Ep. 262: Creativity Hacking

When it comes to generating fantastic ideas – the type that can make your career – you don’t have to passively wait for inspiration to strike. You can, instead, *hack* the creative process to increase the odds of coming up with something great. In this episode, Cal explores one of the more powerful forms of “creativity hacking”: making use of strange locations.Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: bit.ly/3U3sTvoVideo from today’s episode:  youtube.com/calnewportmediaToday’s Deep Question: Why do you work better in strange locations? [3:31]- Does Cal read online articles? [34:35]- Is fitness tracking on my Apple Watch an excuse to stay distracted? [40:09]- Which is better for original thinking: the city or the country? [43:05]- How do I organize the pursuit of deep ideas? [47:19]- Does reading books from unrelated genres help idea generation? [51:57]CAL REACTS: Over stimulation is ruining your life! [59:11]Links:blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2020/02/pre-publish-and-perish.htmlcalnewport.com/on-using-inspiring-locations-to-inspire-deeper-work/youtube.com/watch?v=yYWvUoN4yt8Thanks to our Sponsors:This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/deepquestions and get on your way to being your best selfhensonshaving.com/calblinkist.com/deepladderlife.com/deepThanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

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Cal Newport is a computer science professor and a New York Times bestselling author who writes about the impact of technology on society, and the struggle to work and live deeply in a world increasingly mired in digital distractions. On this podcast, he answers questions from his readers and offers advice about cultivating focus, productivity, and meaning amidst the noise that pervades our lives.