Book Review of Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

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Are you struggling to gain traction and to fight off distractions? Clay Clark breaks down the power of the life-changing, habit-forming and proactive person making book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal.

Who is Nir Eyal?

Nir once taught at Stanford’s Graduate School of business and he is the author of the best-selling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. Nir’s book Hooked went on to become an international best-selling book. In this book, Nir broke down the super moves, mechanics and best-practice strategies for teaching Silicon Valley how to design behavior. Hooked became known by many in Silicon Valley as the bible of creating addictive tech products and experiences.  In this newest book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, Nir shares how to become a proactive person in this world of perpetual digital and non-digital distraction. Nir Eyal is also a prolific blogger and you can read his thought-provoking blogs at: www.NirAndFar.com.

What Does It Mean to Be Indistractable? 

Nir teaches that being “Indistractable” is about learning how to keep yourself on focused and on target. The book teaches how to gain traction in this world of perpetual distraction. In the book Nir masterfully teaches:

  1. How to master and gain control of the internal triggers by learning how to deal with the inevitable discomfort that life is going to throw at us. 
  2. Block out time to gain traction. Create a schedule that puts your values on paper and turns your goals into pre-scheduled action steps. Nir hammers home the importance of actually scheduling time to develop important relationships, your body, your mind, etc. 
  3. Push back against the external interruptions that he defines as external triggers: Turn off push notifications, block out emails, get out of group chats at the correct time, turn off desktop computer notifications, etc..
  4. Make a pact or commitment with someone for accountability to solidify your plan.

 

Nir’s Four Steps for Becoming an Indistractable Human:

  1. Step 1 – Mastering internal triggers
  2. Step 2 – Making time for traction
  3. Step 3 – Hacking back the external triggers
  4. Step 4 – Preventing destruction with pacts

FUN FACTS ABOUT THE LIFE OF THE DISTRACTED:

  1. 70% Of Your Employees Hate Their Jobs – https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2011/11/11/your-emotionally-disconnected-employees/#449734b742d5 

  2. “75% of U.S. Employees Steal from the Workplace and People Do So Repeatedly.” – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/employee-theft-are-you-blind-to-it/ 
  3. “25% of Employees Spend Their Days Looking at Adult Content.” – https://www.newsweek.com/internet-making-us-crazy-what-new-research-says-65593 

Action Steps:

  1. Schedule your life with so precision and detail that you don’t have wasted time that you will fill by doing invaluable and time-wasting tasks.
  2. Prioritize your life by blocking and scheduling out the time you need to get things done. Nir refers to this as “time-boxing.” 
  3. Schedule and block out time for “‘You’ time.”
  4. Hacking back” or changing the external triggers that distract you (for instance
  5. Turn of the distracting and disabling device notifications
  6. Create a sign or a signal for the workplace that lets your team know that you are busy in “focus mode.”
  7. Use “precommitment devices” such as agreements, pacts to motivate you to follow through on your goals
    1. Note: Nir made a pact with the best-selling author of the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#CK, Mark Madson that he would finish his book on-time or he would actually pay him $10,000 

Read more about Indistractable here:

Indistractable by Nir Eyal – https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/book-summaries/business/indistractable/ 

Indistractable by Nir Eyal review – letting tech off the hook – https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/18/indistractable-control-attention-nir-eyal-review 

https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/book-summaries/business/indistractable/

‘Indistractable’ Review: Fixing Our Attention – https://www.wsj.com/articles/indistractable-review-fixing-our-attention-11570142933 

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal – https://www.eofire.com/podcast/nireyal/ 

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Yes, yes, yes, yes. All right. Thrive nation. On today’s show, we are breaking down Nir Eyal I all’s newest book and praise being in distractible. And as we’re recording this show where it’s a little bit of scratch, this art side and hopefully hopefully calm it down here soon so that we can do a show about big industry.

Oh, that was so distracting Nir Eyal if you listen to this show, we apologize for the level of distraction and we just apologize for all those distractions. But to, to break down the book, I wanted to bring in a few people who know what they’re talking about about this subject. It’s, I brought in Steve Currington and Steve, you are a, one of the partners with a total Indian concepts and you have worked with us for about five and a half years. Yep. And since that time, a total lending concepts has grown from essentially a startup to now a company that did tutored in $51 million of mortgages last year. Yep. And then we have darlin Tucker, a the lead graphic designer on the team here. T what’s going on dude? What’s happening man? I’m excited to have you on the show and Steve, I’m excited to have you on the show and so I want to do this book.

I love this book. I couldn’t be more excited about a book because it’s book indestructible, how to control your attention and choose your life. Steve is what I’m all about. Can you share with our listeners out there and maybe even Nir Eyal if he’s listening about what I used to do in our client meetings when you would get on your smart phone during the meeting? Oh yeah. You would just leave. So one coaching meeting and I would get a phone call or look at my phone or be responding to a text and I would look up and clay would be gone and I would just leave. Wow. He would just walk out. Hey, can you explain how that helped you though? Yeah, because I was like kind of paying for this meeting and it’s not cheap, so maybe I could put my phone up and then, but we just didn’t have to have that conversation again.

So it was like, Hmm, I’m paying clay for me to stand in the box that rocks and texts someone that’s, and then he just left. And I think a lot of people though I’m glad that Steve took it the right way, which is why we only take on a 160 clients because a lot of people can’t handle that. But I mean, imagine if I’m a pastor was a preaching onstage and every time somebody got out their smartphone and pretended to use the Bible app and was actually on Instagram or not paying attention, imagine if the pastor physically left the room every time people mentally left the room, he wouldn’t be in the room. You wouldn’t have church. Right. And then it’d be like, well, we’re not having church today. Now Dee is a graphic designer. You’ve worked at a lot of graphic design firms. Yes sir. And how long have you been designing in some capacity with your career? How long have you been a designer or been in the industry?

I consider the year 2000 to be kind of my jump.

So 20 years. And for us, she worked on the Tulsa Oilers projects and stuff for NBA, a coach and player that the presi family. But your, your the other firms you had an email and all day that email would interrupt you with client updates. Yes. Contrast the other work environments where you were constantly receiving push notifications and emails versus working here with me at make your life Epic.

Yeah. It’s, it’s a lot more here it’s, it’s kind of systemized to where back then you know, you, you would, you would kinda just be, you know, trying to feel everything that comes through every second. Here it’s more like things are more, there’s people who are dedicated, handle the clients face to face and then you have a to do list that you, that you basically just rock through all day long. How much do you reckon worried about the gun and he here versus the other place? Gosh, I was curious one day and actually made a spreadsheet of all the sites that I had done on my own. Yep. Plus the sites that I had done with the companies that I worked with and I had done three times as many in one year as I had done in the previous 15 three, three times as many in one year as you did in the previous 15 years.

Yes. I was curious one day and actually made a spreadsheet of all the sites that I had done on my own plus the sides that I had done with the companies that I worked with and I had done three times as many in one year as I had done in the previous 15 and I had done three times as many in one year as I had done in the previous 15 three times as many in one year as you did in a previous 15 years. Yeah, it’s your favorite gunslinger, Brett Farth, just reminding you. You are a great American. I mean, great.

Now I want to, I want to share some stats real quick here because this is beyond just digital distractions. Steve, do you remember before smart phones were prevalent? Remember life before smartphones? Oh yeah. I had a pager. And so back in the day it was clear. I mean, I made it though back in the day before we had smart phones and that kind of thing. There were a lot of distractions. Oh, Peter, what’s happening?

We have sort of a problem here. Yeah. You apparently didn’t put one of the new cover sheets on your TPS reports. Oh yeah. I’m sorry about had I, I forgot [inaudible] yeah, you see we’re putting the cover sheets on all TPS reports now before they go out. Did you see the memo about this? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I have the memo right here. I just forgot, but it’s not shipping out till tomorrow, so there’s no problem. Yeah, if you could just go ahead and make sure you do that from now on, that would be great. And I’ll go ahead and make sure you get another copy of that memo. Okay. Yeah, no, I heard the memo. I’ve got it straight. I mean,

[Inaudible] back in the day, I mean, do you remember the workplace before then? Before we had smart phones? Yeah. What kind of stuff would employees allow to distract them at that time? I mean like I think the pager started getting hot. I don’t, you know, I don’t even Hafiz what I remember I was, yeah, I was probably like, I was probably like 17 when I got my first pager. So, you know, I don’t even know. Like I, I, it’s been so long. I don’t know that I remember, I just remember working in a call center where the idea of a call center, my understanding is a call center and I run a call center and own a call center, but the, the purpose of the call center is to make calls in a center. Yeah. Like you’re going to one place and you’re making a lot of calls.

But yet I found that even when we didn’t have smart phones or email, the guy sat next to, he used to constantly, constantly get up and go to the bathroom. Oh yeah. So one day I’m in the bathroom and I noticed that he’s there at the, at the stall, I notice his shoes and you don’t talk to another man. If you’re using the urinal, another man’s in the stall. It’s code. You just don’t get along unless you say, Hey man, nice watch. You don’t do it. You don’t do it. Right. And so I wasn’t gonna say anything. And then he’s like, Hey man, how you doing? Just talking whatever. And I’m like, dude, you’re in here for like hours a day. What do you do? He goes, Oh, I read books. So he would bring books, magazines. Now the thing that was crazy is I never looked at those.

Sports illustrated is the same way again, this has been in this guy. So I just want to share this because, because this is a big problem. It’s beyond just digital. Employees are wasting 41% of their Workday according to an article published in the New York times by Ken Blanchard. Now here’s another example of, of wasting time of being distracted. I, and I know this might seem like, dude, this doesn’t relate. Oh, it does. I would say, again, if it doesn’t take you closer to your goal is a, a distraction. Anything that takes you closer to your goals or takes you further away from your goals as a distraction. So anything that takes you closer to your goals is traction and it takes you further away as it is a distraction. Another example of distractions in the workplace. Right now there’s a Newsweek article that came out called I crazy and it found that 25% of employees spend their day looking at adult content.

Oh wow. What are you, what do you mean by that? I’m not going to get into it. I’m just gonna speak in generality. Flush tones, flushed, flushed, flushed. So what we find is that everybody on this planet finds themselves a, that people find a way to get distracted. The Gallup poll shows that 53% of employees are not engaged at work there. They’re not getting traction. They’re, they’re distracted. So what I want to tee up this scenario. Imagine you sit down to write a book or to edit a blueprint, to write a song, to edit, to read a critical legal document, and then an unwanted push notification shows up. Or maybe a colleague will will tap you on the shoulder and wants to chat. Or maybe someone says, gee, you got a minute to relate to that need. Do you got a minute? Yeah. We used to have a God a minute sign up sheet that I’d put on my door and if you had to do, got a minutes between two 30 and three 30 every day.

It’s funny because when people know that you’re not available until two 30 or three 30 and they had some stupid question, they’ll figure it out before they’ll wait till two 30 so you’re right, you’re right. And so what I want to do is I want to, I share that this book is a great book for anybody out there who’s finds, who finds themselves being plagued by these interruptions, these, these gotta minute meetings, people tapping on the shoulder, wanting to pick your brain, push notifications on your phone, a computer interruptions, email interruptions. Just on ongoing distractions. D for what you can tell. Having worked on the design team, how long y’all, how long have you and I worked together in some capacity now? I think it’s actually been around seven years. Okay. So during those seven years, can you maybe explain to the listeners out there what, what you perceive that I’m doing during the day and what I’m not doing?

Oh, what you’re not doing is standing around talking to people. You’re not sitting down at your desk. You’re not, Oh, you’re, you’re walking around getting stuff done. You’re coming out and getting information is really the only time I ever really see you during the day is when you’re coming up asking somebody to, you know, for something or that has relates to a meeting that you’re in. And I’ve never sat down with NIR and said, Hey NIR, you should put these tips in the book. No, but I hear so many people say to me, man, clay, you’re super efficient guy. Wow. How do you get all that done? I was just talking to their day with somebody and they said, my understanding is it’s Shaw homes. So you guys have worked with now for a Steve, you actually, you actually introduced me to show homes. One of my coaching clients, they said to this client, said to me, I heard that Shaw homes has grown from $37 million to $81 million in sales annually and that they now do actually less busy work than they used to do before.

And I said, what? And I said, well, it was, I think it was was their cousin or their friends, somebody that they knew had applied for a job at Shaw now works at Shaw and was commenting that people who’ve been at Shaw homes for years are commenting. We’re getting more done, but there’s less busy work and this book in distractible, how to control your attention and choose your life breaks down the kind of moves that you can use to become more in distractable. So I’m going to break down the, the, the steps that I got out of the book here, Steve. And I’d like for you and D to break down what they mean to you guys. Okay? Okay. So step number one, I got out of the book, and again, this is this, this, this right here. This book review is not in place of getting the book.

Everybody out there, if you’re not a knucklehead, get the book. Now, if you’re knucklehead, don’t buy the book. But to Steve, if you’re not a knucklehead, I mean, just go on a one day fast of not being a knucklehead. Fasting from knucklehead isn’t, I’m not gonna be a knucklehead and I’m not gonna eat for one day. Don’t go to Jimmy John’s go. Don’t go to dominoes, don’t go to taco bell. Don’t buy random crap. You don’t need the convenience store. So here we go. The big idea number one, in this book Nir Eyal, I all teach us how to master and gain control of the internal triggers by learning how to deal with the inevitable discomfort that life is gonna throw at us. And he teaches like, Hey, when you make cold calls, our rejection is going to happen. When you sit down to do graphic design, you’re going to have some frustration.

You’ll have a mental block. Steve, when you try to do a sales call or help somebody through the mortgage process, there’s usually have to embrace. There is going to be discomfort. Why is that important, Steve, for you to know that when you call people to help sell the mortgages that some people are going to say yes and some are going to say, some were going to say no. Well, because I think in a lot of sales jobs and positions that people are in, they get, they get sold on the rainbows and butterflies of how wonderful it is and how much money you can make and they don’t get sold on the lows. You know? And you have to be prepared for the highs and the lows. And I think what I’ve learned is just the more consistent you can be about doing whatever it is that you do, that when you do it, you make money.

You can control those highs and lows. So that you can control your mood and you just have to be prepared for, you know, I’ve got this philosophy that some will, some won’t. So what next to some people are gonna buy. Some people are going to like me, some people won’t. So what next and move on to the next one. And I think a lot of people there, their, their thinking is warped is they think, Oh, what I have something to sell. Everybody’s going to want it. And they don’t. So what happens is once you gain the perspective that Hey, things are going to distract you, they’re going to be uncomfortable. Once you just embrace, that’s part of the game, you’ll stop. Because honestly a lot of graphic designers, they sit down to do a design and they don’t work here by the way, but the ones who tried to work here, they’ll sit down to do a design and then the first time that they don’t like the first iteration of something, they want to get some coffee and they want to go out, grab some lunch. And then D when you sit down to do a design, why is it important for you to embrace that there are a certain number of iterations you have to go through before you’ll find a look or a style that you like.

Good. That’s, that’s really just part of the gay. I mean, if, if, if I’m not emotionally attached really to what I’m doing, I mean, it’s really just more like a job. And if you’re too emotionally attached to it, you’re going to get frustrated more than you should and you’re not gonna be able to put your heart and soul into what you’re doing when you don’t like the changes that are being asked for you to

Have you ever sat next to a designer at a different job or the designer did not like the feedback provided by the client and then rather than fixing it, they just spent their day complaining about, yeah, absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So that’s, that’s so read this book in distractible. If you’re out there getting to a place where you, every time something inevitably discomfortable happens, you freak out. This is a good book for you. Now move number two I got out of the book was block out time to gain traction. You want to create a schedule that puts your values on paper and turns your goals into pre scheduled action Nir Eyal hammers home. The importance of actually scheduling time to develop the relationships that matter. So Steve, I’m gonna pull up my calendar tonight. I’m going to pull up my calendar. Here we go. And this is my calendar for [inaudible].

So let’s go with today’s a Wednesday the 22nd. What are we doing next, Steve? At 11 o’clock. I meet with you from 11 to 12 for my weekly meeting with total lending concepts about how to grow the mortgage company and what are we doing during that meeting? Talking about growing the mortgage company, going over the action items that need to be done, and then following up, did it get done? If it didn’t get done, why didn’t it get done? We just, it’s all about action. Implementing a best practice system. Now at 12, what are we doing here, Steve? At

A 12 year meeting with Aaron antisocial homes to build the building

Business. So what am I doing at Friday? A Friday night at a five o’clock clay family movie night, Vanessa and clay discuss travel schedule a Saturday at 6:00 PM clay goes on date with Vanessa. That’s my wife. I’ve been married almost 20 years. You just put it in the schedule. You take her on dates, bro. What? You just got to put it in the schedule. You’ve got to schedule out time for your, if you want to get in shape, put in the schedule. If you want to go on a date, put it on the schedule. If you want to not get your graphic design, put it in the schedule. But D, if you do not put crap in your schedule, if you do not, if you do not have one to do list and you don’t have that one to do, list to that one counter. What could happen as a graphic designer?

Overload. I mean it double schedule bullying, dope promising to people the same thing at the same time. [inaudible] Things at the same time and yeah, just pissing people off. Sorry,

I’m no, I’m serious. You see a lot of designers that can’t get stuff done. You see a lot of mortgage people. Steve, what ha what? What a mortgage people typically spend their time doing and real estate agents typically spend their time doing during the day as opposed to actually selling houses or

Closing mortgage deals. They might be the ones that are looking at those adult content you’re talking about. I don’t know. I think that I find the ones who are on Instagram the most to make the least money. Yeah. It’s all about the newest shiny tool that can help attract buyers and not about doing the basic things that they know will because they’re not fun like picking up the phone and calling people. Another big thing in the mortgage business is most mortgage loan officers work from like 10 to two every day, maybe three days a week, and then they go to lunch at like 1130 and they usually take a one and a half to two hour lunch. So they really work from like 10 to 1130 and then from like one to two.

So let’s talk about this for a second. Somebody out there, I want to make this actionable for you. Step one, ask yourself, do what part of your day is going to be uncomfortable. I mean you just know it’s going to happen and then put it in the schedule. Yeah, don’t try to avoid it all day. Step to block out time for what needs to get done. Block it out. Now step three, you have got to turn off all external interruptions. You’ve got to turn off all external triggers, all push notifications. You’ve got to block out that email. You got to get off those group chats. You got to get off those social media updates deep during the day. How often do you see me up on Facebook reacting to negative complaints, feedback from people? How often do you see me lamenting about YouTube comments? How often do you see that happening?

Close to, you know, zero. Never. I mean, you know, it’s one of those, it’s interesting. Take your pick zero never.

But if you keep those push notifications on, if you have a program called Slack in your office where you get these constant updates D what tends to happen?

You’re well, I mean you’re distracted by what, what’s being said within your, you’re never focused on one thing, right? Never getting anything done. Now step four here,

Step four here. This is big and I think Steve, you might relate to this one. Step four, you want to make a pact or a commitment with somebody to solidify the accountability of your plants. As an example, this author is so cool. He a Nir Eyal all is friends with the bestselling author of the book, the subtle art of not giving an F. And so he decided that what he’s going to do is he is going to make a pact. So he and Mark Mattson sat down in the same room together and said, for the next two hours or four hours, I’m going to write and you’re going to write go. And then they kept doing that and then they Ratched it up and he said, I’ll pay you a Nir Eyal said, I’ll pay you $10,000 Mark Mattson if I don’t finish my book on time. Steve, why is that a powerful motivator?

Whenever you take a bet like that? Because there’s pain associated with it. And that’s exactly why I have a coach. And that’s exactly why everybody who’s figured out that they need a coach regardless of their income level or their status or their position in a company is found that even the most motivated people need someone. Not always, but you need somebody on certain things to just be there to hold you accountable. Can I list off the people that needed a coach? The pit, the people out there that just Steve, they just struggled so much. They need it. They need, these people were on the struggle bus and they needed a business coach. There’s a few of them. I can think of. So again, I know that coach, they went to the people who really struggled the most. They, the coach they went to was a guy by the name of bill Campbell.

Check out the website, trillion dollar coach real quick to see a list of these misfits who really struggled to get stuff done. So they needed a coach, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. Whoa, bill Campbell. Whoa. I didn’t expect to see someone that’s successful on the list. Why does he need a coach? And then Steve jobs, Steve jobs was coached by bill Campbell. Come on. And I saw that Sheryl Sandberg, the, the, the, the lady in charge of Facebook’s on that list. I did, I said, I saw, I saw and I looked and I saw Jeff Bezos with Amazon is a struggle. Bus companies, it’s terrible working. I mean, you own any stock in Amazon, you’re probably to get out now, folks. You get out now. I mean, it’s still, I mean, but think about this. The world’s most successful people have all had a coach. You see Eric Schmidt during an interview in fortune magazine was asked, you know, what’s the number one tip you’d give any business person?

He says, hire a coach and you see the most proud people out there who don’t do well at almost anything they say, I don’t need a coach. I don’t eat. So I would encourage you to do this on my own, so I want you to do today’s homework. Everybody out there pick up a copy of the book in distractible, how to gain control, how to control the book indestructable how to control your attention and choose your life by Nir Eyal I’ll go pick up a copy of the book in distractible, how to control your attention and choose your life by Nir Eyal. I’ll pick up the book, pick the book. That’s step one. Step two, read the book. What yet? Turn off your push notifications and read the book. What are all the steps? Okay, step one, buy the book. Step two, turn off your push notifications.

Turn off all the conversations and read the book or get the audio book, but listen, do it. Consume it. Then step number three, implement the stuff in the book and in this podcast, by no shape or form subs substitutes. You buying the book, you got to buy the book, but when you buy the book, there are four steps at least that I would encourage you to take control of. Step one, make a list of all of the things that you’re going to have to do during your day that are uncomfortable. Step to block out time to do those things and the things that you want that you want to do. Block it out. I don’t want to work out, okay, block it out. Block out time for it. I don’t want to talk to my wife about that. Block out time for it. I don’t want put whatever gets scheduled gets done.

To quote Lee Cockerell, the former executive vice president of Walt Disney world resorts, whenever it gets scheduled, gets done. That guy managed 40,000 people, 1 million customers a week. He says, whatever it gets scheduled gets done. Step number three, turn off all the push notifications. Put the phone down, pastors, put the phone down. Pastors. Hey, I went to dinner with Aaron antecessor Harris. I’m talking about pastors out there. We have so many pastors who have emailed us. You a thousand members at your church, turn off the push notifications. You do not need to be interrupted. You’re praying for someone. You do not need to be interrupted while you’re praying for somebody continues to Steve.

I got air in these cool earbuds. You know, I did the color of their, like Michigan blue on the earbuds and then the cases yellow. So we gave it to him at dinner and I was like, dude, hook him up to your phone. And he goes, I left the phone in the car and I’m like, good for you. That’s what I should have done. Nice. But he, you know, I was like good because this is the guy that’s super busy. He’s got 24 sales people that are calling them at all hours of the day and night about trying to sell a home. But he knows when I’m at dinner with my wife and with a friend and business associate, I left the phone in the car like good, good job man.

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