Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 113: How Do I Become a Deep Life Radical?

July 12, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 113
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 113: How Do I Become a Deep Life Radical?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 113: How Do I Become a Deep Life Radical?
Jul 12, 2021 Season 1 Episode 113
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.


BOOK REPORT: The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin [1:30]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do I eliminate the hive mind from interaction with other departments? [13:36]
 - How do I capture small tasks so I don't forget them? [23:23]
 - How do I (Cal) feel about career counselors? [29:31]
 - Are there professions for which time blocking doesn't work? [33:42]
 - How do I organize my tasks without using task boards? [37:55]
 - Should I build a radical setting to support the deep life? [39:50]
 - How do I become the right person to write a book? [42:52]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - Can a digital minimalist use a fitness tracker? [54:33]
 - When should I switch from work to leisure? [56:27]
 - How do I get back on track with a deep life after a hard pandemic? [59:24]
 - What is my (Cal's) top piece of parenting advice? [1:02:04]
 - Cal's Curmudgeon Corner: How do I find meaning beyond simply expressing myself? [1:05:01]


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.


BOOK REPORT: The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin [1:30]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do I eliminate the hive mind from interaction with other departments? [13:36]
 - How do I capture small tasks so I don't forget them? [23:23]
 - How do I (Cal) feel about career counselors? [29:31]
 - Are there professions for which time blocking doesn't work? [33:42]
 - How do I organize my tasks without using task boards? [37:55]
 - Should I build a radical setting to support the deep life? [39:50]
 - How do I become the right person to write a book? [42:52]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - Can a digital minimalist use a fitness tracker? [54:33]
 - When should I switch from work to leisure? [56:27]
 - How do I get back on track with a deep life after a hard pandemic? [59:24]
 - What is my (Cal's) top piece of parenting advice? [1:02:04]
 - Cal's Curmudgeon Corner: How do I find meaning beyond simply expressing myself? [1:05:01]


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