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  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473594982
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

Working Hard, Hardly Working

How to achieve more, stress less and feel fulfilled: THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

From a young entrepreneur shaking up the business world comes a book about why productivity and self-care aren't on opposing sides, and how to find the balance we all need.

Brought to you by Penguin.

We all know the pressure of feeling like we should be grinding 24/7 while simultaneously being told that we should 'just relax' and take care of ourselves, like we somehow have to decide between success and sanity. But in today's complex working world, where every hobby can be a hustle and social media is the lens through which we view not only others but also ourselves, this seemingly impossible choice couldn't be further from our reality.

In Working Hard, Hardly Working, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed 'lazy workaholic' Grace Beverley challenges this unrealistic and unnecessary split, and offers a fresh take on how to create your own balance, be more productive and feel fulfilled.

Includes practical advice on:

· The life-changing art of the to-do table: perfect your productivity method and do more of what you love
· Making your routine work for you: optimise your habits and reap the benefits
· Getting into and managing your flow: boost your creativity and enjoy your everyday
· Engaging in effective self-care: how stepping back will help you move forwards

Insightful, curious and refreshingly honest, Working Hard, Hardly Working will make you reflect on what you want from your life and work - and then help you chart your path to get there.

© Grace Beverley 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473594982
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Grace Beverley

London's Young Entrepreneur of the Year (NatWest GBEA) and founder of sustainable style brand TALA and fitness tech brand Shreddy, Grace Beverley is a successful female entrepreneur shaking up the business world, with a global digital reach of over 1.5 million. By the age of just twenty-three, Grace had been named first in Forbes' 30-under-30 retail and e-commerce list, graduated from Oxford University, and attained a Sustainable Business accreditation from Harvard Business School. Grace's inspiring drive to accelerate the slow-fashion space and provide the blueprint for aspiring entrepreneurs has led to features in Drapers, Forbes, CEO Today, VOGUE Business and Business Insider.

Praise for Working Hard, Hardly Working

Serves some serious inspiration for the business-minded.


Grace is the inspiring, young entrepreneur energy that we need in our lives.


Offers a fresh take on how to create your own balance, be more productive and feel fulfilled in the high-pressure social media age.


Pinpoints and unpacks the confusing and impossible messages we are all fed about modern work, how we are supposedly meant to be "nailing" all areas of our life all at once. I'm a big advocate of defining success for yourself, which is exactly what this book helps readers do.

EMMA GANNON, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

As she makes clear in her excellent new book, Working Hard, Hardly Working: How to Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled - which she characteristically wrote while running two businesses - twentysomethings are in fact far more obsessed with productivity than their predecessors. And it's not always healthy.

The Times

A new blueprint for our current work environment ... Beverley's book investigates what it means to truly work hard and why we feel that unless we're up working till 2 a.m. and not getting enough sleep, we're not working hard enough.

Pop Sugar

A new productivity blueprint.


Essential reading for anyone who takes their working life seriously.

Anna Codrea-Rado, author & co-host of Is This Working?

Motivating whatever stage you're at.

Stella, 'Five empowering reads by (and about) inspiring, trailblazing women'

Full of practical advice and techniques to help avoid burnout, its honest approach is a welcome oneto help you reflect on what you want from life and work.

Woman's Own

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