Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 41: Selling Your First Book, Shallow Spouses, and My Dream Schedule | DEEP QUESTIONS

November 02, 2020 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 41
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 41: Selling Your First Book, Shallow Spouses, and My Dream Schedule | DEEP QUESTIONS
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 41: Selling Your First Book, Shallow Spouses, and My Dream Schedule | DEEP QUESTIONS
Nov 02, 2020 Season 1 Episode 41
Cal Newport

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about selling your first book (and end up accidentally ranting about publishing industry misconceptions), going deep when your spouse is defiantly shallow, and day dreaming about my ideal schedule, among many other topics.

To submit your own questions, sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com. You can 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:


WORK QUESTIONS

 * Planning unpredictable work [2:27]
 * On the supposed upsides of procrastination [12:02]
 * Cutting back on academic obligations [14:43]
 * Dropping out of grad school [18:02]
 * Publishing your first book (rant alert) [21:07]
 * Getting serious about personal productivity [30:35]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 * A look at my own phone usage [37:36]
 * On cannabis and deep work [40:16]
 * When your spouse is mad at you for reducing technology [47:12]
 * Rethinking education post-pandemic [53:09]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 
 * Dream schedules for lovers of depth [1:01:01]
 * Staying motivated when school is online [1:03:51]
 * FIRE and the deep life [1:09:3]


Links to Special Offers from our Sponsors:
 - blinkist.com/DEEP
 - magicspoon.com/CAL


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

Show Notes

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about selling your first book (and end up accidentally ranting about publishing industry misconceptions), going deep when your spouse is defiantly shallow, and day dreaming about my ideal schedule, among many other topics.

To submit your own questions, sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com. You can 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:


WORK QUESTIONS

 * Planning unpredictable work [2:27]
 * On the supposed upsides of procrastination [12:02]
 * Cutting back on academic obligations [14:43]
 * Dropping out of grad school [18:02]
 * Publishing your first book (rant alert) [21:07]
 * Getting serious about personal productivity [30:35]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 * A look at my own phone usage [37:36]
 * On cannabis and deep work [40:16]
 * When your spouse is mad at you for reducing technology [47:12]
 * Rethinking education post-pandemic [53:09]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 
 * Dream schedules for lovers of depth [1:01:01]
 * Staying motivated when school is online [1:03:51]
 * FIRE and the deep life [1:09:3]


Links to Special Offers from our Sponsors:
 - blinkist.com/DEEP
 - magicspoon.com/CAL


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.