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Give Up on Multi-Tasking

Seriously. Give it up.

It doesn’t work! It’s only an illusion that it enables you to get more done.

Time and time again it has been tested, and proven to actually have everything take longer than if each task were done on its own.

I get a lot done in a day, and the only multi-tasking I am capable of is listening to music while I am taking a walk. Because it doesn’t matter if I miss part of the song!

Your work matters.

What you are working on matters.

The people you are talking to matter.

Pay attention. One task at a time really will allow you to get far more done than splitting your attention among many different tasks.

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Terry Monaghan's picture

Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

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