July 14, 2021

Why You Want to be Indistractable with Nir Eyal, Author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable”

Episode 80: Why You Want to be Indistractable

We all know the feeling of setting goals and intentions, only to find that we were unable to reach them because we became distracted by something else. What you may not know is that there are specific mechanisms which cause us to become distracted, and there are practical tools we can utilize to help us overcome them (these are not just life-hacks, they really work).

In Episode 80, NAPO Stand Out Podcast Host, Clare Kumar interviews Nir Eyal, Author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable”. After a profound moment in which his daughter showed him how easily distracted he was, Nir went on a journey of discovery which culminated in his second book, Indistractable. In the pursuit of indistractability, the importance of planning cannot be overstated, but Nir stresses that we need to move away from to-do lists and plan in a way that allows us to live in alignment with our values.

Tune into this episode to discover the process of shedding our distractibility, and how we can learn to harness our psychological powers in order to live our most fulfilling lives!

About the Speaker:

Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and his most recent, Indistractible: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, Nir is also a lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design, and a successful entrepreneur and investor in the likes of Anchor, FocusMate, and Canva.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Definitions of distraction and its opposite, traction.
  • How sometimes, even things that feel productive are actually distractions, and why this type of distraction is so dangerous.
  • Exploring internal triggers versus external triggers, and which ones lead to more distracting actions.
  • Exploring the steps to becoming indistractable.
  • Why it’s better to tell yourself, “Not yet,” rather than, “No”.
  • Ways that we can change our mindset around planning our time.
  • What it really means to be an indistractable person.
  • And much more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Hooked by Nir Eyal — https://www.nirandfar.com/hooked/

Indistractable by Nir Eyal — https://www.nirandfar.com/indistractable/

Focusmate — https://www.focusmate.com/

NAPO — http://napo.net/join

NAPO Podcast — https://napopodcast.com