Thanksgiving is this week and as the holiday fast approaches with all the added chores associated with making it memorable, I have one final project I must complete for a customer.
At home, as we pack to move, there are too many distractions; Cleveland Browns football, packing boxes, kid's homework, cooking and cleaning, the Sunday paper, Seth Godin's book that I just brought home, The Big Moo.
So I have removed myself to the library.
Gone are the days when the white-haired librarian placed her finger to her lips and with a stern look, shhh'd you into silence.
Our local library has a lovely coffee shop: I'm drinking a decaf, skim chocolate turtle coffee ole and in the background two local musicians are playing (a flute and guitar).
The atmosphere exudes creativity, tranquility and peace.
There are no distractions here.
And so I'm able to focus (with a slight delay to share this lovely moment with you) on the project at hand. They are only open until 5 pm and so I'm forced to use my time wisely and at the end will have a finished project suitable to present to my customer.
Do you find yourself faced with a deadline and unable to focus because of the distractions in your office?
By finding a neutral location where your files, mail, phone and cluttered desk top are out of reach, you'll be able to focus on the task at hand.
If you haven't visited your local library yet: give it a try. Click here to find the library nearest you.