To do deep work, you have to practice working deeply, and set yourself up so that the shallows beckon less (and are harder to resort to).
One of our top four episodes. When writing gets hard, our instinct is to flip over that phone, answer some emails, maybe churn through a few insta-reward tasks like creating podcast images or rearranging blog posts. But while those things might be work, they’re not our core work. In this episode, we talk techniques from writers like Cal Newport, Gretchen Rubin and Laura Vanderkam for finding our most important goals and the work that advances them, then minimizing the amount of time we have to spend on everything else (not to mention the amount of temptation that “everything else” presents.) New inspiration and tips for digging in and muscling through.