482: Cal Newport | So Good They Can't Ignore You

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Cal Newport (@calnewport) shows us how to cultivate meaningful and successful working lives while debunking the "follow your passion" advice that lesser professors peddle to the masses.

The Cheat Sheet:
  • Why is "follow your passion" bad advice -- and what are some better alternatives?
  • The traits that make work great are rare and valuable -- so you need rare and valuable skills (career capital) in the workplace.
  • How does cognitive residue significantly reduce our cognitive capacity (and how can we lessen its impact in our modern world of countless distractions)?
  • Understand the difference between a craftsman mindset and a passion mindset -- and which will serve you better.
  • Working right trumps finding the right work.
  • And so much more...

Show notes at http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/cal-newport-so-good-they-cant-ignore-you-episode-482/

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