Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 51: Saying "No", Building an Email List Without Social Media, and Falling Short of High Expectations | DEEP QUESTIONS

December 07, 2020 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 51
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 51: Saying "No", Building an Email List Without Social Media, and Falling Short of High Expectations | DEEP QUESTIONS
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 51: Saying "No", Building an Email List Without Social Media, and Falling Short of High Expectations | DEEP QUESTIONS
Dec 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 51
Cal Newport

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about saying "no" when others will say "yes" to the same offer, building an email list without social media, and falling short of high expectations for your life, among many other topics.

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


DEEP DIVE: The Deep Reset, Part 2

WORK QUESTIONS
 - Saying “no” when others will say “yes” [12:51]
 - Implicit time blocking [16:31]
 - Academic overwhelm [19:31]
 - Slogging through the early stages of writing [27:55]
 - Working hard without being hard on yourself [31:15] 
 
TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS
 - Building an email list without social media [35:26]
 - Reviewing metrics [41:45]
 - Why I started this podcast [51:42]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - My thoughts on academia [56:24] 
 - Money/possessions in the deep life [1:00:03]
 - Falling short of idealistic ideas [1:03:42] 
 - Is it worth trying to be exceptional? [1:09:46]


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

Show Notes

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about saying "no" when others will say "yes" to the same offer, building an email list without social media, and falling short of high expectations for your life, among many other topics.

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


DEEP DIVE: The Deep Reset, Part 2

WORK QUESTIONS
 - Saying “no” when others will say “yes” [12:51]
 - Implicit time blocking [16:31]
 - Academic overwhelm [19:31]
 - Slogging through the early stages of writing [27:55]
 - Working hard without being hard on yourself [31:15] 
 
TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS
 - Building an email list without social media [35:26]
 - Reviewing metrics [41:45]
 - Why I started this podcast [51:42]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - My thoughts on academia [56:24] 
 - Money/possessions in the deep life [1:00:03]
 - Falling short of idealistic ideas [1:03:42] 
 - Is it worth trying to be exceptional? [1:09:46]


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.