Eric Barker wrote one of my favorite books, “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.” As close to a must read as possible.
He also wrote a blog post that deeply resonated with me about the world of work, which you might find useful:
This Is How To “Work Smarter Not Harder”: 3 Secrets From Research – https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2018/02/work-smarter-not-harder-2/
It’s a synopsis from the book, “Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More” by Morten Hansen. I started reading it – and it’s another fascinating read.