Our culture has become obsessed with hustling.
As we struggle to keep up in a knowledge economy that never sleeps, we arm ourselves with life hacks, to-do lists, and an inbox-zero mentality, grasping at anything that will help us work faster, push harder, and produce more.
There’s just one problem: most of these solutions are making things worse. Creativity isn’t produced on an assembly line, and endless hustle is ruining our mental and physical health while subtracting from our creative performance. Productivity and creativity are not compatible; we are stuck between them, and like the opposite poles of a magnet, they are tearing us apart.
When we’re told to sleep more, meditate, and slow down, we nod our heads in agreement, yet seem incapable of applying this advice in our own lives.
Why do we act against our creative best interests?
We have forgotten how to float.
The answer lies in our history, culture, and biology. Instead of focusing on how we work, we must understand why we work - why we believe that what we do determines who we are.
Hustle and Float explores how our work culture creates contradictions between what we think we want and what we actually need, and points the way to a more humane, more sustainable, and, yes, more creative, way of working and living.
What members say
- Andrzej Zawadzki @trainwithandre
Clever view of work and productivity
Well narrated, interesting view about huge productivity demand that cause many people to burn out or get depressed. If you are in to ''self-help'' category or looking for way improve your productivity is great Audiobook. If you have issues with ''not doing enough'' or ''not being successful enough'' or satisfied with your achievements - go for this book. Digested this book in 2 days as it was very enjoyable. Highly recommend. happy to answer any questions.