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#25: 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’
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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