This is another one of my favorite 4 Hour Work Week (affiliate link) tips… Wear Headphones.
All you have to do is wear headphones. It doesn’t matter if you’re listening to something or not. Just make sure that you have the end of the headphones plugged into something or hidden.
True story… The executive admin, at my current employer, asked me if I actually listen to something when I have my headphones in. I replied back, “75% of the time I’m not listening to anything.”
What perception do headphones give?
- You’re busy
- Trying to concentrate
- Working diligently
- Don’t want to be disturbed
Give it a try and see what happens!