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'Organize Your Mind': How To Be More Productive In 2012

Posted: 01/03/11 08:00 AM ET

Hello from Dr. Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore, aka Coach Meg. Together we have written a new book, "Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life," [Harlequin, $16.95] that explores brain science and offers practical self-coaching solutions that you can use to make 2012 a year of exceptional focus and accomplishment, leaving behind your distracted and disorganized mind.

The Big Myth: Multi-tasking works
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The Science: The brain was designed to focus on just one task at a time

The brain was not built for multi-tasking. Juggling emails, texts, phone calls, work projects, and any other "ball" that comes along is beyond the design of our brain's software.

The brain works by focusing its attention on one task at a time. When you ask your brain to multi-task, your attention gets sprayed and splattered across many tasks, none of which get the full power of your brain to be organized, productive, and creative. By the end of the day you ask yourself, why didn't I get more done?

WOW, that's big news. If multi-tasking causes a disorganized mind, how am I going to learn to uni-task and get more done?? Here are six "Rules of Order" from our new book that can lead you to an organized mind, a mind that makes full use of the software that comes installed in your brain, ready to go.
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