A deep life

Cal Newport’s new book “Deep Work” is just out as of this week. I love Cal’s work and downloaded it the morning it came out on Audible and am looking forward to getting through it in the next two weeks.

deep work,

I don’t expect the book’s insights to surprise me – Cal’s thought process generally resonates with my philosophy and he also shares his thought process via his excellent blog. (My framework for doing work that matters is – focus x intensity x hard work – and the book focuses on the intensity portion.)

That said, I am excited about the book because I expect him to bring together all this learning, help condense it into a thesis and also help me think through actions to increase the percentage of time I spend in deep work mode. More depth = more mindfulness after all.

So, I am looking forward to obsessing about “deep work” in the next 2 weeks. After all, as Cal nicely puts it, “a deep life is a good life.”

Here’s to that.

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  1. I pre-ordered, but didn’t pay for 2-day shipping (not Prime) so I should receive my copy tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it. I watched his webinar (if you pre-ordered). Like you, very self affirming, but looking forward to the book — hoping to make some of his strategies/tactics into systems/habits for myself.

    1. I didn’t get to his webinar. But, I like Cal’s work a lot and like him a lot as a person too.

      I’ll be skype-interviewing him in a couple of weeks – will make sure I share the link when it is ready, etc. :)

      Happy week, Ryan!

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