Washington D.C.: Maneesh Sethi, the Indian-American founder and CEO of wearable device company Pavlok, once hired a woman off Craiglist to slap him every time he opened Facebook.
The CEO’s action has left Elon Musk impressed and praised Maneesh who took this step.
Missing out on many things, Mr Sethi realized that in order to increase his productivity and stop lurking around in social media, he needed a distraction. Sethi went on to look for a person in the Craiglist who would be willing to slap him every time he opened Facebook while he was supposed to be working.
"I hired a girl on Craigslist to slap me in the face everytime I used Facebook," he explained in his blog, adding that the results of his experiment were astounding. According to the Pavlok CEO, he hired a woman named Kara for $8 an hour to slap him every time he strayed off task - and his productivity skyrocketed to 98%.
A photo of Mr Sethi being slapped by Kara for opening Facebook recently resurfaced on Twitter and caught the eye of Elon Musk.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX responded to the picture with two fire emoji. The emoji is used to signify something cool or awe-inspiring.
While Mr Musk's tweet has racked up nearly 10,000 'likes', it left Mr Sethi with more questions than answers.
"Is Elon Musk giving me two emojis the highest I'll ever reach?" he asked in the comments section, wondering if the emoji were meant to signify his "'Icarus flying too close to the sun' moment."