If you get distracted easily, then this episode is for you…

Do you procrastinate? Trying to get a task done but you’re constantly interrupted by those ‘dings’ and ‘pings’ from various message services or social media? Distraction can take many forms, but there’s actually a surprisingly simple way to beat it, revealed in this episode.

Listen out for:

  • The real meaning of distraction and why will-power and self-control won’t work
  • The ‘10 Minute Rule’ and how it can save you from procrastination
  • How to deal with the ‘Do-you-have-a-minute?’ colleague interruption

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A little bit about… Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal was dubbed “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology” by The M.I.T. Technology Review. As well as being a best-selling author, he’s taught at Stanford, and has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

He literally wrote the book on how to build habit-forming products with his best-seller -‘Hooked’, and now teaches how to use the psychological triggers that makes apps and social media so ‘addictive’ to help people form beneficial habits.

His latest book – ‘In-distractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life’ is distraction’s kryptonite. Who better to tackle distraction than a man on the inside?



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