The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what words can do. They can cut a person down or lift them up. They can overwhelm another with beauty or devastate their soul. I am always searching for the words that want to be said because when you find them, they can change everything.

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This past week, I shared the news of my marriage ending. This has been the hardest decision of my life, something I was nervous to talk about publicly, but how people responded more than surprised me.

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Distraction is no friend to a writer. But we all have had our dance with her before, haven't we? She is everywhere, all around us, from the devices we use to the websites we visit, to how we consume our news and media. If we are going to truly do work that matters, however, we can't just fight distraction. We have to understand it.

In this episode, you'll hear:

How most distraction starts from within and why all behavior stems from the relief of discomfort.

  • Why time management is pain management. If you don’t understand the discomfort you are trying to escape, then you’ll never master distraction.
  • Why you can’t separate what makes something engaging from what makes something potentially addictive.
  • The danger behind the word “addictive”.
  • How to make yourself indistractable.
  • The three nutrients kids are missing and why kids are drawn to technology, plus how to help them become indistractable.

Nir is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable. You can find him at nirandfar.com.

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