BiggerPockets Podcast 419: Defeating Distraction and Why “To-Do” Lists are Dangerous with Nir Eyal

published 5 months ago by BiggerPockets.com : Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner

Ever missed out on an important moment because you were staring at your phone, distracted by TV, or just zoning out? Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable, felt the same way when he missed an important moment with his daughter because he was locked in on his phone. This spurred Nir’s curiosity on why people get distracted, what they’re getting distracted by, and how people can turn their distractions into the opposite: traction. As a business owner, angel investor, Stanford lecturer, and father, Nir understands what it feels like to live a hectic life, but he also understands that most of the time, we ourselves are the ones making it hectic. So what prompts us to take action? What prompts us to take inaction? How can we make ourselves do the things we need to do, with better results, and still have time for our children, relationships, hobbies, and even down time? It’s all possible, and the key to a distraction-free life is even easier than you would think. Check the full show notes here:

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