Quite possibly the greatest distraction that mankind has ever created is EMAIL! You are sitting at you desk ready to complete the proposal that needs to be delivered this afternoon, and up pops a notification that Don has sent you an email of a joke that you have seen three times, but it is so funny that you have to read it again!
Poof distraction, and before you know it you have lost 30 minutes, checking and responding to emails.
It doesn’t have to be that way, turn off the pop up notifications and chimes on your PC email client, your smart phone and take back your day.
Try checking and replying to email three times a day 10 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM and get more accomplished!
How much more could you get completed if you came in to work and spent the first few hours of the day working on something that YOU need to get done, instead of starting right in on answering emails, and getting pulled in other directions?
Some people may feel your aren’t answering quickly enough, but they will then learn that if it is important they should call you. Email was never intended to be used as a way to hold a conversation, that is what phones and face-to-face meetings are for.
I was you success!