Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to click to this page so you can start doing something about being stressed out all the time!
I don't have to quote official stats for you to get that email is a huge time suck on a day-to-day basis. You live it. Every. Day. And yet every day, you hope it will somehow get better.
But do you know what? I've been using email for over 15 years and I know one thing for certain - email never gets better; it only gets more.
The fact is, people get so stressed out by email - they do crazy things!Have you heard of email bankruptcy? That's where you delete everything in your inbox in the hopes anyone that really needed a response from you will contact you again <-seriously?!
Another popular recommendation I see - only check email a few times a day. You may think this is a great way to "control" email, but it's not.
Neither is a true solution as the unread messages in your inbox will soon number in the thousands again and the first opportunity you miss because you didn't check your email for hours will have you checking your inbox like an addict again (or on the flip side, hopefully you won't get fired because everyone else has been managing a crisis for hours!)
So what is the answer?
Something I learned a long time ago. You need to put in place a process to manage email. Or it will overwhelm you. This is why I have you start here. On this page. So you can get a copy of the process I created to get a handle on email and all the information/files that travels through it.
In December of 2008, Technolawyer published it as:
Move Over David Allen:
This is the condensed version of the process I created to help me get my inbox under control and my business information, contacts, tasks and calendar organized and I'm giving it to you for free. I have shared this process with many through the years and have received wonderful feedback and gratitude for my willingness to share.
How Else Can You Help Me?
Are you in need of a bit more help than just with email overload? Do you need to organize, streamline and learn of best practices for your office and it's systems? Here's some options:
- One-on-one coaching - I work with you to implement and put in place the systems and processes you need to gain more time and stop working all the time: Set Up Consultation
- Join the next webinar series - where I teach the processes and systems needed to run a successful practice in the 21st Century. More details and/or to sign up, click here
- Host a Workshop - for organizations and companies looking to help their members and staff all at once, custom on-site and/or virtual workshops are tailored to your needs. Set up a call