The #1 tip to deal with your email

by Terry Monaghan

Deal with email in batches, 2-3 times a day.

Let’s face it. Email will suck up all the time (and more) you have in a day if you don’t do something about it.

You really do NOT have to jump on every single incoming piece of email as soon as it lands in your inbox.

Don’t you have actual work to do?

So, set up some times you will review everything that has come in. Let people who need to know how you will be handling it.

Then shut it off and focus on your own agenda of tasks.

It has been said that the email inbox is a perfectly organized collection of every body else’s agenda.

How about putting your job first?

 

© Terry Monaghan, 2012 ~ All Rights Reserved

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Comments

  1. I’d never heard that — but it is true about e-mail inbox being others’ agendas for you! I think this applies to ALL online activities… Love, Katherine.

  2. Sue Painter says:

    I agree, e-mail should not be one’s first job (and main job) throughout the day. We get hooked on the immediacy of it, I believe. Good point!

  3. this is great! It has been said that the email inbox is a perfectly organized collection of every body else’s agenda.

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