Staying Focused In The Suite: 4 Tools To Make It Happen

March 13, 2013
Robbie Carman C.S.I.

Do you find yourself getting distracted as you work? Here are four simple tools you can use to keep you on-task and get you home on-time.


I confess

I’m a procrastinator.  As they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step towards fixing the problem!  The thing is – I really enjoy procrastinating. I love time zapping distractions that do nothing other than make me smile. Unfortunately, I also enjoy being a successful colorist who can pay his bills and take his family on vacations. And since I grade long form shows on tight schedules, allowing my attention to constantly wander is not a formula for success.

Twitter, Facebook, Angry Birds and the inevitable “are you kidding me” YouTube video have helped me realize I need help to keep me focused when I’m grading – and lots of it!

How I learned to Focus

Recently, I was talking with my friend, colleague, and awesome trainer Jeff Greenberg about my issue and he quipped “Robbie , there is an app for that”.  Well, of course there is I thought, there is an app for pretty much everything these days. So, I began exploring ways to help me stay focused.

In truth, I’m still searching for the perfect tool,  but I want to share four that have helped me stay focused while grading.  Chances are, they can help you too.

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