I’m going to share a productivity tip I learned a long time ago. In the past when I was working as a line producer of a local news station — I would always pick up my phone when it rang at my desk. I had to — it might be about that night’s show. Some people don’t have a choice.
But when I started producing longer-term stories and didn’t have a daily deadline the calls became too much. I get pitched dozens and dozens of times per day — whether it be through email or phone. If I talked to every single person who called — my productivity would suffer. So instead — I use a simple trick that has been extremely successful for me. Click on my latest YouTube video to find out how to make it work for you too.