December 10, 2019

#109: How to become Indistractable & taking back the reigns from tech! ~Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal, a foremost leader in understanding behaviour design, habit formation, and developing compelling technology, joins us today for a truly fascinating and highly relatable discussion on the modern plague - DISTRACTION.

Full Show Notes of what we discussed -

Nir has been advising companies for years on how to design tech that gets us hooked. Who better to seek counsel from than an industry insider when it comes to hacking back and reclaiming our focus?! Nir wrote the book (literally) on how to get people hooked on tech, as well as how to become indistractable.

If you want to live the most fulfilled life and achieve what you really want, in line with your values, then you must develop a framework and mindset that limits the distraction and noise, and allows you more traction in the things that really matter. Distraction pulls us away from action, and often break our own rules and values. So why do we allow it to happen… all the time?!

That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in this episode. The what, why and how of distraction, at the scientific and deeply psychological level. You’ll better understand your behaviours - which are natural human behaviours, as well as understanding how you can claim back control.

We also spend a lot of time discussing the elephant in the room. Whether we should be blaming the big tech giants for causing deep distraction and the growing mental health crisis. Are they really the issue? Are we doomed to fall under their spell and get less and less important stuff done? 

Are our kids destined for a terrible future due to social media in their lives? Are they powerless to the ever strengthening algorithms?

This and so much more. You’ll love this one, I’m sure! You may even relate to Steve’s issues with distraction and pain avoidance... 


Where to find NIR EYAL and his work online :

▪︎ Nir’s website, info on being Indistractable, and where to claim the bonus materials -

▪︎ The Book - Indistractable: How to Control You Attention And Choose Your Life

▪︎ Nir’s Schedule Maker Tool

▪︎ Nir’s Distraction GuideHabits vs Routines articles

▪︎ Social - Instagram (@neyal99) and Twitter (@nireyal)



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■ Steve’s Morning Ritual to manage distraction and be productive 

■ Steve’s template for a Perfect Day and Perfect Week 

The Power of Mindfulness, and how this simple habit can help you focus on what matters most 

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