Struggle by Grace Marshall - Productivity Book Group

Struggle by Grace Marshall – Author Interview – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Grace Marshall, author of Struggle: The Surprising Truth, Beauty and Opportunity Hidden in Life’s Sh*ttier Moments [ https://amzn.to/3gNuCUj ]. Enjoy the interview!

The Amazon book description states:

Struggling? You’re in the right place.

In a world that’s obsessed with fast hacks, quick wins, and Instagram-perfection (cue “Everything is Awesome”), struggle has become a taboo. A sign that something’s gone horribly wrong. But what if we’ve got it all wrong about getting it wrong?

What if struggle isn’t a battle to fight, a trap to avoid, or a sign of weakness? What if struggle is precisely where the magic happens – where we do our best, most important work?

Whether you’re wading in treacle, waiting for the storm to pass or just damn tired of the hustle, this thought-provoking exploration will shine a surprising new light on the truth, beauty and opportunity hidden in life’s shittier moments.

Author of the award-winning ‘How to be Really Productive’, Grace Marshall is known for her “refreshingly human” approach to productivity. Featured in The Guardian, Forbes, Huffpost and BBC Radio, her work as a Productivity Ninja has taken her from Norway to New York, helping thousands of people – from startup founders to corporate managers, artists to engineers, students and CEOs – to replace stress, overwhelm and frustration with success, sanity and satisfaction.

Our next reading selections are available on Upcoming Books.

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)

If you’d like to learn more about what Grace noted about “fawning” as an additional stress response, see Understanding Fight, Flight, Freeze and the Fawn Response.


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