The Jordan Harbinger Show

250: Nir Eyal | Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Nir Eyal (@nireyal) is a behavioral designer who helps companies design products that move people, and helps people design their own behavior using the principles of consumer psychology. He is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. This is Nir's second appearance on the show (check out his first time here).

What We Discuss with Nir Eyal:

  • Why time management is quite literally pain management, and the time you plan to waste is not wasted time.
  • How the issues caused by technology today aren't dissimilar to the issues caused by technology that vexed Aristotle and Socrates thousands of years ago.
  • Why you'll probably find the popular advice to try digital detox as a way to rid yourself of technology's influence over your life about as effective as a fad diet.
  • The damage caused by accepting the media's spin on technology as a pervasive addiction over which we have no control, and what we can do to get the best of these tools without letting them get the best of us.
  • How to nurture your child's healthy relationship with technology by empowering them with an understanding of its opportunity costs.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here:

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