We all multitask without being aware of it. Every day, countless messages compete for our attention and time. Too often, we give in to these interruptions, which puts us in what I call ‘respond mode.’ In this state of mind, you keep responding to every message you receive. Unless you work in customer service, this harms your productivity. Messages from friends, colleagues, Facebook, Email, News apps, and countless other messages try to fight for your attention. It seems almost impossible to write an email without being interrupted by a WhatsApp message, a colleague who is asking for something, or a phone call.
< 1 “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” Viktor E. Frankl When I had a job I didn’t like I was bored all the time. The only thing I did was getting ready for work, resting from a […]
2 min read In ancient times, the rules of nature were easy. If you didn’t compete for food, shelter or women, you would die. We still compete for those things, but the competition actually makes us weaker. When we compete, two negative things can happen. We start imitating […]
4 min read We believe that we always have to say yes to opportunities. We fear that saying no leads us to miss out on money, fun, and other experiences. But by always saying yes, we don’t value our time. Blindly we say yes to everything that comes […]