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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Chapter 6. The Hocus Pocus of Focus

Make Time-Wasters Disappear

We’ve been talking about the four skills of activity management, which includes how to arrange the activities in your day. Activity arranging involves deciding what activities to put on your plate and giving those activities value. It is those value-added activities we should focus on to achieve high productivity. The fifth skill of activity management is the ability to focus.

You First

We talked in Chapter 2, “Color Your Choices: The Art of Choosing and Refusing,” about learning to say no, or what we call strengthening our “no muscle.” Interestingly, the first person we need to get good at saying no to is ourself. We are often our own worst enemy. We often break our focus for what ...

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