Make a Better Show — Ditch the Distractions

For some of us, it’s always been hard to stay focused. And with so many social media platforms popping up, it’s not going to get any easier anytime soon. Luckily, there are tips and tricks to help us deal with distractions.

Jim was interviewed by Laura Vanderkam of Fortune for his suggestions on “How to Focus on Your Work and Ditch the Distractions.” In addition to what he shared with Vanderkam, he also outlines other helpful ideas here on Selling Out for tapping into “deep” work, like this tactic to help focus the mind:

“Here’s one little trick I play on myself if I just don’t seem to be able to focus on a problem: Get an egg timer and set it for 7 minutes. Surely, you can think only about a problem for 7 minutes. At the end of that, you’ll have some momentum and ideas to build on, and you can add another 7 minutes and another and another till you’ve done what you need to do. (Yes, you can use your phone for this, but there’s something about the egg timer that keeps you focused. Whatever timer works for you is fine though.)”

HubSpot also offers advice for “How to Stay Focused in the Age of Distractionswith On Stride Financial’s infographic below:

How-to-focus-at-work-in-the-age-of-distractions-DV2Got a suggestion for tapping into deep work? Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

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