Ep. 23: Email Saunas, Preaching Depth, and Rooted Productivity | DEEP QUESTIONS

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In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about the puzzling connection between email and saunas, the best way to preach depth to your team, and the under-appreciated power of rooted productivity, among many other topics. I also take some time to answer an Audio Question of the Day.
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Here’s the full list of topics tackled in today’s episode along with the timestamps:
WORK QUESTIONS
* Email saunas and the struggle for depth [6:08]
* Saying "no" when new to a job [10:24]
* Dealing with unexpected free time [14:57]
* Should I become a professor? [17:55]
* Getting others to buy in on Deep Work [25:12]
* Find time for hard thinking in a job that focuses on soft skills [27:07]
AUDIO QUESTION OF THE DAY [31:51]
TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS
* Effective reading [36:58]
* Being productive in an organization that embraces Outlook [40:26]
* Using entertainment-only devices [44:19]
DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
* Exercise routines for focus [46:48]
* Keeping track of your productivity habits [53:10]
* Feeling stuck at home during the pandemic [59:56]
Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

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