One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results. — I’ve coached hundreds of sales leaders and sales people as they share their laptop screens with me.
To the person, they have email notifications enabled in Outlook that constantly pop-up or ping a sound, thus interrupting their train of thought and productivity.
Uninterrupted time to think, develop, consider, create and prepare (some people call it “doing Deep Work”) produces better results in less time.
There are many books, blogs, podcasts and other bodies of work on this topic of “ Deep Work “. Take this small but impactful step toward productivity by turning off email notifications in Outlook and your smart phone. More on this topic in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get started with this Finding Your Focus Through “Deep Work”.