Chris Castiglione Chris Castiglione is an educator. He is the co-founder of One Month, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Business School. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world.

I want you to do Deep Work

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Deep work is the title of a Cal Newport book, and
the topic of my latest podcast episode: “Deep Work.

I fight desires all day long.

The five most common things*
that get in the way of doing deep work are:

  1. Eating
  2. Sleeping
  3. Taking a break
  4. Sex
  5. Checking email and social media

* That’s according to a 2012 study on willpower
by Roy F. Baumeister, PhD.

I know people who say
“I worked 8 hours today.”
But how much of that work
is actual productive, focused work?

A year ago, I was in a month-long focus slump
that lasted until I overheard a friend
use the term Deep Work to describe his work.

What is Deep Work?
Professional activities performed in a state of
distraction-free concentration that push your
cognitive capabilities to the limit.

Learn More 
If you want to learn more about Deep Work,
listen to this week’s On Books Podcast episode
in which I discuss highlights and applications
of Cal Newport’s book Deep Work and
its influence on my own work flow.

Listen to Deep Work now on iTunesYouTube or Spotify.

 

Chris Castiglione Chris Castiglione is an educator. He is the co-founder of One Month, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Business School. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world.

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