I’m amused with how plugged-into-the-grid many folks are.
They’ve got their iPad, their iPhone, their facebook and twitter account and they can text almost as fast as they can talk.
They are constantly checking emails, constantly commenting on every inane post on facebook, constantly being ripped away from important work as they succumb to their addiction.
And it IS an addiction.
Not only that, many folks are so plugged-in they lose their own identity. Makes me wonder how productive they are. Not very would be my guess. (I once walked out of a five thousand dollar a day consultation because the client refused to put his damn phone away! He was shocked! Annoyed with my reaction. I was flabbergasted with his stupidity and frankly, if he was that stupid, I didn’t want to have him as a client.)
Clients are often amazed how I work without interruption. Many are stunned about how I set my own boundaries. I get questions each week on how I work and how I live.
So here’s a couple of points to clear things up… and then I’ll leave you with a big tip that will not only make you more productive with less effort, but should give your bottom line a boost as well.
Yes, I admit it; I’m hard to reach sometimes.
It’s just I’m not plugged into the grid 24/7.
And no, I don’t Skype and I don’t twitter around on Twitter.
Sorry; but thanks for asking.
I rarely answer my phone, but you can leave a message, my phone’s cool like that. Also, Fridays are out; I don’t work them.
But I’m on facebook a few times a week just to prove I can be sociable. (My therapist says it’s good for me and that I’m making progress.)
Yes I know, I’m leaving a lot of money on the table because I’m not instantly accessible to every Tom, Dick, Harry and Jane.
Folks shake their heads in amazement, even pity, and whisper, “You know he doesn’t even use Skype… incredible.”
But there’s a method to my seemingly antiquated madness. I find my productivity soars with this lack of interruption and the peace of mind I get from not being plugged into every inane conversation, every petty drama, convinces me I’m doing the right thing.
Might not be right for you… that’s your call.
But it’s right for me.
And I love living my life on my own terms, with my own agenda.
So that’s the way I work… what about you?
Do you really want to make more money?
Then here’s one thing you can do, starting today, that will not only increase your productivity, but give your finances a boost as well.
Here it is.
Do not check emails first thing in the morning… and if you do, do not reply to any messages until you have completed all of your important tasks.
Look, checking and replying to emails first thing in the morning is wrong on so many levels. By doing so, you get caught up in other people’s goals and agendas.
Leave all that to later.
Leave it until you have completed the important money making tasks; those tasks that take you closer to your end goals.
This gives you control.
You do your stuff first while you’re nice and fresh.
And yeah, this may take some work. You may slip back into past habits. It’s a tough addiction to break. But this I assure you: If you concentrate on your important tasks first, before you answer emails, your productivity will soar and as an added bonus, so will your finances.
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