest on Life on Purpose Episode #20, which you can listen to here for more backstory on his life and information about specific tenants of Japanese psychology.

About Gregg Krech:

ArtOfTakingActionGregg Krech is an author, speaker, teacher, and one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America. He’s also the founding Director of the ToDo Institute, an educational center for purposeful living, based in Vermont.

Gregg is the author of the award-winning book: Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection, which has been translated into five languages, and he’s the editor of Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living. His work has been featured in a wide range of publications including THE SUN magazine, Utne Reader, Fitness, Counseling Today, Cosmopolitan, and Experience Life.

His most recent book, The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology brings an eastern perspective to the issue of purpose is currently an Amazon best-seller in the Zen category. It offers an empowering approach to meeting our own personal goals, but also focuses on the impact on our actions (and inactions) on the world..

To learn more about Gregg, the book, and the ToDo Institute, visit: or

Living on Purpose:

Life on Purpose Listen Special: for anyone interested in this course, use Discount Code: Purpose16 to get 50% off the cost (normally $93) if you sign up by until midnight on 1/15/16.

Regardless of how your holiday season has been, life is moving on. Fresh new moments for all of us.
But now what? Here you are in a brand new year — what do you want to do with it?

Our LIVING ON PURPOSE program, which begins January 13, 2016 will provide you with great food for thought as you move forward. Whether you are trying to identify a new purpose, or stay focused on an existing one, this program offers a wealth of excellent resources and experiences that can inform the rest of your year and, possibly, the rest of your life.

Please join us, and many other participants from around the world, as we explore this issue together.

LIVING ON PURPOSE– January 13 – February 11, 2016

Perhaps you are very clear about your purpose but you’re not living in alignment with it. You may be distracted from that purpose each day, despite your best intentions. You may be overwhelmed and enslaved by the urgent matters that you feel obligated to deal with. Day after day. Year after year.

Don’t allow another year to pass under the tyranny of the urgent. We only have 30,000 days, if we are granted an average lifespan. We cannot live a purposeful life if we don’t act in accordance with that purpose.

Here are some questions for you to consider:

  • Do you feel confident that you are using your time well?
  • Are you excited by and committed to your current ventures?
  • Will your current path help you to create a positive legacy?
  • Are you easily derailed from that which you consider most important?

The program addresses each of these questions, drawing on Naikan Self-Reflection and Morita Therapy, as well as the work of Viktor Frankl, Stephen Covey and William Damon.

For 30 days you will have an experiential opportunity to investigate the theme of purpose, as it relates to your own unique life. Every day you will work with an exercise that will help you to strengthen your sense of purpose as well as your ability to stay on track.

You will also have access to diverse resources that are thought-provoking and inspiring. And you’ll have an opportunity to communicate with others across the globe who are also engaging in this process.

Find direction, set direction, and stay on course by joining the Living on Purpose program!