Great Work

It is possible to do Great Work — the work that matters the most to you; that you feel called to do — without sacrificing everything else.

This book shows you how.

Four Ways To Get Started on Your Great Work

Doing Great Work is about making the time and space to do the work that matters the most to you. Whether that's building your business, writing your book, or launching a podcast, I can help you get started.

Read the book

Great Work is 50% insight, 50% on-the-ground tactics. I'll help you figure out what your Great Work is, and then help you do it without overwhelm or sacrifice. 

Listen to the podcast

Combining direct advice from Amanda with inspiring stories from guests, this podcast will inspire you while you are on the run.

Try the journals

The Great Work Journals are a whole-person time management system that will help you make progress without ever feeling overwhelmed.

Get a FREE Chapter of Great Work!

In these pages, you'll discover the Great Work Method, a simple process to:

  • Make time and space for the work that matters the most to you
  • Discover and explore your Great Work
  • Avoid the three horsemen of the goalpocalypse: burnout, procrastination, and perfectionism
  • Enjoy a life full of productivity and happiness, accomplishment and rest, Great Work, and the rest of what makes life beautiful

Want a sneak peek? Here's a free chapter on me!

Meet the Author

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk: Three Reasons You Aren’t Doing What You Say You Will Do has received 1.5 million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and TED Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.

Amanda lives in New Jersey with her husband, two adorable kids, and a remarkable newfiepoo named Ruthie. She spends her days educating future teachers, coaching accidental entrepreneurs, and speaking about how to make progress on Great Work to colleges, entrepreneurs, and corporate teams. To book Dr. Crowell to speak or inquire about coaching, please reach out by email, or schedule a time to talk.

What Others are Saying

Readers seeking motivation, direction in life, or even simply a starting point for their ambitions may find this clear, practical guide a helpful place to start. She frequently references the journals she has published to complement this guide, though Great Work itself is sufficient for those who are motivated and determined to put her plans into action in their own lives.


Publisher's Weekly

Dr. Amanda Crowell's strategies have the power to change lives.


World Champion Quarterback and Entrepreneur

If you are ready to positively transform your life, then read and absorb the strategies in this brilliant book by my friend, Dr. Amanda Crowell! 

James Malinchak

Featured on ABC's hit television show "Secret Millionaire;" Founder,

Amanda Crowell’s Great Work is a guide to achieving a meaningful career based on one’s personal, distinctive talents.

Clarion Reviews


Dr. Amanda Crowell’s book, Great Work, has provided the blueprint for where I need to focus my time and effort on whatI feel called to do... my own “Great Work”!

Matthew Kusza

Founder of Mythos Creative Writing

In a world of “get happy” quick schemes, programs, and books, Amanda stops to ask “But what is your great work?” In a way that’s both fun and meaningful, practical and inspiring, prophetic and present—Great Work will help your up level your experience of yourself.

Mike Ganino

Creator of The Mike Drop Method, Celebrity PublicH Speaking Coach

Crowell’s approachable, engaging style encourages us to exchange our distracted worries for what makes us feel alive. This work is a rallying call and armament for us to make a difference, be authentic, and do Great Work

Dr. Meghan Bathgate

Director of Educational Program Assessment at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

The world of work is changing and Dr. Crowell's strategies give us the advantage we need to end up on top.


The Original Shark from ABC's hit television show, Shark Tank

Dr. Amanda Crowell’s strategies are a  powerful combinationof high-octane motivation and proven tips that will change your life.

Patty Aubery

President, Jack Canfield COmpanies; Past President, "Chicken Soup for the Soul" Books

We all have something keeping us from becoming our most fulfilled selves, claims cognitive psychologist and coach, Amanda Crowell. Here, she explores how to discover one’s own “GreatWork,” and then achieve it.

BlueInk Reviews

Whether you are trying to figure out what your Great Work is or have already been doing your own Great Work for many years, you will undoubtedly benefit from reading this book!

Dyan Denapoli

Penguin Expert and Author of "The Great Penguin Rescue"

A must-read for anyone who wants more out of life, and feels like they are being passed by as they work harder and harder without getting to where they want to be.

Julie Ellis

Author of "Big Gorgeous Goals", Keynote Speaker, Leadership Coach, and Co-Founder of Mabel's Labels

Great Work was a great read, from start to finish. I encourage anyone who wonders how to leave a legacy, or who wants to enjoy their time at work more, to read this book.

Michelle Arpin-Begina

Founder and Chief Behavioral Officer of Michelle AB

In Great Work, Crowell re-acquaints us with the work we lovebest, re-ignites our passion for the work that we value above all else, and gives us a practical framework to ensure we actually get to do that work. I am forever changed by Crowell's insights and inspired by her doable strategies for freeing up precious time to do meaningful work that matters.

AJ Harper

Author of "Write a Must-Read", Editor & Publishing Strategist

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