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Jan 7, 2020

In this episode we learn from Nir Eyal, On How To Overcome Workplace Distractions.

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Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed him, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and his latest work is called Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

In this episode, we cover:

7:00 – Why do we get distracted

7:30 – Traction vs Distraction

10:05 – External triggers

10:21 – Internal triggers

10:44 – The desire to avoid discomfort

12:20 – The evolutionary reason for distraction

14:21 – Mastering your internal triggers

15:48 – Making time for traction

18:04 – Hacking back external triggers

18:54 – Preventing distraction with pacts

19:29 – Scheduling group chat

22:13 – Indistractable nurses

24:18 – Distraction and open plan offices

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Official Website: nirandfar.com/Indistractable

Schedule Maker: nirandfar.com/schedule-maker

Summary article: nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future Distraction Guide: nirandfar.com/distractions

Habits vs routines article: nirandfar.com/habits

Books: Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham

Factfulness by Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Tools: Distraction Tracker

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