Josh Evilsizor
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Ep. 240: Disciplined Laziness

Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Autonomy as an outcome of a productivity focused life (vice optimization)

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Productivity frameworks can lead to autonomy in work life with various goals. Firstly, one can aim to successfully juggle multiple hard but important tasks. Secondly, one can focus on a single hard but important task. Thirdly, one can aim to minimize work while maintaining financial stability. Lastly, one can strive for a reasonable balance in work, enjoying the job within normal work hours with some slack for personal needs. These different goals demonstrate the potential of productivity beyond just optimization.

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