009: Why Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity

09 /01

009: Why Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity

As a recovered multitasker myself, I understand the pride many people feel about their multitasking abilities, but you might be surprised to learn that multitasking is the ONE biggest mistake you can make with productivity. Today we’re learn how the brain handles multitasking, or rather, how it really can’t handle multitasking. The true cost of multitasking might scare you a little but it’s something we need to talk about to get past it and start being truly productive.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • How the brain actually works when you multitask.
  • Why doing 2 tasks at once actually takes you longer than you think.
  • How I got over being a “busy” person.
  • What multitasking actually is and why it doesn’t work.
  • Learn how the movie “Inside Out” got it right.
  • What the cost of multitasking is on your productivity.


What To Do Next:

  • Test your inattentional blindness by watching the video in our Resources and Links section.
  • Let me know what you think about multitasking on social media using the hashtag #productivityparadox.


Resources and Links

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The one thing the will boost your productivity? Stop multitasking and start monotasking. This one tip will hope increase your productivity immediately. Find out why multitasking doesn't work and how you can get more done while working less.

Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton