Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 107: How Do I Stay Motivated on Long-Term Projects?

June 21, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 107
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 107: How Do I Stay Motivated on Long-Term Projects?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 107: How Do I Stay Motivated on Long-Term Projects?
Jun 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 107
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 WORK QUESTIONS:

- How do I cultivate urgency for long-term projects? [2:49]
- How do I learn more about deliberate practice? [11:54]
- How do deal with an "open door" policy at work? [17:06]
- How can I return to academia after taking an industry job? [19:57]
- Does a commitment to deep work block me from management? [21:37]
- How do I avoid distractions when working from home? [24:56]
- Can condensed deep work rituals still be effective? [27:45]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS:


- How should I use boredom? [37:09]
- Will organized schedules undermine my social life? [45:42]
- What is my (Cal) take on Clubhouse? [52:11]
- How can someone with few resources cultivate meaningful leisure? [56:48]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music and Mark Miles for mastering.

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 WORK QUESTIONS:

- How do I cultivate urgency for long-term projects? [2:49]
- How do I learn more about deliberate practice? [11:54]
- How do deal with an "open door" policy at work? [17:06]
- How can I return to academia after taking an industry job? [19:57]
- Does a commitment to deep work block me from management? [21:37]
- How do I avoid distractions when working from home? [24:56]
- Can condensed deep work rituals still be effective? [27:45]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS:


- How should I use boredom? [37:09]
- Will organized schedules undermine my social life? [45:42]
- What is my (Cal) take on Clubhouse? [52:11]
- How can someone with few resources cultivate meaningful leisure? [56:48]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music and Mark Miles for mastering.