Get Focused Now! Five Guaranteed Tips for Avoiding Distraction at Work


It is safe to say most of us are not superstar athletes, and do not have the laser-like focus to avoid all distraction at work.

Five guaranteed tips the average worker can use stay productive, by avoiding distraction at work.

Distraction at WorkFew of us are capable of the concentration skills to cut through the clutter of a busy day and stay on task. There always seems to be a distraction at work, preventing us from getting the job done.

Just like superstar athletes, to succeed in the workplace, we have to get focused. Productivity demands that we need to pay attention to what we are doing.

Distraction at work is a real productivity killer, but there are other work-related disruptions can also be blamed—things like poor management, lack of communication and too many meetings.

Five guaranteed tips to avoid distraction at work, and fail-safe ways to increase productivity:

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Are You a Procrastinator? 6 Ways to Get Work Done!


There will come a time where we realize we have the tools to do a job at work, just not the willpower to get it done!

You have now come face to face with procrastination.

Ban Procrastination from workIf left unchecked, procrastination at work  can be a career-killer!  When it takes hold of you, you could find yourself completely unprepared to handle it.

In an infographic about procrastination from  www.thegappartnership.com, there are two interesting statistics:

  • People who procrastinate tend to drink more
  • 46 percent of respondents say procrastination has a negative influence on their lives

Here are six tips to keep procrastination out of work and your life:

Visualize success.

Have an idea of the work you need to do—visualize addressing the assignment. One of the biggest barriers of performance is losing track of what you are doing. When a job is not top-of-mind, you usually forget how significant it can be.

Decide to move.

Human Resources: Free live ovation demoMake the conscious decision to act. By concentrating on the work you need to do, you will arrive at a point where you just can’t wait another minute. When you finally decide to get started, you break through the sub-conscious wall that holds you back.

Break it down.

Every job is easier when divided into smaller, more manageable fragments. As the saying goes, every great journey begins with a single step. Divide the work into small steps, soon you will find yourself accomplishing all you need.

Timing is everything.

Start with a manageable chunk of time to work on the task—you can begin with as little as 15 minutes to get you started. Work on the project for that set period, taking credit for getting at least that much accomplished. It will be your first step to banishing procrastination. You will find that once the ball is rolling, everything else will come.

One day at a time.

As the Nike ads say—just do it! Every day is a win if you use the time to work toward a goal. Do something—anything—each day! This will expand your imagination and stimulate you to move forward. Success is a daily habit.

One last thing—don’t forget to have fun! Find pleasure in everything you do—anything from daily chores to your work, occupation or career. The more pleasure you get in doing a task, the less likely you will procrastinate.

Infographic after the jump…

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Time Management Tips for Job Seekers


The job search can have one significant consequence—wasted time through poor time management.

To look for a job requires focus, planning and commitment. Unfortunately, many job seekers end up thinking they have “time” on their hands—a dangerous conclusion that can quickly derail all their best efforts.

To manage time wisely, you have to respond to the challenge every day. Yes, it is expected that energy levels will be higher at the beginning.

However, a fast start out of the gate can set the stage for a crash—usually just as fast as you started. When that happens, every day subsequently becomes harder to re-energize and refocus.

Some tips for effective time management during your job search. Use them to keep from burning out:

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Six Ways To Ban Procrastination


 

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Some people reach a point where even though they possess the tools to do a job well, they just don’t have the energy, will or desire to get the job done.

If that is something that happens regularly, then Procrastination may have taken over your life.

There may be times when anyone will fall behind schedule, or are so strapped for time that you have difficulty completing a significant project. However, if left unchecked, procrastination can be a time-waster, and something that will allow others the impression you do not have the desire, or tools, for success. A consistent pattern of procrastination can be a real career-killer.

Like any bad habit, procrastination can be turned into action. With a little work, your character can change from lackluster, to one with a winning, can-do attitude.

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6 Steps to Getting More Stuff Done


Technology’s great, but it can distract us to the point where productivity suffers. Here’s how to minimize the disruptions.

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By  for Inc.com.

Let’s face it: Despite all of the positives associated with today’s rapidly changing business environment, technology can also cause distractions and put a strain on our productivity. Continue reading “6 Steps to Getting More Stuff Done”

Today’s Motivations


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Spend some time to re-frame and refocus your personal goals; renew them as you see fit. Positive change is more important to your spirit than you think. Use change to your advantage!

It will be days like this for you to begin to blossom and bloom… like beautiful exotic flowers. Continue reading “Today’s Motivations”