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Enter darryl hicks’ “hermit mode”


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Spend 2 hours of your time to change your life. This talk from Darryl Hicks will let you know how to make your time more valuable.

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Enter darryl hicks’ “hermit mode”

  1. 1. ENTER DARRYL HICKS’ HERMIT MODE Tungsten Talks-Darryl Hicks
  2. 2. We are constantly surrounded by distractions. So many in fact, it cuts our productivity by drastic amounts. Maybe we got a phone call or a text, or the TV show we were watching on the side came back on, or a co-worker came over for some small talk, or your cat wants some attention. Once you’ve started working, you stop as soon as anything like that happens. Your brain turns off the part that was concentrating on being productive, and it can take anywhere between a minute to an hour to warm it back up again. Wouldn’t it make sense to cut out these distractions?
  3. 3. Who am I? If you haven’t met me yet, my name is Darryl Hicks, CEO of Tungsten Revenue Consultants and Flexpay, and Co- Founder of Tungsten Solutions. As you can imagine, I’m a busy person. I get reminders, phone calls, and other distractions all the time. That’s why I started taking advantage of a 2-hour “hermit mode.”
  4. 4. Hermit on the Inside This “hermit mode” is a 2-hour time slot where I put myself on “Do Not Disturb.” I put my phone on airplane mode, find a room where I can avoid outside noise, and I work. It is the most productive 2-hours of my day. It doesn’t matter if your boss has a question, or you need to double-check something with a reference or a co-worker, or you’re missing your favorite show. It can wait until the 2 hours are over.
  5. 5. Hermit on the Inside If you give in to those outside demands, you’re forcing your brain to multitask. Studies have shown, multitasking actually reduces efficiency by up to 40%, for each task you’re trying to complete. That’s because focusing on multiple things at once is impossible. Your brain actually switches back and forth between them, forcing you to refocus every time you switch. That can cost a lot of valuable time.
  6. 6. Adjust your time. If 2 hours is too much for your schedule, feel free to adjust it. But remember, we all spend 7 or 8 hours every day doing absolutely no work at all. When was the last time you woke up in the morning and checked your phone, only to find something terrible had happened because you didn’t reply to an email you got at 3am? I’m going to guess, never. So if 8 hours doesn’t end the planet, you can spare an extra 2 in the middle of your day. Give my hermit mode a try. If you have any questions, drop me a line at Darryl Hicks Tungsten, and I’ll be glad to help.
  7. 7. Being Productive Take Effort
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