#38 – Brian Solis — Breaking Free from a Distracted World


    September 16, 2019 

    EPISODE DESCRIPTION

    “In order to find happiness, we just have to allow ourselves to press pause.” — Brian Solis

    Brian shares his story of why he had to take a mindful approach to the use of technology, and gives us tools of how to do it for ourselves to create a life of more content, joy and happiness. We also talk about persuasive design, which is a psychological approach to changing our behaviors to consumer more content, engage more, mindlessly scroll and more.  We talk about the long term affects of these kinds of our behaviors and attention and focus hacks that we can adopt that train our brains to focus for longer period of times.  This is a very important episode to learn ways to reclaim our attention and life in an age where our attention is a currency and competed aggressively for in almost every waking minute.  Enjoy!

    You can find Brian at: Briansolis.com Lifescaling.me

    About Brian: Brian Solis is a world-leading digital anthropologist and futurist who has been called "one of the greatest digital analysts of our time.” Brian just released his most personal effort to date, "Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Life." As someone who’s advised startups and big tech while also studying the impacts of emerging technologies over the last 20 years, he too, was not immune. Lifescale explores the effects of living a digital lifestyle in our work, our personal lives and also on our health and wellness. But, he doesn’t suggest we stop using tech, he helps us take control of how we use social media and our smartphones in more meaningful ways. With a loyal online audience of over 700,000 people online, his work makes him a sought-after thought-leader to leading brands, celebrities such as Oprah, Shaq and Ashton Kutcher and over 1,000 startups around the world.