Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
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In those days, it was considered strange, if not rude, to ask someone to smoke outside your home. Today, however, things are very different. I’ve never owned an ashtray. No one has ever asked to smoke in my home; they already know the answer. It scares me to imagine the look on my wife’s face if someone were to light up on our living room couch—that person wouldn’t be in our house or our circle of friends for long.
Although I once reported to the CEO of a major S & P 500 company, I am retired and almost 3 times the age of the author I am less interested in the company related and parent and children related topics and more interested in how these ideas can personably help me learn. However, I am sure there is a broad audience for the book. All motivation is a desire to escape discomfort. If a behavior was previously effective at providing relief, we’re likely to continue using it as a tool to escape discomfort. However, you can’t call something a “distraction,” unless you know what it is distracting you from.International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing Hooked, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book. Helpful? Yeah, sort of. Could it be condensed down to a much shorter version and make the same points? Like every self-help book, emphatically yes. To achieve your goals, you must plan your week ahead and include plenty of quality time with those around you and yourself.
That were preventing them from achieving the “one night off” mission and came up with new practices they’d need to implement to make it happen. For years, BCG consultants had heard countless reasons why they had to be accessible at all hours. “We’re in the service business,” “We work across time zones,” and “What if a client needs us?” were common responses that cut off attempts to find better ways of working.As a real estate broker, coach, and father of 6 boys, I am always being distracted by something. I would get anxious every time the phone chirped or beeped or pinged. Was it a client emergency, do my kids need me ... and most of the time it was nothing but a distraction. All the tips are practical and very useful. There are also reminders in the book and I have already recommended it to some of my friends.