One of the most important time-management skills that we can work on and hope to master is blocking out time. The world is filled with tons of distractions, and all of them are stealing away our productivity. Blocking out even small increments of 30 minutes to focus on a single task can make a world of difference. Give a listen and start the week off right. Check out the website for more content www.bcbousa.com
One of the most important time-management skills that we can work on and hope to master is the blocking of time. The world is moving at a very fast pace. There are hundreds of potential distractions throughout the day from emails, phone calls, text messages, etc. and all of them are stealing away our productivity.
With so much going on for most people, it is easy to scale back your focus and “skim” emails or half listen to conversations because you are so focused on the dozens of things you need to accomplish. Behavior like that can lead to diminished results which over time can have big consequences. Small mistakes add up and before you know you can have unhappy customers, employees, lower sales, lower profit, etc. Blocking out time can help prevent that.
Blocking out time in even small increments like 30 minutes will have an impact on your productivity. For example, block out 30 minutes to work on that estimate that you need to prepare for your client. Turn off email notifications, put your phone on silent mode, close your office door, and just focus on the estimate. You will be surprised how productive you can be without all the distractions and interruptions.
Dan has started implementing this in his daily routine with great success. Blocking out time, and then leaving small gaps between blocks to catch up on emails, phone calls, etc. has greatly improved not only his productivity, but also his overall well-being. It is a great feeling to focus on something, complete it, and know you gave your best effort to it. It is energizing and can carry you through the day.
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