Monday, March 2, 2020

TLC Book Tours: Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job by Bruce Daisley

Title: Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job
Author: Bruce Daisley 
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperOne
Publish Date: February 25, 2020
Source: TLC Book Tours

What's the Story?:

From "How does a lunch break spark a burst of productivity? Can a team’s performance be improved simply by moving the location of the coffee maker? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can a walking meeting actually get decisions made?

As an executive with decades of management experience at top Silicon Valley companies including YouTube, Google, and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has given a lot of thought to what makes a workforce productive and what factors can improve the workplace to benefit a company’s employees, customers, and bottom line. In his debut book, he shares what he’s discovered, offering practical, often counterintuitive, insights and solutions for reinvigorating work to give us more meaning, productivity, and joy at the office.

A Gallup survey of global workers revealed shocking news: only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs. This means that burn out and unhappiness at work are a reality for the vast majority of workers. Managers—and employees themselves—can make work better. Eat Sleep Work Repeat shows them how, offering more than two dozen research-backed, user-friendly strategies, including:

Go to Lunch (it makes you less tired over the weekend)
Suggest a Tea Break (it increases team cohesiveness and productivity)
Conduct a Pre-Mortem (foreseeing possible issues can prevent problems and creates a spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness)"

My Two Cents:

Bruce Daisley is the author of "Eat Sleep Work Repeat" and he is also the European Vice President of Twitter as well as the host of the podcast of the same title. He recognizes that many of us spend a lot of time at work and since we spend so much time at work, it's not worth being miserable. There are a few things that you can do, even if you are not a manager, to make the experience better for yourself and those around you. 

This book is broken down into great bite size pieces that give you suggestions of things to consider in order to improve your work environment as well as to help ensure that your team has what they need in order to achieve great things. In addition to suggesting what you can do, each section has concrete actions that you can take that would be easy enough to implement quickly. There are, of course, some things that are not necessarily in the everyone's span of control. For instance, for me and in my work environment, it would be very difficult to change anything having to do with space. We have the space we have and it really can't be changed. That being said, there are plenty of things that I can act on that will have the ability to make a big impact and they are pretty easy.

This is the kind of book that I want to get into everyone's hands that needs a little motivation. It seems like sometimes making changes at work may be super difficult, particularly when you're not the one in charge but this book has plenty of suggestions that you can use in order to make your own experience at work better and if you're having a better time of it, that can have a ripple effect throughout your entire unit. 

I love the tone that Daisley uses throughout the books. He's positive and motivational. He uses a broad range of examples and research that show the impact that some of the things that he suggests can have if implemented. I found the book to be a breath of fresh air and a great way to reframe some of the things going on in my own mind. This would be a great pick for anyone who finds themselves working in an office environment that needs a bit of a boost! I know this is a book that I am going to keep going back to for when I need a bit of a push!

Tour Schedule:

Monday, February 24th: Living My Best Book Life
Tuesday, February 25th: Man of La Book
Wednesday, February 26th: Tabi Thoughts
Thursday, February 27th: Instagram: @books_with_bethany
Friday, February 28th: Write – Read – Life
Monday, March 2nd: A Bookish Affair
Tuesday, March 3rd: Run Wright
Wednesday, March 4th: bookchickdi
Monday, March 9th: PhDiva
Tuesday, March 10th: Wellreadtraveler
Wednesday, March 11th: Orange County Readers
Thursday, March 12th: Palmer’s Page Turners
Friday, March 13th: Amy’s Book-et List


  1. i think it's great to love your work. too many of us do it for a paycheck just slogging through the day
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, thank you for being on the tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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