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 Review, Time 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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