Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport | The Vanguard Book Club for Personal Development

Date 2024-08-21-2024-08-21
Location91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD

Do you ever feel like your digital devices have taken over your life? It’s one thing to tell yourself ‘just put the bloody phone/tablet/etc. down’ but it’s another thing to actually do it in a way that fits into your real life. So, let’s talk about the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of living a life less dependent on our digital devices, shall we? Yes!
Join us in August to discuss Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport!

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[Note: As usual, when we discuss books about focus/productivity/habits, etc., I’m particularly interested in perspectives from neurodivergent folks, as these books aren’t typically inclusive of us.]

Message me to attend in person, as space is limited! Otherwise, join us on Zoom 🙂

This meeting will be facilitated by a full-time Life Coach (yours truly) and former university educator with over a decade of international experience in facilitating discussions across groups from various cultural backgrounds and beliefs. We value inclusivity 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🖤💛❤️✊🏽 and insist on respectful discussion. We are not a ‘positive vibes only’ crew. We invite you to bring your WHOLE self to the discussion! Wanna suss me out ahead of time to see if we’ll ‘gel’? Then feel free to have a snoop here ☺:

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From the book jacket:
‘Newport is the Marie Kondo of technology’ – Ezra Klein

Has the urge to pick up your phone become a constant nervous twitch? Do you feel like your concentration has been dulled by non-stop scrolling? Are you regularly interrupted by notifications, bleeps and alarms? Our addiction to technology is leaving us exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this timely book, Professor Cal Newport shows us how to pare back digital distractions and live better with less technology. He introduces us to digital minimalists — the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively documenting everything they eat — and reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world.

By following a thirty-day ‘digital declutter’ process, you’ll learn to rethink your relationship with social media, prioritize meaningful conversations over low-quality text chains and rediscover the pleasures of the offline world.

At this meetup, we will discuss Newport’s insights on decluttering our digital lives as well as our own relationships with online communication. Love the book? Hate the book? No time to read the book? You’re all welcome!

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Kindest regards,

Leslie Crudup Villagarcia
-Your No-Nonsense Life Coach-

Time/Date: Wednesday, 21 August – 6-8pm (doors open from 5:30)
Location: 91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD.
On-street parking*
Close to public transport
(5 min. walk from Teneriffe ferry; Closest buses – 393 & 470)
Tea/coffee facilities
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Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

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