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It is dreadfully easy to find yourself on 10-50-100 newsletter lists.

If they all publish once a week, that’s an extra 10-50-100 emails each week (520 – 2600 – 5200 each year).

Let’s face it, none of them is important enough to interrupt your job on a daily basis.

It’s a good practice to re-evaluate the newsletters and ezines you are receiving. Tell the truth – are you reading it? Are you interested in the topic? Are you feeling guilty for NOT reading it?

Unsubscribe from those you don’t read or are not interested in.

Also unsubscribe from those you didn’t subscribe to in the first place!

Clear out the clutter. Free up the space and energy for something more important.

 

© Terry Monaghan, 2013 ~ All Rights Reserved

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Consultant, coach, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur, Terry Monaghan, publishes Now What, an ezine for entrepreneurs and professionals who want to double their productivity, improve their performance, and have a life! If you’re ready to jump start your performance and your results, then get your free tips now at www.TimeTriage.com.

Stop Pushing Email to Your Phone

It used to be that only doctors or emergency responders were set up with pagers that they needed to respond to immediately. And for doctors, that was only when they were on call.

What happened?

When did we all get so important that we needed to be on call 24 smart phonehours a day, 365 days a year?

Your email inbox is a perfectly organized collection of everyone else’s agenda. (See tip #1.) When did you decide that was more important than working on your own goals?

I get it – there are some people you need to respond to with alacrity, and some situations that require your immediate attention. But that most likely only accounts for about 20% at most of what is coming in.

If you are going to use email on your smart phone, at least set it up to be pulled into the inbox at your convenience, rather than having each and every message pushed through as it happens.

That way, you can skim what has come in to determine if anything is urgent at your convenience.

You can also use tools like AwayFind to have specific people or topics pushed through.

© Terry Monaghan, 2013 ~ All Rights Reserved

Want to use this article in your ezine or website? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:

Consultant, coach, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur, Terry Monaghan, publishes Now What, an ezine for entrepreneurs and professionals who want to double their productivity, improve their performance, and have a life! If you’re ready to jump start your performance and your results, then get your free tips now at www.TimeTriage.com.

It is a wonder we ever get anything done!

I keep hearing about this study and that news piece talking about how much time we are spending doing tasks that are not at all productive.

For example – the study that says that the average executive is spending 1 hour a day looking for files that are misplaced (either paper or electronic). That adds up to 6 weeks every year!

Or, what about the reports that the average office worker is spending 15 hours a week dealing with the email inbox (and this is not talking about the actual work – just getting through the average 470 emails each week). That is another 19-1/2 weeks every year.

I did the math. 25-1/2 weeks each year dealing with misfiled documents and our email inbox!

It is a wonder we ever get anything done.