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Indistractable

How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Auteur(s): Nir Eyal, Julie Li
Narrateur(s): Nir Eyal
Durée: 5 h et 15 min
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Description

"Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results." (James Clear, author of Atomic Habits)

You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.  

What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable"?  

International best-selling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing Hooked, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book.  

In Indistractable, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.  

Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.  

Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals: 

  • Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture - and how to fix it  
  • What really drives human behavior and why "time management is pain management"  
  • Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable  
  • How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world 

Empowering and optimistic, Indistractable provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention - helping you live the life you really want.

©2019 Nir Eyal (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Groundbreaking, engaging, practical

I read a lot of books in the realm of entrepreneurship, neuroscience, habit and behavioral economics. "Indistractable" hits on all the right notes. Evidence based, actionable and engaging, a must read for anyone wanting to improve at business, health, family and life.

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Deep and very practical.

I particularly enjoyed the practical tips and tools to address the issues described herein. Great author.

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A more useful approach to achieving traction

Listened to Traction Audiobook by Gabriel Weinberg and I found this IMO to be more practical seeing we live in a disruptive technological era with its countless and endless offerings of distractions. Lots of priceless tips to help you stay on track in your professional and even personal life - I mean the guy goes into detail and how to limit distractions for your kids as well. Lots of amazing insights!

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A worthy listen

I enjoyed the storylines of how and why we get distracted. it's an easy listen with the right blend of science & anecdotes.

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Exceptional

I’ve struggled with staying on track for as long as I can remember. I start a lot of things and finish few.
Nir has presented an approachable way to live in today’s world, to enjoy the tech that we have, and still be present for ourselves and our families.
Thank you Nir. Your strategies are helping me and my family so much already

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Another excellent book by Nir!

Loved the strategies, prioritizing and even the parenting advice in Undistractable. Saw Nir at the Vancouver Unbounce conference (2019) and read his other book Hooked before- it’s well worth getting both! Thank you Nir 🙏🏻

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Good tips to become less distracted

Reasonable length. Lots of tips. Some new. Liked the sections on schedules and messaging. Well read.

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Good tips

Personally, I don’t have no issue with being distracted by social media (I actually have a reminder set to remind me every so often to check the socials for family photos, etc.). But I do appreciate the chapters on how to deal with distractions at work and with children. Very insightful. Thank you!

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Like an endless LifeHacker article

This feels like a well Googled blog lost of recycled hacks. There are some good revisits of well-publicized studies that have been debunked, that's valuable info but SO MUCH PADDING with recycled life hacks available online. Not worth the hardcover price, which I regret paying in addition to this audio version (based on the first chapters). Also, there's a massive sales funnel attached to this book with the 'downloads (so weak, not worth the required email address you have to give up) and a course.

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Exactly What I Needed!

Indistractable is a well-researched practical guide to taking control of your life. The advice and examples make it easy for you to take action at your own pace. Putting one of the suggested tactics in place will pay for this book on the very first day. There are a few things that stood out to me and made it different from any other book of its kind. First, the authors help you to realize how much the distractions in your life are impacting you. Secondly, they provide an actual model that helps you to identify distractions, their underlying root cause and how to overcome them. Finally, I truly enjoyed the chapters on implementing the technics at home with family and how to teach children to do the same giving them a huge advantage. Indistractable is a book everyone should read who wants to be as efficient as possible so that they spend their time on what matters most to them. Highly recommended.

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  • Laure Merlin
  • 2019-09-02

incredibly packed with life-boosting tools

Truly wow! I've probably read 30 books that Nir used in his research, so I didn't totally discover a lot, but he packed a HUGE amount of very important mindset shifts, new research takeways and very practical tips. Plus, very fluid structure and flow, and memorable stories.

For a life makeover, or a great companion to optimizing in all areas, from intimate sex to enterprise workplace culture, from self compassion to parenting successful kids, from creating great apps and digital innovation, to managing pain, shame and time...

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  • Busy Bee Texas
  • 2019-12-31

no pdf available

The author has referred to pdf and download file. I don't see anything available for the book in my library. Please look into this and let me know if it will be available or not.

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  • BartholemewG
  • 2019-08-27

Most tactical and practical book on focus

The most tactical and practical book + resources for getting to deep work. One of the few books I’ve read that come with a workbook and other materials to help with the implementation of the theory and guidance outlined in the book. This past weekend I started working through the workbook with my family and they've been largely receptive given the way the points and exercises are laid out. I won’t share all my notes here but a few key points I found really interesting were:
- Distraction is how our brain deals with pain/discomfort. If distraction costs us time, time management is pain management.
- Residual beneficiaries (legal term) are what family become if you don’t prioritize them.
- Sometimes people call a meeting to avoid going through the effort of thinking through a problem themselves. Require: agenda and a brief (a proposed solution)
- Ego-depletion is NOT real. There was publication bias. It’s all about the thoughts in our head.

Lastly, I appreciate the passion and enthusiasm the author, Nir, put into narrating the audiobook himself!

In short, I highly recommend you take a listen.

Thanks,
Bart

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  • Erica
  • 2019-12-24

Nothing new...

I was disappointed. Learned more from a podcast that Nir was on, than I did from the book. The title and concept of ‘being indistractable’ is catchy, but the book didn’t offer any real depth. The same ol’ turn off your technology and be present, and then other unrealistic strategies for work. Beyond that it focused on parenting, which is unrelatable for me.

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  • A. Yoshida
  • 2019-10-04

It's about building good habits

A distraction takes you away from something you had planned. Plan your time to gain traction on the tasks you want done. For example, responding to emails at work is traction. While responding to emails at your child's soccer game is a distraction. Disarm the trigger for distractions:
* Look for the emotions that seed distractions.
* Keep track of all the triggers.
* Explore the negative sensation of the triggers (tell yourself to wait 10 minutes before giving in to the craving for the distraction).
* Be extra cautious during liminal moments (transitioning from one task to another, such as leaving a meeting and checking your smartphone).

Much as of the content is familiar if you've read productivity, good habits, and focus books. I gave it high rating because this book is well organized, well written, and a good balance of information and advice.

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  • Dora D
  • 2019-10-28

Solid but really nothing new...

Overall a solid book, but seriously lacking in originality. Most, if not all of the info can be found in order and older self-development books, including references to the same studies. Only the labels used slightly differ. Still, if you haven't read any of those books yet, this is a great place to start since it basically summarizes the main points of productivity.

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  • Marcus
  • 2019-08-19

Helpful reminders for self and children

Nir does a great job in helping us realize the power of focus and how distractable we have become. Tips and steps to be indistractable are helpful and well thought out.
I saw Nir at a conference this year and he is great in person as well. Ironically I didn’t remember his name from listening to his book “Hooked”, and was even more glad to be hearing him in person when I finally realized that he was the author of that book.
I only wish that this book was longer, it’s an easy and enjoyable listen. I learned some things to help my children which was a great bonus!

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  • ted m kinney
  • 2019-10-10

Good Information

Good information its just rehashed and reworded a few too many times. The important lessons in this book could probably have taken up less than fifty pages or an hour of audible - of course that does not a book make.

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  • Tim
  • 2019-08-28

Incredibly helpful!

I listened to this book twice in a row and each time I found separate little gems I missed. I immediately started timeboxing my schedule and 2 weeks in I've already been more productive. I also loved the chapters on raising indistractable children. Although I'm a big fan of personal development it never occurred to me how many practices I could teach my son that would not only help out now but also make his habits better for everything he dreams to accomplish in the future. Great listen, Definitely highly recommended.

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  • David
  • 2019-08-18

Exceptionally practical advice to claim your life back

This was easily the best book I have read in the past year. The steps laid out to help improve relationships with family, friends and work are simple, elegant, and effective. Much care was put into explaining how our time and attention is diverted away from what we truly want, while referencing the relevant peer reviewed psychology articles supporting the proposed conclusions. Debunking common myths, helping me understand how to take accountability for excuses I didn’t even realize I was previously making. I recommend this book for any parent, manger, child or person who finds themselves distracted. In essence, I think everyone could benefit from this book. The real question is, do you actually apply the advice or just listen to it?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-12-31

Great

Loved this book, highly recommended. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and this book is helping me a lot

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