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Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 274: The Deep Life Stack v2.0

Nov 13, 2023
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Cal Newport unveils his new and improved Deep Life Stack 2.0, emphasizing the importance of deep work, developing soft skills, and shutting down work effectively. A case study explores slow productivity while building a house. The podcast also discusses sponsorships and book recommendations, and contrasts courage culture with a realistic approach to success.
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Quick takeaways

  • Incorporate a shutdown ritual at the end of the day to reflect on progress and create temporary checkpoints for longer-term tasks without clean stopping points.
  • Use a time block planner to prioritize and plan daily activities, reducing intrusive thoughts and distractions.

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Dealing with Unclean Shutdowns

When working on longer term tasks that don't have clean checkpoints, incorporate a shutdown ritual at the end of the day to reflect on the progress made, identify any next steps or solutions to problems, and create temporary checkpoints for the next day.

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