A THREE-MINUTE TEST TO KNOW IF YOU NEED THIS BOOK
1 - At work I usually juggle at least five tasks at the same time, constantly switching back and forth between them, often without completing them (for example interrupting the writing of a memo to answer a call, then answering a few e-mails, being interrupted by my boss or a colleague with a more urgent request, going back to the last e-mail, then to the memo etc…) YES/NO
2 - I always check my e-mail before doing other things YES/NO
3 - When I’m online and someone needs me, I usually say “just a few more minutes” before stopping YES/NO
4 - I am regularly online on the toilet YES/NO
5 - I usually sleep less than 7 hours YES/NO
6 - I often experience a continuous (low) level of stress or tension YES/NO
7 - At work, I am only able to work undisturbed for 45 minutes on a single task (no phone, no e-mail, no messages) twice a week or less YES/NO
8 - Even if I am not disturbed, I find it difficult to stay concentrated on a book or an important but long report for at least half an hour YES/NO
QUESTIONS 1 TO 8:
• You answered yes only once: Reading this book is not urgent, but you may learn a lot of fascinating things about your brain that will help you to be more efficient and effective.
• Your only yes is that you sleep less than 7 hours: Go straight to the chapter entitled “Brainchain #4” about the impact of sleep on intellectual productivity and creativity. You can read more later.
• You answered yes more than once: The more times you answered yes, the more urgent and important it is to read this book. Your efficiency and effectiveness at work will improve by at least 20% and more likely 50%. The more yeses, the greater the gain.
9 - I regularly make phone calls while driving YES/NO
10 - I sometimes text (SMS) while driving YES/NO
• You answered yes to at least one of these questions: Turn immediately to Section 2, Chapter 8 and read it now. For you, this is urgent and important. You can read the rest of the book later.
What's your conclusion?