Don’t Hold Back…let loose on your E-mail
Here are an organizers stats:
currently have 33 e-mails in “inbox” – all are open
16 of those are “starred”
I have 9 folders created for my specific needs
I have a full, balanced life of work and fun. I do not miss appointments and I have not been accused of not giving a prompt answer to anyone.
How does an organizer do it?
I have taken advice from a CIA agent who has many important and urgent e-mails.
1) Set time deadlines of looking at and answering e-mails from friends, family and co-workers.
a) Especially for work – look at your e-mail ONLY 2 times per day.
b) Work or personal – de-clutter the e-mail same day, same time each week
2) Set priorities
a) What needs “starred”;
i) Work – Example: those that need a response from ONLY you;
ii) Personal – Example: coupons or specials; events to attend
b) If you are not the one to give the best answer – forward it immediately
c) Who sent it?
i) Advertisements and specials can be unsubscribed if you have not used in a year or more.
ii) You can politely ask to be left out of bulk mailings by sending a personal note to a person who likes to share all of their business with you and many others.
d) Value of Information
i) May be important later like special dates for one-time events
ii) Make sure it isn’t something you can search on the web later when you truly are looking for the subject.
Enjoy looking at your e-mail again!!