Well, I'm, hunkered down at home … which, let’s face it, is pretty normal for me. The only thing I’m missing is coffee shops and restaurants — which is annoying, but not that big a sacrifice all things considered.
You’re likely used to working at home or remotely already too, but with the constant barrage of news, and many schools closed, plus all the other distracting things going on right now, we thought we’d do something different this week.
We’re sharing a guest lecture from inside the Unemployable Initiative, our community for solo business people. And it’s a great one with Nir Eyal, author of the bestselling books Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.
It’s the second and most recent book that we’re focusing on today. Jerod Morris led the conversation with Nir, and I enjoyed listening in. I think you will too.
In this hour-long session (which is a sample of the regular content that is available to members of the Unemployable Initiative), Nir discusses the intersection of his two books and then provides insight from each that we can all apply to our daily lives.
Among the many topics we cover:
- What does it take to build habit-forming digital products?
- How can we manage the internal triggers that cause us to become distracted?
- What does it mean to “make time for traction”?
- Why are to-do lists the wrong way to manage priorities?
- How can we “reimagine tasks” to help us stay engaged in tasks without the need for external rewards?
- What's the best way to handle email?
- How does the power of precommitments and pacts work? (And why is it essential that this come after the other steps in becoming Indistractable?)
- What are some tips for staying focused on big, long-term projects?
- What can parents to do to help their children become indistractable?
We hope you enjoy the special edition of the 7-Figure Small podcast. To learn more about the Unemployable Initiative, click here.
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