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85 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nir Eyal. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nir Eyal, often where they are interviewed.

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85 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nir Eyal. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nir Eyal, often where they are interviewed.

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Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal

Creative Rebels
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Nir Eyal is an author, investor and behavioural scientist. Nir's first book, 'Hooked: how to build habit forming products' was a huge hit in the tech industry. Essentially it was a guide for companies to create emotional triggers around their products so that users would become 'hooked'.

His new book 'Indistractable' is a guide to resist distraction and take some power back over our time that is coveted by companies and advertisers the world over.

Jun 26 2020

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CNLP 347: Nir Eyal on How to Hook People with Your Message or Product and (Also) How to Become Indistractable

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before
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When bestselling author, Nir Eyal, wrote Hooked a few years ago, it took Silicon Valley by storm. In it, Nir explains the principles that companies and leaders can use to ‘hook’ people on...

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Jun 16 2020

1hr 3mins


Nir Eyal: Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails

The Marketing Book Podcast
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Author Nir Eyal returns to The Marketing Book Podcast for a special episode of "Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails."

Previously on The Marketing Book Podcast to discuss his book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, author, lecturer, investor, and behavioral designer Nir Eyal joins the (hopefully) limited time series, Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails to talk about why he and his wife and daughter left New York City to "quarantine" in Singapore, why the pandemic seems to be increasing interest in his book about managing distraction, and other explanations for why we behave the way we do. Cheers!

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May 30 2020



336: Nir Eyal on Becoming Indistractable

The One You Feed
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Nir Eyal is an author whose writing on technology, psychology, and business has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and many other renowned publications. Previously, he taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School. In this episode, Nir and Eric discuss his new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

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In This Interview, Nir Eyal and I discuss Becoming Indistractable and…

  • His book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
  • How what we pay attention to determines our quality of life
  • The importance of being in control of how you spend your time and attention in life
  • When it comes to being distracted, there are the blamers, the shamers, and the claimers
  • That the root cause of distraction is uncomfortable sensations
  • Time management is pain management
  • How you can’t stop emotions but you can respond to them
  • The 4 key steps of becoming indistractable
  • Traction and Dis-traction
  • How anything can become a distraction
  • That you can’t call something a distraction unless you know what you are distracted from
  • The tyranny of the to-do list
  • Deciding with intent when you’re going to do something
  • Timeboxing
  • Mastering our internal triggers: Learning to work with our uncomfortable emotions
  • The 3 reasons we get distracted
  • The antidote to impulsive behavior
  • Using an identity to help us become indistractable

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May 26 2020



#531 - Are we Addicted to Social Media with Nir Eyal

Ben Coomber Radio
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Social media usage is at an all time high, and people say its addictive, but is it? Or are we distracted by it for other reasons? And thus, is procrastination a real or imagined problem? As an expert in behavioural psychology and as someone who has helped tech companies develop such ‘addictive’ apps, I speak to Nir Eyal on the fascinating world of technology, a huge part of our modern lives. We discuss life traction vs distraction, procrastination, time blocking, life systems for better control, if a % of the population are pathologically out of control with such devices and technology, and more. I loved this chat, I know you're gonna love it too!!

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Here is the schedule maker tool Nir mentioned:
A link to a cool distraction guide here:
And Habits vs routines article here:

Otherwise follow Nir @Neyal99

May 21 2020



How To Get Your Focus Back And Stop Procrastinating - Nir Eyal

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
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‘We now need a new toolkit to help us regain that lost focus and the ability to concentrate.’

At this strange time, we can’t deny that there’s LOTS of things causing us anxiety. Surprisingly, a huge percentage of people voted ‘procrastination’ as one of their biggest concerns. In this Mindvalley Podcast, we’re joined by focus and motivation expert Nir Eyal to give you a helping hand towards productivity with some practical tips you can start using right now.

Listen out for:
  • The Time Boxing Technique - Deciding what you’re doing and when you’ll be doing it.
  • How to use The 3 -DDD- Steps to Overcome Distraction - Determine, Decide, Do.
  • The 10 Minute Rule - Surfing whatever your urge may be before giving into temptation.
  • Why To-Do Lists may be killing your productivity and what to do instead.
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Apr 13 2020


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Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Why being truly indistractable isn't really the aim
  • “A mistake repeated more than once is a decision” ― Paulo Coelho
  • Why your goal should be growth, not perfection
  • Why we can't rely on willpower and self control
  • The antidote to impulsiveness
  • How time-boxing your calendar gives you freedom
  • Why we can't blame our phones for our distraction
  • How to stay indistractable when spending time with our kids (even when it's boring!)
  • The power of changing our thinking from 'have too' to 'choose too'
  • The tyranny of the to-do list
  • Being indistractable with ADHD
  • How to keep to a schedule, even when we don't want to
  • Getting started on a task
  • Why accountability is key to staying focused
  • How to turn distraction into laser sharp focus

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Mar 25 2020



Nir Eyal: Why To-Do Lists Are Problematic

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“We need to free ourselves from the tyranny of the to-do list,” says Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable. Eyal joins the guys to teach us a different—and more effective—method for optimizing our input and realizing that we don’t generally control output. We tend to allow distraction to prioritize the urgent at the expense of the important, says Eyal. Instead, he uses something called time-blocking to reframe how we view productivity. Instead of blaming technology, Eyal helps people to identify the roots of chronic distractedness. In the process, he dispels some myths on habits and reminds us that we don’t need to go pro in everything. And he offers his four strategies for beating distraction: mastering internal triggers, making time for traction (more on that in the episode), hacking back external triggers, and preventing distraction with pacts.

(For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

Feb 05 2020



How To Focus And Be Indistractable With Nir Eyal

The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers
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Do you want to focus and get more writing done this year? Do you want to step away from the many distractions online and achieve your creative goals? In today's show, I discuss how to be indistractible with Nir Eyal. In the introduction, I talk about some of the challenges in writing for audio, and […]

Jan 13 2020



How to be Indistractable in a chaotic world with Nir Eyal

Hashtag Authentic - for small businesses, bloggers and online creatives
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Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Developing good habits around tech, and managing existing bad habits
  • Distraction vs traction
  • Forethought vs impulse, and how the two interact
  • How procrastination and distraction interlink
  • Why to do lists are generally unhelpful
  • The magic of 'timeboxing'
  • The importance of translating your values into time
  • Using scheduling for relaxation time as well as work activity, so you don't have to feel guilty
  • The truth about multitasking
  • Why seeking happiness all the time trips us up, and we need to allow discomfort
  • Raising indistractable kids, with healthy habits around technology

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Jan 05 2020