When you first get to work each morning, how often do you immediately start working on a task without checking your voice mail, e-mail, or Inbox contents? Doesn’t it feel a little unnerving not knowing what surprises may rear their ugly and urgent head when you don’t check them? (The opposite of this is over checking which many more people do.)
Process (categorize, prioritize, decide, sort, organize) all new information before you begin to Produce (do the work) work.
Processing gives you complete awareness and control of your day (at least the illusion of it).
The only surprises you really want are the ones on your birthdays.
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