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Indistractable - How to Master the Skill of the Century

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Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, wrote the book on the secret psychology of technology. However, in this talk, Nir provides the antidote to the current distraction crisis.
Nir shares the findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable." Nir's entertaining, research-backed talk, provides practical advice and memorable strategies for managing distraction in business and life.

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Indistractable - How to Master the Skill of the Century

  1. 1. N I R E YA L 
 NirAndFar.com I N D I S T R A C T A B L E How to Master the Skill of the Century
  2. 2. Indistractable
  3. 3. Akrasia“Acting against our better judgment.”
  4. 4. TractionDistraction Action
  5. 5. TractionDistraction Action External Triggers
  6. 6. TractionDistraction Action External Triggers Internal Triggers
  7. 7. TractionDistraction Action External Triggers Internal Triggers
  8. 8. We must understand the discomfort we’re trying to escape.
  9. 9. Fix the source or learn to cope
  10. 10. Most distraction start from within. Crowd out
 with curiosity Surf the urge Note the sensation
  11. 11. TractionDistraction Action External Triggers Internal Triggers
  12. 12. You can’t call something a “distraction” unless you know what it’s distracting you from
  13. 13. Schedule your days or someone else will
  14. 14. Make time for traction Plan the time (not the output) Spend less time messaging Get rid of low- value work
  15. 15. TractionDistraction Action External Triggers Internal Triggers
  16. 16. Image - vests
  17. 17. I am busy but you can RED LIGHTRED LIGHT Please do not disturb unless it is really important For more ways to focus visit: NirAndFar.com/Focus
  18. 18. Use “Do not disturb while driving” even when you’re not driving
  19. 19. Hack back external triggers Ask “Is trigger serving me?” Adjust notifications Leave distracting devices out of meetings
  20. 20. TractionDistraction Action External Triggers Internal Triggers
  21. 21. Distracting stuff You Could be you
  22. 22. Image credit: www.thekitchensafe.com
  23. 23. ¬ Use tech to block out tech Forest app SelfControl (Desktop) Time Guard app
  24. 24. Reduce distractions with pacts Use tech to block distractions But be careful!
  25. 25. TractionDistraction Action External Triggers Internal Triggers
  26. 26. Hack back external triggers Deal with internal triggers Make time 
 for traction Reduce distractions with pacts
  27. 27. We can do this
  28. 28. OpinionTo.us Take the survey, get the slides NirAndFar.com

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