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    • New approach to finding fulfilling workFocus on developing skills and gaining control over careers, which can lead to the cultivation of passion for work over time. Consider natural inclinations and advantages when choosing a career path.

      Learning from this conversation between the host and Cal Newport is that following your passion as a means to find fulfilling work is a relatively new concept and may not be the most effective approach. Instead, Newport suggests that people should focus on developing skills and gaining control over their careers, which can lead to the cultivation of passion for their work over time. He also emphasizes the importance of considering natural inclinations and advantages when choosing a career path. Newport's book "Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout" explores these ideas further and provides strategies for implementing them in daily life. Overall, the conversation highlights the importance of taking a thoughtful and deliberate approach to career and productivity, rather than relying on outdated or simplistic advice.

    • Cultivating passions and deep workFocus on putting in effort to cultivate chosen passions and minimize project overhead for deep work rather than finding the perfect passion or career.

      It's essential to lower the threshold for discovering your passions and focusing on deep work, rather than fixating on finding the one "perfect" passion or career. Cal Newport, the author of "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and "Deep Work," emphasizes that the hard part is not in finding potential passions but in putting in the effort to cultivate them once chosen. He encourages a more flexible approach to career choices and productivity, emphasizing the importance of recognizing deep work and minimizing project overhead to make room for focused, productive time. Newport's goal was to spread the concept of deep work, which has since become a widely used term, and his books have helped many people prioritize their time and energy for meaningful, focused work.

    • Time-blocking or batchingFocusing on one project at a time instead of multitasking can help minimize administrative overhead and improve focus, leading to increased productivity

      Productivity is not about doing multiple things at once, but rather focusing on one thing at a time in series rather than parallel. This approach, also known as time-blocking or batching, can help minimize administrative overhead and improve focus. The speaker shared his personal experience of trying to write a book while also managing YouTube videos and a business, which led him to realize that trying to do everything at once is not effective. Instead, he found success by intensely focusing on one project at a time and then moving on to the next. He also advised limiting the number of active projects to avoid being overwhelmed. This strategy can be particularly helpful for those with a lot of work and deadlines, as it allows them to prioritize and manage their time more effectively.

    • Consistency in content creationBeing diligent, consistent, and willing to adjust and learn from feedback are key to success in content creation, regardless of the amount of preparation.

      Consistency in creating content, whether it's for YouTube or any other platform, is crucial for success. However, the process and the amount of time spent on preparation can vary greatly depending on individual circumstances and the nature of the content. Ollie, for instance, finds joy in the same-day prep for his YouTube videos and has evolved his process over time to figure out what works best for him. The key point is that activity, regardless of the amount of preparation, can lead to successful results. There's no guaranteed formula for creating viral content, and sometimes, zero prep can result in high viewership. Ultimately, the key to success lies in being diligent, consistent, and willing to adjust and learn from feedback. As Steve Martin famously said, "Be so good they can't ignore you." This means putting in the time and effort to master your craft, while also being able to adapt and grow with the changing landscape of your industry.

    • Creative Projects' Time CommitmentThe time commitment for creative projects varies greatly, from a few hours for a YouTube video to up to 50 hours for outlining ideas for a book. Embracing productivity and considering what makes the project enjoyable can lead to effective and efficient output.

      The time and effort required for different creative projects varies greatly. A week or two may be needed for a new project like a book, while a YouTube video can be created in half a day due to the lack of pre-existing materials to load up. The idea creation process for a book can take a significant amount of time, with up to 50 hours spent on outlining ideas before writing a single word. To make writing more enjoyable, considering what the project would look like if it were fun can be helpful. Morgan Housel's "The Psychology of Money" is an example of a successful book with self-contained ideas, much like YouTube videos. Embracing productivity, even if it's not a popular term, can lead to effective and efficient creative output. However, some may criticize the term due to its association with capitalist narratives. To make writing enjoyable, try asking yourself what would make the project fun and engaging for you.

    • Persistence and PassionEven if you didn't initially enjoy or excel at something, persistence and passion can lead to success and the development of a newfound love for it.

      Passion and persistence can lead to success in any field, even if it's something you didn't initially enjoy or excel at. The speaker in this conversation, for instance, had always wanted to be a writer, but when she went to college, she decided against it. Instead, she tried to become a rower, but due to a heart condition, she had to give it up. With no other options, she turned to writing, and over time, she came to love it and even found professional success. The story of her journey illustrates the importance of sticking with something, even when it's challenging, and how passion can develop over time. Additionally, the speaker's approach to productivity, as outlined in his book, involves looking to the past and learning from traditional knowledge workers who had a lot of flexibility and autonomy. By identifying the principles that helped them be productive, the speaker offers insights that can be applied to modern work.

    • Simplifying workloadSimplifying workload by setting quotas, buying time to evaluate, and making workload transparent can help manage stress and prioritize effectively.

      Sometimes in order to make significant progress on important projects or goals, we need to do less and simplify our workload. This can be applied to various aspects of life, including knowledge work. The story of Jane Austen illustrates this principle well. She was unable to write due to her busy life until she and her family simplified things by moving into a cottage and reducing their active life. As a result, she was able to write five of her famous books in just two years. For those with corporate jobs, it may not be possible to just drop projects, but there are strategies to manage workload effectively. One such strategy is to never give a hard yes or no in the room. Instead, buy some time to evaluate the workload and prioritize. Another strategy is to set quotas for certain tasks and only commit to a certain number per time period. Scheduling time for commitments on a calendar and making workload transparent to your boss can also help manage stress and prioritize effectively. In essence, by simplifying our workload and being transparent about our work, we can take stress away from ourselves and our bosses, allowing us to focus on what truly matters.

    • Time management and focusEffective time management and focus can help you accomplish more than you think, but it's important to recognize when to delegate or 'wall off' tasks to maintain focus and reduce stress.

      Being organized, focused, and effective in managing your time and commitments can help you get away with more than you think. This can be particularly important in academic and professional contexts where there are quotas and deadlines to meet. However, it's also essential to recognize when it's necessary to "wall off" certain things or delegate tasks to maintain focus and reduce stress. For academics, this might mean setting quotas for peer reviews and limiting direct communication with readers. Summers can be an excellent opportunity to take a break from administrative work and focus on deep work, but it's crucial to be mindful of commitments and prioritize accordingly. Overall, being intentional about how you spend your time and energy can help you be more productive and effective in your work.

    • Personal BalanceMaintaining a flexible schedule and embracing 'good clutter' in personal life can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling existence, prioritizing relationships, emotional support, and personal growth over professional productivity.

      Maintaining a flexible schedule and embracing "good clutter" in personal life can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling existence. The speaker emphasizes the importance of prioritizing relationships, emotional support, and personal growth over professional productivity, especially when raising a family. He suggests that a productive life is not measured by how stressed one gets by distractions but by the ability to handle them without disrupting overall peace and focus. The speaker also shares his personal experience of shifting from a mindset of constant productivity to one of sustainable hard work and allowing himself time for leisure and relaxation. This shift has allowed him to approach work with renewed energy and creativity, ultimately leading to greater success.

    • Defining ProductivityClarify the definition of productivity with specific modifiers to align with personal goals and choose methods that resonate with values and lifestyle.

      Productivity is a subjective concept with various definitions, and it's essential to clarify what productivity means to us before implementing techniques or philosophies. Cal Newport emphasizes the importance of defining productivity with specific modifiers, such as "feel-good," "slow," or "fast," to avoid confusion and determine if the current definition aligns with our goals. Ultimately, productivity is not a one-size-fits-all concept, and it's up to each individual to define and pursue their unique approach. So, before embarking on a productivity journey, take the time to clarify your definition and choose methods that resonate with your values and lifestyle.

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    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

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    (30:20) Masculine vs feminine energy

    (37:40) Boundaries 

    (46:00) Parents vs partner

    (1:00:17) Duty and obligation to parents

    (1:11:40) Putting my needs first

    (1:23:30) Being responsible for someone else’s feelings

    (1:28:00) About finding love 


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    The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life - David Brooks

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    A Brutally Honest Conversation With My CEO Coach - Eric Partaker

    A Brutally Honest Conversation With My CEO Coach - Eric Partaker

    Sponsored by YNAB - visit http://www.ynab.com/abdaal.

    Sponsored by Trading 212 - download the Trading 212 app https://trading212.com/promocodes/ALI and use the promo code "ALI" after signing up and depositing to receive a random free share worth up to £100. This is not financial advice. Investments can fall and rise. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Other fees may apply*. Capital is at risk.

    I’ve built a brand new community for like-minded people called Productivity Lab. We’ll have online classes, workshops, and coaching to help you double your productivity. You can find out more here 👉 https://eu1.hubs.ly/H08xJmS0

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    Today’s episode is a little different as I take you along with me for my unfiltered coaching session with Eric Partaker. Eric is an entrepreneur, author, and CEO Coach, named "CEO of the Year" at the 2019 Business Excellence Forum. Over the last 20 years, he has advised Fortune 50 CEOs, founded several companies and helped build Skype’s multi-billion dollar success story.

    In this session, we discuss whether or not I should kill “our golden goose”, what my goals are moving forward and what challenges we are facing as a business. I hope you enjoy!

    (00:20) The beginning of a coaching session
    (06:48) Should I kill my golden goose?
    (12:38) Our value ladder
    (24:20) The “Apple” approach
    (32:15) Our goal
    (37:43) Implementing new ideas
    (46:05) Our current challenge
    (55:00) Metrics

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    📚 RESOURCES MENTIONED
    The 3 Alarms

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    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor

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    $25m CEO Coaches me on How to Grow our Business - Ravi Abuvala: Scaling with Systems

    $25m CEO Coaches me on How to Grow our Business - Ravi Abuvala: Scaling with Systems

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    I’ve built a brand new community for like-minded people called Productivity Lab. We’ll have online classes, workshops, and coaching to help you double your productivity. You can find out more here 👉 https://eu1.hubs.ly/H08rxK80

    Check Out My New York Times Bestselling Book Feel-Good Productivity! 👉
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    Ravi Abuala is known as the "systems guy". He has built a remote eight-figure portfolio of companies, works with over 2,000 entrepreneurs directly, and leverages systems to maximise every aspect of his life.
    In this episode, we discuss his journey from leaving law school to starting his first Social Media Management agency, and how his revenue has evolved over the years. I also tap into his expertise to talk about our new Productivity Lab, what to look for when making a hire and so much more.
    Enjoy the episode!

    (00:00) Who is Ravi Abuala
    (07:54) Starting a social media marketing agency
    (10:28) Scaling systems
    (19:13) Ravi’s revenue trajectory
    (23:40) The future of SaaS
    (30:05) About membership sites
    (40:03) Leveraging time
    (50:03) About hiring

    🔗 CONNECT WITH RAVI
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    📚 RESOURCES MENTIONED
    The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k - Mark Manson

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    Visit the website for the transcript and highlights from the conversation - https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/

    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. 

    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor 

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    BONUS EPISODE: The Ultimate Productivity Booster (Chapter 9 Feel-Good Productivity)

    BONUS EPISODE: The Ultimate Productivity Booster (Chapter 9 Feel-Good Productivity)

    This is an exclusive excerpt from my New York Times bestselling book, Feel-Good Productivity! This final excerpt from chapter 9 of the book is about how doing what matters to you is the ultimate energiser and productivity booster and how you can find what matters to you.

    I explore the science of motivation, and how in addition to intrinsic motivation, there are 3 forms of extrinsic motivation that move us. 

    It’s widely known that when we’re intrinsically motivated to do something we’re more effective and energised in doing it, and extrinsic rewards can make us less motivated to do something for its own sake. Well, that has been proven to not be exactly the case.


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    🎙 ABOUT THE PODCAST


    Deep Dive is the podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.


    Want to start your own podcast? We use Transistor! https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor


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