Episode #172: Achieve Focused Success in a Distracted World

Feat. Deep Work by Cal Newport

I read, like, a lot. And though many of the books I read (and the authors who write them) wind up being featured on the podcast, there are plenty that don’t (and not because they’re not worthy). 

Sometimes it just comes down to scheduling or any other number of issues. Suffice it to say there are plenty of authors I’d love to interview that haven’t yet made it on. But that shouldn’t mean we can’t dive into and discuss their latest book, right? 

deep work by cal newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport is just such a book. It was released in 2016. I finally got around to reading in March of this year. And, I loved it. It has revolutionized how I work. I think it can do the same for you.

In today’s episode, I share some of the key insights and main ideas from the book, as well as a couple of others that compliment Deep Work quite nicely (more on those in a moment).

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In today’s episode, I discuss:

  • The structure of the book Deep Work
  • The author’s four steps to achieving Deep Work
  • How you can, and why you should, schedule every minute of every day
  • …and much more!

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Cal Newport’s Latest Book

You can order Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World right now!

Other Episodes and Books Referenced

Episode #108 with John C. Maxwell. He’s the author of Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters.

Episode #120 with Daniel Harkavy. He’s the coauthor of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

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