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How to Become Indistractable

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.

~ Michelle

—> Notes, Key Takeaways & Discussion Questions 📓

⏱️ Timestamps

  • 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)

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