Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 93: Am I Overcommitted or Bad at Time Management?

May 03, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 93
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 93: Am I Overcommitted or Bad at Time Management?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 93: Am I Overcommitted or Bad at Time Management?
May 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 93
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: What happens if you stop using your phone for a year? [3:55]

WORKING DEEPLY:

 - How do I avoid the hyperactive hive mind in a new job? [11:36]
 - How can the author of A WORLD WITHOUT EMAIL have an email list? [14:02]
 - When did personal productivity become a thing? [16:25]
 - Am I overcommitted or bad at time management? [25:47]
 - How do I decide on roles for my task boards? [29:23]
 - How can I become established as a content creator? (Or, the perils of "checklist productivity") [33:16]
 - Recreating the water color in a world without email? [38:44]

LIVING DEEPLY:

 - What are some good biographies for deep life inspiration? [46:38]
 - What are my top 3 recommendations for someone looking to live deeper? [49:12]
 - Can a commute be contemplative? [54:50]
 - Where do I (Cal) write about "the deep life" in my books? [58:51]

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: What happens if you stop using your phone for a year? [3:55]

WORKING DEEPLY:

 - How do I avoid the hyperactive hive mind in a new job? [11:36]
 - How can the author of A WORLD WITHOUT EMAIL have an email list? [14:02]
 - When did personal productivity become a thing? [16:25]
 - Am I overcommitted or bad at time management? [25:47]
 - How do I decide on roles for my task boards? [29:23]
 - How can I become established as a content creator? (Or, the perils of "checklist productivity") [33:16]
 - Recreating the water color in a world without email? [38:44]

LIVING DEEPLY:

 - What are some good biographies for deep life inspiration? [46:38]
 - What are my top 3 recommendations for someone looking to live deeper? [49:12]
 - Can a commute be contemplative? [54:50]
 - Where do I (Cal) write about "the deep life" in my books? [58:51]

Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.