HOW TO CRUSH 7 LITTLE THINGS THAT ARE RUINING YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

CareyNieuwhof.com | 3/7/2018 | Staff
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Ever notice your day seems to vaporize and you wonder what happened to all your best intentions?

You’re ready to leave work but you barely even dented your to-do list. As a result, you’re going to have to try to justify squeezing an hour of work in once you get home, or just get up at a ridiculous hour tomorrow to try again.

Pattern

Not only is that pattern unsustainable, it’s mysterious. You try not to have it happen again, but it does anyway.

So…what causes that?

Root - Patterns - Behaviors

At the root of it is likely repeated patterns and behaviors.

There’s also another problem more leaders struggle with than ever before, and that’s distraction.

Post - Mind - Technology - Fan - Luddite

As I indicated recently in this post, I’m changing my mind about technology. I used to be a raving fan. Now I’m much more circumspect. To be fair, I’m not a luddite. I have all the latest devices. But I’m using them radically differently than a few years ago.

As research and experiments have shown, workers get interrupted as often as every 11 minutes during the workday, and it takes 25 minutes to refocus after each interruption. The math doesn’t even exactly add up, but you get the point. That’s why it feels impossible to get anything done.

Meantime - Things - Productivity

But in the meantime, here are 7 little things that massively stifle your productivity.

Get rid of these distractions today and you’ll have a better tomorrow.

App - World - Relationship - Allow - Push

Every single app in the world starts off its relationship with you by asking “Allow Push Notifications?”

Your automatic answer as a leader should be no. Every single time (except one…I tell you which exception I think you should make below).

Someone - Email - Time - Someone - Comments

You don’t really need to know everytime someone sends you an email. Similarly, it’s useless to be notified every time someone comments on your Instagram.

Why? Well, think of push notifications as someone tapping you on the...
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