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Ep 108 How Can College Students Become Indistractable With Nir Eyal

 

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Episode Notes 

In this episode of the podcast I interview Nir Eyal, the author of Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. 

In this episode, we talk about how the techniques in this book apply to college students. We discuss how college students can minimize distraction from social media, group chats, emails and much more. We also talk about internal vs. external triggers and the difference between traction and distraction. 

 

You don’t want to miss this amazing episode. I promise you that the 30 minutes that you invest in listening to this episode will save you hours, if not days in productivity. 

 

Here are some links to the tools we speak about during the episode. 

 

Book’s website:  NirAndFar.com/Indistractable

Schedule Maker Tool: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/

Distraction Guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/

Habits vs. Routines Article: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/

Nir Eyal Bio

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”

Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Kahoot!, Byte Foods, FocusMate, and Anchor.fm (acquired by Spotify).

Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

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