We all have them, especially in today's day and age. Is multi-tasking, a good idea? NO WAY. Try this test: Count to 26. Say your ABCs. Pretty simple, right? It took me 7.58 seconds to do my ABCs and 11.56 to count to 26. Now put them together. 1A 2B 3C...all the way through. Takes much longer than the accumulated 19.14 seconds. You may argue that you have to think harder, and you would be right. You do have to think harder, just like you have to think harder when you are multitasking. SAME THING!
When you are multi-tasking you are distracted. You may think you are really good at it, however, you are distracted and you are not giving 100% to either thing you are doing. If you would just drop one of the tasks, and focus 100% on one task, you will complete it faster and with more accuracy and focus. Focus being the key work here.
I have learned over the years, that if I have a project due, I need to sit in front of it and work on just that project. If I do this, I can bang it out in no time. If I'm in the office and people start talking to me, or my phone rings, I'm toast. It takes me double the time. I start going down rabbit holes. Just the other day this happened to me. I had a very detailed email I needed to complete. I was asked a question from my assistant, then one of my agents asked me something, it was 30 minutes later when I looked at my computer screen and realized I hadn't even finished my email. DISTRACTIONS!
We have a sign we put on our door that lets other agents in the office know when we are not available. It's a distraction free zone. Just don't knock. Just sayin....
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