The upside of busyness …

 

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Photo by Ryan Tang on Unsplash.com

When I worked in a professional services firm, being “busy” was worn like a badge of honour. When asked how people were, “busy” was the usual response. With exchange of pleasantries, the usual question asked was “Are you busy?”

I used to think busyness was over-rated. I’ve since discovered, there’s an upside to it!

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How to improve your focus and your productivity

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Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash.com

Your attention determines the experiences you have, and the experiences you have determine the life you live.
(Thomas, 2018).

Managing your attention is important to learning and productivity. With the many distractions that abound from electronic and social media, this can be a real challenge.

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Productive learning

The amount of information available to us has increased incredibly with the increase in the use of technology and social media. Does that make us more productive as learners though?

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Thoughts about the generosity of listening …

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Photo credit – Pixabay.com

Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice but we don’t have to do anything else. 

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How well do you listen?

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Photo credit – Couleur via pixabay.com

Do you listen well? How would you know? Really that is a judgement made by others. Listening is an act of generosity. This is a generosity that is not always evident.

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