Did I just say that out loud? Yes, I did. In case you need instructions: Take your index finger and press on the power button and hold… Okay joking aside, this will change your life. Your phone is your biggest distraction (and yes also a great business tool, but I’ll get to that later). Try turning it off for just 40 minutes. That’s all it takes. See how much you get done in that time. To address the expected resistance against this, let me respond now to your anticipated response… “But my phone is my business, I don’t want to lose a sale” and ” my clients need me, I must be available for them”. You won’t lose a sale, you will call them back. You don’t need to be available 24/7 to give great support to clients. Again, call them back when you’re doing all those batched correspondences!
3. Restrict your meetings
Yes, I did it again. Asking you to part ways with technology. I do love technology and it makes our lives more productive and connected…unless it’s taking over your life! Email is the perfect example. Here’s a hard fact: most emails we receive are essentially someone else’s agenda. You don’t want to start the day with some else’s agenda, you want to start with yours. Work on your top 2 goals instead and open email at midday. See how productive you become!
5. Don’t do everything!