Turning off notifications on your Mac can be very helpful when you need to have a period of focused productivity. It takes a lot of self control to ignore all those email, Facebook, and other notifications that pop up. If you turn them off, however, then you remove that temptation.
This video shows how to turn off notifications (also called enabling Do Not Disturb) on OS X:
Don Downs is a Book Yourself Solid® Certified Coach with a passion for making the world a better place. He loves helping coaches and other "heart-centered" entrepreneurs focus on doing the right things at the right time so that they can get more clients, make more money, and have more fun in their business.
And yeah, sometimes that means implementing some technology-based tools to help out.