How to become Indistractable with Nir Eyal


I’m super thrilled to finally release this podcast with Nir Eyal on how you can become indistractable and reclaim your life. I read his first book Hooked: How to build habit-forming products, a couple of years ago. And ever since then I’ve followed his work.

Nir’s second book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life deals with a topic that is very close to my heart. If you’ve followed this newsletter, you know that I’ve struggled with distractions all my life. This new book is easily the most definitive take on dealing with distractions.

Nir also founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He blogs on NirAndFar and is featured often in The Harvard Business ReviewTime Magazine, and Psychology Today.

Here’s what we broadly talked about in the podcast.

  • Four strategies to deal with distraction

    • Mastering internal triggers

    • Make time for traction

    • Hack back the external triggers

    • Prevent distraction with pacts

  • How to create an indistractable workplace

    • Creating psychological safety

    • Forums to talk about issues

    • Management exemplifies indistractable work culture

  • Some techniques to

    • Deal with email overload

    • Make meetings more productive

    • Deal with the tyranny of the to-do list

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