2Taking Control of Your Day: Becoming the Ringmaster Instead of the Beast

True prosperity is the result of well placed confidence in ourselves and our fellow man.

BENJAMIN BURT

People have never been so reactive as they are today. Everything is instantaneous. We have more instantaneous contact with everyone we deal with (peers, friends, boss, family, clients or customers); yet the average person doesn’t think he gets anything more done than he did five years ago.

In my thirteen years of research I can’t find a strong correlation between instantaneous and being more productive. In fact, any gains in productivity that a cell phone and or Black Berry provide are often offset by human nature. Human nature is last in–first out. Even if we are doing ...

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