Did you know that you have personal assistant? If not, you two should meet. Right now.
In a highly competitive world, innovation, creativity, and your business’s ability to differentiate itself through its ideas and products are essential for continued growth and profitability. As a worker today, a current pandemic, information overload, 24/7 connectivity, constant interruptions from wherever you’re working, and email and text communication lead to overwhelming anxiety. All of this anxiety highjacks your time and mental resources resulting in scarcity. And when you experience scarcity of any kind—time or mental—you become absorbed by it. Your mind orients automatically toward an unfilled need.
Productivity tools can be divided into two camps – those that work for you and those that don’t work for you. Wasting your time and energy searching and trying various apps is frustrating and unproductive.
There are thousands of productivity best practices and tools available today. The sheer number of productivity strategies, tools and apps can make identifying which one will work for you time intensive and overwhelming – the last things you want if you are trying to find a few more minutes in your day and improve your productivity.
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First of all, thanks to those of you who responded to my inquiry about silver lining(s) in today’s “new normal.” Thank you for your willingness to share your silver linings with me so that I could collect them and perhaps help others shift their focus for today. Maybe, just maybe we can collectively support people in thinking about how they want to show up now and when the lid comes off—when we can shake hands and hug again and when, as some would say, “we can get back to the business of working.” My hope is that your silver linings will inspire others to look for and live into their silver linings now and in the future.
While the number of Americans who work from home has tripled during the past 15 years, over these past few weeks, millions more now telecommute. The coronavirus has drastically changed life around the globe as people isolate themselves in order to slow the pandemic. Remote work is one of those changes as Google, Amazon, Facebook, JPMorgan, and even the federal government have requested that non-essential employees stay home.