Digital Minimalism: A Year Later

Last year, Zach and J. recorded an episode discussing Digital Minimalism inspired by the bestselling book of the same name by Cal Newport. After reading that book, both Zach and J. greatly reduced the time they spend on devices. Zach even completely left social media, a move controversial to many authors.

How have the guys fared over the past year as full-time creatives with little to no social media presence, and how has it impacted their day-to-day lives?

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How being off social media has impacted Zach and J.’s author careers
  • How a minimal digital life has impacted their personal lives
  • Why you should consider deleting apps and turning off notifications
  • How to live in the moment and be more present
  • Why cultivating silence and being bored is crucial for creativity
  • How you might be delivering or experiencing FOMO without realizing it

Also in this episode, Zach shares a listener tip for those who like to write outside of the house.

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