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A distraction is anything that is competing for your attention and unrelated to the work you're doing at the moment.
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It might be tempting to think you need a social media footprint to build your brand. However, as Oprah Winfrey stated, "The brand comes from the work you do."
First, break down how you spend your day from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep. Use an app to track your time.
The structure of most working environments punishes people for efficiency and rewards them for looking busy. We need to shift our focus from the number of hours spent on something to the quality generated.
To make a 3-hour workday feasible, design the right environment to make it possible.
Knowledge workers aren't factory workers. There is no direct correlation between how much time they spend on the job and their output.
If you've spent the last few years clicking and updating your social media, don't expect that you'll be able to focus with unbroken concentration for an hour. You will need to use interval training to increase your attention span.
Workflow is a step-by-step break down of the process you use to complete any of your work. Any part of your workflow where data is collected can be automated. For every workflow, ask yourself 3 questions:
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