In this world of ubiquitous instant communication, it is easy to fall into the trap of being tethered to technology – our smart phones, iPads and email.

The temptation to immediately respond to communication, and the inferred expectation that we will respond, is likely to be consuming your time, and compromising your productivity.

If you have some serious prospecting to do, follow ups to make or a key proposal to complete in the next hour, then don’t be distracted by technology.

Turn your phone off, shutdown your email, and don’t feel guilty about completely focusing on your task.