The story you tell yourself about time might be the most important story in your life. There are three kinds of stories that might derail you if you’re not careful, and today we discuss how to counter each of them and adopt a healthier perspective.
Everyone wants to be liked. Given the choice between being liked or disliked, very few (sane) people would choose the latter. However, where does being liked rank on your list of priorities?
Cal Newport argues that the most important skill to develop is the ability to do “deep work”. This is work that allows you to make big leaps in your work and accomplish your long-term objectives rather than getting stuck in the muck and mire of “shallow work”. On today’s episode, he teaches us what deep work is and how to do more of it.
Having worked with and interviewed hundreds of professionals, I’ve come to believe that each person has a “sweet spot”. It’s comprised of the situations and activities where they are maximally effective, and where they create the most unique value for their effort. It’s not necessarily a specific job or task, but rather a mode they go into that separates them from the pack. It’s a unique kind of value that they become known for, and that others seek out.
Time is the currency of productivity and our most finite resource. Today’s guest, Laura Vanderkam, will help us reclaim a healthy understanding of time and how we use it to our advantage.