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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