If you’re like me, you get well over 100 emails a day. Sometimes 200, right?
How do efficient people lighten their email? Just follow the process below and you’ll be able to dramatically decrease the amount of unwanted email you receive.
5-Steps to Eliminating Unwanted Email
1. Set aside four 30-minute time blocks to get started.
Schedule one 30-minute segment on your calendar for each of the next four weeks; use those blocks to complete the items listed below.
2. Go through your email and opt out of items that you no longer regularly read.
These are things that you delete day after day, or week after week. But this time, don’t just delete them, “Opt Out” of them.
3. Or, even better, have someone do this for you.
To do this, delete all of the items from #2 above; then have a staff member go into your “deleted items” file and opt out of each one.
4. “Delegate” certain email to someone else.
Determine which regular communications can go to someone else and do a reply/forward to introduce that person to the email sender and explain why you should be left out of further communications on that subject.
5. Cut off future problems.
Moving forward, determine quickly if new items you subscribe to provide real value; if not, opt out of them quickly.