Just 30 Minutes A Day For Email

The timer will force you to be efficient, to keep your responses short, and to respond only to e-mails worthy of a response

This one is going to be hard to swallow, perhaps I could give you the answer in one short sentence.

black and white analog egg timer

In fact, I will. But I don’t feel I can do it without preamble, or else you may be tempted to take it merely as a joke, or dismiss it out right.

So please understand me when I say my advice on this subject is quite serious. And please believe me when I also say that the answer to your e-mail problem is deceptively simple.

You will, no doubt be skeptical about my solution. All I ask is that you are at least open to it. I’m not asking you to believe me, I am simply asking you to suspend your disbelief until you have tried it.

Okay, here is how to do your e-mail in just 30 minutes a day…

When you open your e-mail program, set a timer for 30 minutes, and when the timer expires, you are done with e-mail for the day.

That’s it. There’s nothing else. The timer will force you to be efficient, to keep your responses short, and to respond only to e-mails worthy of a response. The timer will force you to discard all junk mail, all entertaining but-unproductive e-mail, and it will force you to be ruthless about what you give your attention to.

The timer is the only discipline you need.

Ray Edwards

If you want to start your own business from scratch, or just grow the business you already have... And especially if you long to reconcile your desire for prosperity with your desire to have a positive impact on the world... Learn more about me at RayEdwards.com

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