Episode 088 Managing Distractions to Boost Business Productivity – PART 1 Why Most Entrepreneurs Struggle with Distraction (And How to Fix Your Schedule and Space so You’re One that Doesn’t)

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In this episode, I share techniques that help create better work habits for managing distractions so you can make sure you’re getting your most important work done!

One of the best things about being an entrepreneur Is that you create the rules. While that sounds great on paper, the truth is most of us don’t actually have any ‘rules’ when it comes to how, when or even why we do our deep work.

Science says it takes us 15-20 minutes to get back into “flow” state once we’re interrupted. This means if you’re thrown off course by your phone, or your doggo, or your inbox even 4 times a day–you’ve lost a solid 1.5 hours of work (or more).

Unfortunately, most people blame themselves for this. They dub themselves lazy, unmotivated, or think just need to “have more willpower.” But the truth is actually a lot less sinister (and self-blame-y).

All you have to do is make a few key tweaks to how, when and where you work–and you’ll be able to tap into your brilliance in a snap, keep distractions at bay all day and finally get your deep work done and dusted.

The good news is that it’s not nearly as hard as you might think. And the results are pretty incredible.

Resources and links mentioned in the show

  • Cal Newport’s book “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”
  • Coffitivity tool that gives you that “cafe” ambience
  • Julia Cameron’s exercise called “Morning Pages.”