Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 71: How Do We Escape the Autonomy Trap?

February 15, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 71
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 71: How Do We Escape the Autonomy Trap?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 71: How Do We Escape the Autonomy Trap?
Feb 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 71
Cal Newport

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.


DEEP DIVE: The Autonomy Trap [7:25]


WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do I focus when working on a distracting computer? [19:58]
 - How do you maintain energy while increasing deep work? [23:34]
 - Can the pomodoro technique help achieve deep work? [29:00]
 - How can I time block when working with two kids in a small apartment? [31:29]
 - Have I thought about updating my student books? [38:!7]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Are project management tools like Basecamp just a fancier version oof email? [42:26]
 - How can I integrate OmniFocus into daily, weekly, quarterly planned work schedules? [46:38]
 - What about the social costs of missing invitations because you're not on social media? [55:09]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do I organize my life as a newly published author? [1:01:10]
 - How do I balance rigor and accessibility in my non-fiction writing? [1:07:52]
 - How young is too young for getting kids started on the deep life? [1:14:08]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.


Show Notes

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.


DEEP DIVE: The Autonomy Trap [7:25]


WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do I focus when working on a distracting computer? [19:58]
 - How do you maintain energy while increasing deep work? [23:34]
 - Can the pomodoro technique help achieve deep work? [29:00]
 - How can I time block when working with two kids in a small apartment? [31:29]
 - Have I thought about updating my student books? [38:!7]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Are project management tools like Basecamp just a fancier version oof email? [42:26]
 - How can I integrate OmniFocus into daily, weekly, quarterly planned work schedules? [46:38]
 - What about the social costs of missing invitations because you're not on social media? [55:09]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do I organize my life as a newly published author? [1:01:10]
 - How do I balance rigor and accessibility in my non-fiction writing? [1:07:52]
 - How young is too young for getting kids started on the deep life? [1:14:08]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.