Are you drowning in emails? Is your phone beeping all day long? Do you get onto the computer to ‘quickly’ reply to your emails only to log in to find 64 new emails waiting for you?
The above is ME! So I loved reading these tips from Michelle at The Business of Baking on ‘Taming the email beast’. Have a read of Michelle’s tips and leave your own tips in the comments! Liz
TAMING THE EMAIL BEAST
By Michelle Green, The Business of Baking
I don’t know about you, but I get a heap of emails. Not just enquiries from potential clients but also thank you emails, a whole lot of newsletters I’ve signed up for, various adverts from various companies, emails from suppliers, statements and bills…you name it, I seem to get it (via email). I find that with a smartphone, emails are even more crazy because my phone pings and dings all day long, and I stop to read them (skim them) and don’t action them right then. This then means I come back to my desk on a Monday morning feeling like I only really vaguely know what’s going on and I’ve got a brain full of mush.
Here’s a few ways that I tame the email beast:
One of the hardest tasks as a small business owner is keeping all the paperwork (virtual or otherwise!) under control. One minute you seem on top of it, the next minute you’re overwhelmed by it – and email is one of those places where overwhelm happens in the blink of an eye (almost literally). Being disciplined about it – even just a little bit – can make the world of difference to how you’re feeling about running the business, especially in those weeks when it seems like the sky is falling.
We’d love to hear your own tips on how you tame the email beast. You can leave them as a comment below!
This blog post is republished with permission from Michelle Green, The Business of Baking. Visit Michelle’s blog HERE
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