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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."

Quitting social media for 30 days can increase your productivity. Interleaving social media with your work shifts your attention and prevents deep work, flow states, and creative breakthroughs.

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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:

A distraction is anything that is competing for your attention and unrelated to the work you're doing at the moment.

We don't change the world by looking at emails. It only diverts our attention. We usually spend  3-5 hours a day on email.

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