By k | November 21, 2009 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

I get about 3,000 emails a day.
Much is reading only.
About 10% of that that requires a response.
About 1% is time sensitive.

The happy thing about getting
3,000 emails a day
is you HAVE to develop a way
of managing the email.
If you don’t,
that’s all you do.

What I do
is set aside certain times
to respond to email.
I often use it as a treat
for having accomplished something.
I never start the day with email
because I am my most creative in the morning
and reading email kills creative brain cells dead.

I also do as Amber Naslund suggests
and never use my “inbox as a to-do list”
You manage email.
Email does not manage you.

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