Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 119: Does Accomplishment Require Overload?

August 09, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 119
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 119: Does Accomplishment Require Overload?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 119: Does Accomplishment Require Overload?
Aug 09, 2021 Season 1 Episode 119
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: Does Accomplishment Require Overload? [3:16]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS
 - How do you figure out what to get good at? [15:35]
 - Should I quit teaching to become a lifestyle coach? [23:24]
 - Why did I (Cal) become a computer scientist? [28;39]
 - How do I stop my firm from killing itself with email? [34:07]
 - As the multipurpose nature of computers a problem? [39:23]
 - What do I (Cal) think about four day work weeks? [41:30]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - Should I reschedule miss deep work for later in the day? [46:56]
 - Do you (Cal) ever fix your big picture plans once in motion? [48"37]
 - Should I apply 4DX to my deep life buckets? [56:09]
 - How does one balance deep work with a partner who is equally as ambitious? [1:01:42]


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 DIVE: Does Accomplishment Require Overload? [3:16]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS
 - How do you figure out what to get good at? [15:35]
 - Should I quit teaching to become a lifestyle coach? [23:24]
 - Why did I (Cal) become a computer scientist? [28;39]
 - How do I stop my firm from killing itself with email? [34:07]
 - As the multipurpose nature of computers a problem? [39:23]
 - What do I (Cal) think about four day work weeks? [41:30]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - Should I reschedule miss deep work for later in the day? [46:56]
 - Do you (Cal) ever fix your big picture plans once in motion? [48"37]
 - Should I apply 4DX to my deep life buckets? [56:09]
 - How does one balance deep work with a partner who is equally as ambitious? [1:01:42]


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