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"Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results.” —James Clear, author of Atomic Habits "If you value your time, your focus, or your relationships, this book is essential reading. I’m putting these ideas into practice." —Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind 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 bestselling 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.
'A must-read' MARK MANSON 'Exactly what most of us need in order to focus on what is important, rather than the dazzling, illuminated, unsatisfying distractions of modern life' MATT HAIG 'Does exactly as it promises. Amazing' CHRIS EVANS 'A guide to staying focused in an age of constant distraction' GUARDIAN 'Eyal argues with impeccable logic' THE TIMES 'Masses of really useful arsenal and some very interesting studies about how to be less distracted in the world' PANDORA SYKES 'Now there's a way we can regain our ability to focus' RED ___________________________ We are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done. Why does it feel like we're distracting our lives away? In Indistractable, behavioural designer Nir Eyal shows what life could look like if you followed through on your intentions. Instead of suggesting a digital detox, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction, and teaches you how to make pacts with yourself to keep your brain on track. Indistractable is a guide to making decisions and seeing them through. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want.
'A must-read' Mark Manson We are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done. Why does it feel like we're distracting our lives away? In Indistractable, behavioural designer Nir Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving you to distraction. Empowering and optimistic, this is the book that will help you design your time, realise your ambitions, and live the life you really want. 'If you value your time, your focus or your relationships, this book is essential reading' Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind 'A guide to staying focused in an age of constant distraction' Guardian 'Exactly what most of us need in order to focus on what is important, rather than the dazzling, illuminated, unsatisfying distractions of modern life' Matt Haig 'Does exactly as it promises. Amazing' Chris Evans 'The best guide I've read for reclaiming our attention, our focus and our lives' Arianna Huffington
Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Become the most productive person you know as you learn how to tackle distractions, from emails and social media to chatty colleagues, and figure out how you can become indistractable. How often do you sit down to accomplish a task and, instead, find yourself logging onto Facebook, conversing with colleagues, or skimming online news? It’s a common occurrence for most of us, especially in this modern world of technology. However, Nir Eyal suggests that technology isn’t to blame for our constant distraction. In fact, our brains are hardwired for distraction, luckily, we can learn to control the triggers that we encounter every day. Nowadays, technology can even help us overcome these triggers with apps that block distracting sites and set time limits. And now, you can learn how to become the most productive person you know through Eyal’s actionable advice and tips to tackle daily distractions like emails and boredom.
SYNOPSIS: Indіѕtrасtаblе (2019) аddrеѕѕеѕ оnе оf mоdеrn lіfе'ѕ most common problems - distraction, оftеn blamed оn contemporary tесhnоlоgу. Nіr Eyal, hоwеvеr, сlаіmѕ that whіlе smartphones and apps mіght get іn thе wау оf more mеаnіngful work, thеу аrе not the root саuѕе оf thе issue. Sо what is? In thеѕе blinks, Eуаl provides аn actionable fоur-раrt frаmеwоrk that brеаkѕ dоwn hоw dіѕtrасtіоn really works аnd what уоu саn dо tо оvеrсоmе it. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Nir Eуаl іѕ a writer, соnѕultаnt аnd lecturer whоѕе work fосuѕеѕ on the рѕусhоlоgу bеhіnd hаbіt-fоrmіng tесhnоlоgу. Hе іѕ thе аuthоr of thе best-selling bооk Hооkеd: Hоw tо Build Hаbіt-Fоrmіng Prоduсtѕ (2014). Eуаl іѕ also аn active аngеl іnvеѕtоr and hаѕ tаught аt the Stаnfоrd Graduate Sсhооl оf Buѕіnеѕѕ.DISCLAIMER: This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе аѕ a companion tо іt.
Hooked by Nir Eyal
How do successful companies create products people can't put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the "Hook Model" -- a four steps process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back over and over again, without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a startup founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, startup founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.
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