@citycalling recently shared a tweet “You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce.” It’s a great article.
Specifically, I loved this segment. Everybody asks why Adept Word Management doesn’t answer the phone. Transcription requires a lot of concentration. So does business.
Ban “Friendly Interruptions” at All Costs
You’re working on a project. You’re totally in the zone, making lightning-speed progress.
Then, a co-worker swings by. “Just wanted your two cents on this,” he says, handing you a report outline. You look it over and give him your thoughts. It doesn’t take more than 60 seconds for you to chime in. No biggie, right?
Unfortunately, that minor interruption just majorly derailed your focus. It will take an average of 23 minutes for you to get back into the zone of whatever you were doing.
Super-achievers know that interruptions are productivity-killers, so they avoid them at all costs. (There’s a reason why most CEOs have private offices — with doors!)
If you don’t have a door to close, try finding a quiet space where you won’t be nudged, turn off your incoming email notifications for a few hours, or talk to your boss about instituting company-wide “do not disturb” hours a few times a week.
Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-successful-people-do-more-in-a-day-than-others-do-in-a-week-2015-6?r=US&IR=T&utm_content=buffer0feb5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#ixzz3kn5SRd1q