How many times have you heard these or words to this effect?
Keep both plates spinning
It's really just another way of saying multi-tasking.When you do hear colleagues say this, remind them you're not a circus entertainer or even the love child of Andrew Van Buren. Plate spinning, multi-tasking or whatever you want to call it, is a productivity killer. Instead of focusing on one thing, you're given only a small amount of your attention to each task you are working on. What happens when you do this? Yeah, those plates will fall eventually. Trust me.
Instead, give each task your undivided attention and focus. Batch your work into related tasks and tackle them one at a time.After all, multi-tasking is a myth and I'm not a circus entertainer.