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  • Published: 3 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781847943743
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

Feel-Good Productivity

How to Do More of What Matters to You

The world's most-followed productivity expert reveals how to achieve more by finding joy in everything you do.

The secret to productivity isn't discipline. It's joy.

We think that productivity is all about hard work. That the road to success is lined with endless frustration and toil. But what if there's another way?

Dr Ali Abdaal - the world's most-followed productivity expert - has uncovered an easier, happier path to success. Drawing on decades of psychological research, he has found that the secret to productivity and success isn't grind - it's feeling good. If you can make your work feel good, then productivity takes care of itself.

In this revolutionary book, Ali reveals how the science of feel-good productivity can transform your life. He introduces the three hidden 'energisers' that underpin enjoyable productivity, the three 'blockers' we must overcome to beat procrastination, and the three 'sustainers' that prevent burnout and help us achieve lasting fulfilment. He recounts the inspiring stories of founders, Olympians, and Nobel-winning scientists who embody the principles of Feel-Good Productivity. And he introduces the simple, actionable changes that you can use to achieve more and live better, starting today.

Armed with Ali's insights, you won't just accomplish more. You'll feel happier and more fulfilled along the way.

  • Published: 3 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781847943743
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Ali Abdaal

Ali Abdaal is world's most-read productivity expert. In 2017, during his final year as a medical student at Cambridge, Ali started posting YouTube videos about psychology. His channel now has over 4 million subscribers and his acclaimed online productivity courses have reached hundreds of thousands of people. As well as working as a productivity expert, Ali is a teacher, investor and part-time magician. He lives in London.

Praise for Feel-Good Productivity

Ali is the absolute master on how to be productive without sacrificing your own happiness. This is the book we've all been waiting for.

DR JULIE SMITH, author of Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Ali is the master of productivity. Nobody has a talent for distilling complicated ideas into fun, accessible and actionable insights quite like him.

STEVEN BARTLETT, creator of Diary of a CEO

A much-needed antidote to hustle culture, this book is a reality check for any ambitious person who wants to build sustainable success. It offers the most practical approach to productivity that no one says yet all of us need to hear

MARK MANSON, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

In this eye-opening and important new book, Ali Abdaal flips the conventional narrative on productivity: accomplishing important things is not about creating more efficient systems but instead about cultivating a deeper energy for your work. This really got me thinking!

Professor CAL NEWPORT, Georgetown University, author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

Ali's approach to productivity is exceptional and life-changing. This is a must-read if you want to experience the power of productivity in a whole new way.

Professor WILL MACASKILL, University of Oxford, author of What We Owe the Future and Doing Good Better

As a doctor, entrepreneur, and educator, Ali has a unique and practical perspective on productivity. His book is science-backed, filled with real-life stories and refreshingly joyful. A nuanced guide to productivity that will unlock more honest conversations about our relationship to work.

ANNE-LAURE LE CUNFF, founder of Ness Labs and author of Liminal Minds

Utterly unlike the grumpy, besuited psychology gurus you're used to, Ali is the cheerful, optimistic productivity teacher the world sorely needs. Now, he has drawn upon his singularly engaging style to create a book that will change you for the better. A must-read!

MO GAWDAT, former Chief Business Officer, Google X, author of Solve for Happy and Scary Smart

I have learned more about mindful productivity from Ali than anyone in the world. He is a master of simplifying complex topics and delivering actionable insights. This book is a tour de force!

SAHIL BLOOM, creator of The Curiosity Chronicle and author of The Wealth Lie

Productivity doesn't have to be toxic. Ali is rewriting what we thought we knew about getting stuff done. You can indeed be both happy and successful.

DR ALEX GEORGE, author of Live Well Every Day and The Mind Manual

Ali takes productivity advice to the next level. It's more than just to-do list hacks and note-taking apps. He's created a holistic approach which integrates productivity into your world to help you achieve what ultimately matters most - a life well lived.

CHRIS WILLIAMSON, creator of Modern Wisdom

This book will change the way you think about productivity and success. Ali's insights are profound and engaging. A must-read!

LEWIS HOWES, author of The Greatness Mindset

This book will free you from the guilt and shame of feeling like you're not doing enough and guide you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed of.

JAY SHETTY, author of Think Like a Monk and 8 Rules of Love

You must read this now! More actionable wisdom than all the current self-improvement books combined. Ali has packed it with useful insights and exercises. I had to stop after almost every page to apply each idea.

DEREK SIVERS, author of Anything You Want

Ali is a productivity alchemist and in this book he reveals the formulas that transform work into play

RYDER CARROLL, author of The Bullet Journal Method

Very good. Ali trained as a doctor and really researches his stuff . . . If you are stuck in a job you hate, or are finding it hard to get up any enthusiasm for tasks, then Feel-Good Productivity might be the book for you . . . Ali does not suggest that we blindly aim to do more — or try to become much more efficient. That way, unhappiness and burnout lie.

Financial Times

Ali Abdaal's new productivity book is the best I've read this year. Everyone should feel this good about their work . . . a book that I genuinely think everyone should read . . . Instead of looking for something that will tell you how to organize, filter, manage, and check off all the to-dos that have piled up, Abdaal's book is different: It teaches you how to love what you're doing and do what you love. That, it turns out, is the most helpful productivity tip I've read all year.


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