A Guide to Getting Stuff Done Without Hating Your Life

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Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) -- “Get Sh*t Done” Author Niall Harbison discusses his book on “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

"getting stuff done." is that really all it takes?

My good friend here, matt, has a hard time getting things done.

I procrastinate.

There is a lot of lessons in the book but one of them is not being scared of failure.

It's all about taking more risks and thinking about life a little bit differently.

You live an interesting life.

You are a celebrity chef for billionaire -- yes, i am 34 although i may look a little bit older.

I have cooked for billionaires.

How did you land that gig?

A bit of the luck of the irish.

I went to friends of friends and they have got down there and i worked my way up.

At the same time, my friends were getting on the career ladder and getting secure jobs and trying to sort themselves out financially.

Again, it was going away from the norm and taking some risks.

I read it yesterday.

There is one part of the book that says we are often told that women have a biological clock that certainly it does not have to be like this.

But doesn't it?

We can't really wish away a biological clock.

Maybe for you, you can say you are not going to get married until 40. is it different for men and women?

Biologically, it kind of is.

Certainly in ireland and europe, people tend to get married at 26 or 27. it's not a bad thing but it pigeonholes you into a certain kind of life.

It is not just getting married.

When you travel, like, when people finish college, they might take a year off and travel the world.

Everybody says it's the best year of your life.

Why not extend that?

Those of people who get to 30 and they hate their jobs.

They might go back and start again or retrain.

I think we are under too much pressure and a lot of our decisions are financial-based and to they shouldn't be.

Why not?

At the end of the day, i want to be able to pay my bills.

Even if i was traveling, i still have to pay for stuff.

One of the things i talk about in the book -- well, i live in dublin and it is like living in new york.

It's expensive.

If i want to live somewhere cheaper, michael to thailand or i might go to italy.

You can work remotely.

I worked better being in a cheaper country and i get paid to go on a holiday.

It is little hacks like that in the book that, yes, you can still build your career and have your progression.

I'm -- i'm a rich that -- i may pitch that.

I have issues with just sheer laziness and procrastination.

You obviously are the kind of person who is just a driven towards success.

You me can -- you can say maybe you decided to go to the south of france and decided to chill out but you are obviously durban, -- obviously driven, yes?

Not just driven, but not being scared of failure.

Coming to america is sort of refreshing because you get embrace failure.

Not the rest of the world.

Failure is quite front upon in other parts.

Didn't you plan another trip you are?

Tell us about your book tour.

Normally, your publisher says let's go to a few cities across america and we will sit down and read.

But there are dozens of books out there.

Social media, we arrived in washington with no plan and we visited l.a. las vegas, los angeles.

We had no plans to be on the show.

But it happened you wanted to be on "the daily show," didn't you?

They are on vacation so we may have to come back.

One thing you say in the book as there is no such thing as luck.

But you also tell a story of trying to sell your company, not being able to make a roll and then having payment command in the second to last day.

So isn't there some element of luck?

There is, but the more you are willing to take risks, the luck will come.

It's like people who sit and play the lottery every week.

It was good to meet you.

Good luck on your book tour.

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