Eliminating external distractions


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Eliminating external distractions

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 s...

Eliminating external distractions
Video duration: 5m 24s 45m 40s Intermediate Updated Jan 03, 2013

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