We talk a lot on this show about remaining organized in a digital workplace that drowns us with incoming obligations. In this episode, Cal focuses on the key question of how you get *started* toward this goal. What do you do, in other words, on day one of your quest to find depth amidst the shallows. 


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Deep Dive: Getting organized in a distracted world [6:46] 


- How do I get more excited about my work plans? [45:55] 

- How do I get my classmates to get better about time management? [53:59] 

- How should I organize my deep work blocks? [1:00:13] 

- How do I account for contingencies in my quarterly plan? [1:05:11] 

- When does Cal find time to read? [1:05:50] 

- CALL: How to train Deep Focus muscles [1:11:06] 


CASE STUDY: Investing concentrated time [1:17:04] 


The 5 books Cal read in November 2023 [1:24:08] 


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

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