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Business Coach | Tips for Minimizing Multitasking

Even though many people feel very productive when their mouth keep they are multitasking according to their business coach. The reality is, that they are not working efficiently at all.

People believe that multitasking is effective. Because they are working on many tasks at the same time. Which makes them feel like they are working on a lot, and therefore are accomplishing a lot.

However, the reality of it. Is that they are not getting anything done any faster. But in fact, are actually accomplishing things slower. Because they are not spending any amount of time focusing on one task.

And studies have shown that it takes average person twenty-three minutes of working uninterrupted. In order to reach their peak productivity. And people who are multitasking, are never reaching this level of productivity themselves.

And not only will business owners get less done when they multitask. Their business coach says they will also get a poor quality of work done. Something because they are not able to focus on one task.

And their brain is not working at its best capacity. So while multitasking feels effective. What it does, is it causes people to work slower, and produce poor results at the same time.

However, many business owners hire a business coach. To help them avoid multitasking. Because they are unable to eliminate distractions. That cause them to be pulled from one task to the next.

The first thing that there business coach will help them do. Is to create a time block to schedule. Time blocking is extremely important thing to accomplish for a business owner.

Because it will allow them to set up blocks of time in the future. Dedicated to all of the tasks that need to get accomplished in their business. Unlike a to do list, that does not have any time assigned to the tasks.

The time block to schedule, will take into consideration everything that a business owner needs to get done. And then enough time set aside to do it, so they do not have to switch tasks before one is done.

Not only will this sure that business owners do not miss working on important tasks. Because they forgot about them. It will also help ensure that even if a business owner does get distracted, they can come back to the task at hand easily.

It also helps ensure that business owners can start their day, knowing exactly what they are going to work on and when. It also will help them see how much time they need to work in their business.

Once they have created their time block schedule, business owners might have to make a few tweaks here and there. But once they have a schedule that works, they need to adhere to this schedule very strictly.

So that they do not get sidetracked. And so that they can get all of the most important tasks in their day done. Instead of spending an entire day going from one distraction to the next.

Often, business owners think that a successful entrepreneur is one who is multitasking says there business coach. But the truth is, successful entrepreneurs are doing the opposite of multitasking.

In fact, the most successful business owners in the world. Are very good at time blocking, and minimizing all of their distractions. So that they can get even more accomplished in their day.

In the first thing that business owners can do that will help them get even more done. Is avoiding looking at their email throughout the day. So that they can stop working out of their inbox.

This is a very common trap for many business owners. Thinking that email is the most important thing that they need to look at each day. And so they start the day by responding to emails.

And by the time they responded to the first batch of emails. There business coach says another batch of emails will come in, that they will start responding to.

This will carry on for the entire day. Which will ensure that business owners not only are not accomplishing any tasks. But are only working on other people’s priorities. And not working on things that are going to make them money.

Therefore, when their business coach tells them that they need to turn off their email notifications for most of the day. That can be a very scary prospect, with business owners thinking that it is not going to work.

However, they can always hire staff to look at and respond to emails. So that they can work on their strategic priorities. And they need to know that by turning off their email notifications.

They can set aside a block of time dedicated to looking at and responding to the most important emails. So that they can get all of their most important tasks done, but also ensure that they are making time for email.

Once business owners have mastered this, the next thing that there business coach will tell them needs to get done. Is turning off their own cell phone as well. By avoiding getting notifications.

Business owners can work uninterrupted, so that they can get even more done in their day. And even though many business owners may say that they do not look at their phone when they get notifications.

Just hearing those different tones, every time they get a text message, an email, or something from social media. Can be enough of a distraction to cause people to stop working in their peak productivity zone.

Therefore, when business owners are able to turn their phone to silent during their dedicated work time. That can ensure that they are able to get more done in their day because they are not distracted.

Business owners can always catch up on their social media and their text messages later. But need to know that focusing on the strategic priorities for their business. Is going to be the most important thing that they focus on. If they want to build a successful business that will help make them money.