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The Truth Contained in the Browser Tab

What browser tabs are open right at this very moment?

I asked myself this question earlier this morning as I fought through a bout of entrepreneurial stinkin’ thinkin’. I was boo-hooing that a few of my big-ticket proposals have gone into limbo and found myself sporting a bad attitude and a major dip in productivity.

As a thought leader in Mindful Productivity, I know that our performances (or lack thereof) leaves clues everywhere. I looked at my Sent file, and there were precious few emails directed to prospects. I looked at my desk, which was far too clean. And I looked at my browser tabs. Ouch.

It turns out that I was doing a lot more swipe-righting, shopping, and surfing than selling.

The solution was to close out (almost) all of tabs that were not in direct support of building my business. (The exception is TicketMaster so I could snag Trevor Noah tickets at 10am. Trevor!!!! Swoon.) Goodbye, Facebook. Adios, Amazon. Later, Tinder. It’s time to work.

What distractions are around you right at this moment, keeping you from focusing on your vision? Do yourself a favor; make them go away. NOW. You can always resume online shenanigans when you accomplish your daily must-dos. Don’t worry – they’ll be there waiting for your return.


Theresa Rose is a business motivational speaker, award-winning author and expert on mindful productivity who helps organizations and their teams make more time, get more done, earn more money and have more fun. Her mission is to inspire and energize as many people as humanly possible to make more mindful choices so that they may improve their lives, their businesses, and their world. For more information, visit

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