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Project Management

Focus Mode Failed Us

We tried to hack our productivity. Instead of smooth sailing, we hit rough seas.

By Susan Rov

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Running a small business feels like sailing on rough seas. The daily tasks come from all sides. Not to mention the wave of notifications demanding our attention.

We came up with a solution to keep our bow on course. We activated focus mode on our phones to help us keep our eyes on the horizon and avoid the barrage of endless notifications.

Suddenly, we were able to sail through our workdays with the wind on our backs.

Our cleverness led us to troubled waters. While we were powering through the tasks, there was a calendar notification we didn’t see. We missed an important meeting and hit a reef.

Luckily, not all was lost. We adjusted the navigation system and allowed important notifications to breeze through.

Now it’s back to smooth sailing.

Susan Rov

About Susan Rov

Susan traded cocktails and lattes for words that move. As a copywriter on a mission to end boring, she brightens brands and makes an impact. Number 463 on the list of fiction readers left standing, you'll find Susan at sunrise—running, writing, and wondering how to change the world next. That drive led her to become a founding team member of BRIL.LA.