Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Since 2003, Nir Eyal has founded two tech companies and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

In addition to blogging at, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business ReviewTechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "Real success is being happy for the success of others."

In today's episode with Nir Eyal we will discuss:

  • His newest book titled Indistractable
  • Serve those around you before yourself
  • Forming good habits
  • Using new understandings of psychology to form good habits
  • The problem of "distraction"
  • Defining "distraction" and "traction"
  • Distraction is merely your desire to escape discomfort
  • Myths about will power
  • Reactive work vs. reflective work
  • The importance of reflecting on what you are doing day by day
  • Focus and mental health- the greater your mental health the greater your ability to be indistractable. 
  • Email management

Today's sponsor:

Foodager and Bevager have reinvented hospitality management. With these tools, you'll lower your food cost by up to 5% on your kitchen inventory and lower your pour cost by up to 10% on your bar purchasing. Don't forget the 30 hours of labor you'll save each month. Additionally, Bevager and Foodager integrate with countless POS and accounting software. To learn more head to or

Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country — they were even named best online payroll by PCMag. And as a listener, you’ll get three months free when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at

Contact info: to get more from Nir Eyal to order the book

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Nir Eyal for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: 683_Nir_Eyal_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT