Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 87: Should I Switch Careers to Pursue my Dream?

April 12, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 87
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 87: Should I Switch Careers to Pursue my Dream?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 87: Should I Switch Careers to Pursue my Dream?
Apr 12, 2021 Season 1 Episode 87
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.


WORK QUESTIONS

 - What algorithm should I use to implement the Eisenhower Matrix? [6:21]
 - Should I switch careers to pursue my dream? [9:34]
 - How did I (Cal) fit research, teaching, and writing into my 9 to 5 graduate student schedule? [20:37] 
 - What advice should I give students about deep work? [23:55]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Can I succeed in music without social media? [28:06]
 - How can I avoid social media during Zoom classes? [32:28]
 - What are my (Cal) favorite sources for book research? [40:03]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do I (Cal) decide what books to read? [42:00]
 - How can I combine deep leisure with an exhausting job? [45:40]


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.


WORK QUESTIONS

 - What algorithm should I use to implement the Eisenhower Matrix? [6:21]
 - Should I switch careers to pursue my dream? [9:34]
 - How did I (Cal) fit research, teaching, and writing into my 9 to 5 graduate student schedule? [20:37] 
 - What advice should I give students about deep work? [23:55]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Can I succeed in music without social media? [28:06]
 - How can I avoid social media during Zoom classes? [32:28]
 - What are my (Cal) favorite sources for book research? [40:03]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do I (Cal) decide what books to read? [42:00]
 - How can I combine deep leisure with an exhausting job? [45:40]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.