Forget Multitasking Try Simultaneous Inclusion

I love this. I just came across a blurb on a new book called The One Who Is Not Busy by Darlene Cohen.

Cohen, a 30-year practicing Zen Buddhist, seminar leader and counselor, examines the concepts of multitasking and the pandemic of “busyness” from a Buddhist perspective. She explains that the problem with multitasking is the lack of presence. In other words, you’re working on one task but thinking about another.

That is often the problem I have. Even when I am religiously following my Simpleology system for the day, I am aware of the tasks I have coming up even as I am working on something else.

The practice of Simultaneous Inclusion is the practice of presence. Think The Power of Now applied to business.

I can’t wait to get the book. I ordered it yesterday and Amazon shipped it out today. You know I’ll be diving into this one as soon as it gets here. I will definitely give you an update after I read it.

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      5 Responses to “Forget Multitasking Try Simultaneous Inclusion”

      1. TC on January 17th, 2007 10:19 pm

        hey edward,
        I have read Power of Now and highly recommend it. would love to hear your thoughts after you have read it. i wonder how presence and intention relate? i have always thought of presence as a state without intention? but things get accomplished..

      2. Edward Mills on January 18th, 2007 10:51 am

        Hi Rachel. Simpleology is the “Simple Science of getting things done,” to quote from their website. It really is the simplest system I’ve come across for focusing, prioritizing and tracking your tasks. And best of all, it’s free! Go check it out.

      3. Edward Mills on January 18th, 2007 6:26 am

        Hi TC: I’ve read The Power of Now, definitely recommend it. It’s this new book, The One Who Is Not Busy, by Darlene Cohen that caught my attention. And I will let you know my thoughts after I read it.

      4. Rachel on January 18th, 2007 10:08 am

        What is Simpleology?

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