Why multi-tasking is worse for your IQ than smoking marijuana

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
— Stephen Covey

Today, the #1 priority for a company today is to eliminate distractions and interruptions which is the destroyer of productivity

There have been studies showing that multi-tasking is worse than smoking marijuana for your IQ

The Energy Project Audit found that 69% of workers have difficulty focusing on one thing at a time and are easily distracted by email during the day. A McKinsey Global Institute study found that the average worker invests 13 hours a week on email. 13 hours a week - is equivalent of 28% of our workweek.

There's just too much coming in. In addition to companies will do anything to squeeze an ad in front of you

Eben Pagan (one of my favorite business minds) shares strategies on how to overcome communication overload and being selective in doing the important things:

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