Don’t believe me? There’s even a study to prove it.
“There is a great coffee mug that reads: “Multi-tasking, the best way to screw up both jobs.” Yet, many of us walk around with our chests out looking for a Foursquare badge for our multitasking promiscuity.”
~ Erik Qualmann
Yes! Who of you can relate to this? “To be more successful means you are better at multi-tasking”.
Yeah . . NOT.
“…the human mind cannot, in fact, multi-task without drastically reducing the quality of our processing. Brain activation for listening is cut in half if the person is trying to process visual input at the same time.”
“A study at The British Institute of Psychiatry showed that checking your email while performing another creative task decreases your IQ in the moment 10 points. That is the equivalent of not sleeping for 36 hours – more than twice the impact of smoking marijuana.” ~ Josh Waitzkin
In short? Turn off the computer, turn off the smart phone, give yourself to permission DAILY to get productive work done.
No, you do not need to answer your phone every time it rings, I don’t care what some agents in the industry say, being available 24/7 is not a benefit, it’s a detriment, for your clients.