If you're anything like me, there never seems to be enough time in the day. When looking back, you know you were busy but what did you actually get done?!
My guest today, Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, makes the case that most of us are participating in what he calls "shallow work," which is why most of us are busy but not productive. We talk about the power of going deep in your work, why you should be approaching your work like a craftsman, and how to to live a more efficient, productive, and satisfying life.
Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.
In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. This is what he is going to be talking with us about today.
His most recent book, Deep Work, Cal argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive.
Cal Newport is also the author of three other books of unconventional advice for students: How to be a High School Superstar, How to be a Straight A Student, and How to Win at College. The How To student series has sold over well over 150,000 copies since its inception, and Newport has been invited to speak on these topics at some of the country’s top universities, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Georgetown and Duke.
Today he is here to talk about how to be more productive and efficient, and why incorporating the DEEP LIFE is paramount to your success.
Our life is a series of choices. Every single day we have the opportunity to choose the course of our life or let it be dictated by other's choices.
When you learn how to make more of your own choices each and every day , you gain the power it takes to be successful.
One of our primary responsibilities as men is to protect those we care about. Whether it's your family, your co-workers, or the citizens of your community, you may face a situation in which you will be called upon to keep people alive. Will you be ready.
My guest today, retired Navy SEAL, Clint Emerson teaches us how to handle emergency threats, what it means to be a violent nomad, and how we can become proficient at the deadly skills we may be forced to use.
Clint Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL and spent twenty years conducting special ops all over the world while attached to several SEAL Teams - including the elite, SEAL Team SIX as well as the National Security Agency (NSA).
Utilizing an array of practical skills he developed to protect himself while at home and abroad, he created Violent Nomad—a personal, non-kinetic capture/kill program cataloguing the skills necessary to defend against any predator or crisis.
On top of that, Clint owns and operates Escape the Wolf where he words with organizations to mitigate threats, decrease exposure to crisis, and increase survivability in crisis situations.
Clint is now a best-selling author of the book, 100 Deadly Skills and his soon to be released second book, 100 Deadly Skills, Survivor Edition.
Today I talk about one of the most damaging factors in your quest for success: excuses.
I'll share with you why we create excuses, why they'll kill you're chances of success, and how to eliminate them from your life.
We all know the mind to be the most powerful computing system known to man but do we really know how to tap into it?
My guest today sheds light on this amazing tool at our disposal, how we can tap into our subconscious, increase our focus, reduce overwhelm, and learn how to be fully present for every moment in our lives.
Without confidence, we WILL NOT live up to our full potential. And, the reason that we won’t live up to our full potential is because, without confidence, we will not do the things done - to the measure they need to be done - to have success in our lives.
Today I interview one of the baddest men on the planet, Retired Navy SEAL Commander, Jocko Willink.
We talk about his new book Extreme Ownership, lessons learned from war, leading men, and how to eliminate excuses and take charge of your life.
"Extreme ownership is an attitude of not making excuses for anything."
This week on your Friday Field Notes, I talk about a man's primary responsibility: Protect, Provide, and Preside
Approaching anattractive woman. Some of us cringe at the thought of having to putourselves out there like that. But my guest today, and the veryfirst woman to join us on the Order of Man Podcast shares with ushow we can approach women naturally by being more ofourselves.
She’s also going toshare some of her insider secrets, what women are truly looking forin a man, and how you can be comfortable around the oppositesex.