366) Managing The Inbox

Managing The Inbox

In the December 2019 issue of Success Magazine, Tony Jeary (aka The Results Guy) provided an answer to this question: How you can become more efficient when it comes to managing your email inbox. After working with the largest companies and top achievers, his best advice is this:

  1. Leverage the subject line. That is, if the message can be conveyed in that area, do so.
  2. Get it good enough and get it out. Too often people labor over every word and punctuation mark of a message. Remember, generally it’s just an e-mail and not a business proposal. It doesn’t need to be perfect. It just needs to convey information. And,
  3. Use the phone to avoid too much back and forth. There are times when five minutes talking can replace a half-dozen e-mail volleys. Become attuned to when this is the case and pick up the phone instead. It’s a time saver.

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212) The Reconnection Call

If you’re like most, your life is littered with relationships with whom you’ve lost touch. No one is to blame. These things happen. For whatever reason, their life and yours have taken different paths.

And while, you may no longer be on the same life path, there is still tremendous value in these contacts. So, you should make an opportunity from time to time to simply reconnect. But how?

Donna Fisher, in her book People Power, has some straightforward advice: Simply call. Labeling this a “Reconnection Call”, Fisher indicates that it is made for the purpose of “re-establishing a relationship.”

Once we have the person on the line, simply acknowledge that it has been a long time, and then express an interest in catching up. Although it may feel awkward at first, remember your old friend is being reconnected too. So, your call will be a welcome benefit to him or her as well.


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