SSB 5/9/21: Can 18 minutes actually make you more productive?


Can 18 minutes actually make you more productive?

18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. , master the distraction, and do the right things).

“With all of our technology it’s too easy to get distracted,” he says. “In fact, we generally welcome distractions because they give us a break from work that requires effort and energy,” says Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done.

The secret to effectively managing distractions, as well as your time, is creating a ritual, says Bregman. “It needs to be a process that we follow (no matter what happens) and that keeps us focused on our priorities throughout the day.”

Step 1: Plan (5 minutes)
Before starting your day or checking your e-mail, sit down with a blank sheet of paper and write down the tasks that will make that workday successful. Then take your calendar and schedule those things at certain times, Bregman recommends. I do this the night before just so I am ready to go in the morning.

Step 2: Refocus (one minute every business hour)
Set an alarm on your cell phone or computer to go off every hour during your workday. When it kicks in, ask yourself if you used the last hour productively. Bregman says this ritual will help get you back on the right track when you got distracted or separated from him.

Step 3: Review (5 minutes)
At the end of your day, review what worked, what you put the most focus on, and when you got distracted. “Did you get what you wanted to get?” says Bregman. “If not, what can you do better tomorrow?”

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This week…

Lots of special days this week with Cinco de Mayo, National Beverage DayNational Nurses Day, and World Hand Hygiene Day. We completely missed- May the 4th be with you (celebrating Star Wars).

The SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global campaign, launched in 2009 and celebrated annually on 5 May (World Hand Hygiene Day) aims to maintain global promotion, visibility, and sustainability of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together in support of hand hygiene improvement around the world

All of that and what does Corona beer have to do with some of those celebrations?

Have a great day and an even better sales week and Stay Safe!

Scott Jarden

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