| EP 330 – Nir Eyal, Professional Distraction Remover

Author / John

7 - 20 minutes read

Technology is distrac…SQUIRREL!

When Nir Eyal set out to write the book “Hooked”, he wasn’t referencing fishing, prostitution, or the biography of a fictional captain. We are all susceptible to the clutches of technology in the age of the internet. Why? Because there is an entire market designed to tap into our most primitive evolutionary processes and get you feeling the “rewards” of app interaction. Eyal is a practical dude who says don’t throw the technology out with the bathwater. When properly managed, our use of smart phones can do tremendous good. The question becomes…how best to manage it.

How many times do you find yourself in the middle of a work project and the next thing you know, you are completely distracted from the task at hand. Shame on you, slacker. Whether it’s a phone notification or co-worker, there are productivity terrorists at every corner. It may even come in the form of this podcast. This week, find out how these distractions are really affecting your success and exactly how to sift through the beneficial smart phone interaction and the absolute life-sucking social media bullshit. Stand up to chatty Karen at work and finally finish those TPS reports. Listen NOW!


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Follow Nir Eyal on instagram under the handle @NEyal99 or go to www.NirandFar.com for more information on the book, “Hooked” and Nir’s research.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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