1 hr 9 min

Ep. 149: How Do I Tame Email‪?‬ Deep Questions with Cal Newport

    • Technology

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.

DEEP DIVE: How do I tame email? [9:51]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS:

- How to accomplish deep work in the context of meeting overload? [29:09]
- What is difference between the productivity funnel and capture/configure/control? [36:06]
- Do you (Cal) have a filing system for emails? [40:18]
- What time blocking granularity is best? [42:53]
- How do you (Cal) manage projects vs tasks on your board system? [44:52]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS:

- How does one get a sense of satisfaction from goals that continue ad infinitum? [50:33]
- How soon after the birth of a child is it realistic to start employing time blocking? [55:29]
- How should one combine having young children and pursuing newfound ambitions? [59:24]
- How should I think about career capital when taking time off to be a stay-at-home parent? [1:03:19]


Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.

DEEP DIVE: How do I tame email? [9:51]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS:

- How to accomplish deep work in the context of meeting overload? [29:09]
- What is difference between the productivity funnel and capture/configure/control? [36:06]
- Do you (Cal) have a filing system for emails? [40:18]
- What time blocking granularity is best? [42:53]
- How do you (Cal) manage projects vs tasks on your board system? [44:52]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS:

- How does one get a sense of satisfaction from goals that continue ad infinitum? [50:33]
- How soon after the birth of a child is it realistic to start employing time blocking? [55:29]
- How should one combine having young children and pursuing newfound ambitions? [59:24]
- How should I think about career capital when taking time off to be a stay-at-home parent? [1:03:19]


Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

1 hr 9 min

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