Take Control Of Your Email

Ever feel like you’re drowning in e-mail, and not making any progress on what’s important? Join the club! I get about 150-200 e-mails a day, and it is constantly taking me away from what I’m working on.

It’s a challenge to find a good balance between e-mail and work. I deal with people who check their e-mail only once a day, and it drives me nuts because I have to wait 24 hours to get a response.

On the flip side, there are people who check their e-mail CONSTANTLY. I was in a public restroom the other day, and some guy was on his Blackberry sending e-mails while he was taking a piss!! Sadly, that’s not the first time I’ve witnessed something like that.. 🙁

I’ve found the constant influx of e-mail beyond distracting. So now I just check e-mail every few hours, and leave my Outlook closed otherwise. Life still goes on, and I get more work done without interuptions.

In the old days, there was no e-mail, cell phones, etc. But now we live in a wired world, and people expect constant and immediate contact – And it’s getting even worse with IMs and text messaging. I actually find myself getting stressed out by e-mail, and that’s just crazy!

Cut the cord, and take back control of your life! Thank me later..

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One Response to “Take Control Of Your Email”

  1. Joel Smith says:

    I agree with your comment, It’s a challenge to find a good balance between e-mail and work”.

    I also get about 200 e-mails a day however my new goal is to reduce the number to 100.

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