Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 111: How Do I Tame Distracting Thoughts?

July 05, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 111
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 111: How Do I Tame Distracting Thoughts?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 111: How Do I Tame Distracting Thoughts?
Jul 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 111
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.


FROM THE NEWSLETTER: Notes on Quentin Tarantino's Writing Routine [3:39]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - How fluid are my quarterly plans? [17:00]
 - What is a good approach to take notes in meetings? [19:59]
 - What do you include ads o your podcast? [23:31]
 - How do I install a deep work mindset in my team? [25:25]
 - How do you (Cal) use Evernote? [32:37]
 - Am I planning an app version of my time-block planner? [35:30]
 - Any tips to help me actually do the things I have time blocked? [37:21]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do I stop embracing my distracting thoughts? [45:37]
 - How does a high school student find things to be interested in? [55:24]
 - How do I get started writing on an already popular topic? [59:42]
 - How does deep work relate to Dave Epstein's idea go Generalists vs. Specialists? [1:05:45]


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.


FROM THE NEWSLETTER: Notes on Quentin Tarantino's Writing Routine [3:39]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - How fluid are my quarterly plans? [17:00]
 - What is a good approach to take notes in meetings? [19:59]
 - What do you include ads o your podcast? [23:31]
 - How do I install a deep work mindset in my team? [25:25]
 - How do you (Cal) use Evernote? [32:37]
 - Am I planning an app version of my time-block planner? [35:30]
 - Any tips to help me actually do the things I have time blocked? [37:21]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do I stop embracing my distracting thoughts? [45:37]
 - How does a high school student find things to be interested in? [55:24]
 - How do I get started writing on an already popular topic? [59:42]
 - How does deep work relate to Dave Epstein's idea go Generalists vs. Specialists? [1:05:45]


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