BiggerPockets Podcast 330: How to Ditch Distractions and Get WAY More Done With Cal Newport

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Incredible show alert! You don’t want to miss this one: Brandon and David sit down with bestselling author Cal Newport (who wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, and so on) to discuss just what makes high performers different than the rest.

Cal shares incredible insight based on his research as a professor at Georgetown University, including how boredom can serve a very useful purpose, how to improve your focus to master your craft, and how building “career capital” can open doors to the life you’ve always wanted.

Cal also shares life-changing advice on how starting the day in “monk mode” can supercharge your productivity, how to set better expectations with team members, and how to rebuild your digital life in 30 days.

This episode is so good you’ll feel guilty you didn’t have to pay. Download it today!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Cal’s story
  • Improve your focus and remove distractions to increase productivity
  • How to combine “deep work” with “shallow work” to stay mentally energized
  • Building career capital you can then invest to build a better life
  • What successful people do that unsuccessful people don’t
  • How to set better expectations with team members
  • How to start your day in “monk mode” and be insanely productive
  • How to give your hours a job and make time work for you
  • How to use boredom to recharge and motivate you
  • His thoughts on social media and how it can rob you of time
  • Taking the information you’re learning and letting it sink in 
  • Detox and rebuild your digital life in 30 days
  • And SO much more!

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  • “Accessibility is not as important as we think.” (Tweet This!)
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Thanks for checking out the BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing & Wealth Building Podcast. Hosts Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner strive to bring top-notch educational content and interviews to our listeners -- without the non-stop pitch prevalent around the industry. With over 180,000 listeners per show, the BiggerPockets Podcast has become the biggest real estate podcast in the world. But don’t take our word for it. We’re the top-rated and reviewed real estate show on iTunes — check it out, read the reviews on iTunes, and get busy listening and learning!

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