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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Cal Newport
Ep. 49: Organizing Massive Projects, Taming IM, and Exploring the Deep Life Canon
In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about organizing massive projects, taming IM, and elaborating the books I would include in the Deep Life Canon. To submit your own questions, sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com. You can also submit audio questions at https://www.speakpipe.com/CalNewport Please consider subscribing (which helps iTunes rankings) and leaving a review or rating (which helps new listeners decide to try the show). Here’s the full list of topics tackled in today’s episode along with the timestamps: DEEP DIVE: The Deep Reset, Part 1 WORK QUESTIONS  - The limits of deliberate practice? [12:09]  - Getting started on massive projects. [20:11]   - Social media and the dissemination of academic research. [25:04]  - Digital time blocking. [31:59]  - My opinion on GTD-style contexts. [35:50]    - When a job requires social media use. [40:01]   TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS  - Taming IM. [42:13]  - How to attend online classes. [50:08]  - Breaking a YouTube addiction. [1:00:30]  - Controlling heavy RSS use. [1:03:40]  - On the phenomenology of technology. [1:06:31]  DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS  - Deciding when to give up on a book [1:12:25].  - Dealing with an overwhelming amount of advice. [1:14:05]  - Living deeply in high school. [1:17:30]   - The Deep Life Canon. [1:23:47] Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.
1 hr 35 min
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki
Tim Kendall: Former Facebook Exec, Former President of Pinterest, and Former Wrestler
This episode’s guest is Tim Kendall. In my humble opinion, Tim’s greatest claim to fame is probably that he was an intern who worked for me. That said, since then, Tim has held somewhat important positions at other companies you may have heard of such as Facebook and Pinterest. And he was much more than an intern at both. He is the person who created Facebook’s monetization strategy as the director of monetization. This was way before the current monetization strategy of enabling foreign governments to influence American elections. He was head of product and then president of Pinterest where he made the company “focus.” Lately, he has appeared in the film The Social Dilemma--which you should watch on Netflix if you are concerned about the future of the world, your kids included. He is currently the president of Moment, a company that fosters physical, emotional, and social health by improving people’s relationships with their phones. He is one of the most qualified people in the world to analyze addiction to social media. He has an undergraduate and MBA degree from Stanford. As an undergraduate, he was on the wrestling team. For those of you that don’t know much about collegiate wrestling, let’s just say that it attracts people who are extremely gritty, intelligent, and dedicated. In this sport, there are few externalities or outside factors to blame. It’s you versus your opponent on a mat. And wrestlers know that there’s no lucrative MLB, NFL, NBA contract at the end of the contract but nevertheless they persist. In other words, wrestlers are the kind of people you’d want on your side. This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at remarkable.com I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode! Sign up for Guy's weekly email at http://eepurl.com/gL7pvD Connect with Guy on social media: Twitter: twitter.com/guykawasaki Instagram: instagram.com/guykawasaki Facebook: facebook.com/guy LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/ Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/ Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.
1 hr 1 min
Flow Research Collective Radio
Flow Research Collective Radio
Flow Research Collective
Action Sports As A Tool For Accelerated Self-Development — Cedric Dumont | Flow Research Collective Radio
Join our flagship cognitive performance training. 👉 Zero to Dangerous helps you accomplish your wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in your personal life. Today, we welcome a true peak performer to share his story: Base jumper, Cédric Dumont. He started BASE jumping in 1996, and since completing his first jump has competed in the X Games three times, finished third in the Skysurfing World Cup, and won the Brazilian Open of Skysurfing. Cédric has more than 10,000 skydives and 2,000 BASE jumps on his record, always traveling the world in search of new adventures. He is a true multi-talent: He’s always been passionate about flying, but has also been a snowboarder and surfer – he’s even claimed a spot on Belgium’s national golf team. Besides being an Action/Adventure Sports athlete, Cédric's degree in Applied Sports Psychology allowed him to begin his coaching vocation by giving professional athletes the mental edge and skills necessary to achieve their goals and unleash their full potential. His new book “Dare to Jump: Everything You Want is on the Other Side of Fear” is just coming out now, so make sure to check it out. In this episode, we not only talk about action sports and base jumping but we talk about the practical learnings that business people, entrepreneurs, and knowledge workers can draw from Cederics experience. Make sure to stay until the end to learn what entrepreneurs and managers can learn from extreme athletes. OUR FLOW TRAINING We are currently accepting new participants in our flagship flow training: 👉 Zero to Dangerous. Our science-backed peak performance training is for entrepreneurs and knowledge workers like you wanting to accomplish their wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in their personal life. In Zero to Dangerous, you’ll work one on one with our Ph.D. level peak performance coaches. They’ll help you implement flow practices and push you to where you want to go—and far beyond. You’ll master the maps and models of peak performance through our online video course. You will get lifetime access to weekly calls with our community of peak performing business leaders who provide you with accountability, support, and feedback. After the training, you will be able to access flow states on-demand, so you can spend your entire workday in that hyper-focused zone and say goodbye to the distractions of politics, colleagues, and trivial nonsense. To apply for Zero to Dangerous, go to 👉 getmoreflow.com/ to book a call with our team who will help you assess if it is a good fit for you. Rooting for you!
48 min
Badass Digital Nomads
Badass Digital Nomads
Kristin Wilson
How to Work Remotely from Iceland for Six Months
What if you had six months to explore Iceland - all while being insanely productive at work? Now, you can with Iceland's new long-stay visa and work permit for digital nomads and remote workers. The Iceland remote work visa is open to citizens of all nationalities. In this podcast, Kristin explains how to qualify for the visa, what the requirements are, and the pros and cons of living in Iceland as an expat or digital nomad. Plus, get insight into what it's like to live at a co-working and co-working space in the remote West Fjords of Iceland. Show sponsor: Get 10% off your entire order plus free shipping over $99 at www.thehemphaus.com with promo code TWK10. EPISODE RESOURCES AND SHOW NOTES * Video: Work Remotely from Iceland * Learn more about Iceland's Remote Work Visa: https://work.iceland.is/ * Apply here: https://utl.is/images/L-801_Long-term_visa-07.pdf RELATED PODCAST EPISODES: * Coworking and Coliving in Iceland Interview * Digital Nomad Visa Pros & Cons ....................................................................................................... WORK WITH KRISTIN: * Book a private consultation * Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: * Become a Patron for $5 per month * Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad * Leave a voice message * Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) * Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect on Social Media: * Follow on Instagram * Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube * Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube * Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
24 min
Founders
Founders
David Senra
#156 Theodore Roosevelt
What I learned from reading Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt Subscribe to continue listening and gain access to all full episodes. What other people are saying: “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder’s positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.” “Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I’ve taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions, for roughly the cost of a takeout meal. Highly, highly recommend. “I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.” “I haven’t found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey. “It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.” “Reading a biography is a privilege that condenses a life's journey, all its lessons, loves AND mistakes into 20 odd hours of reading. Here David condenses many of the best and intriguing Bios into 1-2 hours. Presented organically and thoughtfully with full book links and show notes for ease. Subscribe right away!” Subscribe to continue listening and gain access to all full episodes.
32 min
Coaching for Leaders
Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
502: The Way to Build Wealth, with Chris Hogan
Chris Hogan: Everyday Millionaires Chris Hogan is a best-selling author, a personal finance expert, and America’s leading voice on retirement, investing, and building wealth. His goal is to help as many people as possible avoid financial traps and set their families up for the future. His book Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age; It’s a Financial Number* is a number one national best seller, and The Chris Hogan Show has millions of downloads. He is also the author of Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too*. In this conversation, Chris and I discuss the national study that his organization conducted on everyday millionaires. We address some of the common misconceptions about millionaires. Plus, we detail both the mindset and behaviors that millionaires have that support the creation of wealth. Key Points The top three occupations for millionaires are engineer, accountant, and teacher. Millionaires steer clear of debt. Millionaires have a mentality of abundance vs. scarcity. They embrace change and usually see adversity as an opportunity for growth. Millionaires are frugal, not flashy. They spend less than the general population on groceries, restaurants and clothing. Employer sponsored retirement plans are a key vehicle the vast majority of millionaires use to build wealth. Only 1 in 5 millionaires receive any kind of inheritance. Resources Mentioned Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too* by Chris Hogan The Chris Hogan Show Related Episodes Improve Your Financial Intelligence, with Joe Knight (episode 244) Four Rules to Get Control of Your Money, with Jesse Mecham (episode 356) Dumb Things Smart People Do With Money, with Jill Schlesinger (episode 396) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
32 min
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