In today’s episode with Nir Eyal we discuss how to overcome the challenges of distraction from social media, the news and procrastination.
We talk about Nir’s Wall St Journal best-selling book ‘Indistractable’ and how it’s not our phones that cause us to become distracted, it’s our inability to better manage uncomfortable internal feelings.
Nir shares with us how becoming Indistractable is set to become the ‘superpower of the 21st century‘, and in four easy-to-understand steps helps us learn to make our attention levels indestructable.
We talk about the challenges that COVID-19 has on staying productive, especially while working from home, and the impact that expectations, our need for structure and forethought in planning our time has on staying connected to others, getting things done, and how to feel properly relaxed when we are unwinding.
We cover the ways we can teach principles of attention and focus to our kids, so that they remain digitally literate, but socially engaged at the same time.
Nir talks about how most advice about using digital technologies is actually unsustainable and proposes several practical ideas for you and your team about crafting your work environment for better mental health, productivity and connection.
In a fast-paced, wide-ranging and entertaining interview, Nir shares five years of in-depth research and his experience working in and around Silicon Valley, implementing and teaching behavioural design principles to leading technology companies and students.
You won’t want to miss this interview with the world-class Nir Eyal.
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir previously taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
Nir co-founded and sold two tech companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”
He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.
Indistractable received critical acclaim, winning the Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award as well as being named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon and one of the Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible.
The Globe and Mail called Indistractable, “the best business book of 2019.”