How to Become Indistractable
Featuring Nir Eyal
Hi everybody -
Our guest for this coaching session is Nir Eyal.
Nir is a highly acclaimed writer, speaker, lecturer, consultant, and teacher focused on the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He has co-founded and sold two tech companies and has written two bestselling books - Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products & Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.
In this session, we discuss the subject of his most recent book - how to become indistractable. Nir starts by explaining why he cares so deeply about this topic and felt it was worth spending five years writing a book on it. He talks about why abstinence from technology does not work and walks us through what he calls the "Indistractable Model" - a framework for understanding how internal triggers (and negative emotions) lead us away from the things we want to accomplish in our lives. We talk about the importance of self-compassion, how motivation and the desire to escape discomfort impact focus, and tips and tricks for managing uncomfortable emotions like boredom and negativity. We wrap with a discussion on time management and how to create an indistractable workplace, team, and company culture.
If you are looking for ways to improve your focus - or that of your team, this is the session for you!
Let’s dive in.
Why focus on distraction? (03:55)
What is the indistractable model? (09:55)
On motivation & the desire to escape discomfort (17:28)
On self-compassion (26:25)
Tips & tricks to manage uncomfortable emotions (27:23)
Time Management (33:01)
Indistractable workplaces, teams & cultures (43:43)
📚Referenced & Further Study:
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal 📗
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. 📗