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Work Mindfully

Mindfulness is a concept that’s increasing in popularity due in large part to the studies showing positive benefits of mindfulness meditation. When we at 7I talk about our 1st principle: work mindfully, we don’t mean to try to meditate while working all day. Rather, we’re…

Self Qualify Checklist

Can 7I Help My Organization? We HATE wasting our time and we hate wasting your time. But we of course are looking to add to our client base because our passion is making our customers more productive. So we have to use a little bit…

What do you know?

We have run into prospects who ask us straight out “How can you improve my productivity? You don’t know anything about my company.” We understand the perspective here: some unknown company contacts you and promises to make things markedly better. Who the heck do they…

Turn Off Your Notifications

The first of the 7 Principles is to work on only one thing at a time. Unfortunately, one of the most common ways that doing so gets disrupted is when we let our computers and phones interrupt us with notifications. You can only work on…

Explaining Our Offering

We have a pretty interesting issue at 7 Interruptions – how do we quickly communicate our unique offering? It’s normal to try to categorize companies that are calling on you, trying to sell you something, so we hear questions like: · “Are you consultants?” ·…

The Seven Principles

Our passion at 7 Interruptions is to help organizations and the people who work in them, be more effective at achieving THEIR passion at work. The advice, recommendations and tools we share with clients are all rooted in 7 principles. This is an intro to…

How To Start Mono-Tasking

The other day, we posted another article on Facebook pointing out the science that says human beings are horrible at multi-tasking (Yes, even you people who think you’re good at it. Seriously, they have specifically studied people who claim to be good at it and…

The Real Root Requirement and Precision in Language

It's reaching the sloppy end of winter here in MN. The snow that falls melts, mixes with the salt used to help it melt and then sprays all over the windshield of every vehicle on the road. As you can imagine (he says, hoping you…

What's Your Resolution?

It’s that time of year again. What’s your resolution? They start to become cliché after a while…lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with the kids, and not work so hard. Or maybe pick up a new activity - learn the guitar, start a blog…

We Are The Frog; Email Is The Boiling Water

It seems that people are starting to come to grips with how email is killing our productivity. It’s become a monster that creates anxiety and continually interrupts our day (and night). When first introduced it obviously changed everything, but like the frog in slowly boiling…