Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Eliminating external distractions, part of Enhancing Your Productivity.
I mentioned that switches are the biggest enemy of focus.…These are the things that pull your attention away from your most valuable…activities into a least valuable activity.…Let's look at the external switches or distractions.…These are the things from outside of you that grab your attention and interrupt…you during your day.…I'm going to discuss five of the most common switches in today's workplace and…I'll give you five switchbusters to combat them.…A switchbuster is something that helps to reduce or even eliminate the switch.…
Let's talk about the first switch;…beeps, buzzes and flashes.…These are anything digital or electronic that's clamoring for your attention.…It can be a voicemail notification, a text message, a ringing phone, or a flashing…screen letting you know that an email message came in.…All of these digital distractions can rob you of your focus,…pull you away from your most valuable activities and cause you to lose…large amounts of time.…The first switchbuster is to, turn off these notifications.…
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- Discovering your most valuable activities
- Focusing by offloading tasks that weigh you down
- Enhancing productivity around the office
- Eliminating distractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie.