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This special 7-day online event of unique blog posts is brought to you by Biba Pedron from Your Business in Style . Today I introduce you to Patricia Weber, Business Coach for Introverts and Shy.

How have we come to act and think as if multi-tasking is more productive than focus, particularly in our work? Over the years I’ve had several housekeepers and I am always amazed how I tolerated one who I paid for about 5 years. No matter what room she was in, as she cleaned she was on her cell phone! There was always a lingering question in my head about how effective was her cleaning?

“There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once, but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.” Lord Chesterfield

Are you someone who is texting on your cell phone while talking with someone face-to-face? Do you have three, four or more browser windows open at once? Have you attended a webinar while checking email at the same time? Wow. I’m really dizzy just writing those few things down. My introvert nature has a tendency to want to focus. Multi-tasking causes me multi-problems. Whether you are more introverted or extroverted, here’s how you may be under the multi-tasking spell and what to consider doing differently.

1. You’re over processing. Have you noticed when you have more than one application open at once on your computer that you are using many more of it’s resources? That same thing happens to us as people when we check email as we are in a telephone conversation or when we listen in on one teleclass and at the same time, read the PDF version – to another teleclass. If you need to gauge how you are overtaxing yourself like you do your computer, just pause all that you are doing. Then, decide which one action is most important to you at that time and end all others.

 
2. Concentration or distraction. On a recent visit with my son and his family, my granddaughter needed some quiet time from a full day of swimming pool action. She asked to watch some television. After a few minutes I called to her asking her something. I can’t remember specifically but it was something like, what would you like to drink? She mumbled something from the family room, which I couldn’t fully hear since I was in the kitchen. She was focused and it seems, unable to fully multi-task. You might disagree and say, but she answered. But she was unable to multi-task to the degree of knowing how I needed to hear the reply. More distractions (my question in this case) causes attention to be  spread more thinly among tasks (a verbal reply that could be heard in this example.)

3. Switching tasks has costs. David E. Meyer, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor often uses this short test to convince students of a downside of multi-tasking. If you need proof of the costs, then try it: say the letters A through J as fast as possible, and then the numbers 1 through 10. Separately, each of these tasks might take about two or three seconds. Next, interweave the two recitations as fast as you can: “A, 1, B, 2,” and so on. Is it just double the time? Actually this might take 15 to 20 seconds – and with some mistakes! There are costs associated with switching tasks that you engage in for your business. What tasks?
Certainly you might be able to multi-task a light telephone conversation while pouring yourself a glass of cool refreshing lemonade. And, you can listen to music while you exercise to keep you motivated. But tasks that require you to learn – something new you need to do in your business, something you need to know about your prospect, something you need to commit to memory – these can all suffer from the multi-tasking spell.

To break the spell, when you know you are multi-tasking – like you might be right now – first, pause to gauge your attention, then, decide to focus on one thing, and finally, move on with the one thing you decide on. Your stress levels will drop, you’ll be more in the moment and for sure, you’ll get more done more effectively.
 
If you want to continue to get valuable ideas and tips to master yourself as an introvert, or even shy, follow http://www.patricia-weber.com. Patricia Weber helps introverts in particular, who are motivated for change, to discover their personal breakthrough to help reach their ultimate success.


 

Pat Weber is an internationally recognized authority on radio & in print as a Business Coach for Introverts, debunking negative introvert myths so introverts can stand up and fit in. a Coachville graduate, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner & two-time award winner of Peninsula Women’s Networker. 

Bonnie Gortler
Bonnie Gortler
Bonnie Gortler, the Inspired Wealth & Well-Being Coach, is a successful stock market expert who has been instrumental in managing multi-million dollar client portfolios within a top rated investment firm during her over 30 year corporate career. As the author of "Journey to Wealth", Bonnie has made it her mission to share the importance of risk management and how to enjoy true financial well-being by applying the technical and mental sides of investing. Bonnie has a M.B.A. in Business Administration and is a certified life coach. She is a huge sports fan who believes in healthy eating and has an unyielding passion for fitness. It is through her love of social media, blogging, coaching that she is able to create change in the lives of many and inspire people from around the world.

Bonnie is fully committed to your personal growth and development as she shares her winning spirit and powerful techniques with you. Visit BonnieGortler.com to gain tips and insights surrounding investing, healthy eating, personal development and inspiration through her writings on Wealth and Well-Being. Live the healthy, wealthy lifestyle you desire.


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Bonnie Gortler, the Inspired Wealth & Well-Being Coach, is a successful stock market expert who has been instrumental in managing multi-million dollar client portfolios within a top rated investment firm during her over 30 year corporate career. As the author of "Journey to Wealth", Bonnie has made it her mission to share the importance of risk management and how to enjoy true financial well-being by applying the technical and mental sides of investing. Bonnie has a M.B.A. in Business Administration and is a certified life coach. She is a huge sports fan who believes in healthy eating and has an unyielding passion for fitness. It is through her love of social media, blogging, coaching that she is able to create change in the lives of many and inspire people from around the world. Bonnie is fully committed to your personal growth and development as she shares her winning spirit and powerful techniques with you. Visit BonnieGortler.com to gain tips and insights surrounding investing, healthy eating, personal development and inspiration through her writings on Wealth and Well-Being. Live the healthy, wealthy lifestyle you desire. ~ Connect via LinkedInTwitterPinterest & Facebook~ Choose your very own FREE down-loadable gift by visiting Bonnie's Offers~ Subscribe to BonnieGortler.com~ Order your copy of "Journey to Wealth" today! Like this post? Feel free to use it in your blog or ezine as long as you use the above signature in its entirety.  

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