DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 277: From Chaos to Calm (in 1 day)

We talk a lot on this show about remaining organized in a digital workplace that drowns us with incoming obligations. In this episode, Cal focuses on the key question of how you get *started* toward this goal. What do you do, in other words, on day one of your quest to find depth amidst the shallows.

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DEEP DIVE:

– Getting organized in a distracted world [6:47]

QUESTIONS:

– How do I get more excited about my work plans? [45:53]
– How do I get my classmates to get better about time management? [54:00]
– How should I organize my deep work blocks? [1:00:14]
– How do I account for contingencies in my quarterly plan? [1:05:11]
– When does Cal find time to read? [1:05:49]
– CALL: How to train Deep Focus muscles [1:11:05]

CASE STUDY:

– Investing concentrated time [1:17:15]

NOVEMBER BOOKS:

– The 5 books Cal read in November 2023 [1:24:23]

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