Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 129: How Do I Get My Kid Off His Smartphone?

September 13, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 129
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 129: How Do I Get My Kid Off His Smartphone?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 129: How Do I Get My Kid Off His Smartphone?
Sep 13, 2021 Season 1 Episode 129
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: Is Organization the Opiate of the Knowledge Work Masses? [1:02]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do I choose skills to work deeply on? [15:18]
 - What if I don't know what I want to do with my career or life? [20:11]
 - How do I stop my students from overwhelming me right before deadlines? [23:38]
 - When should you say "no" to interesting projects? [27:13]
 - How do I preserve deep work now that I'm back in a real offie? [30:08]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - What are my (Cal) plans regarding my next book? [40:50]
 - Would I (Cal) consider interviewing my wife? [41:32]
 - What are the origins of my (Cal) ideas on leisure? [44:12]
 - How do we get our 13-year-old off his iPhone? [50:31]


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: Is Organization the Opiate of the Knowledge Work Masses? [1:02]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do I choose skills to work deeply on? [15:18]
 - What if I don't know what I want to do with my career or life? [20:11]
 - How do I stop my students from overwhelming me right before deadlines? [23:38]
 - When should you say "no" to interesting projects? [27:13]
 - How do I preserve deep work now that I'm back in a real offie? [30:08]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - What are my (Cal) plans regarding my next book? [40:50]
 - Would I (Cal) consider interviewing my wife? [41:32]
 - What are the origins of my (Cal) ideas on leisure? [44:12]
 - How do we get our 13-year-old off his iPhone? [50:31]


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