Thursday, December 29, 2011
I have a confession to make
I hate it when someone calls me from their car! Yes, I am a half-blind, crippled up mess with no transportation and cell phone and hardly leave my office, but when you call me, I am thinking of you and not traffic, idiots, getting to the destination (gotta go, I am here).
Plus—once you yell at some other driver and I know you are in the car, I am expecting the hideous crash any second.
Can’t you spare me five minutes from home or even your office?
I really hate interviewing sources in their cars---the “Uh….uh….SAME TO YOU, BUDDY!” thing.
Remember when we did not even HAVE these phones—we got to home or office, checked the machine, and called everyone. Maybe it was an hour, maybe 5 hours later—was that so awful?
Anita Bruzzese, CareerBuilder says multitasking is ruining us.
Peter Bregman is quoted. He wrote 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Thing Done. (Again, guys, those titles—too long.)
He says think of five things to do this year—then maybe a sixth to just do a little—like dessert.
Then he says, never keep an issue active for more than 3 days unless it’s one of the five.
Don’t answer emails immediately—three hours is soon enough. I say don’t just table them someplace.
Well, I may not agree with this guy—but the calls from the car—I am admitting, I don’t like them.
Great, now I will never hear from anyone again.