New book from NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes is now available!

New book from NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes is now available!


Ali Abdaal

The Productivity Expert: How to Make 2024 Your Most Productive & ABUNDANT Year Yet | Ali Abdaal


We often equate productivity with grueling hard work and relentless effort, but Ali Abdaal is about to flip that script. In Feel-Good Productivity, he reveals a refreshing and uplifting approach to success, one that’s rooted in joy and well-being rather than stress and grind.


Ali Abdaal is a former doctor turned YouTuber, podcaster, entrepreneur and author. He’s been creating YouTube videos for over 7 years and has a following of almost 5 million. Ali became intrigued by the science of productivity while juggling the demands of medical training at Cambridge University with building his business. While working as a doctor in the UK’s National Health Service, Ali started to document his journey towards living a healthier, happier, more productive life online. In the years since, Ali’s evidence-based videos, podcasts and articles about the human mind have reached hundreds of millions of people all around the world.

Buy his new book, Feel-Good Productivity: How to Do More of What Matters to You

"If you're feeling anxious, stressed, unmotivated, or the stakes are too high, step back and ask yourself, what would this look like if it were fun?" @aliabdaal  

And now let’s jump into episode 1557 of The School of Greatness!

"On the route to success remember to take care of yourself and relationships because they matter far more than your work." @aliabdaal  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • You had a massive life and career shift away from being a doctor to making money on YouTube. What made you decide to make this shift?
  • You were making good money as a doctor and almost ten times that on your youtube channel. You were very successful by most standards, so where did the fear of money come from at the time?
  • What was your identity like before YouTube success and after? 
  • What fears did you have leaving one profession as a doctor and all in on being a YouTuber?
  • You haven’t practiced medicine since we had a life changing conversation more than two years ago on this podcast. What part of the conversation was so life altering for you?
  • Where would you be if you didn’t decide to go all-in on being a YouTuber?
  • On a scale from 1-10 where was your self-worth at when you were trying to be a doctor and a YouTuber at the same time?
  • Does freedom equal happiness?
  • How do you stay productive without obsessing over hustle culture all while making good money and progress in your career?
  • What is the GPS acronym and how does it guide us to our final goals?
  • How do you make the mundane things you tend to put off more fun in order to boost productivity?
  • What are the 3 P’s or the Three Energizers?
  • What was a situation in your PhD studies where you needed to make light of a boring or mundane situation?
  • Procrastination is a massive struggle for so many people. Why do you think people tend to put things off until the last minute and how can you shift that bad habit towards being more proactive?
  • What is the #1 thing holding people back from taking action?
  • What is the #1 thing you thinks makes or breaks people’s success?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • A fun mindset shift to tackle stress and anxiety.
  • How to maximize productivity while passive income streams work for you.
  • The crucial distinction between true productivity and the trap of “hustle culture.”
  • How feeling good is essential for productivity, even when tackling draining tasks.
  • The power of giving yourself permission to be distracted and its positive impact on productivity.
  • Plus much more…

Transcript of this Episode

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