Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 5 hours and 15 minutes
Author Nir Eyal, Julie Li
Narrator Nir Eyal
Audible.ca Release Date August 06 2019
Publisher Audible Studios
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B07SXBJD1H
Best Sellers Rank #342 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#5 in Workplace & Organizational Behaviour
#13 in Workplace Processes & Infrastructure
#35 in Personal Success in Business

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3.0 out of 5 stars A crucial message that's better dealt with elsewhere
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on December 13, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book if you want to reclaim your Focus and Attention
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on October 27, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book if you want to reclaim your Focus and Attention
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on October 27, 2019
This is a great and most importantly practical book which helps you understand why you get distracted and what you can do about it.

In today's world, everyone is using technology in some way or form. The problem people have is that Technology ends up using them. Nir Eyal knows how technology can be used to capture people's attention. His previous book - Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products is still a #1 Best Seller in the Amazon.co.uk Sales and Marketing Research Category even though it was written in 2014. It shows people how they can build habit-forming products and covers some great stuff on user psychology.

Whilst this is great for companies who want people to consume their products, it is not great for the individuals who just can't navigate this world of distraction. Enter, this book which is there to support in building skills that help become indistractable. This becomes and extremely important skill which people need but they haven't quite figured out how to.

This book has a different take and doesn't advocate a digital detox or even mindfulness and meditation. It helps you actually understand the triggers causing your behaviour and provides a very realistic way of being able to set the path to becoming indistractable.

The core of the book discusses the key methods of becoming Indistractable:

- Master INTERNAL Triggers
- Make time for TRACTION
- Hack Back EXTERNAL Triggers
- Prevent DISTRACTION with Pacts

Each chapter is easy to read and really helps you understand the key concepts.

For me, a very powerful concept was actually getting to the root cause of distraction. Sometimes we blame the devices. Nir helps us identify the key differences between Root causes and Proximate causes. This becomes really important to help understand the distraction. It's all about being able to deal with the distraction from within. I found that this book has explained this much better than other books have around this subject.

He goes into concepts such as understanding your values and whether your calendar reflects those values. Turning your values into time becomes really important and you then control the inputs and not the outcomes

There are lots and lots of useful ways to hack external triggers, whether it is work interruptions, email, chat, meetings, phones, computers, online articles or feeds.

There is a whole concept around pacts to prevent distractions.

The book also covers some very useful ways of raising indistractable children. This would also be very powerful for those with children who want to support them in not getting consumed in this world of distraction.

This is a great, practical book that can help support you in building the skill to be indistractable. You can't just become that by reading the book but the hacks and activities it provides will help you map out that journey. It comes with companion online resources like a workbook which asks very powerful questions and helps you embed this learning and thinking.

I highly recommend this book as something that will reclaim your focus and attention and help you navigate this world of distraction.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Given up looking for the answer
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, done in more depth elsewhere
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