A troubling "modern life" trend is split attention. Distractions are everywhere. They can prevent us from reaching our goals (or, at the very least, delays them). Success requires the ability to place your attention, for long periods of time, where needed. Completing tasks, learning skills, and listening to co-workers - all of these become easier when you can focus your attention.
Mindfulness meditation refines your access to attentional focus. This talk offers quick, no-frills (experiential) introduction to the practice. Learn the skill that can impact all skills.