A barrage of information, data, advertising, commercials, emails, text messages, voice mails and other interruptions blasts away at you every waking minute. Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter and Gillian Coutts believe you can tame the cacophony in short order. The secret to dealing with life’s interruptions is incredibly simple: Give each distraction just “one second’s” time, mindfully. Many companies turn to mindfulness to help their workers become more attentive and less distracted, including Microsoft, Accenture, Nike, American Express, General Electric, Google, Sony, KLM and Royal Bank of Canada. getAbstract recommends this useful, compact mindfulness program to busy executives, managers and workers, and to those seeking to reclaim their attention from the onslaught of daily distractions.
About the Authors
Rasmus Hougaard is an authority on training the mind to be more focused and effective. Jacqueline Carter has consulting and management experience; and Gillian Coutts is expert in corporate sales and operations functions.
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4 years agoI get hundreds of emails each day, most work related. For the ones that are not I took a few minutes to determine if I need to keep or unsubscribe. I unsubscribed from many and set rules for the few I kept to move to labels. If I do read them in a weeks time I will eliminate those as well. This summary was helpful to rid me of some distractions and rethink how I use my time.
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