336: Nir Eyal on Becoming Indistractable

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Nir Eyal is an author whose writing on technology, psychology, and business has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and many other renowned publications. Previously, he taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School. In this episode, Nir and Eric discuss his new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

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In This Interview, Nir Eyal and I discuss Becoming Indistractable and…

  • His book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
  • How what we pay attention to determines our quality of life
  • The importance of being in control of how you spend your time and attention in life
  • When it comes to being distracted, there are the blamers, the shamers, and the claimers
  • That the root cause of distraction is uncomfortable sensations
  • Time management is pain management
  • How you can’t stop emotions but you can respond to them
  • The 4 key steps of becoming indistractable
  • Traction and Dis-traction
  • How anything can become a distraction
  • That you can’t call something a distraction unless you know what you are distracted from
  • The tyranny of the to-do list
  • Deciding with intent when you’re going to do something
  • Timeboxing
  • Mastering our internal triggers: Learning to work with our uncomfortable emotions
  • The 3 reasons we get distracted
  • The antidote to impulsive behavior
  • Using an identity to help us become indistractable

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