The Indie Hackers Podcast September 13, 2019

Becoming Indistractable as a Founder with Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked

Episode #117

Being an indie hacker is the ultimate responsibility: If you don't get things done, nobody else will. It's up to you consistently execute well, day after day. But how exactly you do that? Nir Eyal (@nireyal) joined me on the podcast to answer that exact question. After years of research into what separates those of us who execute on what we commit to doing vs those of us who get distracted or lose motivation, he's broken down his findings into a process any founder can use to become "indistractable."

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    Well, I have been convinced to buy the book.

    I cannot think of any topic with more importance for solo entrepreneurs than this one.

    Great episode, by the way.

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    This was an amazing episode and I really needed it. Thanks so much for this episode! ❤️

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    I really enjoyed this episode! Thank you @csallen and Nir Eyal!!

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    What a revelation to listen to this episode! I've been working recently on myself to improve at doing the things I want to do and reject distractions. Nir has organized a lot of my thoughts on the topic and pointed my efforts in the right direction. Thank you @csallen for making this interview!

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    I hope @csallen has Cal Newport on to represent his opinion after all this!

    FWIW, I've found Nir's books to be good, but Cal's to be absolutely outstanding, particularly So Good They Can't Ignore You and Deep Work.

    Another recommendation for anyone who enjoyed Hooked and is looking for a more comprehensive framework for gamification and motivation is Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges and Leaderboards, by Yukai Chou.