705: Be so good they can’t ignore you - the habits of Cal Newport

Steve Martin’s career guidance in his memoir, “Born Standing Up”, is to be so good they can’t ignore you. Ivy league computer science professor Cal Newport took it to heart. So much so that he wrote a best selling book with that title! Cal was my featured guest in show 703 where we discussed his book Deep Work and his latest book, Digital Minimalism. In this episode he shares his habits for success. Cal is one of the more influential personalities of...today’s influencers. Some of what you’ll hear is, Cal is a follower of Michael Pollan and Mark Sisson and primal eating and exercising. He's big into cognitive fitness and the reality that the brain is a muscle that needs to be worked out consistently. He's a fan of multiple streams of income and literally states he never trusts one stream of income. His best career advice, we already covered! He seeks high quality leisure and plays guitar in some bands. All in all, not the picture you might have of a professor of computer science at an Ivy League school. Connect with Cal at calnewport.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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