How to Use Notifications distractions notifications smartphone Dec 27, 2021

A hotly debated topic among productivity experts such as myself is that of notifications.

Should you have any of them enabled? How about just a few? What is the correct answer?

The short answer is: it depends on you.

Here's the bottom line: do the notifications serve you? Or are they a distraction? Only you can make that determination.

I think some notifications absolutely should never be enabled on your phone: social media, email, and news/sports apps (if you even have a news...

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9 Distractions That Are Killing Your Productivity distractions productivity Nov 22, 2021

If I asked you to list all the distractions that are killing your productivity, you would find it horrifying because you are distracted way more than you think. Many distractions are happening behind the scenes without you being aware of them.

Here are nine distractions you deal with every day, along with some ideas on coping with each.

Distraction number one: Email.

Email is not going anywhere. I always ask people who think it is, How do you log into Facebook? Or YouTube? Or Instagram? With...

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Punching Distractions in the Face distractions podcast productivity Mar 02, 2021

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In this clip from a presentation I gave back in April 2019, I discuss what email REALLY is (in most cases) and give three ways to deal with it.

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The Distraction Challenge challenge distractions productivity Dec 23, 2020

I've got a distraction challenge for you.

When I ask you what your biggest distractions are, you're probably going to say email, social media, and people.

But have a challenge for you. For one hour, I want you to write down every time you get distracted. I think you're going to be surprised at how many times you're distracted in just one hour. Only do this for one hour because it's going to be kind of overwhelming, kind of frustrating.

So for one hour, carry a little notebook with...

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9 Ways to Work Distraction-Free distractions podcast productivity Aug 06, 2019

Working distraction-free can be a challenge. In this episode, I give you 9 ways to do so. Some are applicable for your phone and the others are for your work environment.

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Common Distractions at Work and How to Deal with Them distractions podcast productivity work Jul 16, 2019

Productivity at work can be a challenge. In this episode, I talk about how to deal with the dreaded "got 5 minutes?" question as well as give some other tips for being productive at work.

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