Oct. 20, 2021

The Four Research-Backed Steps to Be Indistractable


Bestselling author Nir Eyal joins Chris to discuss how you can become indistractable. They discuss the hidden psychology that drives people to distraction, why procrastination is not a character flaw, why you should stop using to-do lists and how becoming indistractable will let you take back your time and start making traction on the things that matter to you in your life.

Nir Eyal (@nireyal) has taught at the Stanford School of Business and their design school. He has co-founded and sold two tech companies and is the author of two best-selling books: Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

 

Selected Links From The Episode

Nir's Website: Nir and Far (includes Nir's free 80 page Indistractable workbook)

Summary of Indistractable: The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’

Nir's Books:

Select Articles & Resources from Nir:

 

Full Show Notes

Who is Nir Eyal? [00: 24]

What is the opposite of distraction (and it’s not focus)? [01:48]

How your mind tricks you into thinking you’re being productive. [03:06]

How he discovered that distraction doesn’t have anything to do with technology. [04:51]

Here’s the real (scientific) reason why you get distracted. [09:57]

4 steps to become indistractable [13:13]

This is how you can stop being impulsive.  [15:06]

The problem with to-do lists. [20:55]

The difference between diversion and distraction. [25:04]

How to save time and energy on checking your email. [28:27]

Building an indistractable workplace: reactive work vs. reflective work[35:03]

Do what you say you will or burn $100 bill (price pact)[36:58]

Can you get your partner to be indistractable with you? (effort pact) [40:49]

Is multitasking a distraction (and what is multichannel multitasking)? [44:48]

Wearing a concentration crown (work from home hack). [46:50]

When should you start teaching your kids to be indistractable? [48:44]

How to connect with Nir. [49:40]

 

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