#YAPLive: Unlock Your Potential by Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal and Ethan Kross (Cut Version)

#YAPLive: Unlock Your Potential by Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal and Ethan Kross (Cut Version)

These days, we are constantly battling distractions. They’re everywhere. There on our phones, our computers, and our slack channels. With our devices constantly demanding our attention, it seems harder to stay focused than ever before.

Productivity experts Nir Eyal and Ethan Kross have studied the psychology behind distraction and have proven techniques to improve focus and productivity. By limiting distractions, you can increase your time and energy, and all areas of your life will benefit as a result.

In this episode, Nir and Ethan share actionable tips you can implement today to eliminate distractions, increase focus, and live a more fulfilling life.

Topics Include: 

– Internal vs external distractions

– Defining traction and distraction 

– How self-compassion can aid in avoiding distraction and promoting focus 

– The ten-minute rule

– The three different categories of tools to help you regulate your mind

– Harnessing discomfort to do hard things

– Play as a tool to ward off distraction

– The role of hope in quieting the mind

– And other topics…

Ethan Kross is an experimental psychologist, neuroscientist, and writer. He specializes in emotion and regulation, he is a professor of psychology and management at the University of Michigan. He is the founder and director of the University of Michigan’s Emotion & Self-Control Laboratory.  

Ethan is one of the foremost experts on emotion and regulation and has been interviewed about his research on news programs such as CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His research has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Science.

Ethan is the author of the bestseller Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It. Ethan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and later earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. 

Nir Eyal is an author, public speaker, consultant, and investor. Nir is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

Nir is an expert in behavioral engineering and has lectured at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. Nir also works as a consultant helping companies build engaging products and services. His writing appears in publications including the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Nir received his BA from Emory University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Resources Mentioned:

Chatter by Ethan Kross: https://www.ethankross.com/chatter/ 

Hooked by Nir Eyal: https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-How-Build-Habit-Forming-Products/dp/1591847788 

Indistractable by Nir Eyal: https://www.amazon.com/Indistractable-Control-Your-Attention-Choose/dp/194883653X/ 

#122 Harness Your Internal Chatter with Ethan Kross: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/122-harness-your-internal-chatter-with-ethan-kross/ 

#34: How To Be Indistractable with Nir Eyal: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/34-how-to-be-indistractable-with-nir-eyal/ 

FULL CLUBHOUSE EPISODE: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/yaplive-focus-is-the-new-productivity-with-nir-eyal-and-ethan-kross-on-clubhouse/ 

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