Ep. 94 | Master Your Craft and Embrace Deep Work with Cal Newport

The latest Academy episode features one of my favorite authors, researchers, and bloggers — Cal Newport.

Cal is the author of five books and runs the popular advice blog, Study Hacks, which attempts to decode “patterns of success” in both school and the working world. His contrarian ideas on building a successful, meaningful life have been featured on TV, radio, and in many major publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Post.

His book Deep Work changed the way I operate in life and business and has easily become one of my most gifted books to help master a craft, cut out the noise and move forward in life.

The truth is: most people won’t love the book because we’re addicted to social media, multitasking, and distraction. Yet Cal argues that in a world where Deep Work is becoming rarer — it’s also becoming increasingly valuable.

A deep life is a good life. – Cal Newport

Ep. 94 | Master Your Craft and Embrace Deep Work with Cal Newport

During this riveting and deep conversation with Cal Newport, you’ll discover:

  • Why a deep life is a great life
  • The power of understanding focus is a skill
  • Why our fulfillment is tied to our level of focus
  • Why shallow work is so addictive and distracting
  • How to adopt deep work practices starting today
  • The evolution of multi-tasking, email and social media
  • Why ‘busyness’ is extremely comfortable and deceiving
  • The power of simplicity and cutting out the noise
  • Breaking down the hustle and grind mentality
  • Training yourself to embrace deep work
  • How to rid yourself of the fear of missing out
  • The power of saying “no” on your way to mastery
  • Why technology is getting in the way of skills
  • Social media is constructed to ensure you stay off task
  • Setting ruthless boundaries around deep work
  • How to integrate Deep Work if you’re starting at zero
  • How open floor spaces came to be and how to combat them

…and so much more — designed to give you the real talk, intensity, and power of taking 100% responsibility for every area of your life.

The ability to concentrate is now a superpower. – Cal Newport

Ep. 94 | Master Your Craft and Embrace Deep Work with Cal Newport

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