[PODCAST] 114: How "Deep Work" Leads to Productivity and Focused Success
Staying focused and productive in today's distracting world can be difficult. Author Cal Newport discusses rules for focused success based on his new book, "Deep Work."
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1:45 How Cal got into Deep Work and how it relates to his background
2:12 What is "Deep Work?"
3:55 The limit on how much deep work you can do in one session
4:45 How to classify what deep work is
5:55 What qualifies as deep work in Cal’s teaching profession
6:40 Why Cal wrote the deep work book and what he hopes to accomplish
7:50 Can anybody do deep work?
8:13 Deep work is a skill, not a habit
9:10 Does Cal teach deep work to his students
10:30 How neuroscience and philosophy play into deep work
13:30 How to learn the discipline of deep work
14:40 What a deep work session looks like
15:45 Strategies for scheduling deep work sessions
16:52 Having a target for deep work
18:05 Taking breaks during deep work
19:00 Social Media and deep work
19:50 “Draining the shallows”
20:49 Scheduling time for shallow work and time blocking
21:50 Is it OK to abort a deep work session?
Cal's Website: www.CalNewport.com