No Cell Phone, No Fear
Generally, the party calling will call back or leave a message, or get in touch with you via some other medium such as email or text message. Also, the greater the degree to which you have differentiated yourself, the greater the chance that the party trying to reach you will not simply go down the list and call the next vendor or provider. They want you because of the product, service, information, or insight that you offer.
Hard to Find Peace of Mind?
When you arbitrarily conclude that you have to be “on” all the time, in addition to making it more difficult to meet the tasks at hand, you introduce a level of anxiety that need not be present. You ought to be able to eat your lunch in peace. You ought to be able to go to the bathroom in peace. You ought to be able to have a clear and uninterrupted stretch when you need to just sit and think.
So establish your ground rules. When will you be available, and when will you not? When will you leave the cell phone in your desk drawer, or in the car, or in some other place where it will not disturb your enjoyment of your current activity; be it dining out, going to a movie, attending a lecture, and so on. You work hard, and you get a lot done. Now it’s time to be gentle with yourself and realize that you could be even more productive by establishing some ground rules that work for you. You owe it to your organization, your customers or constituents, and most of all, to yourself.
- Simpler Living (Skyhorse Publishing)
- Dial It Down--Live it Up (Sourcebooks)
- The 60 Second Innovator (Adams Media)
- Breathing Space (CreateSpace)
- Accomplishing Your Goals (Smart Guide Publications)
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.