ISBN# 9780595475407
Defeating the 8 Demons of Distraction

Publication Date: 2008
Geraldine Markel, Ph.D.
 

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About the Author

Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. is an educational psychologist who is a coach, speaker, and author. She served as faculty in the School of Education, University of Michigan, and has coauthored four books on learning and performance for adolescents and adults with ADD and/or learning disabilities. Geri is the principal of Managing Your Mind Coaching & Seminars.

Summary

Are distractions sabotaging your efforts to get ahead? Do you feel like you're constantly plagued by technology or interruptions by others? Lurking around us are forces-labeled demons-that interrupt our flow of attention and psychic energy

and it's time to fight back!

This book is designed to arm workforce employees, independent professionals, and family managers with simple, yet powerful strategies to defeat the 8 Demons of Distraction. Whatever your special life circumstances, you can use this book to reduce everyday distractions and needless mistakes.

Find an in-depth description of each Demon, its sources, and insidious effects. Learn to:

  • reduce distractions
  • increase productivity
  • enhance work/life satisfaction
  • decrease stress
Practical, step-by-step strategies will help you rid your life of formidable enemies such as: The "Technology Demon", The "Unruly Mind Demon", The "Activities Demon", and five others. Find a research-based, proven plan of attack to decrease stress and increase your daily effectiveness at home and on the job.

Reviews

"Defeating the 8 Demons of Distraction is an invaluable and affirming resource for both professional service providers and consumers. There are many publications on human behavior, time management, and specific techniques for getting better organized at home and at work. This one pulls it all together, in an easily approachable, enjoyable, and thorough way. Dr. Markel presents realistic examples of challenges plaguing millions of people from every walk of life and level of accomplishment. And she follows those examples with solutions that work. Give yourself the gift of this book to enhance your own life and the lives of those around you."

Paulette Ensign
The Booklet Queen
National Association of Professional Organizers, National President 1995-97