Conversations with the Experts
HOSTED by Life Coach Mary
Recorded October 24, 2006
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Does your inbox have 200 unread messages?
Do you have an even bigger backlog of "I'll reply to this someday" messages?
Are you addicted to email?
Do you hate your email, yet can't drag yourself away?
Does each 5-minute email check turn into a multi-hour time waster?
Overcoming Email Overload for the Self-Employed
How much time do you spend on email? 30 minutes a day? That's three work-weeks a year. Three weeks spent relating to your computer, instead of your life, job, friends, family, and colleagues. I'm routinely buried in email. Forty messages came in yesterday. At three minutes apiece,another two hours gone. A three day vacation leads into a nightmare of 500 backlogged messages when I return. So much for vacations being relaxing. To find out what email's costing you, take the free assessment at (http://www.steverrobbins.com/overcomingoverload/overload-assessment.htm)
In 29 years of using email, he's learned a lot about controlling it. Most people look for techie solutions--email plug-ins that will magically help. They won't. The key is knowing how to approach email psychologically. When do you choose not to respond? When do you respond, but drag it out so a "chatty Kathy" doesn't monopolize your inbox?
By listening to this recorded presentation, you will learn the mindset for mastering email overload:
* Why it's not your fault you can't keep up, but it is up to you to take charge.
* How to smile at an overflowing inbox.
* How the changing dynamics of email means we have to change our own habits.
* Streamline your email reading with a step-by-step approach.
* Tips on how to read, file, and retrieve messages faster.
This teleclass will use examples drawn from self-employed, small business issues. If you are a corporate employee or business owner, you will find the ideas transfer quite nicely.
ABOUT STEVER ROBBINS
Stever Robbins has been using email since 1977, and overwhelmed by it since 1998. His coping strategies, first published in Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge, have been translated into several languages and shared with hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Stever has founded or been part of the initial team of nine startups over 25 years, including three IPOs and several acquisitions. He was co-founder of FTP Software, project manager of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card, and COO of Building Blocks Interactive. A co-designer of the Harvard Business School MBA program, he currently works with senior executives and professionals to reach breakthroughs in their businesses and lives. He holds an MBA from Harvard and a BS from MIT.
You can find him on the web at http://www.SteverRobbins.com.