Hello, awesome readers!
Welcome to the third and final post of this series on multi-tasking vs. wearing many hats.
As a quick recap, multi-tasking and wearing many hats are two completely different sides of the same coin. Where multi-tasking is a superhero ability to screw up, mess up, and f*ck up all at the same time, wearing many hats is about focusing on one of our many roles at a time in order to successfully achieve a specific task.
Following is JoAnna Bennett’s take on this.
At any given point in your life, you’ll likely wear a few hats. But it doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily benefit from multi-tasking.
If you wear many hats, you are responsible for many responsibilities within your group. For instance, an office manager may also be responsible for HR, outbound marketing, and accounts receivable. This person would be wearing about four hats.
If we are looking at it from a personal level, a person may be the breadwinner, chef, accountant, housekeeper, gardener, and handyperson. This individual would be wearing about five different hats.
Multi-tasking is when you attempt to do many tasks at once. Depending on what the task is or how monotonous it may be, multi-tasking may be beneficial. However, if a task requires your full attention, multi-tasking can be a detriment.
It may be second nature for you to pull weeds in the garden. If you’re talking to a friend on the phone, getting some vitamin D and pulling weeds – you are positively multi-tasking.
On the contrary, if you are trying to balance your checking account, replace your window screens, and fold the laundry, you’ll likely have better luck completing one task at a time.
If you’ve missed the first two posts in this series, you’ll want to read them. The first, with Kim Christin, spiritual healer and inspirational writer, is filled with insights.
The second brings you on a day-in-the-life journey with Jillian Coburn, author, entrepreneur, and inventor.
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