How can you be productive by being turned off?

English: email envelope

English: email envelope (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was chatting with my friend, business coach Alicia Arenas, and she didn’t understand the advice I was trying to give about email.

I simply told her: “You can get more done if you turn off your email indicator.”

“That’s all you’ve got for me? “Turn off your email indicator?'” she asked, puzzled.

I realized that I had not explained myself clearly, which evolved into this explanation she had me post on her blog. The link was spread around on Twitter, so I thought I ought to share it on my blog, too. See you over there!

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  • thehappinessbucket
    Posted at 21:07h, 05 July

    I appreciate this post…as hard as it was for me I turned of the notices that I had on. I can honestly say I didn’t realize how much that popup distracted me. I have been a lot more productive since I turned it of. Now if I could only figure out how to conquer that task list that keeps showing up as overdue.

    • LivingOrderSA
      Posted at 15:45h, 20 July

      Congratulations on taking the bold step of turning off the pop-up indicator!! Hint on the Task list: readjust your dates so they’re no longer overdue. 😉

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