Annihilating Junk E-Mails Once and For All
You’ve reached our 4th tip. Wow! It’s been four weeks. I hope you’re already feeling a difference in the way you’re operating. Let me give you more. This week’s tip is important…
Emergencies come about by a failure to handle, on time, what needs to be dealt with. This can happen for many reasons, but it always manifests itself by an overloaded inbox. If you want a quick indication of the condition of a person’s area of responsibility, look to one thing – the state of the inbox.
The rule is: FULL, BACKLOGGED INBOX = UNCONTROLLED AREA.
All our tips are aimed at putting you in control over your inbox. You will find that your feeling is greatly controlled by the state of your inbox: an uncontrolled or full inbox = a short fuse and stress; while a controlled or empty inbox = a bright future and success.
The state of mind of an executive is defined by his inbox.
The state of mind of an office worker is defined by his inbox.
The general state of a company is defined by the states of its inboxes.
One of the artificial inbox fillers is the seemingly never-ending stream of junk, spam or various unnecessary e-mails. Most people use an e-mail service provider that utilizes an effective junk mail filter which automatically removes much of the spam. Most people also rightly use the “unsubscribe” option; but still, even with the current best junk mail software, the stream of junk or random e-mails you don’t
ever really care about does not stop.
What is the real handling? This is going to have to be answered in two parts.
I don’t have lists of do’s and don’ts for you in this tip – just two pieces of advice.
You can’t just accept that all these junk e-mails are a way of life. If you decide this about anything – anything in life - you’ve admitted defeat and you lose before you’ve even started. I think you will agree that nothing is impossible given enough time and money… So, don’t give up on anything! (and, today especially, not on junk e-mails ).
Secondly, make sure you DO use that “unsubscribe” button! Often we get so lazy and we don’t scroll down, read the fine print and just click on that option. But do that from now on! It ends up saving lots of time because you will no longer receive nonsense which you have to scroll over again and again, delete, etc.