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If you’re a first time listener to the Art of Coaching podcast,  it’s important for you to know that the focus of our work is to provide you with pragmatic solutions to real world problems;  to have real conversations about the messy realities of life and leadership that often get swept under the rug; to avoid simply giving short term band aid solutions, and to equip you with the tools you need to address the root causes of the problems you’re working to overcome.

That’s why we are excited to bring the work of today’s guest – the psychology of distraction – directly to you.  Nir Eyal is the author of two bestsellers. His first book, Hooked, is a Silicon Valley must-read and emerged from a class he taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He’s just published a follow-up book, Indistractable, which is what we cover in our conversation today.

Indistractable was recently named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year, according to Amazon and one of the Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible. It also won the 2019 Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award in the Big Idea category. 

Because of the actionable frameworks and research-backed strategies for fighting distraction, we knew Nir’s work would provide monumental value to our ambitious audience.  Specifically, Nir dives into:

  • The difference between root cause and proximate cause and how this affects your productivity
  • Different types of distraction and how to identify them
  • 4 steps to becoming “indistractable”
  • Examples on how to use these 4 steps in your personal and professional life

Nir’s Work:

Books: Indistractable & Hooked


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