Are you ready for the start of another great week, friends?
You know that I start each week with some positive words of wisdom, and this week’s are:
When you hear the word “multitasking”, images of highly efficient and successful people most likely come to mind… but what if I were to tell you that our common belief about multi-tasking, as the end-all-be-all of good work ethic, is all wrong?
I’m anti-multitasking–at least for people.
Did you know that the term “multitasking” was coined to describe how computers operate? Computers are excellent at multitasking, but humans? Not so much.
Now, maybe you’re thinking: “But, Carlos, I am GREAT at multitasking!”
I imagine you are pretty good at accomplishing multiple tasks at the same time. But, my argument is this: If you focus on one task at one time, you can be much better at everything you do.
There’s a dark side to the conveniences of the Digital Age. With smartphones that function like handheld computers, it has become increasingly difficult to leave our work behind. Sometimes it seems like we’re expected to be accessible 24/7.
How often are you ever focused on just one thing? Most of us try to meet these demands by multi-tasking.
Many of us have bought into the myth that we can achieve more through multi-tasking. In the next few weeks, I’ll show you how you can accomplish more work in less time. Spoiler alert: multi-tasking is not the answer.
Don’t miss my message next week: “Why is multitasking a myth?”