Taming the Email Beast – Get a Month of Your [Work] Life Back

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I was asked to present at the Small Business Tech Meetup held last night at Zoho Corporate HQ.

Email can be a huge time-waster, but it’s a necessary e̶v̶i̶l̶  tool for business, well, for life, actually.

I Wish I Could Spend More Time On Email

Estimates vary, but the McKinsey Global Institute said in 2012 that an average employee spends 13 hours a week clearing their inbox and that it’s often the number one most time-consuming work activity. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that number has probably gone up. But let’s stick with that number for a minute.

 

Would you like to have just a portion of your life back from managing email? Let’s say you could recoup a little less than half of that time, we’ll call it 5 hours a week, just to be conservative. That’s about 250 hours a year, or 31 days or a whole damn month! A MONTH!!!!

Here’s a link to the prez I delivered at the Meetup with some strategies, habits and tools to help you do just that. Small Biz Tech Meetup August Prez