096 | Drift | Dominick Q

Dominick Quartuccio defines life ‘drift’, advises Brad & Jonathan on how to take inventory of their habits, and evaluates the role technology plays in helping or hindering progress toward our goals.

  • Best place to start is Episode 33
  • What is “drift”?
  • Who is Napoleon Hill, and how did it impact Dominick?
  • How in control of your life are you really?
  • How does Dominick evaluate his own habits to evaluate which habits need to be adjusted?
  • How can you be busy and lazy at the same time?
  • The hustle and the grind are always a part of getting started, but it shouldn’t last forever.
  • How can someone start to evaluate their habits?
    • Where are you resentful?
    • Where are you acting out of obligation?
  • How does someone actually inventory this?
  • Why is technology one of the biggest causes of drift?
  • What is the antidote to drift?
  • Define what role we want technology to play in your life. Is it actually serving that role, or sabotaging it?
  • How does technology addiction impact our lives?
  • What can we do, and can we realize when this is happening to us?
  • First step is understanding how much time you’re spending on your phone doing what activities.
  • How can someone overcome the rush that comes from receiving notifications from the phone?
  • How important are the first hour and last hour of the day?
  • What is the first hour of Dom’s day committed to?
  • How does being in the ‘optimal state’ help Dom accomplish the things he wants to accomplish in his life?
  • What does Dom include in the last hour of his day?
  • Prepare yourself the night before for what tomorrow will look like.
  • The more decisions you have to make in the morning, the more likely you are to slide into drift.



Think and Grow Rich

Outwitting the Devil

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World


4 Replies to “096 | Drift | Dominick Q”

  1. This was damn good, especially the section about phones. I’ve posted my dislike for smartphone-culture and also did a review of the book “Irresistible”. It scares me what these things are doing to our brains. To me, being in nature and out of cell-range is the best elixir. It’s cleansing.

  2. This episode went way beyond personal finance, and in this case, we are better off for it.

    I went on a cruise this past spring and had no internet access when we were out at sea. Somehow, I managed to survive.

  3. This episode made me literally to sit up and take notice of how i have let my life drift into this funk of just existing. I will listen to this a few more times as i think there are so many tips i need to take time to let them sink. Thank you so much. All the way from Lesotho

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