Shownotes

  • 1:06 - The top things we (Kyle and Cory) are most likely to get distracted by on any given work day.
  • 8:35 - The one thing you can do to reduce (or completely remove) distractions from work: turn off notifications.
  • 9:48 - Everyone and everything wants your attention, from websites to apps to friends and family. In most cases, notifications is how they get your attention first.
  • 11:00 - Check your apps’ notification settings and see if they have any types of specific options.
  • 12:00 - Chatting through our own notification settings.
  • 22:27 - Every notification is someone walking up behind you, tapping you on the shoulder, and saying, “Excuse me I have something to tell you,” and waiting until you respond.
  • 23:38 - A notification is someone else demanding for your attention. When you allow notifications to interrupt you, you are giving them power over your productivity.
  • 27:10 - Our tools demanding our attention has slowly crept up on us over the years. Be mindful of what is taking up your attention.
  • 29:38 - Cory gets mad about marketing and recipe websites.
  • 30:31 - Not all notifications are bad. Sometimes they can be really helpful. The point is to be intentional about what is being displayed to you and when.
  • 33:45 - A fun exercise is to go through all of your notifications on your devices and turn them all off. Then, one by one, enable the ones you need.
  • 34:18 - In most cases you don’t have to respond to anything immediately, especially email. Email isn’t designed to be instant messaging. Not everything has to be urgent.
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