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Dr Ali Abdaal is the world’s most followed productivity expert and author of Feel-Good Productivity, the brand new book that reveals why the secret to productivity isn’t discipline, it’s joy. In his podcast, Deep Dive, Ali sits down with inspiring creators, thinkers, entrepreneurs and high performers to help listeners build lives that they love.

Ali’s cheerful style, positive approach, and well-researched content have made him a trusted voice when it comes to productivity. The internet means that we have access to more knowledge and information than ever before - but it can also be overwhelming. So, Ali and his expert guests focus on simple, scientifically proven, and actionable steps you can take to make real changes in your life.

Ali’s a firm believer that happiness isn’t the result of success - in fact, happiness is the key to success in the first place. Ali made this discovery while working as a doctor in a chaotic hospital ward. In the past, hard work had been the answer to every obstacle in his life. But no amount of hard work was going to combat panic and burnout.

So, Ali dedicated himself to figuring out a new approach to productivity - one that focuses on enjoying the journey and working towards truly meaningful goals. Deep Dive, with its authentic and engaging conversations, will give you all the insights you need to do just that.

Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal Ali Abdaal

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    • 4.9 • 223 Ratings

Dr Ali Abdaal is the world’s most followed productivity expert and author of Feel-Good Productivity, the brand new book that reveals why the secret to productivity isn’t discipline, it’s joy. In his podcast, Deep Dive, Ali sits down with inspiring creators, thinkers, entrepreneurs and high performers to help listeners build lives that they love.

Ali’s cheerful style, positive approach, and well-researched content have made him a trusted voice when it comes to productivity. The internet means that we have access to more knowledge and information than ever before - but it can also be overwhelming. So, Ali and his expert guests focus on simple, scientifically proven, and actionable steps you can take to make real changes in your life.

Ali’s a firm believer that happiness isn’t the result of success - in fact, happiness is the key to success in the first place. Ali made this discovery while working as a doctor in a chaotic hospital ward. In the past, hard work had been the answer to every obstacle in his life. But no amount of hard work was going to combat panic and burnout.

So, Ali dedicated himself to figuring out a new approach to productivity - one that focuses on enjoying the journey and working towards truly meaningful goals. Deep Dive, with its authentic and engaging conversations, will give you all the insights you need to do just that.

    BONUS EPISODE: How People Power Will Boost Your Productivity (Chapter 3 Feel-Good Productivity)

    BONUS EPISODE: How People Power Will Boost Your Productivity (Chapter 3 Feel-Good Productivity)

    This is an exclusive excerpt from my New York Times bestselling book, Feel-Good Productivity! Chapter 3 is all about how other people can have a huge impact on our productivity and wellbeing - whether that's draining our energy, or inspiring us to create great things together. So, if we can harness the positive effects of teamwork, communication, and community, we can do our best possible work. We'll be releasing more of these chapters week by week, so stay tuned and enjoy :) 
    📚CHECK OUT MY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK FEEL-GOOD PRODUCTIVITY 👉AmazonWebsite
    🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI📲 Join My Telegram Community🎥 YouTube Channel🐦 Twitter  📸 Instagram  💻 Website👥 Linkedin
    📄SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT
    Visit the website for the transcript and highlights from the conversation - https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/
    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor
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    • 12 min
    How To Build A 1.5 Million Following As An Online Writer - The Cultural Tutor

    How To Build A 1.5 Million Following As An Online Writer - The Cultural Tutor

    Have you ever thought about making a living as an online writer or content creator? Today’s guest quit his job at McDonald’s to write on Twitter full time, and within months he had grown his page from nothing to 1.5 million followers, just from writing one thread a day. Sheehan Quirke is the man behind The Cultural Tutor, a huge (and until now faceless) Twitter page all about art, culture, and history. In this conversation we’ll talk about Sheehan’s road to success, the power of writing online, and the importance of sharing your thoughts and feelings with the world. This is a great insight into how you can change your life by writing and following your passions. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
    Sponsored by snipd. Go to https://snipd.com/deepdive and if you sign up via the link in the next 30 days days, you get to try out the Premium version of their app for free for an entire month.
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    Sponsored by Brilliant - visit https://brilliant.org/DeepDive/ and the first 200 of you will get 20% off Brilliant's annual premium subscription.
    Check out my New York Times Bestselling book Feel-Good Productivity 📚
    00:00 Intro 01:20 Sheehan’s backstory17:17 The power of writing online30:36 Building a following on Twitter43:14 Growing The Cultural Tutor page58:39 The research and writing process01:08:49 The tension between business and art01:28:26 Sheehan’s writing process01:45:25 Leading a meaningful life
    🔗 CONNECT WITH SHEEHAN🐦 Twitter https://twitter.com/culturaltutor💻 Website https://culturaltutor.com/
    🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI 📲 Join My Telegram Community - https://t.me/+bH5gLHty5kBiOGZk🎥 YouTube Channel - https://youtube.com/aliabdaal🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/aliabdaal📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/aliabdaal💻 Website - https://aliabdaal.com👥 Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-abdaal/
    📄SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT
    Visit the website for the transcript and highlights from the conversation - https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/
    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor
    🎧 LISTEN FOR FREE Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7gZkflC...RSS - https://feeds.transistor.fm/deep-dive
    🙏 LEAVE A REVIEW 
    If you enjoyed listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts to help others discover the show :) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...
    👋🏼 GET IN TOUCH 
    You can also Tweet @AliAbdaal with any feedback, ideas or thoughts about the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏

    • 2 hr 10 min
    BONUS EPISODE: How To Instantly Make Your Job More Enjoyable (Chapter 2 Feel-Good Productivity)

    BONUS EPISODE: How To Instantly Make Your Job More Enjoyable (Chapter 2 Feel-Good Productivity)

    This is an exclusive excerpt from my New York Times bestselling book, Feel-Good Productivity! I recorded the audiobook in a studio in London a few months ago, and it was super fun to be behind the mic. This is an extract from Chapter 2, which is all about the importance of feeling autonomous in your daily life and gaining power back over your work, so that you can unlock true motivation. We'll be releasing more of these chapters week by week, so stay tuned and enjoy :) 
    📚CHECK OUT MY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK FEEL-GOOD PRODUCTIVITY 👉AmazonWebsite
    🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI📲 Join My Telegram Community🎥 YouTube Channel🐦 Twitter  📸 Instagram  💻 Website👥 Linkedin
    📄SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT
    Visit the website for the transcript and highlights from the conversation - https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/
    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor
    🎧 LISTEN FOR FREEApple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7gZkflC...RSS - https://feeds.transistor.fm/deep-dive
    🙏 LEAVE A REVIEW
    If you enjoyed listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts to help others discover the show :) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...
    👋🏼 GET IN TOUCH 
    You can also Tweet @AliAbdaal with any feedback, ideas or thoughts about the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏

    • 12 min
    7 Unconventional Insights To Level Up Your Productivity

    7 Unconventional Insights To Level Up Your Productivity

    In this episode, we’re going to be hearing from seven of the world’s top productivity experts about some of the productivity myths that are holding you back from doing the things that really matter to you.  We’ll talk about some of the pitfalls of productivity, how productivity can be a form of self-care, and why it’s so important to manage your time well, so that you can lead a life you really love. I hope you use this episode as resource to level-up your productivity when you’re struggling to get stuff done. Enjoy :)
    Sponsored by snipd. Go to snipd.com/deepdive and if you sign up via the link in the next 30 days days, you get to try out the Premium version of their app for free for an entire month.
    Sponsored by Hostinger. Go to https://www.hostinger.com/aliabdaal and use the code ALIABDAAL to get 10% off your own website and domain.
    📅 Use my "Year at a Glance" template, to start planning your 2024: https://aliabdaal.com/year-in-a-glance-template/  Just click "file" then "make a copy" when you get to the google sheet.
    Check out my New York Times Bestselling Book Feel-Good Productivity 👉Amazon Website
    🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI
    📲 Join My Telegram Community🎥 YouTube Channel🐦 Twitter📸 Instagram💻 Website👥 Linkedin
    EPISODES:
    Confronting my Productivity Guru - Tiago Forte How To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Empire In Your 20s - Grace Beverley Cal Newport: Lifestyle Design, Slow Productivity and Contrarian Writing Productivity Expert on How Productivity Ruins Your Life - Oliver Burkeman The Ultimate Method To Take Control Of Your Life in 2023 - Ryder Carroll Someday Is Today: Achieve Your Goals and Live Without Regret - Matthew Dicks How To Make 2024 Your Most Productive Year Yet
    📄SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT
    Visit the website for the transcript and highlights from the conversation - https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/
    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor
    🎧 LISTEN FOR FREE Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7gZkflC...RSS - https://feeds.transistor.fm/deep-dive
    🙏 LEAVE A REVIEW 
    If you enjoyed listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts to help others discover the show :) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...
    👋🏼 GET IN TOUCH 
    You can also Tweet @AliAbdaal with any feedback, ideas or thoughts about the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏

    • 57 min
    BONUS EPISODE: How To Make Work More Energising (Chapter 1 Feel-Good Productivity)

    BONUS EPISODE: How To Make Work More Energising (Chapter 1 Feel-Good Productivity)

    This is an exclusive excerpt from my New York Times bestselling book, Feel-Good Productivity! I recorded the audiobook in a studio in London a few months ago, so I wanted to share me reading the first chapter. It talks about the first principle of Feel-Good Productivity, play, and how you can incorporate it into your daily life. We'll be releasing more of these chapters week by week, so stay tuned and enjoy :)  
    📚CHECK OUT MY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK FEEL-GOOD PRODUCTIVITY 👉Amazon Website
    🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI 📲 Join My Telegram Community 🎥 YouTube Channel 🐦 Twitter  📸 Instagram  💻 Website 👥 Linkedin  📄SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT
    Visit the website for the transcript and highlights from the conversation - https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/
    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor
    🎧 LISTEN FOR FREE Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7gZkflC...RSS - https://feeds.transistor.fm/deep-dive
    🙏 LEAVE A REVIEW
    If you enjoyed listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts to help others discover the show :) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...
    👋🏼 GET IN TOUCH 
    You can also Tweet @AliAbdaal with any feedback, ideas or thoughts about the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏

    • 10 min
    A New Direction for Deep Dive - Let's Chat

    A New Direction for Deep Dive - Let's Chat

    Hey friends, welcome back to Deep Dive. This episode is going to be in a slightly different format than usual - it’s a solo episode where I sit down to chat about the future direction of the podcast and some of the new content we’re going to be sharing as we get ready to launch Season 8. This is a pretty relaxed convo - just wanted to give you guys an update and show you a sneak peak of the behind the scenes thinking that goes into the podcast. Enjoy! x
    Sponsored by snipd. If you sign up via snipd.com/deepdive in the next 30 days, you get to try out the Premium version of their app for free for an entire month.
    📚Check out my New York Times Bestselling book Feel-Good Productivity! AmazonWebsite
    Bonus Episode 
    🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI
    🎥 YouTube Channel  🐦 Twitter  📸 Instagram  💻 Website  👥 Linkedin
    📚 RESOURCES MENTIONEDThe Science Behind Why Relationships Last Or Fail - Drs John & Julie Gottman 

    📄SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT
    Visit the website for the transcript and highlights from the conversation - https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/
    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. In each episode, Ali has conversations with guests from wide-ranging areas around the five pillars of a good life: health, wealth, love, happiness and impact - to empower you to live your best life.
    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor
    🎧 LISTEN FOR FREE Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7gZkflC... RSS - https://feeds.transistor.fm/deep-dive
    🙏 LEAVE A REVIEW
    If you enjoyed listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts to help others discover the show :) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...
    👋🏼 GET IN TOUCH
    You can also Tweet @AliAbdaal with any feedback, ideas or thoughts about the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏
    PS: Some of the links in this description are affiliate links that I get a kickback from 😜

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

korinlanier ,

What a gem Ali Adbaal is!

I cannot say enough about Ali Abdaal! I found him on YouTube a few days and I have watched him every single day at work, since!!! I feel like I know him already.

So, when I found his Podcast… that was it… ready to get him tattooed on me. No, I’m kidding, but really!! Such an inspiration and has truly made me look at my life differently. I never thought I’d be able to leave my current job and still haven’t yet, because I’m just getting started… but I believe his encouragement and words of wisdom will lead me in the right direction into making better choices in my life to make Korin happy. I now believe in myself and literally didn’t believe in myself before Ali!

majose_rod ,

An amazing podcast full of valuable info

Ali is one of my favorite creators out there and his podcast does not disappoint. Conversations are interesting, and Ali always breaks the interviews down into actionable insights you can learn from.

d.a.6.1.3 ,

Absolutely recommend listening

Top notch podcast with insightful, invaluable and inspirational content.

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