Dec. 1, 2019

The Mojo Radio Show EP 255: How High Performers Learn To Focus On What Matters - John Zeratsky

The Mojo Radio Show EP 255: How High Performers Learn To Focus On What Matters - John Zeratsky

John Zeratsky, a former designer at YouTube and Google, became obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. He is the bestselling author of Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. He also writes for the Wall Street Journal, TIME, HBR, Wired,...


John Zeratsky, a former designer at YouTube and Google, became obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. He is the bestselling author of Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. He also writes for the Wall Street Journal, TIME, HBR, Wired, Fast Company, and teaches at Harvard. Make time is not about crushing your to-do list, optimising every hour, or maximising personal productivity. It's about creating time for your priorities by rethinking our constant busyness and distraction.   What brings John to Australia and Sydney? What's the best story someone has told John about getting out of the Infinity Pool? Why are we blaming technology for our problems with attention? For many, it's a fear of missing out, FOMO, what's the solution to FOMO? Does John ever catch himself wading in the Infinity Pool and think "Wait, I'm the Make Time guy? John was a self-described nerd at school; what would he say to students at a high school? We should use technology to support connection and not replace it. Are we losing connection? An example of someone who makes time and has the discipline to get out of the Infinity Pool. Is the constant noise around us impacting our ability to focus and, in fact, costing us time? Why does John believe productivity leads to stress? Go faster so we can do more, why that seems to be a false productivity myth. Has John ever been perceived or felt like a perfectionist? Many people seem to lack the willpower to stay the course. What are our limits with willpower? How should we measure the success of time? We all have a to-do list as our default. What's the opposing view to that default? What does John's daily planner look like? Is it paper-based or screen, and what's the breakdown and structure? Is Twitter John's distraction kryptonite?     LINKS   John Zeratsky ohnzeratsky.com   John Zeratsky on Twitter https://twitter.com/jazer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor   Maketime blog https://maketime.blog   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod   The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” 
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