Email, Email, Email, Email, Email, Email, Email, Email!!!
Time to rewrite the book on email usage for me and this completely down to me failing badly at answering email in a sensible amount of time. Ironically you probably have the reverse of this problem and are addicted to answering email in nano-seconds.
Failure is OK, but not recognising it and then not doing anything about is insanity.
One of my tasks for last week was to reach out to those I felt were “fab” and tell them so. Trust me I got some odd replies, however one was Chris Ducker from virtualbusinesslifestyle.com.
I’m not going to include what I wrote and only part of his reply, put it this way I’d have not replied to it and credit to the chap, he did.
This was his reply:
Thanks again, and stay tuned – lots of great stuff coming up!!! :-)
Q: Why is this email 3 sentences or less?
A: Click here to find out!
Chris C. Ducker
The main contents of the reply is irrelevant to this article, what is, is in the link here:
Although receiving and replying to email is an important part of my business, I feel it should not BE my business. So, I now treat all email from this blog like SMS text messages from friends. Since it’s too hard to count and limit myself to a number of letters, I simply count sentences instead.
The maximum of three sentences.
What I am Now Doing?
Anything has to be better than what I am doing & where I’m at now with email (which is a backlog & a mess).
I have been failing badly and this may actually work! So if you get three sentences in a reply, you now know why and who’s responsible.