One of the time leaks in the bucket of your days. It interferes with your day. Time passes too quickly. Think about this though. How many “to do” tasks are actually sitting your email box?
Lots more than you think. In other words, it’s not “just email.”
What steps can you take to get it under control and more useful to your work? What decisions are there to triage effectively? You can watch/listen or read for more; I’ve rounded up my latest advice on email all in this one post to make it easier to do something about your email if you need to.
2 videos: (1) on mindset shifts and (2) triaging email – the steps and questions to ask yourself.
1 blog: including the 6 routines to use, and my own as examples.
All the links are below, depending on your learning style and where you’re reading the article.
“I forgot to get back to that client and it’s been 2 weeks!” “Ugh. There’s so much email. I want to leave it and RUN!” “Where will I EVER find that vendor’s estimate?” Too much email.
Not the best way to start your day: stressed, forgetful, and not feeling as professional or competent as you know you are otherwise, right? All because of …. email.? Today, I’ll share 6 questions to ask yourself to figure out an email routine that will work for you. My own email routines will show you how the questions can work to create a routine.
Actions to take if you want to improve
- Block a time later today or next business day to read the article or listen to the video as you go through your email.
- Choose one new idea and try it out.
- Don’t try to implement all of the ideas at once; it’s impossible to solidify a new habit that way. Focus is key. Choose just one. You can add more later.
- If you like, add comments or questions here or on the videos in the comment boxes.
Enjoy making email less of a hassle and getting it back under control!
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