On a flight from Minneapolis to Philadelphia recently only one flight attendant working as a team with another was doing all the work.

The other was on her phone texting and scrolling through social media inflight. She was not deadheading. She was supposed to be working.

The flight attendant doing all the work didn’t seem to be bothered, but in the end, even she sat down and pulled out her phone making it two distracted flight attendants on a two-hour flight.

There are digital distractions everywhere.

You can let it irk you or let it serve as a reminder of opportunity.

Being able to focus on the needs of others at work, at home and in relationships where others are increasingly distracted means advantage to you.

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