How To Escape The Hustle with Matthew Turner | Live with Bottleneck

On today’s Live with Bottleneck, our guest Matthew Turner talks about the things you can do to finally escape the hustle. Once you do, you can finally start living a more meaningful and purpose-driven life.

Matthew Turner is a British author who lives in a small town in Yorkshire, England. He has published numerous novels, including Beyond the Pale, a book built on interviewing hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, authors, investors, and thought-leaders.

So if you want to escape the never-ending hustle in business and life, stay tuned to this episode.

Who is Matthew Turner?

We begin the conversation with Matthew sharing the moments right after the publishing of his last book, five years ago. Not long after, Matthew had an idea that would lay the foundations for Beyond the Pale.

“I’ve always had this ambition to bring my passion for writing both fiction and non-fiction together. And I never knew really how to do it, but I was inspired by books like The Alchemist.” – Matthew Turner

It was hard to say when it clicked, but Matthew explained that it was an organic process. It came to him little by little, and eventually he had enough to work with and expand into the book we see today.

Beyond the Pale and Hustle Culture

Matthew then talks about the premise of Beyond the Pale, in which he combined the experiences of a lot of entrepreneurs grinding and right in the middle of hustle culture, and wove it into an amazing story of a man.

“I just came up with this idea of this very successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur. On the outside, he seems to have it all: fame, fortune, good looks, and youth. But on the inside, he feels that he should be happy. And something happens in the book that he starts to really question: what am I doing? Am I really happy?” – Matthew Turner

This is something a lot of entrepreneurs find themselves in after a few years of non-stop grind and hustle. Sometimes, it becomes all about the hustle, and you forget what made you passionate about doing the things you are doing.

A Different Path

Matthew also mentions that one of the things that influenced him writing the book was when they learned that they were having a child. Having new priorities and responsibilities gave him the time to pause and think.

One of the things that he started entertaining was finding ways to work less, yet still earn a decent amount. This is important as he has other responsibilities now, and he did not want to sacrifice the time with his family just to “maximize” his time at work.

“Without Imogen, this book would still have happened, but the premise and story and the journey Ferdinand takes would be so different.” – Matthew Turner

To hear more from Matthew Turner and how you can escape the hustle culture, continue listening to this episode.


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 a gaining 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.

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About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


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