Here at SaneBox, we love email — when it’s used well. That’s a crucial distinction. When you understand and use email effectively, it can be a fantastic tool. When you and your colleagues use email indiscriminately, it can be a huge drain on time and productivity.
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Email has been a leading form of communication in the business world for years, and yet many of us still don’t use it properly. From email etiquette to creating an effective email workflow, there are a lot of things we do wrong and these bad email habits waste our time and stop us from getting results.
If you want to up your email game and simplify your work life, stop listening to this bad advice.
How often do you feel like a hamster running on a wheel, working hard but never making forward progress? Your problem is your priorities. Not knowing what needs to be done now, what can wait until later, and what shouldn’t be done at all puts you in an endless cycle of struggling your way out of a hole that keeps getting deeper.
The world needs more champions like Devin D. Thorpe.
An author, speaker and blogger for social good, Devin has big goals for humanity. But between speaking engagements around the world, helping nonprofits tap into crowdfunding and writing about social entrepreneurship for Forbes, it’s tricky finding time for his magnum opus: a book on how to solve the world’s biggest problems by 2045.
Before solving the world’s problems, it turns out, he first needed to solve one of his own. A daily barrage of more than 300 emails was keeping him chained to his inbox, unable to move forward on his world-changing projects.
“I found myself just constantly in my inbox, and I panicked when I wasn’t.”