Escaping the Hustle with Matthew Turner

Hustle culture, this idea that we ought to make working, striving and achieving the centerpiece of our lives, might have deep roots these days but so too does the anti-hustle movement, which serves to value balance and rest as part of accomplishment. Matthew Turner, author of Beyond the Pale: A Fable about Escaping the Hustle and Finding Yourself, sees the hustle as being deeply ingrained in modern society, exasperated like never before by technology and social media. But there is something beyond the toxic hustle mindset. The secret is intention.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • The hustle culture and the anti-hustle movement;
  • The negatives of the hustle;
  • How we rewire our hustle tendencies;
  • The true secret to success.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Matthew Turner is a British author who lives in a small town in Yorkshire, England. Having previously published three novels and a non-fiction business book, he wrote Beyond The Pale on the back of interviewing hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, authors, investors, and thought-leaders. Gaining a unique insight into areas such as mindset, flow, and personal development, and developing a reputation for crafting compelling stories out of other peoples’ lives, Matthew builds relatable fables for those looking to live a meaningful and purpose-driven life. As well as writing for himself, Matthew ghostwrites both articles and books for other successful entrepreneurs and thought-leaders, in-between spending time with his two children. Learn more at beyondbook.co.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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