Do You Know How Distracted You Are?

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Do you know how distracted you are?  This guy certainly does!

Meet my friend, Curt Steinhorst, the distraction expert.

Curt and I worked together many years ago booking speakers and celebrities for corporate events.  Now, Curt owns his own business helping speakers and celebrities perfect their speeches, owns his own speakers bureau where you can book any of those people that you wish and he is also an excellent speaker himself.

I have been working with Curt recently to help manage his speaking business and I’m amazed at all that I have learned from him and how much more productive I’ve been the past few weeks. Like, more productive than I’ve been in months, if not years!

I won’t give away all his secrets (not to worry, his website is at the bottom of this post), but there are some amazing tools and techniques out there that can keep us from being so distracted. Curt is so excited about this topic he’s even writing a book about it and thinks it’s the most important issue that organizations face today. With all the iPhones and other technology we have coming at us these days, actual productive work has never been more challenging.

Did you know it takes an average of 23 minutes to get back on task once we have become distracted?  How scary is that?

When you sit down to do a task what all do you have going on?  Do you have music playing in the background, your cell phone on your desk just waiting for the next text to come through, your email, calendar, google, Facebook and other windows open on your computer?  It’s a wonder we ever get anything done at all.

The next time you sit down to do an important task, I’d like to challenge you to see if you can shut off everything else and close out all the other tabs and just focus on that task.  See if you are able to get more done.  You might be surprised!

Until next time, cheers to a more productive next couple of weeks!

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