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89. Nir Eyal | How to Beat Distraction and Take Control of Your Life

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How different would your life be if you were “indistractable”?

Nir Eyal wrote the book on how tech companies get people Hooked. After years of teaching at Stanford, Eyal now reveals the Achilles’ heel of distraction in his new book, Indistractable. In Indistractable, Eyal shatters the conventional narrative that the problem is our gadgets. Rather, Eyal shows why distraction is a symptom of much deeper dysfunction.

This episode is highly actionable and Nir provides amazing examples of how you can implement his methods into your life. We dive deep into how we can escape distraction, beat the urge to scroll, refresh and reply, and do more of the things we want to do.

In Episode 89, you will learn:

00:00 Intro
03:31 Distraction vs Traction
11:59 How to get to the root of distraction
15:59 Master your internal triggers
20:22 Can you really run out of willpower?
26:23 Nir’s fascination with behavior
32:54 How to balance your time with time-boxing
54:04 Nir’s personal system of using a to-do list
55:24 The first step to becoming indistractable
58:12 Are you a Reactor or a Reflector
1:03:34 What is next for Nir
1:04:54 How to get in touch with Nir

 

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